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The bizarre life and times of Christian Porter

June 3, 2021

The former Attorney General Christian Porter fronted the media earlier this week to claim victory over his defamation case against the ABC despite requesting a mediation hearing and dropping his legal action.

It was a bizarre performance where he claimed that the “ABC was no longer going to defend the case” which is kind of stating the obvious if you’re abandoning your legal action.

No amount of spin or bluster can disguise the fact that the withdrawal of his defamation claim against the ABC is a victory for the public broadcaster, and an embarrassing backdown for Christian Porter.

Despite originally seeking damages and an apology, it is understood Porter later approached the ABC for a relatively modest financial settlement without an apology or a retraction of the article, which the ABC rejected.

To this day, the ABC stands by the article and its journalism.

Porter didn’t have to withdraw his suit. He did so in exchange for an unremarkable statement of the obvious from the ABC, that “some readers of the article” in question may have incorrectly interpreted it as an accusation of guilt.

Hardly a startling revelation or capitulation.

In summary:

  • Christian Porter withdraws case.
  • ABC pays zero damages to Porter.
  • Article about allegations against Porter remains online.
  • No apology from the ABC to Porter.
  • No backing down by the ABC.
  • ABC says it stands by the article.

In case any non-legal types are confused, “settling” a case that you started, and getting no money is more accurately called losing.

247 Comments leave one →
  1. Tom R permalink
    June 3, 2021 2:48 pm

    On the upside, it has unleashed a bevvy of Monty Python memes.

    Oh, and another re-entry in Bizarro world for the conservative ‘commentators’ (If they ever left)

  2. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 3, 2021 5:28 pm

    Successful litigation was always going to be difficult when the ABC was careful not to name.Porter

  3. Tom R permalink
    June 3, 2021 5:55 pm

    Successful litigation was always going to be difficult when the perp is a dead set creep

  4. TB Queensland permalink
    June 3, 2021 6:13 pm

    In case any non-legal types are confused, “settling” a case that you started, and getting no money is more accurately called losing.

    And NEVER, EVER being a Prime Minister …

  5. TB Queensland permalink
    June 3, 2021 6:19 pm

    Why do people fucking lie?

    If you fuck up – admit it … take the heat … move on …

    Eventually all the lies (tell one – have to keep ’em coming) get so entangled the TRUTH is inevitable …

    And pollies are the worst* … can’t tell the truth – can’t make decisions – cheat at the drop of an opportunity – steal at every deal …

    No wonder many of us are cynics

    *Not far behind are the leaders of many religions …

  6. TB Queensland permalink
    June 3, 2021 6:29 pm

    Did I mention that the Liberal National Coalition in particularly are, scheming, vitriolic, controlling, frightened, aggressive, low esteemed and attempt to constantly manipulate the truth …

  7. Tom R permalink
    June 4, 2021 5:55 am

    In support of TB’s previous comment …

  8. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 4, 2021 9:15 am

    So the lockdown was extended because of the “high velocity transmission” argument
    Those cases are now known to be false positive
    The continuing lockdown is therefore unnecessary
    Do end it James
    #Jameshasstuffedit

  9. Tom R permalink
    June 4, 2021 9:19 am

    2 of Those several cases are now known to be false positive
    The continuing lockdown is therefore
    still required

  10. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 4, 2021 9:38 am

    The government should have locked down the northern suburbs and imposed restrictions elsewhere.
    That is exactly what NSW has done successfully.
    But the Victorian government doesn’t want to be accused of being selective. So everyone gets locked down

  11. TB Queensland permalink
    June 4, 2021 9:45 am

    Dumb and dumber?

    In a decision published on Thursday, the AEC assistant commissioner, Joanne Reid, found the new party’s name was sufficiently distinct and not likely to cause confusion or imply a connection with the Liberal Party of Australia.

    The name …… New Liberals … 🙄

  12. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 4, 2021 11:14 am

    Congrats to the ABC and the malignant mongrel Milligan for a well executed hit.

    Porter’s grotesque stupidity has delivered to him the derision he deserves.

    OTOH it is almost impossible for him to be convicted given that it is a he said/she said situation and she can no longer give evidence.

    TB:

    And pollies are the worst* … can’t tell the truth – can’t make decisions – cheat at the drop of an opportunity – steal at every deal …

    No wonder many of us are cynics

    *Not far behind are the leaders of many religions …

    True – and I would add journalists to the list for good measure.

  13. Tom R permalink
    June 4, 2021 11:39 am

    the malignant mongrel Milligan for a well executed hit.

    Or, as it’s commonly referred to, reporting accurately. As can be seen by the statement on the story, which remains up, and unchanged.

    The government should have locked down the northern suburbs and imposed restrictions elsewhere.

    For the slow and …. rumour-toid?

  14. Neil of Sydney permalink
    June 4, 2021 12:05 pm

    I don’t watch TV much anymore and never watch the ABC but most Conservative commentators think the ABC is a taxpayer funded branch of the ALP.. Ita Buttrose just came out and said the role of the ABC is to fight right-wing extremists like those who stormed Capital Hill in the USA.

    But why not fight left wing extremists also?? Wrong to use taxpayers money to fight just one type of extremists

    And having our ABC did not stop the storming of Parliament House in 1996 by lefties

  15. Tom R permalink
    June 4, 2021 12:25 pm

    Ita Buttrose just came out and said the role of the ABC is to fight right-wing extremists like those who stormed Capital Hill in the USA.

    Are you sure that’s what was said, or is htat how a right wing extremist interpetted it as what she said?

  16. Tom R permalink
    June 4, 2021 12:32 pm

    BLOODY VICTORIANS!

    oh, wait..?

  17. Neil of Sydney permalink
    June 4, 2021 12:46 pm

    TomR

    I guess she didn’t say the role of the ABC is to fight right-wingers but went close to saying it.

    https://www.portnews.com.au/story/7239670/abc-chair-links-funding-to-extremism-cases/

    Countries without well-funded public broadcasters often have instances of right-wing extremism, the ABC chair says as she braces for the federal budget.

    Ita Buttrose says the role of a public broadcaster is essential to democracy.

    “In those countries that do not have a securely funded public broadcaster democracy is not as robust as in Australia,” she told the National Press Club in Canberra on Wednesday.

    Countries that do not have a well-funded public broadcaster often have examples of right-wing extremism, as we saw in America where the mob stormed the Capitol.

    “What country in the world puts the least money into public broadcasting? The United States of America.”

  18. Tom R permalink
    June 4, 2021 12:58 pm

    I guess she didn’t say the role of the ABC is to fight right-wingers but went close to saying it.

    I came close to calling you a fucking idiot, and perhaps should have.

  19. Neil of Sydney permalink
    June 4, 2021 1:01 pm

    Saying Ita said the role of the ABC is to stop/fight ring-wingers is a reasonable paraphrase.

    She is certainly saying without the ABC there would be a rise in right wing extremism.

  20. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 4, 2021 1:12 pm

    “But why not fight left wing extremists also??”

    Don’t be silly. The ABC are left wing extremists.

    There is not one conservative presenter of any of their news shows.

    The ABC should be abolished.

  21. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 4, 2021 1:13 pm

    The swamp looks after its own:

  22. TB Queensland permalink
    June 4, 2021 5:01 pm

    The ABC should be abolished.

    Says the right wing extremist ????

  23. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 4, 2021 7:31 pm

    The ABC reflects every point on the political spectrum… other than the conservative one
    Get rid of them

  24. TB Queensland permalink
    June 4, 2021 11:16 pm

    SKY and all those rightwing radio stations and Mordoch news outlets reflect only the conservative one …

    Get rid of them!

