Australian Politics

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Morrison announces Marshmallow Storm to fight China

It is a breakthrough technology.  Using an electronic propulsion and launch system derived from Australian intellectual property, Marshmallow Storm rains sticky, roasted, sugar bombs upon enemy infantry. The effect is threefold: The enemy immediately stops its advance to feast upon the confectionary making them easy targets for an entrenched defensive position armed with the Australian

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WA seals border shut until February

Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan has confirmed that the state will remain isolated from the rest of the nation until February once the state has achieved a 90% double-dose vaccination rate: “What is unique about our plan is that it’s intended for border controls to ease at a point where there is no community transmission

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More Morrison corruption engulfs another MP

Recall that the Victorian Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) is currently investigating the branch-stacking activities of Adem Somyurek and his allies within the Victorian Labor Party. IBAC has already forced the resignation of Victorian MP Luke Donnellan who became the fourth minister to stand down after his former factional leader Adem Somyurek and allies Marlene

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Toxic Morrison 2022 is Toxic Keating 1996

The election is set for May, 2022: The federal election is most likely to be held in May next year, with the Morrison government preparing to fight the poll on an expected economic bounce-back from COVID-19. The public service in Canberra is undertaking preparatory work for an April budget, with bureaucrats being told to be

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Victoria’s ICU system “so close to a crisis, it’s not funny”

A week ago, The Age published an article  claiming Victoria’s hospital system is “buckling under the strain of coronavirus”: Figures in the department’s annual report and others point to a health system under severe stress, with patients waiting months – and sometimes years – for vital services… Australian Medical Association state president Roderick McRae predicted pressure

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Perrottet demands federal help to abolish stamp duty

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet has admitted that his plan to replace stamp duty with land taxes is dead without the federal government providing funding assistance to facilitate reform: Mr Perrottet said federal tax policy settings punished states that tried to overhaul their own arrangements. Existing arrangements would “completely penalise” NSW residents if his government embarked

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Toxic Morrison on how to lose friends and enrage people

This is a classic personality disorder in action. It could be Borderline or Psychopathic or Narcissistic, the definitions are not strict. What such a person does is undermine, divide and create allegiances within a group that needs to be working together: Emmanual Macron is furious after Australia cancelled a $90-billion-dollar submarine deal, instead negotiating a

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Over half of JobKeeper paid to firms that failed turnover test

Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) analysis has found JobKeeper payments worth $38 billion went to businesses that did not suffer sustained downturns below threshold levels. This was from a sample of $72 billion of JobKeeper spending examined by the PBO, meaning 53% of taxpayer subsidies were paid to firms that did not meet turnover thresholds. Of

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Why the world hates the Liar from the Shire

Paul Kelly is prostrate at the Coalition alter today: Scott Morrison misled Emmanuel Macron over the submarine issue and Macron’s fury has become a political tornado – it has driven Joe Biden into full-scale appeasement of the French and has become a damaging issue for Morrison over truth and trust. The real danger here is

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Developers lampoon Ponzi Perrottet’s “irresponsible” immigration plan

Last month, NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet declared himself “someone who believes in a big NSW” and promised to lobby Prime Minister Scott Morrison to significantly lift the migrant intake: “We’re going to have a real discussion [about] catching up some of those numbers that we’ve lost during this pandemic,” Mr Perrottet said on Wednesday, echoing

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No longer the useful idiot: The Guardian rolls on immigration

For years we watched in dismay as the left-leaning Guardian defended Australia’s mass immigration program, arguing that immigration doesn’t suppress wages and doesn’t strain infrastructure, among other things. The Guardian’s economic poster boy, Greg Jericho, also likened any criticism of Australia’s immigration program to “racism” and “dog whistling”: “Immigration – because there are many desperate

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World leaders nail the Liar from the Shire

The Australian is in full damage-control mode for the Liar from the Shire today: Notice that most of it is attempted deflection or blame-shifting not journalism. The truth of it is obvious, captured neatly by Peter Hartcher: When the great strategist Sun Tzu wrote that “all warfare is based on deception”, he meant the deception

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Welcome to the club, Emmanuel Macron

Suddenly the world knows what it is like to be an Australian voter: President Emmanuel Macron says his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison lied to him on the submarine pact with the U.S. and the U.K. …Asked if he thought that Morrison had lied to him in the past few months, Macron said, “I don’t think”

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Sydney’s wealthy East says “no” to migrants

In the decade leading up to COVID, the frequency of #SardineSydney stories in the mainstream media escalated as the city’s population swelled way above the capacity of the road, public transport and housing systems. This led to a revolt by both residents and NSW politicians alike, who wanted the federal government to slash Australia’s immigration

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NSW Opposition calls for vaccine segregation

