Open Thread – Tues 28 March 2023


Autumn (The Spies with the Grapes of the Promised Land), Nicolas Poussin, 1660-64

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Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 31, 2023 3:14 pm

The New York Young Republican Club has issued a statement responding to the indictment of President Donald Trump, saying, “This is Total War.”

Not until Ft. Sumter 2.0.
Then it’ll be total war.

Tom
Tom
March 31, 2023 3:14 pm

“Hope we get to see the perp walk!”

After Trump is indicted, the first legal move will be a motion by Trump’s attorneys to have the charges against him dismissed through lack of evidence — and only the most biased of Obama judges would reject that application.

DA Alvin Bragg couldn’t care less. His indictment of Trump was simply fulfilling his 2021 DA election campaign promise. He has his 15 minutes of fame and guaranteed work for the the rest of his life in DNC state and federal judicial systems as a folk hero of the loony American left.

Lysander
Lysander
March 31, 2023 3:15 pm

LOL! So, in short (kinda mentioned above), Desantis has said Florida law enforcement officers will not assist in the arrest of DJT – and the NY ones have no jurisdiction there!

This is great but still a distraction from a bullshit case.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 31, 2023 3:18 pm

“But how do you measure someone’s emotional sense of place to a particular species or location? It’s extremely difficult.”

Dr van Leeuwen said spiritual connection needed to be a part of the conversation around climate change.

Science reduced to woo-woo.

Crossie
Crossie
March 31, 2023 3:20 pm

Roger says:
March 31, 2023 at 11:26 am
A woman has been arrested in France and faces a criminal trial for posting a slogan referring to President Emmanuel Macron as ‘garbage’ on social media.
Lese-majesty still applies in the French Republic?

Pass the foie gras, will you.

I wouldn’t live in France if you paid me.

calli
calli
March 31, 2023 3:20 pm

It seems that there is a lot more bad news to come.

The companies involved had fixed price contracts of long duration – contracts won in good times with very slim margins. Those margins were gobbled up in price rises on most materials and some subbie rates. Now in negative territory on builds. Some smart companies saw the writing on the wall early, and paid their customers to negate the contract.

The other government contract company has a double whammy. They go in cheap hoping to pick up on varies because government departments are slack as all get out in specification. Suddenly they realise they haven’t allowed for that extra fifty power points or whatever. So…load the variation and make a profit. But Victoria has no money. In fact, even when government entities do have money they take forever to pay progress claims. Instant cash flow crisis, which is death for a business. And you can’t trade your way out.

We’ve had the same thing happen on a smaller scale, now pretty much back on an even keel. It meant a large cash injection into the business via asset sales. It happens.

The government’s Covid subsidies, while being nice little short term earners and impoverishing the state coffers also had another effect. It distorted actual profit and productivity. Businesses were bleeding out even as money was coming in. They just didn’t know it.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
March 31, 2023 3:21 pm

From last night – frozen on the phone.

China’s mining for gold in Africa is appears to be quite extensive.
Why gold?

Physical for a gold-backed petro-Yuan.

Crossie
Crossie
March 31, 2023 3:22 pm

Our chief concern is how well manged US decline will be, such that it doesn’t endanger our security. So far it isn’t promising. We should be looking to relocate those oil reserves on-shore, just for starters.

I think those reserves are gone, Biden used them up to boost their petrol production and bring the prices down in time for the 2022 election.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 31, 2023 3:24 pm

Pinched from instapundit.

Nancy Pelosi
@SpeakerPelosi
The Grand Jury has acted upon the facts and the law.

No one is above the law, and everyone has the right to a trial to prove innocence.

Hopefully, the former President will peacefully respect the system, which grants him that right.
12:15 AM · Mar 31, 2023
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The bolded bit suggests Mrs Pelosi is declining at the same rate as he Resident Hiden.

Cassie of Sydney
March 31, 2023 3:27 pm

“No one is above the law, and everyone has the right to a trial to prove innocence.”

I think that’s very insightful. The left no longer believe in “innocent until proven guilty”, you’re expected to prove your innocence. Ask George Pell and Bruce Lehmann.

calli
calli
March 31, 2023 3:27 pm

Good grief! Have scientists found a squealing mandrake? 😀

April 1 tomorrow guys.

I know plants sent out hormonal signals to shut systems down or activate them. Like shutting down chlorophyl production in Autumn and leaf fall. And of course they send out other sexy smells and sights to attract pollinators. Alluring teases that they are.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
March 31, 2023 3:27 pm

Dr van Leeuwen said spiritual connection needed to be a part of the conversation around climate change.
Science reduced to woo-woo.

Oh yes.
There will be a Noongar Climate Model for sure – add it to the Ensemble.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
March 31, 2023 3:31 pm

April 1 tomorrow guys.

There’s another ruined tradition.
April Fool spoofs have been well and truly shunted by the stream of WTF.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 31, 2023 3:38 pm

Dr van Leeuwen said spiritual connection needed to be a part of the conversation around climate change.

GAIA IS RISEN (Blair’s blog, 2010)

In a bizarre Science Show conversation with Robyn 100 metres Williams, Tim Flannery predicts the physical manifestation of Gaia:

“Robyn Williams: So there you’ve got an image of the earth, the planet as a god, but also a very sophisticated and credible scientific idea. Tim Flannery: That’s right. I was tempted in the book to simply give in and call it Earth System Science, because Gaia is earth system science and in many university departments around the world, as you’ll know, Robyn, earth system science is a very respectable science. But as soon as you mention Gaia of course, the scepticism comes out. I didn’t do that though, because I think there’s a certain elegance to Gaia, to that word and the concept, and also because I think that within this century the concept of the strong Gaia will actually become physically manifest. I do think that the Gaia of the Ancient Greeks, where they believed the earth was effectively one whole and perfect living creature, that doesn’t exist yet, but it will exist in future.

Just in case you didn’t think it was a weirdo cult.

Dot
Dot
March 31, 2023 3:39 pm

April Fools Day is the Trans Day of Vengeance.

Vicki
Vicki
March 31, 2023 3:40 pm

Oh wait, did you see MAFS last night?

Goodness, do you actually watch that rubbish, Monty? I can’t even bear the advertisements for it!

Frank
Frank
March 31, 2023 3:40 pm

April Fools Day is the Trans Day of Vengeance.

4chan smiles.

Robert Sewell
March 31, 2023 3:42 pm

Doc Faustus:

China’s mining for gold in Africa is appears to be quite extensive.
Why gold?

Physical for a gold-backed petro-Yuan.

That’s an interesting scenario, Doc.
Any comments from the financial experts?

Harks
Harks
March 31, 2023 3:44 pm

Transgender terrorist Audrey Hale murdered 6 Christians, including 3 children, at a private Christian school in Nashville earlier this week.

The White House Speaks:

“Our Hearts Go Out to the Trans Community as They Are Under Attack Right Now”

It would be so much nicer to think they are just clueless rather than so deeply evil.

The Trans Community is reading from the Muslim playbook of turning every act away from the perpetrator and back onto the victim.

Morsie
Morsie
March 31, 2023 3:47 pm

There is a whole lot of pain coming for a lot of people. Client who runs a gym, obviously barely any income during lockdowns finally getting business back up and running.
First rent review ( negotiated before I got involved )pops up based on CPI.In Melbourne it works out at about 7 % increase.
Faaark she says I cant afford that.Well you need to cut a deal says I.
Next year will be much the same.
Hindsight being an exact science she should have negotiated fixed rent increases.No doubt landlord is screaming due to interest rate hikes as well.
If she cant raech an agreement , the business will go the wall, after having survived the lockdown.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 31, 2023 3:49 pm

m0ntysays:
March 31, 2023 at 12:43 pm
So who now represents the poor downtrodden people that Lenin supposedly championed in the Bolshevik Revolution?

Labor still represents them. The poor vote Labor in large numbers. Labor are just not of working class stock themselves any more.

Suuuuuure m0nty=fa.

The Liars “represent” the workers by destroying their jobs and employment prospects, raising the cost of their housing, energy and transport, denying them opportunities to improve their position in life, and generally being all-round dickheads.

Bridge f0r sale.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 31, 2023 3:51 pm

Dotsays:
March 31, 2023 at 12:48 pm
You just about need a degree to drive a forklift.

It’s a three day course.

But almost certainly more rigorous than many modern degree courses. J’ism anyone? Any course with the word “studies” in it?

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

H B Bear says: March 31, 2023 at 11:26 am
Yep. You will struggle to find many wukkas at Liars HQ. And “businessmen” at Lieboral HQ. Plenty of staffers on both sides.

During the previous-but-one parliament I painstakingly went through the bios of each & every of the 227 sitting members in the House and Senate.

As far as I could ascertain, of the 227 sitting members, only 25 (twenty-five) had ever stood on their own two feet (i.e. had to cook for themselves) or had skin in their game.

Chris
Chris
March 31, 2023 3:53 pm

The New York Young Republican Club has issued a statement responding to the indictment of President Donald Trump, saying, “This is Total War.”

Not until Ft. Sumter 2.0.
Then it’ll be total war.

What kind of f***wit do you have to be to use those words in this climate? Some anti-fa-twit will brass the place up AGAIN, while the FBI will persuade a retarded kid to buy a weapon from them and charge the political opposition with white supremacist terrorism in sworn statements.
Total war? Not nearly enough creativity in that hot quote.

