Open Forum: June 2, 2018

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  1. Bruce in WA

    Yes!!! (Dances round) “I am the champion, my friends, and I’ll keep on fighting ’till the end … “:-D

  2. Bruce in WA

    Actually, tempted to say I’m watching the most embarrassing Oz movie ever — “Australia”.

    I had absolutely NO idea that aboobooginies could point fingers and sing songs and make a coupla thousand head of stampeding cattle just stop dead in their tracks!
    Mucking refarkable!

  3. Bruce in WA

    Right. No-one’s awake. And I have a bellyful of good wine and half reasonable scotch — so goodnight to yez all!!

  4. Mark A

    Bruce in WA
    #2726134, posted on June 2, 2018 at 12:06 am

    Actually, tempted to say I’m watching the most embarrassing Oz movie ever — “Australia”.

    I had absolutely NO idea that aboobooginies could point fingers and sing songs and make a coupla thousand head of stampeding cattle just stop dead in their tracks!
    Mucking refarkable!

    Ye of little faith, know then that they can do anything they like.
    Apart from making a wheel, boiling water, building a permanent shelter…

  5. C.L.

    ANU caves to left-wing Taliban, bans Western Civilisation:

    The Australian National University has controversially withdrawn from talks with the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation over a new degree amid pressure from unions, claiming that its “autonomy” was “not compatible with a sponsored program of the type sought”.

    Following a backlash from staff and students over the course, ANU Vice Chancellor Brian Schmidt confirmed the decision in a newsletter this afternoon.

    The university and the Ramsay Centre had been in talks for several months to co-develop a Bachelor of Western Civilisation that would offer up to 40 scholarships in the first two years worth $25,000 a year each.

    “We approached the opportunity offered by the Ramsay Centre in a positive and open spirit, but it is clear that the autonomy with which this university needs to approve and endorse a new program of study is not compatible with a sponsored program of the type sought,” Professor Schmidt wrote.

    “ANU has an outstanding reputation as one of the world’s leading centres for humanities teaching covering the earliest human civilisations up to contemporary society and culture.

    “The opportunity to augment our teaching and research in the humanities and social sciences, along with a generous scholarship program for our students, was an attractive proposition for ANU and I would like to thank the Ramsay Centre and its CEO Simon Haines for considering ANU as a partner.”

    Ramsay Centre chairman John Howard told The Australian that he was disappointed by the decision and that the suggestion that the course was “a sponsored program” was “offensive”.

    Australian National University withdraws from talks over Bachelor of Western Civilisation degree

  6. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Right. No-one’s awake. And I have a bellyful of good wine and half reasonable scotch — so goodnight to yez all!!

    Adjusts his top hat, checks the evening cloak around the shoulders, and crashes through the library doors, singing old and bawdy marching songs, some in Afrikaans. Night, all.

  7. C.L.

    In a letter to the vice chancellor last month, NTEU ANU branch president Matthew King expressed “grave concerns” and warned of a potential backlash if the finalised agreement were perceived to compromise the university’s core principles.

    The face of ANU youth …

    Pictured: Matt King, President of the ANU branch of the National Tertiary Education Union.
    Seriously, how is this 108 year-old cadaver in charge of a university union?

  8. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Wot I said. Night, all.

  9. P

    Adjusts his top hat, checks the evening cloak around the shoulders, and crashes through the library doors, singing old and bawdy marching songs, some in Afrikaans. Night, all.

    God bless you and keep you
    and give you His love.
    God prosper your labour with help from above.
    Be His strength in your arm
    Be His love in your soul.
    His smile your reward
    and His glory your goal.

  10. Infidel Tiger

    Australia’s Universities are a joke.

    Less than a hundred Australians are actually qualified to attend what university should be each year.

    99% of tertiary studies is busy work for losers, grifters and mummy’s boys.

  11. “ANU has an outstanding reputation as one of the world’s leading centres for humanities teaching covering the earliest human civilisations up to contemporary society and culture.

    The West developed the only human civilisation worth living in and these ingrates piss all over it and elevate barbaric and prehistoric “cultures”.
    Rabz the fuckers.

  12. johanna

    ANU used to have a good reputation, but is now just a degree factory like all the others.

    They have no problem teaching Marxism, feminism et al as part of the mainstream. But the prospect of celebrating Western civilisation gives them the vapours.

    Ironically, Simon Haines used to be the Dean of English there, back when they at least pretended to champion quality study of literature. He was the last bastion of rigorous scholarship in the faculty, which is now just the usual cesspool of left wing mediocrities.

  13. None

    The learning objectives if an ANU Arts degree

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon successful completion of a Bachelor of Arts, graduates will be able to:

    1. critically apply theoretical frameworks and research techniques to understanding national and international issues and problems;
    2. identify, including through interrogation of databases, relevant sources of information from across a variety of media (print and digital, written and audio-visual) and judge the importance and reliability of those sources;
    3. evaluate ideas and develop creative solutions to problems, including through independent pursuit of knowledge and making connections between different disciplinary approaches and methods;
    4. communicate and debate both orally and in writing, and work with others, using a variety of media; and
    5. understand the ethical implications of ideas, communications, and actions.

    No knowledge acquisition required. No knowledge domain specified. You only need an ATAR of 80. Apart from Amcient History and vkassics (somewhat done down compared to what classics may have been 20-30 years ago) this is the Mish Mash that comprises history at ANU. With that mess it will be very difficult for a student to undertake a systematic course of study on anything remotely resembling European or Western history from antiquity to the present.
    https://programsandcourses.anu.edu.au/2018/major/HIST-MAJ

  14. None

    No knowledge acquisition required. No knowledge domain specified. You only need an ATAR of 80. Apart from Ancient History and Classics (somewhat dumbed down compared to what classics may have been 20-30 years ago) this is the mish mash that comprises history at ANU:

    https://programsandcourses.anu.edu.au/2018/major/HIST-MAJ

    With that mess it will be very difficult for a student to undertake a systematic course of study on anything remotely resembling European or Western history from antiquity to the present.

  15. None

    No doubt all those teachers were good little union members. https://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/investigations/teachers-pet-girls-a-fringe-benefit-for-teachers-says-excromer-student/news-story/3f2bb3f296d62dbdb4ca4a4744b912e0

    If no one gets charged for any of this you know it’s a complete and utter cover up by leftists.

  16. None

    Oh god that’s a really appalling cartoon by Mark Knight today.

  17. None

    So I’m assuming that a super injunction was granted for the reporting of the George Pell trial which is actually outrageous because it was quite obvious from the committal hearings that the police and the DPP had been more than derelict in their duties and it is so important that justice is not only done but seen to be done. Now with secret trials whatever the outcome or confidence in the Victorian justice system has been actually lost. Moreover it permitted the mischief as media to put about that there were serious sex offence charges whereas the reality just seems to be some flashing and some groping. In the meantime Northern Beaches teachers who openly preyed on girls for years and years still roaming free one at least even still teaching.

  18. Richard 2380

    Pickles Auctions has taught me a hard lesson in life yesterday, there is always the fine print.
    Being quite excited in the morning to participate in my first online auction in Tamworth yesterday. After registering and listen to the auctioneer speak of the 16% buyer’s premium on the fall of the hammer. The auction started and I was happily bidding on things I was interested in, I won six items throughout the auction and was very happy. Then to my shock horror when the invoice arrived all items attracted a $82.50 Internet bidders charge each costing me nearly $500 extra for the privilege of bidding on the Internet attending their auction. One winning bid was $40 only to discover the true cost of $129.10 after pickles had applied its Internet tax.
    As they say in life live and learn and tell others, I won’t be attending pickles auctions on the Internet any further. I will stick with auctioneers that appear more transparent in their costings.

  19. None

    Richard if that cost wasn’t clearly designated there could be grounds for complaint. But I’d first start with gently asking auctioneers if you could just pay one internet fee.

  20. None

    If they refuse the offer of just paying one internet fee then I would certainly go onto an online review place and tell everybody and secondly I would also make a complaint about lack of adequately visible disclosure of costs to an appropriate authority. But do try contacting them first. You may have just gotten an automatic invoice and sometimes if you ask nicely you can do a deal

  21. None

    https://mobile.twitter.com/KeiraSavage00/status/1001975939071438848
    These AAR arsewipes don’t even publish most of their decisions. If I were dictator for a day I would close down every single so-called statutory authority or independent publuc body that is not directly accountable to elected members of parliament. No more ABC, no more Fair Work Australia, no remuneration tribunal, no more AAT, certainly no more AHRC, no more discrimination boards, the whole lot goes. You’re either accountable to the people who pay you or your not. These kangaroo courts have to be killed off.

  22. rickw

    Island Hopper today, Majuro to Guam, with United’s awesome service /sarc.

  23. Herodotus

    What chance the ABC might focus on a left-leaning teacher demographic instead of the Churches?

  24. Herodotus

    Junckers Bombs.

    “We must stop this rampant populism before the next round of EU elections” says EU Pres Junckers.
    Right. Can’t have governments being elected by popular vote, can we?
    After all, so much of the EU’s grand plan was achieved by either not having referenda on the treaties, or by the favourite leftist tactic of making countries keep voting until they got it right.

    Breitbart

  25. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    None, history in this outline seems to have lost its historicity. There’s no mention in the ANU outline of date, era, period or floruit (lifetime). ‘Thematics’ seem to dissolve these. Hopefully, good students can see their way through this blinkering effect and also look at some of the challenging theories of history – eg. individual action (‘Great Man’ – or woman – approach) vs combinations of circumstances at the time.

  26. Tex Hill

    Could anyone here explain to me where baseload power is coming from, if they shut down all the coal fired power stations? I have been arguing with the renewables crowd on the Australian Facebook page and no one seems to have an explanation for this. I think I may have to refrain from going there in future, if I want to retain my sanity.

