Tag: Dutton

Old Dog Thought- Abbott’s a declared Catholic so it’s “Group Think Nonsense” Bolt’s a declared agnostic so it’s a “Religion”, Murdoch’s are paid influencers so the case is “Uncertain”. Nevertheless they are all passing the plate to be paid to the same people

Fighting Fake News with REAL, 8/2/23, Dutton and the Voice, Tony Abbott and his beggar’s bowl, Democratic or Value-Based Capitalism?,

Alan Tudge’s Robodebt RC performance akin to pulling teeth

Will Tudge go down as Australia’s worst ever appointed Minister beating Peter Dutton who was voted worst ever Health, Immigration, and Homeland Security?

And at this point, with the discussion of the onus, it is worth reflecting that a pernicious feature of the scheme is that it simply externalised the department’s work to make the government of the day – and numbers in its budget – look better and to garner favourable media coverage. Of course, the stress, heartache and effort borne by welfare recipients targeted by the program well and truly eclipsed any savings in the Government’s budget.

There was not much point in the program at all if it both failed and didn’t win the Government favourable media coverage.

Source: Alan Tudge’s Robodebt RC performance akin to pulling teeth

Indigenous voice supporters target Liberal support

Democracy in Action or wedging Dutton? ” Speak Up Peter” When Indigenous Australians ask Dutton for support they don’t and wont get it. As what they ask for isn’t Conservative policy,

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has also extended an olive branch to the Liberal leader, offering to come up with a constructive deal for constitutional reform in a private letter.

The letter, details of which were published in Nine newspapers, asked Mr Dutton for any “practical suggestions” he wished to contribute to the voice proposal.

Source: Indigenous voice supporters target Liberal support

Dutton is driving the Liberals off a cliff – and his colleagues are passengers watching on

The electorate has moved to the left but Peter Dutton continues to look right.

There’s a cult-like feel to today’s Liberal Party, with too many of its MPs meekly following their leader. As the electorate swings to the left, Peter Dutton continues to look to the right – it won’t win back the voters they lost.

It was never the subject of a formal announcement but at some stage in the past few years, the Liberal Party at the federal level seems to have ceased to be a conventional political organisation.

Source: Dutton is driving the Liberals off a cliff – and his colleagues are passengers watching on

Old Dog Thought- Morrison plays the reincarnation of Christ- “Bless them father because they don’t know what they’re doing”

Fighting Fake News with REAL, 2/12/22, Morrison plays Christ for Xmas, Dutton’s Women’s Party, Melbourne laughs at Andrew Bolt,

Inside the Liberal Party’s debate on how to win back Chinese-Australians and teal voters

Inside the Liberal Party’s debate on how to win back Chinese-Australians and teal voters

Dutton has been telling colleagues that the party should also take an ambitious package of economic reforms to the next election. According to the plan, this would focus the mind of traditional Liberal voters who saw no daylight between Morrison and Albanese on the economy.

Nope Nope Nope and no Specifics other than don’t cooperate on anything.

Inside the Liberal Party’s debate on how to win back Chinese-Australians and teal voters

Federal MP Angus Taylor gives himself an uppercut in a question to Prime Minister Anthony AlbaneseKangaroo Court of Australia

It’s been a while since we had a Prime Minister from either side with a decent sense of humour. So, if nothing else we should be able to have a few more laughs during the next three years.

I recorded the above 2 videos myself while watching the parliament live and I think it’s highly unlikely that other media have broadcast those moments which goes to show how much of parliament we never see.

Federal MP Angus Taylor gives himself an uppercut in a question to Prime Minister Anthony Albanese Kangaroo Court of Australia

Federal MP Angus Taylor gives himself an uppercut in a question to Prime Minister Anthony AlbaneseKangaroo Court of Australia

The Invaluable Contribution Of Tim Smith, Matt Canavan And Peter Dutton To The Conservative Movement… – » The Australian Independent Media Network

And that’s surely the point of Matt and Tim and Peter. They make the rest of them look so much more reasonable. I remember when we laughed at the “Joh for PM” campaign in the late 1980s. I was at Billy Bragg’s concert where he made jokes about it, but then left us with a warning that the problem was that after Joh someone would come along and – by comparison – they’d seem alright.

