The Timor-Leste secret spy trials are not over, with costs already $5m and rising, Rex Patrick writes the Government will be back in court spending more public money trying to censor one of the former Chief Justice’s decisions to keep secret the finding of the Court that the spying operation took place.
Source: Michael West Media – investigative journalists – always independent
There are still many questions surrounding Scott Morrison’s ill-starred time at the helm of Tourism Australia, writes Jommy Tee. Newly released documents confirm KPMG did not undertake a probity audit in 2005 into the assessment and evaluation of shortlisted tenderers for Tourism Australia’s advertising contracts.
From his controversial “jobs for the boys” appointment, his run-ins with his minister and the board, his lack of transparency in the role, and his obfuscation at Senate Estimates it is no wonder that his departure came sooner rather than later.
Should Morrison ever look for a corporate gig after politics … well corporate Australia he’s all yours.
Source: Did Tourism Australia really get a KPMG report, or was it Scomo’s imagination? – Michael West
“He said it, We read it, But didn’t believe it. Until we read it in Rolling Stone”
Is a song that might well be applied to the attempted Pentecostalist takeover of the Australian Government. A takeover that’s been stopped in its tracks for the moment but is not yet guaranteed ended. For them, the separation of powers between religion and the state is an anathema born out of multiculturalism and its attended beliefs that need to be stopped. Conversion and forced assimilation their desired path. Morrison’s second coming of Australia. Even Peter Dutton has taken it on as a core of the LNP’s opposition and strategy to divide the Left. Meanwhile, Scott Morrison is ready to reveal his true affiliation with OAN and its Pizzagate imaginings and origins.
Scott Morrison is continuing the Pentecostal agenda in Opposition, undermining the system of government he is still paid to uphold. Managing editor Michelle Pini takes a look at the former PM’s aggressively expanding cult.
Source: Morrison Courts Pentecostal world domination
So, what could be Morrison’s motivation for staying on? Perhaps his ego is telling him to be patient for another opportunity. Maybe he believes God’s will is for him to fulfil his destiny. Maybe there is another reason. Maybe it’s for the money (though I’m not suggesting it is).
Source: Why is Scott Morrison remaining in the Parliament? – » The Australian Independent Media Network
Scott Morrison is gone. Although he isn’t dead, something is gone all the same.
He’s alive, but he is gone. Gone from our television screens. Gone to pack the barbecued barramundi lifestyle of Kirribilli House he lived in at our expense. Gone from our news cycle. Gone from the front pages of his fawning tabloids. Gone from our mouths.
Gone from the Australian government. Gone from the Prime Minister’s plane that will never carry his swindling, lying, masquerading bulk again. Gone from our conscience. Gone from our lives, from our daily grind. Gone from our souls. Gone.
A greater fraud and malcontent never disgraced the mantle of Prime Minister. That he was disliked throughout Australia goes without saying. That he was despised as well is truly extraordinary.
Source: Requiem for a lost country | The Shot
Things that need to be said and said out loud. The “elect” aren’t large enough a majority in our Democracy. So they will be shown the door. The truth will come out as this preacher has no clothes.
The recent budget has underscored that the Coalition government has abandoned the needy, and the nation’s future. Whether an Australian is hunting for a job or displaced from a disaster-wrecked town, they should expect almost nothing from our leaders.
Source: The LNP exists to serve the rich. Everyone else gets “thoughts and prayers” – » The Australian Independent Media Network
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is getting election advice from 2 of his best mates David Gazard and Scott Briggs who also make $millions from lobbying Morrison and his government which has a huge stench of corruption over it. The Liberal National Party (LNP) in Queensland have called for a Royal Commission into the Queensland government because of an identical situation where lobbyists have also advised the state government on re-elections. So, what’s good for the goose is good for the gander and the LNP should also call for a Royal Commission into why Scott Morrison’s mates are advising on his re-election “unofficially” when they are also lobbyists at DPG Advisory Solutions.
