Just because you’re paranoid, it doesn’t mean people don’t hate you. It sometimes seems that Malcolm Turnbull is being pursued by that old Al Capp character Joe Btfsplk, who brought bad luck to everyone near him.
The French playwright Jean Giradoux once said something to this effect: ‘If you can fake sincerity, you’ve got it made.’ However, even ProMo ScoMo apparently realised that in the circumstances, sincerity was an impossible dream…
Emergency warning: off the streets, go to the storm shelters immediately. It is too late to flee – save yourselves as best you can. We have, we have been reliably informed, been plunged into instability and chaos.
Last week, when I heard Morrison answer questions about the IPCC report warning of imminent disaster if climate change was not addressed, the reality dawned: our leader is channelling Joh Bjelke-Petersen.
Women across Australia will be breathing a sigh of relief at the PM's decision to stop taxing tampons, says Mungo. But many may be asking what took him – and the government – so long to do it.
BREAKING: Prime minister Scott Morrison says Byron Shire Council could be stripped of its ability to hold citizenship ceremonies at all if it moves ahead with a plan to hold next year's Australia Day ceremony on January 25.
Under normal circumstances Australians do not spend much time thinking about aged care facilities. If we have to mention them, it is usually by way of euphemism: we talk of twilight homes, or God’s waiting room.
We still don’t know just who or what the new prime minister is, but he is determined to tell us whether we like it or not. Our manic leader is seldom lost for words and this is just as well as he appears chronically short of ideas.
Greenpeace Australia Pacific climbers have taken to the flagpoles outside Parliament House to send a message to new prime minister Scott Morrison as he returns for the first day in parliament since taking over as leader of the country.
When the world falls apart, when all those careful plans collapse in smouldering ruins, when the present seems desolate and the future seems hopeless, there is only one recourse: invoke the ghost of Robert Menzies.
So this is what Scott Morrison calls his new generation of leadership. It consists mainly of retreads from the previous ministry, with the absence of one of the very few the voters actually liked – Julie Bishop – and the resurrection of some we had thought we were well rid of.
Lyn Dickinson, Pottsville. It is all very well for incoming Prime Minister Scott Morrison to announce that drought relief is at the top of his agenda, but what does he plan to do about it? How long can we afford... Read More →
Good riddance Turnbull, a PM of massive wealth and ego who left office without much record of accomplishment. Remember when the Libs scoffed as Labor tore itself apart?
It says something about the state of Australia’s politics that the new prime minister, the man who brandished a lump of coal in parliament, is considered a moderate, at least in comparison to the forces he beat to the job.