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April 17, 2015

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Bumbling git and religious nutjob, the so-called “Reverend” Fred Nile is set to hold the balance of power in the New South Wales Government in the aftermath of the recent State election.

Reverend Nile’s vote is crucial to the re-elected Liberal Government, and in the weeks since the election he has already met with Premier Mike Baird to pray at him.

Moderates are concerned that the 80 year old will use his new found power to prosecute his hate-filled agenda.

Fred is no stranger to controversy and is outspoken on his views regarding homosexuality which he calls a “mental disorder.” He is vehemently opposed to the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, which he describes as a “public parade of immorality and blasphemy”.

Each year, he holds a prayer vigil, asking god to literally “rain on the parade.”   It has rained once in the last 20 years.

In 2005, Nile called for the repealing of New South Wales anti-vilification law, claiming that the law was “discriminatory” and was being abused to gag free speech and prevent public discussion about homosexuality and their perverse ways.

When Penny Wong announced in 2011 that her same-sex partner was pregnant, Nile publicly denounced Wong’s actions, saying “I’m totally against a baby being brought up by two mothers,” and “She needn’t have made it public. It just promotes their lesbian lifestyle and trying to make it natural where it’s unnatural.”

Nile is also a frequent critic of the Australian Greens, claiming that they have “exploited genuine concern for the environment” in order to garner political influence to “push their agenda of social engineering” (whatever that is).

Nile has criticised the Greens party for what he calls “duplicite political expediency,” citing their push to legalise and fund “illicit drug habits for addicts” such as heroin and cannabis.

He also labelled the Greens as being “anti-family,” “anti-Christian,” and “pagan,” citing what he believes to be pro-pornography and pro-sex industry policies and their opposition to the current practice of opening parliament with daily prayers.

Nile is also opposed to Muslim immigration and in 2010 attempted to introduced a bill to Parliament to ban the burqa and niqab.

He believes that “Halal certification” is imposing Sharia Law on all Australians.

Last year, Nile attended the controversial “World Congress of Families” event in Melbourne as guest speaker and supported the debunked theory that abortion causes breast cancer.

The Australian Medical Association, Cancer Australia and many other health and medical authorities have rejected the link between abortion and breast cancer.

However Mr Nile believes that proponents of the theory are being censored.  He lashed out at protesters and journalists from the mainstream media waiting outside the event as “evil” and “speaking the words of the devil.”

His supporters within the Abbott Government include Senator Eric Abetz, Corey Bernardi and Kevin Andrews.

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  1. Tom R permalink
    April 17, 2015 10:37 am

    The Australian Medical Association, Cancer Australia and many other health and medical authorities have rejected the link between abortion and breast cancer.

    So, how long before they link welfare payments with abortion?

    But rage is the enemy of wisdom. It delivers no understanding of the anti-vaccination problem (which it greatly exaggerates), and no insight that might solve it. It feels good to vent rage, but frankly, whatever we decide to do about vaccination, the aim shouldn’t be to make me feel good.

    http://www.smh.com.au/comment/in-opposing-the-antivaccination-movement-a-sledgehammer-cannot-win-battle-of-the-needle-20150416-1mm1w8.html

  2. TB Queensland permalink
    April 17, 2015 11:57 am

    Peas in a Pod!!!

    Mike Baird

    He studied at Regent College in Vancouver, Canada, initially intending to enter the Anglican ministry, but while there decided to enter politics

    I partularly liked like …

    Reverend Nile’s vote is crucial to the re-elected Liberal Government, and in the weeks since the election he has already met with Premier Mike Baird to pray at him.

    And …

    Each year, he holds a prayer vigil, asking god to literally “rain on the parade.” It has rained once in the last 20 years.

    Perhaps god is gay …? 🙂

  3. Tom R permalink
    April 17, 2015 12:15 pm

    Perhaps god is gay …?

    So, she’s a Lesbian?

  4. Tom R permalink
    April 17, 2015 12:50 pm

    Sydney Airport refuses Labor billboard attacking corporate tax dodgers

    http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/sydney-airport-refuses-labor-billboard-attacking-corporate-tax-dodgers-20150416-1mll9j.touch.html

    Labor needs to keep plugging away at this. People are not happy with this situation, especially after last budget.

  5. armchair opionator permalink
    April 17, 2015 2:24 pm

    Those two full on god bothered will pray together. Unfortunately Fred has forgotten about his expressed christian opposition to gambling and drinking and will happily vote for packers casino that den of iniquities and the power sell off where public assets magically transform into private profits. Hypocrites.

