Category: POLITICS

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…

Liberals link to market Mafia man

Melbourne Wholesale Food Market in Footscray Road. Photo: Pat Scala.  May 24, 2014    Nick McKenzie  Investigative reporter The dining room over-looking the boats bobbing in the Docklands’ marina was buzzing on the first evening in March last year.  ”He’ll be the next premier,” whispered one of the Liberal Party donors as the special guest speaker, Victorian…

Immigration bungle leaves convicted Mafioso in community

May 24, 2014 Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker and Josh Gordon Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has moved to  urgently review  the man’s visa, which should have expired in 2010. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen An Immigration Department bungle has allowed a convicted Mafia figure facing serious organised crime and murder charges to remain in the community where he is…

Liberals take money of Mafia man

Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker, Royce Millar 23 May 2014 Brisbane Times Waterfront Venues Melbourne. Photo: Ken Irwin The suspected Mafia godfather of Melbourne helped bankroll a Liberal Party marginal federal seat campaign in the 2013 election, raising the prospect that the proceeds of crime have flowed into Liberal coffers. The alleged crime figure’s fundraising occurred despite…

Politicians and Bureaucrats Shoulder Their Share of the Weight – A Point of View

Warwick Leeson provides an alternative to the current system of the parliamentary status quo.   His comments certainly provide a fertile environment for discussion on candidates seeking office and for those currently sitting in parliament. Warwick Leeson 21 May 2014.  Proposals To Make Politicians and Bureaucrats Shoulder Their Share of the Weight Now That The Age…