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Morgan Poll: Scott Morrison heading for election MASSACRE!

November 26, 2021
Not a happy camper.

THE MORRISON GOVERNMENT is heading for a devastating election defeat with a new Morgan poll showing Labor has a ten point lead over the Government on the election-deciding two-party preferred basis.

The news comes on the heels of a cavalcade of corruption allegations plaguing senior members of the LNP and a mounting reputation as a compulsive liar Morrison can’t seem to shirk.

This is the largest two-party preferred lead held by the ALP since the 2019 Federal Election and exceeds the the ALP’s lead during the height of the ‘2020 Bushfires Crisis’ (ALP 55%, LNP 45%).

Voting analysis by State shows the ALP leading on a two party preferred basis in all six States – even Queensland.

In a concerning sign for the Government the ALP’s biggest leads are in Victoria and NSW.

The ALP’s improvement in Victoria comes after large protests against the Andrews Government on a range of issues including new legislation on ‘extraordinary’ powers for the Premier to declare a pandemic, the Andrews’ Government enforcement of vaccine mandates and tough restrictions on Victorians who are choosing to remain unvaccinated against COVID-19.

Craig Thomson embroiled in multi-million dollar Immigration Fraud Scam..!

November 17, 2021

Fresh from a stint in the ‘red turbo room” Craig Thomson – the Labor MP whose sex-with-union-funds scandal nearly brought down a government has been ARRESTED and charged over a $2 million cash for visas scam!

The Australian Federal Police announced it had arrested a 57-year-old man at his home in Terrigal, on the NSW central coast.

Thomson is alleged to have arranged more than 130 fraudulent visa applications over four years, resulting in a $2 million windfall for the scandal-plagued former MP.

According to our EXCLUSIVE SOURCES, the visas relate to workers in ‘food service’ and regional farm industries.

Thomson has been charged with providing false documents and false or misleading information relating to non-citizens, and breaching restriction on charging fees for immigration assistance.

‘The alleged offences in this matter involved the exploitation of Federal Government programs designed to assist Australian businesses, and it is incumbent on the AFP to investigate and prosecute instances of large-scale fraud against Australian taxpayers,’ the AFP told The Gutter Trash.    

News of the arrest follows an earlier development where NSW police secured a restraining order to protect the wife of Mr Thomson.

Zoe Arnold had previously defended Thomson when he was found GUILTY of using trade union funds to pay for prostitutes.

Ms Arnold was Mr Thomson’s third wife and by the time he was sentenced they had two daughters.

Who will think of the children….???!!!

Police granted an apprehended violence order on Ms Arnold’s behalf at Gosford Local Court.

The two-year AVO prevents 57-year-old Mr Thomson going anywhere Ms Arnold lives, works or to other places listed in the order.

Ms Arnold had provided a character reference for her husband to the court in 2014 in which she said mr Thomson was ‘devoted to his family, his daughters and me’.’

‘He has worked very hard every day as a private politician and as a private citizen, genuinely trying to make a positive impact on the local community,’ the statement read.

The former member for Dobell, Mr Thomson was convicted on 65 charges of using Health Services Union funds for personal benefit in March 2014.

It was alleged Mr Thomson spent the money on prostitutes and restaurants during his time as the Health Services Union’s national secretary between 2002 and 2007.  

He was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment, with nine months of the sentence suspended over two years. 

His conviction and sentence were later overturned on appeal, with Mr Thomson fined $25,00 and spared jail time after being found guilty on 13 counts of theft.

The fine related to the withdrawals of $5650 from ATMs using union credit cards, money he was not authorised to use on himself.

 

Gladys Live at ICAC: The Live Stream event!

October 18, 2021

For those interested in watching the slow moving train wreck that is the ICAC proceedings of “unlucky in love” Gladys Berejiklian, you can tune in here:

https://www.icac.nsw.gov.au/investigations/live-streaming-of-public-inquiries/operation-keppel-live-stream

Barnaby and Scott: Battle of the Boofheads

October 18, 2021

Things are not rosy in the garden of the Coalition.

Leader of the Nationals and Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce is insisting he won’t be held to ransom over Scott Morrison’s desire to take some sort of commitment to the Glasgow summit on climate change in less than two weeks.

