A senior Facebook executive has privately admitted Mark Zuckerberg “doesn’t care” about publishers and warned that if they did not work with the social media giant, 'I’ll be holding your hands with your dying business like in a ­hospice'
China threatens Australia with "consumer-led" trade boycotts through Australian journalists transported to China by Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs
UK Govt says the term “pregnant woman” should not be used in a UN treaty because it “excludes” transgender people
Portal set up at the University of Sydney where students can make complaints about one another committing sexual assault and/or harassment under anonymity. What could go wrong 😑
China has refused to issue visas to some Australian govt officials & business leaders who had planned to attend the Boao Forum next week.
China convinces UN Human Rights Council to support Xi Jinping’s core rights concept: that it should pursue “a community of shared future for human beings”.-sponsors of motion incl. Syria, Cambodia, Venezuela, Pakistan, Egypt, Myanmar, Burundi & Eritrea.
BREAKING: In furious statement Chinese embassy in Oz accuses Australian politicians and officials of undermining “mutual trust” #auspol
This world population animation shows Asia's growth stopping in a few decades
Germaine Greer on being uninvited the Brisbane Writer's Festival: “to be uninvited to what is possibly the dreariest literary festival in the world, with zero hospitality and no fun at all, is a great relief.” 😂
Breaking news from the world of science... Man has landed on the moon... Water is wet... The sky is blue... The planets revolve around the Sun... ....oh, and there’s nothing wrong with cheese & red meat...
Red meat, cheese back on menu
The Oz has it right: “We should not be rattled by China’s volley of invective. Defending the integrity of our democracy from foreign interference goes to our bedrock values. And respectful, constructive relations with China serve our national interests.”
Harrowing accounts of torture, rape & murder of South African farmers. Must read piece from Paul Toohey
Four arguments against suicide (for the suicidal):
#BREAKING: Popular support for the Coalition has crashed to the lowest levels in a decade #Newspoll
Let's get this straight: encouraging inclusiveness & tolerance is a worthy & noble goal. The policing speech for ideological reasons is not.
Exclusive: ABC to close website accused of complying w the Chinese government's censorship regime as they review overseas broadcasting
Norwegian salmon (2010), Philippines bananas (2012), Korean department stores (2017), Australian wine (2018) - the PRC uses trade to punish those who disagree with its policies and behaviour. Comply or suffer, is the crude message.
Congratulations ! We'll miss having you in Washington, but will be excited to be able to come visit you in your new job!
China Daily ­has accused Turnbull of “pandering” to “anti-China bias” in justifying the new interference laws
Back pain treatment is useless, experts tell The Lancet
‘The big sugar companies act much like the tobacco industry did 40 years ago.’ #cdh
I strongly urge anyone concerned about the future of freedom in the world--not just in Australia--to read Silent Invasion: China's Influence in Australia. Europe, Canada, Japan and US must learn from this experience.
. has done some excellent reporting on the damage IS has done to Australian families | via
Australia sets up its Counter Foreign Interference enforcement team
Barclay again. 'Pasta is fine. Watch out for the cheese!' 🤦‍♂️ No mention of the COI. Funding by Barilla pasta et al!
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau infuriates world leaders, embarrasses host nation, after failing to show up to a crucial meeting to salvage the TPP #APEC2017
If you’re an ultra-right attention seeker then it’s “cheeky” to say a city should be nuked, according to the ⁦⁩ . If anyone else says it, you’re a terrorist and the paper will camp on your doorstep for months.
Astonishing. Mark Burgess, chief of the Australian Police Federation representing more than 60k police officers, has called on the Turnbull government to urgently legislate to outlaw investigators from accessing the #MyHealthRecord system without a warrant
UPDATE: The incident in Melbourne that sent several people to hospital is believed to be the work of a mentally ill drug addict.
