Category Archives: Australia

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Remembering on Anzac Day


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A Wavy Wave


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Dust Storm Coming


The Night Watchman


It is a little known fact that the Australian Government has a large scrap yard where they keep all the now obsolete copper wire from Telstra now that the NBN is such a thing.

Malcolm Turnbull said to his Cabinet, “Someone may steal our copper wire at night.”

So Michaelia Cash created a night watchman position and hired a person for the job. Then Mattias Corman asked, “How does the watchman do his job without instruction?”

So they got Simon Birmingham to create a planning department and he hired two people, one person to write the instructions, and one person to do time studies.

Then Malcolm Turnbull asked, “How will we know the night watchman is doing the job correctly?” So Cabinet asked Arthur Sinodinos to create a Quality Control department and he hired two people. One to do the studies and one to write the reports.

Kelly O’Dwyer asked, “How are these people going to get paid?” So Christian Porter created the following positions, a time keeper, and a payroll officer, then hired two people.

Then Malcolm Turnbull asked, “Who will be accountable for all of these people?”

The entire Cabinet scratched their heads and looked around. They realised Barnaby Joyce had not done anything with this whole affair so they delegated the task of creating an administrative section to him.

Barnaby moved the entire scrap yard to Gunnedah and hired three people, an Administrative Officer, Assistant Administrative Officer, and a Legal Secretary.

Then Scott Morrison said, “We have had this night watchman office in operation for one year and we are already $18 million over budget, we must cutback overall cost.”

So they laid off the night watchman.

 

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A crop circle in the spinifex

Two Sides To Every Coin


Prime Minister (pro tem) Malcolm Turnbull has been very noisy over the past couple of weeks.

Ever since word spread that a certain tuber was about to challenge for the leadership of the IPA Liberal Party.

He has been noisy on defense (We need to train our people to kill other people), on Asylum Seekers (Their Hell isn’t Hellish enough yet) and of course, that Multicultural wonder of the world, the Snowy Mountain Scheme 2.0 for which he has dusted off some 1980’s plans and polished them up so that they look almost new.

Today he reached new levels of noisiness as, alongside his Minister for Employment, the Honorable Screech, he promoted a new piece of legislation which will outlaw bribery of Union leaders.

During the question time after his announcement and the Screech’s addendums, he was asked about the bribery of political parties by outside individuals and corporations. Turnbull turned coward and, in a flurry of umms, errs and stutters he refused to answer, moving very obviously onto the next question. One from close ally and friendly face, Chris Uhlmann.   An interesting response to a very valid question. It revealed the blatant partisanship of this exercise. Obviously the terrorism card is not winning enough votes any more.

So I sat and cogitated over my second cup of coffee and wondered if this maladvised Prime Minister had thought this move through thoroughly.

It is all very well to outlaw these bribes which come from companies, sometimes very BIG companies and the money is given TO a Union or a Unionist. That is already covered by the Law of the Land.

Not once did he talk about the consequences to those big companies. Everything he said was aimed at convicting Unions of bribery.  He wasn’t even asked a question about consequences for the companies involved in the GIVING of the bribe.

I can see a time coming, when this new Law is passed, where a Union or Unionist will be prosecuted and while it will be proven that a bribe was accepted, that bribe will have come out of thin air.

This is the Turnbull Law that disregards the physically unavoidable fact that every coin has, MUST HAVE, two sides!

ALP-Lite? No! I’m a Green!


I just spotted an ABC headline on its News Site and felt an instant anger and sense of betrayal.

‘Queensland Premier, mayors work to convince Adani to go ahead with $21.7b mine’

Anger that anyone could want that mine to go ahead and a sense of betrayal because it is an ALP Premier wanting it to happen.

After several minutes I had an epiphany and realised it was my lazy thinking that had created these emotions within.

Annastacia Palaszczuk is being true to her roots. Looking to create jobs for the workers of Queensland.

I was being true to my roots. Wanting to protect the environment from destruction.

Then I realised that the whole ‘Leftie’ argument which comes from the Right Wing Nut Jobs is based on a fallacy.

The Greens and the ALP may, one day, form some sort of coalition but in no way are the Greens ‘Labor-Lite’. Our aims are not the same.

While we share a similar Human Rights stance, we have severe differences when it comes to Jobs and the Environment.

(Parenthetically, how can the extreme Liberal Right stand being in coalition with the National Party? The Nats are Agrarian Socialists and so should be anathema to those Right Wing Idealogues of the IPA!)

So to all my friends in the ALP, I do hope we will remain friends but our aims are somewhat different. You have your priorities and I have mine.

One priority which we share and which I have not yet mentioned is that we both see the very real need to remove the IPA/L-NP hegemony which is currently ruling and ruining our country.

Let’s make sure we ‘Do a Barnett’ to the Turnbull Government at the first opportunity.

Then we can sort out our differences and make Australia the Land of the Fair Go again.