Barnaby, whose prose is largely indecipherable at the best of times, said through an interpreter that they, “the Nationals,” reserved the right to reject any proposed emissions plan without being given proper time to consider it.

It’s a fair point. They’ve only been in government for 8 years and these things don’t happen overnight, ‘little lone’ after a four-hour boozy lunch meeting over the weekend.

In one of his more lucid moments, Barnaby yelped “we’re not chained to a script. We have our own party and our own party room for a distinct purpose – that at times we have variance of views, we have divergent views and we have different views.”

What those views are remains a mystery, given that many of their constituents in the agricultural industry are desperate for action on climate change.

“If we ever believed that we were being sort of threatened or pushed or stood over, I know what the outcome of that position is – the people (ie ‘me’) just say, ‘no’,” he told The Gutter Trash.

Deputy Nationals leader David Littleproud held a similar view, saying it was “a very complex issue” and claimed it’d be “reckless” for the party to sign up to something without considering the detail.

Weekend Gab Fest!

October 1, 2021

Hello and good morning!

I was going to say the usual ‘here is an open thread post where you can talk about whatever you like’ but you do that anyway so I suppose I don’t need to bother.

Have a lovely weekend.

AFL Grand Final Preview with Tom of Melbourne!

September 17, 2021

The inimitable Tom of Melbourne returns with his annual AFL Grand Final Footy Preview…!

It’s appropriate that plague-stricken Melbourne would assign one of its most significant cultural and sporting events to Australia’s most culturally deficient city, Perth.

It is a city populated by semi-literate (even semi-lingual) misfits.

Perth is the most isolated city in the world and the civilised parts of the country are happy with that.

Brisbane isn’t far behind Perth in per capita misfits and semi literacy, but they are within a 2 hours drive of civilisation, ie the NSW border.

And the game – it’s the Dogs vs Demons – represents the contest between workers and wankers, it’s the board room vs the boiler room, or the industrial west against Collins Street. 

The Melbourne Demons represent a privileged demographic, not a locality. They should be known at the Melbourne Club (Football Sub-branch).

The supporters of the club are tax-avoiding stockbrokers and wine tossers, who vacation in Aspen.

The Dogs represent Melbourne’s industrial heartland, people that have real jobs, those that drink beer and holiday in caravans.

It is the beach house in Portsea vs the caravan in Dromana, it’s Penfolds Bin 707 vs Vic Bitter, it’s lunch at Florintino’s on Bourke St vs takeaway from Jimmy Wong’s on Barkley Street, it’s a leased Range Rover vs a 2002 Camry, it’s Melbourne Grammar vs Footscray Tech.

This is a game between Toorak and Altona, between the ruling class and the working class.

Finally the ruling class are the losers and it’s the Dogs by 4 goals! 

Go Bulldogs!

Gladys Berejiklian: The Premier who wasn’t There

September 10, 2021

The NSW State Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced that she will “no longer be available” to answer any questions about case numbers, hospitalisations or deaths instead opting to address the public “intermittently” on what she has called an “as needs” basis. Or in other words, when she can be bothered.

The decision comes as New South Wales is expected to enter its peak period for Covid deaths and hospitalisations as the State prepares to ease restrictions despite clocking up a record breaking 1,542 new infections and nine deaths overnight and a 7-day average exceeding 1,400.

Defending her decision Ms Berejiklian said: “I will turn up when I need to but to expect the leader of the government indefinitely to do this every day means that I am not doing my job properly.” she said.

“In all honesty, I really can’t be fucked anymore,” she added.

Living next door to Gladys

August 27, 2021

In case you haven’t noticed yet, the Coronavirus is now running ‘out of control’ across New South Wales.

However you wouldn’t know it from the press conferences attended by the Premier for New South Wales, Gladys Berejiklian, the Deputy Premier John Barilaro, Minister for Health Brad Hazzard and the Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant.

Today, Gladys was decidedly upbeat declaring she was ‘super excited’ with the numbers, announcing 882 cases and 2 deaths in the past 24 hours.

“Pleasingly,” she said five times within five minutes, this was not an absolute fuck-up of momentous proportions as we might be inclined to believe, but rather a cause for celebration, as schools will begin to re-open from October 25.

This may be great news for parents bemoaning the burden of home-schooling. Not so good for the two people who died overnight.

