Category: POLITICS

Tide turns on Coalition sea of blue states

RICK WALLACE AND BRAD NORINGTON  THE AUSTRALIAN  JUNE 07, 2014. Additional reporting: Michael McKenna, Nicolas Perpitch. A copy of the complete article may be downloaded by clicking on: TIDE TURNS ON COALITIONS SEA OF BLUE STATES       For a glorious, cigar-smoking, royal-blue moment it all seemed possible — Liberal governments coast to coast and a…

Victorian constitutional crisis unresolved

June 3, 2014  WS.NINEMSN.  Balance of power: former-Liberal-now-independent MP Geoff Shaw (AAP).   Victoria has been thrust into an “unprecedented constitutional crisis” with the coalition losing the support of balance-of-power MP Geoff Shaw.  A copy of the articles may be downloaded by clicking on: Victorian constitutional crisis unresolved Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews has resisted seizing on Mr…

Is Geoff Shaw the only parliamentarian standing tall

Peter Adamis  3 June 2014 The Victorian people for the past twelve months have been subjected and fed misinformation, innuendos and malicious lies surrounding the parliamentarian behaviour of Geoff Shaw. Labor and Liberal parliamentarians and supporters have been accused on entering into discussions regarding the alleged misappropriation of government funds of Geoff Shaw. A copy…

PM Tony Abbott declares support for Malcolm Turnbull under siege

Latika Bourke and Mark Simkin  2 June 2014 Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been dragged into the dispute between Cabinet minister Malcolm Turnbull and conservative columnist Andrew Bolt, with the matter raised in Question Time.  The Prime Minister declared his support for his parliamentary colleague in the increasingly personal battle between Mr Turnbull and Bolt.   Mr Turnbull…

Canberra Leadership challenge by stealth

Malcolm Turnbull says Andrew Bolt’s speculation about his prime ministerial aspirations crazy and unhinged. Latika Bourke political reporter  2 June 2014.  PHOTO: Malcolm Turnbull says Andrew Bolt’s commentary is incorrect. (AAP).   Cabinet minister Malcolm Turnbull has hit out at conservative columnist Andrew Bolt, describing his latest commentary as “crazy”, “unhinged” and bordering on the “demented”.   But the…

Victorian MP Peter Crisp’s gun charges another blow

JOHN FERGUSON  THE AUSTRALIAN  JUNE 02, 2014  THE Victorian Coalition’s tenuous grip on power is under mounting pressure as a Nationals MP faces the threat of more criminal gun charges and the constitutional crisis over rebel Liberal independent Geoff Shaw deepens.  Nationals MP Peter Crisp will face court this week over nine potentially career-ending crim­inal…

Tony Abbott & those who plot to undermine him and the government

Peter Adamis  1 June 2014.   Cartoon: courtesy of Mark Knight. The Australian public has recently been taken aback at the current governments budget and its alleged negative effects on society. Tony Abbott whether you like him or not represent the Australian people and yet is the target for unwarranted criticism.    Opposition parties have been…

MP Luke Donnellan attacks Liberals Mafia blood money

Labor MP Luke Donnellan. Photo: Rob Gunstone.   May 28, 2014 Nick McKenzie and Richard Baker  The Age Senior Labor MP Luke Donnellan has launched an extraordinary attack in Parliament on Premier Denis Napthine and the Liberal Party for taking “blood money” from a suspected Mafia boss.   In accusing the Liberal party of taking fundraising “money stained…

Asylum Seekers strategy is it working

Peter Adamis 27 May 2014 Some 25 years ago, Andrew Peacock was briefing the Liberal Party Defence and Foreign Affairs committee of which I was a member, on the strategies, problems and potential solutions being faced by a future generation in the new millennium.   He spoke of a time when all Australians will be…

Alleged Liberal Party links to crime

Peter Adamis 25 may 2014 Over the past few days, there has been much furore over the alleged Political party links to the Mafia in Victoria.  Over the years, alleged links with either of the major parties political parties have appeared in the media and as to be expected the Mafia is always the grounds…