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Senators for Insensitivity


This is the quality of Senator we currently are blessed with here in Australia.

This creature votes on matters which affect us all. His decisions are often critical to our welfare. Not that I have ever noted him as voting for our welfare. He normally votes in his own interests.

The Government of Australia, led by our Prime Minister needs to condemn this creature in the strongest possible terms and must move to declare his seat vacant!

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Then we were treated to the following from Malcolm Roberts, One Nation Party Senator.

He must be pulled into line, publicly, by he party leader, Pauline Hanson and his seat also declared vacant. Just like the space between his ears!

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Such is the Government we are currently blessed with!

The Warning on the Wall


Found in the ‘TRUTH’, a paper from Perth.
Published on July 16th, 1910
as that terrible THING
a Labor Daily Newspaper was about to be launched.
Reminds me of today’s politicians who so often are trained in the ranks of the daily press.
Free-swinging weather vanes
seeking their own benefit.
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THE COMING LABOR DAILY,
As the Shadow of the coming Labor Daily
Simply falls across the ancient Penny Press
And she stops at once the song she’s singing gaily
Drops her gamp, and looks the picture of distress
Lifts her hands to Heaven in horror and distress.

As she gazes on the dreadful Thing in terror,
All her brazenness and hide dissolve in tears-
She exclaims, ‘Oh! Lord! I’ve made a fearful error
For I thought it wouldn’t come for many years— ‘
I felt sure my bluff was good for years and years.”

“Dash the thing! I wish that I had practised often.
Saying naughty wicked words and blasphemy,
For I do believe that cursing now would soften
And relieve this dreadful pain in my pinnee—-
I’ve an awful feeling under my pinnee.

“I suppose that, as I’ve claimed to love my neighbor
For so many years, the only, thing to do
Is to act the hypocrite, and smoodge to Labor,
Though I’m very, much afraid my chance looks blue—
Yes, I fear in spite of smoodging, mighty blue.

“Still, there doesn’t seem a bit of harm in trying
(All my tales have been believed in times gone by).
More especially as sitting still means dying,
And they say that dead things always mortify.
I’m not dead, though I’ve begun to mortify.

So I s’pose I’d better set the ball a-rolling,
By a ref’rence to the noble part I played,
Or my fun’ral bell will shortly be a-tolling,
I can see my ghastly shroud already made.
Yes I must set straight the bloomers I have made.

“(That’s not bad), and now, to butter up the workers,
I must point out (this requires a bit of stress),
That Australia’s pretty full of blessed shirkers-
Fellows who will not support the daily Press-
Chaps who’re always poking ‘borak’ at the Press.

‘I must tell them that I’m losing money, yearly
In my efforts to maintain their liberty,
And that they will find the project costs them dearly.
When they’ve followed up the game as long as me—
It has been a constant source of loss to me.

“I must not forget I’ve always said that Fisher .
Is a man of sound and democratic views
And I’ve always, been a backer and well-wisher
Of that clever little lawyer, Billy Hughes.
(Yes; I guess I pulled the leg of Billy Hughes).

“I am loyal, constitutional, and hearty,
But, if people want a Socialistic State,
I am willing to subscribe to any party,
I’m almost a Socialist myself of late—
Lord! I hope that my conversion ain’t too late.

“If there’s anything that I’ve, somehow, omitted,
Point it out without delay; the time is brief.
Moore no good? All right; he mustn’t be permitted
To remain; Tom Bath we’ll take now for our chief
Certainly; Tom Bath’s the man to hail as chief.

“Though my joints are stiff, I don’t mind even kneeling
Down to Tommy and his pals now any day;
If those fellows have a little bit of feeling,
When I kiss their feet, they’ll take the Thing away.
Oh! “Tm feeling sick. Please take the Thing away.”

Happy New Year


It is not a resolution but a stubborn belief in the innate goodness of ordinary people which will keep me fighting against the evil we see in our overlords.

While one person remains free to fight the forces of evil and injustice, the world is not lost.

