Wednesday 5th of August 2015

John Richardson's blog

the age of entitlement .....

Abbott government reviews politicians entitlements

when the adults are in charge .....

when the adults are in charge ....

Brownyn Bishop’s escalating expenses row, from helicopters to limousines to god knows what else, the contempt the vast majority of Australian people feel for her, the protection Prime Minister Tony Abbott gave her and the consequent damage this has done to his government and party, all combined to see her resign as speaker of the House of Representatives and Abbott announce a root and branch review of parliamentary entitlements.

recognition .....

recognition ....

boo again ....

boo again ....

Did you hear about the man who entered New Orleans’ airport with explosives and a machete? No? Well, you would have if he’d been Muslim.

A Muslim American man carrying a duffel bag that holds six homemade explosives, a machete, and poison spray travels to a major U.S. airport. The man enters the airport, approaches the TSA security checkpoint, and then sprays two TSA officers with the poison. He then grabs his machete and chases another TSA officer with it.

I'm back .....

I'm back .....

The Speaker is under further pressure as revelations emerge that she hired a corporate aircraft to travel from Sydney to Nowra for a Liberal party fundraiser.

recognition ....

recognition ....

Adam Goodes is a great Australian Rules footballer. He was won two Brownlows (best and fairest) and two premierships with the Sydney Swans. He is a former Australian of the Year. He is proudly Aboriginal. For that, for the very fact of proclaiming his aboriginality, he is now being booed by many opposing football fans.

getting lucky ....

getting lucky .....

from Crikey ….

Australian sovereignty is at risk under the Trans-Pacific Partnership, with evidence showing a toxic combination of corporations, ambulance chaser law firms and biased arbitrators will be able to overrule our laws.

bizarro world .....

bizarro world ....

from Crikey …..

on lifting ....

on leaning .....

Last year, Treasurer Joe Hockey famously declared that Australia needed to be a nation of “lifters, not leaners”.

The Coalition wants us to believe workers and the poor have it easy—and that the funds for their coveted budget surplus should be taken from our pockets. Labor leaders, for their part, largely agree.

nothing to see here .....

nothing to see here .....

your ABC ....

your ABC ....

recognition .....

recognition .....

Gary Foley has written the following on Facebook about the recognition campaign:

democracy for sale .....

deomcracy for sale .....

The problem of vested interests and their corruption of public debate must be addressed. It is urgent if we are to have democratic renewal, restore some faith in our public institutions and develop sound public policies. John Menadue reports.

leadership ....

leadership .....


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