Liar engulfed by orgy of sleaze and corruption

The orgy of sleaze and corruption overseen by the Liar has no bottom:

Scott Morrison is fighting to regain political control after Education Minister Alan Tudge stood aside over abuse allegations and the deferral of key parts of the government’s legislative agenda including promised religious freedom protections.

At the end of a fortnight dominated by Coalition MPs crossing the floor, the Prime Minister on Thursday ordered an investigation into allegations Mr Tudge was at times abusive during a 2017 affair with former staffer Rachelle Miller.

Why not just implement the 28 recommendations of the Jenkins Review and install an ICAC immediately. We all know why. The Liar’s pit has no bottom:

Natalie Baini, the former Liberal who will run as an independent in the Sydney seat of Reid, has blasted the culture of her former party, claiming her political career was thwarted after she raised concerns about the alleged conduct of a married Coalition minister she had been in a relationship with.

In the wake of this week’s release of the Jenkins review, Baini said she decided to speak out about her experience and call out the “Liberal party playbook”, where complaints were allegedly ignored by senior party leaders, and female complainants often discredited.

No bottom at all:

West Australian state Nationals MP and former federal party vice-president James Hayward has been granted bail after being charged with child sexual abuse offences.

Hayward, who was elected to WA’s parliament earlier this year, is facing multiple charges relating to an eight-year-old girl including persistent sexual conduct.

No bottom anywhere in sight. Tough on borders amid a pandemic? Lol:

There are fresh questions over a quarantine business scheme set up by close friends of the prime minister, with conflicting stories emerging about Scott Morrison’s involvement.

Yesterday Sky News revealed the new information which calls into question statements from the Prime Minister’s Office that he knew nothing of a contract awarded without tender to a company run by close associates Scott Briggs and David Gazard.

The $80,000 contract was awarded in August to DPG Advisory Solutions by the Home Affairs Department and was the forerunner to a large prospective business venture called Quarantine Services Australia (QSA), which planned to provide quarantine services.

Sky News reported fresh information that Home Affairs head Mike Pezzullo said “words to the effect” that the quarantine project was “a really important project for the PM, the treasurer and the government”. Pezzullo reportedly made the comments on a conference call with Briggs and members of the Business Council of Australia.

Horrified by their own party, Liberal MPs now just lie about it:

The member for Wentworth, Dave Sharma, is facing questions about claims he made in his local newspaper that he had been successful in getting the Coalition to “upgrade” its 2030 emissions reduction target.

In an interview in the Wentworth Courier two weeks ago, Sharma rebuffed criticism from independent candidate Allegra Spender’s campaign that he had been ineffective in changing the Coalition’s climate policy.

“I’ve delivered a binding commitment to net zero emissions by 2050, an upgraded 2030 emissions reduction target and obtained a guarantee that the offshore oil and gas project pep-11 will not proceed,” Sharma was quoted as saying.

While the Coalition has now committed to net zero emissions by 2050, it resisted calls from other nations during the recent Cop26 climate summit for a more ambitious 2030 target. Instead, it has stuck with a 26-28% reduction while projecting it will beat that target.

They lie because the truth is coming to get them:

There are common themes among many of the independents candidates challenging incumbents in blue-chip Liberal seats. They are highly educated women with successful professional careers, campaigning on climate action and a federal integrity commission. They have all supported the Liberal Party at times but now believe moderate Liberal voters are looking elsewhere for a candidate to support.

Bernard Keane sums it perfectly:

Despite plenty of warnings, the laziness and complacency of self-described Liberal “moderates” has created a political vacuum that is being exploited not by other parties but by a grassroots political movement that is more in touch with the pre-Howard Liberal Party than any current MP.

The threat to Liberals in what were once heartland seats has morphed from a couple of seats — Indi, where the inept Sophie Mirabella lost her seat to independent Cathy McGowan in the 2013 Abbott landslide, and Warringah, where, just six years after that landslide, Abbott lost his own seat — into a broader movement that aims at the soft underbelly of the federal Liberals.

That used to be its embrace of climate denialism, its subservience to fossil fuel industries and the dominant role of the Nationals on energy policy, and its ferocity toward refugees.

In the last three years, however, the refugee issue has mostly disappeared as a front-page concern. But it’s been replaced by something much more toxic for the government: its corruption and refusal to establish any kind of worthwhile integrity body.

The Liar is running a brothel of sleaze and corruption in your capital city and the people have had enough.

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Comments

  1. I always do the wrong thing
    But for a very good reason
    Always do it wrong
    But it feels right

    It does rather feel like the edifice of this Potemkin Government replete as it is with village idiots, is washing away, doesn’t it.

    The lyrics to Aenima also seem quite apt.

    If nothing else, there’s your Friday playlist from the two above.

  2. Display NameMEMBER

    Is it the case that the two party system is so corrupted now that far too many who succeed preselection are evidently unsuited for public life.

    • There is a degree of truth in the idea that those who seek these roles are likely to be amongst those most unsuited to holding them.

      • The LNP’s big problem is young talent with any sort of free market thinking rightly go off to earn money. What does that leave you with? A party infested and controlled by untalented lunatics, unwilling to cede power if anyone of talent comes along with the misguided idea of “making a difference” after they’ve socked away 8 figures in the private sector.

  3. SoMPLSBoyMEMBER

    Mephistopheles works in mysterious ways and has a penchant for destroying the insincere who trample on others and show no contrition.

  4. Goldstandard1MEMBER

    Hey David, great piece mate. You know what would be handy? An easy to follow ‘who to vote for if you want this”.
    So if people want action on climate change (a level that will actually make a difference), no support for property lobby power brokers, less immigration (sustainable), more distance from China, who the hell do people vote for?

    I like the Citizens party but they love China and not sure I can go there. But I will over the Libs.

    • Single issue voting?

      Surely the pressing needs are climate and ICAC.

      On that you have Indies, preference Labor second. A minority Labor government with the crossers pushing on ICAC would be a good result.

      T

          • Hey! Nothing to be sorry about, from any of us. If so though, apologies from me. I’m cantankerous atm, got back last evening from a four day stint in hospital, my first since a tonsillectomy as a kid. Slipped off an embankment, backwards onto my head. In a neck brace and lucky to be alive and walking. Fractured C5, C3-C6 tendons and ligaments damaged. So lucky…

    • Unfortunately, many of the Blue Chip Independents, while profoundly moved after reading a primer about United Nations Net Zero 2050, will also favour the 40% increase in population that LibLab wants to put with it.

  5. So for the last 2 weeks Scrotty the Horrible and his band of evil kvnts have made it all about themselves.
    Popcorn and party pies to the moon