  25. Tom R permalink
    June 5, 2021 7:37 am

    other than the conservative one
    ……….
    SKY and all those rightwing radio stations and Mordoch news outlets

    The abc is infected with murdochs drivel. Think Andrew Probyn and David Speers, conservative lackeys if there ever was one. The shows are unwatchable, and, while they always have a far right panelist, they rarely have a far left one

    But yea, just keep screaming how they are all ‘lefties’ lol

  26. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 5, 2021 8:51 am

    Did you know that the ABC gets almost a $billion from taxpayers every year! There’s no choice, we are compelled to pay to a service that doesn’t reflect the views of the community
    We can’t boycott its products/supporters/advertisers, can’t decline to pay for it.
    Get rid of it

  27. TB Queensland permalink
    June 5, 2021 10:28 am

    … we are compelled to pay to a service that doesn’t reflect the views of the community

    I think you meant

    we are compelled to pay to a service that doesn’t reflect the LNP views of the community

    And actually the ABC does reflect the views of the community … and FYI the ABC does not only provide a news service … it provided some very informative and docos and produces some high quality TV series … and many local information services …

    Get yer head out of yer arse the sand and speak to people living in the regional centres of Australia and not just Victoria Young Liberals …

  28. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 5, 2021 11:39 am

    Your head remains up your arse empty
    There is no ability of people that dislike the ABC to avoid it.
    You’re blind to that because it reflects your orientation

  29. June 5, 2021 1:30 pm

    Did you know that the Rupert Murdoch receives $millions from taxpayers as a gift from Scott Morrison?
    There’s no choice, we are compelled to pay to a service that doesn’t reflect the views of the community
    We can’t boycott its products/supporters/advertisers, can’t decline to pay for it.
    Get rid of it

  30. TB Queensland permalink
    June 5, 2021 1:51 pm

    There is no ability of people that dislike the ABC to avoid it.

    On your remote control … look for Channel it allows you to change them … if all else fails hit the red button …

    I’m blind? LOL!

  31. TB Queensland permalink
    June 5, 2021 1:51 pm

    I think you meant … There is no ability FOR people that dislike the ABC to avoid it.

  32. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 5, 2021 2:01 pm

    1. It’s easy to find advertisers that support News Ltd and avoid them.
    2. Are you referring to the contract to provide an overseas news service?
    3. Why should I have to avoid a service that I help fund?

  33. TB Queensland permalink
    June 5, 2021 2:37 pm

    Why should I have to avoid a service that I help fund?

    Some friendly advice.

    You don’t have to avoid it … and some people may refer to Sun Tzu:

    Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer

    eg:

    I listen to 4BC …

    I have actually studied the Bible, I also have a copy of the Quran and Torah … not because I’m religious …

    I assure you my head is far from empty 👨‍👨‍👦‍👦👩‍👩‍👧👩‍👧‍👧👨‍👦‍👦👩🏻‍🤝‍🧑🏼👩🏽‍🤝‍👩🏻👨‍👧‍👦👨‍👨‍👧‍👧 in fact its quite crowded! 😉

  34. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 5, 2021 2:45 pm

    Yeah, right TB
    Although I think the ABC can continue as a subscription service.
    Like a big community radio!
    See how much the left would support it if it required their donations

  35. June 5, 2021 4:37 pm

    “See how much the left would support it if it required their donations”

    You mean, like The Guardian…?

    In which case, quite well it seems, considerably moreso than the loss making masthead The Australian that’s for sure… 😆

    NEXT……!!!

  36. TB Queensland permalink
    June 5, 2021 6:00 pm

    Eh! Eh! Eh! Eh! Eh! Eh! Eh! Eh! Eh! Eh! You are awful! Luv it!

  37. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 5, 2021 6:57 pm

    Then there is clearly no need for the almost $billion in public funding!
    Thank you, I was hoping we’d agree

  38. TB Queensland permalink
    June 5, 2021 9:37 pm

    LOL! We never “agree” ToM … maybe we should go back to TV licences … or just big business actually paying taxes and paying workers … FFS! Agree?

  39. ivi permalink
    June 6, 2021 3:53 am

    (Getting rid of a quasi-independent national institution, source of information in a notionally-informed notionally-liberal notional-democracy, and locus of institutional memory, does seem conservative; I guess that’s why chronically-underfunding-unto-literal-trashing of the national archives, also, is unabashedly conservative; then there’s all the conservativities of the ad hoc in-house exculpatory reports and invaluable outsourced consultancies that nobody can ever see; oh, and the perpetual not-be-hearing of/from other elected members of a(n un)duly-constituted parliament, when not very busy not answering questions, on notice or otherwwise: so much inoffensive good form in the many conservative behaviours on display, and noone at the ABC to extol it; unlike, umm, ninefax’s sychophants and newscrop’s daywalkers and seven-west’s alleged-warcriminal boosters; sad.)

  40. TB Queensland permalink
    June 6, 2021 8:55 am

    Then there is clearly no need for the almost $billion in public funding!
    Thank you, I was hoping we’d agree

    If so … this must also cease …

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/feb/02/australian-government-funding-for-private-schools-still-growing-faster-than-for-public

    After Scott Morrison became prime minister in 2018, the Coalition then added a further $4.6bn over a decade for Catholic and independent schools, including a $1.2bn fund to improve “choice and affordability”, labelled a slush fund by Labor.

  41. TB Queensland permalink
    June 6, 2021 9:01 am

    GO SA!

    “The proportion of South Australia’s electricity demand met by large scale and small scale variable renewable energy generation grew from 0 per cent to 60 per cent in just 14 years,” the report’s author Johanna Bowyer said.

    “Coal was phased out in 2016. Today the grid is dominated by wind and solar backed up by battery storage and interstate grid connectivity, with peaking gas being used as a temporary generation technology until South Australia moves to net 100 per cent renewables.”

    https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/national/2021/06/06/south-australia-climate-change/

  42. Tom R permalink
    June 6, 2021 10:04 am

    Then there is clearly no need for the almost $billion in public funding!

    In yomms black and white world, that might even make sense.

    until South Australia moves to net 100 per cent renewables.”

    Despite out government, not because of it.

  43. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 6, 2021 10:13 am

    This stunt is hilarious. It seems to have triggered a lot of lefties and shown AOC as the stupid hypocritical git she is:

  44. Tom R permalink
    June 6, 2021 10:52 am

    National Douchebag misses the point

  45. Neil of Sydney permalink
    June 6, 2021 12:40 pm

    Sooner or later i may have to take the vaccine. This picture sums up my thoughts

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bbc021cef23382b8ae95788ad2a37d0da1d5de8b58bb442d6b0b6a36aa5ef933.jpg?w=600&h=348

  46. TB Queensland permalink
    June 6, 2021 6:28 pm

    This stunt is hilarious.

    Don’t live in the US don’t want to don’t care ….

  47. TB Queensland permalink
    June 6, 2021 6:30 pm

    This picture sums up my thoughts

    As a rat or a mouse or a plague or all three?

  48. Neil of Sydney permalink
    June 6, 2021 7:21 pm

    TB

    I think they are trailing the vaccine on us humans. These things take years to develop not 12 months. And then they would be tested extensively on various animals in carefully controlled trials.

    I think we are the guinea pigs. Who knows in 5 years time all those who took the vaccine may have problems

  49. Tom R permalink
    June 7, 2021 7:09 am

    So, Mediscare wasn’t.

    We knew back then it wasn’t though, didn’t we 😉

  50. TB Queensland permalink
    June 7, 2021 10:21 am

    I note that our resident Amercanophile hasn’t mentioned this?

    https://www.news.com.au/finance/work/leaders/was-donald-trump-wearing-his-pants-on-backwards-during-comeback-speech/news-story/7536098f2b9ba464de79d5a18fbd3166

    Where does he keep his wallet?

  51. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 7, 2021 11:04 am

    For those still living in Idiotsville.

    You’ve had your fun, pissed yourself laughing and now it is all over your face!

  52. TB Queensland permalink
    June 7, 2021 11:21 am

    I just clicked you link, splatterbum, (wondering just who lived in Idiotsville?)

    But, but its news.com.au … it must be true! Rupert’s Rags do not print lies! Ask, Kneel!

  53. Tom R permalink
    June 7, 2021 11:28 am

    FAKE News splats. But, as TB pointed out, considering the source 😉

    FYI, this is from the grubmint that are attacking China for being “authoritarian”?

  54. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 7, 2021 1:01 pm

    “FAKE News splats. But, as TB pointed out, considering the source”

    No Tom R, News got it right.

    TB got it wrong because he was too busy pissing himself laughing to read to the end of the article which concluded thus:

    “Snopes looked through photographs taken at the event and published by the visual media company Getty Images that clearly show the former president on stage wearing pants with a zipper in the front,” Snopes wrote.

    “And a video posted by C-SPAN of the 90-minute speech also showed the former president wearing pants the right way. As such, we rate this claim as ‘False.”

  55. TB Queensland permalink
    June 7, 2021 1:16 pm

    TB got it wrong because he was too busy pissing himself laughing

    Tru dat!

    However, a closer look at the image shows that it is actually photo-shopped …

    But the question begs – why put the article up in the first place … to promote conspiracy?

