Journalists want Morrison girls punished for bush-fires

CHRISTINE Nixon has rolled back onto centre stage today to testify at the Lawyer X Royal Commission. Of more interest than anything she is likely to say there is the hot new talking point – tangential to her imposing personage – being promoted by Samantha Maiden, Peter van Onselen and a few others about Scott Morrison’s Christmas vacation on Hawaii. With wife Jenny and daughters, Lily, nine, and Abbey, 11, the Prime Minister is enjoying a well-deserved holiday after a year that must have been an enormous strain on his family – not least on two children of tender age from whom he must have been separated for weeks at a time while campaigning or attending to affairs of state. They, first and foremost, deserve some fun.

A-ha! Gotcha! So scream Maiden and van Onselen who say Mr Morrison’s criticism of then Victorian police chief Nixon for famously abandoning headquarters during the tragic Black Saturday bushfires of early 2009 is hypocritical. He should stay in Australia and personally oversee the current fire-fighting, they suggest. Both have to re-write Ms Nixon’s odd behaviour to make the angle work, of course. Maiden delights in remembering the “ambitious young Liberal MP” who attacked Nixon for “choosing to eat dinner at a gastropub” while van Onselen says Mr Morrison attacked her “for going out for dinner.”

In fact, on the worst day of a fire that killed 173 people, Commissioner Nixon had her hair done in the morning, met with her biographer at lunch and skipped out again for dinner at the swank Metropolitan Hotel that night. On being told that literally dozens of human beings were being incinerated, very few emergency services leaders in the world would pop out to dine at a posh eatery. Police association secretary Sen-Sgt Greg Davies described it as “the greatest failure of any chief commissioner in the history of Victoria.”

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91 Responses to Journalists want Morrison girls punished for bush-fires

  1. the hot new talking point … being promoted by Samantha Maiden, Peter van Onselen and a few others about Scott Morrison’s Christmas vacation on Hawaii

    Ah ha.
    So that’s where numbers got his talking points from.

  2. BrettW

    At least Albo had the decency to say he had no problem with the break.

    The left wouid be complaining if Tony Abbot was PM and actually got involved in firefighting.

  3. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    He should stay in Australia and personally oversee the current fire-fighting, they suggest.

    For which choice, the howler monkeys would shriek that he was micromanaging the situation?

  4. NuThink

    How did those journos treat Tony Abbott who did go out an fight fires? That was different back then.

    a well-deserved holiday

    Will the ABC complain that you are stealing their words reserved for ABC staff?

  5. Dr Faustus

    Police association secretary Sen-Sgt Greg Davies described it as “the greatest failure of any chief commissioner in the history of Victoria.”

    Starting to look like Mx Nixon has some serious competition on that score.

  6. a happy little debunker

    The left wouid be complaining if Tony Abbot was PM and actually got involved in firefighting

    They did and still do.
    And whilst miserable ghosts endlessly pontificate about emergencies Ex-PM Abbott still shows us how to deal with these events.

  7. Kurt

    Nixon was a diversity hire. What did people expect?

  8. stackja

    ABC are allowed a WEB. Scomo isn’t.
    I am shocked!

  9. Professor Fred Lenin

    Christine Nixon “Rolled ” ? Thassa no nice,no nice at all ,just because shes a bit chubby and fond of her tucker is no reasonto mock Fatty Nixon ,its Mizawjennee,yes Mizawjennee ,male chauvinist!

  10. Scott Osmond

    Media are scum. Always have been always will be. As for tubby Christine, without quotas and diversity people like her would never get a leg up. Bring back merit based promotion.

  11. candy

    There are definitely disasters a PM should return from holiday for. They should not take up the job if spouse and kids cannot accept this, the role of PM.

  12. I well remember that infamous day and I remember her responding to questions as to was why she was dining out and not at the operations centre at the height of the bushfire. Here response was, or words to that effect, that she ‘Needed to eat.’

  13. Graham

    My teenage daughter was regaled with similar talking points yesterday by a no doubt ignorant and woke young shop girl at a Lush store (which I despise). On the last occasion I had to venture into that store under protest I noticed there was some anti-coal propaganda adorning the store.

    Given that it appears that many of the bush fires are the work of arsonists, I would like to know what is the settled science that proves that climate change gives rise to arson.

  14. 59096

    Nixon said in her defence that “she needed to eat” Well I’ve seen her and I can safely say that was definitely not true, at least for several months at least!