Just issue a deck of cards with pictures of the most egregious Democrat criminals.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
March 31, 2023 3:54 pm

Latho was being Latho. I have nil issues with that as he has form for extreme levels of bluntness.

Greenwich is a passive aggresive grub and incidently holds some disturbing points view that I find disgusting, live abortion being one.

Latho won’t lose any support in Sydney heartland IMO as those baying loudest wouldn’t vote for him in a heartbeat.

Storm in a tea cup IMO.

My 2c for what it is worth anyway.

That said time for a sojourn by the pool. Lovely NQ weather for almost April.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 31, 2023 3:54 pm

Any comments from the financial experts?

I’m not a financial expert but China has been buying up lots of gold lately.
Gold probably hit US$2,000/oz overnight. Currently at $1998.50.

Chris
Chris
March 31, 2023 3:56 pm

What kind of f***wit do you have to be

Of course I refer to the so-called Young Republican Club not you, BoN.
What’s the chance it is a false flag or just made-up quote, by the way?

cohenite
March 31, 2023 3:59 pm

All the polls show that normal people are not on your side, Lizzie. You are in a vanishing minority of bigots. Most of the heterosexual community live among LGBTIQ+ people and do not hate them.

What polls transdick. Normal people don’t hate the alphabet folk but what they are doing which is destroying fundamental societal values such as the definition of men and women, the family and attacking kids. You wouldn’t understand that since you have no dick and look after the milko’s kiddies.

The nastier turn of events after Nashville is folk with mental pathologies are now being incited to violence. By dickless bastards of the left like you.

Cats are just not representative of society. You lot are the weirdoes. I realise that is a tough pill to swallow for you, but it’s true.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 31, 2023 4:00 pm

Real Dealsays:
March 31, 2023 at 1:29 pm
You just about need a degree to drive a forklift.

It’s a three day course.

Can we categorise all of Monty’s opinions as lame hyperbole?

Flattery will get you nowhere, he is too stupid to detect it.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 31, 2023 4:01 pm

What kind of f***wit do you have to be to use those words in this climate?

Chris – the only thing stopping the second US Civil War is that the Right believe in rule of law, God and the Bible, and the Left have been very careful to deny them a casus belli. That’s what I mean by a Ft Sumter 2.0. The first episode by that name allowed Christians to sign up to fight the South legally: the result being history.

cohenite
March 31, 2023 4:03 pm

This latest indictment by soros against Trump is strange since it has already been adjudicated and Trump won. Even CNN admits this:

Judge tosses Stormy Daniels’ lawsuit against Trump over hush money agreement

Dot
Dot
March 31, 2023 4:03 pm

I caved to the booktalking boomers on Haute Crapper and bought a small parcel of CXO (in my super, MTL is my mistress, lord and saviour and the damnation of my soul).

I think it has an upside. Better than doing dumb shit like buying US banks!

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 31, 2023 4:05 pm

I love Kurt Schlichter’s Kelly Turnbull novels.
I’d love them even more if they didn’t keep coming true…
“Wildfire” especially creeped me out.

Crossie
Crossie
March 31, 2023 4:05 pm

Oh, and Justin also wants to increase immigration yet again. Canada already has massive immigration rates, but he wants even more.

Look at most Western governments, if they wanted to destroy their countries what would they be doing differently?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 31, 2023 4:08 pm

Just a question: how many people in your circle know that the shooter was transgenderist and deliberately targeted her former school because it was Christian?

The FBI is apparently going to release the tranny’s manifesto. Anyone seen it yet?
It’ll be interesting reading even if censored.

Anchor What
Anchor What
March 31, 2023 4:08 pm

The only Australian TV News channel that can be (partly) described as decent fails miserably in the way it is presenting the imminent Trump indictment.
Daytime Sky that is. If you’re not seeing it, rest assured it’s very poor. It might as well be ABC or Nein.

cohenite
March 31, 2023 4:08 pm

The feud between greenwich and Latham has been going for a while with greenwich implicated in the assault by Trannies of the church where Latham was speaking before the election.

And as I said any drag queen event in front of kids would feature worse language and horrendous acts than what Latham did in describing the poofta act of sex.

But Latham has been cancelled by the media: sky especially has been culpable; and this afternoon he was scheduled to be interviewed by Brent Boltitude on 2SM. Did not happen and NO mention of the controversy.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 31, 2023 4:08 pm

flyingduksays:
March 31, 2023 at 2:16 pm
Yep, I’m sure everyone here commits the victimless crime of exceeding the speed limit multiple times a day… I know I do…

There is, of course, no such thing as a victimless crime …. you are being punished for a possible future crime (causing a crash by driving fast).

Pre-crime is now a thang?

Anchor What
Anchor What
March 31, 2023 4:09 pm

Part of the report by Sky said that Stormy Daniels admitted the affair and that she was paid to shut up about it.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
March 31, 2023 4:09 pm

I see South Walker Creek and Poitrel changed hands too recently. Mitsui getting out of coal in Oz?

As I have stated before some BHP executive types became like kittens when the bosses of Mitsui turned up once in Bowen Basin at I believe Goonyalla.

Japanese are polite but are direct with their displeasure. As the boss of Inpex said too bad Australian execs aren’t like that.

Dot
Dot
March 31, 2023 4:13 pm

Boltitude

Really?

Seems like the simulation playing games again!

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
March 31, 2023 4:16 pm

Everything you said there, Lizzie, is the exact opposite of the truth.

Nope. Not at all. Depends on how you define issues and what you think is important for families and people who are struggling with insane high power bills chasing climatic chimera thus diverting social and other infrastructure funding into nonsense, with rampant inflation, failing ‘woke’ schooling, and much else that has families tearing out their hair – mortgage stress, job insecurity, and rental crises due to housing affordability. All happening under Labor’s watch, right now, with a Voice to likely make things worse for the poorest of all – remote aborigines stuck in Nugget Coombes dreamtime.

It is a question of how you address things, not a he said, she said, truth’s with me not you, sort of debate.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 31, 2023 4:23 pm

m0ntysays:
March 31, 2023 at 3:03 pm
People whom Black Shirt M0nty declares to be ‘right-wingers’ in politics are often those who are strongly in favour of policies that will help and protect the working classes against the plutocrats of the left, who have sadly also invaded the political parties of alternatives to the left.

Who speaks up more these days for the family, for women’s real rights to care for their own children at home, for a rounded education that is free and well-funded, for purchasing power and for a job that comes from a well-functioning and modern economy, not some ponzi scheme of growth for its own sake rather than for improved productivity? Why, goodness me, is terrible right wingers like plenty of Cats here and the politicians we admire most.

Everything you said there, Lizzie, is the exact opposite of the truth.

Evidence needed to support this assertion.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Roger says: March 31, 2023 at 11:40 am

How, exactly, do they expect her to pay her bills? Via an app on the phone she can just manage to make a call on, and read the odd text (sometimes)? On the computer or tablet she doesn’t own?

Switch to a smaller bank that still offers a cheque facility.
Then advise the manger of the old bank that your mum has gone to a bank that still offers customer service. It may not matter to them, but you’ll still derive some pleasure from the act.

Were one of the Senior/Retiree magazines or similar publication to run an article with the details of mum’s dilemma & how “Mongrelbank” booted her & her money out – and be basically a story about how “Bank X” was accommodating & able to provide a chequebook facility, there may be quite some pleasure derived from it.

On top of which, the Managers at Bank X will get lots & lots of brownie points for opening up new accounts.

Alamak!
Alamak!
March 31, 2023 4:31 pm

Everything you said there, Lizzie, is the exact opposite of the truth.

Or, perhaps, you are sadly relying on some aging, disproved left-wing tropes that you picked up in formative years and cannot find the brain cells to reconsider. Happy to help with your re-education into the realm of reality – but you need to do some work as well or remain in denial and ignorance.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
March 31, 2023 4:32 pm

The only Australian TV News channel that can be (partly) described as decent fails miserably in the way it is presenting the imminent Trump indictment.

We’ve been watching Laura Ingram and interviewees, including Miranda Divine on the Biden Crime Famly, on Fox news over a late lunch. We rarely watch daytime Sky or any of the MSM. Reaction has been extremely strong right across the Republican Party. Crowd waving big flags with ‘Biden is not my President’ standing outside Mar-a-Lago right where we drove by in October.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 31, 2023 4:33 pm

Salvatore

As far as I could ascertain, of the 227 sitting members, only 25 (twenty-five) had ever stood on their own two feet (i.e. had to cook for themselves) or had skin in their game.

That’s actually more than I would have expected.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 31, 2023 4:35 pm

Chris

Just issue a deck of cards with pictures of the most egregious Democrat criminals.

That will need, at the very least, to be a Canasta deck (108 cards).

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
March 31, 2023 4:35 pm

Desantis has said Florida law enforcement officers will not assist in the arrest of DJT – and the NY ones have no jurisdiction there!

But…but…but… that means DJT could be stranded in Florida for the rest of his life!
Oh.
Oh, that poor, poor man.

