Tag: Morrison

Is Scott Morrison a Donald Trump lite? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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Morrison’s National Cabinet served the purpose of his being able to claim credit for any worthwhile policies agreed to, while passing national responsibility for issues like quarantine – for which the Federal government is responsible – onto the states and territories, brushing aside the appalling level of deaths in Aged Care accommodation – again a Federal responsibility – and generally doing little but appearing to be in charge. Because of Trump, the USA has experienced a massive loss of respect from the rest of the world. Recent events have brought out very clearly the extent to which Trump’s Presidency has been a total disaster. Because of Morrison and his stubborn refusal to properly review his policies on emissions reductions, Australia is also losing respect in the developed world.

Is Scott Morrison a Donald Trump lite? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Morrison crew backs Capitol coup

And it is hard to imagine that the recent actions of the U.S. President, which continue to incite violence and terrorism and refute the wishes of the democratic majority, and even the decisions of the judiciary, would ever be repeated here.

Morrison crew backs Capitol coup

When your government thinks banning Trump from Twitter is the real injustice – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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Members of the Morrison government have saved their loudest outrage for Twitter, the social media platform Trump used to incite his followers, and the platform that has finally banned Trump for life. This, it appears, is the great injustice, an affront to “free speech,” and, wait for it, censorship.

When your government thinks banning Trump from Twitter is the real injustice – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The baggage the Morrison government has lugged from one year to the next means that 2021 will be a hard slog – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day Wouldn’t it be good if in our parliament, regardless of ideology, we had politicians whose first interest was the peoples’ and not their own. Eg: Wage stagnation. Massive tax cuts for the wealthiest Australians and foreign corporations. Attempts to undermine Medicare. More expensive university degrees. Shrinking homeownership. The everyday cost of living up. Higher debt. ( John Lord)

The baggage the Morrison government has lugged from one year to the next means that 2021 will be a hard slog – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Pressure mounting on Scott Morrison to ask US to drop Assange charges

Calls are growing for the Morrison government to fight for the release of Julian Assange and bring him home after the Queensland-born whistleblower narrowly avoided extradition to the United States on Monday night.

Pressure mounting on Scott Morrison to ask US to drop Assange charges

War With China So Thank God Those Subs Are On Their Way… – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Perhaps my young dog gave me a better analogy. He’s still at a stage where he’s likely to steal shoes or other miscellaneous objects. When he gives them back without a fight, I pat him on the head and say, “Good boy!” This doesn’t mean that I trust him not to steal another one and neither does it mean that I believe I’ll get it back without a fight… I suspect that many of the Australians who gave Morrison a tick of approval feel exactly the same way.

War With China So Thank God Those Subs Are On Their Way… – » The Australian Independent Media Network

A smarter way for Australia to handle its dealings with China

Prime Minister Scott Morrison is looking to crack down on agreements Premier Daniel Andrews has made with China.

The Age believes, however, that there is a more sensible path. The Victorian and federal governments should work more closely together to ensure that programs such as the Jiangsu grants operate in a way that ensures Australian intellectual property can be protected and there is no military application. Australia needs to get smarter in its dealings with China. We need to work out where we can co-operate for mutual benefit and resist the urge to simply shut down programs in the face of difficulties.

A smarter way for Australia to handle its dealings with China

Paul Bongiorno: PM shirks duty in gold-standard quarantine blame game

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When it comes to the managing of the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia, there is plenty of blame to go around. But don’t look to the federal government to accept its fair share.

Paul Bongiorno: PM shirks duty in gold-standard quarantine blame game

Scott Morrison’s Successful Year! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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Scott Morrison has had a really successful year! I know this, and not just because the media keep telling me what a great year he’s had.

Scott Morrison’s Successful Year! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The mug punter – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Mug punters are usually classified as people that frequently wager more than they can afford, Initially they may revel in the satisfaction of beating the odds, usually the odds catch up and the punter loses the lot. Morrison was, in a previous life, the head of both the New Zealand and Australian Tourism Commissions. He was ‘let go’ prior to the expiry of his contract in both countries. They reckon things happen in threes. What do you think?