What is so discouraging is that so many of those who lord it over us are looking to reverse democracy and want to live in a past most of us rejected.

I sense a conspiracy from those who want a return to a time and a society which existed before the French Revolution.

I sense a return to the barricades

Do you hear the people sing?
Singing the song of angry men?
It is the music of the people
Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes.

So here are the first two shots I am firing across the bows of our right-wing, conservative, monarch-worshipping, greedy and corrupt Government.
Laugh them out of office!

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2017 already has its Word of the Year thanks to fellow Facebook conspirator, Tiffany Brown

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A Question About Centrelink


Here is  question raised by the actions of the the Federal Government Minister for Social Services,  Christian Porter.

He has found a way to claim that $2.2 billion is owed to the Government by pensioners and other welfare recipients. This will make his incompetent Treasurer colleague, Scott Morrison, a little happier and may even return his smirk to prominence.

By comparing Centrelink records with tax returns, any apparent discrepencies are automatically assumed to be deliberate falsifications and the ‘falsifier’ is charged both the amount apparently overclaimed and also a penalty.

Oh, if you want to avoid the penalty, begin repaying that overpayment immediately at the suggested rate. If you want to differ from our computer generated facts, then continue paying while you do so, or we will charge extra penalties as well.

So! A question which must be asked.

Is the new Centrelink process of automatic raising of invoices for possible debts which may be owed by welfare recipients anything at all similar to the speculative invoicing tactic that the Federal Court banned the Dallas Buyers Club lawyers from using.

An interesting New Year’s thought for the Lawyers to consider.

Although Awful Genius Senator Brandis will do his best to block any action against this Government of Illegal Actions.and Entrenched Self-Interest.

A Liberal Price on Carbon


After six years, it seems the Liberal Party is finally moving back into the real world.
With Tony Abbott finally out of the leadership picture, Malcolm Turncoat has finally given the go-ahead to a *say it with reverence* PRICE ON CARBON!
frydenbergFrom being leaders in the world of renewable energy, Australia is now finally taking baby steps back towards renewing renewables.
Unless Frydenberg is joshing us, he is out and about spruiking a carbon price on carbon used by power stations. This will create an unavoidable upwards pressure on power costs nationwide. miss-me
There will be no compensation for the poor or elderly unlike that in the terrible evil and completely unnecessary ‘Tax’ on carbon foisted on the nation by the evil Julia Gillard and her latte-sipping greenie friends. That would not be the Liberal way.
As I said before – baby steps. But at least it is a move, more correctly, a shiver in the correct direction. Six years too late. The story of Liberal-led Australia.
Will the Turnabout Government finally get around to having a real agenda item for 2017?

Meaningless Blah Blah


The other day our anti-Immigration Minister, Mr Potato-head Dutton, vilified the second and third generation of the Lebanese refugees allowed into Australia under the Prime Ministership of Malcolm Fraser. anti-immigrationHe explained to a Parliament waiting with baited breath. Yes, their breath was baited. He has caught them all, hook line and sinker. Anyway,  to this Parliament and to those who vote but do not think, he explained that, of the past 33 terrorist acts in Australia, 22 were by second and third generation descendants of those Lebanese refugees.

Now it is not as though there were only two or three families involved in arriving in Australia. According to an ABC online news article dated 21 Nov 2016, as of 2006, the number of Australians of Lebanese background totalled 181,738 — including 16,201 people whose parents were born in Australia. And 22 of their descendants did, or set out to do something bad.

Because of this high proportion of second and third generation Australians of Lebanese origins,  Mr Dutton-Potato stated that it was a mistake to let their grand parents and parents into Australia.

BUT MR DUTTON :-

Unless this rule is broadened to include many other groups, it is simply Meaningless Blah Blah.

For example. there are a number of Irish born Roman Catholic priests who have come to Australia and been found to be paedophiles. Using Dutton’s Law of Crime Minimisation, all Irish Roman Catholic priests should be barred from entering Australia.

