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“Quiet Australians” Are Realising Morrison Doesn’t Care About Them

By Paul Gregoire: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog. Australia is now in an election year, and the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison must face a dispirited, disillusioned and disengaged electorate sometime before June, most likely in May. The nation’s already absurd… Continue Reading →

Sleaze And Self-interest Everywhere: Australia 2021

Pearls and Irritations Who among us, eighteen months ago, could have believed the mess this country is now in? Few can doubt Australia is at a turning point in its history. The debacle is writ large. The current Cabinet reshuffle will please… Continue Reading →

An “Open Letter” to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison from the World’s Most Powerful Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch. The Best of 2021.

One of Australia’s most experienced journalists, the widely respected Steve Waterson, has penned a series of excoriating articles on Australia’s mismanagement of the Covid scare. The articles, with prominent headlines such as “Paying for an epidemic of stupidity”, have appeared… Continue Reading →

No Plan PM: How the Australian Government’s Lack of an Aged Care Plan Cost Lives. The Best of 2021.

By Dr Sarah Russell: Michael West Media. Australia’s aged care sector is a national disgrace. A 21 billion dollar taxpayer funded industry is so user unfriendly, so byzantine in its bureaucracy, that few elderly citizens could ever negotiate it. The… Continue Reading →

How the Reserve Bank rescued Australia from Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg

Investigation by Michael West and @13foot7: From Australia’s Leading Investigation News Site Michael West Media. Extraordinary details have emerged of how the Reserve Bank intervened to stop Treasurer Josh Frydenberg crashing the economy as the pandemic took grip, how, contrary to their fable… Continue Reading →

Farewell to 2021 in Australia’s Federal Politics: The Year of Disappointment

Frank Bongiorno, Australian National University Some will recall it as 2021. For more, it will be Year 2 of COVID. Either way, it will have been a time of disappointment for many. And the nation’s politicians need to bear a… Continue Reading →

This Must Surely Be The Most Corrupt Government in Australian History: The Best of 2021.

By Elizabeth Minter with Michael West Media. Originally published 14 February, 2021. AdRorts, on the back of the Covid, is the latest corrupt practice in a prodigious body of Australian government dirty work. Is the Covid-19 vaccine the Liberal Party’s… Continue Reading →

Coming Apart: The Centre Cannot Hold

By Paul Collits Turning and turning in the widening gyre   The falcon cannot hear the falconer;Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere   The ceremony of innocence is drowned;The best lack… Continue Reading →

Shrouded in Secrecy: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison Pushes Laws to Bury National Cabinet COVID Crisis Documents

By Paul Gregoire: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog At the state and federal levels, there were legislative mechanisms in place to respond to the public health crisis that is COVID-19. As these laws and regulations were drafted, the particular disease they would be… Continue Reading →

COVID Health Advice and Modelling in Australia has been Opaque, Slow to Change and Politicised

By William Bowtell, University of NSW. In a recent article, The Australian’s health reporter asked: “has any modelling put forward by scientific institutes throughout the pandemic ever proved accurate?” It’s a good question but the answer lies in understanding the… Continue Reading →

The Accidental Prime Minister by Annika Smethurst: Book Review.

By Stephen Saunders: Independent Australia. ‘His opponents will only assist the marketing-man-turned-prime-minister if they continue to underestimate him.’ So goes the final sentence and key takeaway of The Accidental Prime Minister. Annika Smethurst, now state political editor at The Age, made her… Continue Reading →

Unfolding Catastrophe: Australia. Part Five: A Terrible Deceit.

Paula Matthewson, senior reporter with one of the nation’s few mainstream news outlets not behind a paywall, The New Daily, wrote way back in early 2020: “If there’s one clear message to emerge from Australia’s efforts to combat COVID-19 it’s… Continue Reading →

Scott Morrison: What the Bloody Hell Are You Doing?

By Paul Begley: Independent Australia. Time and time again, Scott Morrison has demonstrated that he is ill-equipped to serve in a position of power, In recent days a number of Australian media outlets drew on Annika Smethurst’s insightful new Scott Morrison biography, The… Continue Reading →

“We Should Be Outraged”: Interview with Australian War Power Reform’s Dr Alison Broinowski on the AUKUS Pact

By Paul Gregoire, Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog. “G’day,” said the prime minister as he addressed the nation on 16 September. Scott Morrison then went on to reveal that he’s been busy committing us to a tripartite defence alliance – known as… Continue Reading →

Australia Destroyed: The Streets of Melbourne

In the previous few days Australians have witnessed unprecedented scenes of the brutal crushing of dissent on the streets of Melbourne, which has now officially suffered through the strictest and longest lockdowns in the world. The result of these deranged… Continue Reading →

The Australian Government Led By Scott Morrison Sets Records in Economic Mismanagement