  15. tombell

    Nixon of course is a feminist “icon”. What more do you need to know? But one quick point. On the day in question whilst Christine was hoeing into her tucker, the truth of the matter was that none of those actually making the critical decisions were remotely put out by her absence. Notwithstanding her titular status, they all knew her to be a useless sack of sh*t who’d bring “nothing to the table” so to speak.

  16. Jo Smyth

    Apart from the usual suspects is anybody actually taking any notice of this attempt at trying to call a Liberal Prime Minister. It’s not a topic being discussed out there in the real Christmas world.

  17. stackja

    Former top cop Christine Nixon gives evidence at the Lawyer X Royal Commission

    Ex-top cop Christine Nixon has blamed her then-deputy Simon Overland for not telling her about barrister Nicola Gobbo’s role as a secret police informer, saying she only learned of Lawyer X’s identity through the media.
    Genevieve Alison, Herald Sun
    Subscriber only

    December 18, 2019 1:20pm

    She laid this responsibility at the feet of her then-deputy, Mr Overland, who had oversight of the crime department, including the gang-busting Purana taskforce.

    “I assume people like Simon Overland would have been one (person responsible),
    “He’s the person who has continuity through this process, perhaps there were others,” Ms Nixon said.

    But Ms Nixon said she was never told by anyone that police were using the gangland barrister as a supergrass.

    “I don’t have a recollection, and you’re right, there is no – I don’t have any documentation,” Ms Nixon said.
    Ms Nixon also joined the growing list of high-ranking officers who admitted they stopped keeping diaries during the height of Gobbo’s informing.

    She has also become the third Chief Commissioner to reveal she did not keep official records.

    The former top cop told the commission into the Lawyer X saga she had a “tradition” of not keeping a diary, but said she understood keeping records would have made things “easier” for the Commission.

    “It wasn’t any intention to cause problems for anybody down the track,”

    “I suppose I never quite imagined, you know, we would be here today,” she said.

    “Certainly someone else will have taken some sort of a record or a note of it, but I didn’t,” Ms Nixon said.
    The commission has heard current Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton, Assistant Commissioner Luke Cornelius and former police chief Simon Overland did not keep diaries at some point.

    All men were involved in gangland murders investigations which received information from Gobbo.

  18. Bronson

    The Federal Government has absolutely no power and or responsibility for land management or bushfires in the Federation. The total responsibility for land management and bushfires sits with the States and Territories. Why are supposedly intelligent people (I use the term losely) like Maiden, van Olsen and the combined failed ex fire chiefs trying to make out its a Federal issue when clearly the Feds have no authority in the matter?

  19. duncanm

    Meanwhile, Ardern’s tears and hugs override any problems with NZ’s no-fault accident compensation scheme.

  20. If I was an ex-fire boss who took control of local RFS brigades, stopped them conducting landscape scale fuel reduction burns in cool weather, made them stand around watching fires rather than putting them out, racking up eye watering expensive, useless aircraft displays, I wouldn’t be going public blaming global warming. Especially not for a proven activist like Flim Flannery. It would open me up to the mega global warming fraud class action starting in 2030.

  21. Old Lefty

    In spite of the media hoo-ha, this reflects well on Morrison. Unlike Nixon during the Victorian fires, he is not at the head of an operational chain of command. The fire and emergency services are run by the states and know their stuff. There are clear and we’ll tested procedures for them to seek Commonwealth assistance if they need it.so what would the PM do? Turn up at a fire scene for a photo opportunity, which would in fact be a distraction for the firies? Politicians just get in the way when an operation is running. Or announce a pointless initiative or program which at best would only duplicate existing arrangements?

    Jack Waterford of Nine-Fairfax occasionally talks sense, and this is one occasion. He argues that for Morrison to give in to the confected media pressure to ‘do something’ would be yet another victory for spin over substance – a phenomenon that underlies an awful lot of duplication and waste. The syllogism goes like this: we have to be seen to be doing something, this is something, therefore we should do it.

  22. Entropy

    Why are supposedly intelligent people (I use the term losely) like Maiden, van Olsen and the combined failed ex fire chiefs trying to make out its a Federal issue when clearly the Feds have no authority in the matter?

