Posted: October 30th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Hard Pill to Swallow, News, Ramble, Revolute, Socially Engineered, Standout | Tags: australia, Australian Politics, Lady Margaret Thatcher, Malcolm Turnbull, OPINION, Standout, Tony Abbott, Will Ferrell | Comments Off on Tony Abbot Impersonates Will Ferrell Impersonating George W Bush
Former prime minister Tony Abbott has used a speech in London to call on European leaders to close their borders to asylum seekers or risk imperilling their nations.
Abbott used the occasion to promote the Coalition’s hardline asylum seeker policies as a solution to Europe’s migrant crisis, which has seen hundreds of thousands of people, mainly from the Middle East, cross into the continent.
The former PM urged regional leaders to act by “turning around boats and denying entry at the border for people with no right to come” :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: November 27th, 2013 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: Education, They Said What | Tags: Australian Education Reform, Australian Politics, Catholic Education, Gonski, Tony Abbott | Comments Off on GONEski! Australian Government Ditching Education Reforms
A turnaround in policy position isn’t a huge surprise straight after an election, it sought of goes with the the furniture. Except in this case, apparently, both sides of Australian politics were in FULL agreement prior to the last election?
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has denied that 10 weeks into governing, he’s breaking a pre-election promise – to match Labor’s school funding model – saying that his government would “do a little bit better.”
However, promises to one side, Australia’s new Government has just announced it will scrap the previous – Labor – governments plan for school funding reform, and will instead renegotiate individual agreements with all states and territories within the next 12 months.
Education Minister Christopher Pyne says Labor’s arrangements will stay in place for the coming year and will then be overhauled :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: September 30th, 2012 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: Celebrity Gossip, Celebrity News, SHOCKJOCK!, Standout, They Said What | Tags: #presdientsdinner, Alan Belford Jones, Alan Jones, Alex Dore, Alexander Dore, Australian Politics, Australian Prime Minister, Celebrity News, Celebrity Rant, Julia Gillard, Malcom Turnbull, Malcom Turnbull - Alan Jones Tweet, Misogynist, Radio Broadcaster, Radio Talkback Host, Right Wing Liberal Shockjock, Right Wing Politics, SHOCKJOCK!, Tony Abbott | Comments Off on UPDATED! MR JONES?
That most despicable right-wing ranter, radio broadcaster and pseudo intellectual Alan Jones – not the wonderfilled sculptor – has done a Romney on himself. Last weekend the Sydney shockjock was guest speaker at an event for the Sydney University Liberal Club – SULC – where he firmly planted his foot in his mouth.
Known for his far right views, misogynistic statements, megalomaniacal cravings and hubristic rantings, Mr Jones managed to slip-in the ultimate in-bad-taste, bagging the recently deceased father of Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard. During the speech Mr Jones said that the PMs father died of shame!?
Unfortunately for Mr Jones, the Daily Telegraph had a journo in the room while his speech besmirched the Australian Prime Minister. Jonathan Marshall has so far posted an article, a SULC Tweet and a recording, on what will surely be egg on opposition leader Tony Abbott’s face. According to the Daily Telegraph Mr Jones “…told a group of 100 Young Liberals that John Gillard’s death was the fault of his proud child“
UPDATE! 1 + 5 + 8 October 2012: Mr Jones has apologised to Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard for his woeful comments, he managed to do so without using the word SORRY! Woolworths Staffer Quits Over Jones’ Rant :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: August 9th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Socially Engineered | Tags: Anti Nuclear Protest, Australian Government, Beyond Nuclear Initiative, Federal Opposition Leader, Muckaty Station, Natalie Wasley, Northern Territory, Nuclear Waste Site, Tennant Creek, Tony Abbott | Comments Off on Australian Government Calling For Tenders – Nuclear Waste Dump in Northern Territory
The Australian Federal Government is calling for tenders of concept designs for Australia’s first radioactive nuclear waste dump. The Government had previously announced a preferred site for the dump at Muckaty Station, Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory.
The tender says the concept design will be appropriate for a site in arid to semi-arid areas of Australia.
The tender outlines say that the proposed facility should be designed to accommodate waste for at least 100 years, and equipment at the site may be required to repackage and retransport any radioactive waste stored at the facility.
Natalie Wasley from the Beyond Nuclear Initiative is campaigning against the dump. Ms Wasley was apparently unaware the tender was being released :: Read the full article »»»»