The mug punter – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The global context of China’s assault on Australian trade and diplomacy

For Australia, lessons can be learned from Japan. New Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga used his first overseas trip to visit Indonesia and Vietnam. Suga signed a defence export deal with Hanoi and provided a $670 million low-interest loan to Jakarta. Suga also deepened security relations with Australia through a defence pact. Suga is making clear and systematic moves to diversify relations and contain Chinese expansion, yet is doing so without the belligerent bluster and crude diplomatic noise found in Morrison’s public displays. Japan has ongoing disputes with China over the South China Sea and tensions remain over Japan’s security arrangements with the United States, yet the two maintain productive and mutually beneficial trade and diplomatic relations. Former Prime Minister and specialist in Sino-Australia relations, Kevin Rudd, has described Japan’s approach as “do more, talk less”. For attention-hungry Morrison, such a strategy is inconceivable.

The global context of China’s assault on Australian trade and diplomacy

Patting yourself on the back for what? It’s pitiful. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day In terms of the environment, I wonder what price the people of tomorrow will pay for the stupidity of today. ( John Lord)

Patting yourself on the back for what? It’s pitiful. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Scott Morrison’s new vision for Australia accepts the old global order is changing – ABC News

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Australia’s top diplomat, Frances Adamson, have both set out a vision for Australia that accepts the old order is changing.

Scott Morrison’s new vision for Australia accepts the old global order is changing – ABC News

Old Dog thought- Trump and Morrison are the result of an continuous lack of attention to the past bringing to attention our lack of attention to the present. Dan is a lesson learned.

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Senior Republican senator Marco Rubio slams Beijing for ‘bullying’ Australia

Republican Senator Marco Rubio says other democratic countries need to stand up for Australia.

So much for “we stand alone” stance insisted by Morrison. Broadsides coming from America suggest otherwise. (ODT)

Senior United States Senator Marco Rubio has lashed the Chinese government for its “economic coercion” against Australia, saying it is important for a global alliance of democracies to speak up in support of Canberra. The intervention from the former Republican presidential candidate followed a sharp escalation in rhetoric from Beijing as it doubled down on its claim that the Morrison government is solely to blame for deteriorating relations between China and Australia.

Senior Republican senator Marco Rubio slams Beijing for ‘bullying’ Australia

Morrison’s Trumpist dilemma: A credible revisionist narrative is impossible

WHEN JOE HOCKEY, former cigar-chomping Australian Treasurer in Tony Abbott’s government and Australian ambassador to the USA between January 2016 and January 2020, made it clear that he agreed with his golfing buddy Donald Trump that fraud “for sure” characterised Democratic Party voting and that “there’s plenty of good reason to have litigation, I mean it is a complete dog’s breakfast right across the country,” he did more than jump into the unaerated, putrid goldfish bowl. He inadvertently shone a light on the real nature of the relationship between the current Australian Government and the Trump White House, a relationship which exposed the Australian Government as a kind of ex-officio branch of the Trump Republican Party.

Morrison’s Trumpist dilemma: A credible revisionist narrative is impossible

For better or for worse, we are much like America – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day The purpose of propaganda is to make you feel good about the wrongs being perpetrated on you.

For better or for worse, we are much like America – » The Australian Independent Media Network

A new normal – yeah, right – » The Australian Independent Media Network

If the Coalition was serious about helping those who have a go, they would be giving larger tax cuts to those who would value the extra $20 or thereabouts a week and spend it on fixing the car, paying the outstanding bills or going away for the weekend for the first time in years, rather than those who really won’t even notice the extra $20 a week in their bank accounts. Morrison and Frydenberg had the perfect opportunity to make a real change for the better. Did they take it? – nope, of course they didn’t.

