This week the Gillard Government was given a glimpse into its political future in Sydney and it’s as grim as it gets. But it was an image that has been quarantined from public debate because of the equally bleak outlook for the Government’s perfidious bed-fellows, the Greens.
Deluded Labor MPs and their cheer squads have been out celebrating the diminishing fortunes of the minority party. All to divert attention away from the real problem.
The bigger story behind the NSW council elections last weekend seems to have been buried under a Maoist suppression order within the Gillard Government. The only bloke brave enough to challenge it so far, ironic considering he is from the Left, has been the outspoken Senator Doug Cameron.
Latest 2 of 125 commentsView all comments
There is a massive story going on in Australia at the moment. By massive, I mean massive in terms of the amount of space thrown at it. Massive in the level of journalistic indulgence it displays. Massively packed with distortions and sleights of hand. A massive pile of rubbish.
You would have missed the story, as it first appeared in an obscure trade journal read by rich people who collect cufflinks, and was rehashed in a marginally more digestible form by a couple of newspapers which have decided to put media game-playing ahead of their core business of providing readers with facts.
Reluctant as I am to attack a fellow Cornishman it was written by a man called Neil Chenoweth and would have made more sense if Neil had written it in his native Cornish. Chenoweth’s editor, Michael Stutchbury, relatively new to the job of running The Australian Financial Review, can use his newness to explain the fact that while the AFR ran two pages on the September 11 attacks, it ran seven pages on this story on day one and a more restrained six pages yesterday.
Latest 2 of 143 commentsView all comments
Read all about it
Up to the minute Twitter chatter
The latest and greatest
Good morning Punchers. After four years of excellent fun and great conversation, this is the final post…
I have had some close calls, one that involved what looked to me like an AK47 pointed my way, followed…
In a world in which there are still people who subscribe to the vile notion that certain victims of sexual…