How appropriate. I doubt anything else will change – the destruction of R&D, the tearing down of renewable energy, the attempted removal of the CCA, the homeopath’s NBN – half the network for twice the price,the attempt to create a two-tier education system, a two-tier health system, the wholesale defunding of women’s shelters, aboriginal support […]
Crimes against children are universally reviled. Even criminals hate those who offend against children. Probably the most cowardly and disgusting act an adult can commit is to use a child as a human shield, or, worse, as a weapon.
Act 1 Scene: A Border Protection court. In the dock, the Smith family (not their real name): Mr. Smith (624791), Mrs. Smith (624792), and 7 year-old Jane Smith (624793) (not their real numbers) Presiding, The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection. Minister: You stand accused of four serious crimes. The first count is: That you […]
Whatever it is, it’s powerful stuff. Scott initially described events before Reza Berati’s killing, and the serious injuries to around seventy others as “an incident” and “a disturbance”. I’d like to be able to see and hear those events, and calmly refer to them like that.
You’d think, when you lose 17 seats in a Federal election and the national swing against you is well over 3%, it would be easy to say “Sorry, we got it wrong”.
The Prime Minister One-Term Tony today explained that the Navy had been playing cricket when their boat repeatedly strayed over the boundary into Indonesia. “We have awarded Indonesia 30 runs, on the ‘over the fence is 6 and out’ rule”, One-Term explained.
In 2009 and 2011 there were disasters, and we opened our hearts. In 2013 there was a disaster, and we turned our backs. What is wrong with us?
Scott Free, the usually taciturn Minister for Keeping The Door Shut, today was voluble at a press conference. “I’m excited to announce Advance Australia Apart. What is it? REDACTED FOR OPERATIONAL REASONS. Sorry, force of habit… I’d like to share with you some innovative and I think positive extensions to the code of conduct I announced […]
Enough… First they came for the Communists, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Communist. Then they came for the Socialists, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Socialist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist. Then they came for […]