#Map shows the Great Wall of #China. I had no idea that the wall was built over such a long period of time. Source:
The best general #career advice I can come up with is to get educated. #Education pays off. The higher your degree the more money you earn. Over the course of a career this easily adds up to seven digits! Source:
Malcolm Turnbull will step aside and back Scott Morrison for the leadership, Sky News is reporting #auspol #libspill
New: Beijing has issued a fresh call for Canberra to sign up to the Belt and Road Initiative and suggested Australia team up with China to push back against Donald Trump’s “unfair” attacks over trade
This is quite significant in the overall debate about Chinese Communist Party influence in Australia: Confucius programs face axe
The AMA has requested the Government urgently seek advice from the Department of Health and the Private Health Insurance Ombudsman as to the legality of ’s actions
Australian University caves to activist pressure and cancels endocrinologist's speech. Dr is critical of "transing" children because of the dire medical implications. On campus a "victory rally" is being held. (Also Animal Farm published this day 1945).
The “We” and “We Australians” in this article are white. We Indigenous Australians have many more questions about your being here & been asking them since 1770, at least. BTW there have been non white settlers here since the First Fleet
“All night I have to fight with my nightmares”: Sydney mother says her five brothers are in “re-education” camps in Northwest China
"The company yesterday said it was moving “beyond diversity” to build balanced teams where all workers felt a sense of belonging."
Australian farmers would “hate” to see the new Trans-Pacific Partnership renegotiated to allow the US to enter, and say America’s absence benefits local agriculture
Labor to push for more gov & defence programs in the Pacific, saying Aus is in danger of taking our role for granted as China expands their presence
In essence, the world is slipping back into an ice age after a balmy 10,000 years
Me in the Oz today: "Echo chambers on campus give rise to extreme views, which is bad for scholarship and bad for those students who would like to leave university with a well-rounded education."
"Sam Dastyari has denied reports he passed on classified security information" - but this wasn't the claim at all.
The Australian, on how the Krauss-Dawkins tour of A&NZ is still on, despite the serious allegations faced by Krauss. need to break their silence -- and they knew Krauss's rep and the risks of media coverage when they booked him...
Prof John Fitzgerald - "In light of ANU’s principled withdrawal from the Ramsay negotiations, all universities that host Confucius Institutes need to reconsider, and if necessary renegotiate, the terms of their agreements."
Is Coca Cola in the business of preventing obesity, or delivering a profit to shareholders? I discuss here. #rethinksugarydrinks #tippingthescales
US acting ambo in Canberra warns of PLA ties at Australian universities, explored by and me in October:
#DietitiansAssnAustralia defends sugar, via its Spokesman #DrAlanBarclay's Australian Paradox fraud (recently expanded into #AJCN) Co-author #ProfJBrandMiller & DAA helped sugar-industry's #BillShrapnel attack in 2012: #4corners #auspol
Beijing’s veiled threat to Shorten: “It would be a shame if Chinese government representatives had to tell the Chinese community in Australia that Labor did not support the relationship between Australia and China.”
Australian government to reinstate economic sanctions against Neil Prakash, weeks ahead of Turkish court ruling on whether he will tried locally or in Victoria | for
Excited to join in providing AUD $50 million to help scale up a powerful innovation - a "probiotic" for mosquitoes - that could protect current + future generations from Zika, dengue and other mosquito-borne viruses.
claims multiculturalism in Australia will fail unless 50 per cent of the population believes in western culture
Sydney Uni urged to return Chau Chak Wing’s $15m donation after bribery claims
Media & police are now saying the men were “mentally ill drug addicts”... Who just happen to be Muslim too but they leave that little detail out. Aussies don’t believe a word of this sh*t and won’t stand for it anymore.
Never forget - it was the NSW Liberal Government that sold Liddell power station to AGL in 2014 - for $0.
Bloody hell. The pumps holding back the water in the Thai cave failed just minutes after the last diver came out. Water began rising immediately. The rescue op could never have waited.
A call to arms from Kerry O'Brien: fight for the ABC. In the Australian of all places
MH17 evidence points to ‘rogue state’ Russia, Tony Abbott says
Chinese media is mocking Australia’s political turmoil, labelling leadership aspirant as a “semi-Trump” #auspol #libspill #PeterDutton
Renewables-led mining boom: “... as society chooses more ­renewables, it’s ­actually going to need more, not less, resources ... more steel [ie coal], more copper, more lithium & cobalt, ... & more nickel.” Andrew McKenzie, CEO BHP Billiton #auspol
Sheik Tawhidi is calling on the National Imams Council to appoint a female mufti to give Muslim women a voice
time warp! clearly stopped reading a decade ago. • wind is now $52/MWh • solar now under $75 • new coal well above $100 (all costs unsubsidised, except cost for coal assumes it can pollute for free.)
