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Investigative Journalist for Independent Australia
Oct 31 • 12 tweets • 2 min read
Dutton & Joyce are getting on Newcastle's offshore wind farm bandwagon bcuz they see votes in scaring the bejesus out of ppl (again), it's about politics & crushing Labor
So, let's debunk their arguments🧵
1. It'll be an eyesore & kill tourism.
It's 20km offshore.
#auspol 2. It'll kill small business.
Again, it's 20km offshore & will provide cheaper electricity for business (and everyone)
3. It's noisy.
Again, it's 20km offshore.
Sep 12 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
Karen Andrews MP claims she had "the back of my neck breathed on" by a male colleague when asking questions in Question Time.
I've just had a look at the House of Reps seating plans.
43rd Parliament (when Andrews was first elected as MP for McPherson)
The male MPs who sat behind Karen Andrews when she was on the backbench were Patrick Secker, Warren Entsch, Scott Buchholz
She moved seats during the 43rd Parliament.
Aug 25 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
I've been chatting to some friends & family about #TheVoice
Here are some of the questions I've been asked & my replies.
Q. What is a Referendum?
B: A national vote to change part of the Australian Constitution. This is the first Referendum this century!
Q. Why are we being asked a question?
B: A Referendum is a question on the principle of a matter.
A broad outline of the idea is set out during the campaign, the finer details are determined by the Parliament after the Referendum is the "Yes" vote is successful 1/2
Jun 1 • 10 tweets • 6 min read
There's a lot of talk about 'productivity' & how if we just work harder & be more productive then wages will increase
Well, lets have a proper discussion about productivity
Employers holding workers to ransom over productivity are making record profits.
Productivity comes about when employers provide better work environments without compromising on safety.
Productivity comes about when employees feel valued.
Productivity comes about when govts invest the same amount in every child's education.
May 31 • 4 tweets • 6 min read
Pinch & a punch for the 1st of the month!
Have a fantastic day, stay safe & have fun
Fed Parl is sitting
Fed Ch 9:30-1
QT 2-3:15ish #Estimates & committee (times/topics in pic👇)
I was reading up on some history this wk, mainly looking at how long First Nations have been calling for a Voice
I was amazed to find Rupert Murdoch's name pop up, from an event that happened in 1957. Quite pertinent today considering News Corp's position on #Voice
I'll try to keep it short & sweet - sources provided if you want to read more.
Didn't call Sogavare, dropped ball, China moved in, threatened nat sec; also called a 'buffoon' by an SC👉 media goes meh
If you would like to read Labor's NDIS policy....
On May 21, 2022 Australians will vote in a federal election. Voting is compulsory for all citizens over 18.
If you're not enrolled, you still have time:
Close of Rolls is Monday 18 April, 2022
Australians will vote for candidates in the House of Representatives (Lower House) and a half Senate election (Upper House)
This is NOT a 'double dissolution' election, so that means we are only voting for half the Senate (38 Senate seats will be contested)
For years we've been saying our 4th Estate is letting us down, it's dysfunctional & corrupt
We are now enduring THE worst govt in Australian history bcuz of YOUR failure. I hold the mainstream media responsible.
Yesterday, @friendlyjordies presented ANOTHER brilliant investigation into Australian politics
AGAIN, it has been ignored by mainstream media
Jordan & Kristo are familiar to Australians bcuz of Barilaro's corrupt use of police to violently arrest them & charge Kristo