Tag: Promises

Scott Morrison regrets ‘not a race’ remark, promises to make up lost ground

Scott Morrison has acknowledged the vaccine rollout is months behind scheduled.

Promises undelivered give rise to more promises. This PM  simply doesn’t deliver anything other than promises. That’s what salesmen do but leaders don’t!

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has expressed regret for declaring the vaccine rollout was “not a race” when the program has fallen behind schedule, promising he will try to make up the lost ground.

Source: Scott Morrison regrets ‘not a race’ remark, promises to make up lost ground

It’s the golden age of pork-barrelling. Here’s a list of snouts in the trough

Bridget McKenzie sports rorts

The car park fund dwarfs sports rorts, revealed by the auditor-general last year. And it’s the latest in a very long list of slush funds, misdirected grants and pork-barrels, many of which are now forgotten. Here’s a quick run-through.

Source: It’s the golden age of pork-barrelling. Here’s a list of snouts in the trough

There are consequences for reneging on a major promise – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day Having the ability to admit that you are wrong is an absolute prerequisite to discernment and knowledge.’ ( john Lord )

Source: There are consequences for reneging on a major promise – » The Australian Independent Media Network

There’s no record of vaccinated aged care workers – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Today we discovered that no-one knows how many aged care workers have been vaccinated.It seems that we do not know how many aged care workers had been vaccinated, as there seems to be no-one keeping track of who has received the vaccine, and who hasn’t. According to the Department of Health, work is now “underway” to survey aged care workers at the nation’s facilities (read: literally counting heads).

Source: There’s no record of vaccinated aged care workers – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Has Scott Morrison changed the script on women and sexism, or is this political self-preservation? – ABC News

Morrison strides down an empty corridor holding a folder

But he came with no solutions, only a commitment to stand with women. It was a reset, a changing of the script. But without solutions it runs the risk of being seen as a political exercise in self-preservation. A spin job. A response to research and polling that is telling the government women are red hot with rage.

Has Scott Morrison changed the script on women and sexism, or is this political self-preservation? – ABC News

Australian GPs concerned about delays in vaccine rollout

More than 250,000 virus jabs have been administered in Australia so far, a long way off the four million Prime Minister Scott Morrison said would be complete by the end of March.

Australian GPs concerned about delays in vaccine rollout

Scott Morrison Giving People The Ships! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Now, I know some of you will be pointing out that Morrison and his band of merry men aren’t one of those who’ve agreed to a pay freeze/reduction, but remember they’re all struggling on upwards of $200,000 a year and Josh hasn’t even announced the tax cut for people like that yet… Mm, if not receiving promised increases are cuts, should reducing the tax you pay in the future be considered a tax cut?

Scott Morrison Giving People The Ships! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Shifting Blame Is a Favorite Habit of Polluters and This President | The Smirking Chimp

“Mr. Trump’s Blame List is long,” reported Peter Baker for The New York Times. “On top, of course, is Jerome H. Powell, the chair of the Federal Reserve — never mind that Mr. Trump was the one who appointed him. Then there are the Democrats, and not to mention the news media. And on Friday, the president added American businesses to the list, arguing that struggling companies have only themselves to blame and are rationalizing their own mistakes by pointing to, just to name an example, Mr. Trump’s multibillion-dollar tariffs and America’s biggest trade war in generations.”

via Shifting Blame Is a Favorite Habit of Polluters and This President | The Smirking Chimp

Dear Tony, your change of heart on Paris treaty is as insincere as it is desperate | Katharine Murphy | Australia news | The Guardian

Abbott told his interlocutor David Speers, because Angus Taylor was now the energy minister, and presumably is not in the grip of EO™.

Good man, Angus.

What is unclear though, is how Angus being a good man with EO™ immunity makes the Paris target any less than it was when Abbott signed up to it, recanted, then clambered back on board it again – but this way lies madness.

Instead of getting frustrated with a performance that could be fairly categorised perhaps as the last stand of the political opportunist, perhaps we should just look on the bright side and celebrate the backflip on the backflip.

Hooray.

Friday’s about face from Abbott shows that political pressure does have an impact.

via Dear Tony, your change of heart on Paris treaty is as insincere as it is desperate | Katharine Murphy | Australia news | The Guardian

Sharemarket Stock broker collapse traps $200m from thousands of investors

Halifax's clients invested in equities in Australia and other markets and a range of derivative products.

Stock broker collapse traps $200m from thousands of investors

The demise of Halifax Investment Services has led to the assets of  12,000 accounts being frozen as administrators figure out what went wrong.

“Halifax was the subject of an enforceable undertaking with ASIC in 2013 following regulatory action by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission over a slew of concerns about the operations of the business.”

It’s not the first time

When Corporations go to the wall it’s the the “free market” when the economy is rocked it’s the the “free market”. When the economy is on the rise it’s Liberal” good management,” When unemployment is rising it’s the “free market” When welfare is cut it’s Liberal “good management”. Someone seems not to have a clue when 12,000 investors are seperatedfrom their money. (ODT)

Great Australian Bight the site of nation’s other great reef, where oil companies want to drill – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Common kelp is seen on the ocean floor while a school of fish swim above.

Now, part of this unique environment could be developed to become one of Earth’s biggest offshore oil fields, with a string of about six Australian and international oil companies lined up to drop exploratory drills into its sea floor in search of fossil fuels.

Despite its relative obscurity, it is estimated to generate $10 billion each year for the Australian economy through fisheries and tourism. That’s about 50 per cent more than its more famous cousin, the Great Barrier Reef.

It is becoming known as the Great Southern Reef.

via Great Australian Bight the site of nation’s other great reef, where oil companies want to drill – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The plan boss, the plan – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Coalition have been assuring us for years that they have a plan for real solutions and that the plan will provide jobs and growth and reduce the deficit. Now I’m no expert, which makes me eminently qualified to discuss what the non-experts who occupy the government benches are doing. If those are your goals,…

Source: The plan boss, the plan – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Defence Minister Kevin Andrews won’t commit to ‘open tender’ for Australia’s next submarine fleet – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) What was the promise Abbott made? It’s easily cleared up except Kevin Andrews seems to refuse to explain it. Will anyone clarify things?

 

HMAS Dechaineux participating in Exercise Kakadu 2010 off the coast of Darwin.

Defence Minister Kevin Andrews won’t commit to ‘open tender’ for Australia’s next submarine fleet – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).