Lysander
Lysander
March 31, 2023 4:37 pm

Perhaps a chance for him to go dark orange* Colonel? 😛

*must be code for something!! 😛

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
March 31, 2023 4:44 pm

ABC radio news today crossed the line when reporting the Trump indictment.
They featured statements by GOP House and Senate leaders condemning the action by Bragg and stating that it was a political act.
The news announcer then blandly said that this is evidence of the control that Trump still has over the Republican Party.
Blatant editorialising dressed up as a news report. The ABC are simply unable to be professional when it comes to politicians they hate.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
March 31, 2023 4:45 pm

M0nty reminds me of me in the 1970’s, when I found it impossible to believe that Labor could do anything wrong and would always help the downtrodden wukkas, like my Labor-voting coalmining British granddad and my mum with her South Wales depression upbringing.

There’s no way even back then I would have condoned black shirt behaviour where a group of male thugs pretending to be women bash a real woman and threaten her life for wanting simply to speak.

After the Baldwin bashing I came to see that Labor could also associate with hired thugs and that the politics of it wasn’t always pretty; later Labor became so self-serving that it was embarrassing when a Love Boat appeared and a printing works went up in flames. I started to rethink quite a few things, including strident radical feminism, and the ‘goodness’ of handouts and government provisions, which were often big rorts.

Yep, you’ve come a long way Babygirl. Shame M0nt’s doubled down on black shirtism and hasn’t learned a thing over his journey through marriage and fatherhood. I changed, that changed me, through two marriages, and am happy to admit it. Socialism is morally wrong and economically does not work. Linked to post-modernist and climatic fantasies, it really is to hell in a handcart for families.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
March 31, 2023 4:50 pm

Its hard to look reality in the face when you run a fantasy football site. Thats as real as it gets for munster. Bizarro World in the basement. Failed Economics 101 and its all been downhill since.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
March 31, 2023 4:53 pm

Perhaps a chance for him to go dark orange* Colonel? ?

Hmmm.
Yep.
So then he’ll be… (checks notes)… flying underneath the toupée-dar?

Lysander
Lysander
March 31, 2023 4:56 pm

M0nty reminds me of me in the 1970’s, when I found it impossible to believe that Labor could do anything wrong and would always help the downtrodden wukkas

Same here, when I was the returning officer for Gillard’s branch vote – I had (dodgy) people coming to see me day and night about the votes I’d collected and people signing up with the same surnames as others so they could vote.

Everyone is allowed to be a bit of an idiot when they’re young I guess.

Lysander
Lysander
March 31, 2023 4:59 pm
Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Boambee John says: March 31, 2023 at 4:33 pm

Salvatore
As far as I could ascertain, of the 227 sitting members, only 25 (twenty-five) had ever stood on their own two feet (i.e. had to cook for themselves) or had skin in their game.

That’s actually more than I would have expected.

They were mostly Liberal or National backbenchers – with little if any influence. And one Labor backbencher.
I do not recall any of them being even a minor minister.

I actually phoned the electorate office of several of the “never worked a real job” LNP members, to congratulate them on some minor policy point, & used this to raise the topic with the staffer who took the call.
Without exception they assumed their politician was one of those who’d cooked for themself & had before politics been in a situation where they risked having their back to the wall.

I didn’t know what to say to that – the self-published resume of the politician showed no self-reliance or enterprise whatsoever.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
March 31, 2023 5:01 pm

Who amongst you will stand up for the downtrodden, the disaffected, the underdog?
Who amongst you will stand up for m0nty?
I shall stand up for m0nty in this hour of his need.

Failed Economics 101 and its all been downhill since.

This besmirching of m0nty must not stand. To take on a new subject, find it is beyond you, and to move on to other endeavors is no flaw, it is part of the adventure of life.
M0nty’s moral shortcoming is not that he failed Economics 101, but that he passed journalism.
😀

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 31, 2023 5:07 pm

Good article at Spiked.A teaser below.

Why capitalism loves transgenderism
Topics
IDENTITY POLITICS
POLITICS
UK
I see more fascists have aligned with the ‘TERF’ cause. Only their disguise is even more cunning than usual. Now the biology-believing Brownshirts aren’t only dressing up as middle-aged women to try to throw everyone off the scent of the fascism that lurks beneath their talk of women’s rights. They’ve gone that extra step and camouflaged themselves as actual communists. Truly there is no end to the cynicism and intrigue of these far-right loons who believe people with penises are men, not women.

This is the news that the Communist Party of Britain has come out against gender self-ID.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 31, 2023 5:11 pm

Greenwich.

Loves mincing babies when hes not looking at mincing men.
But hey, its disgusting to use naughty words.
But just peachy to mince babies.

This article is more than 3 years old
NSW abortion bill: Alex Greenwich hits back at claims of ‘unrestricted’ terminations
This article is more than 3 years old
Conservatives opposed to historic reform should do their homework, independent says

Michael McGowan
@mmcgowan
Thu 1 Aug 2019 01.48 BST
The architect of a historic bill to decriminalise abortion in New South Wales has hit out at opponents of the legislation, after a conservative MP wrongly claimed the bill would allow unrestricted abortion “until the moment of birth”.

The independent MP for Sydney, Alex Greenwich, tabled the bill on Thursday after it was delayed by a week by resistance within the Coalition government.

The bill has the backing of the premier, Gladys Berejiklian, and a number of members of cabinet including the health minister, Brad Hazzard, but has faced pushback from the Liberal party’s conservative wing.

MPs including the state’s police minister, David Elliott, have argued they will oppose the bill “because there has not been enough time to consult with my electorate”, and on Thursday the Sydney Morning Herald published an opinion piece by the finance minister, Damien Tudehope, in which he wrongly claimed the laws would allow “unrestricted abortion until the moment of birth”.

Describing the proposed bill as “the most extreme abortion laws in the country (perhaps in the world)” Tudehope – who described himself as “fiercely pro-life” in his maiden speech to parliament – wrote that MPs supporting the bill had “tried to ride roughshod over parliamentary procedure and pass abortion laws that barely anyone in the state has even heard of”.

The private member’s bill is based on laws in Queensland and Victoria and has the backing of the NSW branch of the Australian Medical Association and the Pro-Choice Alliance.

Under the proposed legislation a woman would not commit an offence if she procured a termination within the bill’s framework. It would also repeal provisions of the Crimes Act relating to abortions and common law offences.

The bill would allow for terminations up to 22 weeks – and later if two doctors believe they should be performed given the medical, physical, social and psychological circumstances.

Ie: Blank cheque.

Pogria
Pogria
March 31, 2023 5:11 pm

An Aussie women’s soccer team is upset, and rightly so, because a Yank Tranny import is knocking them around during games and hogging all the goals.

I reckon the under fifteens boys team could thrash him regardless.

Johnny Rotten
March 31, 2023 5:21 pm

Its hard to look reality in the face when you run a fantasy football site. Thats as real as it gets for munster. Bizarro World in the basement. Failed Economics 101 and its all been downhill since.

As for MontyPox Virus and his fantasy football site I heard that his/her best position was at left back. Left back in the Dressing Room that is wearing a dress methinks.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 31, 2023 5:21 pm

But just peachy to mince babies.

Paging Jonathan Swift: call your office.

A Modest Proposal For preventing the Children of Poor People From being a Burthen to Their Parents or Country, and For making them Beneficial to the Publick

Satire has a rapidly reducing half-life before it becomes reality.

Mark from Melbourne
Mark from Melbourne
March 31, 2023 5:27 pm

Switch to a smaller bank that still offers a cheque facility.
Then advise the manger of the old bank that your mum has gone to a bank that still offers customer service. It may not matter to them, but you’ll still derive some pleasure from the act.

Were one of the Senior/Retiree magazines or similar publication to run an article with the details of mum’s dilemma & how “Mongrelbank” booted her & her money out – and be basically a story about how “Bank X” was accommodating & able to provide a chequebook facility, there may be quite some pleasure derived from it.

The former is being investigated (though banks, it turns out, are a bit coy on the subject… from a small sample size). The latter isn’t on the cards because Mum (and Dad) would be mortified by “publicity”. They have spent almost a lifetime trying to avoid same, mostly successfully.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 31, 2023 5:27 pm

An Aussie women’s soccer team is upset, and rightly so, because a Yank Tranny import is knocking them around during games

I still like the Iranian Women’s Soccer Team.

Eight members of Iranian women’s team are men awaiting sex changes (2015)

calli
calli
March 31, 2023 5:28 pm

Everyone is allowed to be a bit of an idiot when they’re young I guess.

I love reading about people’s different life experiences both here and at Old Cat.

The Labor Party always spruiked itself as the party of the wokka. My grandparents and my parents after them loathed the Labor Party, and always voted Conservative. Tradesmen, cleaners, housemaids all. They lived in the old Division of Werriwa. Many…many friends and neighbours were similar.

Fast forward to the 70’s and the Lower North Shore. To my eyes pampered youth from parents with middle class, middle management jobs all voted Labor. Some of the Christians then were telling me that Jesus was really a Socialist. At the ripe old age of 16, I thought they were mad. I still do. But they were at Uni and being severely edumacated in the ways of moocherdom, and I was but a wee sprog of the grubby old wokkas.