  6. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 17, 2015 2:38 pm

    Today I’m organising my next surf holiday –around Biarritz, on the Atlantic coast in France

    The food, wine & surf – the ideal holiday for mature types.

  7. April 17, 2015 2:44 pm

    That looks nice ToM, is that your chateau on the right?

  8. April 17, 2015 2:48 pm

    “”He believes that “Halal certification” is imposing Sharia Law on all Australians.””

    It’s kind of like saying vegans are imposing tofu on the rest of us ain’t it?

    I bought some goat meat from a Halal butcher in Footscray last weekend.

    It made a lovely curry, and oddly enough I didn’t feel compelled to blow anyone up afterwards.

    But then it’s only been a week.

  9. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 17, 2015 2:48 pm

    There’s a large and quite ugly hotel next to it. Funny that it never makes it into the photos and postcards. I’ll probably slum it and stay there.

  10. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 17, 2015 2:50 pm

    ” a Halal butcher in Footscray last weekend.

    And you made it back to civilisation!!??

  11. Tom R permalink
    April 17, 2015 3:31 pm

    who is bjorn lomborg, and why is our grubmint giving him $4million?

  12. April 17, 2015 3:59 pm

    “”And you made it back to civilisation!!??””

    I like to live on the edge.

    I guess it’s a bit like TB and his taste in wine.

    You never really know if you’re going to survive.

  13. April 17, 2015 4:05 pm

    It’s sad that William Tyrell was taken by a paedophile ring, but at least he’ll get a good private school education.

  14. April 17, 2015 4:08 pm

    After a life of misery on Xmas Island, Afghani refugee Hadi Hosseini decided to become an accountant…

  15. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 17, 2015 4:22 pm

    He became an accountant!

    Hasn’t he suffered enough!!??

  16. April 17, 2015 4:28 pm

    That’s what I was thinking.

  17. armchair opionator permalink
    April 17, 2015 5:16 pm

    Abbott’s first auctions prove direct action more slogan than policy:
    https://independentaustralia.net/environment/environment-display/abbotts-first-auctions-prove-direct-action-more-slogan-than-policy,7597

  18. April 18, 2015 12:32 am

    post”””””””””’Last year, Nile attended the controversial `World Congress of Families` event in Melbourne as guest speaker and supported the debunked theory that abortion causes breast cancer.

    The Australian Medical Association, Cancer Australia and many other health and medical authorities have rejected the link between abortion and breast cancer.”””””””””””

    #yeah, it`s wonderful, aint it, the nile-crank has met with the baird garden-gnome to reinforce their dog-club beliefs, after all, it is much better for govt to be dealing with `imagined` problems, instead of `real` problems #team.de-nile

    +

    ””””vegans are imposing tofu on the rest of us””’#ROFL

    +

    #goat.curry #yum

  19. armchair opinionator permalink
    April 18, 2015 10:04 am

    The gold coast, the home of LNP shonkery and dirty political deals.

    Glenn Lazarus alleges Clive Palmer offered ministerial positions in exchange for joining Liberal Party:
    http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/glenn-lazarus-alleges-clive-palmer-offered-ministerial-positions-in-exchange-for-joining-liberal-party-20150417-1mnfvr.html

    ..The now independent senator claims Mr Palmer urged him and fellow PUP senator Dio Wang (WA) to join the Liberal Party and vote with the Coalition in the Senate, giving the government another two guaranteed votes. Two extra senators would not deliver the government a working majority in the Senate, but would improve its chances of success on a bill-by-bill basis

    According to Senator Lazarus, Mr Palmer (founder of the party and a Queensland-based member of the House of Representatives) revealed the extraordinary proposal during a private meeting at his Gold Coast home on the morning of Friday, February 6 – just three days before Prime Minister Tony Abbott survived a leadership spill motion. The meeting was attended by Senators Wang and Lazarus, and Lazarus’s wife Tess, then the party’s parliamentary secretary in the Senate…

    …However, the rookie senator admitted he “can’t remember” the names of the government ministers purportedly behind the deal.