  27. John Constantine

    https://openmigration.org/en/analyses/a-political-laboratory-how-spain-closed-the-borders-to-refugees/

    Now their Spanish commos have won the civil war, the expectation is that mass importation of socialist voters will resume.

    “which has also been receiving a steady influx of African immigrants for the last 25 years, just like Italy. These now account for about 10 percent of the Spanish population (4.460.000 out of 46 million inhabitants), according to data from Ine.”

    Worth watching, as their Australian green godless commos fully intend the next fashionable phase of decolonialisation theory is to move to a ten percent demographic quota of middle east and north African refugees for each small rural Australian hamlet, to begin with.

    Comrades.

  28. nemkat

    What chance the ABC might focus on a left-leaning teacher demographic instead of the Churches?
    This may come as a surprise, but Clergy are supposed to know right from wrong, at the very least.
    No one expects much of chalkies

  29. Tel

    If I were dictator for a day I would close down every single so-called statutory authority or independent publuc body that is not directly accountable to elected members of parliament. No more ABC, no more Fair Work Australia, no remuneration tribunal, no more AAT, certainly no more AHRC, no more discrimination boards, the whole lot goes.

    No more Reserve Bank of Australia, since that’s also a supposedly independent statutory authority.

  30. John Constantine

    https://www.thelocal.es/20160407/refugees-welcome-in-spain-but-where-are-they

    “”Your isolation, Mr Rajoy, is the epitaph of a political era — yours — which is already finished,” the 46-year-old, nicknamed “Mr Handsome” in Spain, said Thursday in parliament.

    “You’re from the past, this country is on the verge of turning the page and Spain must look to the future without fear,” he added, impeccably dressed in a dark suit.

    https://www.thelocal.es/20180601/profile-pedro-sanchez-the-triumph-of-obstinacy

    On the verge of there becoming no more Spain. All those Spanish armada types and conquistadores should have just stayed home and surrendered and converted peacefully.

    Comrades.

  31. John Constantine

    Handsomemania, trudeaumania, jacindamania, macronmania.

    Imagine how stuffed Australia would already be if their shortfilth didn’t have a head like a back alley hooker’s kneecaps?.

  32. None

    Tell can the government of the day fire RBA governors? If yes they can stay. If no they must go and be replaced.

  33. None

    Agree Lizzie there’s not much history in that lot. I don’t know if students would see their way through – only the most widely read and most committed would perhaps. Undergraduate degrees should comprise of a general framework with specialisations in the final year but what you generally find these days is a whole pile of obscure specialist subjects which reflect academics’ pet projects – I mean just how many subjects on the sixties do you really need? – so that students actually never developed any sort of cohetent big picture understanding of anything.

  34. Shelley

    Herodotus – I know you are a listener of BBC overnight and I enjoy your reports from the trenches. I was listening about an hour ago to some giggling ‘journalist’ who sounded all of about 20 who had met with returned ISIS ‘fighters’ (hate that term) and had gotten to know them. One of them thought she was fat and called her ‘oink’…giggle, giggle, giggle and ‘oh they are so young’. Did you happen to hear that?

  35. stackja

    Racing jobs go to overseas workers as Gai Waterhouse claims Aussie youth are not ready to do the hard yards
    MANDY SQUIRES, News Corp Australia Network
    June 2, 2018 12:00am
    Subscriber only

    FROM the butcher and baker to the racehorse trainer, it’s the same complaint — young Aussies prefer to roll over in bed than roll up to a job with an early start.

    Champion trainer Gai ­Waterhouse has revealed she cannot get young Australians to work as stablehands for love nor money, forcing her to turn to backpackers.

    “Nobody in Australia could run their stables if it wasn’t for the overseas backpackers or students on special visas,” Waterhouse told The Saturday Telegraph.

    An aversion to working before dawn has also resulted in the baking industry being propped up by overseas-born employees. The Department of Jobs and Small Business says it is due in part to “unsociable working hours”.

    Across the board, labour market research reveals many food industry workers arrived from overseas in the past five years. The national report covers bakers, butchers, pastry cooks, small goods makers and chefs, and shows regional employers filled just 38 per cent of job vacancies last year and metropolitan employers 64 per cent of vacancies.

  36. stackja

    Just saw this:

    ADF’s ‘politically-correct plan’ to open combat roles to women branded a complete failure
    Exclusive Matthew Benns, Editor-At-Large, The Daily Telegraph
    May 30, 2018 11:36am
    Subscriber only

    AUSTRALIA’S GI Jane’s are failing to meet the army’s fitness requirements with only one in 10 getting through basic infantry training.

    The Australian Defence Force has targeted women but just 24 of the 154 who signed up to go into battle since 2016 have actually managed to join a combat unit.

    The 10 full-time female soldiers have been posted to the 1st Battalion of the Royal Australian Regiment in Townsville.

    The other 14 reservists have been posted to different units.

    Former Army officer Bernard Gaynor said: “The Army’s politically-correct plan to open infantry and other combat roles to women is a complete failure.”

  37. Tel

    Tell can the government of the day fire RBA governors? If yes they can stay. If no they must go and be replaced.

    The RBA was created by an act of Parliament, so it could be removed the same way.

    In practice they probably would have to privatize and remove any magical monopoly powers that it has (same idea as Telecom) rather than outright destroy it. The difficult isn’t the legislation, the real problem is that government has become deeply dependent on the RBA to handle internal government finance and cash flow. Learning to live on a real budget like all normal people must do … that would hurt too much.

  38. John Constantine

    https://www.domain.com.au/news/its-time-to-make-compromises-a-warning-for-melbournes-prestige-real-estate-20180531-h10kux/?utm_source=theage.com.au&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=link-widget&utm_campaign=plista-theage

    “This section of the market has been changing slowly over the past 12 weeks.

    Good properties in this price bracket are still selling well, and the key here is selling agents getting the price right. To do this they need to work closely with their vendors to meet the market. Once the market is met, competition takes over and the result is usually still weighted in favour of the vendor.

    Get it wrong and the property no longer attracts competition among anxious buyers. It is passing in, in many cases on a vendor bid, and then appearing as a private sale with an asking price at or above the original advertised price range. Clearly, the only competition is the vendor.”

    Our quisling orc ruling elites have been outright lying about the size of the population Ponzi property boom mass imported demand.

    Focusing only on talking about the scrap of paper that meant an import was a permanent documented Australian is alright in bizzaromedia land.

    In the renting demand reality, every warm body counts, undocumented, temporary visa student visa whatever.

    Their doddering turnfailure snapped that it was the half million student visa holders filling up public transport in the city people were noticing not long ago, and their godless Stalinist union campaign about the ten percent of the workforce imported on visas also broke with the narrative.

    The trouble with Ponzis is when they level off and the cascading growth stops, the exponential demand for the entry levels evaporates.

    Yarragrad hasn’t been growing at a Ponzi hundred twenty documented imported voters a year, the property Ponzi market has grown at double that plus the last four or five years.

    Wile-E-Coyoternbullites are well out in thin air, hovering over the canyon floor, pedalling furiously to stave off gravity for a split second longer.

    Are they acting like people with their shit together, or like an election winning machine awaiting Steiners victorious focus group strategy to turn up?.

    Comrade Maaaaates?.

  39. None

    Actually stackja that’s a bit of a lie because a lot of these people wouldn’t offer locals a job anyway. They like the backpackers because they’re temps, they can underpay them, they can have them stay in substandard accommodation etc etc etc.

  40. None

    Gosh imagine how bad the routing must have been for even the Age to report it.

    https://amp.theage.com.au/politics/federal/ineligible-mps-rack-up-1m-in-expenses-while-under-cloud-20180601-p4zitj.html

    The five ineligible MPs sent packing from Parliament last month racked up $1 million of taxpayer-funded expenses in just six months despite being under a citizenship cloud for all or most of that time.

    Some of the Labor backbenchers who resigned in May were also among the highest spenders on office administration, splurging more on printing than most cabinet ministers and frontbenchers, according to the latest reports published by the Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority.

    Former Labor MP Justine Keay, who had been under citizenship suspicion since July, accumulated $244,862 in expenses between October and March, including $76,050 on office administration – more than any other Tasmanian politician.

    And it continues….

  41. None

    Seems to me that the RBA must go as well, Tel.

  42. nemkat

    Working when you should be sleeping isn’t a long term proposition.
    The WHO have designated shift work as ”a probable carcinogen.
    Then you have the insanity of Daylight Saving taking an extra hour of sleep away.

  43. None

    The “office administration” allowance granted to parliamentarians is mostly used for printing. In the latest report, covering January to March, a backbench MP had the highest office admin expenditure in each state.

    Liberal MP Julian Leeser, who holds the blue-ribbon seat of Berowra by a huge margin, spent $97,661 on printing and distribution – more than any other MP. Western Australian Liberal MP Rick Wilson, came in second, while Liberal backbencher Tim Wilson from Victoria was third.

    a Tum Wilson again. Has always been a fraud and a rotor. I wonder if they printing allowance was for his gay marriage campaign? He’s such a dishonest prick.

  44. BrettW

    Grace Collier column in Oz mentions CFMMEU President of WA who also just happens to be the President of the Communist Party of Oz. Seems he was in Venezuela, representing his Union, for the recent election and is full of praise for Maduro.

    Some may recall the long list of people who invited Hugo Chavez to come to Oz in about 2007. Several CFMEU leaders were on it.

    Good to see LNP Qld going on the offensive in Qld over relationship between CFMEU and Labor.

    The thuggery and political leanings of CFMEU should be highlighted as much as possible and should be part of Coalition campaigning along with examples of how the Union costs the rest of us in higher building costs,
    strikes and disruptions such as traffic or delays.

  45. nemkat

    Former Labor MP Justine Keay, who had been under citizenship suspicion since July, accumulated $244,862 in expenses between October and March, including $76,050 on office administration – more than any other Tasmanian politician.

