Tag: Morrison

Postpone the poll: why the Coalition is suddenly looking rattled | Australian politics | The Guardian

Australia’s deputy prime minister Michael McCormack and prime minister Scott Morrison

Morrison has repeatedly said he’s a “full termer” and has no plans of calling an election any time soon. It may be one of the few pledges he can keep.

A drop in the polls – largely due to the government’s manmade “women issues” combined with backbencher woes – had already left the Coalition teetering on the edge of minority government, making many MPs nervous.

The abrupt change in the government’s vaccine fortunes – once thought so golden that announcements came attached with Liberal party branding – turned nervous into anxious on Friday.

Source: Postpone the poll: why the Coalition is suddenly looking rattled | Australian politics | The Guardian

Michael Pascoe: Morrison’s mud throwing is worse than it seems

Why do we forget the LNP has a Dirt Brigade that briefs Morrison?

Scott Morrison’s dirt unit – the one that briefs the Prime Minister on gossip about press gallery bureaux but apparently not about alleged rape in a minister’s office down the hall – is worse than it seemed last week.

Michael Pascoe: Morrison’s mud throwing is worse than it seems

Paul Bongiorno: Shuffling deck chairs can’t save sinking ship

His problem is neither Christian Porter nor Linda Reynolds, the two ministers who for different reasons have caused so much political pain, volunteered to take one for the team.

Paul Bongiorno: Shuffling deck chairs can’t save sinking ship

Labor’s Penny Wong, Bill Shorten highlight Morrison government’s gender crisis

Penny Wong says an Albanese Labor government would build a fairer society, a stronger nation and a better world.

In an earlier interview on the Nine Network’s Today show, Mr Albanese said Mr Morrison “doesn’t quite get it yet”. “We need to address gender inequality in our society. That’s why we put our childcare policy at the centre of our budget reply last year. That’s why we need to address issues like domestic and family violence leave. That’s why we need to address the issue of women’s representation in our national Parliament,” he said.

Labor’s Penny Wong, Bill Shorten highlight Morrison government’s gender crisis

Morrison (inadvertently) admits he knew? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Why did Morrison offer Brittany the opportunity to speak to him when he knew “NOTHING”. Does he do it with all departing staff?

Prime Minister Scott Morrison states in this interview that when Brittany Higgins expressed her intention to resign from the office of Michaelia Cash in January 2021, she was offered the opportunity to speak with him before her allegations of rape by a senior staffer in Parliament House were aired in the media. “At the time just before she departed she was offered the opportunity to come and speak with me with Minister Cash,” he says. The Higgins story broke on February 15 2021. Morrison has steadfastly denied that he knew anything about the alleged rape of Ms Higgins until that day. Ms Higgins left Cash’s office on February 5 2021, ten days before the story broke. Why would the Prime Minister offer to meet with Ms Higgins prior to her departure from Cash’s office, if, as he has maintained for the last two months and stated several times in Parliament, he knew nothing about the alleged rape until it was aired in the media?

Morrison (inadvertently) admits he knew? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Prime Minister Scott Morrison: a “tin ear” or a contempt for women? – Michael West

Prime Minister Scott Morrison
The Real Morrison

In his inability to listen to women, Prime Minister Scott Morrison keeps digging a bigger hole for himself, as evinced by his popularity slide in Newspoll and his latest failure to take a stand against the trolling of women by Coalition MP Andrew Laming. Yet the repeated failures indicate this is not just a matter of a “tin ear” but rather a contempt for women, reports Elizabeth Minter.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison: a “tin ear” or a contempt for women? – Michael West

Old Dog Thought- Dutton’s has a send you back policy. Welcome to OZ. I’ve been here 73 years some of us 40,000 and if he could he would.

Former One Nation candidate Dean Smith, who underwent recruitment interview with US-based neo-Nazi group The Base.

Fighting Fake News with REAL; 27/3/21; Aussie Neo Nazis; LNP Men and their swinging …; Go Scooter Go; LNP = Let someone else do the job

Dumpster fire of the vanities: A reality check for the born-to-rulers – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Could it be a wank that brings Scooter Morrison undone? Not the metaphorical kind of Scooter’s self-indulgent posturing or his constant, carefully crafted photo ops but rather a literal wank – a hairy-palmed Lib staffer interrogating the prisoner in a female MP’s office and depositing a pearl necklace on her furniture.

Dumpster fire of the vanities: A reality check for the born-to-rulers – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Government Shifts To Netflix Model Of Political Scandals, Dropping All 483 Episodes At Once | The Shovel

In what it says is a win for consumers, the Federal Government has moved to a Netflix model of political scandal distribution, releasing 3 year’s worth of content all at once.