  20. armchair opinionator permalink
    April 18, 2015 11:15 am

    Want to go it alone, WA? Good luck with that:
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-15/jericho-western-australia-going-it-alone/6393196

    Gallipoli 2015: Lest we forget to turn a buck:
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-16/green-anzacs-lest-we-forget-to-turn-a-buck/6396176

  21. armchair opinionator permalink
    April 18, 2015 11:22 am

    The Tony Abbott red room of pain:
    https://independentaustralia.net/politics/politics-display/the-tony-abbott-red-room-of-pain,7586

    …Tony Abbott’s hyper masculinity blueprint will not save us from danger. It is the danger, warns Lyn Bender.

    LOOKING INCREASINGLY confused and anxious on our screens, Tony Abbott and his government cling to the cult of hyper masculinity with its inflated stereotypical macho mode…

    Hyper masculinity has been identified as a disorder in the DSM IV. It venerates toughness, and domination, eschews compassion and scapegoats and mistreats the vulnerable.

    We the Australian citizens are, metaphorically speaking, in the very unsexy, Abbott red room of pain, of dominance submission and fear. But this is not just a bad movie based on a pulp novel: This is Australia in 2015…

  22. April 18, 2015 12:04 pm

    ””””Want to go it alone, WA? Good luck with that”””’

    When east-coasters say things like that, l immediately know two things about them, 1.they don`t know history, 2.they haven`t spent significant time on the west-coast

  23. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 18, 2015 12:09 pm

    While the Basque coast great…

    Does it compete with Our favourite Aussie (OI!!) coast!!??

  24. TB Queensland permalink
    April 18, 2015 1:18 pm

    He became an accountant! Hasn’t he suffered enough!!??

    Well its obvious to most of us here that accountants don’t have rely on their communications skills too much …

  25. April 18, 2015 7:15 pm

    😯

  26. April 18, 2015 7:24 pm

    Biarritz…optional torso garmenting

  27. TB Queensland permalink
    April 19, 2015 10:45 am

    G’day toilwet!

    I see sreb, walking his dog in the second photo …

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Why do politicians lack intelligence … and why does this snippet make me think Jockey is simply stalling till the “issue” goes away?

    Surely the amount of sales in Australia can easily be calculated by the amount of GST a business pays to the government … ?

    Multinationals do pay GST … don’t they?

    TREASURER Joe Hockey says he is not about to impose a new tax to combat profit-shifting by multinational companies but he is looking to tighten taxation rules with the help from the British government.

    MR Hockey and British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne agreed at last week’s G20 meeting in Washington to set up a working group after the British election to tackle tax avoidance by big global companies.

    Australia is looking to learn from the UK’s experience of introducing a diverted profits tax at the beginning of April, commonly known as the “Google tax”.
    However, Mr Hockey won’t be copying the initiative.

    “Australia does not need to impose a new tax but certainly there are ways we can beef up the integrity measures around our own taxation system,” Mr Hockey told ABC television.
    He does not believe this will divert attention away from the efforts of the OECD through the G20 under its base erosion and profit shifting plan.

    “By the United Kingdom and Australia coming together on this initiative, we are going to lead the world and work with the OECD and the G20 to ensure that companies pay the proper amount of tax where they earn the income,” he said.

    http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/aust-uk-aim-to-tackle-profit-shifting/story-e6frfku9-1227310261082

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    And the real reason(s) that Noddy Newman fronted the LNP in Queensland …

    Real estate experts said the 7.5ha Suncorp would make an ideal residential mixed-use development with the Paddington area desperate for a new supermarket and car parks.

    Plus the other three major entertainment/sports arenas…

    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/newman-government-planned-to-privatise-suncorp-stadium-gabba-brisbane-entertainment-centre/story-fnihsrf2-1227309746215

    And the reason … Lisa Campbell … or at least her family

    The Newmans live two houses away from her father, Frank Monsour, a prominent oral surgeon who rose from poverty in rural Queensland to build an extensive portfolio of business and property interests.

    Among those interests are a disaster recovery management firm, originally set up as Invictus Solutions Pty Ltd, now trading as Majella Global Technologies. It is run by Lisa’s brother Sebastian and majority-owned by Monsour family companies. Lisa was briefly its secretary and remains director and secretary of one of its key shareholders, Frank Monsour Family Investments Pty Ltd.

    The Majella operation was set up after Brisbane’s floods and bid (unsuccessfully) for up to $30 million worth of work from the state government. A rival US firm alleges Seb Monsour improperly represented himself as acting for it and the FBI is reportedly reviewing whether Majella wrongly obtained US information technology developed by the Defence Department.

    http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/the-woman-behind-the-man-comes-with-some-family-baggage-20120309-1upo4.html

    And people rant about the unions … GMAFB!