    IOW, she knew she was gone, and started spending like a maniac, just like the other 3.
    There’d be kickbacks, it’s up to the Government to follow the money trail.

  46. DrBeauGan

    Infidel Tiger
    #2726148, posted on June 2, 2018 at 12:45 am
    Australia’s Universities are a joke.

    Less than a hundred Australians are actually qualified to attend what university should be each year.

    99% of tertiary studies is busy work for losers, grifters and mummy’s boys.

    True. Also applies to most academics. Rabz them.

  47. yarpos

    “Champion trainer Gai ­Waterhouse has revealed she cannot get young Australians to work as stablehands for love nor money, forcing her to turn to backpackers.”

    The racing industry is rife with low pay, cash in hand, no super all the usual stuff (the ATO would have field day if they cared to look) . Yes it is hard work, and often it goes to itinerants, locals and backpackers. It is also very dangerous work. Working in and around young thoroughbreeds is dangerous as they can be nasty nervous critters. A poor decision can leave you with life changing injuries. So yes, I dont see a great queue for stablehand jobs and would expect a lot of churn.

  48. nemkat

    The thuggery and political leanings of CFMEU should be highlighted as much as possible and should be part of Coalition campaigning along with examples of how the Union costs the rest of us in higher building costs,
    strikes and disruptions such as traffic or delays.

    Howard tried that in 2007. Remember ads featuring Joe McDonald [CFMEU W.A.] telling a crowd ”We’re coming back.”?
    It didn’t work then, it won’t work now.
    The reason: It’s a blatant standover tactic.
    Standover tactics get people’s backs up, and they tune out.

  49. DrBeauGan

    Also, privatise the schools.

    I reckon we have about fifty percent unemployment in Oz, concealed by a huge number of bullshit jobs created by government.

  50. Boambee John

    “We approached the opportunity offered by the Ramsay Centre in a positive and open spirit, but it is clear that the autonomy with which this university needs to approve and endorse a new program of study is not compatible with a sponsored program of the type sought,” Professor Schmidt wrote.

    Is the ANU among the Australian unjversities that have established sponsored programs in Islamic Studies or Chinese Stufdies? Was all of the “autonomy with which this university needs to approve and endorse a new program of study” provided in any such sponsored programs?

  51. Dave in Marybrook

    Both Knight and yesterday’s Kudelka cartoons are extremely weak.

  52. You may not, Nemkat, but if someone is going to be teaching my daughters, they’d better be teaching them school stuff and not spending their time trying to get into their knickers.
    Some of us have higher expectations.

  53. Geriatric mayfly

    True. Also applies to most academics. Rabz them.

    Sad, how the title ‘academic’ has been cheapened to the extent that it now embraces the feeble mind, preoccupied with trivia and driven more by anger and resentment than erudition. Still sufficient though, to win admiration from the ABC as a talking head.

  54. C.L.

    Michelle Grattan at ABC Online talks politicians and their character:

    Australian politicians: winners and losers on the tests of judgement, temperament and character.

    Barnaby Joyce … Mr Joyce … Mr Joyce … Mr Joyce … Joyce … Mr Joyce … Mr Joyce … Greg Hunt … Mr Hunt … Mr Hunt’s temperament … Mr Hunt’s behaviour … Mr Hunt … Mr Hunt … We know from the polls the public don’t warm to the Opposition Leader. So far, however, Labor’s two-party lead indicates people haven’t concluded that he is not fit to rule. Mr Shorten hasn’t failed the character test.

  55. BrettW

    Nemkat,
    Yes you are probably right. Best not to stand up to a bunch of thugs but give in.

    The next time those charmers from the CFMEU block Brisbane city streets for hours and then spend the rest of the day drinking I must remember to grab a hivis vest and join them. Might wear a hammer and sickle baseball cap to really fit in.

  56. Tom

    Prediction: the meeting will still go ahead.

    Don just had to cancel it to get the power balance back in his favour. Phat Phuc Un gives orders out of the barrel of a gun. He’s never had to negotiate anything in his life. He’s an amateur.

    Don’s gunboat diplomacy is terrific television.

  57. Snoopy

    Mr Shorten hasn’t failed the character test.

    True. But Grattan is referring to the character test set by the ALP and marked by the Canberra press gallery.

  58. md

    May Jobs Numbers: Black Unemployment Rate Hits Record Low

    America’s Left must be thrilled to have Trump in the White House working away to give everyone a better life. After all, the Left care so much for people, don’t they!

  59. nemkat

    Some of us have higher expectations.

    You may have higher expectations, Winston, but that doesn’t change reality.
    And the reality of chalkies, Mr.Chips aside, is generally fairly dismal.

  60. DrBeauGan

    It’s been going downhill since Oxford allowed English as a degree subject in the nineteen thirties. One academic opponent remarked “In my day it was taken for granted that educated people read books.”

    Since then we’ve extended it to psychology, sociology and education, and now women’s studies. And the pressure to teach bullshit derives from the third rate students who can’t handle serious subjects, urged to get pointless qualifications by government. Which is the source of their employment prospects.

  61. Entropy

    Grattan is an irony free zone. What a pathetic shill. It’s like she has no respect for the memory and knowledge of her readers.

  62. Entropy

    And the pressure to teach bullshit derives from the third rate students who can’t handle serious subjects, urged to get pointless qualifications by government. Which is the source of their employment prospects.

    I guess you could say Government is paying for what it wants. Pity it is OPM they pay for it with.

  63. nemkat

    The next time those charmers from the CFMEU block Brisbane city streets for hours and then spend the rest of the day drinking I must remember to grab a hivis vest and join them. Might wear a hammer and sickle baseball cap to really fit in.

    Way to miss the point, BrettW.
    The Liberal Party is stuck with the voters it’s stuck with.
    If it wants to take your advice and run an ”It’s not fair, Boo Hoo + the Boogeyman’s coming to get you” type campaign, they’ll be treated with scorn, and Setka will end up running Australia as well.

  64. lotocoti

    Heresy!
    Italy’s new Minister for the Family supports the family.

  65. John Constantine

    The turnfailure should just hand over to Mr handsome Shortfilth right now, Spanish style and let the looting cartel preside over the end of the property Ponzi.

    Like a speculation stock bubble, prices don’t need to drop to change the emotion of punters, just stop exponentially growing.

    Saw an article about a recently jailed mafia cfmeu adjacent bloke, whose elderly non English speaking father was suing the CBA for loaning him millions to go into mafia cfmeu associated property development.

    Once the chicoms and mafia and cfmeu looters see that doubling money in months in the property Ponzi is no longer on, they will move their hot money into bribing politicians for the next business cronyism.

    Comrade Maaaaates.

  66. Shy Ted

    C.L.
    #2726207, posted on June 2, 2018 at 8:35 am
    Me last week:
    Prediction: the meeting will still go ahead.

    Lotto numbers please, CL.

  67. stackja

    DT audio all a twitter. Bird not identified so far.

  68. miltonf

    It’s fascinating when you read the bios of many many leftists you find that they attended exclusive independent schools. Either they are trying to compensate or may be they really think they are born to rule.

  69. Boambee John

    John Constantine at 0749

    trudeaumania

    Get it right John, that is Trudopia.

  70. twostix

    2018 uni is where the managerial middle class send their dull witted children to get a diploma in bugmanery to ensure that they can join the highly selective bugman class.

  71. md

    Winston Smith
    #2726211, posted on June 2, 2018 at 8:43 am

    Winston, a word of advice. If you want the best for your children you have to provide an extra layer on top of schooling. Yes, there will be many teachers who see themselves as victims and see corrupting children’s minds as their way of taking revenge on society for their self-perceived grievances. But, nevertheless, schooling is necessary. For your children to succeed, though, you have to sit with them every night to work through their homework and to manage their progress. You also need to teach them (gently) about the evils of people and how the world works. They won’t get this from schooling.

    Going by what we see happening today, it is a certain bet that in the years to come our society will become more and more of the sh—-le it has become today. The angry, aggrieved, violent underclasses will grow and grow and the middle class will slowly disappear. There will be the wealthy and privileged living in their gated suburbs and then there will be the rest, living will crime, violence, loss of community and social decay. Only you have the power to decide where your children will end up.

  72. stackja

    Nine hours and not reach 100 posts!

  73. twostix

    The whole amazon thing is amazing.

    It demonstrates perfectly how mentally out of control the Australian political class is, these people are fucking crazy, their delusions of grandeur will get us killed one day.

  74. Nick

    From last night. Apart from being a very talented 79 year old, observe the change in syntax. Just saying:

    P
    #2726149, posted on June 2, 2018 at 12:51 am
    None, I remember you writing here when I first started reading Catallaxyfiles.
    I liked what you wrote back then at the end of 2014.

    You did not follow my instructions I gave above re “a clean url” with no “feature” in the url.
    Don’t give up.

  75. Boambee John

    Geriatric mayfly
    #2726212, posted on June 2, 2018 at 8:44 am
    True. Also applies to most academics. Rabz them.

    Sad, how the title ‘academic’ has been cheapened to the extent that it now embraces the feeble mind, preoccupied with trivia and driven more by anger and resentment than erudition. Still sufficient though, to win admiration from the ABC as a talking head.

    Knew one who hated the pseudo-intellectual term academic. He preferred to be known as a scholar.

  76. mareeS

    Smiling. The spouse is having his breakfast Captain Morgan. Boat is sold, we are landlubbers now, but habits never die, hey?

  77. DrBeauGan

    If you ask a childless child education bureaucrat why a woman with six healthy kids needs a qualification from a university to work in a kindergarten, she will assure you that she knows all about child-rearing and point to her psychology degree in evidence. She is convinced she is a hard scientist and infinitely wiser about children than someone who has merely had some and raised them.

    This is what happens when you dole out degrees in bullshit.

  78. twostix

    Imagine Fiji declaring that Australian companies must collect tax on its behalf when Fijians buy stuff from here. Then having a tantrum when they wouldnt.