Source: Scott Morrison is “leading the way” in fraud and theft with his mates David Gazard and Scott Briggs as the LNP call for a Royal Commission in Queensland – Kangaroo Court of Australia
During a campaign stop last week in Launceston, Prime Minister Scott Morrison was challenged on his record of delivering promises made during the 2019 election campaign.Asked if his failure to establish a federal anti-corruption body amounted to a broken promise, Mr Morrison responded: “Well, no. It’s not.””I have honoured my proposal,” he said, arguing the issue lay not with the government but with a lack of “bipartisan support” from Labor.”We put forward our proposal in detailed legislation and it has not been supported by the Labor Party,” he added.But the evidence suggests that Mr Morrison did break his promise.
Source: The Prime Minister’s failure to establish a federal ICAC looks like a broken promise – ABC News
This Captain pick’s and narrows the once Broad and Liberal Church, the pride of John Howard, for a much narrower one. One filled with evangilists, bigots, and hate dividing Christians for the votes of a few extremist cults like QAnon. They are happily trampling on the lives of some trans-children’s hope.
“I don’t share Matt’s view. I share Tony Abott’s view,” Morrison said. “I’m not joining that pile on. Others may wish to, who fundamentally are seeking for her [Deves] not to be there. I suspect because they don’t like some of the things she’s talking about when it comes to women and girls and sport.”
Source: Scott Morrison faces Liberal mutiny over Warringah candidate Katherine Deves’ trans views | Australian election 2022 | The Guardian
How many Liberals does it take to change their leader when the decision making structure of the party has swung Right? More than dozen members in this current parliament seem to have decided that Morrison wasn’t suitable and resigned? Liberals across Australia and particularly in Morrisons State of NSW are abandoning the Party like never before. Religious groups aren’t run on Democratic principles and Morrison and neither is the Liberal Party any longer.
Morrison is a diehard Pentacostalist Brian Houston his mentor and more than anyone else Morrison has introduced its evangelical leadership style and principles into our political debate and he did it from the get go declaring us to be a Christian Nation.
Like Trump he’s applied “captain’s picks” to this election not representative ones. Liberals are abandoning their membership of the party the way Republicans are in the U.S because of the abandonment of Democracy and rising Autocracy. However, in their abandonment they’re handing it to Evangelicals who have foregone belief in Seperation of Powers the very core of a Multicultural Democratic State. It’s those very fanatics Morrison appoints and appeals to like Deves in Warringah. He supports those against LGBTQIs and specifically Trans. His Religious Discrimination Bill is a fight back against Marriage Equality, the role of women and their place in society has been noted Jen his role model. The very notion of trickle down goodness and Charity from the top rather than politically driven, demanding progressive change has been crystal clear.
Morrison is a cultist who believes he’s a member of an elect. He’d rule with a stick if he could and did when he was given charge of Immigration. Unfortunately Morrison’s isn’t enlightened or a member of an elect and his efforts like most cultists leads back to darker times and a trend we are witnessing globally built more on faith than rationality.
At a media conference this week at the start of the current election campaign, Morrison said: “It’s not a popularity test. You go to the dentist. It doesn’t matter if you like him or not, or like her or not. But you want to know that they’re good at their job.” But if you go to the dentist and they’re bad at their job, you find another dentist. One who is good at their job. And a good leader of their team. A person you can trust.
Source: Julia Banks: When voting for ‘the devil you know’ isn’t good enough
My thought for the day “The gross national product does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education, or the joy of their play. It does not include the beauty of our poetry or the strength of our marriages … It measures neither our wit nor our courage; neither our wisdom or our learning; neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country; it measures everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile.” (Robert Kennedy, 1968). ( John Lord )
Source: And so it begins. Election 2022: a personal perspective. – » The Australian Independent Media Network
The Coalition’s fumbling of foreign policy has resulted in a dangerous display of bravado as tensions escalate over the China/Solomon Islands security agreement, writes Bruce Haigh.
Source: Morrison’s arrogance toward South Pacific fuels China tensions
The Morrison Government has been accused of stacking AHRC top jobs, resulting in the Commission potentially losing its top-tier status, writes Dr Binoy Kampmark.
Source: Human Rights Commission facing downgrade over Morrison appointments
Morrison claims he’s for the “Quiet Australians”. Well, why have those Quiet Australians risen up against him? Because he’s shamed us in so many ways domestically, globally, and morally. He can’t go anywhere without the Quiet Australians screaming at him.
