Julia Gillard Must Stand Down

In the mid 1990s Julia Gillard had a sexual relationship with a corrupt union official, Bruce Wilson. At the time she was a partner in law firm Slater and Gordon. Julia Gillard has attempted to squash any discussion of that relationship, and of her involvement in setting up an illegally constituted entity – the AWU Workplace Reform …

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The Expensive Folly Of ‘Renewable’ Energy

Ray Evans & Tom Quirk have a comprehensive article on the folly and ruinous expense of so-called renewable energy in the current issue of Quadrant Magazine. A few sample paragraphs: The low-cost electricity we once enjoyed was obviously of great advantage to ordinary families, whose standard of living was thereby enhanced. But it was of greater …

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How Dull, How Predictable, How Irrelevant to Ordinary Australians

The ALP national conference in Sydney, that is. Julia Gillard’s speech, which one guesses was intended to inspire the meagre troops, was instead a perfect melange of excuses, distortions, and promises that will not be kept, delivered in a nasal drone that would drive you batty if you hadn’t fallen alseep after the first paragraph. More from Piers …

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Nice Doggy

Our state member of parliament, Michael Pengilly, has been in trouble for the last few days because he called the prime minister a dog. Anyone who uses Twitter is a twit. It is too easy to put thoughts out there which, however instantly regretted, cannnot be taken back. Twitter posts are too short to allow for …

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A Government That Does Nothing

Or at least, a government that does very little, would be a pleasant change. Evidence suggests that the more government does, the worse off people are. The problem with the Gillard government is not that is has accomplished nothing. The problem is that it has accomplished nothing at such great expense.

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Gillard’s Own Goal Record Continues

Julia Gillard has lost the last milligram of respect I had for her. Her smarmy and disingenuous comments about Mary Jo Fisher – an attempt to distract media and public attention from Craig Thomson – reveal Gillard to be the perfect example of a slimy, self-serving politician. “The only person in this parliament who is …

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Not Buying It

Everyone can relax. The whole Craig Thomson thing, it was all just a misunderstanding. He thought the union said it was buy-sexual friendly.

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Julia and the Toddler Team

Julia’s toddler team is certainly entertaining. Australian politics have not been so interesting since the days of Joh and Russ. Of course, ‘May you live in interesting times’ is a well known curse, and this government has certainly been a curse for Australia. This afternoon Julia sabotaged Question Time by simply getting up and leaving. Another thirty …

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What Does the Australian Labor Party Stand For?

It can no longer claim to stand for Australian workers. If it did, it would have come down on Craig Thomson like a ton of batts. This guy (allegedly) stole from health services workers to give himself cash bonuses and $2000 sessions at a brothel. Then he lied about it. Instead of standing up for the workers, …

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So Scary It’s Profitable

A couple of excerpts from Matt Ridley, writing in The Australian: No matter how many scares are proved wrong, the next set of dispatches of doom are treated with the same reverential respect. Remember what the media said about the Y2K computer bug? “This is not a prediction, it is a certainty: there will be serious …

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Andrew Turnbull on Climate Policy

Lord Turnbull was Permanent Secretary of the UK Department for the Environment from 1994 to 1998, and Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service 2002-05. He has written a twenty page briefing paper for the Global Warming Policy Foundation. It is called The Really Inconvenient Truth Or “It ain’t necessarily so.” You can download …

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Terry Pratchett Wants To Meet Julia Gillard

So that he can ask her in person, ‘Why is assisted suicide banned in Australia?’ To save you the trouble of talking to Julia, I’ll tell you Terry. Assisted suicide is banned in Australia because it is wrong, and Australia is a civilised nation, where doing wrong is discouraged. Terry says this is about seriously …

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Axe the Tax

The Prime Minister is scheduled to speak at Adelaide University tomorrow on ‘Governing for Reform: Values in Practice.’ Short talk, then. Late notice, but a good opportunity. Copied from menzieshouse.com.au: We have just received word that Julia Gillard will be speaking at Adelaide University tomorrow evening! We are sorry for the late notice, but this …

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Scary – For Gillard

Oooh…! That big scary Mr Garnaut has a big scary splash in the Daily Telegraph claiming that rising seas and increasing incidence of extreme weather events mean that Sydney will be swamped by the sea every year instead of every 100 years. What is really scary (for Garnaut and Gillard) is that of 38 comments on that …

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Then What’s The Point?

As I noted a few days ago, the only way a carbon price can have any affect on CO2 output is by reducing the use of fossil fuels. It does this by making the use of those fuels more expensive. This increases the cost of electricity, of water (especially if that water come from a …

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