    That’d be embarrassing wouldn’t it?

  79. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    INDIGENOUS
    Victoria launches campaign in support of indigenous treaty

    The Australian
    12:00AM June 2, 2018
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    Samantha Hutchinson
    VICTORIAN POLITICAL REPORTER
    Melbourne

    A state-based indigenous treaty will not lead to farmers being driven off their land, according to a campaign launched today aimed at dispelling myths.

    The Andrews government will begin the hard sell on Australia’s first state-based treaty with a campaign that asks all Victorians to put forward questions about the treaty process.

    The Deadly Questions campaign comes as Victorian MPs prepare to debate a bill that lays the foundations for a representative body to canvas ideas on what a treaty might look like. The shape of the treaty is yet to be determined, with some favouring a single agreement, while ­others want treaties with each group or clan of traditional owners.

    Aboriginal Affairs Minister Natalie Hutchins said it was a pivotal moment in the government’s three-year effort towards a ­treaty recognising the state’s indigenous community as traditional owners and including provisions to bolster self-determination.

    The government, along with the Treaty Advancement Commission, has spoken to more than 7500 of the 51,000 indigenous people in the state to canvas aims for the treaty. But Ms Hutchins said the broader community needed to contribute.

    “People are scared to ask questions about Aboriginal culture, that they’re going to be culturally inappropriate,” she said. “Our campaign going forward is about giving an opportunity for anyone to ask any questions they want and having Aboriginal people ­answer them.

    from the Oz. I’m sure Victorian Cats can contribute a few questions? Like how can any country sign a treaty with it’s own citizens?

  80. Gab

    breakfast Captain Morgan.

    MareeS what does that entail?

  81. md

    The Barnaby Joyce TV special is on this weekend. WHO CARES!!!!!!!!

  82. Boambee John

    Entropy
    #2726222, posted on June 2, 2018 at 9:01 am
    And the pressure to teach bullshit derives from the third rate students who can’t handle serious subjects, urged to get pointless qualifications by government. Which is the source of their employment prospects.

    I wouldn’t mind the government employment, if those employed were paid their true value. Unfortunately, the drones and hangers on in areas like environment and equal opportunity get paid good money to damage Australia.

  83. twostix

    So far Australia has “shirt fronted” Russia, been lapdogs in the attempt to destroy Trump in a coup, pissed off China and is now pissing off US business.

    Our political class has become the obnoxious rich short fat kid who doesn’t realise noone likes him but hes got athings they want so they put up with his shit…for now.

  84. Snoopy

    Why don’t Victoria’s mixed race indigenes (which is all of them) simply sign a treaty with themselves and leave everyone else out of it?

  85. Nick

    Lefties ignorance of the law, or rather, their selective dismissal of it, with regards to the reality of any ‘treaty’, amazes me.

  86. OldOzzie

    According to my Honours School Teacher, who wanted me to repeat the Leaving Certificate rather than go to Uni in 1962 because I was too young (he was probably right), he reckoned I got the second last Commonwealth Scholarship awarded in NSW in 1961.

    Looking at

    Table 1: Number of recipients of income support payments for students, 1943–1998

    Tertiary students receiving living allowances(b)

    1962 5 209

    Note how it expanded up to 1998

    (b) numbers receiving living allowances who received Commonwealth Scholarships, Commonwealth University Scholarships or Commonwealth Advanced Education Scholarships 1951 to 1973; Tertiary Education Assistance Scheme 1974 to 1986; and Austudy 1987 to 1997. Figures for 1966 to 1973 are estimates.

    I was one of the 5,209 Students across OZ receiving Means Tested Living Allowance

    Commonwealth Scholarships were awarded on the basis of academic merit and paid the fees of all recipients without a means test. Living allowances were means tested.

    The rationale behind the scheme was focused on promoting participation of the most capable students rather than promoting broader participation in tertiary education.

    Reference for the above

    Student income support: a chronology

  87. candy

    A state-based indigenous treaty will not lead to farmers being driven off their land, according to a campaign launched today aimed at dispelling myths.

    I have a hunch that’s the main issue. I don’t think it’s unreasonable either for folk to worry they will be pushed off their back yard or have to share ownership with an indigenous tribe who claim it.

  88. DrBeauGan

    I wouldn’t mind the government employment, if those employed were paid their true value. Unfortunately, the drones and hangers on in areas like environment and equal opportunity get paid good money to damage Australia.

    Ah, but they’ll have majored in ecology, BJ, so will know far more than any farmer. See my remarks on child rearing, the parallels are clear.

  89. twostix

    The victorian government is expanding to fill the void. The commonwealth no longer holds place as the a national government in peoples hearts, that feeling is reverting to state governments which are real actual governments that do real actual governing and are within reach of the people.

    The commonwealth government is losing its mandate – becoming EU like.

  90. Geriatric mayfly

    The government, along with the Treaty Advancement Commission, has spoken to more than 7500 of the 51,000 indigenous people in the state to canvas aims for the treaty. But Ms Hutchins said the broader community needed to contribute.

    Less than the number which would populate a city suburb. Remove those who self-identify and it would be even less. Beats me why a load of misty mumbo jumbo allows this select group to be elevated in status well beyond their station.

  91. wivenhoe

    Victoria launches campaign in support of indigenous treaty

    Well, with my limited knowledge of politics, what with it being a taboo subject with most of my family, I thought that the Constitution did not allow for States to negotiate treaties.

  92. Boat is sold, we are landlubbers now,

    Gonna need a bigger boat

  93. Egor

    The pretend free traders are not going to like it.
    The May report has the US adding 207,000 jobs a month during 2018, unemployment 3.8%. Spectacular.
    Apparently cheapest import prices are not good for a nation state community. I’m shocked.

  94. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Well, with my limited knowledge of politics, what with it being a taboo subject with most of my family, I thought that the Constitution did not allow for States to negotiate treaties.

    That’s my understanding, as well. I’ll also bet good money that any treaty will create a legal dogfight, that should keep the courts tied up for forty years.

  95. Baldrick

    Love is a strange word to use when discussing investigative journalism but then again it is TheirABC:

    Sally Neighbour ✔ @neighbour_s
    Trump. Russia. The whole story, a 3-part special investigation, starts Monday. We hope you’re going to love this one, folks. #4Corners

    Then there’s this from their website:

    It’s the story of the century: The US President and his connections to Russia.
    In a Four Corners special series, award winning investigative reporter Sarah Ferguson follows the spies and the money trail from Washington, to London, to Moscow.
    In this three-part series, Four Corners delivers a riveting account of the allegations and evidence from the characters central to the drama that has gripped the world.

    God knows why the U.S. is wasting money on the Mueller investigation when they could have just run with Mrs. Snowcone and TheirABC.

  96. twostix

    On the south coast of nsw there is a land parcel in a prime location thats behind a beach which was proposed to be developed back when i was a kid.

    All the local abo tribes ( there are different families who claim to be the authentic tribes) faught each over it and they kept “finding” bones and stuff on the land.

    25 years later, ostensibly all the muneee paid and the issue resolved with acres of contracts sign to whoever buys land there about how the land isnt really yours, 25 years later there about three houses built.

    Noone will touch the place.

    Victorias future is that times a billion.

  97. Boambee John

    Dr BG at 0934

    Ah, but they’ll have majored in ecology, BJ,

    So not really educated beyond Year 8 level then?

  98. OldOzzie

    Plan for large housing development in Belrose bushland resurfaces

    A  CONTROVERSIAL plan to build more than 150 houses on environmentally sensitive land in Belrose is back on the agenda.

    The former Crown land was given to an indigenous land council more than 10 years ago.

    Northern Beaches Council has encouraged residents to have their say before a final recommendation is made by the Sydney North Planning Panel to the State Government.

    The Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council was granted more than 136ha off Ralston Ave in 2006.

    It now wants to rezone and develop more than 17ha of it, to be subdivided and sold into 156 large housing lots.

    The land council also plans to create a 3000sq m public park and bike trails around the development to allow easier access to Garigal National Park.

    The Northern Beaches Council has concerns about “significant bush fire threats” and environmental protection including 10 threatened species in the bushland.

    These concerns led then-Warringah Council to knock back the proposal in 2013.

    The Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council has permission to seek grants for areas significant to indigenous people in NSW as compensation for land dispossession.

    A report prepared in February for the MLALC said the Ralston Ave land sale would not impact Aboriginal archaeological heritage value but the proceeds would provide housing, education and employment for the Aboriginal community.

    The Rural Fire Service (RFS) has argued since 2013 that the land at the end of Ralston Ave and northwest of Wyatt Ave presents a significant bushfire threat if developed.

  99. Nick

    But Ms Hutchins said the broader community needed to contribute.

    That’s the plan. Contribute they will, indeed.

  100. Snoopy

    It’s not a treaty treaty.

  101. Nick

    but the proceeds would provide housing, education and employment for the Aboriginal community.

    Strangely, all of these things are paid for by the Government, so…..

  102. DrBeauGan

    That’s my understanding, as well. I’ll also bet good money that any treaty will create a legal dogfight, that should keep the courts tied up for forty years.

    It’s all feelgood crap promoted by racists who believe we should be nice to members of what they see as an inferior race. But mustn’t say so.

  103. twostix

    Also everyone knew that Canberra pubes who swarm down there were geeing up the issue because they didnt want the land developed wrecking their holiday and reitrement destination.

    So too is Victoria’s political class using abos as a weapkn for its own good now.

  104. stackja

    Northern Land Council in Tennant Creek has achieved what?

  105. Percy Popinjay

    So has Dame Edna Turnbull banned cars yet?

  106. Senile Old Guy

    ABC:

    Indigenous artist Lola Greeno keeping shell stringing alive with Cultural Jewels exhibition

    All she does is put shells on strings, something pretty much everyone has done at some time. It is not something that is unique to Australian aboriginals. The ABC is beyond ridiculous. I wouldn’t mind if I was not paying for it.