A new normal – yeah, right – » The Australian Independent Media Network

A Dangerous, Devious, Deluded, Disastrous, Domineering Dunderhead – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Just as Trump has a rusted on ‘base’, which lets him feel he is universally worshipped – except by the foolish few who believe ‘fake’ news – so, too, has the Coalition enabled Morrison to believe he is doing a good job of managing the economy, the country and our place in the world

A Dangerous, Devious, Deluded, Disastrous, Domineering Dunderhead – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Old Dog Thoughts- Trump’s Plan for Covid is the same as he did for his businesses stopped counting

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Sydney To Open Lockdown-Themed Amusement Park For New Zealanders Who Want The Full Melbourne Experience | The Shovel

Saying they were concerned about the high number of Kiwis entering Sydney but then immediately departing for Melbourne, Tourism NSW announced today that it will build a Melbourne-style lockdown amusement park, in an attempt to keep valuable tourism dollars in the state.

Sydney To Open Lockdown-Themed Amusement Park For New Zealanders Who Want The Full Melbourne Experience | The Shovel

Old Dog Thoughts- Imagine the ABC took over the role of FB and Google when they leave. How would God and his son Lachlan react?

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Next to Trump, even Boris Johnson and Scott Morrison look good | Van Badham | Opinion | The Guardian

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Next to Trump, even Boris Johnson and Scott Morrison look good | Van Badham | Opinion | The Guardian

Old Dog Thoughts- Morrison really is Trump. He’s not a committed problem solver but a political problem creator

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Apart From Quarantine, Border Control, Aged Care, Welfare And Social Services, COVID-19 Isn’t A Federal Government Issue, Morrison Says | The Shovel

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the federal government cannot be held accountable for any failures relating to the nation’s COVID-19 response, reminding voters that apart from a constitutional requirement to control borders, air travel, quarantine policy, aged care facilities, social services and welfare, there is basically nothing it can do.

Apart From Quarantine, Border Control, Aged Care, Welfare And Social Services, COVID-19 Isn’t A Federal Government Issue, Morrison Says | The Shovel

The Coalition protection racket: Why Tudge won’t budge

Alan Tudge, Richard Colbeck and Paul Fletcher are the latest Morrison Cabinet ministers to be mired in scandal, but no one is responsible for anything in this Coalition Government, writes managing editor Michelle Pini.

The Coalition protection racket: Why Tudge won’t budge

Jobs plan must be a way forward, says ACTU – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Moreover, O’Neil cites that the Morrison government has its priorities misplaced, cutting subsidies for people who need it most rather than focusing on a jobs-based plan that can bolster the economy. “Despite not having a plan for how to get people back into jobs, the Morrison Government is now cutting support for the people in our community who have been hit hardest by this pandemic,” said O’Neil.

Jobs plan must be a way forward, says ACTU – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Feeding the Chooks: Scott Morrison’s marketing triumph over mainstream media – Michael West

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Scott Morrison has perfected the art of media manipulation by briefing a select club of Canberra correspondents at once, rather than leaking to individual media outlets. Callum Foote and Michael West report on the marketing genius of the Prime Minister and the increasingly meek mainstream media.

Feeding the Chooks: Scott Morrison’s marketing triumph over mainstream media – Michael West

Internationally, unions fearful of Abbott’s past trade reputation – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Abbott’s chasing his Knighthood he can no longer get one in Australia (ODT)

And amid the current round of negotiations between Australia and Great Britain, there stands good reason for the reunited strange bedfellows of Abbott dealing with the Morrison government, according to the ACTU, for the following anti-worker characteristics: • No adequate protections for local workers and their jobs • Unregulated exploitation of vulnerable migrant workers • Deregulation of public services • and Investor-State Dispute Settlement provisions that allow foreign corporations to sue governments for changes to domestic law.

Internationally, unions fearful of Abbott’s past trade reputation – » The Australian Independent Media Network