He’s dragged us down, down down on Climate, Aged Care, Diplomacy, Asylum Seekers, Refugees, Women. Let alone, pensions, wages, our history, Robodebt, NBN, Racism, need I go on?. The fact is at Easter even strongest practitioners of Christianity today aren’t Morrison White, definitely not Nationalists, assimilationists, or one-eyed historians. They are indigenous, colored, ethnic, multicultural and are a far more welcoming mob than Morrison’s. It’s why Morrison doesn’t dare walk the streets or enter pubs but prefers the narrow lens of his edited media controlled cameras.
It’s time for Anthony Albanese to get some credit. The Prime Minister is calling the election and Albanese is exactly where he planned to be. Ahead. Under years of intense pressure to find some inner mongrel, to get more aggressive, Albanese stayed calm and carried on with his plan.
Source: For Albanese to succeed the PM had to fail: Scott Morrison did not disappoint
Morrison shows all the characteristics of a fanatic cultist who just moves on if faced with any opposition. On to achieve the goal god chose for him. Yes if questions are too difficult he just moves on. He knows what he says is bullshit but that doesn’t matter the goal is more important. The difference between Morrison and Trump is that Trump isn’t religious ratings are his goal. But that’s fundamentally the only difference. Trump made a list of promises that just faded away. Morrison doesn’t even believe in the ratings he did make it harder to get rid of him requiring a 66% majority. He knows he has 9 Pentacostalists on side and he moved Right as soon as he was elected. The LNP has become the autocratic party that’s pro a Kleptocracy and it’s why there will never be an ICAC.
Like QAnon and Trump Morrison can and will accuse the ALP or any opposition of being children eaters in the basement of a pizza shop if it helps to achieve God’s destiny. Logic can never trump his faith and faith, not fact, is Morrison’s fuel. He is a member of God’s given “elect” so it doesn’t matter if what it is he says is bullshit as long as it draws us away from the Godless Democracy and its Separation of Powers in his Christian country. He along with members of his Church are saved and don’t need to face judgement at the End of Daze. That’s why he can do and say anything, and it’s not a lie or transgression of any sort. He just needs to control the media.
Scott Morrison is dangerous because he is driven by a fantastically flawed personality, mixed with a deranged political ideology, with the added bonus of crazy end-of-times religious lunacy. In Australia we presume the good faith of our political leaders. It has held to be true for over a century, but Morrison has picked up certain traits from his role models overseas, which are foreign to us. The predominant trait I speak of is shamelessness, and an ability to instantly forget anything politically adverse; to instantly move on, in the naïve belief that we have no memories.
Source: Scott Morrison is dangerous – » The Australian Independent Media Network
Faced with a tsunami of complaints Morrison foldsFaced with a tsunami of complaints Morrison folds
Scott Morrison has deserted Queensland flood victims, refusing to co-fund our $741million flood recovery package. This package would have helped thousands of Queenslanders rebuild their lives. The Prime Minister’s response: that’s not my problem.
Whether anyone seriously believes ScoMo’s claims of copping criticism for helping flood victims, this ridiculous sideshow manoeuvre by the PM can hardly be considered a credible excuse for the leader of a nation to refuse help to people in a catastrophe. Regardless, it should only be viewed with disgust and may well seal his fate. Because, hopefully, it will not only be the victims of floods, or the victims of bushfires who remember this Prime Minister’s callous disregard for his fellow Australians but voters nationwide.
Source: ScoMo ‘Sales’ through political storm, narrowly misses floodwaters and prayer rooms
There is absolutely nothing good one can find to say about the LNP. This diabolical, self-serving regime is made up of the worst type of political misfits ever seen in this nation! The LNP has degenerated into an internationally condemned pack of smug, totally ruthless, unconscionably cruel gang of lying, conniving, misogynistic bible-thumping hypocrites who don’t give a rat’s behind about anyone but themselves and their multi-millionaire, non-taxpaying donors in the Top 1%. Wake up, Australia and kick these smug, corrupt and self-serving parasites to the gutter at the next federal election – they do not care about you and never did!
