Category: Politics

Editorial – Theresa May’s Train Wreck

Now this may sound a little silly*, but if you think like Malcolm Turnbull and act like Malcolm Turnbull, then there’s a very good chance that you’ll end up like Malcolm Turnbull – and have a bad time.

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Editorial – Quadrant Couldn’t Have Timed Things Any Worse

This time last year, Quadrant lost the last of its government funding. Rather than giving them a handout, I advocated subscribing on the basis that it represented good value for money. I also put my money where my mouth was and subscribed. Many others would have done the same and the folks at Quadrant probably saw a nice spike in subscriptions.

Now that the year is up, many are reflecting on what they got for their money. Doublethink wasn’t supposed to be part of the subscription.

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Accounting at the ABC

Did you ever wonder why the ABC’s budget figures never seem to quite add up?

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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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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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