Category Archives: Taking out the trash

Breaking Story: Victoria Police corruption linked to Ballarat Mum

Like all liberally minded people, we Cats have been horrified by the arrest of a pregnant Ballarat mum trying to exercise her rights as an Australian citizen, and Victorian citizen under the Victorian Charter of Rights. Our very own Salvatore … Continue reading

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No sense of irony at The Australian

The Australian newspaper – a subsidiary of a foreign owned multinational corporation – has been in a dispute with Facebook – a foreign owned multinational corporation – and Google – also a subsidiary of a foreign owned multinational corporation. The … Continue reading

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Anti-Semitic smear at the Herald Sun

The Herald Sun today ran a story about some enterprising individuals managing to practice their beliefs and faith in Victoria. An ultra-Orthodox Jewish group has been accused of exploiting a loophole in lockdown laws to run clandestine religious ceremonies in … Continue reading

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What a time to be alive

If I have ever read a more astonishing sentence, I can’t recall what it was: … Justice Coate determined there was no conflict of interest in government lawyers interrogating government officials on government policies. So this Judicial Inquiry we’ve heard … Continue reading

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Self-interested inconsistencies at the RMIT-ABC Fact Check unit

Two years ago the opposition was pushing a the-government-has-cut-funding line for aged care. It was a lie, of course, and, to their credit, the RMIT-ABC Fact Check unit called it (well “misleading” anyway). The overall level of Commonwealth funding provided … Continue reading

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How’s that war on tobacco going?

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare put out their latest National Drug Strategy Household Survey today. This survey comes out every 3 years. We covered it last time here. I have updated the graph showing the downward trend in … Continue reading

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When “Fact Checking” becomes a collage of government press releases

This morning we awake to the news: Victorian health authorities have confirmed a link between two COVID-19 cases in people who attended the Black Lives Matter protest in Melbourne’s CBD just over a month ago, and the cluster of at … Continue reading

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Our new national brand – plagiarism?

The wise people at the Australian National Brand Advisory Council have spent (according to reports) $10 million to change the kangaroo logo to a new design.   And here is the old logo But do you notice something about the … Continue reading

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Clive Hamilton being sued in the UK

Professor Hamilton said that the book’s UK publisher, Oneworld, had received a letter from lawyers that claimed Mr Perry and the 48 Group Club had been defamed. “We will be responding robustly,” he said. “The book is meticulously documented. We … Continue reading

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The Guardian supported slavery II

Remember – you read it here first. Update: Sign the Petition.  (HT: Alain)

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