    It is still very poor journalism … I can never believe news.com.au again! 😋

  56. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 7, 2021 1:49 pm

    We all do that sometimes TB. 🙂

  57. TB Queensland permalink
    June 7, 2021 3:21 pm

    No faith in Rupert’s Rags … so disappointed I’m going back to the ABC …😎

  58. June 7, 2021 4:04 pm

    YoM’s been in touch with the Shadow Treasurer…. 😆

    https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

  59. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 7, 2021 4:25 pm

    Biden cancels US pipeline (so his supporter Buffett can make fortune out of transporting oil by rail) but greenlights Russian pipeline. But Trump is a Russian puppet:

  60. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 7, 2021 4:31 pm

    There is no more chance of the public knowing about the circumstances of Stairman Dan’s fall than there is of finding out who actually made the decision that made itself and in what circumstances. Maybe there should be an inquiry to give us another Coate of BS varnish.

  61. Tom R permalink
    June 7, 2021 4:38 pm

    We all do that sometimes TB.

    WE! ?? 😉

    YoM’s been in touch with the Shadow Treasurer…

    lols, and drinking from the same coolaide

  62. Tom R permalink
    June 7, 2021 4:44 pm

    This is gonna have a life of its own I think, the Danspiracy options 🙂

  63. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 7, 2021 4:54 pm

    Any chance this mongrel will get cancelled?

    I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f—— favor.

    Don’t think so.

  64. TB Queensland permalink
    June 7, 2021 5:49 pm

    So, Mediscare wasn’t.

    Speaking of Medicare …

    Scott Morrison has launched the biggest attack on Medicare in decades. 
    Under the cover of the Victorian COVID-19 outbreak, Scott Morrison has snuck out almost 1,000 changes to the Medicare Benefits Schedule.1  

    These changes would radically alter the cost of hundreds of orthopaedic, cardiac and general surgery items.

    Scott Morrison’s plan to cut Medicare rebates mean patients have to choose between cancelling life-changing surgeries or be hit with huge bills they were never told about. 
    These changes are due to come into effect on 1 July …

  65. TB Queensland permalink
    June 7, 2021 5:55 pm

    Don’t think so.

    So get out of America! Yer not a tree …

  66. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 7, 2021 7:00 pm

    It seems reasonable to ask those questions. I think he said he was in his way to work. So they’re work related.
    If there’s nothing to the entire rumour, answer the questions and put it to bed

  67. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 7, 2021 7:58 pm

    I might suggest they also ask why Dan hasn’t claimed WorkCover.
    I think he was on his way to work, do there is a claim, and the cost of salary and medical treatment would therefore not fall to the taxpayer

  68. Tom R permalink
    June 7, 2021 8:40 pm

    It seems reasonable to ask those questions.

    but not these

  69. Tom R permalink
    June 7, 2021 9:07 pm

    If there’s nothing to the entire rumour, answer the questions and put it to bed

    yor fucken laughable yomm

    https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/five-questions-julia-gillard-should-answer-20140910-10eqra.html

    How many lib pollies are ‘off, sick’, and immediately after getting busted for being asshats. But their privacy is respected. They cannot even return that simple decency

  70. June 7, 2021 10:19 pm

    “How many lib pollies are ‘off, sick’, and immediately after getting busted for being asshats.”

    YoM only expects ‘explanations’ from Labor MPs.

    https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

  71. June 7, 2021 10:21 pm

    https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

  72. Tom R permalink
    June 8, 2021 7:26 am

    Questions about if morrison is part of qanon are irrelevnt. He is. But in Aus, we call it LNP

    Liberal MP Louise Staley says ‘if there is no cover up’, the premier should answer questions about the circumstances of his fall
    ………
    Guardian Australia has asked O’Brien’s office for comment.

    Staley has reportedly turned down a request from Sky News.

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/jun/07/victorian-opposition-accused-of-spreading-conspiracies-about-dan-andrews-injury

  73. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 8, 2021 7:44 am

    “So get out of America! Yer not a tree …”

    But you keep taking me back there, Tree B. June 7, 2021 10:21 am

  74. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 8, 2021 9:02 am

    So Dan’s due back at work NOW!
    Has he claimed WorkCover to save taxpayers all the money?

  75. Tom R permalink
    June 8, 2021 9:15 am

    Has he claimed WorkCover to save taxpayers all the money?

    Did you ask that of the multiple lnp toadies hidden away on sick leave?

    Difference is, theirs occurred just as they were busted being assholes

    I’m pretty sure we will see another SickHunt soon

    AMA federal president Dr Omar Khorshid can’t believe there will be a repeat of the chaos caused to doctors and patients in 2018, when the first tranche of the review changes were introduced.

    https://thenewdaily.com.au/opinion/2021/06/08/medicare-changes-hunt-government/

  76. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 8, 2021 9:52 am

    So your problem is that the libs got away with sick leave! Was the heart condition due to work?
    Apparently Dan’s fall was on his way to work and therefore it is a compensable injury.
    Why load the taxpayer up with all the $$$ when the purpose of this insurance is to cover exactly this type of accident?

  77. TB Queensland permalink
    June 8, 2021 10:04 am

    ToM, WorkCover?

    Do you actually know who pays for WorkCover?

    Meanwhile … on more LNP medical failures for ordinary Aussies lives …

    https://thenewdaily.com.au/opinion/2021/06/08/medicare-changes-hunt-government/

  78. TB Queensland permalink
    June 8, 2021 10:05 am

    But you keep taking me back there

    But you don’t stay there … spumbum

  79. Tom R permalink
    June 8, 2021 10:29 am

    So your problem is that the libs got away with sick leave!

    I’m not the one carrying on like a fuckwit about it, am I

    I’m just pointing out that others have had sick leave, often due to work, and it’s been left alone.

    Even that one who took stress leave which she blamed on Labor asking questions lol

    Your problem seems to be ….. Dan Envy?

    Do you actually know who pays for WorkCover?

    yomms shown time and again he’s not cluey about work related systems 😉

  80. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 8, 2021 11:11 am

    Businesses/employers pay WorkCover TB, did you know that?
    That’s so that the cost burden does not fall to the taxpayer. Unless it’s Dan
    And Tom R, do you think Dan has a different set of entitlements to everyone else?

  81. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 8, 2021 11:35 am

    Sadly, this is probably too late to be of much use to you, TB.

  82. Tom R permalink
    June 8, 2021 11:55 am

    do you think Dan has a different set of entitlements to everyone else?

    No, but you clearly do

    Here’s someone who has a different set of realities to everyone else

  83. Tom R permalink
    June 8, 2021 12:31 pm

    Ahh, so that’s how it’s done.

  84. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 8, 2021 1:06 pm

    The ALP prefers to brutalise children (and adults) by drowning them.

  85. Tom R permalink
    June 8, 2021 2:20 pm

    The LNP prefer the more personal touch

  86. Neil of Sydney permalink
    June 8, 2021 3:03 pm

    Not many people know what Rudd/Gillard got up to

    https://www.sbs.com.au/news/young-looking-refugees-sent-offshore

    Young-looking children were chosen to be transferred to the harsh Manus Island refugee detention centre to discourage other refugees from coming to Australia, an inquiry has heard…….

    Gregory Lake, the former director of offshore processing and transfers at the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, told the inquiry he was directed by a ministerial staff member to choose the youngest-looking children from among those eligible for the first transfer of detained people from Australia to Manus Island in 2012, when Labor was in government.

  87. TB Queensland permalink
    June 8, 2021 6:08 pm

    Sadly, this is probably too late to be of much use to you, TB.

    Played, won, sold … haven’t needed to bother for a decade …

  88. TB Queensland permalink
    June 8, 2021 6:15 pm

    The ALP prefers to brutalise children (and adults) by drowning them.

    Thought you were better than that … but then cue yer mate, Kneel …

    I know, I know … Dutton is an angel in disguise … and Karen is a cherub …

    Prefers? FFS! No-one supports brutalising children in ANY way!

  89. June 8, 2021 6:41 pm

    Does anyone remember YoM demanding the medical evidence in relation to Christian Porter and Linda Reynolds taking extended ‘medical leave’……??

    Yeah, me neither. 🙄

  90. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 8, 2021 8:04 pm

    Where have I asked for “medical evidence”?

    Yeah, I haven’t

  91. Tom R permalink
    June 8, 2021 8:36 pm

    Does anyone remember YoM demanding the medical evidence in relation to Christian Porter and Linda Reynolds taking extended ‘medical leave’……??