Government Shifts To Netflix Model Of Political Scandals, Dropping All 483 Episodes At Once | The Shovel

Old Dog Thought- Morrison is scared of the ABC he’s lost Murdoch so he’s turned to Costello’s Ch9 but didn’t perform well there either

It doesn’t have to be this Way: England has 33 gun Homicides per Year (equiv. 182); US has 10,258

Fighting Fake News with REAL 26/3/21 LNP and Morrison are going down a crapper of their own making; Scared of the ABC and Murdoch Morrison turned to Costello’s Ch9; Guns,Guns Guns 413 mass shootings in a year; Fake News

Old Dog Thought- Morrison’s scandals hide the real nature of LNP Politics

Minister for the NDIS Stuart Robert is considering significant changes to the program.
He lost his welfare payments now he’s after revenge

Fighting Fake News with REAL 26/3/21 Is Morrison creating scandals to distract from what’s really going on? King Hit the NDIS in secret

Scott Morrison leaves Christian Porter’s future in doubt, amid reshuffle speculation

Scott Morrison has pointedly left in doubt the future of Christian Porter as Attorney-General, saying he is presently considering advice on Porter’s situation in the context of the “ministerial guidelines”.

Scott Morrison leaves Christian Porter’s future in doubt, amid reshuffle speculation

Rape, masturbation and lewd acts all part of Parliament House under Morrison

Rape, masturbation and lewd acts all part of Parliament House under Morrison

It’s increasingly difficult to keep apace of the torrents of misinformation, disinformation, obfuscation, avoidance, denial and bare-faced lies that emanate from the Morrison Government and its enablers every day.

Rape, masturbation and lewd acts all part of Parliament House under Morrison

What is it like being interviewed by David Speers? Ask the Deputy Prime Minister. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

On Friday of last week, I informed my wife that Michael McCormack would be the guest on ABC Insiders the coming Sunday. “Speers will have him for breakfast,” she answered with a touch of humour. And so it was. A giggling Laura Tingle confirmed my wife’s answer after the interview while the two other panel members just managed to contain themselves. On the one hand, it was hilarious. On the other, it was a strategy that a man so unqualified for leadership was the Deputy Prime Minister of Australia.

What is it like being interviewed by David Speers? Ask the Deputy Prime Minister. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Old Dog Thought- Government outsourcing opened the floodgates to grifters and a need for improved welfare

Local arts and film jilted in favour of foreign streaming majors Foxtel, Netflix, and Nine’s Stan

Fighting Fake News with REAL 15/3/21; Slipping and Sliding Morrison; Ask Jen; Government punishment; Stairway to Money and the basement winners and losers;

Are we really making progress? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Andrew Liveris and the NT CM

Scott Morrison might have been a moderately successful salesman – he has certainly bamboozled his political peers into buying into his pseudo policies – but his realistic concern for people’s needs is absolutely non-existent and every policy he announces is doing more and more damage to our future.

Are we really making progress? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Can the Libs come up with someone even worse than Morrison? History says they will – » The Australian Independent Media Network

When discourse between fair-minded people turns to speculation as to who has been Australia’s most appalling Prime Minister there are four names that are consistently short-listed – $3 Bill McMahon, fellow goblin John Howard, the feral friar Tony Abbott and Scott Spinocchio Morrison.

Can the Libs come up with someone even worse than Morrison? History says they will – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Anger has turned to sadness for Australia’s fed-up women – ABC News

A composite image of Grace Tame and Scott Morrison

Last year, the Prime Minister said he wanted women to be believed. When journalist Ronan Farrow, who broke the Harvey Weinstein allegations, was asked if the best way to honour a woman’s experiences was to believe her, Farrow replied it was better to investigate. To trust — but verify. To listen, really listen. To understand just how much it took for a woman to speak out at all, and then do the work to establish the truth.

Anger has turned to sadness for Australia’s fed-up women – ABC News

Old Dog Thought- The Morrison & Murdoch are ducks stamping out bush fires. To be Woke is to be stamping out burning ducks

(Image: Gorkie/Private Media)

Fighting Fake News with REAL 7’3/21; Morrison ain’t WOKE he’s Unconscious. Higgins and Tamale are simply demanding their generational right to cancel a dysfuncional culture the same as first nations peoples have been doing for over 200 years

Grattan on Friday: Scott Morrison can’t get a circuit breaker while Porter remains

Scott Morrison has a near obsession with control. But suddenly – in the course of only weeks – he has found himself presiding over a government in a shambles, where he is reacting rather than driving.

Grattan on Friday: Scott Morrison can’t get a circuit breaker while Porter remains

Morrison’s media code could be catastrophic for climate and energy news – Michael West

Morrison’s media code could be catastrophic for climate and energy news – Michael West

Climate denial from Rupert Murdoch’s toxic Sky News, Buffy the Vampire Slayer from Junkee. This sort of “news” will be on display on Google News Showcase as a result of the government’s regressive new media laws. It is a travesty for journalism and dangerous to climate and energy transition, writes Giles Parkinson, founder of independent media site Renew Economy.

Morrison’s media code could be catastrophic for climate and energy news – Michael West

“Don’t tell me her name…” – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Now Three accusers Morrison not interested in their names

Journalist: A second woman has been raped. Prime Minister: I don’t need to know who that is. Imagine for one moment the tremendous privilege Mr Morrison enjoys that allows him to choose not to know. By any measure this is a bizarre reaction to such news, and one wonders why the Prime Minister felt compelled to let everyone know that he doesn’t know the name of the second victim, and, even more oddly, that he does not need to know.