The problem now is that the times have passed me by, as well as parties that might represent me and my aspirations, such as they are. The Libs/Nats have moved ever leftwards – they have left me. And one thing is for sure – there will be no Conservative “saviour” for a very long while, if ever. So I must content myself with watching leftie gloaters dance their jigs on an ever diminishing pile of ill-gotten loot until a bigger player appears and wipes the rictus grin from their faces.

This, I believe, is the way of countries, the way of societies. I remain ever hopeful, but I’m not taking hope in temporal solutions to the bank.

calli
calli
March 31, 2023 5:32 pm

BoN! I read that years ago and forgotten it! Thanks for linking.

His writing wasn’t just about wars over how to eat boiled eggs.

Mark from Melbourne
Mark from Melbourne
March 31, 2023 5:37 pm

His writing wasn’t just about wars over how to eat boiled eggs.

Big-Endians deserve the same contempt from a just society as those who insist that pineapple is not a worthy pizza ingredient.

calli
calli
March 31, 2023 5:38 pm

Here’s a little encouragement for those who are told they’re “on the wrong side of history” or other gibberish.

Dot
Dot
March 31, 2023 5:38 pm

Mmmmmmmmmm….fear….

https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/wa/wa-covid-hospitalisations-almost-double-in-a-week-as-cases-rise-ahead-of-easter-holidays-c-10212629

Don’t go to Church for Easter!!!

Western Australia, or as it is known elsewhere, Far East Germany.

All stand for the WA national anthem.

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 31, 2023 5:44 pm

NITV’s Facebook page informs me that the 12 Apostles off the coast of Victoria have been handed back to black fellas under Native Title. What the actual hell is that?

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 31, 2023 5:46 pm

FMD – the fantasy world of the “Ima hardcore activist’…
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2023/mar/31/last-straw-first-nations-adviser-to-queensland-police-quits-over-mareeba-shooting

“I sent [police commissioner Katarina Carroll] a text at midnight on Saturday and said, ‘What’s going on? People are saying he was unarmed. Why was he shot four times in the abdomen? Why didn’t they shoot him in the kneecaps to bring him down?’.

Mark from Melbourne
Mark from Melbourne
March 31, 2023 5:47 pm

NITV’s Facebook page informs me that the 12 Apostles off the coast of Victoria have been handed back to black fellas under Native Title. What the actual hell is that?

A con job… there are only 6 or 7 left!

Lysander
Lysander
March 31, 2023 5:47 pm

Thanks Calli – I agree it’s interesting and sometimes funny reading some of the back history of some Cats… sometimes worrying! I went from hardcore Trotsyskism (which I still believe to be the best form of Marxism… if you had to choose one) to a Laborite to a Lib to a Conservative (for whatever party that may be today)…

And without casting aspersions on the entire Labor Party, I worked for a bit with Harry Jenkins Jr and it was probably he that kept me in the party longer than I would have without having met him.

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 31, 2023 5:49 pm

Federal Court Justice Bernard Murphy echoed the sentiments at Tuesday’s ceremony.

“What is occurring today is not a grant of native title, but a recognition of native title,” he told the assembled.

“That is, a recognition that this beautiful country has always been the country of the Eastern Maar Peoples and always will be.”

The Facebook link was actually this one.
I take them that this judge will no longer be required to apply law and justice the way we are used to, and that he has vacated his no doubt beautiful home.

rickw
rickw
March 31, 2023 5:50 pm

Had a very interesting chat with a girl from China last night. She grew up on a farm. I now really understand why communists hate kulaks! As she said: “We have free minds! We do not have sick minds!”

She would possibly rank as the most Red Pilled person I have ever met. Holy Cow! A Chinese farm girl who understands the significance of The Second Amendment and believes that it’s a fundamental human right!

She is searching for a place to live free. In that search, she recently visited Melbourne and Sydney. “Australian’s talk like they are free, but those two places just like China!”

For the moment Maldives suits her purposes. She cautioned me about ever having the type of conversation we had with my work colleagues. “Most Chinese are sick, they don’t understand freedom, they don’t want to be free”. Sounds like most Australians!

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 31, 2023 5:51 pm

I take it ffs spellwrecker

cohenite
March 31, 2023 5:53 pm

Trump’s indictment is the line in the sand for the US. A lot of the commentators are saying the Stormy case was the weakest of the suits against Trump. In fact none of them have any substance. The Georgia one for instance is based n a proven lie:

https://thefederalist.com/2023/02/22/oops-georgias-get-trump-grand-jury-forewoman-accidentally-confirms-the-recommended-charges-are-bunk/

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 31, 2023 5:54 pm

NITV’s Facebook page informs me that the 12 Apostles off the coast of Victoria have been handed back to black fellas under Native Title.

Presumably they had 12 apostles 60,000 years ago before Jesus appointed his dozen.

Plasmamortar
Plasmamortar
March 31, 2023 5:57 pm

flyingduksays:
March 31, 2023 at 2:16 pm
Yep, I’m sure everyone here commits the victimless crime of exceeding the speed limit multiple times a day… I know I do…

There is, of course, no such thing as a victimless crime …. you are being punished for a possible future crime (causing a crash by driving fast).

Pre-crime is now a thang?

Ok agreed, perhaps a bad example.

How about….

Riding your bike without a helmet?

As an adult I mean, children fall under their parents responsibility, different rules.

Riding your bike without a helmet is a victimless crime is it not?
Who else could you possibly injure?

Vicki
Vicki
March 31, 2023 6:01 pm

Calli – it is, indeed, interesting to read the life stories and current thoughts of the various Cats.

My father’s father was a coal miner, a drunkard with a terrible disposition. His wife, my father’s mother , was of a middle class family that fell on hard times & married off their 14 year old daughter to the 36 year old coal miner. She had eight children with him, and was a formidable woman with a remarkable intellect. She was fiercely Labor all her life, and was furious when my father established his own business and became a Liberal supporter.

My mother’s mother came from a somewhat well-to-do middle class family of merchants. She fell in love with a handsome rogue and was shunned by family members, who were vindicated when her rogue deserted her and her eight (also) children during the Great Depression. They were mostly Liberal voters.

So, though dad was a tradesman, I guess I was born into a fundamentally Liberal household. Which was one reason why, predictably, I became a resolute “Leftie” during my university years. To the horror of my family (& friends) I demonstrated continually against our involvement in the Vietnam War. As with most idealists, reality bit eventually. Although I did not recant from my opposition to that war (from an analysis of the history), and it took quite a while to embrace the Liberal Party, I came to appreciate the role of conservative ideals in holding the fabric of society together.

To this day I am not an ideologue – but like to stand back and conceptualise the bigger picture behind events. No doubt the product of many years of immersion in historical research and inquiry. Don’t pretend to get everything right – but that is what I am driven to do.

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 31, 2023 6:06 pm

Terry McCrann today:

Well, now we finally have it – Australia’s National Suicide Note in official black and white form: the Bowen-Bandt so-called Safeguard Mechanism.

The only thing Australia is any good at doing – on the scale necessary to keep 26m of us in the half-adequate lifestyle we seem to think we are entitled to because, well, because, far less the 50m we are mindlessly racing to grow to – is digging or pumping stuff out of the ground and shipping it off to China and other places.

Last financial year our total exports were just shy of $600bn. More than two-thirds of that – over $420bn – were resource and energy exports. That’s iron ore of course, plus coal and gas as the other big ones.

Take them away and we would have had only $180bn to buy all the ‘stuff’ we want from foreigners – the consumer baubles, the plant and machinery, drugs and sophisticated medical equipment and everything else. And, oh yes, the odd submarine or jet fighter; and let’s not forget all the solar panels and wind turbines. Thank you, China, for sending us some of our coal and iron ore back.

We did in fact import just shy of $450bn in 2021-22. What $270bn of foreign ‘stuff’ would we happily have done without?

Well, the so-called ‘Safeguard Mechanism’ is aimed at ensuring we will never get another new mine or gas-field – never mind with to sell stuff to foreigners, even just to keep our lights on, our heaters and air-cons working.

So over time, as we trek down to the fabled ‘2050 net zero’, the lights will be going out, quite probably all over Europe but certainly around Australia. Figuratively and indeed literally.

For as the existing mines run out and close and there are no replacements – or at best the odd replacement that somehow sneaks through – that the money and the ‘stuff’ it buys to keep our economy and our society functioning, will evaporate.

It goes without saying that ’these people’ are so utterly clueless about the consequences of what they are imposing; they equally utterly unknowingly spell out precisely the sort of things those consequences will be. In his statement announcing the joint Suicide Note – or as he titled it, “Safeguard Mechanism one step closer to Parliamentary passage” – minister Bowen did exactly that.

He proudly boasted that it would be “equivalent to taking two-thirds of the nation’s cars off the road over the same period (to 2030)”.

Now I wouldn’t be quite that pessimistic; I think it will take somewhat longer to achieve the economic destruction on that scale that would see our standard of living drop by such an indicated two-thirds.

Now of course Bowen was intending to convey a measure of the drop in CO2 emissions in ‘car-equivalent’ terms.

But he far more exactly, if totally uncomprehendingly, spelt out the actual real-world devastation that would be wreaked if – when? – we slash our CO2 emissions in that way.

And remember, we are only really getting started by 2030. The object is net zero by 2050.

And that’s not just net zero in our electricity and gas supply industries, and resource and energy exports, but net zero in everything we do to survive.