    Interestingly, the Morrison government has been making noises about greater involvement in disaster response than its official role is. This is because ScoMo got a lot of roolly roolly good feedback from flying around in ADF choppers in the NWQ floods.
    In reality is it just another example of the feds, in control of the cash, expanding its role into State Government business. Thing is from a distance, the world looks lovely. CANBERRA is a long way from Julia Creek.

  23. Old Lefty

    Wonderland and Nixon seem to have adopted the contemporary political/bureaucratic approach to leadership: all credit to them for any successes, all blame on their subordinates for any failures.

  24. A Quiet Australian

    The difference is that Nixon had direct responsibility over the bush fire situation.

    “Under the Emergency Management Act, Ms Nixon was both the deputy co-ordinator-in-chief of the state’s emergency response and a co-ordinator in charge of the state’s disaster plan.”

  25. John A

    candy #3265460, posted on December 18, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    There are definitely disasters a PM should return from holiday for. They should not take up the job if spouse and kids cannot accept this, the role of PM.

    When Cyclone Tracy flattened Darwin on Christmas Day, yes. But that was 1974.

    When the military can do some civil defence stuff as for say floods, maybe. But not these fires which have been raging for a while, and for which the responses are already in place, regardless of what we think of their adequacy. As has already been said, they are purely State and not Federal responsibilities.

  26. MACK

    These people don’t seem bright enough to understand that this kind of reporting causes more quiet Australians to support the PM, and dislike the media. The Trumpster is leading the way by laughing at them.

  27. Deplorable

    The last time I looked Nixon the emergency chief in Victoria was stuffing her face at the time she was needed. Sandwiches in the office should have been the order of the day just like the volunteers. Scott Morrison is not the emergency services chief the various states have their own fools past and present. Its climate change you know. It can’t be all those dolts and jihadis living on the east coast.

  28. Fred

    Australia is a federation. The federal government should not be providing a single cent to states for fire fighting.

    When states’ complain, Morrison should point out what they waste their money on. i.e. light rail, demolishing stadiums, not building a freeway.

  29. Mique

    That PVO can be a “Professor” as well as a”journalist” says all that any reasonable person needs to know about the dreadful standards of education and journalism in this nation.

  30. John64

    In a memorable interview on 3AW with Neil Mitchell a few years ago; Jeff Kennett (after stating that, after details of her infamous Black Saturday Chicken Kiev dinner became known, he would have sacked Christine Nixon on the spot if he was still Premier) opined that during WWI Sir John Monash would have had her shot for deserting her post.

    Nixon responded in the only way feminist leftists know by branding Kennett a misogynist.

  31. FelixKruell

    Nixon was wrong to do what she did, because we had a fast moving situation that required a coordinated response by her organisation – a true emergency.

    The current bushfires have been raging for weeks – there are teams in place to fight them, and local and state authorities managing those teams. There is literally nothing for the PM to do now, other than get in the way.

  32. max

    Fred
    #3265565, posted on December 18, 2019 at 3:07 pm
    Australia is a federation. The federal government should not be providing a single cent to states for fire fighting.

    not only that, all taxes should be levied on lowest possible level — like council.

    Federal government should be only responsible for defence –nothing else.

  33. Lee

    The left wouid be complaining if Tony Abbot was PM and actually got involved in firefighting

    And some (without the slightest shred of evidence) falsely claim that he tips off the media, so he can be photographed/filmed doing it.

  34. Lee

    So scream Maiden and van Onselen who say Mr Morrison’s criticism of then Victorian police chief Nixon for famously abandoning headquarters during the tragic Black Saturday bushfires of early 2009 is hypocritical.

    What do you expect from Maiden and PVO?

    I notice no one ever blames Daniel Andrews for bushfires in Victoria, even though bushfires are in the province of state, not federal governments.

  35. Lee

    I bet that even if Morrison flew a chopper to all the big bushfires, the left would be accusing him of grandstanding for the cameras, or wasting taxpayers money.

  36. Boambee John

    during WWI Sir John Monash would have had her shot for deserting her post.

    He could have had her condemned to death, but not actually shot without the approval of the Governor General (which, as a matter of government policy, would not have been given).

    The death sentence would have been commuted to a prison term with hard labour, and probably commuted entirely a decent interval after the end of the war.

  37. Nighthawk the Elder

    A Quiet Australian
    #3265525, posted on December 18, 2019 at 2:34 pm
    The difference is that Nixon had direct responsibility over the bush fire situation.

