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For Turnbull, Dastyari is a gift that keeps on giving

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The issue we face isn’t Turnbull, Abbott Shorten or Sam Dastyari the problem is the paucity of media and it’s self indulgent approach to presenting only some  facts and carefully avoiding others as Tony Walker does here.

1) The LNP accepted donations from the same Chinese gentleman as the ALP

2) His Chinese staff member is currently working for John Alexander in Bennelong

3) Until busted the LNP accepted a swathe of Rolex watches as gifts valued at $250K from a Chinese developer “Tony Abbott returned a Rolex given to him by a Chinese billionaire …

4) The Chines government has every reason to be “pissed off “with the quality of the Australian Press which we have seen and Malcolm Turnbull’s use of it in the abuse of the China Australia  diplomatic relationship for simplistic and puerile political games that threaten an otherwise stable and mutually beneficial friendship between the two countries. Trump couldn’t have done better

One might well ask:

Why Main Stream media offers so little in the way of information? The media self indulgence can be seen clearly see here just read this article.  For what it’s worth the banner might as well have said:

For Shorten, Abbott is a gift that keeps on giving

 

For Turnbull, Dastyari is a gift that keeps on giving

Australia still embraces multiculturalism but fracture lines are deepening | David Marr | Australia news | The Guardian

The 2017 report confirms:

A citizenship ceremony in the harbour during Australia Day celebrations in Sydney, Australia, January 26, 2016.

80% of Australians reject the notion of selecting immigrants by race,
85% believe multiculturalism is good for this country. “It’s a very strong brand,” says Markus. “You even go to rural areas and get amazing majorities of people who think it’s good for Australia.”
74% reject the idea of selecting immigrants by religion, and
56% of us believe the number of migrants Australia takes each year is either about right or too low.

Australia still embraces multiculturalism but fracture lines are deepening | David Marr | Australia news | The Guardian

Australia Has a Climate Change Lesson for the World – The New York Times

That this is the best we can do — indeed that this is a relative triumph for Mr. Turnbull — illustrates just how tangled Australia’s climate politics have become. The country has taken a long, hard look at every warning about the costs of delayed climate action and ignored them all. And, subsequently, it has paid for those costs through high energy prices and curtailed investment.

via Australia Has a Climate Change Lesson for the World – The New York Times

Punishing people for poverty won’t make the complexities go away | Catherine Yeomans | Society | The Guardian

The government’s proposed welfare reforms will push already vulnerable people further into poverty and increase stigma around addiction

Source: Punishing people for poverty won’t make the complexities go away | Catherine Yeomans | Society | The Guardian

Media’s fatal gambit – » The Australian Independent Media Network

This was glaringly apparent during the election campaign and final outcome in the United Kingdom. Jeremy Corbyn was mercilessly savaged and smeared relentlessly. Phrases such as ‘being dirty’, ‘scruffy’, a ‘dangerous Marxist’, and even an ‘IRA terrorist sympathizer’ were used.. Rich words coming from the press when Theresa May is now in bed with a little known terrorist group from Ireland. Of course, media won`t talk about this though! That narrative is not for public ears!

Source: Media’s fatal gambit – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Australian woman ‘strip-searched and jailed’ in Hawaii after US border checks

A Melbourne woman bound for a holiday in the United States claims she was strip-searched, locked up in a federal prison and sent back to Australia by border officials.

Source: Australian woman ‘strip-searched and jailed’ in Hawaii after US border checks

Australian oil well leaked into ocean for months – but spill kept secret | Environment | The Guardian

Offshore oil and gas regulator says there was a 10,500-litre spill in April 2016 but refuses to reveal where it occurred or company responsible

Source: Australian oil well leaked into ocean for months – but spill kept secret | Environment | The Guardian

Australia’s biggest emitters opt to ‘wait and see’ over Emissions Reduction Fund

A survey of executives in high-emitting industries such as mining and electricity generation suggests they are not engaging with the government’s flagship policy to cut greenhouse emissions.

Source: Australia’s biggest emitters opt to ‘wait and see’ over Emissions Reduction Fund

Australians are among the luckiest people on earth. What are we so angry about? | Brigid Delaney’s diary | Opinion | The Guardian

On Anzac Day, at the airport, everywhere: the levels of vitriol in our personal and public lives need to be called out. It’s just not a clever way to talk to each other

Source: Australians are among the luckiest people on earth. What are we so angry about? | Brigid Delaney’s diary | Opinion | The Guardian

Murdoch Takeover Of Sky Would Undermine British Broadcasting Standards, Joint Report Shows

Media Matters, in partnership with global activism group Avaaz, submitted a report to U.K.’s chief broadcasting regulator, Ofcom, detailing the risks Rupert Murdoch’s desired takeover of British satellite broadcasting company Sky poses to British broadcasting standards. On March 16, U.K. Culture Secretary Karen Bradley had referred Murdoch’s take

Source: Murdoch Takeover Of Sky Would Undermine British Broadcasting Standards, Joint Report Shows