“Don’t tell me her name…” – » The Australian Independent Media Network

A tale of two wrongs: A rape and the Prime Minister’s response – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Another thought At some time in the human narrative… in our history, man declared himself superior to women. It must have been an accident, or at least an act of gross stupidity. But that’s men for you. ( John Lord )

A tale of two wrongs: A rape and the Prime Minister’s response – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Old Dog Thought- Was there a time when a government cared, served us all rather than serviced us all while we slept? We are managed like Brittany was.

Fighting Fake News with REAL 21/2/21; PM caught delivering Fake Realities He’s full of something and it’s not remorse or empathy

From parliamentary rape allegation to energy policy: Morrison’s bad week

You wouldn’t necessarily know it from a media obsessed with posturing about Facebook, but it’s hard to overstate just what a disastrous week Scott Morrison and the rotten — in all senses of the adjective — government he leads has just had. Overlooked this week in the focus on Brittany Higgins and the implosion of the news media bargaining code was how deeply and bitterly divided the Coalition is. Scott Morrison was forced into the humiliating position of withdrawing a key bill — his legislation to push the Clean Energy Finance Corporation into funding gas projects — because his own backbenchers, led by former cabinet ministers Barnaby Joyce and Matt Canavan, intended to make it a vehicle for government funding of coal-fired power stations.

From parliamentary rape allegation to energy policy: Morrison’s bad week

Morrison invokes Chinese walls defence on why staffer didn’t tell him of Higgins’ rape allegation

Former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins on Wednesday accused Scott Morrison of “victim-blaming rhetoric” – as the Prime Minister sought to explain why his own staffer failed to tell him Higgins had alleged she’d been raped. Malcolm Turnbull cast doubt on Morrison’s claim his office only knew of the allegation last week, saying it was “inconceivable” key members of the Prime Minister’s staff did not know earlier. Higgins, who worked for then defence industry minister Linda Reynolds, claims she was raped by a colleague after the two returned to the minister’s Parliament House late one night in March 2019. She has said she was very drunk and the assault occurred when she fell asleep on the minister’s couch. Morrison says he only learned of the rape allegation this week and his office only “became aware of this issue on February 12 of this year.”

Morrison invokes Chinese walls defence on why staffer didn’t tell him of Higgins’ rape allegation

The daggy dad’s empathy vacuum – » The Australian Independent Media Network

It was no surprise to hear that Morrison’s government paid $190,000 of taxpayer money to an empathy consultant on how best to show drought-stricken farmers they care about them. Scotty doesn’t do empathy unless the focus groups suggest he should pretend to care and someone else explains to him what that looks like.

The daggy dad’s empathy vacuum – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Morrison’s handling of assault case raises old question: can he be trusted?

Morrison’s handling of assault case raises old question: can he be trusted?
She’s right she will be forced to go

With his government now engulfed in the scandal of its mishandling of the alleged rape of staffer Brittany Higgins, Scott Morrison faces the consequences of two long-running features of his political persona. There is now an obvious and serious discrepancy between what Higgins has said about the role of the Prime Minister’s Office in the aftermath of her alleged assault in Parliament House, and Morrison’s own claims — reflected in material circulated to journalists — that she is wrong. In short, Higgins says Morrison’s private secretary, former Crosby Textor luminary Yaron Finkelstein, contacted her in relation to the matter. Morrison says it didn’t happen and his office only became aware of the alleged rape last week.

Morrison’s handling of assault case raises old question: can he be trusted?

Note To Morrison: “You’re Going To Need A Bigger Carpet!” – » The Australian Independent Media Network

With all the things that the Coalition have swept under the carpet, I can’t help but think it’s about time someone asked the Promo Minister if he has any plans to get a bigger one.

Note To Morrison: “You’re Going To Need A Bigger Carpet!” – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Claiming credit when it’s not due – » The Australian Independent Media Network

A lot can be explained about conservatives’ view by Scotty’s belief that “the economy is what people live in. It’s real.” Actually, we live in a society. Rather than Morrison’s view that “it all begins with keeping our economy strong”, it begins with supporting our people to be strong – facilitating them to be their best. Economic and social benefits flow from this rather than the other way around. Coalition governments measure their success by corporate profits and private wealth. Labor governments invest in the people.

Claiming credit when it’s not due – » The Australian Independent Media Network

When you can’t trust the leader… – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day We exercise our involvement in our democracy every three years by voting. After that, the vast majority takes very little interest. Why is it so? ( John Lord )

The revolving door of Conservative wrongdoings – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Morrison must have known, when he made his announcement one month ago, that there was no possibility of vaccinating 80,000 people in February and 4 million by the end of March. He must have known this, and yet he delivered this message to the country anyway. This is not how we need a leader to behave in these circumstances, or any other.

When you can’t trust the leader… – » The Australian Independent Media Network