    I don’t recall him asking if they accessed workcover either (happy yomm)

  92. Tom R permalink
    June 8, 2021 9:54 pm

  93. Tony permalink
    June 9, 2021 8:24 am

    I present this with no comment or opinion as to the truth or otherwise of the article, but the rumours have been written about on this thread, so here it is:

  94. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 9, 2021 9:14 am

    “Thought you were better than that … “

    I figured you would always cover for the ALP.

    Fact is that the mongrel Rudd had no reason to change the policy because no one was in detention and no boats were coming. It was the worst kind of virtue signalling.

    The consequence was 1400 dead people and many more in detention. The ALP was warned at the time of the consequences of their decision but decided instead to celebrate their own virtue.

  95. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 9, 2021 9:21 am

    Sounds about right, Tony.

  96. Tom R permalink
    June 9, 2021 9:32 am

    That rumours old and tires tosy, and it wa talked about LAST thread

    https://theguttertrash.com/2021/05/18/virgin-ceo-let-them-all-die-ive-got-a-business-to-run-here/#comment-186411

    I mean, did they beat him up, then move him to another house? Or are the ambos covering for him too (this one goes deeper than Andrews faking a global pandemic so he lock Victorians inside without access to Kindles!)

    Perhaps it’s time to give it up, even yomms moved onto the big questions like ….. did he claim workcover?

    Well, did Christian Porter or Linda Reynolds?

  97. Tony permalink
    June 9, 2021 9:37 am

    That rumours old and tires tosy, and it wa talked about LAST thread

    Goodness, mea culpa. Such an important detail to get wrong.🙄

  98. Tom R permalink
    June 9, 2021 9:42 am

    Goodness, mea culpa. Such an important detail to get wrong

    Add it to the list 😉

    This made me laugh though

    Cairns News smelled a rat and asked the opinion of one of its friendly medicos who also noticed an odour saying the injuries were entirely consistent with having been severely kicked while in a prone position, leaving injuries often seen after wild brawls.

    It’s also consistent with …… falling down steps. [facepalm]

  99. Tom R permalink
    June 9, 2021 9:52 am

    Our grubmints busy grubminting

  100. TB Queensland permalink
    June 9, 2021 10:26 am

    How to miscalculate and escalate the risk of conflict 101 …

    Scott Morrison will use this week’s G7 meeting in England to ask allies to level more economic “consequences” on China for targeting Australian trade, warning of “growing” threats in our backyard that have gone unpunished.

    The Prime Minister will also go to Cornwall to share a strong endorsement of US President Joe Biden’s renewed push for an investigation into the origins of COVID-19, as questions grow over whether the virus escaped from a Chinese biological facility.

    “Accelerating trends are working against our interests,” Mr Morrison will say in a major speech in Perth on Wednesday.

    “Australia’s region is the epicentre of renewed strategic competition. The risks of miscalculation and conflict are growing.”

    https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/2021/06/08/scott-morrison-g7-china-2/

  101. TB Queensland permalink
    June 9, 2021 10:38 am

    I figured you would always cover for the ALP.

    You are a late arrival so won’t know that I can kick the shit out of the ALP with the best of ’em … and the ALP policy was bad and I said so … and the LNP was bad and I said so … enter Dodgy Dutton and it became downright cruel — guess what … and the family from Biloela is a classic case of not listening to the Australian people simply following blind ideology to the extreme … one person, or, a thousand is one too many, ESPECIALLY if they are children!

  102. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 9, 2021 10:50 am

    TB: “FFS! No-one supports brutalising children in ANY way!”

    Also TB:“enter Dodgy Dutton and it became downright cruel”

  103. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 9, 2021 12:36 pm

    Remember how this lockdown was a short, sharp “circuit breaker”? A week
    It will be 3 weeks of severe restrictions.
    This is a government that is hooked on spin

  104. Tom R permalink
    June 9, 2021 1:39 pm

    This is a government that is hooked on spin

    lol

  105. TB Queensland permalink
    June 9, 2021 3:46 pm

    This is a government that is hooked on spin

    And right now the Qld Health Minister is warning about a Melbourne couple who travelled through NSW and into Queensland … its the Victorians that flout the restrictions that keep causing your problems …

  106. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 9, 2021 4:17 pm

    The problem isn’t Victorians , it is that the state government is failing on every measure
    We have one leak from hotel quarantine for every 40 cases.
    NSW has one per 120.
    It is a debacle in Victoria

  107. Tom R permalink
    June 9, 2021 4:45 pm

    We have one leak from hotel quarantine for every 40 cases.
    NSW has one per 120.

    Yes, I have seen similar numbers mentioned. And many different ones. It depends a lot on how/when they measure it.

    None of them make up a 99.9% success rate

  108. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 9, 2021 4:55 pm

    They were the rates that Rafael Epstein put to James Merlino during a press conference, then again to a public official during his program.
    Neither disputed the numbers.
    It the virus leaks from Victorian hotel quarantine at about 3 times the rate of NSW
    Yet another indicator that the Victorian government has failed

  109. Neil of Sydney permalink
    June 9, 2021 5:00 pm

    Prefers? FFS! No-one supports brutalising children in ANY way!

    I have always believed that you find out what people believe by what they do not by what they say.

    Fact is ALP/Greens locked up 8,000 children from 2008-2013. After locking them up labor did not even provide schooling for them. Morrison had to do that in 2014 when the Coalition was elected.

    I remember the comments made about Howard who locked up some children then sponsored the Children in Detention report and then released them from detention. I remember the abuse he got.

    Then when the people who abused Howard got into power they locked many more kiddies than Howard did

  110. TB Queensland permalink
    June 9, 2021 6:14 pm

    We have one leak from hotel quarantine for every 40 cases.
    NSW has one per 120.
    It is a debacle in Victoria

    And others states have none … including whingers and runners! No-one skipped Greater Brisbanes lockdown … and Brisbane is greater than Melbourne …

    People like you and others “inspire” recalcitrants because of your twisted right wing politics … control of this pandemic is a health and safety exercise – pure and simple … you should know that with all your corporate knowledge and experience … but you focus on ……….
    Dan Andrews … (and blow hard against corporate manslaughter legislation – double standards everywhere)

  111. TB Queensland permalink
    June 9, 2021 6:17 pm

    I remember the comments … and I yours about all things LNP …

    So what are your thoughts on on the family from Biloela … ?

  112. Tom R permalink
    June 9, 2021 6:19 pm

    Yet another indicator that the Victorian government has failed

    As I said, depends on the measurement. Most of the discrepency comes from the one outbreak that went wild and caused their large 2nd lockdown.

    They also have complete numbers, whereas NSW don’t have an exact count of potential cases.

    If anything, it shows how unlucky Melbourne were to have that one big outbreak, or, more the case, how lucky other states have been that their multiple failures haven’t exploded.

    It also fails to take into account the Ruby Princess.

    Statistics, you know the old saying

  113. TB Queensland permalink
    June 9, 2021 6:19 pm

    Neither disputed the numbers.

    in three minutes tell me the population of Greater Brisbane …

  114. TB Queensland permalink
    June 9, 2021 6:26 pm

    DEATHS! Victoria … Aged Care 655 … 655 … Responsibility …………..

    https://www.health.gov.au/resources/covid-19-cases-in-aged-care-services-residential-care

  115. TB Queensland permalink
    June 9, 2021 6:32 pm

    Responsibility ………….. maybe a bit subtle … the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT …

    Morrison & Co. are inept, incompetent, amateurish, bugling, clumsy, inexpert, certainly unprofessional and quite frankly a half arsed bunch of nincompoops to quote Churchill!

  116. Neil of Sydney permalink
    June 9, 2021 6:37 pm

    So what are your thoughts on on the family from Biloela … ?

    Don’t know. We should help people in trouble. But they arrived in 2012 under Rudd/ALP. If they were in trouble why not stay in Indonesia??

    Fact is most of these people are economic refugees coming here for a better life.

  117. Tom R permalink
    June 10, 2021 5:02 am

  118. Tom R permalink
    June 10, 2021 6:32 am

    What China does is terrible, which should be an indication that what we do is terrible.

  119. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 10, 2021 8:37 am

    Pathological liar:

  120. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 10, 2021 8:41 am

    You know that the Queensland ALP is completely fucked up when Penny Wong makes more sense!

  121. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 10, 2021 8:51 am

    Tom R, the James Colley tweet was v funny.

    “What China does is terrible, which should be an indication that what we do is terrible.”

    This false equivalence is the trolling of a one-eyed shit eater.

