CheckMate November 25, 2022 This week,
CheckMate details why a claim by One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts about a recent “staggering decline” in Australian births doesn’t add up.
Fact Check in the lead-up to tomorrow’s Victorian election. Senator quotes ‘incomplete’ figures to suggest decline in Australian births
Source: One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts suggested there has been a decline in births related to COVID-19 vaccines. Is that correct? – ABC News
The suspicious business of Politics(ODT)
Investigations editor Ross Jones looks into One Nation’s finances and unearths some “interesting” dealings.
via Questions loom over One Nation’s finances
Jim Savage, a former state branch president, said party members felt Pauline Hanson should not be both senator and party president
Mr Savage said charging members to attend the meeting was a violation of One Nation’s constitution
Another member, Vivian Schnell, said she could not afford to buy tickets and was unhappy Senator Hanson was running the party
via One Nation compared to North Korea and China, disgruntled member wants Pauline Hanson to step down – Politics – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The Australia Institute calculates that now the gun lobby in Australia spends as much per capita as the NRA.
Yet Australia does not need any gun money in its politics. Foreign funding is also likely to corrupt our democracy. It’s time we acted to remove the gun lobby from its unfettered access to MPs, parties and time we made it illegal for the merchants of death to invest in any political party. The Al Jazeera team should be commended on highlighting the issue as much as for their service in exposing One Nation’s dangerous delusions of grandeur.
via One Nation shoots itself in the foot while our gun lobby takes aim at our democracy. – » The Australian Independent Media Network
Hanson is suggesting what a “False Flag” at Port Arthur? (ODT)
- Pauline Hanson said there were “a lot of questions” surrounding the Port Arthur massacre
- Her comments were met with outrage, with the MP representing Port Arthur saying she was not fit to be in Parliament
- Senator Hanson was unavailable for comment
via Fresh calls for One Nation to be preferenced last after Pauline Hanson appears to question Port Arthur massacre – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The Koch Industries representatives appeared interested in both the rules and regulations, but also how political donations were viewed “culturally” in Australia.
Watch the second part of the Al Jazeera investigation on Thursday on ABC TV or watch the full documentary on iview.
via One Nation met with Koch Industries last year. These are the brothers behind it – Politics – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
One Nation Senator Malcolm Roberts was a dual citizen at time of
The High Court has ruled One Nation’s Malcolm Roberts was a dual British and Australian citizen at the time he was nominated for election.
Source: One Nation Senator Malcolm Roberts was a dual citizen at time of nomination | SBS News
Lightning bolts are armed and ready to be hurled into the heart of One Nation.
Source: George Brandis, James Ashby and One Nation’s perfect storm
One Nation’s Queensland campaign manager, former U.S. Marine Michael Pucci, is a bully and a prat.
Source: Michael Pucci: The One Nation standover man
The implosion of One Nation’s Western Australian branch days before the state’s election is no real surprise. This is not just because we have seen this party self-immolate before, but because the tensions have been escalating throughout the campaign.
Source: Sackings and bitter infighting hit Pauline Hanson’s One Nation WA campaign
Over the years, I’ve had some very frustrating arguments with people. I don’t always find arguments frustrating; sometimes I feel that the exchange of differing viewpoints helps everyone to grow. Sometimes I feel that I’ve learned something about the way that people with different value systems perceive the world. Sometimes, I even change my mind.…
Source: Why Malcolm Roberts Is Right And How He Can Never Be Wrong! – » The Australian Independent Media Network
A quick look at One Nation Senator Malcolm Roberts’ Facebook page is both disturbing and revealing. One thing is clear – the Senator is very much against renewable energy which he describes as “green guilt” driven by “Socialists masquerading as Environmentalists.” Today he “called on the Federal Government to halt the ratification of the Paris…
Source: Quality of sources matters – » The Australian Independent Media Network