Source: Everything Scott Morrison says is … – » The Australian Independent Media Network
Scott Morrison has successfully completed his coup, disenfranchising party members and installing sycophantic supporters, but he has failed at every turn in his constitutional obligation to act in the public interest and should, along with his enablers, be rejected by the public whose interest he so wilfully ignores.
Source: Redefining “public interest” – » The Australian Independent Media Network
Concetta Fierravanti-Wells: an “autocrat [and] a bully who has no moral compass”, “not fit to be prime minister.”
Julia Banks: “menacing, controlling wallpaper.”
Jacqui Lambie: “one of the most unpleasant men I’ve ever had to sit in front of.”
Gladys Berijiklian: “evil”, “a bully”, “a horrible, horrible person.”
Christine Holgate: “I became the roadkill of our Prime Minister, who sought a major distraction of the piling criticism in parliament that week”, “one of the worst acts of bullying I’ve ever witnessed” and an “utter disgrace”.
Pauline Hanson: “he is a bully, because I have experienced it myself…he is…you do it ‘my way, or there’s no way’.”
Bridget Archer: “a frank discussion – not just a pastoral care meeting…I would have preferred not to have the meeting at that time while I was feeling emotional.”
The bully will be brought low. In trying to save the odious toad and their own grifting arses the Tories have an advertising expenditure (using our money aka theft) that exceeds that of McDonalds and Coles but it will prove to be insufficient.
Morrison’s concession speech will, of course, frame the impending result as a failing on the part of the electorate.
Source: Smirko flashes his nasty – » The Australian Independent Media Network
On August 16, 2010, five days before the federal election, Julia Gillard said “there will be no carbon tax under the government I lead”. On August 20, the day before the election, she said “I don’t rule out the possibility of legislating a Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, a market-based mechanism. I rule out a carbon tax.” When she announced the market-based carbon pricing scheme on February 24, 2011, the government’s press release said: The two-year plan for a carbon price mechanism will start with a fixed price period for three to five years before transitioning to an emissions trading scheme. Despite these easily verifiable facts, Peta Credlin and Alan Jones decided it would be politically expedient to label Gillard a liar, even promoting the puerile putdown “Juliar”. The fact that the Coalition got rid of a well-functioning emissions trading scheme only to introduce their own fatally flawed emissions reduction fund and carbon offsets scheme shows they are far more interested in the politics than the outcomes. Julia did not lie. Scott, on the other hand – well, how long have you got?
Source: A tale of two “liars” – » The Australian Independent Media Network
Like Trump, there is a trail of NDAs set in place to prevent us from knowing his past history. Why would that be? There are no such barriers to Anthony Albanese
”Clearly not within scope,” said the department when Jommy Tee went on a Freedom of Information hunt for reasons a future prime minister’s first Australian government job ended in acrimony. Our correspondent found that while the Prime Minister seeks inquiries into the conduct of others, information about his departure from Tourism Australia is kept out of sight.
Source: The first time Morrison lost the nation’s confidence: the story they don’t want you to know – Michael West Media
Not being Scott Morrison, and being the real Barnaby Joyce “I’m not pretending to be anyone else, I’m still wearing the same glasses, sadly the same suits, and I weigh about the same, and I don’t mind a bit of Italian cake either. So, I’m happy in my own skin.” (Scott Morrison pretending he’s not a pretender). When you’re Scott Morrison you need to pretend that you’re not Scott Morrison In Latin the name ‘Scott Morrison’ translates as ‘Gobshiteus Ad Nauseum’. OK, it doesn’t but it should. Morrison is, however, a human ambigram – a condition known as Zachary disease, a symptom of which is the discharges from either end being indistinguishable. “When you’re prime minister, you can’t pretend to be anyone else” effluviated the originator of the ScoMo® artifice in all of its manifestations:
Source: Not being Scott Morrison – » The Australian Independent Media Network
As communities are struggling to rebuild from devastating floods, the Prime Minister has once again bungled the response, writes Graham Perrett.
The last three years have starkly revealed a Prime Minister who naturally shirks responsibility. We have someone in The Lodge who happily blame-shifts to states and territories whenever he can. A man who leaves every decision to the last minute and then does as little as possible. The next Election will decide if Mr Morrison is fit to lead our country into a second decade of Coalition rule.