  107. Nick

    So has Dame Edna Turnbull banned cars yet?

    Both he and Lucretia are starting to look more and more like a grinning Punch and Judy.

  108. Snoopy

    Why can’t they just tell Pope Che to fuck off?

  109. Baldrick

    Sally Neighbour ✔ @neighbour_s
    Trump. Russia. The whole story, a 3-part special investigation, starts Monday. We hope you’re going to love this one, folks. #4Corners

    Your taxes at work. TheirABC’s collusion with the Democrats to try and impeach the American President with fake news.
    Oh the ironing!

  110. miltonf

    So has Dame Edna Turnbull banned cars yet?
    Both he and Lucretia are starting to look more and more like a grinning Punch and Judy.

    Reminding me of the Ceaucescus

  111. DrBeauGan

    Snoopy
    #2726272, posted on June 2, 2018 at 10:06 am
    Why can’t they just tell Pope Che to fuck off?

    Good question.

    Note that the quackademics on side with the pope have qualifications in management and environmental economics. More bullshit subjects.

  112. Percy Popinjay

    Reminding me of the Ceaucescus

    LOL.

  113. egg_

    UPDATE: From commenter TdeF: … the CO2 limit of 106g/km translates into a petrol limit of 4.6litres/100km.
    This eliminates even the smallest lightest 4 cylinder Toyotas.

    The proles must drive EVs!
    Frydemburgers!
    Captured by his Dept, or what?

  114. Rae

    Plan for large housing development in Belrose bushland resurfaces

    That story is a year old. Dated 2 June 2017.

  115. egg_

    Trump. Russia. The whole story, a 3-part special investigation, starts Monday. We hope you’re going to love this one, folks. #4Corners

    Killary and Soros are old news?

  116. Md;

    Winston, a word of advice. If you want the best for your children you have to provide an extra layer on top of schooling. Yes, there will be many teachers who see themselves as victims and see corrupting children’s minds as their way of taking revenge on society for their self-perceived grievances. But, nevertheless, schooling is necessary. For your children to succeed, though, you have to sit with them every night to work through their homework and to manage their progress.

    OK. Did that. The girls are now middle aged mums.
    They, like I did, got their childrens fathers to read to them every night and help them with their schoolwork.

    You also need to teach them (gently) about the evils of people and how the world works. They won’t get this from schooling.

    You have that right. They get it from living their lives, and having the confidence to say when they felt they were not in control and out of their depth.
    My sister had a rule – if her adolescent children – young adults, were out with the mates and someone was doing something stupid, they knew mum would stop what she was doing or get out of bed and come and get them with no repercussions until the youngsters brought it up.

  117. egg_

    Also everyone knew that Canberra pubes who swarm down there were geeing up the issue because they didnt want the land developed wrecking their holiday and reitrement destination.

    Armidale has been anti development for decades, as it is the USYD/UNE/Retirement Village scheme.
    Suits the Greens agenda to a tee.
    We’ll see how an allegedly Greens stacked CWA fares against the townies.

  118. stackja

    Moss Cass
    From Wikipedia

    Appointed Minister for the Environment and Conservation, in 1975 Cass led parliamentarians and ALP branch members in expressing concerns about the effects of uranium mining. A key concern was the adverse effect that uranium mining would have on the northern Aboriginal people. Cass said: “nuclear energy creates the most dangerous, insidious and persistent waste products, ever experienced on the planet”.

    Cass was unsuccessful in seeking to prevent the flooding of Lake Pedder in Tasmania. Nonetheless he did lay the groundwork for the end of sandmining on Fraser Island and government protection of the Great Barrier Reef.

    Retiring from politics in 1983, Cass is now a Patron of the Sustainable Living Foundation and chair of the Australian National Biocentre . He is an Honorary Fellow at the School of Social and Environmental Enquiry, University of Melbourne.

  119. Roger

    Like how can any country sign a treaty with it’s own citizens?

    Precisely.

    Does Victoria even have the authority to do so?

    Victorians might also like to ponder this: assuming for argument’s sake that such a treaty is entered into, it is no mere symbolic statement but a binding agreement under international law. A such, an aggrieved party to the treaty could seek redress from the International Court of Justice (i.e. the U.N.) which could impose penalties upon the state if it is judged to have failed to abide by the treaty against which there is no right of appeal.

  120. 132andBush

    Imagine how stuffed Australia would already be if their shortfilth didn’t have a head like a back alley hooker’s kneecaps?.

    Truth bomb.

  121. areff

    Re the ABC’s golly-gosh-what-a-shocker expose of Trump and Russia, take a look at how the series is being pitched for international sales and syndication.

    https://www.journeyman.tv/film/7348

    Bookmark it. It will be handy to reference when Clapper, one of the ABC’s prime “sources” apparently, is charged.

    Down the road, it might well be that this three-parter is the best-ever evidence of ABC groupthink and omission — and an irrefutable argument for hauling this nest of nepotism off the taxpayer teat.

  122. C.L.

    NSW Liberals to dispatch life jacket SWAT officers:

    People rock fishing in Randwick City will now face a $100 on the spot fine for not complying with the act.

    The Department of Primary is expected to hire a dedicated “engagement officer” to help rock fishers follow the act.

    “NSW DPI will continue to work with the recreational fishing community to make rock fishing as safe as possible,” a DPI spokeswoman said.

    /DTelegraph.

  123. Rae

    Like how can any country sign a treaty with it’s own citizens?

    Waitangi?

  124. Infidel Tiger

    Memo to the insane Australian political class:

    US just recorded the best employment numbers in living memory.

    New York Times:

    “We Ran Out of Words to Describe How Good the Jobs Numbers Are”

    https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/06/01/upshot/we-ran-out-of-words-to-describe-how-good-the-jobs-numbers-are.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

    Just maybe cutting regulations and taxes is a good thing.

  125. Roger

    Waitangi?

    In 1840 the Maori were a sovereign people.

    Under the Treaty they became British subjects.

    Australian aborigines are not a sovereign people, they are citizens of Australia.

  126. Frank

    From the ANU criteria listed above, one of my personal favourites.

    2. identify, including through interrogation of databases, relevant sources of information from across a variety of media (print and digital, written and audio-visual) and judge the importance and reliability of those sources;

    That bolded word is a tell. It takes a fairly high level of delusional self regard–for what amounts after all to reading–to use it in this context.

  127. Chris

    Like how can any country sign a treaty with it’s own citizens?

    Magna Carta?

  128. pete m

    Chris at 8.59am link is a great read. Thanks

  129. C.L.

    Pope Francis plans to meet next week with executives from some of the world’s biggest oil companies to discuss their plans on climate change.

    They should ask him about his plans to fly around the world on a solar-powered jet.

  130. Top Ender

    I have just written a terrible thing in an email to a mate:

    “WWII was good for countries in many ways: it focused them on what is important in societal structures.”

  131. Rae

    From the ANU criteria listed above, one of my personal favourites.

    2. identify, including through interrogation of databases, relevant sources of information from across a variety of media (print and digital, written and audio-visual) and judge the importance and reliability of those sources;

    That bolded word is a tell. It takes a fairly high level of delusional self regard–for what amounts after all to reading–to use it in this context.

    Not really. Interrogating databases has been the terminology in common widespread usage for many years.

  132. DrBeauGan

    Chris
    #2726293, posted on June 2, 2018 at 10:45 am
    Like how can any country sign a treaty with it’s own citizens?

    Magna Carta?

    That was King John acknowledging that he wasn’t above the law. Something he later repudiated, but his successors accepted.

  133. egg_

    it might well be that this three-parter is the best-ever evidence of ABC groupthink and omission — and an irrefutable argument for hauling this nest of nepotism off the taxpayer teat.

    On an international scale.
    My take from Neighbour’s grandstanding.
    Not an embarrassment to Bishop?

  134. Cactus

    Today is Ardbeg day, celebrate with a dram or 3 of the Ardbeg 10yo.

  135. Roger

    Magna Carta?

    A charter is not a treaty; they are quite different legal instruments.

  136. C.L.

    Attention soon to be unemployed Tim Soutphommasane: why not do an ad for this business?

    Aussie restaurant slammed as racist after launching ‘Ching Chong’ burger.

    A burger joint has come under fire for being racist after naming one of its patties with a defamatory term given to Asians.

    The ‘Ching Chong burger’ at Johnny’s Burgers in Perth has caused controversy for it’s racially insensitive name.

    In a Facebook post the owner, Johnny Wong, said the burger had been on the menu for three years and is inspired by his Malaysian roots.

    Oh.

    But local Lisa Chappell has stated an online petition to see the name removed, labelling it as offensive.

    ‘Johnny’s Burger joint serves up an extra side dish that is frowned upon by many. Racism!’ she said.

    ‘The offensively named Ching Chong Burger has sat proudly on Johnny’s menu for many years, however enough is enough!’

    ‘Help us stand up to racism and force Johnny’s Burger Joint to remove this burger from their laminated menus.’

    Ms Chappell visited the restaurant in April and was disgusted to find ‘The Ching Chong’ burger on the menu.

    The mother-of two says she had wanted to leave after she saw it but her children had already opened their drinks.

    Ms Chappell then got in contact with Mr Wong who refused to rename the burger.

    The petition, which was started several weeks ago, has over 80 signatures.

  137. Baldrick

    In 1840 the Maori were a sovereign people.
    Under the Treaty they became British subjects.
    Australian aborigines are not a sovereign people, they are citizens of Australia.

    Obvious to everyone expect the House Troll 👹™ Captain Obvious.

  138. Frank

    Fuck off Grigory you constipated little freak.

    Databases get queried, via SQL mainly. There is a hint there in the name.

    Academics like to interrogate the narrative. By their own account, ad nauseam.

