Friday 18th of January 2019

John Richardson's blog

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whoops ...

Raw data sourced from AusTender and APS Statistical Bulletin: Markus Mannheim, Editor, The Public Sector Informant, comment editor Canberra Times.

luck is never enough ...

luck is never enough ...

The countries that have mastered the development of their resources, most notably Norway, worked out long ago that to truly prosper in the long run, the citizens who own these assets are entitled to share in the super profits derived from extracting their finite resource wealth.  

just penalties ...

just penalties ...

plain mad ...

plain mad ...

murder incorporated ...

murder incorporated ...

As Centrelink continues its campaign of flawed and inscrutable debt collection, a young man commits suicide.

you want bullshit with that ...

you want bullshit with that ...

The year 2016 is likely to be recognised as one of those great turning points of modern history, even more than 1979, 1989 and 2001. Democracy faces its greatest existential crisis since the 1930s. What is sometimes called “the Enlightenment project” has come under sustained attack in the United States, much of Europe, and to a lesser degree, so far, Australia.

fractured fairytales ...

fractured fairytales ...

“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” – Alice in Wonderland

the epiphany ...

the epiphany ...

no place for sheep ...

no place for sheep ...

flags, flies & meat pies ...

flags, flies & meat pies ...

   How could we possibly go wrong?

protected by ignorance ...

protected by ignorance ...

Unlike the Canadian Government, which reported the location, target and date of all airstrikes conducted in both Iraq and Syria, human rights lawyer Kellie Tranter received a chilling response to her F.O.I. request from the Australian Government.

on celebrity ...

on celebrity ...

In 2007, Federal Education Minister Julie Bishop accused Deputy Opposition Leader Julia Gillard of behaving like a “fashion model or TV star” rather than a politician.

a stacked deck ...

a stacked deck ...

the gang that can't lie straight in bed ...

the gang that can't lie straight in bed ...

In a classic operation, most commonly perpetrated by telephone conmen and door-knocking scammers, the Turnbull Government has hit the jackpot. Boasting of returns of over $300 million after hitting up only 169,000 Australians, someone deep in the murky depths of Government has clearly been taking lessons from the lowest of predatory scumbags.

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