Amongst the mud and the destroyed belongings piled on the sidewalks, my local communities are helping each other pull through this latest challenge. I could not be prouder of them right now. Good governments step up during times of crisis. I know very well that the people of Moreton are my boss. Those who step back during a crisis aren’t worthy of the title of government. They are frauds or charlatans and Australia deserves better.
Source: Scott Morrison: The great Australian disaster
Sounding more like Putin than a leader of a party elected to be servants of the people Morrison stood in front of the press to say
“My government will never be backward when it comes to standing up for Australia’s national interests and standing up for liberal democracy in today’s world, which is demarcating between autocrats and authoritarian regimes, invading and seeking to coerce liberal democratic regimes,” Morrison told reporters in his courtyard.
Source: Scott Morrison has a lot to say about democratic values. Here’s how he could actually enact them | Katharine Murphy | The Guardian
John Howard Tony Abbott and Scott Morrison didn’t have any sympathy let alone empathy for refugees and all used and politicized their difference from us. Scott Morrison was always know to be enthusiastic about the tactic of using Middle Easterners as political tools after the Cronulla riots. He still does holding innocent people for over 9 years “using them” as a deterrant rather than accepting the tragedy of their circumstance.
There are no benefits or advantages in war — any war — because it is always the poor, the innocent and the weak who pay the biggest price. However, war gives us the opportunity to study history, current affairs and future possibilities. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has, in just a few days, taught us some important lessons about how the West really views Arabs, Muslims and other Middle Easterners, including Arab Christians. It should also have taught us that it is necessary to sympathise with the victims, regardless of their race, gender or religion, while not forgetting our own victims, whether the guardians of the “universal values” myth like it or not.
Source: The war in Ukraine has demonstrated the West’s Double Standards on Refugees
Scott Morrison announced “Ukrainians were automatically “refugees” and would go “straight to the top of the ladder” shows he;s a recist ethnicist and elitist. Iraqis , Aghanis, or Africans and definitely those who arrived by boat are different. They are “illegals”, first and even if “asylum seekers” they will never be settled here or even make it to Morrison’s ladder in total contravention to the International convention which we signed. Even the ACL the Australian Christian Lobby took umbrage at Morrison’s un Christian, Racist and Ethnicist announcement that suggested Ukrainians are somewhat an exception when it came to need. But that’s Scott Morrison who picks up a ukelele and can’t play. He has a history of takink on jobs he simply hasn’t the DNA or capacity to do and it’s readily ovbious for all to see.
This double standard is all the more apparent in how prominent journalists have discussed the war. CBS reporter Charlie D’Agata apologized after describing Ukraine as “civilized” compared to places like Iraq or Afghanistan, but he is far from alone. Others have similarly expressed shock that a war could happen outside a “third world nation” to people who “seem so like us.” In response to such examples, the Arab and Middle Eastern Journalists Association released a statement condemning “orientalist and racist” rhetoric and demanded that newsrooms apply the same consideration to all victims of war.
Source: Media Malpractice and Information War in Ukraine | The Nation
Can we even bother to believe him will the camera be there? He won’t be the only one in the L-NP to have contracted Covid-19. Morrison is looking for sympathy in all the wrong places. Mr Hulot (Scamo) takes a holiday yet again and during the war on floods to plan promises he won’t keep and on how and to whom he will sell his $16Bn war chest for votes.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he has tested positive to COVID-19 but will continue to carry out his responsibilities while he recovers. “I am experiencing flu-like symptoms and will be recovering over the next week,” Mr Morrison said in a statement announcing that he had tested positive on Tuesday night.
Source: Prime Minister Scott Morrison reveals he has COVID-19
Not a word that Morrison’s media ally Rupert Murdoch is in America supporting Trump and Putin or that Morrison continues to follow GOP policies down the autocratic road. His cultural war on trans-gender children is straight from the GOP playbook. Meanwhile those he aligns with are actively supporting Russia.
The Australian prime minister has promised “further waves of sanctions” against Russians including hundreds of members of parliament as he condemned Vladimir Putin for the brutal and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.