BREAKING: Kazuo Ishiguro wins 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature.
3,800MW of coal capacity out of action in NSW and the runs with this. 🤦‍♂️
Beijing pulls out of #humanrights talks Australia's 3½ year struggle to restore talks unsuccessful
Having taken away freedom this week, it is hard to believe that either side of politics will be serious about bringing it back. The same-sex marriage lobby are opposed to free speech on marriage, in case anyone missed that.
Canada looks to Aus on China
The right-wing advocacy for coal isn't about policy, it's an obsession. New coal doesn't stack up, it's bad economics and bad for the environment.
Chart shows median income growth by single year of age and gender in #Australia between 2011 and 2016. Female wages grew faster narrowing the income gap. Only exception are the high income years in the 50s were male wages grew faster. Source:
why are you so _desperate_ to keep #liddell open & ? liddell: • has exceeded 90% capacity for only 0.15% of this entire decade • achieved just 49% capacity factor in FY2017 it's a clapped out dog! #auspol
Exclusive: Labor pledges not to junk Bishop’s foreign policy white paper #auspol
Australia announces biggest spy review in 40 years
The Australian ambassador to China, Jan Adams, was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for a dressing down over foreign interference laws.
Excl: NSW Labor MP quietly severs formal ties with billionaire donor at the centre of the Dastyari controversy #auspol
"Pursuing truth with a reckless disregard for how much it may upset people with erroneous views." Talking The Square and the Tower with
“If the letter played a part, and was linked to agents of the Chinese government — entirely plausible — this marks a shocking, blatant attempt at gross interference in Australia’s internal affairs, and at the very least an investigation ... is warranted.”
Brits to sail warship - similar to the one they are trying to sell Australia - through the South China Sea
She’s the blogger of choice for intellectuals pushing back against the progressives. But isn’t about to sell out to a political conservative
New state department-funded study provides new estimates of Beijing’s diplomacy & financial aid to the Asia Pacific, also finds Australia was the target of the most high level visits
PM Turnbull gave a speech today at UNSW (which hosts the Torch project) talking up collaboration between Chinese & Aust researchers after defence dept laid out plans to tighten restrictions on such activities (). The speech is here:
Kevin Rudd has accused the Turnbull government of failing to ­develop a policy to deal with China, while conceding the extent of espionage and influence in Australia needs to be investigated
Climate change is simultaneously a UN conspiracy, not happening, happening too fast to do anything, and also good.
The Australian - Australian terrorist Neil Prakash has freedom revoked hours after order to release him
"Vietnam is very keen to see the reformation of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue". Quoted in next to on #Australia-Vietnam strategic partnership:
Donald Trump declares he would ‘love’ Australia’s Navy to conduct joint freedom of navigation exercises alongside the US Navy through disputed regions of the South China Sea, a move which would anger Beijing
I repeat: there is no future for conservative politics if voters under 40 have no assets to conserve - renter jurisdictions are socialist ones. The Coalition, its weakness on housing supply & its subservience to donors...sow, reap etc
John Fitzgerald - “In light of ANU’s principled withdrawal from the Ramsay negotiations, all universities that host Confucius Institutes need to reconsider, and if necessary renegotiate, the terms of their agreements” h/t
Congrats Michelle Simmons Australian of the Year - a brilliant brilliant scientific leader & great choice
Run a country and juggle the responsibilities that come with a new baby? Good luck with that, Jacinda Ardern, writes Angela Shanahan. Even NZ needs a full-time prime minister.
ICYMI - Interesting detail on Aus' failed attempts to restart the annual human rights dialogue w/ China.
