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Sep 27 • 19 tweets • 5 min read
Breaking broken news. toady is the day Folks. the National integrity Commission bill will be introduced to the parliament today. As promised thevogfiles.com have done a summary of the Coalition grants program to set the scene as to why we need an integrity commission.
Firstly I want to talk about the totality of the schemes done under the Coalition. But only partially because they didn't start reporting in one place until 1 Jan 2018 at GrantConnect. Strap yourselves in for the ride of a lifetime.......
Sep 4 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
There are two Glaring and completely wrong assertions in this tweet. The first one is that "find 33 deaths linked to Delays with triple -0 calls" What the report actually said was
Willingham transposes the words "Potential adverse" and "associated" to the words "Linked to delays in triple - 0 calls". Whereas the report says "associated with call answer delays, agency command and control decisions, and/or ambulance resourcing issues."
Aug 25 • 9 tweets • 3 min read
@David_Speers on @BreakfastNews mentioned the "Witch hunt" and then later mentioned the Insullation RC and the Trades Union Royal Commission. What he didn't mention was that they were real Witch hunts. The RC into the pink Bats was ordered by the AG of the Newman government and
it was political because the firms who employed the deceased had each been to Court and fined under the Electrical Safety Act in Queensland, There had also been an enquiry which had found that OH&S is the responsibility of the States and not the Federal government. I wrote
Aug 20 • 12 tweets • 3 min read
MORE BROKEN NEWS: Remember when the Australian National Audit office put out their report on the Billion dollar Building the Better Regions fund? And they actually allocated grants to Inner and outer Metropolitian electorates? Well thevogfiles.com have done a further
analysis of the Rural and Provincial Seats so that the ordinary punter can see where the money went. The Nationals ex leader Michael McCormack says they knew what the regional and rural seats needed So lets examine that.
Aug 20 • 10 tweets • 3 min read
Seriously? Where are the Journalists. The ones who should be doing what I am about to do and that is blow the whistle on What the Coalition thinks about pensioners and veterans.
Firstly pensioners. In 2015 the coalition under the Social security Minister Morrison cut pensions. He effectively put 400,000 pensioners under the poverty line. Saying that they had too many assets. Assets are described under the social security act differently than Cash assets
Aug 7 • 7 tweets • 3 min read
Well I was right, Andrew Hastie made two comments about labor spending which were just wrong and @David_Speers didn't pull him up on it. Hastie said in the introduction piece. "Biggest cuts since 2nd world war" and during the Interview "Biggest cuts to defence in 70 years" both
Absolutely untrue. I tabulated the Defence spending from 2007 to 2022 and there were three occasions where Defence was cut. The first time (By the ALP) in 2012-2013. The 2nd time (By the coalition) in 2015-16. The year that Defence materiel was rolled into Defence. that year the
Jul 28 • 27 tweets • 7 min read
Broken News and Broken Coalition Governance: Building the Better regions fund (BBRF) Auditor generals report 28 July 2022. A comprehensive precis for the punter. A link to the report. anao.gov.au/work/performan…
The background. 1. Since 1 Jan 2018 to the demise of the Coalition government on 21st May 2022 they Awarded 141,470 grants worth $88,366,268,302.83 ($88 Billion Dollars of Borrowed money)
Jul 28 • 17 tweets • 4 min read
During the first two days of the parliament I have noticed three themes. None of them true (IMHO). The first was by the liberals and was about Unions. the whole of the Question time was taken up by the decimated Liberal party asking Questions which were about the CFMMEU and the
closing down of the ABCC. mentioned were the words criminality and Union Thugs and Bikie gangs. this is a long running theme that the liberal party love to run because the ALP was founded as the political arm of the union movement and any lies they can tell about Unions bleed
Jul 27 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Dutton on his feet about the abolition of the ABCC. What a weak argument from a weak man. Prediction. The Liberals will be in opposition for decades.
He's mentioned union thugs and associated with Outlaw Bikie gangs. He obviously didn't watch the evidence at the TURC.
Jul 25 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
I just re watched #insiders and would like to make a couple of points. 1. As must listen to is Katherine Murphy at 43.35 in telling us about what the Liberals and Nationals have done for the last 10 years with Climate change...The wrong thing. Excellent viewing
2. A perfect Chameleon was on display in the form of Phil Coorey. At 39.39 he says the Liberals will oppose the 43% because of the threat of legal action against a legislated target yet at 47.41 a few mins later when asked about Corruption and the Boat fiasco on Election day....
May 20 • 34 tweets • 8 min read
BROKEN NEWS: Crisis no 6. We saved the worst until last. this is about Corruption, possible criminality and INTEGRITY (Lack of it). read on......