  122. Tom R permalink
    June 10, 2021 9:57 am

    Love it, us being on the same page as those we wish to demonize is “This false equivalence”

  123. Tom R permalink
    June 10, 2021 9:59 am

    Victoria locks down

    THEM: “Lockdowns are a farce and unnecessary”

    2 Victorian escape lockdown and cruise around NSW

    THEM: “How DARE Victoria let these people escape!”

  124. TB Queensland permalink
    June 10, 2021 11:28 am

    This false equivalence is the trolling of a one-eyed shit eater. Says the …?

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    2 Victorian escape lockdown and cruise around NSW

    And Qld … BOTH now positive … with “her” showing “signs for five days” … fucking Dan Andrews!

    THEM: “How DARE Victoria let these people escape!”

    Melbourne should have a ring of tanks around it and be patrolled by a thousand armed drones …

  125. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 10, 2021 2:24 pm

    “Love it, us being on the same page as those we wish to demonize is “This false equivalence””

    Yes, yes. I see your logic now, Tom R.

    Dan Andrews is on the ‘same page’ as fellow sexual predator Jim Jones, both leading their people to death and misery. And just like Jones’ followers, Victorians seem to have a pathetic case of Stockholm syndrome.

  126. Tom R permalink
    June 10, 2021 3:33 pm

    Jim Jones preached sky fairy babble, Victoria is following science

    But yea, apart from those differences, everything else is different too

    (Whatever ya pouring, pour me one 😉 )

  127. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 10, 2021 4:00 pm

    “Victoria is following science”

    Is that the science of letting your incompetent cronies run hotel quarantine? Or the science of arresting pregnant women for social media comments? Or the science of achieving 90% of Australian WuFlu deaths?

    Or maybe it is the science of falling down stairs as practiced by sprung sexual predators everywhere.

  128. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 10, 2021 4:08 pm

    It seems that Jim Jones and Stairman Dan have much in common:

    In 1951, 20-year-old Jones began attending gatherings of the Communist Party USA in Indianapolis.[

  129. Tom R permalink
    June 10, 2021 4:52 pm

    Is that the science of letting your incompetent cronies run hotel quarantine?

    No, that happened because the federal government abandoned the role they were created for

  130. Neil of Sydney permalink
    June 10, 2021 5:11 pm

    Morrison & Co. are inept, incompetent, amateurish, bugling, clumsy, inexpert, certainly unprofessional and quite frankly a half arsed bunch of nincompoops to quote Churchill!

    I suspect the Public Service is running the country and the Coalition is just going along with PS policies.

    The main difference now between the Coalition and Labor is border control. Labor does not believe in borders

  131. TB Queensland permalink
    June 10, 2021 5:57 pm

    I suspect the Public Service …

    You really are a dolt … read this … Public Servants didn’t say it … LNP Federal MINISTERS did …

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/jun/10/new-zealand-or-us-not-possible-for-biloela-tamil-family-karen-andrews

    What happened to our country under this corrupt government …

    <blockquote … because in the case of three out of four of the family members, they have been found not to be refugees. blockquote> !!

  132. TB Queensland permalink
    June 10, 2021 6:19 pm

    1) Is that the science of letting your incompetent cronies run hotel quarantine? 2) Or the science of arresting pregnant women for social media comments? 3) Or the science of achieving 90% of Australian WuFlu deaths?

    4) Or maybe it is the science of falling down stairs as practiced by sprung sexual predators everywhere.

    1) Proof of incompetent “cronies”?

    2)

    Zoe Buhler said she did not realise she was doing anything wrong by starting a Facebook event asking people to meet in Ballarat, west of Melbourne, to protest against lockdown restrictions.

    “Sorry about my bimbo moment,” she said this morning.

    “I didn’t realise I wasn’t allowed to.”

    Are you being sexist? Or just bullshitting again? Shit no!

    3) Do keep up

    TB Queensland permalink
    June 9, 2021 6:26 pm

    DEATHS! Victoria … Aged Care 655 … 655 … Responsibility …………..

    https://www.health.gov.au/resources/covid-19-cases-in-aged-care-services-residential-care

    4) Beware of defamation challenges … the LNP Federal Government is setting a precedent … Dan may follow … I’m a signatory to the Official Secrets Act but … I;ll have to tell ’em if they come knocking!

  133. TB Queensland permalink
    June 10, 2021 6:25 pm

    China is in trouble!

    Now, what will the boy from Marketing do – get stuck in or offer help … ?

    I know what I would do …

    https://www.news.com.au/world/coronavirus/global/china-hit-by-devastating-covid-outbreak-in-the-city-of-guangzhou/news-story/42a8ac41bd27d3a24620e1888671e08e

  134. Neil of Sydney permalink
    June 10, 2021 6:46 pm

    TB

    Not sure what your point is. Other than border control i see little difference between the ALP and Coalition.

    If Labor gets back in they will drop our borders like last time.There are millions of people who want to come here for a better life. Not one or two.

  135. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 11, 2021 7:49 am

    “I suspect the Public Service is running the country and the Coalition is just going along with PS policies.”

    So the government is stupid, lazy, incompetent or corrupt. More likely all of the above.

    In terms of actually governing this lot have been a monumental failure. Might as well let Each-way Albo have a shot.

  136. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 11, 2021 7:55 am

    “No, that happened because the federal government abandoned the role they were created for”

    Of course it was. Stairman Dan had no responsibility. It was the decision that made itself that was to blame. Just ask Cunt Coate who betrayed the people by not getting to the bottom of the matter.

  137. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 11, 2021 8:39 am

  138. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 11, 2021 8:56 am

    I think there’s a lot of overlap between the anti vaxers and the anti Israel brigade. Have the greens been quiet on vaccination?

  139. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 11, 2021 9:07 am

    “there’s a lot of overlap between the anti vaxers and the anti Israel brigade”

    It’s because the CEO of Pfizer, Albert Bourla, is a Jew.

  140. Tom R permalink
    June 11, 2021 9:40 am

    It was the decision that made itself that was to blame.

    It was the decision made because the Federal Government didn’t have a plan. Without our States, our cuntry would have been overrun. And the ones who kept our cuntry free of the virus, are the ones being bagged by the Feds, their media, and dumb fucks on twitter who thinks that you should be able to walk around in the open with a virulent, airborne virus floating around.

    Where do they find these geniuses

  141. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 11, 2021 10:44 am

    If it was the Federal government.

    Yet only Stairman Dan and his corruptocrats fucked it up.

  142. Neil of Sydney permalink
    June 11, 2021 11:35 am

    So the government is stupid, lazy, incompetent or corrupt. More likely all of the above.

    Perhaps. But it would take a brave Minister to go against PS advice during the current pandemic. I must admit i would not like to be in govt right now

  143. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 11, 2021 11:38 am

    “I must admit i would not like to be in govt right now”

    Let’s hope you never get anywhere near the levers of power, you stupid autistic cunt!

  144. TB Queensland permalink
    June 11, 2021 11:43 am

    Yet only Stairman Dan and his corruptocrats fucked it up.

    Link? Or did you read/hear it on Rupert’s Right Wing Rag’s ‘n’ Ratbags Reports

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

    Interesting

    Just 15% of Australians say they are active members of a religious organisation.

    The report, by Rationalist Society fellow Neil Francis, found seven in 10 Australians (71%) say that religion is not personally important, including around half of Catholics (49%) and non-Christian denominations (48%), nearly two-thirds (64%) of Anglicans, and 39% of minor Christian denominations.

    It found that most Australians (between 74% and 82%) oppose religious schools having the legal right to expel students or sack staff on the basis of sexual orientation or relationship status.

    And I find it odd that in a country that separates state and religion – they say The Lords Prayer in courts and parliaments?

  145. Tom R permalink
    June 11, 2021 11:44 am

    Yet only Stairman Dan and his corruptocrats fucked it up.

    Even though the number of times the virus has leaked from Hotel Quarantine, all secured by private security guards, was just mentioned above. wow

  146. TB Queensland permalink
    June 11, 2021 11:54 am

    Me

    And I find it odd that in a country that separates state and religion – they say The Lords Prayer in courts and parliaments?

  147. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 11, 2021 12:39 pm

    I agree, Tom R. What killed 900 Victorians was not just the corrupt selection process that put incompetent people in charge of quarantine but a more systemic incompetence leading to an inability to deal with problems once the virus was allowed into the community.

    The thing that differentiates Victoria from the rest of the country is the sheer arrogance and incompetence of Stairman Dan.

