Tag: MIA

The Real Opposition – » The Australian Independent Media Network

MIA Australia’s LNP Opposition

While the Coalition probably aren’t wishing for a long period on the Opposition Benches in Parliament House, their behaviour so far suggests a different outcome. If your criticism of the government reminds the public why they voted against you in the first place, you’re on a hiding to nothing. While some are offering valuable input and suggestions, including state governments, minor party and independent MPs and sections of the media, the Coalition is fast fading into irrelevance brought about by its own behaviour. We all deserve better.

The Real Opposition – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Morrison’s leadership is missing and there’s no sign of it on the horizon

Prime Minister Scott Morrison seen via video conference during Question Time.

For a long time now Scott Morrison has cruised along on a message that, when you strip it down, essentially amounts to: “Be grateful.” You can hear it every time the government talks about its great success keeping Australians safe. You can hear it every time ministers cite the death tolls abroad. You can hear it every time the Prime Minister demands the opposition support the team and drop its “carping negativity”. But how long can this really pass muster as our COVID-free paradise fast becomes our prison?

Source: Morrison’s leadership is missing and there’s no sign of it on the horizon

US threatens ‘punishment’ for help with Afghan war crimes probes

US national security adviser John Bolton has long opposed the ICC, seeing it as an attack on national sovereignty.

Where did America disappear to overnight the nation we once knew has vanished (ODT)

The United States will threaten to punish individuals who cooperate with the International Criminal Court in a potential investigation of US wartime actions in Afghanistan, according to people familiar with the decision.

US threatens ‘punishment’ for help with Afghan war crimes probes

Peter Dutton: the man who caused Mammary Tromploeil III to lose control of parliament | First Dog on the Moon | Opinion | The Guardian| You can rely on Dutton

Government MPs are supposed to turn up to parliament for stupid things like voting. But when the bells rang for a division, where was Peter Dutton?

Source: Peter Dutton: the man who caused Mammary Tromploeil III to lose control of parliament | First Dog on the Moon | Opinion | The Guardian

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