FOREIGN Minister Bob Carr has told a gathering of 40 non-government organisations in Canberra that their rhetoric about asylum-seekers is out of date, unhelpful and won’t be accepted by the Australian people. In the meeting on Thursday, Senator Carr told the leaders of more than 40 organisations that the old rhetoric about human rights and
Andrew Wilkie in yesterday’s Weekend Australian; “I think Julia Gillard is better than that. She doesn’t need to go there. She doesn’t need to run a campaign based on smear and fear,” he said Well she can hardly run a campaign on ALP achievements Andrew – smear and fear is all she has.
Defence is in the gun again over emails denigrating women. General Morrison, Chief of Army is cranky and told reporters that a broader group of about 90 Defence personnel – overwhelmingly from the Army – may be on the periphery of the group involved in the email exchange. …. he said the Australian Defence Force Investigative Service
The Rudd Brigade are in full campaign mode. Polls commissioned by the ALP say that the loss of seats will be less under Rudd. Working on the safe assumption that the only people who like Rudd have never met him, I would caution the ALP about doing anything to encourage the little snide marshmellow.
AUSTRALIAN security authorities will independently reassess the veracity of Egypt’s 1999 case against a convicted jihadist terrorist who was held in a minimum security detention centre for eight months. Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus said he would not pre-empt the case against the man, identified as Maksoud Abdel Latif, and the evidence brought against him in Egypt
JULIA Gillard has been warned that the government’s strategy to win votes through its big-picture education and disability policies is being swamped by community anger over asylum-seekers, as senior Labor figures all but write off enough seats in three states to guarantee Tony Abbott a comfortable victory. If NDIS is ever funded then it will
Ford Australia says it will close its Australian manufacturing plants in October 2016, with the loss of hundreds of jobs. Ford president Bob Graziano said approximately 1,200 workers would lose their jobs when the Broadmeadows and Geelong plants were shut down. The killer line; “Our costs are double that of Europe and nearly four times
Wong on Abbott; “Tony Abbott needs to demonstrate how he would pay for a number of commitments and what he would cut to fund them,” she said in a statement. As different from the ALP that is actually in government and keeps on thinking up wonderful plans that it can’t pay for. Pickering says