Religion is often silly. That’s why people - including Boris Johnson - make jokes about it. Me in on how to send up religion & why it’s important to do so. RTYI
As foreshadowed, intel committee has come to bipartisan general deal on amendments to the espionage bill (not the transparency scheme bill) and sources say the report is due out on Thursday
As foreshadowed, intel committee has come to bipartisan general deal on amendments to the espionage bill (not the transparency scheme bill) and sources say the report is due out on Thursday
#BREAKING A protester has managed to invade the stage during alt-right commentator Lauren Southern's Melbourne address as hundreds clash with police outside
Daniel Ortega, whose tyrannical regime so many do-gooders rallied around during the Cold War, has murdered 280 protesters now he has had a second go at power, blaming them for their own deaths since they're agents of Satan, the Catholic Church, and America
Lawyers for NSW AG seek to extend prison sentence under NSW Terrorism High Risk Offenders Bill for man who “is suspected of converting to IS ideology while in prison for drug and theft offences.”
Turnbull Govt continues with head in sand approach to diet-related disease woes. Industry self-regulation clearly not working. gives cereals that are 25% sugar 4⭐️ In the UK, #sugartax driving reformulation.
Don’t think the Presidents antics have impact? Australia - a country that has fought alongside the US in every major conflict in the last century - is genuinely debating alternative security frameworks. #strongertogether
“I’ll be holding your hands with your dying business like in a ­hospice”
Arthur Kroeber : We are not headed for a "Chinese century"
Lives lost from lack of psych beds
Exclusive: key intel role for former Abbott staffer and China ‘hawk’
Russian KGB station chief in Canberra at the height of the Cold War confirms there was a mole in ASIO.
Confucius programs face axe
They add sugar to everything these days!! Nothing sacred any more.
Beijing influence affects integrity
My two cents worth in The Oz Island leaders tailor projects
Australian officials ignorant on China’s economic policy: report
It’s a good thing we’ve had a lot of public debate before deciding to develop a gene drive cat.... oh wait...’”Andrew Clifford pledges $1m towards feral cat eradication”
Lives lost from lack of psych beds
Chinese media slams Australia for undue concern over foreign influence in universities: | They'll game your system
Much respect to for continued discussion about sex differences, without ideology
The Australian's story on the alleged sexual misconduct by Lawrence Krauss, including an interview with me on warning colleagues. Unclear if Krauss' upcoming Australian events are or aren't going ahead.
My review of Tim Causer's masterly work on first-hand account of Mary Bryan & Co's convict escape: Colony’s greatest escape
Federal Labor will investigate scrapping traditional school report cards that grade students from A to E if elected
Brilliantly, hilariously, three academics have made monkeys of the social justice flunkeys, writes #education #hoax
Almost two-thirds of university-educated Millennials are in favour of socialism
Australia must not be duped into softening its stance on #Iran | and write in :
Article from me in today's Inquirer which takes a look at the data on sexual & violent offending & its lack of fit with the feminist narrative of a "rape culture". I also argue that assigning collective guilt for crimes is regressive & unjust
Andrew Forrest slams Australian 'paranoia' about China.
Massive in increase in people accessing their superannuation early to pay for weight loss surgery but govt says there is no need to act on sugar tax
For the first time Australian universities have adopted a blanket policy saying that sexual and romantic relationships between an academic supervisor and their research student are not appropriate
Creator and director of Future Generation, Geoff Wilson, was today awarded an Order of Australia for his services to the business and finance sector and the community as a supporter of charitable foundations. Congratulations Geoff!
It seems is yet to address the allegations regarding Lawrence Krauss. As a scientist and communicator I believe it is inappropriate to host events centred on someone facing significant allegations of poor behaviour in a professional context
Fascinating, from retired Oz army chief: “We should be confident that democracy is the best system and that as countries such as China develop, rather than socialism with Chinese characteristics they will settle on democracy with Chinese characteristics.”
New Caledonia ‘could fall into Chinese hands’ if it votes for independence: New Caledonia MP Philippe Gomes
Nice short interview with the eminent in
Australia creates Southeast Asia Counter-Terrorism Financing Working Group to share info re #CFT
Today is a good day 2 remind every1 that Trump Tower was built by Genovese & Gambino crime families & housed a wave of Russian mafia capos, who swept thru NYC in '80s-'90s, assassinated Castellano, & rolled La Cosa Nostra up - taking Trump Org along w/it.
Donald Trump’s plan to build and operate Sydney’s first casino was killed off in 1987 by the NSW government on the back of a high-level police report that warned against the now-US President’s bid because of his “mafia ­connections".
