every scratch, every spec of blood will be accounted for when the Russians do it — or they will be blamed for our own (US/"rebels"/Allied) bombing casualties. That is the name of the game of war, even if done in a dilletante manner alla Stralyan. This gives a bad name to our troops.
"I said this was bipartisan, this was above politics and that is why we are bringing all the political parties together on this," he said.
But in a letter sent to Mr Turnbull on Tuesday, shadow attorney-general Mark Dreyfus said: "I am very concerned that this issue has been publicised by you directly, including highlighting specific agencies, their functions and target areas considered as vulnerable.
"This is irresponsible in the extreme - Australians have every right to expect their Prime Minister would put national security ahead of their own political purposes.
"There is no reasonable purpose for the government seeking publicity on details of national security matters such as this."
The truth is most likely that Turdball and his troops are trying to damage Russia as much as possible in the eyes of Stralyans when Trump is trying to do détente with Putin. Nothing new under a hot sun., while Turdball is trying to push on with the myth of "fake news". Fake news have been with us since the Adam and Eve conspiracy and more recently with the Saddam has Weapons of Mass Destruction conspiracy... Of course, everyone with a penchant for socialist equality will be treated as a Putin lover...
“The way the union operated was payments were made on a credit card and later approved by a committee,” Beazley said. “There used to be minutes of all these meetings – large boxes [of them]. “We know this from the royal commission, that the large number of boxes that no one knows exists.”
The defence plans to cross-examine 68 witnesses during a four-week committal hearing in November. “You want another royal commission,” magistrate Charlie Rozencwajg said.
“This is a very complex matter over a number of years,” Beazley said.
Rozencwajg said he would not preside over the committal hearing because he had heard evidence in the case against Jackson’s predecessor at the union, Craig Thompson.
“Ms Jackson gave evidence before me in that case,” he said. “There’s no real prejudice as such, but I think for appearance’s sake it’s probably preferable that matter be heard by another magistrate.”
Jackson has been excused from appearing in court and had her bail extended until a committal hearing begins on 13 November.
She did not comment to waiting media as she and Lawler left court.
See toon at top...
We kick off 2017 with the first video of the year – and it’s an Honest Government Ad about the Strayan’s Government latest fail whale.
The Australian Government just released this ad about it’s Centrelink (social security) shitstorm, and it’s surprisingly honest and informative. #NotMyDebt
read more: https://thejuicemedia.com/centrelink-fail-honest-government-advert/
Mr Turnbull said he was not aware of a foreign country seeking to an influence an election to the extent of Russia's involvement in the US election.
"I think you can pretend the threats are not there, if you like, but that will only make you susceptible to being taken in by them," he said.
Party officials will be briefed by Mr Turnbull's special adviser on cyber security and Australian Cyber Security Centre and Australian Signals Directorate officials.
David Irvine, a former director-general of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service, has previously raised concerns about the threat of hacking by foreign governments.
The Opposition's national security spokesman Mark Dreyfus wrote to Mr Turnbull, claiming he was using the briefings for political advantage.
"It is a longstanding tradition that the activities of our intelligence agencies and specific security vulnerabilities are not made public or discussed publicly in detail," he said.
"I am very concerned that this issue has been publicised by you directly, including highlighting specific agencies, their functions and target areas considered as vulnerable."
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten said he would work with the Government, but accused Mr Turnbull of "grandstanding on national security".
"Ultimately, it's about creating 5000 new residences, including affordable housing, for the people of Sydney, building over $100m of community sporting facilities, and dealing with the ongoing management of heavily contaminated land in perpetuity in a positive and cost effective way."
The cost effective way is really a smokescreen to say all the government has to do is fiddle the land and the developer cashes in on the fiddle... Piece of cake.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer acknowledged Monday that there were some problems with the explanation he gave over the weekend for why he considers President Trump's inauguration audience the largest ever, but he continued to stand by the assertion.
Spicer said figures he provided Saturday about the number of trips taken on Metro during the inauguration were at odds with numbers provided by the Metro system itself. He said the numbers he used were not made up but were given to him by the Presidential Inaugural Committee, which received them from an “outside agency.”
Treasurer Scott Morrison has the laughable idea that the answer to housing affordability lies in taking a 23-hour flight back to the motherland.
That is, in England – home to another of the world’s least affordable capital cities, London, where property prices have tripled in the 20 years to 2015.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Belief that Russia could be brought down by sanctions is unrealistic and the relationship with Moscow should be restored, the French presidential candidate for The Republicans party and former prime minister said in an exclusive interview to Le Monde newspaper.
"It is an enormous country that we cannot treat flippantly… Thinking that we can break down the Russians by imposing economic sanctions is naive. Our relationship with Russia should be rebuilt," Fillon said, as quoted by the newspaper on Sunday.
The presidential candidate reportedly added that this restoration would have to be tied to the resolution of the conflict in Ukraine and Kiev, like Moscow, would have to respect the Minsk agreements.
"Secondly, we need a new economic partnership with Russia. Finally, I propose a European-Russian conference on the conditions of security in Europe," Fillon was quoted as saying.
Many people don't like trump in all quarters from women to Democrat elite to GOP elite. They all think Trump is crazy — and yet the lunatic won the Presidential elections... Yes HE IS the annoying president. But that's life. Time for everyone not to demand what your country or the US can do for you but do something for yourself and your country, including becoming friend with Russia if you don't mind. Sell your tomatoes, your strawberries and your chooks... Easy. Don't harp on Crimea — and Ukraine which was a set up job done by Soros and by the Empire. If you don't see this you should not be in newspapers.
The picture at top is of course a Gus botch job. The cover is from Eulenspiegel adapted to say Der Spiegel
see also: Hurra, der kleine TRUMP-KALENDER ist da!
The Trump presidency is only days old and already there are serious moves to have him forced out of office, and the man leading the charge is from the President's own political party.
Richard Painter is a lawyer who advised former president George W Bush on ethics. He could not bring himself to vote for Donald Trump, admitting he supported instead Mr Trump's Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton.
At this level, the man that Richard Painter advised on "ethics", George W Bush, should be behind bars for war crimes. So Richard Painter should have no respect nor values from our ABC. Richard Painter should be in prison as well should he have made the War on Saddam "ethical" in El Busho's mind... Why is "their" ABC getting people like Painter to say their two bob's worth?
Please note that I am not supporting Trump but I hate the hypocrisy coming from the former and present bullshit artists being tooted on our public boradcaster. Should they be on Foxtel or Sky, fair enough.
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