Including growing food, as Dutch farmers are now finding out, with Dutch consumers to find out behind them.

To call the business response fatuous, embarrassing and dumb, would be too flattering.

The response from (departing) Business Council CEO Jennifer Westacott was emblematic. “Business now has certainty,” she bleated.

Yes, sure, Jennifer: the certainty of the grave.

As Lenin said: “The Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them”.

The 2023 version of the rope are the turbines and solar panels coming back from China.

Cassie of Sydney
March 31, 2023 6:09 pm

“callisays:
March 31, 2023 at 5:28 pm

Lovely comment calli and one that echoes my own family.

m0nty
m0nty
March 31, 2023 6:12 pm

(CNN) — Donald Trump faces more than 30 counts related to business fraud in an indictment from a Manhattan grand jury, according to two sources familiar with the case – the first time in American history that a current or former president has faced criminal charges.

Trump is expected to appear in court on Tuesday.

The indictment has been filed under seal and will be announced in the coming days. The charges are not publicly known at this time.

cohenite
March 31, 2023 6:21 pm

The indictment has been filed under seal and will be announced in the coming days. The charges are not publicly known at this time.

If you had a dick you’d be masturbating furiously.

Cassie of Sydney
March 31, 2023 6:27 pm

My grandfather was a history buff and I think, like a lot of Australians who went through the war, had high regard for John Curtin although my grandfather was always a rock solid conservative. As I wrote above, I know all my grandparents voted for Curtin during the war. I don’t think we quite understand the fear Australians had during the war, particularly after the fall of Singapore, and like a lot of Australians, even conservative Australians, they didn’t like Churchill.

In 1978, shortly after we moved to Perth, my grandparents came to visit us. My parents had just bought a house in Claremont, which is next to the suburb of Cottesloe where John Curtin lived with his family. My grandfather was always an avid walker (he never learnt to drive), and when he travelled, he’d go for long walks, always eschewing buses and trains. Anyway, that day in Perth, we children were at school, my father at work and my mother and grandmother were at home. My grandfather decided to go for a walk, and he set off shortly after lunch. By 5.30p.m. he still had not returned, and my grandmother and mother called the police. Anyway, at about 6.00 p.m., my grandfather casually walked up the driveway and I still recall my grandmother shouting at him, “where have you been?”, he came in, sat down and said that he’d researched where John Curtin’s home was in Cottesloe, he walked down to the house, knocked on the door and Elsie Curtin, John Curtin’s daughter open the door, and she invited him in for a cup of tea and they ended up talking for hours about the war, the depression, Curtin, Chifley, Menzies, Scullen, Lyons and others. The one cup of tea became many cups of tea.

It’s a story I treasure.

Vicki
Vicki
March 31, 2023 6:29 pm

To clarify my opposition to our involvement in the Vietnam War some fifty years ago. I have always honoured our fallen in that war, and those who fought on our behalf and clapped the returned veterans (many did not, which was distressing) at Anzac marches. Our warriors must always be supported.

JMH
JMH
March 31, 2023 6:47 pm

Does anyone give a rat’s posterior as to which uniparty wins the by-election in the seat of Aston tomorrow night. I don’t. I understand Dutton has been busy as a fly on carrion, swanning around the electorate. Good for him – but I don’t care. I might have once, but not any more.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
March 31, 2023 6:50 pm

********www.perthnow.com.au/news/wa/wa-covid-hospitalisations-almost-double-in-a-week-as-cases-rise-ahead-of-easter-holidays-c-10212629

More BS results via PCR and RAT tests; the wankers are still pushing the “vaccines”; people’s immune systems are still shot from the first round of jabs and these health bureaucrats just continue to lie without challenge from the MSM whores and gigolos.

Like this below.

“There is some evidence in the literature that having COVID infections make you makes you more susceptible to other infections, which is why we may be seeing more severe RSV for example and is yet another reason to minimize the number of times you get COVID.”

There is a tonne of evidence that the jabs are far more dangerous than the re-branded flu and that statement above is pure w*ankery. Note the ages of people going into hospital. Very much like the flu from the years, pre-scamdemic.

None dare mention natural immunity…

Typical garbage from Perth-Now and Big Pharma sponsored MSM. A perfect article for those who watch the 5-6-7 o’clock news; buy newspapers and then go to BBQ’s and dinner parties talking about reality tv and all sorts of trivial BS whilst the world falls apart. I find small talk exceedingly hard to do today.

Ignorance still prevails biggly. Perth-Now and related media muck cater for them perfectly.

****************

Language Warning: C- bombs and f-bombs galore. All justified

Covid how the hospitals lied to help the government lock us down*

Reverend Simon Sideways:

https://tinyurl.com/mre7zda3

* I agree with most of what he says, however, for those who had to get jabbed to visit loved ones in hospitals and aged-care, I understand that. The w*nkers who forced people into that position, such as those in the Perth-Now article above need to be swinging from the poles in Forrest Chase and many places around the globe ( their equivalents )…after a fair trial. Anyway, one of the great covid rants of all time above from the REV.

Gabor
Gabor
March 31, 2023 6:50 pm

Pogria says:
March 31, 2023 at 5:11 pm

An Aussie women’s soccer team is upset, and rightly so, because a Yank Tranny import is knocking them around during games and hogging all the goals.

Just look at her/his thighs. Typical masculine male.

m0nty
m0nty
March 31, 2023 7:08 pm

I would like to get custard’s thoughts on the Trump indictments. Was Q really talking about Trump going to gaol all this time, not the other mob?

Johnny Rotten
March 31, 2023 7:11 pm

You realise this is probably a cipher for a staff adjutant of a Russian General – who is failing to defeat a smaller opponent and in so incompetently and recklessly doing so has greatly diminished their capacity to ever fight a conventional war again in the next few decades?

Russia is just waiting for the muddy agricultural soil in the east to dry out before unleashing the march west to the Dnieper River and Kiev. May looks to be the month IMHO.

Tom
Tom
March 31, 2023 7:25 pm

To clarify my opposition to our involvement in the Vietnam War some fifty years ago. I have always honoured our fallen in that war, and those who fought on our behalf and clapped the returned veterans (many did not, which was distressing) at Anzac marches. Our warriors must always be supported.

My number came up for national service in 1970 as a 19-year-old. I did not want to fight the Vietnamese in their country, but I had been an army cadet at school* and loved the military training, so I did not become a “conscientious objector”.

As it turned out, the system didn’t spit out my marble for military service.

Half a century later, I wonder what I would have done had I been forced to decide. At the time, it was a life-and-death issue and I worried about the cost on my life and career of becoming a political radical aligned with the anti-war movement.

*I scored nought out of 35 points at the army’s Puckapunyal 300-yard range because I was an irresponsible mug lair aiming at the flag on the top of the hill in the distance.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
March 31, 2023 7:25 pm

Duk, alluded to this in a few paragraphs above in the thread.

This is a good visual that gels with it.

———–

Del Bigtree:

Using an easy to understand football analogy Del BigTree takes the warning from world renown vaccine specialist, Geert Vanden Bossche who has put his entire career on the line to speak out against the #COVID19 vaccines. This Football ( NFL ) analogy was done in March 2021.

Del Bigtree breaks down what happens to your INNATE IMMUNE SYSTEM after the vax.

https://tinyurl.com/4s3mutcn

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 31, 2023 7:39 pm

Monty – There’s talk that Trump should use his presumably upcoming arrest perp photo as his official campaign one.

Brilliant if he does. No better illustration of the childish evil of the Left could be imagined.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
March 31, 2023 7:44 pm

Great remix ( subjective ) and easy on the eye. (:

————

The Cars – Drive (New 2022 Extended Version + Teri Garr Tribute)

9 Jan 2022
– Using Ben Orr’s original vocals, I thought I’d try to remake the 12″ version using my own instruments (Using – KorgM1, Korg01, AccessVirusKC and Roland JV2080). I did it because I really love the instrumental section heard once near the end of the 7″, and wanted to hear a few more variations of that in my 12″, especially during the intro. I had to sing some of the backing vocals, the “who’s gonna drive ya, who’s gonna drive ya” chord that repeats occasionally (I hate my voice btw but after applying loads of effects I’m almost unrecognisable, phew!). I didn’t want to stray too much from the sound of the original (I’ve always loved the song, it’s perfect as it is), but I couldn’t find a perfect match for all the instruments, my snare drum is a bit thunderous, and I might have overdone the synthy strings a little. It’s a work in progress anyway, I’ll probably make a few tweaks after I’ve heard it back a few times.
– I made the video out of the film ‘One From the Heart’ because I’ve always had a thing for Teri Garr. She does some excellent dancing during the film I thought might be good to mix some of that with this song. The film has been heavily criticised in the past, it’s a shame because you get the feeling that it could have really been something exceptional. Anyways, the film does have a special look and there are some exceptional moments in it that stay with you.
Enjoy and thanks for visiting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pOBtbsuUmc

Bluey
Bluey
March 31, 2023 7:54 pm

“Transgender” school shooters now.

This is probably a good time to put this out there:

There is no such thing as transgender.
A “transgender” is just a transvestite, the literal definition of which is somebody who dresses up like a member of the other sex. That’s all so-called transgenders are doing at the end of the day, they’re men pretending to be women, or women pretending to be men because they’re deranged, delusional and dangerous.