  28. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 19, 2015 12:13 pm

    Biarritz…optional torso garmenting

    I’ll avert my eyes.

  29. TB Queensland permalink
    April 19, 2015 6:24 pm

    TEENAGERS! I thought 18 was an ADULT! Make yer fkn minds up!

    The youngest SOLDIER at Gallipoli was 14!!!! FFS!

    The only reason the adult age is 18 is because of the furore over 20 yo being called up to go to war in Vietnam who couldn’t vote nor even legally have a beer …

    Make yer fkn minds up …

    Technically teenagers … but!

    Two of five teenagers arrested in pre-dawn raids in Melbourne on Saturday remained in custody on Sunday while the other three were released pending further inquiries into an alleged attack targeting police on Anzac Day.

    Sevdet Besim, 18, from Hallam, was charged with conspiring to commit a terrorist act and was remanded in custody to appear in court again on Friday.

    Police applied for a preventative detention order (PDO) in relation to another 18-year-old man from Hampton Park.

    http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/three-released-after-melbourne-terror-op/story-e6frfku9-1227310228275

  30. Splatterbottom permalink
    April 20, 2015 10:13 am

    Could have happened to anyone, Retardland! What right to police have to pry into someone’s personal life like that? And why is it a crime anyway?

  31. TB Queensland permalink
    April 20, 2015 10:31 am

    Something that you are interested in, tbagz … ?

    Just contact tmelbourne@iinet.com.au

  32. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 20, 2015 10:54 am

    Thanks TB.

    But the contact for friendly dance instruction and animal husbandry is -tomofmelbourne@gmail.com

  33. April 20, 2015 10:57 am

    It’s good that tomofmelbourne@gmail.com isn’t all that concerned about publishing his email address – tomofmelbourne@gmail.com online because that’s one of the sure ways to to attract a lot of spam emails.

  34. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 20, 2015 11:12 am

    Last time I could have made millions! I had no idea that I had so many dead rich relatives.

  35. Walrus permalink
    April 20, 2015 1:28 pm

    Apparently Tony Abbott drank a beer on the weekend and now the Left is outraged.

  36. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 20, 2015 2:12 pm

    HEAVENS!!!!!

    Remember when –

    • I used to suggest that part of the problems with the IR landscape were problems with overlapping union coverage?? Which contributes to escalation of conflict?
    • I said the big dispute at Qantas wasn’t simply about wages and conditions? It was more about union positioning and coverage?
    • All those mindless ALP barrackers used to argue that I had no idea, and Qantas was just attacking unions?

    Now the union at the centre of the dispute agree!! In their submission to the productivity commission the ALAEA says –

    “This significant dispute was not about pay and conditions, which had already been settled prior to the shutdown and could have been avoided if true free market unionism had existed and membership demarcation lines removed,”
    “In this case the Qantas shutdown, which related primarily to job security issues, could have been avoided by the ALAEA being permitted to represent our traditional work role in AME [unlicensed aircraft maintenance engineers] negotiations — something that we were prohibited from doing under the current system.”
    “Removing membership restrictions would facilitate such an outcome and diminish a lever for industrial unrest.”
    The current arrangements, according to the ALAEA, favour large unions at the expense of smaller more flexible ones and “promote conflict and industrial disharmony”.

    Still, most of those that were part of the crap have self banned. They’re welcome to pop in and concede they were wrong, I’m sure they still read this.

  37. TB Queensland permalink
    April 20, 2015 3:02 pm

    I’m so happy for you, ToM …

    But a link would make me happy … context is everything … 🙂

  38. TB Queensland permalink
    April 20, 2015 3:05 pm

    Apparently Tony Abbott drank a beer on the weekend and now the Left is outraged.

    What are you experimenting with now, Wally?

    When the 20% tax no lurks no perqs comes in you won’t have enough income to feed the new habit … you may have have to sell your properties too get off it now before its too late!

    (This friendly advice is donated free of charge by the Queensland Friendly Cynics Association – Brisbane Branch)

  39. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 20, 2015 3:12 pm

    Well TB, here is the very interesting submission from the union that all those ALP barrackers were vociferously supporting!!