Part One: Alan Austin. Independent Australia. As the Coalition approaches the eighth anniversary of its election, Alan Austin surveys some of this regime’s most destructive records. THE MORRISON GOVERNMENT passed its third anniversary last week. The Coalition will soon celebrate eight years… Continue Reading →

The Political Flouting of Pandemic Restrictions Is Anti-Democratic

By Paul Gregoire: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog. In case you haven’t noticed, there are fast growing divisions within the community between those in favour of the use of pandemic border closures and lockdowns and those who oppose their imposition. Yet,… Continue Reading →

Political Dynamite: JobKeeper for billionaires a campaign wrecker for Morrison, Frydenberg

By Michael West, founder of Michael West Media. Big business doesn’t vote, small business does. That’s the dilemma for Scott Morrison and Josh Frydenberg as they try to keep JobKeeper secret heading into the election. Michael West reports.  There is rising discontent… Continue Reading →

National Cabinet Leaves Us in the Dark about Reopening the Nation, so We’re Left Joining the Dots

Stephen Duckett and Anika Stobart, Grattan Institute National Cabinet met on Friday after a week of intensifying debate about the vaccination thresholds in the national plan for reopening the nation. While expectations for the meeting were high, there was no… Continue Reading →

Scott-free no more? Why the prime minister’s smooth media run may be coming to an end

By Denis Muller, University of Melbourne. Katharine Murphy, The Guardian Australia’s political editor, marvelled recently that Scott Morrison pulls what she called a “Jedi mind trick”, rebadging disasters as triumphs – and getting away with it. I don’t know enough… Continue Reading →

Scott Morrison: The Pentecostal

By James Boyce: The Saturday Paper Australians have, on the whole, a traditional respect for other people’s religious beliefs, and believe it is irrelevant to the governing of the country. But Scott Morrison is the world’s only Pentecostal believer, and… Continue Reading →

It’s Time for the Government to Walk the Talk on Media Freedom in Australia

By Johan Lidberg, Monash University When the Australian Federal Police (AFP) raided journalists and media organisations two years ago, it showed the balance between national security and journalism is severely out of whack in Australia. To address this, a Senate… Continue Reading →

Zero Covid Man

By Paul Collits Australians “want to eliminate Covid”.  So says the Zero Covid Man, aka the Australian Prime Minister.  Perhaps the greatest fear is that he might be right.  If so, then comes the question: is it worse to have… Continue Reading →

God And Scott Morrison

Central to the Prime Ministership of Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, his style, substance, policies and behaviour, has been his religiosity. Now the issue has come front and centre after remarkable footage emerged of him addressing a Christian conference on… Continue Reading →

Morrison’s Minders At The Heart Of His Doldrums

By Jack Waterford: Pearls and Irritations. Perhaps a day will come when the champion rorters, liars, and conscious mis-managers of public resources are before a serious corruption commission and out on their ears. The political and administrative dominance of the… Continue Reading →

Look at Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and See For Yourself

By Bruce Haigh: Pearls and Irritations. Australia’s ruling Liberal National Party coalition, led by the mendacious Morrison, is in a bad place. Morally bankrupt, it is destructive, by default and design. Many have followed, both blindly and with intent, and… Continue Reading →

Scotty’s Jab

By Paul Collits The Covid vaccines have been hailed as the world’s route out of lockdown and associated measures.  Not so fast, as we now are coming to realise.  The inept Morrison Government should be held to far higher standards… Continue Reading →

The Contradictions of Vaccine Politics

By Paul Collits The current penchant that governments and many citizens have for “Covidocracy” looks like becoming permanent.  This is despite the initial promise of the silver bullet vaccine.  Those who, quite legitimately, question the efficacy of the jab, are… Continue Reading →

Scott Morrison: The Elephant In The Room. Best of the Archives.

The single most fascinating thing about Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison is: He Shows No Guilt. Not a shred of remorse at having thrown millions of people onto welfare thanks to his absurd misreading of the Covid Scare. Not for… Continue Reading →

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s Method – If You Don’t Ask, You Can’t Tell

By Jack Waterford: Pearls and Irritations Some prime ministers are more practised liars than others. Some can confuse, distract and prevaricate in such a way as to strangle the truth. Morrison, however, is a special case. He does not seem… Continue Reading →

In Australia, Facebook’s Ban on Sharing News Stories has sent Publishers’ Traffic Tumbling

By Joshua Benton: Founder of Harvard University’s Nieman Journalism Laboratory In a vacuum nobody can hear you scream. Australia already has some of the world’s worst internet, thanks to chronic government mismanagement. Its international borders remain closed after what many… Continue Reading →

How Morrison Taught Australian Voters to Relax and Love the Rort

David Donovan: Independent Australia It is hard to escape the conclusion that the Australian people are being actively groomed by conservative politicians to accept, dismiss, overlook, or ignore their unethical activities. In fact, corruption scandals involving conservative Australian politicians are… Continue Reading →

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