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Michael Smith
Sydney, NSW
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We first published this article just over a year ago on Saturday, 18 March 2017. About 2,500 words down you'll find these paragraphs: Ralph's actions and the invoices didn't deceive Thiess. The way police have charged Ralph, they have to prove that Thiess only paid out "by fraud". “By” is... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at Michael Smith News
The Australian's today published a matter-of-fact report about WA authorities withdrawing the charges against Ralph Blewitt. Maybe I'm too close to this saga but I have to ask - WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE? We had a royal commission, a Victoria Police task force, a national AFP/state police task force, a... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at Michael Smith News
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https://youtu.be/QFO-tyj0uZE This is the email to Ralph’s lawyer: Last night my my computer was fried - cooked by a virus. Today we learn that charges against Blewitt have been dropped. You will hear a lot more about this - I assure you. My editorial moments after hearing the news: Download... Continue reading
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Last night we had a death in the family of this website (I would have said website with an apostrophe s but for reasons that will become obvious my communicative abilities are somewhat compromised). That is the now deceased 4 year old (about 105 inhuman years) machine that has brought... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Michael Smith News
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On the move today so posts will be light. On Friday the self-confessed bagman for Wilson/Gillard/Ludwig's secret commission schemes appears in Perth's District Court for the first time. Ralph Blewitt is facing trumped up charges that allege he alone deceived corporate construction giant Thiess into believing it received training services... Continue reading
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Thank you to everyone who came to Windsor and those who followed from around the UK, the Commonwealth, and the world today. Congratulations once again to the newly-married Duke and Duchess of Sussex. #royalwedding pic.twitter.com/SQWQg5ZsOq — The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 19, 2018 Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Michael Smith News
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Last week 27 people were killed and about 50 wounded in 5 ISIS linked terrorist bombings in the Indonesian city of Surabaya. The bombers came from 3 families and included children as young as 9. The attacks started last Sunday when 3 Christian Churches were hit in suicide attacks. Yesterday... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Michael Smith News
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Boeing sells the Apache AH 64E for about $48M AUD. This week Indonesia took delivery of 8 of them - not far shy of $400M in one order. It's a bit galling to know that Australia will send Indonesia about $320M in foreign aid this year - the US gives... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Michael Smith News
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Julie Bishop doesn't like President Trump's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear "deal". Neither does Hizb ut-Tahrir. Strange company ole Jules keeps. http://www.hizb-australia.org/2018/05/qa-trumps-withdrawal-from-the-nuclear-deal/ Q&A: Trump’s Withdrawal from the Nuclear Deal Below is a Question that was sent through to the Ameer of Hizb ut-Tahrir, our eminent scholar Ata Bin Khalil Abu... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Michael Smith News
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The ABC does not have enough money to cover Australian news in Gosford, Geelong, Parramatta etal ... but does have enough money to splurge on tabloid wedding coverage that every other network also provides. The lack of self-awareness is simply staggering.https://t.co/upvsIXJGjG— Gʀᴀʏ Cᴏɴɴᴏʟʟʏ (@GrayConnolly) May 17, 2018 Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Michael Smith News
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Why isn’t disgraced FBI official Andrew McCabe being investigated for the $700,000 Crooked Hillary Democrats in Virginia, led by Clinton best friend Terry M (under FBI investigation that they killed) gave to McCabe’s wife in her run for office? Then dropped case on Clinton! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Michael Smith News
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Great to see Australia's surviving Victoria Cross winners with Her Majesty, Queen of Australia. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Michael Smith News
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Thank you ABC North Queensland. Thank you men for your service. Lest we Forget. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Michael Smith News
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Here's how the folks from head office see Australia's Naval Missile Commander! And here's our reader and super sleuth Earl!! Earl said: Something doesn’t smell right here. The apparent timeline is - Anne Aly renounces Egyptian citizenship May 6, 2016 - Elected to parliament July 2, 2016 - Attends Egypt... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Michael Smith News
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The Australian today prominently features this story: The news value in today's story relates to the Egyptian Government paying for Anne Aly MP's trip - and the convenient production of papers purporting to confirm the renunciation of Ms Aly's Egyptian citizenship. You have to read a fair way into the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Michael Smith News
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On Tuesday, before all the facts were known, Julie Bishop was quick to issue a written statement calling on Israel to "refrain from using excessive force" against "Palestinian protesters". "Palestinian protesters" hey Ms Bishop? Prominent UK Conservative politician Nick Boles admits he got it wrong with his early criticism of... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Michael Smith News
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This from Australia Jewish Association JIHADISTS THREATS ON THE BORDER BUT FM JULIE BISHOP CALLS ON ISRAEL TO "REFRAIN FROM EXCESSIVE USE OF FORCE" Hamas has organised 1000s of violent jihadists in Gaza to rush the security fence. They have knives, guns, Molotovs etc. In defense from the violent riots,... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2018 at Michael Smith News
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The exhibition is on now at the Australian War Memorial. https://www.awm.gov.au/visit/exhibitions/a-matter-of-trust 'You were never told what you were going to do' 11 May 2018 by Claire Hunter Jack Tredrea: "The operation would never have been the success it was without those people." Jack Tredrea was just 24 years old when... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2018 at Michael Smith News
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Tomorrow marks a fortnight since we published this story Shorten "promises better" on stopping corruption, where's the Government of Turnbull? Thursday, 03 May 2018 On Friday, 25 May 2018 Ralph Blewitt will make his first appearance in the Perth District Court to answer charges that he alone tricked Thiess into... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2018 at Michael Smith News
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The science is settled - Australia's contribution to anthropogenic carbon dioxide production is as a hair is to the harbour bridge. But Labor's still out there fighting those invisible enemies. For the third consecutive year, the Turnbull Government have overseen an increase in Australia’s pollution levels. Acting on climate change... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2018 at Michael Smith News
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From The Australian today Surabaya police hunt for sleeper family terror units Members of Indonesia's Densus 88 counter-terror police squad raid a suspect’s residence in Surabaya yesterday. Picture: AFP AMANDA HODGE,NIVELL RAYDA The Australian 12:00AM May 16, 2018 Every Sunday the three Surabaya families behind Indonesia’s deadliest terror attacks in... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2018 at Michael Smith News