Category Archives: Shut it down. Fire them all.

Where Does Our Foreign Affairs Money Go?

Hot on the heels of my earlier post on the UN’s nuclear weapons ‘ban’, a lot of people have asked me how much money Australia hands over to organisations like the UN. It’s a question I’m regularly asked and very … Continue reading

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Everybody Relax: the UN Has Banned Nuclear Weapons

If you want to know how pathetic the UN truly is, look no further than its recent treaty ‘banning’ nuclear weapons. In reporting this gross waste of time, the Pravda arm of Sky News (a.k.a. skynews.com.au) proudly proclaims that 122, yes, count them, … Continue reading

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It’s not Red who is racist – it’s the ABC

This morning Red Symons offered an apology for last week’s ABC beat up. On his program this morning Mr Symons apologised, saying he was wrong in the way he conducted the interview and that it is “not who I am”. … Continue reading

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ABC beat-up

Yes, I know. Another beat up at the ABC. Red Symons is a 1970s rock star – he is also an ABC radio host on Melbourne radio. His style is irreverent but he always gets to make thoughtful points. There … Continue reading

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What’s missing?

Here is a screen shot from the ABCs Media Watch program website. So what do you notice? The very last story is one where the ABC beat up a story posted by our good friend Roger Franklin. Then there is … Continue reading

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Media Watch fudges

In most countries the government agency that is responsible for monitoring and intimidating journalists is attached to the secret police. Here in Australia that government agency is the ABC’s Media Watch. Last night for the first time I can remember … Continue reading

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Scream Test: ABC edition

This comment made on Q&A Monday night is causing a kerfuffle: You’re more right likely to be killed by a refrigerator, in the United States, falling on you. As Rowan Dean pointed out on Tuesday – within hours 22 refrigerators … Continue reading

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The ABC owes Peter Dutton an apology

The ABC has been running this story about a 5-year old and Peter Dutton’s version of events for some time. I haven’t paid too much attention because it looked to me to be one of those he-said she said stories. … Continue reading

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Incentives matter

Today is “Harmony Day” and also the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. So an excellent day to reflect on how the Australian government’s efforts are proceeding. Here is Chris Kenny making the obvious point: The … Continue reading

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The Australian Human Rights Commission has blood on its hands

Today we were all shocked by the news of Bill Leak’s untimely death at age 61. Roger Franklin at Quadrant expresses many of our views: Are you happy now, Gillian Triggs? And you, Tim Soutphommasane, race pimp and sinecured Labor … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Freedom of speech, Hypocrisy of progressives, Oppressive government, Shut it down. Fire them all., Take Nanny down | 200 Comments