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Pauline Hanson’s Dramatic Dummy Spit over Acknowledgment of Country!

July 27, 2022

Pauline Hanson, her of the self-titled political fringe party, has today stormed out of Parliament in protest over the traditional acknowledgement of country.

The meltdown occurred as Senate President Sue Lines acknowledged the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people as ‘traditional custodians of the Canberra area’ and paid respect to elders past and present at the opening of Wednesday’s sitting.

Hanson interjected, yelling: “No, I won’t and never will…!!”

She then dramatically exited the chamber.

The Queensland One Nation senator later said she could not accept the welcome to country, nor a proposal – to be moved later today – that would see the Indigenous flag present in the Senate chamber.

“I’ve been feeling this way for a long time,” she said. “I see this [the acknowledgement of country] as divisive.”

Hanson added the Indigenous flag had “never been voted on”.

“I will never pay respect to [that flag]. I find this flag divisive,” she said.

“We are now hearing it on flights and aeroplanes. I’m sorry – this is my country as well.”

“This is heading towards division in our nation. A them and us. And we’ll never close the gap if we continue down this path. All Australians should be treated equally and the same.”

If Hanson falls to pieces over a few spoken words and a flag, she’s going to lose her mind when she discovers the State of Victoria is planning to move Australia Day celebrations from January 26 in recognition of the concerns of indigenous Australians observing it as a day of mourning.

Alan Joyce must be held to account for Trashing Qantas

July 19, 2022

THE ANNUAL SALARY OF $24 MILLION DOLLARS is quite the reward for single-handedly destroying what was once regarded as the world’s leading airline and national flagship carrier with a reputation many other airlines could only look upon with envy.

Today however, Qantas’ reputation lies in tatters thanks to the brutal and negligent management of its CEO Alan Joyce.

As with most other airlines, booking and paying for a Qantas flight online is relatively straightforward. However from that point on, your experience is likely to be the stuff of nightmares. Should Qantas cancel or reschedule your flight, you will face an 8-hour wait time to speak to a customer service representative to discuss your options.

At check-in, you can expect organised chaos, not due to any lack of Qantas staff you understand, but because of your tardy lack of experience in not preparing for the 3-hour queues and check-in process.

Expecting your baggage to arrive at your destination when you do, is a luxury apparently, as is arriving at the destination you actually booked. Don’t be surprised if you end up somewhere entirely different, dumped at some remote terminal late at night with no ground staff to assist you and no accommodation or meal.

Can Qantas trash its reputation any faster than it has in recent months?

Why yes, of course it can!

As Bernard Keane puts it:

“The abiding theme of Joyce’s management of the decline of Qantas is his passionate loathing of his workforce. This is the man who shut the entire airline down in 2011 rather than deal with engineers, pilots and transport workers and their unions, who used the pandemic to sack 6000 workers, on top of another 7000 workers also sacked under Joyce.”

“The loss of Qantas staff has tracked its decline from a respected airline to the butt of jokes.”

“The fact that it now doesn’t have enough staff to answer phones, crew to fly planes, or workers for its outsourced baggage-handling operation is all completely on Joyce and his attitude of belligerent grievance toward the people who make the airline run day after day.”

With Australians now abandoning the airline in droves due to deteriorating service levels, lost baggage, delayed and cancelled flights and a shambolic customer service experience, it’s clear that all Joyce has achieved is to line his own pockets and those of shareholders.

It sure as hell hasn’t benefitted the traveling public. And for that, he must be held to account.


How good is the USA.

June 27, 2022

Australian Share Market in Armageddon wipe out!

June 14, 2022

THE AUSTRALIAN SHARE MARKET has suffered its worse dive since March 2020 following a horror plunge on Wall Street as surging global inflation scares investors.

The benchmark S&P/ASX200 was down 5.3 per cent in early trade with more than $110 billion wiped off stocks. 

By lunchtime, the losses eased to a 4.75 per cent drop, with the index at 6,602.7 points. 

The dramatic plunge followed a nightmare session on Wall Street amid fears an American inflation rate of 8.6 per cent in May – the highest since 1981 – would see the US Federal Reserve raise interest rates and potentially spark a recession in the world’s biggest economy.

Speaking exclusively to The Gutter Trash, a prominent Sydney based broker said “It’s a complete and utter fucking shit show.”

Another random angry person just told us to “fuck off”.

Random angry person

Where this ends is anyone’s guess, but with the RBA hell bent on raising interest rates in an attempt to rein in inflation (when the main causes of the recent bout of inflation aren’t influenced by interest rates, which is another story) the full on fallout remains to be seen.






SACKED: Karen Hayes from Guide Dogs Victoria gone!

May 31, 2022
Karen and Josh in happier times

Karen Hayes, the flamboyant face of Guide Dogs Victoria who controversially threw her weight behind Josh Frydenberg’s re-election campaign has today “resigned” from her long-standing position as CEO following an internal investigation.