  139. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The petition, which was started several weeks ago, has over 80 signatures.

    Says it all really.

  140. Infidel Tiger

    Ms Chappell then got in contact with Mr Wong who refused to rename the burger.

    Stand fast, me old China Plate.

    Woke, hate filled, white bitches are destroying this country.

    I’m going to have to go and order one of these burgers now.

  141. Confused Old Misfit

    2. identify, including through interrogation of databases, relevant sources of information from across a variety of media (print and digital, written and audio-visual) and judge the importance and reliability of those sources;…

    The wording is pretentious and redundant. The entire description needs editing for clarity and brevity.

  142. Mindfree

    Re: ABC 4 corners beat-up, compare that to the following article by another Sara

    https://saraacarter.com/pandoras-box-trump-russia-may-expose-extent-of-five-eyes-spying/?utm_source=onesignal

    In short:
    Sara Carter – professional journalist
    Sarah Ferguson – professional tax hoovering lefty bullshit artist

  143. stackja

    Does querying a database still occur?

  144. egg_

    UPDATE: From commenter TdeF: … the CO2 limit of 106g/km translates into a petrol limit of 4.6litres/100km.
    This eliminates even the smallest lightest 4 cylinder Toyotas.

    Cop the STEMtards arguing for the abolition of the ICE in the comments at Jo Nova – a triumph of dogma over reason.
    If they were serious, container ships should all be nuke.

  145. Top Ender

    Next time I’m in Perth, making a special trip to get a Ching-Chong burger.

    Will check first to see if he’s backed down.

  146. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Pope Francis plans to meet next week with executives from some of the world’s biggest oil companies to discuss their plans on climate change.

    Hades is running low and needs new suppliers.

  147. Confused Old Misfit

    Does querying a database still occur?

    Yeah, but you have to be as old as I am to be able to spell it.
    If not, all you can do is search it.

  148. egg_

    I’d have thought Aunty would be inadvertently opening up the floodgates to the Obama spying scandal?
    /Dems own goal?

  149. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Ms Chappell then got in contact with Mr Wong who refused to rename the burger.

    If you cloak evil with fake compassion, da wamen will vote for it in large numbers. Universal suffrage was a bigly mistake.

  150. egg_

    container ships should all be nuke.

    Which may involve risk management, anathema to soboys.

  151. Tel can the government of the day fire RBA governors? If yes they can stay. If no they must go and be replaced.

    Purge of the Marshals!
    Well, the equivalent anyway.

  152. John Constantine

    Did their ABC ever do a bully pulpit special about the godless commo inculcated agents of influence inserted into Australian Federal and state parliaments and local councils.

    And universities.

    And activist groups.

    It is a war, the billion dollar bully pulpit only kills fascist Russian literally Nazis.

    Comrades.

  153. Snoopy

    IT

    I’m going to have to go and order one of these burgers now.

    Post a review chop chop, please.

  154. John Constantine

    Four corners reveals their chicoms funded jacindamania to rig the kiwi election next?.

  155. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Post a review chop chop, please.

    I should imagine that Perth based Cats will be queuing up to eat there.

  156. Nick

    Ms Chappell then got in contact with Mr Wong who refused to rename the burger.

    I’d love him to double up with a ‘fur burger’

  157. Mind you, the issue is that to get meaningful effect, it is necessary to purge the top thirty percent of any organisation, fill the top position with your own pick. This manager then allows talent to rise from below, or from outside. It doesn’t matter where the talent comes from as long as the talent realises they are all there on sufferance.
    Fix the Health Bureaucracy problem?
    Sure!
    1. Purge the top 30%.
    2. Replace with the best of the private sector.
    3. Leave them to do the job.
    The rest of the bureaucrats will realise their jobs now depend on performance, not patronage.
    If there isn’t an improvement after a year, then we can move onto Stalins next method.
    The discipline of the revolver.

  158. Stimpson J. Cat

    Next time I’m in Perth, making a special trip to get a Ching-Chong burger.
    Will check first to see if he’s backed down.

    Visit Red Chilli Burger Bar.
    Trust me.
    I will research this Ching Chong burger shortly.

  159. Infidel Tiger

    Sounds like this evil slag has given Johnny’s Burgers the best free advertising a small business can get. Nothing but support on his social media.

    No doubt he’ll cave and apologise by week’s end.

  160. DrBeauGan

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2726321, posted on June 2, 2018 at 11:21 am
    Post a review chop chop, please.

    I should imagine that Perth based Cats will be queuing up to eat there.

    It’s out in darkest canning vale, or I’d have bought four of them already.

  161. Roger

    I should imagine that Perth based Cats will be queuing up to eat there.

    The menu is enticing and the owner clearly has a sense of humour – magic mushroom burger anyone?

    Maybe he should franchise his concept?

  162. Percy Popinjay

    I’m going to have to go and order one of these burgers now.

    #chowdownonachingchongburger

  163. Stimpson J. Cat

    But local Lisa Chappell has stated an online petition to see the name removed, labelling it as offensive.

    Nosy F$cking White People.
    Always ruining sh$t for hardworking Ching Chongs.
    They did this with opium and dogs and cats.

    Every.
    Single.
    Time.

  164. Infidel Tiger

    A $49.50 burger that has to be ordered a day in advance?

    This I got to try.

  165. stackja

    Unit of competency details
    BSBCCO503A – Manage data interrogation (Release 1)
    Releases:
    Release Status Release date
    1 1 (this release) Current 28/Nov/2011
    Usage recommendation: Superseded
    Mapping:
    Mapping
    Is superseded by and equivalent to BSBCUE503 – Manage data interrogation
    Notes
    Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages Code changed to reflect industry practice
    Date 24/Mar/2015

  166. Rae

    In 1840 the Maori were a sovereign people.

    Quite likely the same for Aboriginals in Australia too. But, in both cases the British wanted to circumvent any claims either had to sovereignty. So, in 1840, the representatives of British rule in both countries were told to implement British rule and ignore any indigenous customary rule/laws.

    In Australia, the customary rule/laws of Aborigines were just ignored and British rule enforced. In New Zealand, the then British Governor tried to circumvent any trouble by signing the Treaty of Waitangi with a group of Maori chiefs from the north island. Then, the British just ignored the provisions of the Treaty for the next 100 years.

    That Aboriginals in Australia have subsequently been favoured with citizenship is irrelevant to whether a treaty with them should have been or can now be properly entered into.

  167. Dr Fred Lenin

    Victorian’s must destroy the Andrew Daniels Polliegang of c.f.m.eu ( communist fascist Marxist engelist Union) puppets, before this destructive divisive crap gets passed. Australia’s semi indigenius people need to be liberated from communist opression . I haven’t heard much about opposition parties in the state media,except for their gangrene comrades ,I am assuming there is still a liberal party in Victoria ? Or has turnbull amalgamated it with the alp ? Our media are wonderfull , full of opposition statements and policies ,though you need a microscope to find them ,but I am sure they are there somewhere ,after all the media are all in favour of “free speech” . They obviously don’t have a state government in SA anymore , you never hear of it ,has the turnbull branch of the alp assumed control there?we are fortunate to have a free and fair press and alpbc to keep us informed , the peoples decromatic republic of murrajigaboo( formerly Australia )) is great place to live if you are se I indigenius .

  168. OldOzzie

    Infidel Tiger
    #2726290, posted on June 2, 2018 at 10:42 am

    Memo to the insane Australian political class:

    US just recorded the best employment numbers in living memory.

    New York Times:

    “We Ran Out of Words to Describe How Good the Jobs Numbers Are”

    https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/06/01/upshot/we-ran-out-of-words-to-describe-how-good-the-jobs-numbers-are.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

    Just maybe cutting regulations and taxes is a good thing.

    From Instapundit

    THOSE JOBS NUMBERS LOOK EVEN BETTER: The Washington Post grudgingly admits one amazing thing about today’s excellent jobs numbers – the black unemployment rate is now closer than it ever has been to the white unemployment rate. As the Post notes, in the past when the numbers got close it was because white unemployment was rising. That’s not the case today. Meanwhile, the New York Times says, “We Ran Out of Words to Describe How Good the Jobs Numbers Are.” It’s shocking what a supply-side cocktail of lower taxes, less regulation, and allowing businesses to get on with their jobs can do.
    197
    Posted at 4:30 pm by Iain Murray

  169. Nick

    I got called a Ching Chong by an Asian a couple of weeks ago.
    I’ve sent the burger link to a WA mate of mine who really is a Ching Chong.

  170. Stimpson J. Cat

    A $49.50 burger that has to be ordered a day in advance?

    OK anyone who charges $49.50 for a burger is a c$nt.
    I’m sorry, but that’s how it is.
    There is no excuse for this f$cking nonsense unless it is literally dipped in gold leaf.
    Why do I get the feeling he serves his chips in those stupid little f$cking baskets?
    I am going to liveblog a review when I am not so busy heroically supporting the poor downtrodden struggling children of a refugees and teaching them f$cking English.
    And if I am let down I am going to f$cking rant and rave and ask to speak to the Chief Ching Chong In Charge.

  171. Rae

    So many Digital Retards here.

    Interrogate
    A database term.

    When you wish to extract some information out of a database, you “interrogate” the database. This means setting up a query to extract the information.

  172. OldOzzie

    WSJ – The Curious Case of Mr. Downer
    His story about the Papadopoulos meeting calls the FBI’s into question.

    By Kimberley A. Strassel
    May 31, 2018 7:24 p.m. ET

    To hear the Federal Bureau of Investigation tell it, its decision to launch a counterintelligence probe into a major-party presidential campaign comes down to a foreign tip about a 28-year-old fourth-tier Trump adviser, George Papadopoulos.

