Tag: Morrison

Golan Heights – Questions on Australia’s role still unanswered – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Australia’s disguised deployment in the assistance of theft by Israel of the Syrian Golan Heights oil fields and media silence. Murdoch’s interest in Genie Oil a pay off for silence. (ODT)

What is the Israeli/US interest in the Golans that has prompted Israeli occupation and such strong support from the US (and Australia) in violation of UN resolutions? The answer is partly settlement opportunities for Israel, but the other is oil. According to the Israeli operated Afek Oil and Gas there is ‘billions of barrels of Israeli oil’ under the ground. Except it is Syrian ground.

via Golan Heights – Questions on Australia’s role still unanswered – » The Australian Independent Media Network

If Scott Morrison adhered by Christian principles, he’d increase Newstart

Illustration: Andrew Dyson

The Ethic Protestism/Capitalism Lost and forgot about (ODT)

You could be forgiven for not knowing this is anti-poverty week. The poor, as we know, are always with us – which is great because it means we can focus on our own problems and worry about the poor’s problems later. We can fight to protect our tax breaks, then get around to wondering about how easy we’d find it to be living on $280 a week from the Pollyanna-named Newstart allowance.

via If Scott Morrison adhered by Christian principles, he’d increase Newstart

True Lies: Mathias Cormann caught by his own department for economic fairy tales – Michael West

True Lies: Mathias Cormann caught by his own department for economic fairy tales

via True Lies: Mathias Cormann caught by his own department for economic fairy tales – Michael West

Donald Trump and Scott Morrison on a unity ticket in their criticism of China – Analysis & Opinion – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Trump and Morrison greet each other outside the White House

Australia’s Shame (ODT)

via Donald Trump and Scott Morrison on a unity ticket in their criticism of China – Analysis & Opinion – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Old Dog Thoughts- Racism, Our Media, Role models and enablers, Child Suicide, Medevac. We boldly stand and accuse China of Human Rights Crimes

Fighting Fake News with REAL;27/8/19; Racism, and it’s amplification by our public Broadcasters; Failure of our application of the RDA; Morrison government’s blind eye to child suicide; Dutton’s lies on Medevac;

How good is Scott Morrison?

The Public Service and the ABC seem to be seen as something very different by the LNP in a Democracy. MP’s become the “experts” (ODT)

Clearly this Prime Minister sees no role for the public service in identifying and responding to present and future policy problems that should demand attention. That role would extend to helping the Government of the day to set its policy agenda. But according to Scott Morrison, any advisory role for the public service is limited to advice on implementation.

I would contend, however, that this limited role for the public service, with its focus on implementation is very different from the role that the Australian public service, at its best, played in the past.

How good is Scott Morrison?

Duttonisation – an existential threat to Morrison? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

In summary, this piece argues that Dutton is resolutely determined to elevate his status and eventually take control of the LNP government. From the moment Malcolm Turnbull’s prime ministership came into question, Dutton believed he was the ‘better man’ to replace him, and that his bid for the top job should be supported by his colleagues. There is no evidence that he has abandoned this lofty ambition. In fact, recent revelations show how he and Morrison colluded in this shameful process. And I’m not the only one who sees it that way. Read David Tyler’s Dutton’s naked power grab in The AIM Network, and Kristina Keneally’s assessment of the ‘man who cries wolf’ in The Guardian.

I wonder how Dutton will react to the recent National Press Club statement on the AFP raids and the NPC event on 26 June: Press Freedom – On the line featuring the Managing Director of the ABC, David Anderson, the Chief Executive Officer of Nine, Hugh Marks, and the Executive Chairman Australasia, News Corp, Michael Miller?

Watch Dutton in the months ahead and draw your own conclusions.

via Duttonisation – an existential threat to Morrison? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Politicians and The Information Age – » The Australian Independent Media Network

AOC knows the archival power of social media. The current President does not.

Now you might argue Trump’s stream of consciousness approach disregards hypocrisy. Maybe. But the wider society (excluding the MAGA cultists) does not. They have the opportunity to look at the evidence and see his thousand-and-one backflips,

Conclusion: The Role of Independent Media

Governments’ reactions to critical coverage clearly shows that it hits a nerve. Whether Spud screams media bias, or Trump screeches ‘fake news’, this should encourage us. We should continue to speak truth to power. They know they are losing the war and so they screech louder. Forward, my friends. Let us show these dinosaur politicians the true power of the information age.

via Politicians and The Information Age – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Old Do Thoughts – Morrison and his team claim to be the world’s most talented.