    Trouble is you’ve got your head so far up Dan’s arse you can’t even tell when the drunken mongrel is groping someone’s daughter.

  148. Neil of Sydney permalink
    June 11, 2021 1:30 pm

    “””Let’s hope you never get anywhere near the levers of power, you stupid autistic cunt!”””

    Why so nasty?? Being in govt right now would be difficult.It is a lose lose situation. If you make a mistake and 200 people die of the virus the blood would be on your head. If you do everything right you get no thanks.

    Hence safer to go with Public Service advice and say i was just doing PS policy

  149. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 11, 2021 3:03 pm

    “Why so nasty?? “

    Why not?? Are you not a stupid cunt?

  150. Tom R permalink
    June 11, 2021 5:16 pm

    The thing that differentiates Victoria from the rest of the country is .

    Go on, show something. Something tangible. Something evidence based.

    Are you not a stupid cunt?

    See, THAT’S evidence based 😉

  151. Neil of Sydney permalink
    June 11, 2021 6:36 pm

    “””Why not?? Are you not a stupid cunt?””””

    I don’t think so but you certainly are a nasty person.

    But i suspect the Public Service is running the joint and the Coalition is just going along with Public Service advice. Except for border control.

  152. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 11, 2021 7:17 pm

    Go on, show something. Something tangible. Something evidence based.

    Did you miss the evidence of the virus being about 3 times more likely to escape from hotel quarantine in Victoria, compared to NSW?

  153. TB Queensland permalink
    June 11, 2021 7:47 pm

    Did you miss the evidence of the virus being about 3 times more likely to escape from hotel quarantine in Victoria, compared to NSW?

    And did you miss – more GROUP protests and ESCAPEES from Victoria spreading disease with the greatest of ease …

  154. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 11, 2021 8:42 pm

    Geoffrey Edelstein has died at only 78. I feel so sad for all his former wives, but Gabi was my favourite. She seemed nice

  155. TB Queensland permalink
    June 12, 2021 1:08 am

    I think you meant … Geoffrey Edelsten 🙄

  156. Tony permalink
    June 12, 2021 9:12 am

    What’s the big deal? I mean who hasn’t been caught masturbating during a zoom meeting?

  157. TB Queensland permalink
    June 12, 2021 1:38 pm

    What’s the big deal?

    Perpetuating the issue?

  158. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 12, 2021 2:49 pm

    “you certainly are a nasty person.”

    Neil, you are conversing on a blog called “The Guttertrash” with an interlocutor named Splatterbottom In such circumstances some colourful language is to be expected. Particularly when you run outrageously stupid arguments.

    Defending the Coalition’s hideously bad job of governing the country by suggesting that the public service is in control is well stupid. It doesn’t help the Government to put it about that they are too lazy or too stupid to do their fucking job.

  159. June 12, 2021 3:30 pm

    I think the “once you get a VC everyone hates you” argument is a bit light on for precedent.

  160. Tony permalink
    June 12, 2021 3:48 pm

    Yeah, nah, not doing that! 🙄

  161. Neil of Sydney permalink
    June 12, 2021 5:24 pm

    Defending the Coalition’s hideously bad job of governing the country by suggesting that the public service is in control is well stupid.

    I don’t want to play politics with the pandemic. I have no idea what problems they are facing. I wont even say anything against Daniel Andrews even though i would like to.

  162. Neil of Sydney permalink
    June 13, 2021 3:25 pm

    TB

    If one million people did the same thing would your opinion change??

    BTW they came here illegally by boat under Rudd and their kids were born in Australia. If they were fleeing persecution they could have staid in Indonesia. They came here for a lifestyle choice

  163. Tom R permalink
    June 14, 2021 1:28 pm

    With the much publicised rise of right wing terrorists groups in Straya, and the less publicised rise of police state powers mutton was granted, the TEWWAWIST UNIT strikes it first blow ….. against democracy?

  164. TB Queensland permalink
    June 14, 2021 4:13 pm

    QAnon … Morrison … Four Corners … can’t wait …

    https://www.news.com.au/national/politics/scott-morrison-hits-out-at-four-corners-ahead-of-qanon-report/news-story/9787efa1317b776be677b803eac2a1c1

    The G7 BS should finalise the Morrison Playhouse and bring the curtain down on the comedy (of horrors*) show!

    If this lot is returned … NZ is looking good! Even PNG!

  165. TB Queensland permalink
    June 14, 2021 4:16 pm

    BTW … TR … I hope he doesn’t mean Friendly Geordies … ? ‘Cause its a misnomer …

  166. Neil of Sydney permalink
    June 14, 2021 6:42 pm

    TomR

    That is a he said/she said thing and not worth posting. It would take days of research to find out who said what.

    But the guy was most probably provoking the Minister and he has a thin skin and got sick of it. Best to post things that try and improve things and not be a smart alec

  167. Tom R permalink
    June 14, 2021 8:10 pm

    It would take days of research to find out who said what.

    It was video taped ffs nil

  168. Neil of Sydney permalink
    June 14, 2021 9:21 pm

    TomR

    I don’t know the full story but from what i have heard the guy has been provoking the NSW govt Minister for a long time. He was almost daring the guy to sue him. Well now he is getting sued.

    The Minister must have a very thin skin though to want to sue someone nobody has heard of.

  169. Tom R permalink
    June 15, 2021 9:37 am

    Why last nights 4Corners story is more than just a conspiracy. If the worst case scenario is correct, then the damage morrison has done to survivors is massive, and malignantly evil

    Watch the msm ignore this like the plague.

  170. Tony permalink
    June 15, 2021 11:17 am

    Not only is Bruce Pascoe not an indigenous man, according to Tasmanian elder Michael Mansell, turns out his book Dark Emu is full of made up bullshit with ‘evidence’ manipulated to suit his hypothesis that aborigines were not “mere” hunter gatherers.

    https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/www.tasmaniantimes.com/2020/01/bruce-pascoe-is-not-aboriginal/amp/

    https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.smh.com.au/national/debunking-dark-emu-did-the-publishing-phenomenon-get-it-wrong-20210507-p57pyl.html

  171. Tom R permalink
    June 15, 2021 11:44 am

    ‘evidence’ manipulated

    I mean, these people just don’t like how he didn’t use the entire paragraph when quoting. Perhaps they don’t know how quoting works?

    Cherry picking is paraphrasing without reference, quoting is using the required section, and referencing your source

    The references were there

  172. Tony permalink
    June 15, 2021 1:33 pm

    Just watched last night’s Four Corners program.

    There’s no there there.

  173. Back In Some Form`Teabag permalink
    June 15, 2021 2:03 pm

    Porter Frightens my ABC with ‘Defamation To The Node’ (-:`

  174. Tom R permalink
    June 15, 2021 2:19 pm

    There’s no there there.

    Is the qnon code?

  175. TB Queensland permalink
    June 15, 2021 2:22 pm

    I just finished watching last night’s Four Corners program The Awakening.

    Naive, fool, dodgy, arrogant, or incompetent … certainly unsuitable for office.

  176. TB Queensland permalink
    June 15, 2021 2:23 pm

    🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 @ TR

  177. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 15, 2021 3:43 pm

    “Naive, fool, dodgy, arrogant, or incompetent … certainly unsuitable for office.”

    In other words there’s no there there!

    That description applies to most pollies, especially Each-way Albo.

    WWG1WGA!

  178. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 15, 2021 3:46 pm

    Now if you want to see a pair of lunatics with a deranged conspiracy theory try this:

    Clinton and Pelosi suggest Trump may have been on phone with Putin during Capitol siege

  179. Tom R permalink
    June 15, 2021 3:59 pm

    Not sure how that is deranged splats. His collusion with putin is pretty well known.

    So, how do you feel about this then? Does it sit comfortably with you?

  180. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 15, 2021 4:01 pm

    “His collusion with putin is pretty well known.”

    You have proof of this?

  181. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 15, 2021 4:07 pm

    I didn’t watch 4 Corners. Sounds like what the ABC does best – attack the Libs. Not that they don’t deserve it but a little balance would be nice.

    And Hatefucker Benji is as disreputable as the ABC.

  182. TB Queensland permalink
    June 15, 2021 4:22 pm

    I didn’t watch 4 Corners. Right wing attack mode engaged … make it so!

    Chuckle!

    I suggest you watch it before you comment further … or is this just another ritual attack on the ABC?