The move follows a massive public backlash with the Board blissfully unaware Karen had politicised the charitable organisation – in breach of government guidelines – potentially jeopardising the organisation’s charitable status and in the wake of a massive public outcry on social media.

Many hundreds of donors withdrew their support for the organisation with some declaring they had changed their Wills and Estate Plans potentially costing Guide Dogs Victoria hundreds of thousands of dollars if not millions in future donations.

Karen now joins Josh Frydenberg in the ranks of the unemployed bringing her 10 year tenure as CEO to a somewhat undignified conclusion.

The post below from just a month ago turned out to be strangely prescient.


Scott Morrison explains: “Why God abandoned me.”

May 22, 2022

FORMER PRIME MINISTER Scott Morrison is reportedly devastated following his crushing defeat at the federal election.

A senior Liberal insider told The Gutter Trash that the Liberal Party leader was confident of a repeat performance of his so-called election-winning “miracle” in 2019 telling the party faithful God spoke to him through a talking hedgehog earlier this week that he was “destined to remain PM forever.”

According to reports, the hedgehog said: “Have I not brought you this far? Now is not the the time to doubt your magnificence”.

In response, Morrison reminded the hedgehog that he too, had played his part of the deal – trying to get Brain Houston to the Whitehouse and by promoting incompetent but god-fearing pentecostal politicians to senior positions within his own cabinet.

Nevertheless, there was no repeat miracle and the Liberal Party has been annihilated with a generation of senior Liberal figures including Josh Frydenberg, Trent Zimmerman, Dave Sharma and Tim Wilson ousted from their seats and their political careers in tatters.

The avuncular Peter Dutton, who appears to have held on in the seat of Dickson is expected to become the Leader of whatever’s left of the Liberal Party, which seems strangely fitting.

The lord moves in mysterious ways.

John Howard confronts voters: “Who DJ’s like a Mad Cunt..?”

May 18, 2022

In what can only be only be described as a sign of “complete description” former Prime Minister John Howard, yes he who not only only lost an election in a landslide defeat but also lost his own seat, has been seen threatening voters to not just only vote Liberal or suffer the consequences but hell mend anyone who challenges his mastery of the funky town turntables.

Election Night Bingo!

May 6, 2022

IT’S BACK…!!!

Just when you thought it was safe to return to the Bingo halls of Brighton or the Rooty Hill RSL, The Gutter Trash presents our infamous Election Night Bingo Drinking Game.

Here’s how it works…

Simply print out the Election Night bingo card above and then mark off the catch phrases as they are uttered by the irrepressible Antony Green at the ABC tally room, or one of suckhole guests on the panel.

A “responsible drinking guide” is suggested at the top of the table for those who want to make an occasion out of it.

Enjoy!

ALP surges ahead of LNP as interest rates dominate campaign

May 3, 2022

The ALP has increased its lead over the over the Morrison LNP Government as higher than expected ABS inflation increases upward pressure on interest rates.

The ALP gained 1% point on a two-party preferred basis during the week to Sunday May 1, increasing its lead to 11% points according to the latest Roy Morgan Poll conducted from April 25 to May 1, 2022.

The weekly Roy Morgan Government Confidence Rating plunged 8pts to 84 this week after the ABS reported higher than expected inflation of 5.1% for the year to March 2022 – the highest figure for over 20 years. The higher than expected inflation has increased the pressure on the RBA to raise interest rates for the first time in more than a decade – perhaps as soon as today.

There are now far more Australians, 50% (up 3.5% points), who say the country is ‘heading in the wrong direction’ compared to just over a third of Australians, 34% (down 4.5% points), who say the country is ‘heading in the right direction’.

This week’s result is the first swing to the ALP so far during the campaign and if a Federal Election had been held last weekend the ALP would have won a clear majority.

The law is clear: Guide Dogs Australia must lose its charitable status.

April 20, 2022

GUIDE DOGS VICTORIA IS IN FULL DAMAGE CONTROL MODE after its CEO Karen Hayes appeared in flyers emblazoned with Liberal Party colours backing Josh Frydenberg in his push to be re-elected as the Member for Kooyong.

Under the heading “Why I’m supporting Josh Frydenberg,” Hayes, pictured clutching a puppy is quoted as saying “Time and time again, Josh has shown his genuine care for Guide Dogs Victoria and the people with low vision and blindness we serve.”

However, the move appears to directly contravene Federal Government guidelines that stipulate that a charity must not “promote (or oppose) a political party or candidate for political office.”

The law is clear. Such conduct would effectively disqualify the organisation from being a registered charity.

Guide Dogs Victoria’s social media accounts have been inundated with complaints, with many saying they will no longer donate to the charity.

In response to the backlash, Guide Dogs Victoria’s Chairman Iain Edwards has said the Board had “no prior knowledge of the distribution of this material and does not endorse it.”

“The board has … requested that this material be immediately removed from circulation. We will make no further comment during this process.”

It’s time to go Karen.

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