And thanks to Matt and Tim and Peter, then the moderates like Hollie Hughes and Dan Tehan and Angus Taylor and Alan Tudge and Alex Hawke…

Oh, I see…

Yeah, the days of looking good compared to the previous front bench may be over for the federal Coalition.

But at least, down here in Victoria, Tim Smith is making a concerted effort to make his leader look good by comparison with his praise of Rugby League over AFL.

If that doesn’t get him expelled from the Victorian Liberal Party then they might as well disband now.

 

 

Source: The Invaluable Contribution Of Tim Smith, Matt Canavan And Peter Dutton To The Conservative Movement… – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Interest rate hike upstaged by Dutts’ and Barilaro’s Circus – » The Australian Independent Media Network

“Marxist” teachers are teaching our kids “absolute leftwing rubbish”. NSW Senator, Hollie Hughes, Shadow Minister for denying climate change and promoting fossil fuels, moonlighting as Opposition national curriculum cop, reads from the Republican playbook’s false alarmism about critical race theory and gender whispering being taught in schools. The Coalition sideshow is pumping now Dutton’s obsessed with vetting what goes on in the classroom because it works for right-wing politicians in the US. Marx?

No-one’s sure if she’s talking about Groucho, Harpo or Karl. Having lost the plot long before it lost power, the opposition will struggle to hold Labour, or anyone else to account, but at least it can do some public good by holding itself up to ridicule.

Source: Interest rate hike upstaged by Dutts’ and Barilaro’s Circus – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Dutton, Speers, and that pathetic interview – » The Australian Independent Media Network

I regret that I’m compelled to write again about the Leader of the Opposition. In what was an interview about the past, he told us everything about the style of leadership we can expect from him. Let’s call it “Liberal Negative” to give it a name.

Dutton, Speers, and that pathetic interview – » The Australian Independent Media Network

About “Boofhead” – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day It is far better to form your own independent opinions relative to your life experience and reason than to allow yourself to be blindly led by others. ( John Lord )

Source: About “Boofhead” – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Old Dog Thought- 4 weeks ago Morrison and Frydenberg were telling us ” Our economic fundamentals were great the best in the world” Now we hear crisis has “developed” not “inherited” Watch our MSM attack the ALP and worker’s wages

Fighting Fake News with REAL 15/6/22; Dutton, Gas; Inflation;

Old Dog Thought- The woman the LNP would have lead the Nation works for Murdoch of course

Australia’s Pride

Fighting Fake News with REAL; 13/6/22; Credlin reveals Australia’s LNP spirit; Dutton and Murdoch Goosestep; ABC under Paul Fletcher; Fletcher writes for the Murdochracy; Mother Nature Speaks

Dutton and Trump politics – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The mainstream media in Australia is currently whitewashing fascist politics. It is not just sycophantic, or lazy, journalism. It is dangerous.

Without a strong news media, Australia faces a clouded future. Albanese’s government may be able to repair our Rule of Law protections adequately to protect us into the future from the international right’s authoritarian games. The radical right might lose their hold on the Liberal and National parties. We have seen in America, however, that this form of the right is prepared to play the long game. Journalists that help them whitewash their cruellest actions aid them in this plan.

Source: Dutton and Trump politics – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Albanese’s miracle win mangles media’s Dutton narrative

The press pack are acting as though the Coalition is temporarily exiled rather than categorically defeated, flooding the news cycle with the Dutton-led losing side and ignoring the Albanese Government, writes managing editor Michelle Pini.

Source: Albanese’s miracle win mangles media’s Dutton narrative

Indigenous Voice to parliament: First Nations Voice will meet Peter Dutton’s demand

The incoming Indigenous affairs minister Linda Burney has urged the opposition to support the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

Linda Burney urges Peter Dutton to support Indigenous Voice

Dutton’s response still seems more a case of “victim-blaming” which has gone on for over 230 years. His claim might get onside if they clean up their act is simply that. In what world does The Age editorial see that as change? The Age clearly stands with the same colonist attitude that has always blamed indigenous Australians for their own historical demise and it not being in any way the effect or result of the racist colonial system forcefully implanted on them for over two centuries.

Dutton needs to be more Burney, Dodgson, and all of us Australians more Indigenous. That’s why a voice to parliament is a necessity and not just a promised gift or slight adjustment to our current system.

