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Michael Smith
Sydney, NSW
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In the aftermath of the London Muslim terrorist attack, police in all sorts of garb deployed. In the aftermath of the Bourke St Mall attacks in Melbourne, this individual was photographed moving amongst crowds, dressed as shown and sporting a Glock 9MM pistol on his thigh. He is expected to... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Michael Smith News
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Thanks to reader Alan RM Jones for pointing this recording out. Here are some notes on the work. The symphony was composed from 1912 to 1913. It is dedicated to Vaughan Williams's friend and fellow composer George Butterworth (1885–1916) who was subsequently killed by a sniper on the Somme during... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Michael Smith News
It was $60M. Now Julie Bishops has made it $100M of our money to be spent in Islamist southern Philippines. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsijKMDBkYo&feature=youtu.be Why is DFAT planning to spend $60M to fund Islamic Madrassas for ... www.michaelsmithnews.com/.../why-is-dfat-planning-to-spend-60m-to-fund-islamic-... Jun 29, 2016 - that the Philippines island of Mindanao had become a province or... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Michael Smith News
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Ralph appeared today before Chief Magistrate Stephen Heath in Perth where he was formally charged with 31 counts of causing detriment to Thiess Contracting (sic) Pty Ltd. His legal counsel Ms Tusic told the court there was a significant amount of documentation for the defence team to sort through -... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Michael Smith News
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Today, Ralph Blewitt will face a Magistrate in Perth to answer 31 charges alleging that he caused a detriment to Thiess Contracting Pty Ltd by causing them to make monetary payments for services which had not been provided. To prove their case, the police must prove Thiess was deceived and... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Michael Smith News
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Delighted to take over the reigns as @beyondblue Chair from @jeff_kennett – thank you Jeff & the board for your trust and support – JG pic.twitter.com/Ednk2AzjpS — Julia Gillard (@JuliaGillard) March 21, 2017 A wonderful warrior for a really important cause. Well done. https://t.co/Z9FfSbFOvM via @abcnews — Bill Shorten (@billshortenmp)... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Michael Smith News
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Here is an extract from Bruce Wilson's sworn statement. Here is Christopher Pyne in parliament today. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Michael Smith News
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Secret commission payments are currently unlawful and were unlawful at the time of Gillard's AWU Workplace Reform Association. We do not need a new law to prosecute Gillard et al. To protect Gillard, police have allowed Thiess to pretend it knew nothing about the secret payments made by Thiess to... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Michael Smith News
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We've had quite a few comments on Ralph Blewitt's arrest and the 31 fraud charges he'll answer in court next Wednesday -"Perhaps its softly softly to get the ball rolling", "Maybe that's just Ralph's share of it????" and the like. If only that were so. The charges against Ralph are... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Michael Smith News
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Not Gillard. Not the search warrant. Just Tony Abbott. Nothing surprising. Watch as former PM Tony Abbott snubs his successor Malcolm Turnbull not once, but twice, at Bill Leak's memorial service | #awkward #auspol pic.twitter.com/NJcblVjrNK — ABC News (@abcnews) March 17, 2017 Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Michael Smith News
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WA Police have not charged Ralph over anything to do with setting up the AWU WRA. They say he's been charged over the entire $400K Thiess "misappropriation". But the AWU WRA doesn't feature in clearing the crime up. Ralph's been charged with tricking Thiess into paying money 31 separate times.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2017 at Michael Smith News
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The President of the Human Rights Commission should be demonstrably non-partisan. It was a crime against humanity when Royal Commissioner Dyson Heydon accepted an invitation to speak at a Liberal Party linked dinner. Why is it different for Triggs? She's sitting in judgement on others. 7th Hobart Oration - Prof... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2017 at Michael Smith News
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May I please ask a favour? For 5 years now Ralph's wife Ruby Blewitt has watched and listened to a man she's known as a whistleblower. She's watched him try to do the right thing by volunteering to tell all that he knows about the AWU Scandal. She's seen him... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2017 at Michael Smith News
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I've just received a note from a reader to let us know that Wing Commander Hedley Thomas AM, MID (retired) has died. Wing Commander Thomas was a fighter pilot & helicopter pilot who served with distinction with 9SQN RAAF in Vietnam. He's the father of Newscorp investigative journalist Hedley. This... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2017 at Michael Smith News
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Almost 5 years since he first came forward to assist police in the AWU Scandal, Ralph Blewitt was today charged by WA Police with 31 counts of causing detriment to a person by deception - more commonly known as fraud. He has been bailed on his own undertaking to appear... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at Michael Smith News
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It's 50 years since this quiet, bookish bloke showed us all what leadership, guts and a dedication to looking after others really mean. Never judge a book by its cover! Peter Badcoe didn't drink grog, didn't smoke and didn't raise hell on leave. Not the typical Aussie Digger of the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at Michael Smith News
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IN 2010 the new Australian ACTU Chief Sally McManus laid out her personal manifesto in Erskineville Town Hall (sisters). Big boobs - banned! Plastic surgery - banned. Diets - banned. Anything to make women look better IN THE EYES OF MEN - BANNED! You may laugh (not if it pleases... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at Michael Smith News
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Not going to war with unions Mal? Inviting them back to the big table? After all the material - this is the best you can come up? The Libs. Lame - Indolent - Bloated. Here's a tip about politics Malcolm. Stand for something. Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at Michael Smith News
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.@leighsales If you had a husband/son/daughter working in construction would you want us to break the law if it meant saving their life? https://t.co/MxYh7w7Aqy — John Setka (@CFMEUJohnSetka) March 15, 2017 #ACTU boss @sallymcmanus: 'I believe in the rule of law ... But when it's unjust I don't think there's... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at Michael Smith News
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Gillard will soon face court over her perjury to the Trade Union Royal Commission. When she does, it's important that you can explain why she's being charged. The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions can jump in and put a stop to a private prosecution at any time. Fair enough too,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at Michael Smith News
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God Speed for today Ralph! Today Ralph Blewitt is scheduled to attend the WA Police CIB offices for a formal interview about the AWU Scandal. It's just on 5 years since Ralph first put his hand up, admitted his guilt and offered to tell all. Ralph is 71, a Totally... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at Michael Smith News
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You may remember Senator di Natale from his $3.75 per hour advertisement for an "extra pair of hands to entertain the lads". Today he was being taken seriously by the Press Club in Canberra. Go figure. Amongst other things he shared his proudest moment - this from The Australian just... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at Michael Smith News
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The Dutch go to the polls later today, with counting to start at 7AM Sydney time tomorrow. Geert Wilders wants to be PM. His party's platform includes a ban on the Koran, shutting Mosques and Islamic schools, zero refugee intake and a ban on immigration from Muslim countries. Wrap all... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at Michael Smith News
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