    “Under the Emergency Management Act, Ms Nixon was both the deputy co-ordinator-in-chief of the state’s emergency response and a co-ordinator in charge of the state’s disaster plan.”

    Thanks AQA, I’m glad someone point out the bleeding obvious that you would think highly experienced journalists would be able to easily research and give proper context. But that would not suit the narrative.

    Prime Ministers have no operational role in any state based emergencies. Even the respective Premiers are not much more than a talking head. They may authorise use of state assets or emergency release of funds, but largely they are managed and kept out of the way of the professionals.

    Likewise the Federal Government may make an offer, or, may be requested to provide support in the way of say defence assets under relevant support to the civilian authority provisions, but this will probably first go through the relevant minister. If required, the PM can give approval over the phone. Otherwise they are also managed and kept out of the way.

    The PM and Commonwealth will more likely get involved during the recovery phase, post emergency. Even that is more a political activity than an operational or legislative one.

  38. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The death sentence would have been commuted to a prison term with hard labour, and probably commuted entirely a decent interval after the end of the war.

    Don’t have a reference, but over a hundred death sentences were commuted in such a fashion.

  39. Porter

    Scott Morison is useless. The further away from Australia he is, the better, it’s just a pity that we have to pay him. There is an acting prime minister when he is away. He is equally useless. Thank your lucky stars. You don’t want these incompetents interfering in an emergency most of which has been produced by another lot of incompetence and criminals.

  40. stackja

    BJ – Monash reported to Defence Minister Pearce. CEW Bean wrote: Pearce wouldn’t allow any executions.

  41. stackja

    Porter your bias is showing.

  42. struth

    Given that it appears that many of the bush fires are the work of arsonists, I would like to know what is the settled science that proves that climate change gives rise to arson.

    The Arson and it’s lack of media concern is your answer.

    The age of the arsonists and the locations close to population centres for the fires.

    The ABC actually aired people calling to burn stuff.

    If you think the sick bastards in our education departments aren’t brainwashing little arsonists for the sake of the global socialist revolution by means of climate emergency, by putting the idea in their heads you would be somewhat Naïve.
    My sister is right now surrounded on the sunshine coast by a bushfire deliberately lit.

    Locally everyone knows it and seen them do it.

    The army of teenies sent forth to fight colonial Australia by their Marxist education system overlords.

    Between them and the Mooosies it’s only the idea of driving out of Urban areas too far that has stopped the whole SE corner of Australia going up.

  43. Boambee John

    stackja
    #3265657, posted on December 18, 2019 at 4:23 pm
    BJ – Monash reported to Defence Minister Pearce. CEW Bean wrote: Pearce wouldn’t allow any executions.

    It wasn’t just Pearce, it was a “whole of government” policy. IIRC, the GG was the confirming authority, and had been “advised” by the Executive Council not to confirm any sentences.

    The shadow of Breaker Morant loomed large in that era!

  44. Docket 62

    When Ash Wednesday hit Victoria, a was a newly minted Vic pol Constable, thrown literally into the thick of it. In Cockatoo 20 minutes before it was razed, the emergency centres in Berwick/Beaconsfield and the devastation to human lives when we located the remnants of 13 incinerated firefighters. The CCP was Mick Miller, who I had the privilege of meeting several times and working with at HQ. I met him several times In Situ. I liken him to a VP version of Churchill, weatherbeaten, immensely experienced with a thoughtful perspective and an iron will. Someone a 21 year old could look up to. Nixon was an ‘appointee’ with nothing more than political motivation and could care less about her responsibilities as X-ray Charlie Charlie to the members on the frontline. She wasn’t the only one, there have been others – but every member Ive ever spoken to that survived the Nixon era, cant think of anything good to say. The opposite of course is true of Miller. I doubt, at 7 Years, PVO could even remember Ash Wednesday.

    Scott Morrison is not the ‘Commander in chief’ just as Malcolm Fraser wasn’t in 1983.. Displan (Disaster Plan) was in vogue back them and the responsibilities fell to the State Police,Fire and Ambulance for co-ordination, with well structured lines of responsibility. At the top of the tree was the CCP. That responsibility was ‘The greatest failure of any Chief Commissioner in our history”

  45. Professor Fred Lenin

    Journalists ? No you mean fiction writersv like the brothers gGrimm and these marxist trained writers are bloody grim .

