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Michael Smith
Sydney, NSW
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This is getting habit forming. While we're talking about Labor's tolerance for corruption, can anyone explain what changed in the evidence against Kimberley Kitching so as to clear her of the conduct found proven by the TURC and Fair Work Commission? Here's The Australian today. Heydon denied again: ASIC clears... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Michael Smith News
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Posted 3 days ago at Michael Smith News
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This list could do with the once-over by a few of our expert eyes. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Australian_politicians_convicted_of_crimes There appears to be a lot more crime of late. Federal[edit] Name Year Party Offence Sentence Notes Reference John Curtin 1914 Labor Failing to comply with a compulsory medical examination for conscription 3 days jail... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Michael Smith News
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Was travelling today, Ralph and Ruby Blewitt and I met up and then travelled on together (for 7.5 hours) to our destination where we're now safely ensconced. One thing I've learned about Asia is the way personal contacts can get things done. And so private citizens are making diligent enquiries... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Michael Smith News
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Bro pic.twitter.com/Osna90dn58 — Miranda Devine (@mirandadevine) August 14, 2017 Continue reading
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From tomorrow until Saturday I will be in a remote(ish) location with Ralph Blewitt and others working on AWU matters. I am purposely not providing much detail in this post. Ralph's prosecution and legal defence is quite separate from the private prosecution of Gillard that I will soon bring in... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Michael Smith News
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Fair dinkum! The bloke's mother was born here, he was born here and his father came here from New Zealand in 1947. New Zealand's government has advised Barnaby that he may be a New Zealand citizen by descent. And it is quite a descent from being Australian. You'd reckon he... Continue reading
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Ralph Blewitt received some news late last week that led to this happy Facebook post. While Ralph has to make do with a very basic legal aid grant - nothing was too costly for Bruce Wilson. When Gillard's former law firm Slater and Gordon was raided by police, Bruce Wilson... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Michael Smith News
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Do we want to see 51% of the participants in this activity women, just because 51% of the broader non-pug-nosed, non-dart population is female? Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Michael Smith News
Lenore what makes 23 year old Millie Fontana's opinion based on her life "spurious" and less worthy than yours? We won't be giving equal time to spurious arguments against marriage equality Lenore Taylor The ‘no’ camp will try to contort this issue into anything other than what it is: should... Continue reading
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Malcolm Turnbull's claim that Bill Shorten would be in jail under new union corruption laws is a serious misstep. Turnbull chose to focus on Shorten in announcing the new Corrupting Benefits revision to the Fair Work Act - resulting in this sort of reporting. The embattled Prime Minister used the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Michael Smith News
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Is it just me - or do you get annoyed too when the ABC puts out a statement like this: The ABC will be covering XXXXXX the same way we cover all stories: with accuracy, impartiality and a diversity of perspectives. We are committed to allowing all reasonable voices to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2017 at Michael Smith News
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The comedy sketches from Turnbull Coalition Team keep getting wilder. In this episode, power bills are too big for Australian families and small businesses. But Team Turnbull can cut bills by making a video of power company bosses meeting with Team Turnbull. Bet you didn't know that's how it was... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at Michael Smith News
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My sympathies are with the victims in this case - the Jane Does. I know at least one of them and she's a wholly decent and honourable person who didn't deserve to be the victim of malicious gossip published as if it was true. I hope people will take the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at Michael Smith News
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The scale of the UK's Muslim gang rape catastrophe is mind-boggling. Northumbria Police is tiny compared to Australian state police forces - just 3,200 officers compared to say NSW Police's 16,500. They police a fairly small population - 1.5 million people, just over one quarter the size of Sydney. But... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at Michael Smith News
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This video comes from a solid Labor man - Senator Murray Watt. It's about Malcolm Turnbull who isn't a solid anything. Sometimes, politicians think they're going well if they're attacked equally from Left and Right. This isn't one of those times Malcolm. Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at Michael Smith News
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Social media platforms must toughen their guidelines & remove violent videos that encourage crime. pic.twitter.com/zaGRkSiAoV — Mayor of London (@MayorofLondon) August 7, 2017 London's Muslim Mayor Sadiq Khan's response to London's killings is a call for greater censorship of videos. He's lecturing Google and Youtube about toughening up their guidelines.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at Michael Smith News
Thanks to Stu of NT for the clips - if people feel passionately about this, they'll find a way to get their vote in. And I'm absolutely positive GetUp will encourage voter turnout - early and often. Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at Michael Smith News
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; Media Release PAULINE HANSON'S PLEASE EXPLAIN·WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2017 Statement on Senator Malcolm Roberts’ High Court Referral As the leader of One Nation I have always made it quite clear that there should be the highest level of openness, transparency and accountability in Government. With that in mind, One... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at Michael Smith News
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