Looking at the Calabrian and Sicilian background of many of the celebrated crime figures, especially in Sydney and Melbourne, Perhaps we should not have let any Italians into Australia as refugees after WW2. Shock Horror! St Pig-Iron of Menzies should come in for a touch of excoriation from our Minister of Meaningless Blah Blah.

Then there were the Poles and Hungarians who arrived in Australia, escaping the horrors of Russian Communism. Some of their descendants turned to Communism here in Australia! Their parents and grandparents should NOT have been allowed to come to this land of the fair go. Not under Dutton’s Law of Crime Minimisation. And never forget that Communism is a crime! Just ask Cory Bernardi.

The list could go on. Every nationality which has arrived in Australia has had some of its descendants turn to crime of one sort or another. And Indigenous Australians, I’m looking at you as well. Even your ancestors had to deal with people who broke your Lore. Breaking laws and boundaries is a part of human nature. Which is why the Brits began sending Europeans here in the first place!

So under Dutton’s Law of Crime Minimisation, there should never have  been ANY migration to Australia at all.

Until you accept this, Mr Dutton, everything you say is just

MEANINGLESS BLAH BLAH!

Peter Dutton; Whitewashed!


The Wikipedia entry for Peter Dutton, Immigration Minister, has undergone major changes in the past 12 months.

Here is what was on Wikipedia on 15 November 2015:-

Political career

Dutton was elected to the Division of Dickson at the 2001 election, defeating Labor’s Cheryl Kernot.

After the 2004 federal election Dutton was appointed to the ministry. He was Minister for Workforce Participation from 2004 to 2006. In January 2006 he was appointed Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Revenue. Dutton successfully retained Dickson in the 2007 federal election with a majority of 0.26%, after an 8.76% swing to his rival Fiona McNamara.

In 2008, when new Prime Minister Kevin Rudd apologised to the Stolen Generations, Dutton was the only coalition front bencher to abstain.[6]

In 2009, a proposal was made under the Commonwealth Electoral Act to alter Dutton’s electorate of Dickson. The alteration may have had the effect of making the seat less secure for the Liberal Party. Wary of losing his place in the House of Representatives, Dutton sought endorsement for the safe Liberal seat of McPherson. Despite the support of Liberal leader Malcolm Turnbull, the retiring member for McPherson Margaret May, and several other party luminaries including former Prime Minister John Howard,[7] Dutton was defeated by rival candidate Karen Andrews.[8] The final redistribution cemented the erosion of the Liberal Party’s position in Dickson, albeit less adversely than originally proposed.[9] With no better option available to him, Dutton opted to recontest Dickson at the next election.[10]

Dutton contested and won Dickson at the 2010 federal election, achieving a swing of 5.45% to easily overcome the 2009 redistribution. This resulted in a two-party-preferred vote of 54.69% as of 23 August 2010. Following the 2010 election, he was appointed as Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing.

Minister in the Abbott/Turnbull Governments

Dutton retained his seat at the 2013 election, and now sits on a margin of 6.7%. He was appointed to the Ministry by Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott, and served as Minister for Health and Minister for Sport.

Dutton attempted to introduce a GP copayment of $7, but this proved highly unpopular with both the public and the medical profession, and the plan was dropped. Dutton was overwhelmingly ranked as the worst health minister in 35 years according to a poll run by Australian Doctor magazine.[11]

On 23 December 2014, Dutton was sworn in as the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection after a cabinet reshuffle.[12]

On 11 September 2015, Dutton was overheard on an open microphone, prior to a community meeting on Syrian refugees, joking about the plight of Pacific Island nations facing rising seas from climate change.[13]

Dutton cancelled pro-life advocate Troy Newman‘s visa in 2015 leading to controversy as Newman’s allegation of being for killing abortion doctors has not been proven. Newman in fact was saying abortion doctors should be tried as murderers.[14] [1]

Nauru spying controversy

On 5 June 2015 Dutton categorically denied claims made by Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young that she was spied on during a visit to Nauru. At the same time he called into question her credibility and track record “when it comes to facts”[15] The spying claims were later confirmed by the Immigration Department and Wilson Security who carried out the spying operation.