As a general rule, they’re always addicted to a combination of drugs, including hormone replacement therapy, narcotics and prescription medications ranging from amphetamines to anti-psychotics, which alter their understanding of themselves and of reality.

The continuous exposure, normalisation and outright encouragement of this lifestyle of drug-abuse, sex-obsession, self-mutation and extreme delusions is currently among the most repulsive crimes against humanity, especially when we consider the targeted audience is always children.

Hard to disagree, even when the source is a neo-nazi.
The real kind, not a grampians nazi.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
March 31, 2023 7:55 pm

Things are a bit sh*t here. Yesterday morning my dad shot my dog- a completely avoidable accident. Brother visiting from Scotland, Dad thought an early morning fox stalk with his two sons and grandson would be a sure thing. He’s got failing eyesight, macular degeneration, and increasingly bad judgement. Centre of the blast had probably gone over the top, but eight heavy shot landed from his neck through to one knee.
Rush to town vets, xray showed pellets in all the wrong places- up to emergency vets in Beeliar, CT showed fragments in his spinal cord. So that was that.
Danno was a great dog. Just a perfect, brainy, faithful, tough, smoochy gentle dog with a brilliant eye and nose for the foxes, and the tactics and physique to somehow catch them too. He’d ran down a 9kg vixen in the bush the morning before, that’s about as big as they get here.
Steely Grey is the dog on my avatar- he was 7 when he got hit on the highway, on a midnight ramble. Danno would be turning 6 in May.

Tom
Tom
March 31, 2023 7:59 pm
Siltstone
Siltstone
March 31, 2023 8:07 pm

A question for Cats. The Fall of Singapore occurred in February 1942. Leading up to that time, was it the case that Britain had full conscription and Australia had very limited conscription (servicemen could only be sent to overseas places administered by Australia)? If that was the case, then calls for Britain to provide more men for the defence of Singapore were calls that Australia was not prepared to match (given the volunteers of both nations were stretched to their limits already).

Robert Sewell
March 31, 2023 8:11 pm

Morsie:

Hindsight being an exact science she should have negotiated fixed rent increases.No doubt landlord is screaming due to interest rate hikes as well.
If she cant raech an agreement , the business will go the wall, after having survived the lockdown.

That was the whole idea, Morsie. Thin out the ranks of the Middle Class. Fill the ranks of the homeless and welfare dependent.
No one thinks they could be that evil or sick, but they are.
Welcome to the new social order!

2dogs
2dogs
March 31, 2023 8:12 pm

Trump going to gaol

So Monty, back in 2013, you scoffed at the suggestion that Craig Thomson might go to gaol for his crimes.

Now you are salivating at the prospect Trump might.

So, it follows that you would think Trumps crimes in relation to this are worse than those Thomson was accused of.

How do figure that, exactly?

Crossie
Crossie
March 31, 2023 8:14 pm

Had the grandsons over for dinner tonight and prepared a very large and expensive seafood stir fry with lots of ingredients including prawns and scallops. The younger ones asked what some of the ingredients were before eating but the oldest 6 foot tall grandson just inhaled his dinner in five minutes. He said he didn’t have lunch and was famished. I suppose that’s how he got to be a 6 footer.

Happiness is cooking a good meal for the family.

Robert Sewell
March 31, 2023 8:16 pm

Chris:

Of course I refer to the so-called Young Republican Club not you, BoN.
What’s the chance it is a false flag or just made-up quote, by the way?

So, quietly to the showers we go?
Mustn’t fuss, dear.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 31, 2023 8:19 pm

Trannies are like clowns. In the old days clowns were fun, but now they’re terrifying.

Of course no one in Hollywood will ever do a tranny version of It.

Roger
Roger
March 31, 2023 8:20 pm

Does anyone give a rat’s posterior as to which uniparty wins the by-election in the seat of Aston tomorrow night.

Word is the CCP is odds on.

Frank
Frank
March 31, 2023 8:26 pm

Sad news Wally Dalí, I imagine things are pretty uncomfortable about now round at your place. Don’t throw booze at the situation.

Roger
Roger
March 31, 2023 8:27 pm

Commiserations, Wally.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 31, 2023 8:28 pm

calls for Britain to provide more men for the defence of Singapore were calls that Australia was not prepared to match (given the volunteers of both nations were stretched to their limits already).

Siltstone – I think the volunteers who manned the 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th Divs could be sent anywhere, but the militia legally could only be sent to Australian territory. PNG was then regarded as such, which is why the CMF guys fought the Japs at Kokoda.

Over 10% of our population was in uniform by the end of the war, as I recall.

Happy to be corrected regarding any of this.

rickw
rickw
March 31, 2023 8:33 pm

Kiwi’s do amazing job fixing WW2 Clark Airborne dozer and scraper:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zs5PCqdqFeY

132andBush
132andBush
March 31, 2023 8:34 pm

Wally,
Awful to read that.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

I’m sorry to hear that Wally. Poor Danno. That’s a tough situation.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
March 31, 2023 8:36 pm

Don’t throw booze at the situation.

Maybe just a small whiskey could do some good. It does take the pain away.
But don’t keep on with it, for grief must out in its own way. A sad tale, a great dog.

Oh, and I wouldn’t be letting your dad go hunting with your little grandsons if you can avoid it as kids can run every which way. Maybe only if other adults are keeping a keen eye on dad’s aim and what he’s aiming at. I guess the poor fellow is feeling rather bad about the dog though, and you might need to let him know that age is a bugger and you don’t actually blame him …or something.

Rabz
March 31, 2023 8:37 pm

Peoples – what a week.

Yet again, collectivist idiocy seems to be gathering and feeding off its unrelenting momentum.

We’ll end up (finally being) gifted with a perpetual (outrage) motion masheen before the end of April at this rate.

This is not likely to be a good thing, given the subsequent lunacy will also be audible in space.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Bruce of Newcastle says: March 31, 2023 at 8:28 pm

That’s my understanding.
AIF = anywhere.
Militia = Australian territory only.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 31, 2023 8:40 pm

Siltstone – I think the volunteers who manned the 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th Divs could be sent anywhere, but the militia legally could only be sent to Australian territory

Quite correct.

Crossie
Crossie
March 31, 2023 8:41 pm

Now of course Bowen was intending to convey a measure of the drop in CO2 emissions in ‘car-equivalent’ terms.
But he far more exactly, if totally uncomprehendingly, spelt out the actual real-world devastation that would be wreaked if – when? – we slash our CO2 emissions in that way.
And remember, we are only really getting started by 2030. The object is net zero by 2050.

I think Bowen is miscalculating on a grand scale. All those millions of new migrants they plan to import in order to sustain the economy are going to be voting by 2030. I don’t think they will be happy to accept a diminished lifestyle just to please some greens. There may in fact be so many new voters who object to green politics that none of this will come to pass.

Frank
Frank
March 31, 2023 8:44 pm

There may in fact be so many new voters who object to green politics that none of this will come to pass.

In particular, if the current fad for importing people from more robust parts of the world continues they might wind up with a far more bolshie electorate.

Crossie
Crossie
March 31, 2023 8:45 pm

I had no idea John Hindersker of Powerline was such a never-Trumper, he is on with James Morrow on Sky just now. He seems very cheerful at the thought of Trump being pronounced guilty by a hostile New York jury and then being tied up in appeals. So much for his legal nous.

Crossie
Crossie
March 31, 2023 8:48 pm

Wally Dali, so sorry about your dog.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 31, 2023 8:49 pm

Siltstonesays:
March 31, 2023 at 8:07 pm
A question for Cats. The Fall of Singapore occurred in February 1942. Leading up to that time, was it the case that Britain had full conscription and Australia had very limited conscription (servicemen could only be sent to overseas places administered by Australia)? If that was the case, then calls for Britain to provide more men for the defence of Singapore were calls that Australia was not prepared to match (given the volunteers of both nations were stretched to their limits already).

IIRC, Britain introduced full conscription in early 1939, when the Germans occupied that part of Czechoslovakia they did not get under the Munich Agreement. It was (re-) introduced in Australia later in 1939, but only for service within Australia and its territories, as the Defence Act prohibited the use of conscripts elsewhere, and the Menzies government did not want a political stoush with the Labor opposition, which opposed sending even volunteers to assist Britain.

The issue of Australia not sending conscripts outside national or mandated territory became live when the US sent conscripts here to help fight the Japanese. The Curtin (Labor) government in 1943 extended the area to which Australian conscripts could be sent, but only effectively north to the Equator, west to Dutch New Guinea and east to the Solomon Islands.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 31, 2023 8:54 pm

PS, as well as the 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th AIF Infantry Divisions, there was also an AIF 1st Armoured Division. It was intended for the Middle East, but never left Australia as a formation, though some of its units served in the campaigns against the Japanese, starting with the 2/6th Armoured Regiment at Buna, on the north Papua coast.

rickw
rickw
March 31, 2023 8:55 pm

Scumo Robodebt highlights:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0Tm_ejtvqQ

rickw
rickw
March 31, 2023 8:57 pm

There may in fact be so many new voters who object to green politics that none of this will come to pass.

I think Indians are quite well known for their dislike of BS green electricity.

Rabz
March 31, 2023 9:00 pm

Cats, tomorrow night’s radio show is likely to be the last.