Source: Australia condemns Russia’s ‘brutal and unprovoked’ invasion of Ukraine | Ukraine | The Guardian
It is fitting that the Prime Minister chose to strum away on a simple ukulele the tune of a well-known song this week, without having practised, learnt the words or informed himself of the subject matter, and without any apparent embarrassment. His performance is a metaphor for the Coalition Government he leads.
Source: Coalition gaffes galore to the tune of an off-key ukulele
Jen rejected Grace Tame but preferred her Qanon besties instead and even employed them, so we have been told. Qanon isn’t known for being “polite” or truthful. Grace is and wasn’t being paid to “help”. We do know that 60 Minutes generally pays for comment. If they didn’t have to pay Scott and Jen in this instance and got a “freebie” Might that arrangement be called a “political donation”?
If the prime minister’s wife is going to play a role in the nation’s affairs — including advising Scott Morrison on how to understand the impact of sexual assault on a young woman by imagining it was one of his girls — then it seems only fair to know what Jenny Morrison brings to the job. If Jen Morrison is to be a de facto member of the cabinet, what are her qualifications?
uble strikes call Jenny Morrison — but what does she stand for?
If your husband stopped condoning and facilitating such persecution, it would do a lot more to improve his standing than cooking curries, playing the ukelele (badly – seriously whose idea was that), and shoving his wife and kids in front of him to say ‘please like me’. Mean Peop
Source: Awww did the mean people call Scotty names? Try being queer – » The Australian Independent Media Network
Morrison is so predictable when in trouble he always blames others. When that doesn’t work he calls in his family to do what Brittany said he would “nothing”. Handballing it to the Jen Master and photoshop is propaganda. He’s our Prime Minister Australia and the definition of an overpaid, underemployed spin doctor like we have never seen before who’s turned Democracy into a one party theatrical sideshow
Like everyone else, politicians have private lives. Unlike everyone else, increasingly they have been sharing these with us during the course of their work. Brittany Higgins made a powerful statement during her address to the National Press Club about Scott Morrison’s response to allegations that she was raped in a minister’s office. “I didn’t want his sympathy as a father… I wanted him to use his power as Prime Minister. I wanted him to wield the weight of his office to drive change.” Scott’s concerned dad persona wasn’t going to cut it.
Source: Bringing the family to work – » The Australian Independent Media Network
Onselen also said “It was a Federal Member” Mind you Morrison has a history that runs parallel to this and has been sacked X2 before. There might be smoke but with his record, he’s a lump of burning coal
He said Berejiklian’s comments included describing Morrison as “a horrible, horrible person” who was “just obsessed with petty political point scoring” when lives were at stake. According to van Onselen, the other person condemned Morrison as “a complete psycho”, “desperate and jealous”, and said: “The mob have worked him out and think he’s a fraud”.
Source: View from The Hill: Morrison a ‘psycho’ – now who would have said that?
It’s like I said when Domicide Perrotet was opening up the state and allowing larger gatherings: I’m not sure that “THANKS TO US YOU CAN NOW GO TO YOUR GRANNY’S FUNERAL!” is quite the vote-winning slogan that he thought it was. Still the election’s a long way off – or maybe not – and nobody’s actually cast their votes yet so anything could happen. War with China seems to be off the table and even Russia seems to be failing to invade with the speed that Petey “The General” Dutton would like, so maybe they’ll have to resort to a terror raid where they arrest the entire front bench of the Labor Party for reasons that they don’t have to divulge thanks to our anti-terror laws.
Source: As Scott Morrison says, “We’ve got our principles and if you don’t like them, we’ve got plenty of others!” – » The Australian Independent Media Network
And it’s not as though the government was bristling with policy ideas that have had to be shelved. It did miss out on producing a budget surplus, but when the same thing happened to the Rudd government because of the global financial crisis, this was proffered by the Coalition as proof that Labor was unfit to hold office.
Unsurprisingly, the Coalition does not now make the same claim about itself. Our national politics now seems so small. Under Morrison, our national government has defined itself as chiefly a political operation. It’s designed to manage issues as they arise and otherwise do as little as possible. It’s a caravan that rumbles from election to election, waving problems away with slogans until it’s forced to take action.
Meanwhile, it throws small lumps of ideological red meat to its party base and media friends with such things as its constant undermining of universities, the ABC and industry super funds.
