IMMIGRATION Minister Scott Morrison has been labelled brutal for banning new permanent protection visas for asylum seekers already in Australia. Mr Morrison has used his ministerial powers to put an immediate cap on the number of protection visas for people who have arrived by boat. That means the number has been limited to 1650 until
I don’t often link to Pickering but this needs the widest dissemination and discussion. Pickering makes serious allegations against Shorten and at the very least, points raised need to be discussed, countered or admitted. Why I really don’t like Shorten H/T Rolly
I have been medically indisposed of late occassioned by dental surgery and all its associated side effects. The surgeons “discomfort” became my “pain” and I become a grumpy version of my old self. Whilst so incapacitated, unable to defend myself let alone the realm, my country was attacked by an enemy within. I was beside myself
Terry Sweetman can’t keep ideology out of todays remembrance as he talks of good and bad wars in a piece entitled Remembrance day silence a time to contemplate the pointlessness of-war. He starts; We should think of lives lost, lives shattered, lives squandered, and lives given in service of what good men and women rightly or wrongly believed were good and just causes.
Green Commo MP Rhiannon has been detained by the Sri Lankan authorites for visa infringements. Ms Rhiannon has been in the country studying the Sri Lanka’s human rights record, and says she has seen evidence of extreme government repression. What the hell is an Australian minor party politician doing in a foreign country calling them
THE live-export industry is mounting a campaign to dismantle government regulation and take back control for policing animal welfare standards, as activists produced fresh allegations of Australian cattle being abused overseas, this time in Mauritius. Labor agriculture spokesman Joel Fitzgibbon said it was “the worst possible time” to raise self-regulation. “A debate about greater self-regulation
AUSTRALIA will be represented by a diplomat rather than a senior minister at international climate talks in Poland next week aimed at securing an agreement to cut global carbon emissions. Environment Minister Greg Hunt won’t attend annual United Nations climate change talks in Warsaw, saying he’ll be busy repealing the carbon tax in the first
If anyone is naive on the subject of international diplomacy it must be Harry Mansson of Clareville, NSW who in letters to the editor writes; THE amateurish Australian handling of the Indonesian spying crisis is beyond belief (“Indonesia queries joint security”, 5/11). Either we are guilty or we are not. It must be assumed that we
HOLDEN workers will receive cash bonuses and annual pay rises worth almost $5 million during the next two months as the carmaker seeks extra taxpayer assistance from the federal government to stave off closure. Sometime in the near future GM willl close down Holden, they simply can’t keep on paying unions the worlds most expensive
Animals Australia must be cranky. They released footage of some sheep being mistreated in Jordan and the Agriculture Minister isn’t going to shut down the sheep export industry. All those farmers, families, workers, transport infrastructure, sales agents and others involved in the industry still have a job – not what Animals Australia wants at all.