  183. TB Queensland permalink
    June 15, 2021 4:25 pm

    You can tell who watches Sky … and supports Ruperts’ Rag ‘a’ Muffins …

  184. Tom R permalink
    June 15, 2021 5:08 pm

    You have proof of this?

    All you need to do is look there there 😉

  185. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 15, 2021 5:55 pm

    Right wing attack mode engaged … make it so!

    So this is right wing attack mode: Saying the Libs deserved to be attacked by the ABC. Can’t you read, TB?

  186. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 15, 2021 6:00 pm

    So you have no proof, Tom R.

    In fact, it was Obama who let the Russians take Crimea and Donbas. Obama wouldn’t arm the Ukrainians. Trump did. Trump stopped the Russian pipeline to Europe. Biden approved it and then closed the US pipeline (so his donors could cash in transporting the oil by rail).

  187. TB Queensland permalink
    June 15, 2021 6:10 pm

    So this is right wing attack mode: Saying the Libs deserved to be attacked by the ABC. Can’t you read, TB?

    Obviously you don’t read what YOU write … I didn’t say the Libs (liberal my arse) “deserved” to be attacked … you said … Sounds like what the ABC does best – attack the Libs.

    I said … suggest.you.watch.it.before.you.comment.further. – have you watched it? Or just blindly defended the Liberal Party?

    ……………………………………………………………………..

    Biden approved it and then closed the US pipeline (so his donors could cash in transporting the oil by rail).

    Read this before you comment ….

    https://www.google.com.au/search?q=why+did+biden+shut+down+the+pipeline&sxsrf=ALeKk03YZmETKSlE2ct-QLEhaaPWkB8jsw%3A1623744443926&source=hp&ei=u1_IYI_PNfHgz7sPyZmH6AY&iflsig=AINFCbYAAAAAYMhty5I1KRTsWf2HWUQlFBUMo36Gx4Tb&oq=why+did+Biden+close+the+pipeline&gs_lcp=Cgdnd3Mtd2l6EAEYATICCAAyBggAEBYQHjIGCAAQFhAeOgUIABCxAzoICAAQsQMQgwE6CwguELEDEIMBEJMCOgIILjoFCC4QsQM6BAgAEANQ-xBYr2Jg2HFoAHAAeAOAAaIFiAHqPpIBCjEuMjQuMy41LTWYAQCgAQGqAQdnd3Mtd2l6sAEA&sclient=gws-wiz

  188. TB Queensland permalink
    June 15, 2021 6:11 pm

    Can’t you read, TB?

    Yep, but insults and bullshit won’t make it read any different …

    Are you really Q ….. Anon?

  189. TB Queensland permalink
    June 15, 2021 6:13 pm

    Australia is not part of the G7 but was invited as a guest along with India, South Korea and South Africa.

    Yeah! Yeah!

    https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/photo-of-scott-morrison-at-english-pub-sparks-backlash/news-story/807dd369b076f7aa1bc5ae3e98ca2388

    And he doesn’t have links to anyone!

  190. June 15, 2021 8:13 pm

    Ben Roberts-Smith tells the defamation hearing he hired a private investigator to follow his ex girlfriend to a Brisbane abortion clinic when the pair agreed to terminate a pregnancy after they had broken up.

    He sounds like a lovely guy.

  191. Tom R permalink
    June 15, 2021 9:38 pm

    Can’t you read, TB?

    interesting coming from there and there

    He sounds like a lovely guy.
    So, was he a lovely guy, or was he trained to kill? It’s getting confusing.

  192. Tom R permalink
    June 15, 2021 9:41 pm

    I can only take away from the silence then that many here are quite happy for the leader of our cuntry to be influenced by qananon. I do like the new nickname though, Sqomo

  193. Tony permalink
    June 15, 2021 9:53 pm

    I can only take away from the silence then that many here are quite happy for the leader of our cuntry to be influenced by qananon.

    Or maybe, like me, they think it’s all a beat-up.

  194. Tom R permalink
    June 15, 2021 10:26 pm

    Or maybe, like me, they think it’s all a beat-up.

    Dare I say … “Questions to answer”

    And maybe this time he shouldn’t lie

  195. Tom R permalink
    June 15, 2021 10:42 pm

    Another good question

  196. TB Queensland permalink
    June 15, 2021 11:24 pm

    Someone stuffed-up

    Or did they?

    Can you explain how ASIO allowed these ppl to access PM & unfettered access to Kirribilli House?

    Nah … just a beat up … boom boom boom boom …

    It’s getting confusing. … or bloody boring …

  197. Tony permalink
    June 16, 2021 2:07 am

    Morrison has questions to answer

    Here’s an alternative narrative: Morrison’s enemies clutch at straws.

    And since when was it one homogeneous group that “stormed the US Capitol”? A feeble attempt by Rudd at guilt by association – by association.

  198. Tom R permalink
    June 16, 2021 6:53 am

    Here’s an alternative narrative: Morrison’s enemies clutch at straws.

    Here’s a reality

    The FBI made qanon a terrorist organization
    Our pm invited a member of a terrorist organization into Kirribilly house

    And since when was it one homogeneous group that “stormed the US Capitol”?

    Pretty sure Rudd didn’t claim that

    by association.

    Yes, an associate that managed to get a terrorist phrase into a parliamentary apology, (to rape victims ffs) and who had free access to our seat of power. Imagine , if you will, it was another terrorist organization, like …. Al-Qaeda?

  199. Tony permalink
    June 16, 2021 7:32 am

    Pretty sure Rudd didn’t claim that

    Pretty sure he did. Rudd fancies himself as a bit of a wordsmith so could have written that more clearly and truthfully (had he wanted to). The following is closer to the facts of the matter:

    Morrison has questions to answer on his personal relationship with a leading an activist of the same one of the extremist religious/conspiracy groups that stormed the US Capitol

  200. Tom R permalink
    June 16, 2021 7:52 am

    fyi wordy smithy

    ” one homogeneous group ” 😉

    But, STOP THE MEMES!

  201. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 16, 2021 8:55 am

    So Tom R is a fan of Rudd.
    That’s after him being a strident critic of him, and questioning his mental health/emotional suitability for the Prime Ministership, which was after Tom R being an ardent supporter/zealot of Rudd.
    * Note- I voted for Rudd/ALP in 2013

  202. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 16, 2021 9:08 am

    Chimpy TB: “… you said …” Funnily enough you didn’t give the full quote. In particular you didn’t quote the bit where I said that the Libs deserved to be attacked. Dumb or dishonest – you choose.

    You accused me of: “Or just blindly defended the Liberal Party?”

    I actually said:

    I didn’t watch 4 Corners. Sounds like what the ABC does best – attack the Libs. Not that they don’t deserve it but a little balance would be nice.

    Conclusion – either you can’t read or you are as dumb as your fellow chimp, Chimpy Neil.

  203. Tom R permalink
    June 16, 2021 10:00 am

    So Tom R is a fan of Rudd.

    LINK

    Everything is so black and white with you, isn’t it.

    Of course, if your biggest take away from the valid questions over the influence asserted over our sitting pm by a terrorist organization is the choice of who is asking those questions, that says a lot about you

    I note nobody here has been able to posit an explanation, just shooting messengers

    Like this one

  204. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 16, 2021 10:12 am

    It is a bit rich that discredited mongrel Milligan accuses others of believing in conspiracy theories.

  205. TB Queensland permalink
    June 16, 2021 10:18 am

    Not that they don’t deserve it but a little balance would be nice.

    Watched the 4 Corners episode yet?

    The report was balanced* … the PM was influenced by a QAnon “leader” …

    Just not in your eyes … having not watched it. 🙄

  206. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 16, 2021 10:21 am

    So now you finally quoted the relevant bit, Chimpy. Not really blindly defending the Liberal Party is it?

  207. Tom R permalink
    June 16, 2021 11:31 am

    discredited mongrel Milligan

    LINK!

    Just not in your eyes … having not watched it.

    Same all the josh etal came out and said it was rubbish, without having seen it

  208. Tony permalink
    June 16, 2021 12:17 pm

    Here’s a reality
    The FBI made qanon a terrorist organization
    Our pm invited a member of a terrorist organization into Kirribilly house

    Yeah, might have to take issue with you on this one too. The purpose of the FBI memo this fake news comes from was “to inform discussions within law enforcement as they relate to potentially harmful conspiracy theories and domestic extremism”. Nowhere have they “made qanon a terrorist organization”, making your next sentence a false claim also.

