Yes the Government has done well not to chase falling revenue by cutting expenditure after the mini budget, but it has done little to bolster economic growth other than saying it will be bolstered, writes Greg Jericho.
In Bush family lore, Jeb was always supposed to be the smarter, more level-headed one.
Picture of Martin Place message on the tree taken by Gus a day and a half before the siege... "... Sydney wishes everyone a Happy Christmas"...
Saw a social media post which posed something along the lines that those who are uninformed shouldn't be discussing what's happened today as such discussions were promoting the spread of racism. It's a well-meant train of thought, but I have a couple of disagreements in that
(a) The racism was always there- such events make it feel socially permissable for those folks to spout it, and I for one am happy to see them "out themselves"
Treasurer Joe Hockey has described the Federal Government's budget as a "shock absorber" for falling export prices.
no service at this counter. join the queue around the corner. the department opens and closes at 3 pm sharp.
Among those agencies set to be abolished are the Diabetes Advisory Group, Anzac Centenary Public Fund Board and the Local Government Ministers Forum.
Other agencies including the Australian Government Solicitor and the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Advisory Group will be merged into Government departments.
Tony Abbott is at his best when he has something to fight. Ask Kevin Rudd. Or Julia Gillard. Or Malcolm Turnbull. Abbott vanquished them all with brutal efficiency, mainly because he had a devastatingly clear line of attack. "Great big toxic tax based on a lie," or something. Sure, that's more a mash-up than a quote, but with these eight words, Abbott destroyed three leaders. Even in power his best moments have come as he has seized upon an enemy, whether a Russian "bully" or an Islamist "death cult".
Question: When is an internet filter not an internet filter?
Answer: When Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull says so.
On Wednesday, the minister announced the government's response to an "online copyright infringement" discussion paper that he and Attorney-General George Brandis put out in late July.
You have to hand it to some of the lunatics at Murdoch's News Limited. It looks that some of the inmates are just there for the employ... take this cartoon above for example, it defines the Liberal (CONservative) Party with some accuracy... The heading though is misleading.
They were not "cruising" in opposition... They were just trying to drop bombs on the legitimate government of the day, mostly going in circles, with the help of this Murdoch News Limited outfit... They eventually got to the island but their boat exploded because their engine was only burning negativity... The golden boy was proven to be an awkwardly-walking pimply bully who lied more and more to cover his lies... We knew that.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announced the funding at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru.