Scott Morrison, the Minister for Everything, convention, and the law
In a statement yesterday, a spokesperson for His Excellency the Governor-General of Australia David Hurley confirmed reports that, during the height of the response to the COVID pandemic in 2020, he had accepted advice from then-Prime Minister Scott Morrison to secretly appoint him to various ministerial portfolios. This post discusses the legal provisions and political […]
No Conor, Australia is not falling to COVID dictatorship
In 2020, American governments decided that it was acceptable to overwhelm their health system, permanently maim a potentially innumerable number of people with post-COVID syndrome, while slaughtering six hundred thousand of their own people in defence of their citizens’ right to go to a Denny’s. In 2021, the Australian states, who decided not to accept this outcome, ordered restaurants to use Uber Eats and click-and-collect: How utterly Orwellian?
Could one stack The New Liberals?
Victor Kline, leader of The New Liberals, an upstart party which seeks to replace the Liberals on the centre, tweeted to those seeking to join the party, but who were unable to pay the party’s modest $50 a year fee ($10 for unwaged people), that there were generous benefactors who would “sponsor” their fees. The […]
About that time Malcolm Fraser created a fake department…
With the controversy erupting earlier this year over Scott Morrison’s decision to keep embattled ministers Christian Porter and Linda Reynolds in his cabinet, it may be worth remembering how much worse it could have been had the Prime Minister not been able to find “real” jobs for Porter and Reynolds. He could have, as Malcolm […]
Abbott calls for “special courts” for returning jihadists
Terror needs to be dealt with. With the presumption of innocence intact.
There shouldn’t be a marriage plebiscite. Deal with it.
The religious right-wing is getting in a hissy-fit about Bill Shorten’s recent comments about his opposition to the marriage plebiscite, especially eternally confused News Corp. columnist Miranda Devine who went as far as saying that Shorten “has no faith in free speech”. There are many good reasons to oppose the plebiscite and few good reasons to support the plebiscite.