Opposition Leader Peter Dutton has indicated he may be open to supporting a referendum on a First Nations Voice to parliament, but he wants “the symbolic … to be accompanied by practical responses”. He wants a Voice to “reduce the incidence of child abuse within those communities” and to improve education, employment and “many other indicators”.

Source: Indigenous Voice to parliament: First Nations Voice will meet Peter Dutton’s demand

The great conservative undead: don’t write off Dutton – Michael West

I do believe Mark Sawyer underestimates the loathing all States have for Peter Dutton outside of Qld and then add Barnaby Joyce to the mix.

It might only take the Coalition adopting a new climate target to get back into the game. Dutton, who must know he’ll get only one election, will decide that winning is more important than pleasing the far right. And winning is something he does.

Source: The great conservative undead: don’t write off Dutton – Michael West

Dutton is not what this country needs, even in Opposition – » The Australian Independent Media Network

If Peter Dutton is the best the Liberals can offer as an alternative Prime Minister, then they are destined to become irrelevant in modern day Australia.

Source: Dutton is not what this country needs, even in Opposition – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Old Dog Thought- Morrison won’t lift a finger to save Josh. If Josh wins he’s next in line for Morrison’s job. That’s the LNP Team

Fighting Fake News with REAL 18/5/22; Dutton loses again; Living with Covid is an excuse; Polls; Barnaby Morrison’s Point Guard;Frydenberg under the bus;

Old Dog Thought- Do you pass the Asshole Test

Fighting Fake News with REAL 17/5/22; Morrison abandons the poor; Summarising Morrison; Kerry O’brien for the ABC; The IPA LNP Marriage; News Corp’s impotence; Asshole Test; Dutton’s Hypocrisy;

US delegation to visit Solomon Islands on China pact concern

Remember when Abbott was declared the “Pivot of the Pacific” he turned out to be a Europhile and ignored the title and got rid of Radio Australia. Meanwhile, Morrison and Dutton began to really prod China and he and Dutton have rapidly become the twin “Pillocks of the Pacific”. They lost our biggest trading partner and the respect of the now American government who have rushed in to form AUKUS and are setting up an embassy in the Solomon Islands because dumb and dumber were making such a mess of things. Biden couldn’t even remember Morrison’s name.

The LNP had cut Foreign Aid, They turned Aid into a quid pro quo transactional and commercial arrangement while Dutton publicly mocked the Pacific region’s concerns about Climate Change. As a result, the Americans have sent in the cavalry. However, not only because of Australia’s neglect in the Pacific but their neglect at home. They are about to occupy Australian sovereign territory itself, and guess what we are leasing and paying for the privilege of allowing them to storm in and make us a new global target. Do the math  90% of Australians live in just 5 cities and the American bases we are about to pay for aren’t going to be in any wilderness. America has left the Philipines and are about to relocate here and we will pay.

In February, the United States announced it would open an embassy in the Solomon Islands, part of an effort by the Biden administration to commit more diplomatic and security resources to the Indo-Pacific to counter China’s drive for greater influence. The Solomon Islands said in March that it was creating a partnership with China to tackle security threats and ensure a safe environment for investment in what would be a major inroad for Beijing in a region that US allies Australia and New Zealand have for decades seen as their “backyard”.

Source: US delegation to visit Solomon Islands on China pact concern

After the Solomon Islands security pact and Lambie’s Medevac deal, does the government have any political ammo left? – ABC News

Dutton and Abbott having a racist laugh with the weaselly Morrison whispering a warning ” the Boom is on, the boom is on”. When this event and picture exploded the truth about Abbott wanting Australia to be a part of NATO and not the PACIFIC. It was clear to the world he was America’s “Pillock” not the Pivot of the Pacific.

Dutton’s comments — reflecting a spectacular disdain for the existential threat many Pacific nations feel from climate change — came to mind on Friday. On morning television, he dismissed suggestions that the revelation that Solomon Islands was negotiating a security deal with China — which might eventually lead to a Chinese naval base being established in the small nation — meant the government had “dropped the ball” in the Pacific. “We have a fantastic relationship with the Solomon Islands and we’re there at the request of the government of the Solomon Islands at the moment

Source: After the Solomon Islands security pact and Lambie’s Medevac deal, does the government have any political ammo left? – ABC News

Friendlyjordies allegations against Dutton met with silence

An exposé on Peter Dutton by independent journalist Friendlyjordies has been ignored by the mainstream media, writes Dr Victoria Fielding.On Friday last week, independent investigative journalist, Jordan Shanks (Friendlyjordies), released an explosive video about one of the most powerful Ministers in the Morrison Government. Since then, the story has sunk without a trace. What is going on?