Why Scott Morrison is paid three times what he’s worth

Fighting Fake News and Griters, 10/6/19; LNP Talent Abbott, Turnbull ,Morrison, Frydenberg, Dutton the highest paid in the world to look after 24 million; Reserve Bank doing the LNP’s work;

Old Dog Thoughts- Australia Scammed, Dutton’s wants us spied on. Morrison says he doesn’t. Turnbull said NEVER;

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Fighting Fake News 6/6/19; AUSTRALIA SCAMMED; Department of Homeland is Peter Duttons Ministery Peluzzo is his secretary and has a history;

How will you fill in your time? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

We have seen three leaders’ debates now (well a couple of us have), and the overarching takeout is that this election is all about Bill Shorten and Labor policies.

After six years in government, Scott Morrison has nothing to say about why we should vote for his party other than we will get him as PM as opposed to Bill Shorten.

Even the journalists are over it. Patricia Karvelas said she feels like Bart Simpson writing lines over and over – “if you vote for Labor, you get Bill Shorten, if you vote Coalition, you get me.”

via How will you fill in your time? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Old Dog Thoughts- Why does Frank Sinatra thing Andrew Bolt’s a Whore?

Andrew Bolt’s Blog, 1/5/19; What you vote for with the LNP & ALP; Why did Bolt support Steve Dickson? The Israel Bolt never refers us to;

Murray-Darling water buyback: factcheck of Scott Morrison’s claims | Australia news | The Guardian

Scott Morrison and Barnaby Joyce

“The information that’s been made available to the Senate inquiry directly by the department makes it very clear that these arrangements were conducted at complete arm’s length from any ministers,” Morrison said.
Calls mount for royal commission into controversial Murray-Darling water buybacks
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He has also said it was the same as the process used by Labor.
Did Labor use the same process to buy water rights?

No. Under Labor, and during the first years of the Coalition government, water for the environment under the Murray-Darling Basin plan was either compulsorily acquired from farmers or it was purchased through an open tender process.

Murray-Darling water buyback: factcheck of Scott Morrison’s claims | Australia news | The Guardian

Old Dog Thoughts- 3 Right -Wingers throwing words at each other

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Andrew Bolt’s Blog,21/3/19; Two right-winger racists arguing; Suggested as the worst recorded in the southern hemisphere; The IPA vs James Cook; Advertising the Sleeping Giants; People want higher taxes,

Senior bureaucrats send a message to the Government and the Opposition – Politics – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Contrary to Scott Morrison and Peter Dutton the advice given to the ALP and the Government wasn’t that indicated by either of them or by the Murdoch Press. They in fact twisted the truth a polite way of saying the GOVRENMENT LIED. and intentionally SKEWED and MANIPULATED THE POLLS (ODT)

The political significance of his interventions are twofold — the first is that it makes clear the security establishment does not believe the legislative changes, of themselves, will spark a wave of new boat arrivals.

The second is that, just as Mr Lewis and Mr Pezzullo were sending a clear message to the Government to stop using their advice for political purposes, they are sending a message to Labor — as the alternative new government — that as long as they maintain a tough rhetorical and policy line on border protection, there is no reason to believe that Labor in government is a risk to border policy.

via Senior bureaucrats send a message to the Government and the Opposition – Politics – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

News Corp attacks scientists assessing Adani coalmine – and ignores science | Opinion | The Guardian

A black-throated finch in Australia

The most notable recent evidence of this anti-Science drive is Scott Moorison’s and News Corp’s attack on doctors who are not to be trusted because they have sworn to abide universaly to the Hippocratic Oath in their application and practice of the science of Medicine to patients in their care. According the Scott Morrison those universal ar far too dangerous left in the hands of doctors and Peter Dutton is in better  position to be trusted with intelligent decisions. Wasn’t he voted Australia’s worst ever Health Minister?(ODT)

Those who question whether scientists are the appropriate people to review the scientific evidence underpinning contested policy decisions may do well to consider who would be better placed to do it and what their motivations for doing it are.
Calls for inquiry as Adani confirms it released contaminated water
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While the treatment of the scientists involved in the Adani review may seem shocking, it is one of many examples of people with vested interests undermining the role of experts in our discourse and decision making. We are seeing a clear erosion of trust in science around the world, driven by those entities who do not want evidence to be assessed, and do not want the frank and fearless advice that scientists will provide given to the people who ultimately make the decision.

via News Corp attacks scientists assessing Adani coalmine – and ignores science | Opinion | The Guardian

Christopher Pyne delivers damning verdict on state of Liberal Party, Australian politics

 

Defence Minister Christopher Pyne has linked his damning verdict on the state of Australian politics to the overthrow of Malcolm Turnbull last August, accusing his own colleagues of bowing to “irrational pressure” from “shouty” commentators and warning this is now an entrenched problem.

