Pay Some Tax and Maybe We’ll Listen


Once again, the CHURCH is

interfering with democracy.

‘Just say ‘no’: Archbishop Denis Hart rallies
Catholics over ‘vital’ marriage poll’

 

 SHUT UP,

YOU IMPERTINENT MEDDLER!

Stop interfering in our politics.

If it ever comes to pass that you actually pay some tax on the millions you gouge from the weak and foolish, then you may have some right to comment on Australian concerns.

Until then stay out of Australian Politics.

How about you and the rest of your ‘Bishops’ take some care of those whose lives are entrusted to you. Like, you know, like not sexually abusing them!

Oh, that’s correct.

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We are supposed to forget about all that sexual abuse you have facilitated. Forget that so many of your priests and bishops are predatory kiddie-fiddlers and rock spiders!

We are only allowed to listen to and think upon your lies de jour about same sex marriage.

All the while you prey like

predatory parasites on our nation.

Peter Dutton and Section 44 (v)


We have all been hearing about the seven dual citizens we have in  our Parliament. It is still seven, isn’t it? No new ones today?

They have fallen foul of a part of Section 44 of the Constitution. That is the section which states who is ineligible to stand for election in the first place.

Because it is being talked about so much, here is Section 44 in its entirety

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Yes, this is the fine print. Now look closely at subsection (v) and think upon it for a minute.

OK, Now let us look at one particular Member of Parliament.  Several screen shots are next. They are from this tweet;

To see those images more clearly, here they are;

 

Next let us look at the Parliamentary Register of Members Interests which are fully available online at;

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senators_and_Members/Members/Register#cf

These are the relevant parts of Peter Craig Dutton’s Register.

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So Dutton has done the correct thing and shown his involvement in the RHT group. He benefits financially from his wife’s child care business.

Now, does this put him in contravention of Section 44 (v)?

Apparently not because no one is querying his position. Not out loud and not in the MSM, anyway.

And reading this article from the SMH shows why, in a round about way.

http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/boom-time-for-corporate-childcare-in-australia-20161109-gslgx2.html

The Government gives money to parents as subsidies to Parents. These are not small sums, either; ‘costs to the taxpayer of a staggering $10 billion a year in parent subsidies’.

These subsidies are given to parents for the specific purpose of paying for child care at a Child Care Centre. The payments are not ‘untied’ money. The money is paid on condition it is passed to a Child Care Centre.

So, in one way, the legalistic Public Service way, the Child Care Centre, and its owners are not receiving money from the Government.

In another way, in the logical world of real people and real events and real reality, that money is Government money being paid to the Child Care Centres!

Now we come back to the question of Peter Craig Dutton’s eligibility to stand for election for the Division of Dickson under Section 44 (v).  Technically and probably legally it would seem that he is.  It would be interesting to see the outcome of  High Court challenge.

Morally and ethically, he is not.

But how long has it been since moral or ethics played a part in Dutton’s life?

 

 

Mitch Fifield; Thief in Politician’s Clothes


Documents explaining a $30 million taxpayer grant to pay TV network Fox Sports for coverage of women’s and “niche” sports will not be released, Communication Minister Mitch Fifield says.

Mr Fifield told ABC Radio Melbourne this morning the Federal Government’s decision to fund the sports broadcaster for the coverage followed usual practice.

So we, the taxpayers of Australia must accept that our Federal Budget, where billions of our taxpayer dollars are allocated and spent, are written up on the back of dinner napkins or from a half remembered phone calls. This is the superb fiscal management which the Liberal Party has told us they provide.

mitch fifield guiltyThe obvious conclusion from this ‘funding’ debacle is that Fifield has stolen $30 Million of Australian taxpayer’s money and handed it, through Fox Sports, to Rupert Murdoch.

Refusing to release any paperwork or other evidence reveals the truth of this allegation.

Let me make it obvious!

Mitch Fifield is a thief and has stolen taxpayer’s money!

And Mitch, if you happen to have this libellous allegation brought to your attention and decide to sue the author, please do not hesitate.

Your only defense is in the papers you claim do not exist!

But don’t let that stop you from calling in the lawyers.

Sue me, you smug, thieving bastard!

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Malcolm Roberts for Dummies


Australian Politics; Ouroboros Meets the Norwegian Blue


The Liberal Party is in the process of eating itself. Preparing for yet another Prime Ministerial Assassination.

Unable to any longer fit inside the broad church which it has always claimed to be. All its members are fighting for the few remaining pews.

It matters little who becomes or remains Prime Minister during the next few weeks. There is little chance of this Parliament lasting to the end of the year. With Section 44 in play we could see a loss of that one seat majority in the HoR. Further revelations are expected on a daily basis and the High Court is in for a busy time.

The only way they will win an election this year, or next year will be to have the full weight of the Murdoch Machine behind them. Sadly for the Coalition, there are splits within that machine as well. There are those money-worshippers who will follow Turnbull to the Caymans at every opportunity and there are those bigoted Nazis who desperately want the books burnt and the Duttonmeister to be in charge.

So the media (art) is imitating the Liberal Party (life). Sorry to have to explain a literary allusion but with the Naplan results just out very few in our society would understand it without a cheat-sheet.

To mix legendary allusions, the Coalition is as extinct as the Norwegian Blue of Monty Python fame.

Except that the worms escaping from its body are still eating away at what is left of our society.

 

Icebergs


ICEBERGS

Icebergs separating
From the primeval glacier mouth
Lonely, cold, trapped
By currents moving south.
Lifelessly, thoughtlessly, drifting.

We are bodily torn
Screaming into the pitiless silence
forever alone now.
Beginning a fruitless dance
To death from our mother’s womb.

Icebergs melting down
Releasing moisture to the world
Raining, slaking, mingling.
No current has us enfurled.
How and when will we melt?

J.E.McL jun1977

Arboreal Stripper


Sometimes it takes me a while to see what I have in the images I take.

Image from 2011, Words from just now.