Tag: It’s Time

It’s Time for Australia to Demand Julian Assange’s Release

 

As Australian journalist Julian Assange faces the hell of extradition, it is more urgent and necessary than ever for the Australian government to intervene on his behalf.

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Anthony Albanese: It’s time to seize a once-in-a-generation opportunity

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While the Morrison-Joyce government has spent years ridiculing renewables and struggling to come up with a viable energy policy, Labor has a plan for Australia to seize the opportunities of the age of renewables. It is a plan to build new industrial capacity, back it in with skills training and work with industry to shape change to the national interest. If successful in the coming election we will establish a National Reconstruction Fund to help drive our post-pandemic rebuild.

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Coalition defends slump in latest Newspoll

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When the world judged Australia the best economy and Wayne Swan as the best treasurer the L-NP bellowed they were could do better. Now when world comparison shows an 8-year slide Barnaby Joyce makes out they are better managers. Barnaby Joyce who showed us he can’t manage his own personal life without lying let alone the nation’s is running point guard for Morrison who has a history of being sacked for bad management and inability to deliver. It’s time for his third sacking.

The opposition is ahead 56-44 on a two-party-preferred basis – the Coalition’s worst polling performance since September 2018 – according to the latest Newspoll survey conducted for The Australian newspaper. As the coronavirus pandemic drags on, Labor has increased its lead since the last poll on December 6 when it was ahead 53-47. Labor’s primary vote is up three points to 41 per cent while the Coalition has dropped two points to 34 per cent. For the first time, more voters surveyed thought Labor was better placed to steer Australia out of the COVID-19 pandemic (33 per cent) compared with the coalition (32 per cent). Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said the pandemic made things tough but economic growth and a low unemployment rate were signs of good economic management.

Source: Coalition defends slump in latest Newspoll

Trump is no friend to Britain: time to give him and his foreign policy the heave-ho | US news | The Guardian

Mike Pompeo has ‘thrust a well-aimed dagger into the heart of the special relationship’.

Guess Trump will turn to his new found friend Kim Jong Un for intelligence. Nigel Farage for advice, and Boris for help in a mad mad world. (ODT)

The issue might appear arcane. But Pompeo’s threat, which Donald Trump will reiterate during his state visit, beginning on Monday, sent a chill through the diplomatic, defence and security establishment. In an age of rapidly diminishing influence, Britain still prides itself on its intelligence gathering, counter-terrorism and counter-espionage capability, as well as agencies such as GCHQ and its new offshoot, the National Cyber Security Centre.

This capability is recognised and respected – and is a main reason why Washington maintains a close alliance. Britain brings something substantial to the top table – and that helps secure its place there. By publicly questioning this collaboration, Pompeo thrust a well-aimed dagger into the heart of the “special relationship”.
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It’s been hard yakka, and there are so many to thank – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day

The left of politics is concerned with people who cannot help themselves. The right is concerned with those who can.

via It’s been hard yakka, and there are so many to thank – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The gross incompetence of a mediocre middle-class – » The Australian Independent Media Network

I mean, have a look at this latest mob now in power … can anyone for the life of you recall … even in your own workplace or pub … in rumour or frustrated experience … a worse, more hopeless collection of crooks and fraudsters hell-bent on screwing over what should be a healthy (for everybody), wealthy (for the economy), and well educated with excellent communications systems society … and we end up with nothing but the threat of bankruptcy in every aforementioned topic!

Source: The gross incompetence of a mediocre middle-class – » The Australian Independent Media Network

ABC scandal: If Labor really cares about the ABC it will restore its funding

So now is the time for all Australians to stand up for the ABC, and SBS, to deliver the political support needed for their survival and re-generation.Now is the time for the Liberal and National parties to see at last that News Corp’s ranting vilification of public broadcasters is commercially and viciously self-serving.Were these political parties true nation builders they would wisely roll with any punches from impertinent ABC journalists and, while correcting their errors, would accept that accountability is a free media and occupational hazard.And now is the time for Shorten to put a money commitment where his mouth is.

Source: ABC scandal: If Labor really cares about the ABC it will restore its funding

All the way with Donald J? | The Monthly

Australia cannot stay silent about Trump

Donald Trump is the present spokesman for this derangement, the fear’s instrument and its preposterous embodiment. Trump is a racist, an ignoramus, a huckster and a creep. The human face of our US ally is contemptuous of human rights, the free press and any democratic norm or diplomatic protocol that doesn’t suit him, or which he thinks can be trashed to his political advantage. In addition to the trade war he recently started, the US under Trump’s “America First” banner has handed China undreamed of high ground and momentous strategic gifts by retreating from its role as Asia’s security provider. The Trans Pacific Partnership on which Australian governments set so much store, Trump knocked on the head. He flirts with authoritarian thugs while attacking, mocking and undermining democratic allies and institutions of the so-called rules-based international order. He has demolished truth, or what was left of it. He may even be Vladimir Putin’s stooge.

All the way with Donald J? | The Monthly