Source: Federal election 2022: Australians will pay the price of politics for politics’ sake
When Scotty-from-Marketing became Prime Minister, he hired Adam Taylor, formerly of News Corp, as his official photographer – a job that has increased in prominence due to the pandemic and the wholesale sacking of media staff photographers.Taylor often has exclusive access to the PM and feeds his sanitised photos to the Murdoch media in an image-making exercise that smacks more of propaganda than recording history.Instagram has become not only a platform for Adam’s photos, but a place for him to accompany them with fawning homilies.Ronni Salt tweeted about “The messiah imagery – the powerful religious saviour symbolism of Scott Morrison as our saviour and leader complete with halos of light, crowns of thorns and birds of peace – none of this is an accident…Scott alone will save you.”She then included a collection of shots by Adam Taylor to illustrate her point.It’s kinda scary.
Source: Image is everything for the Messiah from the Shire – » The Australian Independent Media Network
With Trump gone and Boris on the verge Scotty is the one left standing spruiking Bullshit in the Anglo world. Odd isn’t it Murdoch is still entrenched.
PM Scott Morrison came out strongly against Novak Djokovic again this week, claiming “rules are rules … no one is above these rules”. Yet the list of this government’s broken rules is prolific. From sports rorts, au pairs, parliamentary entitlements, environmental standards, action on climate to Christian Porter. Callum Foote and Michael West on brazen hypocrisy.
Source: Yes, “rules are rules” Scott, you invent them, break them, subvert them and ignore them – Michael West Media
The flooding of the media by the Djokovic case has tangentially drawn attention to Australia’s draconian border enforcement and the plight of the refugees who have been held hostage for nine years.When Morrison was told about the declining health and the neglect and abuse of children in detention, he denied it and accused advocates of promoting self-harm. When told that refugees are suffering torture, he claimed our strong borders make that necessary. Which makes his newfound concern about the mental health issues caused by state border closures sound very hollow.It really doesn’t matter what issue is facing the nation, risk assessment and expert advice are ignored in favour of tame consultants, ministerial decree, contracts without tender, grants without due process, and appointments without merit. We have panels and departments and commissions and reviews to make recommendations – all routinely ignored. To have such unerring confidence that you know better is foolhardy.Australia is paying a high price for Morrison’s hubris.
Source: He just won’t listen – » The Australian Independent Media Network
My thought for the day Scott Morrison’s words and actions bring into question the very essence of the word truth. Or they have at least devalued it to the point of obsolescence.( John Lord )
Source: Today everyone gets a serve. Including Scott. Line ball or not. – » The Australian Independent Media Network
Whichever way the Federal Circuit Court decides, Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews’ decision to cancel Novak Djokovic’s visa has made Australia an international laughing stock. It highlights the dangers of ministers and prime ministers becoming involved in individual visa decisions for purely political purposes. But how did it come to this?LNP
Source: Djokovic case makes Australia an international laughing stock
It seems the Government is more intent on their domestic political image than finding a solution to Djokovic’s case. They did much the same when Kevin Andrews insisted Dr Haneef was a terrorist. Like Trump, they are now announcing their intention to hold Djokovic, no matter what the court’s decision is. “Illegals” ar simply who the LNP says they are Dutton and Morrison mande that clear. More to the point now they need to prevent him from playing in Victoria the Labor State who simply said he was eligible to play in their event.
Morrison has proved to be the most bumbling PM in history. He and Abbott will go down as a pigeon pair. Abbott was fired a number of times historically and Morrison was fired twice once by NZ and again by Australian Tourism and the minister at the time. Jobless he entered politics. He obviously has a history and those sackings were justified given the way he conducts himself hasn’t changed.
The submission also leaves the door open for the government to cancel Djokovic’s visa a second time, even if the court overturns the decision. “An order for immediate release does not prevent re-detention if there is power to detain,” the document read. Djokovic is in detention at the Park Hotel in Carlton after the federal government cancelled his visa to attend the Australian Open tournament. On Friday, he launched a court challenge to that decision and it will be heard on Monday.
Source: Novak Djokovic Australian Open 2022: Court showdown looms as Home Affairs defends interrogation