NSW’s vaccine rollout is well advanced with 86.2% of the state’s 12+ population already double-vaccinated and the 90% threshold expected to be hit this week. This would make NSW one of the most highly vaccinated jurisdictions in the world. NSW’s active cases have also plummeted to three month lows with the outbreak seemingly improving everyday

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More experts urge Victoria to drop vaccine segregation

Yesterday I reported how multiple public health experts have questioned the need to lock unvaccinated people out of services once 90% of Victorians aged 12-plus are fully vaccinated. Premier Daniel Andrews has indicated people who aren’t vaccinated against COVID-19 may be barred from accessing all but the most basic services until 2023: “Whether it’s a

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Coalition finally admits CGT discount locks FHBs out of housing

Recall that Labor’s Bill Shorten promised to halve the capital gains tax (CGT) discount, aw well as restrict negative gearing to new builds, in the lead-up to the past two elections. Labor lost the election both times following a fierce scare campaign from the property lobby and the captured Coalition Government. More than two years

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Public health experts warn against Dan’s draconian vaccine segregation

Public health experts have questioned the need to lock unvaccinated people out of services once 90% of Victorians aged 12-plus are fully vaccinated. Premier Daniel Andrews has indicated people who aren’t vaccinated against COVID-19 may be barred from accessing all but the most basic services until 2023: “Whether it’s a bookshop, a shoe shop, a

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Even The Guardian wants Labor to reset Australian immigration

For years we have watched The Guardian defend Australia’s mass immigration program, arguing that immigration doesn’t suppress wages and doesn’t strain infrastructure, among other things. The Guardian’s economic poster boy, Greg Jericho, has also likened any criticism of Australia’s immigration program to “racism” and “dog whistling”: “Immigration – because there are many desperate to hate

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Immigration charlatans capture Australia’s political system

Hot on the heels of Crispin Hull’s comprehensive weekend demolition of Australia’s cabal of mass immigration charlatans, which have shamelessly captured Australia’s political system, Judith Sloan has entered the fold delivering a similar rebuke: Of all the public policy areas in which the views of ordinary folk are continuously trampled by the preferences of the

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Truth is dead. Long live the fakenet

Truth is dead and buried. It’s was killed by four blows to the head. The first and worst (also the best) is the internet which is the structural driver. Access to unlimited information has substituted authority, consensus and evidence with identity, fragmentation and narrative. The second and perhaps outright worst is the rise of post-modernity,

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Crispin Hull destroys immigration charlatans

The Canberra Times’ Crispin Hull has comprehensively destroyed Australia’s cabal of mass immigration charlatans, which have shamelessly captured Australia’s political system: Several events in the past week neatly illustrate what is rotten in the state of Australian politics and policy-making. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has told an Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry event that he

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United Australia Frankenstein slays Coalition re-election hopes

Careful what you wish for. After years of breathing life into woke-hating, coal-loving loons, the Murdoch press has birthed a Coalition Frankenstein monster: An exclusive Newspoll conducted for The Australian shows popular support for the Liberal-Nationals falling two points to 35 per cent, the lowest level of support recorded this term. That spike can only

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Sly ScoMo hides car park rorts

The Morrison Government has been accused of ‘hiding’ information over the $660 million commuter car park fund, which Labor argues was “wholesale rorting”. Set up in 2018 as part of the Urban Congestion Fund, the project was intended to construct car parks near urban railway stations. However, the Auditor-General found that none of the 47

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Labor, unions: Temporary migration surge will crush wages

Labor and the unions have tentatively pushed back against plans to quickly reboot Australia’s immigration program, arguing that flooding the nation with temporary migrants will crush wage growth: Opposition immigration spokeswoman Kristina Keneally, citing Dr Lowe, said high levels of temporary migration had contributed to Australia’s sluggish wage growth. “We need a migration system that

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Sly ScoMo blocks debate on anti-corruption bill

In the lead up to the last federal election Prime Minister Scott Morrison promised a national anti-corruption commission. Instead, the Morrison Government has put forward a farcical model that experts believe will actually “hide corruption, not expose it”. Now Scott Morrison has blocked Independent MP Helen Haines’ attempt to debate the “fundamental flaws” in the

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Fairfield mayor rejects Ponzi Perrottet’s immigration push

The Mayor of Western Sydney LGA, Frank Carbone, has categorically rejected Dominic “Ponzi” Perrottet’s call to double the nation’s immigration intake to 400,000. Carbone appeared on the Today Show yesterday (video below) where he stated categorically that Fairfield and Western Sydney cannot cope with such extreme growth, which would destroy housing affordability, put undue strain

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Labor squibs immigration debate

Labor’s Home Affairs spokesperson Kristina Keneally on Friday broke her silence on the immigration debate, dropping motherhood statements that Australia needs a migration program “that supports good, secure jobs for Australians – that stamps out wage theft and exploitation”: “As we start to open to the world again, where is Mr Morrison’s plan for re-starting