I’ve run out of genres.

It is unlikely to even have a theme – apart from you nominating your favourite three songs of all time.

That might just focus some minds, simple as they might be.

The results will then be loaded into a spreadsheet and the top twenty publicised.

I’ll subsequently ask Dover for a monthly spot highlighting and dispelling the most preposterous economic narratives purveyed in human history.

A target rich environment, that one is. 🙂

This blogue has strayed far and wide from the Economic foundations of the original Catallaxy. Not saying that’s a bad thing, as Economics really is a topic that all sane people would willingly go out of their way to avoid, so as to enjoy a normal, nightmare free life.

For me it was a welcome escape from accounting. Nowadays, I think the dispassionate study of ledgers and book keeping is a far more noble “profession” than the microscopic* analysis of human financial interactions.

*Geddit, Cats 😕

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
March 31, 2023 9:01 pm

That’s a bugger about the dog Wally.
At least your old man is up and about and still enjoying a bit of shooting. It’ll soon pass by the sound of it.

eric hinton
eric hinton
March 31, 2023 9:04 pm

rickwsays:
March 31, 2023 at 8:33 pm
Kiwi’s do amazing job fixing WW2 Clark Airborne dozer and scraper:

My favourite u-tuber.

Rabz
March 31, 2023 9:04 pm

Also found my first year accounting skills much more useful in my career than any knowledge of economics.

Sigh. If only I’d become a quackademic. 😕

Siltstone
Siltstone
March 31, 2023 9:06 pm

Thanks for the confirmation regarding the status of Australian conscripts in February 1942. Britain could send conscripts to Singapore, but Australia did not have, or propose to have, legislation allowing such type of deployment until a year later. It is one of Paul Keatings most disgusting positions, he whinged that Churchill would not send more conscripts to risk their lives while remaining ignorant or deliberately silent that Australia wouldn’t do what he demanded of the Brits.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 31, 2023 9:08 pm

I’ve run out of genres.

Sad to hear that Rabz! I’ve been letting my hair down this last hour with some songs. Here’re three of them.

Jellyfish

U2

Coldplay

Next is going to be Man Overboard by Puscifer…

Rabz
March 31, 2023 9:09 pm

It is all about one’s Public Image, after all, Cats

Hey, pollies – you never listen to a word that I say, I tells ya! 😡

C.L.
C.L.
March 31, 2023 9:11 pm

U2’s One is one of the most perfect songs ever written.

m0nty
m0nty
March 31, 2023 9:14 pm

Trump won’t go to gaol. But he might get convicted.

Cassie of Sydney
March 31, 2023 9:15 pm

The animus towards Churchill by many Australians such as my grandparents predated World War II, it goes back to World War I.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 31, 2023 9:15 pm

It is one of Paul Keatings most disgusting positions,

The same Paul Keating who cited the existence of the ‘Brisbane Line” in Parliament, and was never called to account?

RuthM
RuthM
March 31, 2023 9:16 pm

Wally Dali, that’s awful news abt Danno. I have enjoyed your posts about him; he seemed to have been a great dog.
(I have a six year old whippet, one of my better life choices, and grew up with a kelpie, so found the combination of the two intriguing.)

Rabz
March 31, 2023 9:17 pm

BoN – don’t tempt me – a U2 thread could result in all sorts of permutations, with 91.3% of them eventually stridently stating that Bozo (among his many other obvious idiocies) is an utterly insufferable personage.

But U2’s many, many wonderful songs will (thankfully) outlast him. 🙂

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 31, 2023 9:18 pm

The animus towards Churchill by many Australians such as my grandparents predated World War II, it goes back to World War I.

Churchill was widely blamed for the attack on Gallipoli, yes.

MatrixTransform
March 31, 2023 9:20 pm

I’ve run out of genres.

wally just posted about the tortured relationship between his dad and his dog.

there’s prolly already a country song written about it.

… and you’re out of ideas?

Rabz
March 31, 2023 9:22 pm

Snap, CL. As much as I hate to admit it, I’ve been a fan of U2 for decades – since 1980. Right down to applying some of the Edge’s licks on my Strat. 🙂

Cassie of Sydney
March 31, 2023 9:23 pm

“Churchill was widely blamed for the attack on Gallipoli, yes.”

Yes, I remember many afternoons listening to the adults, particularly my grandparents and great-aunts and great-uncles often talking about Churchill and his role in Gallipoli.

C.L.
C.L.
March 31, 2023 9:23 pm

6:27 pm

Great story, Cassie.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 31, 2023 9:23 pm

As this weeks Media Watchdog discusses, the ALPBC have got in some ex 2 something or other bird to tell them what is wrong with their Sydney and Melbournibad radio stations whose ratings are tanking. Which raises the question, what does ALPBC management actually do? I’m past thinking either branch will do anything about the ALPBC but it would seem a good front to open on the culture war. Although just waiting for Albo to self destruct will likely work just as well.

Rabz
March 31, 2023 9:24 pm

Rabz’ Radio Show April 2023 – The tortured relationship between a dad and his dogue

Yeah, no.

Next.

rosie
rosie
March 31, 2023 9:28 pm

‘Cover my eyes’?
From idiocy masquerading as intellect?
It’s more rolling, trust me.
Just a few more hours and we start dropping like nine pins.

MatrixTransform
March 31, 2023 9:30 pm

sorry about yr dog Wally

and yr Old Man,

he must feel pretty shitty right now

Rabz
March 31, 2023 9:30 pm

Finally, the topic for tomorrow night’s radio show is sorted.

Tune in at 7:00pm tomorrow night, Cats and behold. It will be on. 🙂

Miltonf
Miltonf
March 31, 2023 9:31 pm

I also thought Churchill had a fair amount of contempt for Australia- ‘bad blood’ or something.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 31, 2023 9:31 pm

U2’s One is one of the most perfect songs ever written.

Only band that has ever included C S Lewis’s Screwtape Letters into one of their music videos. 😀

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
March 31, 2023 9:33 pm

Rabzsays:
March 31, 2023 at 9:00 pm
Cats, tomorrow night’s radio show is likely to be the last.

I’ve run out of genres.

Plenty of stuff out here Rabz, you just have to find it. No need to stick with music that has been played ad nauseum. Dig a little.

THE VALLEY OF DREAMS – Stive Morgan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWdmMyjbVp0

Eyrie
Eyrie
March 31, 2023 9:34 pm

Rabz’ Radio Show April 2023 – The tortured relationship between a dad and his dogue
Yeah, no.

A music genre about pick up trucks, unfaithful women and old dogs doesn’t have much going for it.

Delta A
Delta A
March 31, 2023 9:36 pm

Happiness is cooking a good meal for the family.

Absolutely!

Well done, Crossie.

Rabz
March 31, 2023 9:36 pm

A musical genre about pick up trucks, unfaithful women and old dogs doesn’t have much going for it.

Thanks Eyrie – that’s May’s Radio Show sorted as well. 🙂

Miltonf
Miltonf
March 31, 2023 9:37 pm

Some of Joel Kotkin’s positions make sense but when you hear him slagging off about Trump and then saying that another Clinton is needed you realize the guy is an idiot.

MatrixTransform
March 31, 2023 9:37 pm

pick up trucks, unfaithful women and old dogs doesn’t have much going for it

you forgot about true love, heartbreak, popping yr cherry, and thankful for yr lot

MatrixTransform
March 31, 2023 9:38 pm

Happiness is cooking a good meal for the family

country song

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 31, 2023 9:40 pm

Bozo … is an utterly insufferable personage.

Well I did put up a Coldplay vid earlier. Chris Martin makes Bono look like a piker.
Like the music but. I think my favorite U2 single is Vertigo.

Miltonf
Miltonf
March 31, 2023 9:41 pm

Notice how meja defense of attacks by transvestites is along the same lines as their defense of Islamic attacks.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
March 31, 2023 9:44 pm

Farnham has passed.

RIP. I was coming of age when your the voice was in the charts.

mem
mem
March 31, 2023 9:47 pm

Danno was a great dog. Just a perfect, brainy, faithful, tough, smoochy gentle dog with a brilliant eye and nose for the foxes, and the tactics and physique to somehow catch them too.

RIP Danno.
Condolences Mattrix

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 31, 2023 9:48 pm

I also thought Churchill had a fair amount of contempt for Australia- ‘bad blood’ or something.

He said Australians came of “bad stock.”

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 31, 2023 9:52 pm

Farnham has passed.

Not seeing that news anywhere RD. He went into hospital for a respiratory infection a day or so ago though.

News.com.au says his songwriter has died though.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 31, 2023 9:52 pm

true love, heartbreak, popping yr cherry, and thankful for yr lot

aka Meatloaf’s Greatest Hits*.

*In no way a criticism.

Dot
Dot
March 31, 2023 9:54 pm

first year accounting skills much more useful in my career than any knowledge of economics

If only you and Ross Gittens (an auditor with incredibly piss poor takes on economics) swapped places.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 31, 2023 9:55 pm

Tom at 7.59:

One of the better Please Explains, in a crowded field. I suspect that Deakin et al would have done quite a bit more to Elbow had he recommended such changes to the Consty at the time, than occurred in the clip.