Before we start I want to thank the Liberal Party and the National Party and their help in bringing to light their own conduct. Yesterday for example, I would never have been able to show what shocking Money Managers they are without them having passed Tax Transparency for large
May 19 • 18 tweets • 5 min read
BROKEN NEWS: Crisis No 5. Failure to collect corporate Tax. Why is this a crisis? Well because failure to make Corporate entities to pay their taxes means cuts to services..... Read On.....
The Coalition always talk a good line. Age of Entitlement over, Debt and deficit disaster, Blah Blah Blah. And then they cut services.Good examples are the cuts to pensions under Morrison in 2015, the Robodebt debacle and the most recent cuts to the NDIS. So how good at
May 19 • 20 tweets • 5 min read
BROKEN NEWS: Crisis No 4. Defence Spending and Foreign Policy generally. How the two interact. Read on....
Firstly Foreign Policy. remember in Joe Hockey's 2014 Shocking budget, the Coalition gutted Overseas Aid? They took Billions out of it. Silly idea because that is a serious Foreign policy plank. How we help the less well off. Secondly as I showed in Crisis 2 on Tuesday last
May 17 • 19 tweets • 5 min read
BROKEN NEWS: Crisis no 3. Caring for the most vulnerable in a Welfare state. Actually these are Three Scandals as well as crisis and shine a light on the Liberal party and their philosophy. Aged Care, NDIS and Robodebt. read on
Aged care is the federal Governemt responsibility and the recent Royal Commission showed what a scandal the whole sysytem is under the coalition. The Interim report was titled "Neglect" you can read it here. agedcare.royalcommission.gov.au/publications/i…
May 16 • 9 tweets • 3 min read
BROKEN NEWS: Election Count down. Crisis No 2. The cost of housing and Foreign Investment. a thread which exposes the Gaslighting of the Coalition. Read on....
Yesterday Josh Frydenberg told Fran Kelly on afternoon briefing that 100,000 houses a year were sold and that the Coalition policy to raid Super to buy a house wouldn't put up the price of houses. What I wanted to know is why the prices are so high now? The answer lies in
May 9 • 15 tweets • 4 min read
BROKEN NEWS ABOUT BROKEN NEWS: Hi tweeps are you sick of the broken news yet. No. Well cop this then. Back in 2013 Tony Abbott said that Labor had taken $21 billion out of Defence he also said that that was the lowest proportion of GDP since 1938. I wrote about it here.
Corker of a read. independentaustralia.net/politics/polit…
May 9 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
BROKEN NEWS OF THE DAY. Bridget McKenzie said this morning that money was put in the budget for an Integrity commission. I checked. Firstly in budget paper one the word integrity appeared Exactly zero times. Budget paper 2 it appeared 17 times in relationship to Tax, Sport and
the Murray Darling Plan. In budget paper 3 it appeared twice but NOT in relation to an Integrity Commission. Finally in Budget paper 4 the word Integrity appeared 16 times and two of them in Relation to A Commonwealth Integrity Commission. Yeah I found it. here it is........
May 7 • 14 tweets • 4 min read
More Broken News. Good morning twitter. Yesterday twitter went off because of a Question asked by a journalist about an 11 year old tweet. Disagree if you wish, but I think it was planned. Not by Bechwati but by the liberals. She was sucked in. And predictably the pile on started
and took the blowtorch off the election campaign and back onto the "evils" of social media. So today, I am going to do what Journalists should do and Examine how good the Liberals and their Coalition partners are at Money management. I am going to delve into a bit of detail.
May 6 • 42 tweets • 11 min read
BREAKING RORTS UPDATE: The team at thevogfiles.com have now analysed over $7 Billion worth of Grants schemes. 14 separate schemes.
We concentrate on analysis and presentation of evidence. All the schemes have an associated spreadsheet and a separate pie chart. Here are all the schemes. In this thread we will present them all to you. thevogfiles.com/rorts-central.…
May 5 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
So Dutton just debated O'Connor at the press club in Canberra. In his closing remarks Dutton made some remarkable percentage claims about what they have put in and what Labor didn't. here is the truth with the Evidence. Firstly the actuals spent from 2006 to the present.
Then a graph of that. Who hasn't been supporting the Defence Budget?
May 3 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Breaking: In 2019 The coalition decided on another grant program "The Community Health and Hospitals program" and Loaded the coffers with $1.25 Billion Scholars. Here is what they allocated to date. The Independent large slice is because of the $80 m to the Peter MacCallum
Cancer Hospital. A fine investment. Yet there are other Cancer targeted grants to private firms and also other non Public type hospital operations. As usual these grants follow the Coalition line of being non competitive (in the main), so are basically not a fair distribution