    The FBI’s media scribes have dutifully reported the bare facts of that “intel.” We are told the infamous tip came from Alexander Downer, at the time the Australian ambassador to the U.K. Mr. Downer invited Mr. Papadopoulos for a drink in early May 2016, where the aide told the ambassador the Russians had dirt on Hillary Clinton. Word of this encounter at some point reached the FBI, inspiring it to launch its counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign on July 31.

    Notably (nay, suspiciously) absent or muddled are the details of how and when that information made its way to the FBI, and what exactly was transmitted. A December 2017 New York Times story vaguely explains that the Australians passed the info to “American counterparts” about “two months later,” and that once it “reached the FBI,” the bureau acted. Even the Times admits it’s “not clear” why it took the Aussies so long to flip such a supposedly smoking tip. The story meanwhile slyly leads readers to believe that Mr. Papadopoulos told Mr. Downer that Moscow had “thousands of emails,” but read it closely and the Times in fact never specifies what the Trump aide said, beyond “dirt.”

    When Mr. Downer ended his service in the U.K. this April, he sat for an interview with the Australian, a national newspaper, and “spoke for the first time” about the Papadopoulos event. Mr. Downer said he officially reported the Papadopoulos meeting back to Australia “the following day or a day or two after,” as it “seemed quite interesting.” The story nonchalantly notes that “after a period of time, Australia’s ambassador to the US, Joe Hockey, passed the information on to Washington.”

    My reporting indicates otherwise. A diplomatic source tells me Mr. Hockey neither transmitted any information to the FBI nor was approached by the U.S. about the tip. Rather, it was Mr. Downer who at some point decided to convey his information—to the U.S. Embassy in London.

    That matters because it is not how things are normally done. The U.S. is part of Five Eyes, an intelligence network that includes the U.K., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The Five Eyes agreement provides that any intelligence goes through the intelligence system of the country that gathered it. This helps guarantee information is securely handled, subjected to quality control, and not made prey to political manipulation. Mr. Downer’s job was to report his meeting back to Canberra, and leave it to Australian intelligence. We also know that it wasn’t Australian intelligence that alerted the FBI. The document that launched the FBI probe contains no foreign intelligence whatsoever. So if Australian intelligence did receive the Downer info, it didn’t feel compelled to act on it.

    But the Obama State Department did—and its involvement is news. The Downer details landed with the embassy’s then-chargé d’affaires, Elizabeth Dibble, who previously served as a principal deputy assistant secretary in Mrs. Clinton’s State Department.

    When did all this happen, and what came next? Did the info go straight to U.S. intelligence? Or did it instead filter to the wider State Department team, who we already know were helping foment Russia-Trump conspiracy theories? Jonathan Winer, a former deputy assistant secretary of state, has publicly admitted to communicating in the summer of 2016 with his friend Christopher Steele, author of the infamous dossier.

    I was unable to reach Mr. Downer for comment and do not know why he chose to go to the embassy. A conservative politician, he was Australia’s longest-serving foreign minister (1996-2007). Sources speculate that he might have felt his many contacts justified reaching out himself.

    Meanwhile, something doesn’t gel between Mr. Downer’s account of the conversation and the FBI’s. In his Australian interview, Mr. Downer said Mr. Papadopolous didn’t give specifics. “He didn’t say dirt, he said material that could be damaging to her,” said Mr. Downer. “He didn’t say what it was.” Also: “Nothing he said in that conversation indicated Trump himself had been conspiring with the Russians to collect information on Hillary Clinton.”

    For months we’ve been told the FBI acted because it was alarmed that Mr. Papadopoulos knew about those hacked Democratic emails in May, before they became public in June. But according to the tipster himself, Mr. Papadopoulos said nothing about emails. The FBI instead received a report that a far-removed campaign adviser, over drinks, said the Russians had something that might be “damaging” to Hillary. Did this vague statement justify a counterintelligence probe into a presidential campaign, featuring a spy and secret surveillance warrants?

    Unlikely. Which leads us back to what did inspire the FBI to act, and when? The Papadopoulos pretext is getting thinner.

  173. C.L.

    A $49.50 burger that has to be ordered a day in advance?

    This I got to try.

    Far out.
    I’m gunna drone one in from WA.

    This bloke – Mr Wong – should Trumscalate.
    Keep the Ching-Chong Burger and add Wog In A Box pasta-on-the-go, Gook latte, Abo fries etc…

  174. C.L.

    A $49.50 burger that has to be ordered a day in advance?

    This I got to try.

    Far out.
    I’m gunna drone one in from WA.

  175. C.L.

    In Australia, the customary rule/laws of Aborigines were just ignored and British rule enforced.

    And that, folks, is why leaving a disabled child on an ant hill is now a criminal offence.

  176. Nick

    My mate replied : ‘Hahahaha, right Im off to Johnnys before the bloody political correctness police stuff up a good thing….’

  177. Rae

    In Australia, the customary rule/laws of Aborigines were just ignored and British rule enforced.

    And that, folks, is why has nothing to do with Texans leaving a disabled child on an ant hill is now a criminal offence last year.

    FIFY

  178. JC

    OK anyone who charges $49.50 for a burger is a c$nt.
    I’m sorry, but that’s how it is.

    A butcher’s in melb sells wagu for $299 a kilo, so I can imagine it selling for that.

    I think, I recall Alain Ducasse’s restaurant in NYC was selling burgers for US$300 a while ago. Stop the miserliness.

  179. nemkat

    Unlikely. Which leads us back to what did inspire the FBI to act, and when? The Papadopoulos pretext is getting thinner.

    The logical explanation is that Alexander Downer is a spook.

  180. stackja

    C.L.
    #2726343, posted on June 2, 2018 at 11:49 am

    And Tennant Creek [email protected] is now a criminal offence.

  181. John Constantine

    https://www.stockandland.com.au/story/5433751/producers-be-aware/?cs=4609

    The story cuts off before detailing how at a recent Victorian sheep sale, an inspector found that eartags in a mob of sheep were correct, except one number was missing from the long alphanumeric identification code printed on them. Without the extra ‘3’ printed on the tag, it was illegal to sell the sheep and they had to be trucked back where they came from unsold.

    The new electric id code is the internal passport for livestock, and the State requires registration of all livestock movements.

    Comrades.

  182. C.L.

    IT, get over to Johnny Chong’s and do a review of the Ching-Chong Burger.

  183. C.L.

    The logical explanation is that Alexander Downer is a spook.

    All Australian diplomats are – in a manner of speaking – spooks.
    They glean information from official and unofficial sources and report it to Canberra.

  184. Boambee John

    m0nty will be having wet dreams in advance of the 4 Corners series.

    The running dog lackey will be hoping that at last he can catch that car he has been chasing for so long.

  185. Boambee John

    He is resting up for a night of frenetic posting after 4 Corners on each of the next three Mondays.

  186. nemkat

    All Australian diplomats are – in a manner of speaking – spooks.
    They glean information from official and unofficial sources and report it to Canberra.

    Maybe- but Downer reported the info to the U.S. Embassy in London. That indicates he’s not our spook.

  187. C.L.

    … Downer reported the info to the U.S. Embassy in London.

    Presumably he was told to do so by Canberra.
    Which is very interesting.

  188. Confused Old Misfit

    If aboriginal groups in the 21st century are candidates for “treaty” negotiations then so are the local footy clubs.

  189. Roger

    There’s a burger joint in Toowooomba that calls its Aussie style burger The Redneck.

    No complaints so far.

  190. Stimpson J. Cat

    JC have you tried to get Monty to switch to burgers from steaks?
    It may be more within his comfort zone, and lead to less embarrassing gaffes at lunch.
    OK you will actually have to watch him eat it, probably with chopsticks or a knife and fork, but we all have our crosses to bear.

  191. Dr Fred Lenin

    JC,$299 a kilo? I remember when you could buy a whole side of grass fed young beef for that. Wonder what he charges for the sausages he makes out of the trim ? Or does he make so much out of the finer cut he gives the rest to the dog? Waigu overawed yuppie tucker ,my cattle buyer mate told me coles or woolies always bought young steers to ensure regular quality , he ate it himself always.

  192. Stimpson J. Cat

    The logical explanation is that Alexander Downer is a spook.

    He is also a Goddamned White Devil Cracker.

  193. Roger

    … Downer reported the info to the U.S. Embassy in London.

    The FBI legat in the London embassy, to be precise.

  194. nemkat

    … Downer reported the info to the U.S. Embassy in London.

    Presumably he was told to do so by Canberra.
    Which is very interesting.

    You’re being a bit presumptuous there.
    Your version of events doesn’t sound very professional, or very likely.

  195. cohenite

    Wouldn’t it be interesting if downer was told by turdball to do the dirty on Trump.

  196. Stimpson J. Cat

    I think, I recall Alain Ducasse’s restaurant in NYC was selling burgers for US$300 a while ago. Stop the miserliness.

    Look paying $300 for a steak, I could maybe accept it if I was high on really good crack.
    But I could buy a lot of things for $300 in Australia JC.
    Maybe two packets of cigarettes and a disposable lighter.
    It’s a question of value for money.
    Basic economics.

  197. Tom

    Communist Saul Alinsky himself might as well have been in the White House between 2009 and 2016. Instead, his devoted pupil was there to subvert every aspect of politics in Washington DC and turn it, with the help of the mainstream media, into a propaganda war between American communists and their enemies: the national borders were opened to a flood of welfare dependent illegal immigrants the DNC needs for its long-term survival; and, in foreign policy, despots like Iran’s mad mullahs were given billions to arm terrorists throughout the world and a pathway to develop nuclear weapons being roadtested for the Iran regime by North Korea – all paid for with ballooning US government debt.

    But that’s just a taste of the white-anting of American government. It turns out one of the Obama regime’s most dangerous policy initiatives, engineered with the connivance of government sector unions, was to undermine safety standards in the world’s biggest commercial aviation market, which handles 2.5 million people a day.

