Category Archives: State Politics

Victorian government decides that Black Lives Don’t Matter

Last week is a foreign country; they did things differently there. The Financial Review, 29 May: “For all of June, at least June, and it could go beyond that, if you have been working from home, you must continue working … Continue reading

Posted in COVID-19, Hypocrisy of progressives, State Politics | 63 Comments

Government clerics knew but did nothing about fatal abuse

All 12 walked free: ‘Hang their heads in shame’: No sackings after Mason Lee death.   Yesterday’s coronial findings were a disgraceful indictment of a Queensland government that protected its own but not little Mason. As a formerly celebrated journalist … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Hypocrisy of progressives, State Politics | 36 Comments

Glady-ator

NSW public sector wage freeze won’t have support of Shooters, Fishers and Farmers. GLADYS Berejiklian’s admirable ambition to rein in the NSW budget as a pandemic and panic-driven recession looms on the economic horizon has been dealt a predictable blow … Continue reading

Posted in Economics on the left, State Politics | 32 Comments

Jeannette Airlines

I have four planes on the ground, two in Townsville and two in Brisbane that we can use to go and get anyone who’s a confirmed case and move them to Rockhampton or Brisbane.” – CHO Jeannette Young doesn’t own … Continue reading

Posted in COVID-19, State Politics | 51 Comments

The new epidemiology: save every Labor metropolitan seat

ALLYSON Horn has an opinion piece this morning at ABC Online in which she argues Annastacia Palaszczuk will reap political dividends by keeping Queensland closed – largely because of the Sunshine State’s traditional hostility to bossy southerners. Death, disease and … Continue reading

Posted in COVID-19, State Politics | 26 Comments

JP Morgan study demolishes virus lockdown voodoo

Bombshell Study Shows COVID Infection Rates Declining In States That Lifted Lockdowns. Figure: The vast majority of countries had decreased infection rates after national lockdowns were lifted: Lockdowns failed to alter the course of pandemic and are now destroying millions … Continue reading

Posted in COVID-19, Economics and economy, State Politics | 51 Comments

Churchill, Nightingale, Florey, Schindler … Palaszczuk

IN an ABC report on the Queensland government’s pseudo-panic du jour – this time “emergency legislation” to “force” criminal coughers to be tested for COVID-19 – the attention-addicted Premier is quoted boasting about the greatest achievement in the state’s history; … Continue reading

Posted in COVID-19, Fake News, State Politics | 49 Comments

Miracle On The Nod, Son

 Cameron Dick pitches for emergency landing                                                                                     JUST four days into the job and Jackie Trad’s successor as Queensland Treasurer, Cameron Dick, has signaled an intention to buy a one billion-dollar-plus stake in Virgin Australia on behalf of virtually bankrupt taxpayers. … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy, Socialism, State Politics | 37 Comments

End of the line for Trad as Premier taps Dick to save the day

WHAT passes for big political news in flu-engrossed Australia is today’s surprising resignation of Queensland’s Deputy Premier and Treasurer Jackie Trad following the announcement yesterday of a Crime and Corruption Commission investigation into her possible misuse of power. The charge … Continue reading

Posted in State Politics | 33 Comments

Overwrought Barilaro wants footballer’s life ruined

Saving Lives.™ By ruining them. Thanks, Liberal Party!                                                                      NRL star and chick magnet Nathan Cleary holds his top spot on the weird New South Wales public enemies list at the start of this week – especially in Deputy Premier John … Continue reading

Posted in COVID-19, Freedom, State Politics | 21 Comments