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The execrable Jane Hume

September 30, 2022 - 12:17 -- Admin

All Australian states have passed voluntary assisted dying (VAD) legislation. Victoria’s and Western Australia’s VAD laws have commenced operation. VAD will commence in Tasmania on 23 October 2022, South Australia on 31 January 2023, Queensland on 1 January 2023, and New South Wales on 28 November 20231.

Becoming Women’s Weekly

September 18, 2022 - 15:10 -- Admin

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) reportedly sent 27 people over to the UK to ‘cover’ the death of Queen Elizabeth II1, despite Steve Cannane and Isabella Higgins being assigned to the European Bureau of the ABC in the middle of 20212.

Hospital 2

September 12, 2022 - 10:41 -- Admin

At the risk of boring people to tears, this is a short exposition of my time in hospital after my surgery. I cannot remember much of the first few hours after the surgery which I was told only lasted about two hours. One of the first memories I have is of me having a lunch of sandwiches (I think they were tuna, lettuce and tomato). Some time later, the physiotherapist arrived with a few nurses to try to get me to stand up.


September 4, 2022 - 16:32 -- Admin

Things have been a bit quiet on the blog for well over a week. That is mostly because I have been in hospital.

Why now?

August 25, 2022 - 08:21 -- Admin

As has been widely reported former Prime Minister Scott Morrison was sworn in as assorted ministers mostly without his colleagues’ knowledge1. Morrison’s lust for secrecy immediately makes one suspicious. His accumulation of ministerial appointments (health, finance, industry, science, energy and resources, home affairs and treasury) could have passed with little comment if he had been open about them.

Dim Tim burnt

August 23, 2022 - 19:04 -- Admin

The appalling Victorian state Liberal member for Kew, Tim Smith1, hit the headlines last year when he crashed his car into a house while driving with almost three times the legal blood-alcohol limit (breath test reading of 0.131)2. Because of ordure he got himself into, he has said he will be leaving politics at the next Victorian state election2, which is due in November this year, in a little over two months3. 

More Morrison lies

August 17, 2022 - 14:20 -- Admin

I had hoped that I would not feel compelled to write something about the vacant narcissistic buffoon that is former Prime Minister Scott Morrison, now he is no longer in government. But, here we are. The Labor Party’s main weapon against the Liberal Party has excreted in his own nest, again.

Colin Boyce, the wiggler: Part 2

August 16, 2022 - 07:40 -- Admin

This is a continuation of the commentary on the maiden speech by the member for Flynn, Colin Boyce1. The reason I have divided this into two parts is because to not do so would have made the item a bit too long. In the first part, I concentrated on his climate denialism and showed how that part of his speech contained numerous lies2. Here I deal with some of the other, slightly more peripheral, lies.