Source: Friendlyjordies allegations against Dutton met with silence

Forget Carr’s tweet, Morrison made it harder for him to be toppled – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Morrison installed a less Democratic rule to stop him from being toppled. The same rule that America applies in its Senate. 51% vote no longer cuts it in a Democracy.

In December of the same year, the population was out for blood. Scott Morrison disappeared (for the first time) while New South Wales was on fire, and without an election on the horizon, many were clamouring for another spill to undo the last one. Yet, a week later, Morrison unexpectedly called upon his flock to toggle the rules, thereby making it harder for a sitting leader to be knifed behind a curtain. It would now take a two-thirds majority to bring about the Ides of March and topple a leader. In his own words, it was a move inspired by “listening to the Australian people”, with Morrison believing that the problem at the top was invalidating our votes. Therefore, he was doing us a favour by making it harder to remove him, who, at the time, wasn’t actually chosen by the people.

Source: Forget Carr’s tweet, Morrison made it harder for him to be toppled – » The Australian Independent Media Network

ScoMo plays Djoko but Dutton buys tanks – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The saga of a tennis star’s visa cancellation certainly serves to highlight the incalculable damage the federal government is suffering as it utterly fails to deal with a pandemic catastrophe which its own Libertarian easing of restrictions helped create. It also exposes a mind-boggling degree of incompetence and miscommunication, of posturing and dissembling that would be comic were it not so toxic to the health of the commonwealth.

Source: ScoMo plays Djoko but Dutton buys tanks – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Killer Robots and the Laws We Need to Stop Them | The Smirking Chimp

What can they do to Australia’s Tanks

Here’s a scenario to consider: a military force has purchased a million cheap, disposable flying drones each the size of a deck of cards, each capable of carrying three grams of explosives—enough to kill a single person or, in a “shaped charge,” pierce a steel wall. They’ve been programmed to seek out and “engage” (kill) certain human beings, based on specific “signature” characteristics like carrying a weapon, say, or having a particular skin color. They fit in a single shipping container and can be deployed remotely. Once launched, they will fly and kill autonomously without any further human action.

Source: Killer Robots and the Laws We Need to Stop Them | The Smirking Chimp

Jailing Former Immigration Ministers: Denmark’s Inger Støjberg – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Dutton and Andrews come to mind and what it was they got away with when Immigration Ministers

Immigration ministers in other countries should take note but the lessons of this case are unlikely to be learned in Australia. Down under, immigration officials act with brutal impunity confident that their callous decisions are unlikely to ever face stern judicial eyes. No Australian immigration minister has faced proceedings for culpability in returning people to lands they have fled, only to endure torture, persecution and disappearance. Or for ruining the mental health of asylum seekers locked in indefinite captivity in a subsided Pacific concentration camp system. They have set the standard, and countries like Denmark have been inspired. Støjberg might well count herself unlucky.

Source: Jailing Former Immigration Ministers: Denmark’s Inger Støjberg – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Transparency lacking in Australian defence policy

What role did Dutton have in “shafting” the French?

With some of the most prominent think tanks on defence and foreign policy receiving funds from companies that rely on war and threats of war, Australians are being fed vested interests masquerading as “independent” opinion, writes Dr Sue Wareham.

Source: Transparency lacking in Australian defence policy

Political ambitions and anti-lockdown protests: How neo-Nazis seek to spread influence

Graffiti in suburban Melbourne painted by members of the National Socialist Network.

If our politicians plead ignorance what do ASIO and the Federal Police do for the nation? How is it that a couple of investigative journalists do the job we ask our government to do? Don’t they keep telling us what they do is to keep us safe from “Asylum Seekers”. Dutton was eager to send Afghans back and keep Nazis safe

Politicians on both sides have called for Australia’s largest neo-Nazi group to be banned as a terrorist organisation after secret video and audio emerged of its violent inner workings and hopes to provoke a race war. Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews said on Monday that the National Socialist Network’s activities were disturbing and warned the threat posed by “extremist nationalist and racist individuals and groups is real and growing”.

Source: Political ambitions and anti-lockdown protests: How neo-Nazis seek to spread influence