He refused to define the “shouty press”, saying: “That’ll just ruin the rest of my life. I don’t need that.”

via Christopher Pyne delivers damning verdict on state of Liberal Party, Australian politics

Scott Morrison’s ‘own goal’ on Warren Mundine creates new enemies and splits MPs – Politics – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Warren Mundine (left) and Scott Morrison (right) speak at a press conference on the New South Wales South Coast.

via Scott Morrison’s ‘own goal’ on Warren Mundine creates new enemies and splits MPs – Politics – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

‘They can’t look the other way’: Scott Morrison turns up heat on Muslim leaders

As far back as 2005 with the Cronulla riots the biggest enablers of those riots were said to be the shock jocks of 2GB and Alan Jones was singled out back then as one of the loudest Nationalist voices at the time. Scott Morrison in fact saw political advantage to be had in encouraging the ultra-right-wing division of the them and us culture wars. However there were wiser heads than his in the Liberal Party at that time who saw the party and Australia in fact as a broad church.

However that all changed with the coming of  Tony Abbott and his Team Australia . Not until 2013 did we see the expanding dark cloud of Islamophobia form across Australia. Despite the miniscule number of domestic events defined largely by the media as terrorist the volume of noise devoted to Islamic hate and Islamophobia come to a crescendo that we haven’t let go of. Abbott took us to yet another war we couldn’t and won’t win, he increased National Security to a level never seen before and now Morrison is amplifying the same providing justification of hate despite the advice of all our experts.

It seems Politicians know better than experts these days on just about everything.. Conservatives have a historical record of drumming up danger that only they claim thay can manage and at times when they are particularly desperate. Wit the assistance of Andrew Bolt who can name 5 cases among 10 million people in Australia’s 2 largest cities as living proof of the danger we are living in. Forget the fact the rest of the world considers those 2 cities as the worlds most livable for their safety.  The fact that Morrison 10 pts down in the polls has re-introduced Abbott’s Team Australia, Them and Us onto the front pages of our conservative influencers for profit MSM media indicates one thing the LNP are not only desperate but incapable of managing themselves let alone the country. (ODT)

Tony Abbott, who oversaw a major strengthening of Australia’s counter-terrorism laws as prime minister, on Monday said Mr Morrison was “quite right to say on the weekend that there is a problem within Islam”.

via ‘They can’t look the other way’: Scott Morrison turns up heat on Muslim leaders

EDITORIAL: Murdoch and Morrison — what happens after Wentworth?

After the ATM Government’s crushing defeat in Wentworth, where to now for the Liberal Party and its propaganda arm, the Murdoch media?

… Rupert Murdoch had helped bring on the coup when he told Seven West proprietor Kerry Stokes a change was needed at The Lodge.

“Malcolm has got to go,” Mr Murdoch told [Mr Stokes]…

… Mr Stokes said a leadership challenge would guarantee a Labor government within a year.

Mr Murdoch replied: “They’ll only be in for three years — it won’t be so bad. I did all right under Labor and the Painters and Dockers; I can make money under Shorten and the CFMEU.”

~ Australian Financial Review, 21 September 2018

via EDITORIAL: Murdoch and Morrison — what happens after Wentworth?

Fact check: Comparing Australia’s income tax take with other OECD countries – Fact Check – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Scott Morrison says Australia relies more on income tax than all other OECD countries except Denmark. Is this correct? ABC Fact Check investigates.

Source: Fact check: Comparing Australia’s income tax take with other OECD countries – Fact Check – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Fact check: Do eight out of 10 taxpayers pay for Australia’s social services bill? – Fact Check – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Mr Morrison claims that there are eight out of 10 income taxpayers required to go to work every day to pay for the $154 billion social services bill. ABC Fact Check runs the numbers.

Source: Fact check: Do eight out of 10 taxpayers pay for Australia’s social services bill? – Fact Check – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)