  46. Squirrel

    Absent a massive rain event, we are likely to have fires throughout summer and quite possibly still when Parliament resumes in 2020 – by which time preparation for the 2020 Budget will be well underway, and the PM certainly needs to be around for that.

    So when is he supposed to take a holiday with his family?

    This is just something else for the snipers to snipe about.

  47. C.L.

    Thanks, Docket. Sorry you were caught in the spam filter.
    Thank you for those memories and for your service at that time.

  48. Roger

    Our media really are scum.

  49. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The shadow of Breaker Morant loomed large in that era!

    “Breaker” Morant – that wasn’t his real name, by the way, he was actually one Edwin Murrant, small time crook and con – man – and Peter Hancock were actually suspected of some thirty murders, but nobody bothered too much about dead Africans.

  50. Nob

    The Metro was never Swank in my day.

  51. 1735099

    At least Albo had the decency to say he had no problem with the break.

    As I recall PVO’s interview, he did not take issue with Morrison taking a holiday, but pointed out the political opportunistic hypocrisy of his criticism of Nixon at the time.
    Morrison joined the pile-on.
    Anything to smear the Victorian Labor government, a smear that fell in a heap given the outcome of the state election.

    PVO’s point is completely valid.
    Morrison is a politician.
    Nixon wasn’t.

  52. Professor Fred Lenin

    If morrison flew to every bad fire spot he communist media would accuse him of carbon pollution and contribting to further fires as the climate changed .
    20,000 “delegates “to climate 9coferences and mini royals swanning about0 in private jets do not cause global warming ,well they cant can they? They are trying to solve a problem that doesnt exist ,a more difficult task than showing sympathy to fire victims get your priorities right comrades .
    Am I allowed to use right in this case ? I want to avoid problems with thevWord Police

  53. Porter

    What is my bias, stackja?

  54. Porter

    Docket 62, that is, if I can make a very poor and probably overused pun, quite a baptism of fire, traumatic to say the least. Thank you for your service. In my opinion Nixon really should have served time for her dereliction of duty.

  55. Snoopy

    Congrats on your new appointment, Prof Fred. Well deserved.

  56. Docket62

    In my opinion Nixon really should have served time for her dereliction of duty.

    @Porter @Cl… I sincerely appreciate your comments.

    Nixon, like others before and after, have no interest in the frontline members. Its simply political capital to be built up (or cashed in) when necessary. Members of any service are the pointy end of the stick, and most take the shit of the job with a degree of pride and of service. Its not what NIXON did, its what she didn’t do… she had, and still has, no pride in leading a force. She should have been publicly stripped of her job, entitlements and Super. This is what happens with political or gender based appointments.. it never ends well.

  57. Docket62

    PVO’s point is completely valid. Morrison is a politician.Nixon wasn’t.

    Wrong. Nixon WAS a politician, and an exceptionally poor one who ignored the one duty she should have had. PVO’s point is invalidated because he, like you, do not understand the role of that position.

    She was appointed because of her gender (debatable I’ll admit) but nevertheless she is perceived as a she.

  58. Davey Boy

    Davey Boy’s Third Catechism:
    What are Journalists?
    They are know-nothing lying cnuts who make up shyt for a living.

  59. Davey Boy

    Davey Boy’s 3rd Catechism:
    What are Journalists?
    They are know-nothing lying C nuts who make up shyt for a living.

  60. Tator

    Fatty Nixons actions in going out to dinner was a disgrace. I can remember the Port Lincoln bush fires called Black Tuesday back in 2005. I was operating as a dispatcher in the Police Operations Centre right next door to the State Emergency Operations Centre. All the big wigs were there and at dinner time, they simply ordered in pizza for everyone. I had an Assistant Commissioner waiting on me hand and foot with pizza and drinks and he was ensuring his troops were looked after first before having something himself, complete antithesis to Nixon.

  61. Forester
    #3265515, posted on December 18, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    If I was an ex-fire boss who took control of local RFS brigades, stopped them conducting landscape scale fuel reduction burns in cool weather, made them stand around watching fires rather than putting them out, racking up eye watering expensive, useless aircraft displays, I wouldn’t be going public blaming global warming. Especially not for a proven activist like Flim Flannery. It would open me up to the mega global warming fraud class action starting in 2030.

    Top comment.