    The union’s backing of laissaz faire economics is particularly entertaining and will no doubt be supported by all those ALP types that were barracking for the ALAEA in November 2011!!

    http://www.pc.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/188319/sub0183-workplace-relations.pdf

    (wrong thread a moment ago)

  40. Neil of Sydney permalink
    April 20, 2015 8:01 pm

    “Apparently Tony Abbott drank a beer on the weekend and now the Left is outraged.”

    Outrage is what they do best.

    This is the main reason i am so anti-labor.

    Lefties support a team. They have no principles. You can never work out what sends them into a frenzy until Abbot gets out of bed.

    It does not matter what he does. if Abbott created a cure for cancer they would say he should have done it sooner.

    No point in arguing with these people.

  41. April 20, 2015 10:30 pm

    heads-up armchair, did you watch tonights #4corners, if not you will probably want to check it out later. lt was on Aust`s `commercialised-education` and how it is fcuking things up. With a 2-for-1 blow-back, education is being fcuked with uni prof`s being leveraged by `management` to `pass` under-performing `off-shore` students. This is hitting `nursing` pretty hard, having so-called `qualified` nurse-students that can`t read english, buying `class-assignments` online, resulting in wrong meds/things given to patients.

  42. TB Queensland permalink
    April 21, 2015 10:07 am

    No point in arguing with these people.

    So fuck off!

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    tbagz – I watched most of that … and it begs the question for competency based learning and assessment …

    Another problem I’ve been discussing for years … education, training and development is not about making money its about helping people to learn and develop …

    The Minister and I were successful because we provided good service to our clients … the dollars simply followed.

  43. April 21, 2015 6:53 pm

    teebz””””””’education, training and development is not about making money its about helping people to learn and develop””””””””’

    #yep, fully agree with that teebz, l thought our resident feminista would have been interested too, as #4corners was showing it was stuffing `aspects` of nursing too, a knock-on effect if you will. lt also makes me wonder if other industrie/s are being `white-anted` with these education shenanigans. l suspect there will be more to come.

    ””’good service to our clients .. the dollars simply followed””’

    #yeah agree, being `over-looked` nowadays and replaced with weasel words and jargon l reckon.

  44. April 21, 2015 7:58 pm

    Tom I’m so underwhelmed you have a gotcha.. congratulations

    I cant wait for somebody to ask Pyne about 4 corners.
    4 corners was bloody scary but not surprising. Some of the Asian students I have met out west can barely sting a sentence together.. My mind boggles as to how they pass?? The quicker Universities have plagiarism software that triggers a compulsory third party process the better..
    Hope the ICAC go through those bastards like a dodgy prawn curry

    TB I totally agree on both points
    Competency based learning and NIL should just FUCK OFF(TOM SHOUTING CAPS)

  45. April 21, 2015 8:32 pm

    Haahahahahahahha..

    My partner was invited to a 3 course lunch at a 5 star venue today in Melbourne – drinks inclusive..!

    What’s the catch he asked…

    The guest speaker is Christopher Pyne…!

    Naturally he declined.

  46. Tom R permalink
    April 21, 2015 8:44 pm

    Wouldn’t having pyne there knock at least a couple of stars off the venue to begin with, making 5 stars impossible with him there?

  47. April 22, 2015 5:10 am

    “The guest speaker is Christopher Pyne…!
    Naturally he declined.”

    Really? For a three course lunch including drinks I’d put myself through a speech from Joolia Gillard. But I’d be mighty drunk by the end of it.

  48. April 22, 2015 7:18 pm

    TB continuing on with our `free-market-education` above,

    #my abc news just reported, 830 students have had their `quals` canceled in victoria, due to dodgey free-market education out-fit. These 830 students now have to go and tell their employer/s that they no longer have their `quals` which they required for their job. So-much for the `unfettered` free-trade `team` huh, students wasting their time doing it `twice`, don`t look good for `productivity` neither.

  49. TB Queensland permalink
    April 28, 2015 3:46 pm

    Seeing as we’ve all got serious and there’s no Rostrum …

    Can anyone figure out the simple answer to this shite?

    http://www.news.com.au/finance/money/women-are-paying-more-for-products-just-because-they-are-pink/story-e6frfmci-1227324851074

    Is Murdoch back (still trying) divide and conquer? 😆

  50. TB Queensland permalink
    April 28, 2015 3:50 pm

    Really? For a three course lunch including drinks I’d put myself through a speech from Joolia Gillard. But I’d be mighty drunk by the end of it.

    ME TOO, ToSY! Ear plugs are cheap!

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