Yes, it’s been a little while.
Recently John Winston Howard spoke to the Lowy Institute, defending his government’s decision to take Australia to war in Iraq in 2003. This against massive national and international protests against the US-led invasion of the time, which has since proven to have been based on – at the minimum – poor intelligence. At worst, a lie perpetrated for the purposes of regime change in direct contravention of UN Charter Chapter VII. In other words, an international crime. Today we see yet another retired public servant of that era coming out with her own definitive claims that Howard lied to the [...]
I am seeing a common thread appearing in social media today, following the release of Justice Rares findings into what has been tackily called, Ashbygate.
Today’s editorial appearing in The Melbourne Age. It speaks not volumes, but libraries of volumes. There is a better way forward. Australia has no need of dog-whistling, bible-thumping, narrow-minded political opportunists or poll-driven, electorally fearful and inconsistent leadership as representatives in our Parliament. We need people of character, moral standing and a willingness to stand by their genuine Australian ethos. Australia doesn’t need A change…..Australia simply needs TO change.
Apropos of yesterday’s revelations regarding cockles, mussels and jam, not to forget to mention the Gillard excoriation of Abbott in Question Time, I’m driven to wonder just why Peter Slipper needed to be racked out like so much biltong.
The Drum is always a good read. Sometimes contentious, sometimes fatuous, and often thought provoking. Today’s effort by Jonathon Green falls within the first & latter categories in my view.
As previously stated in this
tome, Bannerman enjoys
partaking of the audio
provided by ABC
Newsradio from the federal
Parliament when it sits.
from the Senate struck
particular chords with the
Bannerman, in particular
All the bullshit starts again tomorrow, this time for an election year. Bannerman really can’t wait! he’s on tenter-hooks just craving the Newsradio broadcasts of the House and the Senate. Sad isn’t i…
While many may not consider such broadcasts rivetting listening, I personally find it fascinating to take in the machinations of our elected representatives. Particularly Question Time over lunch. It makes for some light entertainment to laugh at the ‘Dorothy Dixers’ and arrogantly ignorant rejoinders from the Government benches to questions posed by the Opposition.