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June 17, 2021

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We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

Keith Duncan, Pimlico

The marketing guy (PM Morrison), has returned from holidays, after a long year of intense marketing. And almost immediately resumed marketing, defending his favourite ‘gold standard’ Premier (Gladys), who is definitely in need of some marketing spin as she continues to deflect claims of mismanagement, rorting, and corruption.

Gladys could not get more experienced help in such matters, Shifty Morrison is as good as it gets when it comes to ‘gilding the lily’, and blame-shifting; but it’s hard to imagine Gladys needing any help when it involves rorting and pork-barrelling public money.

And wasn’t the Deputy PM (Nationals) Michael McCormack (he fills in for Scotty), enlightening; although he seems to suffer a recurring illness called foot-in-mouth disease, not to be confused with foot AND mouth disease that doesn’t exist in Australia, a fate that could soon befall the National Party. 

But Scotty is in a league of his own, he started as the shifty treasurer responsible for the illegal robo-debt debacle that led to many unnecessary suicides. Then he metamorphosised into that daggy suburban dad who wouldn’t harm a fly. Then he reappeared as a leisurely tourist sipping drinks at Waikiki while Australia was burning. Then into a fly-in, fly-out, rubbernecker touring fire-devastated communities back in Australia, terrorising traumatised residents by forcing unwanted hand contact, god help us in 2021.

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  1. ” god help us in 2021.” ? Not a chance, …..Scotty’s got him in his pocket. Just like the pope’s got Scotty and the “legal” system here, all sown up. Just ask George Pell. They do say “the devil looks after his own.”
    We’ll just have to hope. G”)

  2. Hey Keith how are Labor traveling
    at the Moment ? Game of Chess moving
    Knights & Queens is hardly convincing
    Won’t pass the pub test or the voting
    Public .. politicians come and go in both Parties however labors insistence on
    Global Warming is just to much Keith
    we all have a responsibility to mother
    Earth , however labor keep pushing
    & Pushing and its backfiring . Its a balance
    and labor should get back to its grassroots
    and concentrate on Jobs Keith , they have
    Deserted the blue collar workers and they know this, hence why they have slightly
    Changed tune to put more emphasis on jobs keith voted for labor for over 20 years
    They in my opinion have lost there way
    and when they come back to the middle
    They will get my vote again ..however not holding my breath.. as i have said on various platforms within the Echos pages for years
    Jim Chalmers is the way forward Keith ..

  3. I agree we do need God’s help – but isn’t she sick to death herself of ‘to market, to market to buy the
    fat hog’ along with all the other rotten ‘rotters’ who treat the PM’s subjects like silent Muppets? We
    are supposed to be the free world [whatever that means these days]. Lies & more bloody lies do
    surround us. Trust isn’t a 4 letter word & all sides of social justice realize it’s just a game of pray but
    don’t tell. The OZ public deserve better – wait & watch; it will get worse.

    • I, too,am deathly afraid you are correct Stephanie. It seems that any sanity in government belongs to days long passed.
      Remember when the Labor party represented the interests of the working people, and their right to provide for a family on ONE income of 40 hrs ? ( How many died for that ?)Not only that, but crusaded for the rights of environmental issues, such as the Green Bans in Sydney, but of course that is now not only off the agenda but illegal !
      Whether the OZ public deserve better, I’m not so sure, as they are the same who stood back when the Liberal/Country party sent children to kill or be killed in Vietnam, they were too young to vote but forced to slaughter civilians for the Americans.
      In my opinion it is pretty hard to get much worse, although the pretense of acting on climate change , while paying farmers , sugar mills and coal/gas miners to increase carbon pollution, is a huge step forward ….. in going backwards.
      It may not be the Australian way but it sure as hell is Mr.Morrison’s. Cheers G”)

  4. Split personalities are all the go, Keith. Maybe the Greens will get their act together this time round. And
    Charmers… could & should be considered, Barrow.

  5. Someone asked “how is Labor travelling at the moment”, well apart from not being in Govt. not real bad. The last Newspoll of 2020 had us trailing the Coalition 2PP 49-51, the first Newspoll 2021 was 50-50. both within a 2% margin of error, first Essential poll of 2021 had Labor leading 47-44, with 9% undecided. At a time, when the country is griped in a pandemic where the Govt. and Prime Minister are getting almost all the media coverage, and Parliament has hardly sat and the population is more focused on staying alive than hearing about constant Govt. corruption, State or Federal. Albo is still a work in progress, don’t forget he lead Morrison in the popularity poll prior to the pandemic, and under his leadership he has kept Labor in a competitive position, he is not going anywhere so forget about Charmers for now, not going to happen.

  6. Then ‘front up more often, Albo.’ Quit rubbing-elbows with the merchant fool. Anyone I’ve spoken with &
    listened to feels the same way. It’s starting to look like the Brit ‘carry on team’ never a government.


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