  209. Tom R permalink
    June 16, 2021 12:27 pm

    oops, my bad tosy, ‘potential’ terrorist threat 😉 (One would think that a failed insurrection might tip the scales, hey) But, he has been raised with ASIO as a person of concern. So why do they allow him access?

    Either way, the ball is fairly and squarely in SQOMO’s court

    The most significant thing about the allegations at the heart of Monday’s Four Corners report on Scott Morrison’s friendship with QAnon supporter Tim Stewart is that the prime minister has repeatedly failed to answer reasonable questions.

    https://insidestory.org.au/what-four-corners-did-and-didnt-do/

  210. Tony permalink
    June 16, 2021 12:47 pm

    failed insurrection

    Another fake news anti-Trump talking point. 🙄

  211. Tony permalink
    June 16, 2021 12:52 pm

    Can’t see anyone charged with (attempted) insurrection, or killing anyone (the police shot and killed a protester).

    https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/capitol-breach-cases

  212. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 16, 2021 12:59 pm

    Link: Mongrel Milligan.

  213. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 16, 2021 1:11 pm

    Forget Qanon. The real conspiracy was the use of the fictional Clinton Dossier by the FBI to defraud the FISA court to get warrants to spy on Trump, even after he was elected.

    The swamp won and is now firmly in charge.

  214. Tom R permalink
    June 16, 2021 2:27 pm

    discredited cos, someone didn’t like the book lol

    Witness is a hard read. There are 16 Chapters but no sub-headings, no photos or illustrations and no index. Also, at times, a reader has to wade through the prose.

    FORMAT IT FOR ME!! lol

    Another fake news anti-Trump talking point.

    https://edition.cnn.com/2021/01/09/us/capitol-hill-insurrection-extremist-flags-soh/index.html

  215. Tony permalink
    June 16, 2021 2:30 pm

    But, he has been raised with ASIO as a person of concern

    By whom, his “estranged” sister (and unsuccessful Greens party candidate)? Or some other equally disinterested party?

  216. Tom R permalink
    June 16, 2021 3:10 pm

    his “estranged” sister

    Yes. go on, blame the rape victim

  217. Tony permalink
    June 16, 2021 3:20 pm

    Yes. go on, blame the rape victim

    Oh, do fuck off.

    You made the claim he was “raised with ASIO”. Who did that if not his Greens candidate – and according to Four Corners, estranged – sister?

  218. Tom R permalink
    June 16, 2021 3:21 pm

    Not sure where I was wrong there tosy

  219. Tony permalink
    June 16, 2021 3:27 pm

    Just answer the question. Who “raised” him “with ASIO”?

    Or, in language you might understand: LINK!

  220. Tom R permalink
    June 16, 2021 3:39 pm

    Just answer the question.

    What part of ‘Yes’ did you have difficulty comprehending?

    “his “estranged” sister

    Yes. go on, blame the rape victim”

  221. Tony permalink
    June 16, 2021 3:48 pm

    What part of ‘Yes’ did you have difficulty comprehending?

    The part where you deliberately conflated it with something from her past completely unrelated to the question at hand and not mentioned by me or anyone else on this thread at all.

    That moronic part.

  222. Tom R permalink
    June 16, 2021 4:50 pm

    something from her past completely unrelated to the question at hand

    Completely?

  223. TB Queensland permalink
    June 16, 2021 5:04 pm

    Also, at times, a reader has to wade through the prose.

    Sound a bit like some comments @ Guttertash 😁😂🤣😃😄

  224. Tony permalink
    June 16, 2021 5:06 pm

    Completely?

    Yes, completely. The question at hand (the one you were evading) was: Who “raised” him “with ASIO”?

  225. Tom R permalink
    June 16, 2021 5:16 pm

    Sound a bit like some comments @ Guttertash

    Prose? Why, TB, you’ll make me blush 😉

    Who “raised” him “with ASIO”?

    To be fair, I replied with the affirmative when asked, so, yes, his sister, who was particularly harmed by the statement the pm made that day.

  226. TB Queensland permalink
    June 16, 2021 6:20 pm

    Eat your coal … SQomo!

    https://www.elettershop.de/mailing/vpm/c/336f5cO10ca96O763015Ofda06a/contentonly/1

    What a target for other businesses

    As an aside … I have relatives in the Netherlands … the rail system there runs entirely on renewables!

    And check out: https://alpha-311.com/

  227. TB Queensland permalink
    June 16, 2021 6:24 pm

    Prose? Why, TB, you’ll make me blush

    Chuckle … my unpublished book of poems I called “Pros Ache” 🙄 Hey! I was in my late 20’s!

  228. ivi permalink
    June 16, 2021 9:39 pm

    (Ab-use of power? What abuse of power?)

  229. Tony permalink
    June 17, 2021 2:10 am

    Who better to ask such questions than an expert on the subject:

    When asked about the assassinations of political rivals in his country, Putin responded by implying that the United States had assassinated Ashli Babbitt during the Capitol riot.

    “Number two is, I want to ask you: Did you order the assassination of the woman who walked into the Congress and who was shot and killed by a policeman?” Putin asked. “Do you know that 450 individuals were arrested after entering Congress? And they didn’t go there to steal a laptop. They came with political demands. Four hundred and fifty people have been detained. They’re facing jail time, from 15 to 20 years. And they came to Congress with political demands. Isn’t that prosecution for political opinions?”

  230. Tom R permalink
    June 17, 2021 7:23 am

    putin is a modern day Perry Mason

    just like Straya is a modern day China

  231. Tony permalink
    June 17, 2021 8:18 am

    Where were Paul Bongiorno and Michael West during the brutal arrests of Melbourne lockdown protesters? Seems free speech to these ‘journalists’ need only be reported on when it affects one of their fellow leftists and there is a ‘conservative’ government to criticise.

  232. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 17, 2021 9:30 am

    “discredited cos, someone didn’t like the book lol”

    Touché Tom R. You’ve refuted each of the criticisms of Mongrel Milligan. At least the one you were able to. The rest still stand, untouched by your withering analysis.

  233. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 17, 2021 9:45 am

    Scion of the Biden crime and incest family, Crackhead Hunter, is fond of using the N-word and doesn’t fancy dating Asians. Funnily enough the fake news media isn’t on fire about this and under the two-tiered cancel culture system Crackhead gets a pass where others would have had their lives ruined.

  234. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 17, 2021 9:52 am

    It’s nice to see Tom R agreeing with a former priest who shared a room with Australia’s most notorious pedophile, but denied suspecting anything.
    Meanwhile… remember Tony Abbott… apparently he was a former trainee priest! That was an indicator of his true character

  235. Tom R permalink
    June 17, 2021 10:21 am

    The rest still stand, untouched by your withering analysis.

    The rest are as vapid.

    agreeing with a former priest who shared a room with Australia’s most notorious pedophile

    Luckily for me, I have no idea what you are ranting about. All I can gather is, instead of arguing the points, you appear fixated on attacking the messenger. Seems to be the thing these days

  236. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 17, 2021 10:37 am

    The problem is that freedom of speech has never been guaranteed by the constitution. The High Court has managed to find an implied right to some forms of political speech. The problem goes back to the drafting of the constitution where it was decided not to include a bill of rights:

    The roots of our current problem lie many decades ago in the drafting of the Australian Constitution. The Constitution was drafted at two conventions held in the 1890s. The framers did not seek to establish the Constitution as a catalyst for the protection of civil liberties. Instead, they infused the instrument with responsible government in a way that would enable some fundamental rights to be undermined by a sovereign parliament even where they might have been recognised by the common law.

  237. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 17, 2021 10:39 am

    “The rest are as vapid.”

    More withering analysis. Now I’m convinced!

  238. Tony permalink
    June 17, 2021 11:00 am

    Give me a moment, I’m still trying to work out how Christian Porter appointing “black letter” judges changed the constitution. Don’t you need a referendum for that?

  239. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 17, 2021 11:30 am

    Ive seen you routinely dismiss an opinion as a result of the organisation a journalist works for, regardless of their personal orientation and reputation

  240. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 17, 2021 12:14 pm

    Good news for Australia’s Barrier Reef you’ll likely not hear about in the media

    In 2016, there was a major bleaching event in the northern section of the Reef.

    There were doom headlines around the world and Prof Hughes, who led the monitoring of the coral, famously tweeted “I showed the results of the aerial surveys of bleaching on the GBR to my students. And then we wept”

    It is time to stop crying.

    The worst affected area for that event, around Lizard Island where coral cover halved, has now totally recovered. It only took 5 years.

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