ABC Admits Bias

You’ve probably read this elsewhere already, but it’s simply too good not to share it here for the benefit of those who may not have seen it.

This brilliant piece of work by Beliaik says absolutely everything about the current state of the ABC – which our taxes will fund to the tune of $1.06 billion in 2017-18 (see page 6-31).

I’ve decided to re-post the whole lot to do it justice. If you’re time poor and want the summarised version, feel free to zero in on the bolded parts below or head on down to Andrew Bolt’s blog:

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More Self-loathing Incompetence From SMH

Michael Smith has brought my attention to this article written by SMH’s Latika Bourke on 13 April 2017. Predictably, it’s the usual self-loathing plop that we’ve become accustomed to no longer paying money for:

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The 2017-18 Federal Budget: Taxing Our Way to Prosperity

Every year, the government seems to make it harder to really see what they’re doing with our money in the budget – whether by renaming things, requiring an extra click or two to access various papers or simply by the tried and true method of burying its sins deep into the treacherous abyss.

TMR refuses to be beaten.

If you want simple, no-nonsense budget analysis that can’t be found anywhere else, read on.

All figures have been sourced from the official 2017-18 budget papers and are presented so that you can form your own opinion.

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TMR’s 2017 Budget Coverage – Coming Soon!

Unlike those in the media, I don’t have advance ‘green room’ access to the budget papers.

I’m sifting through it all now and will have a post up soon.

Scaffidi Guilty

TMR has written extensively about Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi’s grubby conduct.

Today, the WA State Administrative Tribunal (Tribunal) has finally found Scaffidi guilty of 45 serious breaches of the Local Government Act 1995 (WA). A full copy of the decision can be found here.

The sheer brazenness of Scaffidi’s conduct in this matter has been utterly disgraceful.

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Pre-Budget Mental Health Break

Do yourself a favour and watch this. If you don’t crack a smile or your heart doesn’t warm just a little bit, then I give up:

Aldi Stares Down Social Justice Brigade

In June 2016, the WA liquor licensing authority’s Peter Minchin delivered this horribly conceived and pathetic decision on Aldi’s liquor licence application for its Harrisdale store.

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Our Debt Has Chosen to Identify Itself as Good

I wonder what my bank would say if I asked them to have more patience with my ‘good’ debt?

Seriously, what drugs are Scott Morrison and this Liberal government on?

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Un Isn’t Going to Nuke Australia… or Anyone Else For That Matter

Andrew Bolt wonders why everyone seems so blase about North Korea threatening Australia with a nuclear strike:

So why relatively little media concern? Why no breakout stories on how to save ourselves? What to do if the air raid sirens sound?

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Beer Politics

This is Bill Shorten attempting to skol a beer the other day. I say ‘attempting’, because in my books it can’t possibly count as a skol if you take more than 10 seconds and if Bob Hawke can do three in the meantime:

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