Scott Morrison has been similarly upbeat and consistent with his messaging declaring that lockdowns were an abomination when Melbourne was impacted, then a necessary and effective strategy when Sydney went into lockdown, but now an abomination again.

It’s hard to keep up.

One thing is for sure though. This has been an unmitigated fkn disaster and it’s entirely due to the incompetence of Morrison and Berejiklian.

Here’s what I learned today from Gladys Berejiklian

July 27, 2021

I generally don’t tune in to Gladys Berejiklian media appearances mainly because she doesn’t really interest me all that much and she seems a bit too close to Scott Morrison for my liking.

However, with the escalating Covid situation in Sydney and the State government’s fairly casual approach to controlling the movement of people – one of the main causes of person to person transmission of the virus – and general reluctance to impose anything that might inconvenience the proprietors of high-end fashion outlets and retailers of homewares and whitegoods, my interest was shall we say ‘piqued.’

So, this morning I was transfixed to my screen to witness the NSW State Premier attempt to explain away the absolute ‘clusterfuck’ that’s currently unfolding in NSW as something that, and I quote: “Could have been a lot worse had we not acted when we did”.

The mood in the room was palpable. The media (well some of them) were baying for blood, demanding to know why NSW hadn’t gone harder, sooner but Gladys remained unflappable.

She may not be the most charismatic of individuals but she’s certainly amongst the most delusional.

In the wake of 172 new cases with at least 60 actively circulating in the community while infectious, the Premier had little to offer other than platitudes. In one moment saying she wasn’t going to comment on other States, then bagging out Victoria for having five lockdowns the next.

But the most extraordinary aspect of her entire performance was that it was perfectly clear that neither the Premier nor her Health Minister Brad Hazzard have a concrete plan to navigate NSW out of its current crisis.

Hazzard rambled on about other States not helping out or something, while glassy-eyed Gladys appeared to be lost in another dimension altogether.

Blissfully ignoring the cavalcade of questions from journos, she deflected to congratulating the many ‘frontline’ workers who are working tirelessly to ‘bring the spread of the virus’ under control.

Confronted with allegations of complacency and incompetence, Gladys felt she was in fact there to accept some kind of academy award, interrupting the press pack to acknowledge those who have contributed to her success.

“Please, please . . “

“Can I just say…”

“Thank you to those…..”

“And can I just say . . . “

“Can I be honest . . And I also want to say thank you to . . .”


I accept that Sydney is some distance from where I live in Melbourne, but this was parallel universe stuff.

Although, it appears to the same universe that that baldy-headed fuckwit and personality-deprived host of Channel 7’s Sunrise show ‘David Koch” inhabits.

Only yesterday, he “interviewed” Gladys Berejiklian, and bemoaned “it feels like we’ve all let you down.”

I mean what the actual fuck…??

The Morrison Govt’s Covid response is nothing short of a fucking disgrace!

June 29, 2021

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THE INSIPID so-called “journalist” Michael Rowland, over at what used to be one of the ABC’s ‘flagship’ news programs “News Breakfast” but now more resembling a low-rent ‘magazine/lifestyle’ show chaired by the vacuous Lisa Miller, has taken to twitter to ‘congratulate’ the Morrison government and Health Minister Greg “rhyming slang” Hunt for his monumental achievement that a remarkable 7.1% of Australians are now fully vaccinated.

Rowland could barely contain his excitement, declaring that while the figure is ‘not great’ it was good to have the update from the Health Minister.

Are you fucking kidding me??

The Morrison government has had 18 months to get its act together, firstly with organising a national, coordinated approach to constructing purpose-built quarantine facilities within arm’s reach of Australia’s international airports and secondly by ordering sufficient quantities of vaccine.

But here we are, almost two years later with neither, and yet the media give Morrison and his incompetent rabble a free pass.

As the chart above shows, as at 27, June 47% of people in USA are fully vaccinated while in the UK it’s just shy of 50%.

For the mainstream media to be ‘congratulating’ the Morrison govt for achieving a paltry 7% while other developing nations are beginning to open up while we’re being flung back into lockdown illustrates how poorly we are served by those whose mandate should be to hold those in power to account.

If you don’t know what that is, I’ll give you a hint…

IT’S A FUCKING DISGRACE!

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