    In the name of “diversity”, Obama changed the hiring practices of the Federal Aviation Administration that ensure the LEAST qualified candidates are recruited to join the FAA’s air traffic control workforce of 14,000 people. The FAA’s Obama-era diversity hiring policy is still in place, but is being covered up by the mainstream media in spite of its threat to public safety. Thankfully, Tucker Carlson is now on the story (from 31m15s).

  198. Stimpson J. Cat

    Sarah Silverman
    @SarahKSilverman
    Racists rarely think they’re racist, just like cults don’t know they’re cults jus like group-think zombies who say stuff like coastal elite, libtard, snowflake, feminazi, SJW etc don’t know they’re sheep w an inability 4critical or original thought IMO IMO IMO

  199. John Constantine

    The new electronic individual livestock internal passports for livestock travel within Australia do not replace the original paper based mob and herd reporting, the regulations require that producers now comply with both the paper and electronic reporting.

    Prosecution for sending livestock over the road to eat some of the neighbors excess grass on agistment without reporting it to the State is now a thing.

    Show me the farmer and I will show you the Crime.

    Comrades.

  200. C.L.

    You’re being a bit presumptuous there.
    Your version of events doesn’t sound very professional, or very likely.

    Don’t be silly.
    Australian diplomats don’t rock up to – or liaise with – the US embassy’s FBI office of their own volition.
    If Downer did so (which he did), it was only with Canberra’s green light.

  201. John Constantine

    Just saying that once they get the electric internal passport thing up and running for livestock species kept as pets, what will be the next agenda?.

  202. Roger

    Your version of events doesn’t sound very professional, or very likely.

    To the contrary, that’s exactly how it would have happened.

    An ambassador/high commissioner does not act on initiative in such a sensitive matter as consenting to be interviewed by a foreign law enforcement agency in regard to a presidential candidate. What is of interest is who OK’d it and why…expect more to come out. The ramifications of Australian intelligence being involved in an international conspiracy to destabilise Trump’s campaign could be momentous.

  203. nemkat

    So, the story is:
    Downer was in a Wine Bar in London, struck up a conversation with a young Greek working a low level paid job in the Trump Campaign, learnt some vague information, contacted the FBI at the American Embassy immediately, and 5 minutes days later, a Secret Court issued a Warrant for the FBI to spy on the Trump Campaign.

    Just as well for Downer that he has retired from Public life, and his family is no longer involved in Australian Politics.

  204. Eyrie

    There would be no Treaty of Waitangi if the Maxim gun had been invented 50 years earlier.

  205. nemkat

    Australian diplomats don’t rock up to – or liaise with – the US embassy’s FBI office of their own volition.
    If Downer did so (which he did), it was only with Canberra’s green light.

    Again, maybe. But that’s not Downer’s story. He says he passed the information on to Canberra, and that’s the extent of his involvement.

  206. Tom

    Slow news day for the sock puppetry.

    What a pathetic existence.

  207. Dr Faustus

    The [Ching Chong burger] petition, which was started several weeks ago, has over 80 signatures.

    So, a smoking hot social issue – right up there with a red/green woman at pedestrian crossings.

  208. Jannie

    Tom, I love your work. Thanks for all the laughs in the past, and may your arm stay strong.

  209. Snoopy

    Can anyone assist? Monty is looking for a tasteful poster of Mrs Snowcone to pin on his office wall.

  210. egg_

    Ching Chong burger

    Does he have a splayed Frightbat burger?
    A clam burger?

  211. Bushkid

    Imagine how stuffed Australia would already be if their shortfilth didn’t have a head like a back alley hooker’s kneecaps?.

    Sublime, John C, sublime! Thank you. 🙂

  212. Chris

    Slow news day for the sock puppetry.

    What a pathetic existence.

    Sad.

  213. Dr Faustus

    But that’s not Downer’s story. He says he passed the information on to Canberra, and that’s the extent of his involvement.

    That may, or may not be the case.
    If it was, then DFAT decided it was important enough to inject into the US Presidential election. That’s probably a decision taken by a junior work-experience intern, rather than an issue important enough to pass across Mzz Bishop’s desk.

  214. nemkat

    Just as well for Alexander that there won’t be any RussiaGate Hearings for him to perjure himself at.
    There’s no parole on Federal sentences, and likely no wine bars in Leavenworth.

  215. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Slow news day for the sock puppetry.

    What a pathetic existence.

    Trolling between mini bouts of Cock Hero and midnight Pizza.

  216. nemkat

    If it was, then DFAT decided it was important enough to inject into the US Presidential election. That’s probably a decision taken by a junior work-experience intern, rather than an issue important enough to pass across Mzz Bishop’s desk.

    Alexander Downer took advice from Sporry McSpottyFace, without asking to speak to, or being referred to, a Senior person?
    I find that version of events hard to credit.

  217. zyconoclast

    Well, with my limited knowledge of politics, what with it being a taboo subject with most of my family, I thought that the Constitution did not allow for States to negotiate treaties.

    That’s my understanding, as well. I’ll also bet good money that any treaty will create a legal dogfight, that should keep the courts tied up for forty years.

    It is just the start. It will be an expensive sambles.
    The Commonwealth will step in and standardise it across all states.
    Moacolm is probably working on it now with that parkinson bloke.

  218. mh

    In this three-part series, Four Corners delivers a riveting account of the allegations and evidence from the characters central to the drama that has gripped the world.

    Monty might be gripping something, but I don’t think anyone could say the Russia ‘investigation’ has gripped the world. If it was, why have CNN’s ratings sunk lower than a well-digger’s ringpiece?

  219. John Constantine

    “A department spokesperson said the incident was a reminder to all Victorian producers that as of January 1, 2019, when an animal is moved between two different Property Identification Codes (PICs), the NLIS database must be notified.

    That included private sales of animals, animals being agisted or lent, and animals traded through online selling platforms such as AuctionsPlus, Gumtree and Facebook.

    The recording needed to take place within two days of the movement.

    According to NLIS regulations, the legal obligation to report the arrival of cattle, sheep and goats rested with the person receiving the livestock.

    The receiver may engage someone else to notify the database on their behalf, including the person who dispatched the livestock, a stock agent or the livestock transporter if they are equipped to do so.

    The NLIS database needs to be updated with the following information:
    •NLIS tag number – can be found by reading the visual number on the NLIS tag or scanning the device for the internal electronic number
    •the date the livestock arrived on the property
    •the PIC of the property of dispatch
    •the PIC of the property of receival
    •National Vendor Declaration (NVD) serial number
    •Number of head in the consignment (sheep and goats only)”

  220. Baldrick

    Slow news day for the sock puppetry.

    The appropriate response for GrigoRae and dumbkat is “Fuck off Trollscum.”

  221. John Constantine

    Just also mentioning that the new eartags are government subsidised for smoothing the introduction, but next year the State has effectively required you pay 500% more for the new State approved electronic system tags than the old paper system tags.

    Not all taxes are spelt ‘tax’.

    Add the eartag tax to the rest of the whinges.

    Comrades.

  222. Chris

    Add the eartag tax to the rest of the whinges.

    FFS.
    Hanrahan was right.

  223. Tom

    Quadruple greetings, Baldrick! Great to see you up and about.

  224. Geriatric mayfly

    and evidence from the characters central to the drama that has gripped the world.

    Like a Russian novel, so many ‘characters’ to deal with, interest in the whole cast soon begins to wane. But I presume, from this ABC flight of fancy, that Mavis in Moonee Ponds has been gripped, rather than bored rigid by the whole saga.

  225. Snoopy

    Add the eartag tax to the rest of the whinges.

    John, I was being facetious. I was raised on a soldier settlement block in Bustedarse, NSW.

  226. nemkat

    “A department spokesperson said the incident was a reminder to all Victorian producers that as of January 1, 2019, when an animal is moved between two different Property Identification Codes (PICs), the NLIS database must be notified.

    That included private sales of animals, animals being agisted or lent, and animals traded through online selling platforms such as AuctionsPlus, Gumtree and Facebook.

    So, wouldn’t the idea behind it be being able to trace stock affected by a disease outbreak, as as happened in N.Z., thereby reducing the numbers of stock that then have to be culled?

  227. struth

    Trust a silly white mole to take the wrong slant on the ching chong burger.

    Rae thinks abos were all one people when the British arrived and not the warring cannibals and disunited superstitious people they were.
    Atreaty with who?

    ………lets guess
    You’ll only need one.

  228. BrettW

    If Four Corners doing three episodes on Trump then I look forward to its coverage of the Clinton Foundation.

  229. struth

    Victoria to do a treaty with aboriginals great white leader Big White Chief Nigel Mansellaboogabooga.

  230. Bushkid

    from commenter TdeF: … the CO2 limit of 106g/km translates into a petrol limit of 4.6litres/100km.
    This eliminates even the smallest lightest 4 cylinder Toyotas.

    It’s long past the point of “our” politicians being too stupid to understand what they’re doing, or that the whole CO2 thing is a total scam.

    It is now clearly apparent that they know full well, and are deliberately ruining our country. There is no other possible explanation.

  231. egg_

    I presume, from this ABC flight of fancy, that Mavis in Moonee Ponds has been gripped, rather than bored rigid by the whole saga.

    The Grigsocks appear to be firmly gripped.

  232. struth

    Bushkid they are following UN orders.
    This has a time limit.
    2030.

  233. egg_

    Victoria to do a treaty with aboriginals great white leader Big White Chief Nigel Mansell

    Does Mansell have Negrito blood, as the genuine Tasmanian Abos were said to?
    Should the Aboriginal Industry pay reparations to the survivors of the Negritos?

  234. nemkat

    It is now clearly apparent that they know full well, and are deliberately ruining our country. There is no other possible explanation.

    Don’t get hysterical, now.
    It’s more likely they’ve realised EVs are the future for new cars, and are planning ahead.
    The Oil Giants still wield huge influence everywhere, so if they weren’t on board, it wouldn’t be happening.

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