Personally, I would have recommended it be printed in a size easier to fit in your glovebox.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 31, 2023 9:56 pm

Three quarter time. Pies by 28 over the Dustins. Should be 68.

Unsatisfactory.

Louis Litt
March 31, 2023 9:56 pm

Cohenite
You have such a brevity with langauge.
Superior to Lizzie Beare.
I find your philosophical thought tangible and uplifting.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 31, 2023 9:58 pm

Farnham has passed.

He’s with Roger Moore now, in a better place.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
March 31, 2023 9:58 pm

Doh. Should trust news Ltd kiddies less. Farnham may be hospitalised but his songwriter has passed.

Dover blog is doing some weird stuff. My comments today have been up to an hour or two to appear.

Unsure whether due to being in different location…

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
March 31, 2023 9:58 pm

Brilliant.

Cash the Great Dane and Rowdy the mini horse. A lot think this a show. Nope, it is just blokes walking their pets and putting big smiles people’s faces, especially the children.

————

woof bark growl:

Cash 2.0 Great Dane and Rowdy at Venice Beach 2023 (4 of 5)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NB5TKhi3-W0

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
March 31, 2023 9:59 pm

U2 is nearly as bad as Oasis.

Rabz
March 31, 2023 10:01 pm

Meatoaf’s Greatest Hits

Then you need the womanage that made it truly happen – Miss Ellen Foley.

Crossie
Crossie
March 31, 2023 10:01 pm

But U2’s many, many wonderful songs will (thankfully) outlast him. ?

I like their debut song the best.

New Year’s Day

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 31, 2023 10:03 pm

U2 is nearly as bad as Oasis.

Agreed.

U2 are the OG virtue signallers.

Rabz
March 31, 2023 10:05 pm

Meatoaf’s Greatest Hits

While not mentioning the Rundgren‘s mighty guitar solo on the first track …

Rabz
March 31, 2023 10:14 pm

Cats, Bat out of Hell achieved a rare trilogy -the “writing out” of the three most important personages involved in the creation and delivery of the album.

Jim Steinman – writer and creator (with occasional keyboards)
Ellen Foley – the womanage sharing paradise by the dashboard light and all the other female vocals
Todd Rundgren – producer and responsible for the legendary guitar solo on the title track

And who got top billing?

A personage livin’ large.

FFS, the seventies. What a joke.

cohenite
March 31, 2023 10:15 pm

Louis Littsays:
March 31, 2023 at 9:56 pm

Thank you. You’re obviously a person of great insight and discretion.

Robert Sewell
March 31, 2023 10:16 pm

I put this on Rafes contribution – Rating the Reliability, but it deserves a place here as well:

The renewable energy lobby have been warned for years the grid disaster heading our way. But they don’t care. The problem is that they know what will happen, they know the disaster that will befall Australia, but they go to bed each night thanking God it hasn’t happened on their shift before their superannuation pays out.
Now that 95% of Australians are in Labor ruled states, imagine the State of Emergency that could be brought down on us when the inevitable happens.
Just hope the ETU doesn’t decide to pull the plug on a couple more generators for ‘maintenance’ issues.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
March 31, 2023 10:17 pm

Excellent.

Scarborough Fair – Taryn Harbridge

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4D7rT4WLHE

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 31, 2023 10:24 pm

Rabzsays:

March 31, 2023 at 10:05 pm

Meatoaf’s Greatest Hits

While not mentioning the Rundgren‘s mighty guitar solo on the first track …

And some quite nice tinkling on the piano too.
Reccud producers insisted on banging out reccuds for years using the formula of lead gittar, rhythm gittar, bass and drums and songs of no longer than 3 minutes 30 seconds.
But how many epic rock ‘n roll songs broke the rule on song length and added strings or piano?*
Or, in the case of Born To Run, Mr Clemmons sax as well as piano.

* Possible rhetorical question.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 31, 2023 10:26 pm

85,200+ watching the Pies grab some points over the Dustins.

85,200+. Cop that, any other code except the crikkit on Boxing Day.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 31, 2023 10:27 pm

I predicted Tom Lynch would do something stupid before the night was out.
He did not disappoint.

Rabz
March 31, 2023 10:29 pm

the case of Born To Run

JC’s favourite tune.

Pancho, it still stacks up as one of the greatest R ‘n’ R anthems of all time.

Louis Litt
March 31, 2023 10:30 pm

Cohenite
You have such a brevity with langauge.
I find your philosophical thought tangible and uplifting.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
March 31, 2023 10:30 pm

cohenite says: March 31, 2023 at 10:15 pm

Thank you. You’re obviously a person of great insight and discretion.

Surely, good sir, you mean discrimination in the original sense?

Rabz
March 31, 2023 10:31 pm
Rabz
March 31, 2023 10:35 pm

Yuo has such brevitee with langauge. I finding your phisolophical thinkings tanbigle and upshirting.
Tank youse. You’se are ovbiously a personage of grate insite and indiscretionionion.

What’s the yoofy saying, “like get a room, indivegetables”, I tells ya!

Louis Litt
March 31, 2023 10:39 pm

Lizzie 4.45pm 31/03/23

The 180 degree from John Howard family tax benefit to Rudd/ Gillard.
FTB gone, private health insurance butchered, no benefit for couples with families. Even married man’s tax gone.
The lefty childless pairings, taxed the same as families.
One thing I have noticed are the lefty females who have jobs. Their male partners don’t – unemployed – don’t even contribute at home.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 31, 2023 10:39 pm

Rabzsays:

March 31, 2023 at 10:29 pm

the case of Born To Run

JC’s favourite tune.

Pancho, it still stacks up as one of the greatest R ‘n’ R anthems of all time.

Five and half minutes.
Allegedly too long by three minutes.
And they threw the whole inventory of instruments at it … gittars, piano, sax, organ, strings. From memory there might even be a bit of xylophone in there in the quieter moments.

Rabz
March 31, 2023 10:41 pm
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 31, 2023 10:47 pm

Politicians told: ‘you won’t shut the Indigenous voice to parliament up’, says Megan Davis

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Parliament will not be able to “shut the voice up” and the Indigenous body will speak to “all parts of the government” including the cabinet, ministers, public servants as well as statutory offices and agencies from the Reserve Bank to Centrelink, according to top referendum working group member Megan Davis.

A key architect of the Uluru Statement From the Heart and one of six members of the working group that negotiated the final wording of the constitutional amendment with the government, Professor Davis said parliament could not stop the voice from making representations or “shut the voice up”.

The clarification on the broad remit of the Indigenous voice comes after Anthony Albanese this week argued that parliament would have primacy over “what the voice will consider” – a remark that was corrected by legal experts who explained this would be ­beyond the reach of politicians.
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Labor members of a new parliamentary committee testing the wording of the Prime Minister’s proposed constitutional amendment said they hoped the inquiry would rebuff criticisms from “naysayers and doomsayers” and bolster the Yes campaign.

Noel Pearson, a champion of constitutional recognition for ­Indigenous Australians, said he was confident the nation was heading towards success and that negotiations over the wording of the constitutional amendment had “landed in a very sweet spot”.

Mr Pearson said Professor Davis had “always been our leader in relation to the constitutional law” and was “our most expert spokesman on the drafting.”

Professor Davis and fellow constitutional law expert ­Gabrielle Appleby from UNSW, writing in The Weekend Australian, argue that the new body will not be “limited to matters specifically or directly related to ­Aboriginal and Torres Strait ­Islander peoples” and it will have the power to “speak on a broad range of ­matters”.

“That is the point,” the professors write.

Professor Davis, UNSW’s ­Balnaves chair in constitutional law, and Professor Appleby say the voice could advise government across the policy spectrum from environment and climate to ­defence or financial matters, but stress that it should choose where it makes its representations ­carefully.

“It would include matters ­relating to the conduct of elections, given the under-enrolment of First Nations people in our electoral system,” they say.

“It would include criminal matters, given the over-representation of First Nations in our criminal justice system.

“It’s important that the voice speaks not just on matters that ­directly, or explicitly, affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, but on matters that have an indirect but significant effect on them.”

The pair say that, if the voice speaks on more general matters, such as financial policy or ­defence, its representations will be “weighed up against a number of other interests and groups” and have less political persuasion. “It will have to spend its political capital wisely,” the professors write.

Rabz
March 31, 2023 10:47 pm

they threw the whole inventory of instruments at it … gittars, piano, sax, organ, strings. From memory there might even be a bit of xylophone in there in the quieter moments

I just remember dancing around the kitchen at around 7:00pm with my sister* in ’75 to a rock ‘n’ roll anthem broadcast in full in all its glory on 2SM.

It was not some MOR crap so prevalent at the time.

*Erstwhile and estranged 😕

Rabz
March 31, 2023 10:50 pm
Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 31, 2023 11:01 pm

I just remember dancing around the kitchen at around 7:00pm with my sister* in ’75 to a rock ‘n’ roll anthem broadcast in full in all its glory on 2SM.

I heard it first in the kitchen of a flat which was home to three luverly nurses*, one of whom was quite keen on that album and played it on high rotation.
Trying to impress her, I complimented her on her taste in music with, “Hey, that Bruce Flintstone is pretty good! … Burp!”

* Probably now frumpy and bitter Covid-Karen matrons.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 31, 2023 11:12 pm

Had that song been released in 1955, not 1975.

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