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Scott Morrison defeated – Labor to govern in Minority or Majority

Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra The Morrison government has been resoundingly defeated, with Labor headed for office, although whether in a minority or majority was unclear late Saturday night. Anthony Albanese becomes Australia’s 31st prime minister. Labor had 73 seats… Continue Reading →

The corrupt Coalition gone, PM Anthony Albanese confronts the immense Challenge of Repairing Australia

Michael West: Michael West Media. This is a great result. The tired and corrupt Coalition government has been turfed out despite the billions in public money wasted in bribing Australians for their votes, despite the relentless propaganda of the government’s… Continue Reading →

Scott Morrison endorses handing over Pandemic Powers to the World Health Organisation

Ethan Nash: TOTT NEWS. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has endorsed the prospect of more powers for international health bodies such the World Health Organisation (WHO) at a press conference in Darwin today. One reporter raised an upcoming WHO meeting on… Continue Reading →

‘Bulldozer’ Morrison: Can he fix it? No, he can’t!

David Donovan: Independent Australia. Is Scott Morrison so delusional, so out of touch with reality, so lacking in insight, that he actually believes some of the nonsense he says? Because nothing he says – or so close to nothing as… Continue Reading →

‘His Beating Heart is a Focus Group’: What makes Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison tick?

Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra. Revealing insights into Scott Morrison’s political character and tactical approach are coming through as the prime minister finds himself on the ropes towards the end of this campaign. In last Wednesday’s final debate between the… Continue Reading →

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg “superior economic managers”? Not according to the International Monetary Fund

Alan Austin: Michael West Media. It may be the only campaign tactic they have left, and it’s a lie, but the media laps it up and Scott Morrison and Josh Frydenberg are flogging it hard. That’s the claim that the… Continue Reading →

The Utter Bureaucratic Insanity of Australia’s Covid Nightmare: Lest We Forget

Extract from Unfolding Catastrophe: Australia. In unbelievable, fantastical circumstance, a cold wet summer turned into an even colder winter, yet another, truly another Winter of Discontent, for all of Steinbeck’s formidable Grapes of Wrath talents would be required to document… Continue Reading →

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Minister for Energy and Emissions Reductions Angus Taylor Stack Clean Energy Agencies with Fossil Fuel Mates

By Callum Foote: Michael West Media. The Morrison government has slashed renewables funding and stacked Australia’s renewable energy agencies with fossil fuel executives, leaving the likes of ARENA, CEFC and Snowy Hydro controlled by potentially regressive political appointees for years. … Continue Reading →

The Prime Minister Who Destroyed Australia Wants Your Vote

For a disengaged and bitterly disillusioned electorate struggling to regain a sense of normality after two years of authoritarian derangement the sight of the Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition leader Anthony Albanese, two aging political con artists masquerading in… Continue Reading →

Australia Goes to the Polls: An Election fought on the Political Low Ground

Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra. Australian voters will go to the polls on May 21. The government enters the battle trailing the opposition 46-54% in the latest Newspoll, conducted after the budget, with Morrison and opposition leader Anthony Albanese virtually… Continue Reading →

INDEPENDENT AUSTRALIA AUDIO EXCLUSIVE: Laura Tangle talks Floods and Photo Ops with PM Scott Morrespin

By Michelle Pini: Independent Australia. ScoMo joins Laura Tangle on ABC $7.10 and reveals all disaster management and what it really means to be “real”. Really. TANGLE: Reports also indicate that your $1,000 one-off payments plus the additional $1,000 payments are only… Continue Reading →

An “Open Letter” to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison from the World’s Most Powerful Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch. What Happens When the Public Realise It Was All For Nothing???

As the Covid story collapses worldwide, and jurisdiction after jurisdiction abandons all Covid restrictions and mandates, leading newspapers around the world, many of whom played a key part in panicking entire populations, have begun an intense period of naval gazing…. Continue Reading →

Look at Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and See For Yourself. The Best of 2021.

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 →

“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 →

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 →

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