  62. Roger

    PVO’s point is completely valid. Morrison is a politician. Nixon wasn’t.

    What is it, Bob?

    Have you run out of butterflies to pull wings off?

    Morrison has no direct responsibility for managing the fire emergency response.

    Nixon did.

    Whatever one may think of his politics, Morrison is a father whose daughters have no doubt not seen enough of him this year and his family deserves a holiday somewhere where they won’t be harassed.

    It’s just common decency to acknowledge this.

  63. Boambee John

    It is just as well that numbers declined (or was rejected) Scheyville.

    He has not the faintest concept of leadership.

  64. Lee

    Anything to smear the Victorian Labor government, a smear that fell in a heap given the outcome of the state election.

    Bet you wouldn’t say that about a Liberal government, or Donald Trump after his election as president.

    PVO’s point is completely valid.

    No, it’s not.

    Morrison is a politician.

    So what?
    Bushfires are not part of any PM’s (including Labor PMs) brief or area of responsibility.

    Nixon wasn’t.

    Again, so what?
    But as police commissioner at the time, she was head of one of the emergency services.
    Fact is, she was grossly negligent in her duties.
    A police commissioner, like Nixon, has authority to act in such a emergency, a federal MP or even PM has none.

  65. Porter

    Its not what NIXON did, its what she didn’t do… she had, and still has, no pride in leading a force.

    That’s it. There is a dullness about her and I couldn’t quite articulate what it was, but you have nailed it. A total lack of pride

    She should have been publicly stripped of her job, entitlements and Super. This is what happens with political or gender based appointments.. it never ends well.

    Agree and agree.

  66. She should have been publicly stripped of her job, entitlements and Super.

    This is more like it, these memes are spreading.

    Meme magic is real!

  67. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    It is just as well that numbers declined (or was rejected) Scheyville.

    2/Lt “Numbers Ho?’ Suffering Christ!

  68. littledozer

    It wasn’t that she had to eat as she said at a later date in an interview, it was that initially Nixon omitted to reveal her whereabouts on the night to the Royal commission.

    From memory it wasn’t until the Commission obtained her phone records that the truth started to be revealed and she came clean.

    A truly odious character it was suggested but she denied it that her phone was turned off for 3 hours while HQ tried to contact at the height of the tragedy.

  69. Rayvic

    More to the point, what did NSW Environment Minister Kean do today?

    Did he observe first hand how fires were started by unfavourable-wind-blown embers, and then made far more intense by the heavy load of flammable matter on the bush floor?

    Instead of deluding himself by blaming climate change, has he learned that the fire intensity would have been much lower — and certainly not a problem for humans and animals — had he permitted many more hazard reduction burns to be undertaken in the cool of autumn and winter?

  70. struth

    Even though this summer’s fires are caused by government by way of fuel load and brain washed arson we have seen worse before.
    Thousands of years ago people saw bad fires as well and practiced back burning to counter it which continued on until leftists under UN agenda in local councils and government decided to ignore the bleeding obvious and lay burnt human offerings at the alter of global socialism.

  71. Nob

    “Politicians can’t do anything about the climate.”

    Exact words I used to my niece who was ranting about Morrison who “won’t even acknowledge that climate change was the cause of the fires”. She retorted ” but at least he could say something …”

    What they can do is promote better management and mitigation policies to deal with actual events.

  72. struth

    What is blatantly obvious is the hypocrisy of those who hold aboriginal culture up as a beacon of a culture at one with the land , with so much the terrible westerners could learn from , until it conflicts with UN glbal socialist 2030 agenda.
    Then it is just completely ignored.

  73. Nob

    There’s no hypocrisy.

    Aboriginal culture as 21st century urbanistas understand it is 99% fabrication and so it can be whatever you want it to be at the time.

  74. struth

    That’s right.
    They never back burned as they were too busy finding cures for cancer and maintaining their space station.

  75. Perfidious Albino

    https://www.christinenixon.com.au/

    Classic that her website landing page is titled ‘Menu’…

  76. Docket62

    Aboriginal culture as 21st century urbanistas understand it is 99% fabrication and so it can be whatever you want it to be at the time.

    Its always seemed incongruous that the politically contrived ‘welcome to the[insert here] ceremonies have been so widely adopted by lefty councils that Scomo et al cant see the advantage that they now have in using this bullshit to fight back. On one hand the greens defy the rights of land owners and government to back burn and on the other they pander to the aboriginal ceremony business… so why not use aboriginal history, trot out several really well paid elders who state back burning MUST be done in accordance with their ‘history’ and beat the lefties at their own game.