Here is what is there now:-

Political career

Dutton was elected to the Division of Dickson at the 2001 election, defeating Labor’s Cheryl Kernot.

After the 2004 federal election Dutton was appointed to the ministry. He was Minister for Workforce Participation from 2004 to 2006. In January 2006 he was appointed Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Revenue. Dutton successfully retained Dickson in the 2007 federal election.

Following the 2007 election, Dutton was promoted by Brendan Nelson to the Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Minister for Finance, Competition Policy and Deregulation.[8]

Dutton was appointed as Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing by Malcolm Turnbull in September 2008, a position he retained when Tony Abbott became Opposition Leader.[9]

In June 2010, Dutton released the Coalition’s mental health policy, The Coalition’s Real Action Plan for Better Mental Health. It was described by leading mental health experts as “a game changer” and “the most significant announcement by any political party in relation to a targeted, evidence-based investment in mental health”.[10]

Dutton contested and won Dickson at the 2010 federal election, achieving a swing of 5.45% to easily overcome a 2009 redistribution. This resulted in a two-party-preferred vote of 54.69% as of 23 August 2010. Following the 2010 election, he was appointed as Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing.

In the lead up to the 2013 election, Dutton announced a range Coalition policies, including to restore integrity and independence to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee; increase the threshold of Cabinet consideration for the lisitng of medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) – allowing the Health Minister to list drugs costing less than $20 million a year over the first four years; expedite the roll-out of biennial bowel cancer screening for people aged 50 to 74 years; provide funding certainty and streamline administrative processes for medical research; provide $35 million for research into Type 1 diabetes through the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Clinical Trial Network; provide $40 million for additional medical internships in private hospitals and non-traditional settings; and provide investment into general practice by doubling the Practice Incentive Payment for teaching and 175 grants to support capital expansion of existing rural and regional general practices.

Dutton’s election commitments were strongly endorsed by key health stakeholders. The Cancer Council said that “Mr Dutton’s promise to finalise the bowel cancer screening program by 2020 would save an additional 35,000 lives over the next 40 years.”[11]

The Australian Medical Association said “the Coalition has delivered a strong package of practical, affordable health policies that would strengthen general practice.”[12]

Medicines Australia “welcomed the Coalition’s commitment to restore transparency, predictability and confidence to the process by which medicines are listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme”.[13]

Minister in the Abbott/Turnbull Governments

Dutton retained his seat at the 2013 election. He was appointed to the Ministry by former Prime Minister Tony Abbott, and served as Minister for Health and Minister for Sport.

As Health Minister, Dutton announced the world-leading $20 billion Medical Research Future Fund. As announced, the capital and any ongoing capital gains of the Medical Research Future Fund will be preserved in perpetuity.

Under Minister Dutton, projected funding in the health portfolio increased in the 2014-15 Budget to $66.9 billion, an increase of 7.5 percent from $62.2 billion in 2012-13, the final full year of the Labor Government. Projected expenditure on Medicare increased over 9.5 percent from $18.5 billion in 2012-13 under Labor to a projected $20.32 billion in 2014-15 under Dutton.[14] [15] Funding for public hospital services increased by nearly 14 percent under Dutton in the 2014-15 Budget to a projected $15.12 billion compared to $13.28 billion in the last full year of the Labor Government in 2012-13.

On 23 December 2014, Dutton was sworn in as the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection after a cabinet reshuffle.[16]

The Migration Act 1958 gives the minister the power to impose a character test on people requesting visas to enter Australia.[17] In 2015, Dutton cancelled the visa of anti-abortion activist Troy Newman, over remarks in his 2000 book Their Blood Cries Out.[18][19]

Determined sanitisation like this can only be for a reason.

With Malcolm Turnbull failing so obviously, the Potato is positioning himself for a challenge.

And rewriting history as he does so!

For a complete, real, unexpurgated history of Peter Dutton check this link!