    Its the ultimate ;ace’ up the sleeve… trumping a left wing, socialist council with a tribal elder who’s word MUST be obeyed.

    Then burn like buggery

  77. struth

    Its always seemed incongruous that the politically contrived ‘welcome to the[insert here] ceremonies have been so widely adopted by lefty councils that Scomo et al cant see the advantage that they now have in using this bullshit to fight back.

    \
    You’re assuming he and his UNiparty traitors want to fight back.

  78. H B Bear

    Van Wrongselen is becoming quite unhinged about Scomo.

    He is carrying on like Malcom McGregor when he takes too many hormone pills.

  79. candy

    I saw Sam Maiden twitter about Tony Abbott going to his tribute function while his wife was suffering with breast cancer surgery in hospital.

    It is entirely possible she made that up. She may have a problem with a substance? I wonder how they end up writing such nasty biting stuff.

  80. Craig Sargent

    Fire management is a state responsibility….

  81. Boambee John

    Lee at 2131

    But as police commissioner at the time, she was head of one of the emergency services.

    Listening to van Poncelon on Their ABC this morning. At one point, while attacking ScoMo, he referred to Nixon as “the minister”. Quietly changed that to “comissioner” a minute later.

    Blinded by hate so much that he made in egregious error.

  82. Up The Workers!

    Christine Overweight, like her successor Simon Nixoff or current incumbent, Fatty Ashton of the “Get Pell Squad” and the ‘Carl Beech’ fan club, and the “Lawyer X Affair” and the 258,000 criminally fraudulent phoney Breath-Tests, and the breath-test exemption for Mrs Dodgy Dan, was a typical A.L.P.-appointed “See no A.L.P. evil, hear no A.L.P. evil and say nothing about any A.L.P. evil, Police Commissioner.

    Some 173 unfortunate people were incinerated to death between her first shovel-full of entree and her final bucket-load of dessert, but professional Labor incompetents reckon that she did a fantastic job that even Mr. Creosote from Monty Pythons’ “The Meaning of Life” would have been hard-pressed to have bettered.

  83. Wayne Kerr

    Those 170+ deaths in the Victorian bush fires can be put down to the “stay and fight policy” expounded by the emergency services and Vic Gov’t at that time. We old timers new disaster would follow, many who died were elderly retirees who moved to the bush. Will anyone ever be held accountable for those deaths?

    At least Christine had dinner!

  84. Lee

    I saw Sam Maiden twitter about Tony Abbott going to his tribute function while his wife was suffering with breast cancer surgery in hospital.

    He can’t do both?

    Do these morons expect Tony Abbott to spend 24 hours a day in hospital, visiting his wife?

    But I forget, Tony Abbott can never win; he cops a spray even for charity work among Aborigines and volunteer fire-fighting, the sort of good his critics in the media and on the left would never do.

  85. candy

    He can’t do both?
    Do these morons expect Tony Abbott to spend 24 hours a day in hospital, visiting his wife?

    I think she made the whole story up, Lee. There’s no news about it, or if there was, something not life threatening as Ms Maiden seemed to imply, that he left her in a life threatening deathbed scenario to go to a night out with the boys.

    The nastiness of that Ms Maiden is just so hard to believe. No wonder Peter Dutton called her a witch.

  86. Porter

    No, Candy, it is true that Tony Abbott’s wife had a lumpectomy and Abbott himself has spoken about it, noting that Margie is a very tough woman and and that she will get through this. She’s also a very private woman and has probably made it clear that she doesn’t want it in the press.

    Sam Maiden. I used to think that she was better than this, but clearly she has not reached her depths yet.

  87. Entropy

    It is actually very annoying when the feds start intervening in a natural disaster response. it Is a state job, and the state knows what to do. The feds are not doers. The do tend to wander about the control centre bothering the workers and also make lotsa announcements about how they will aid recovery with a cunning plan to throw a lot of Other People’s’ Money about though.

  88. classical_hero

    All journalists must never take a break and must support the firefighters in this time of need.

  89. stackja

    Hysterical MSM creates crises for their own amusement and for the gullible.

  90. The press here are starting to be deranged, like the US MSM going after Barron Trump.

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