Here ⁦⁩ does not deny that CSIRO scientists will now need to apply to the miners & bankers in the ⁦⁩ to access public money for the Great Barrier Reef #reefgate The story from ⁦
Boats ‘danger phase’ warning Dutton now makes it clear: choose cruelty rather than compassion. He is debasing our country: YOUR country. Question: are we cruel or compassionate? We should REJECT Dutton's answer.
Walter Mikac, who lost his wife and two daughters in the Port Arthur massacre, says Tasmanian Liberal push to relax guns laws is “total betrayal”. Fears it will undermine National Firearms Agreement struck by John Howard after the 1996 tragedy.
LNP donors win Great Barrier Reef contracts ⁦⁩ in follows the money trail on the Great Barrier Reef 👇
Just leaving this here. Wesfarmers is cutting its ties to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation. #reefgate
“What? The US was giving $200M to Palestine?” Yes. US and Australia have been pouring hundreds of millions into Palestine to help them, but the Palestinian Authorities think both USA and Australia should be spat on (literally: )
Michaelia Cash’s former adviser, David De Garis, now working for Australian Hotels Association. In August, Turnbull and Cash struck deal with AHA to take on 10k interns. AHA members to get up to $10m in taxpayer funds & interns to get $4 an hour plus dole.
Instead of introducing meaningful penalties to stop rampant wage theft, the Coalition is looking at offering a free-for-all where employers can steal wages with no fear of consequences and fire any person at any time for no reason. #ChangeTheRules #auspol
Will Hodgman’s secret promise to the gun lobby to water down John Howard’s gun laws is utterly disgraceful, morally repugnant and shows weak compromised leadership - and in Tasmania of all places, where they should know better #tasvotes #auspol
“Bill Hayden, at age 85, has ­renounced his atheism and been baptised into the Catholic Church. The former Labor leader and governor-general said it was witnessing so many selfless acts of compassion by Christians ... that prompted his decision.”
PM is a marketing man, but he may soon be exposed as a leader lacking conviction, driven by spin not substance, writes #Insiders #InsidersReading #auspol
An institution which systematically covered up the rape and molestation of children says it needs to discriminate against teachers in loving, same sex relationships to strengthen “the moral fiber of the country.” God strike me.
Andrew Laming's private version of the cashless welfare card doesn't appear to have a credit limit
The #Newspoll showing majority of Australians supporting #IndigenousVoice is a very positive development. I sincerely hope this give PM boost he needs to re-join Labor at discussion table on Voice to make it a reality.
What’s more credible ? A Four Corners story researched, reported and fact checked over a couple of months ? Or a babbling rant in The Australian from that crank Maurie Newman and his equally crackpot cronies?
Labor could axe $247 million school chaplaincy program, with Senator Doug Cameron calling for a “secular Australia”
Average cost of Australian political staffers rises 32% over two years to $220k, 7 times wage growth. A 21-year old “innovation adviser” earns $130,000 a year. Welcome to #auspol
The PM 🎩had the gall to lecture me about our Indigenous MP’s, yet he excluded Senator Dodson from consultations in Broome on ‘refresh’ of Close the Gap in his own Country! #2018 #PUSH4UluruStatement
Vodafone cuts 100 jobs from its Hobart call centre despite receiving a $4m federal grant, an $850,000 state grant and a payroll tax holiday to expand the same workforce.
Your man's being endorsed by the KKK but there's no problem here. Just smears.
Just in case you can’t read it, this is Judith Sloan... Yep, you read that right - Judith Sloan - advocating a massive tax-payer funded, government intervention in the market
Victoria passes Australia’s first Treaty legislation
Tomorrow #Australia will reach 25 million residents. Australia is a migrant nation with a successful #history of integrating a multitude of nationalities. Now growing at a fast rate. Infrastructure and water issues will need careful handling. Source:
Flinders St attack NOT terror related but ice addict with history of mental illness reports
"ASIO has identified about 10 ­political candidates at state and local government elections whom it believes have close ties to Chinese intelligence services"
My 9yr old boy loves cricket and reveres Steve Smith and the Australian team. How am I going to tell him they are despicable cheats ?
New Zealand has bypassed Australia to directly petition Nauru to relocate refugees from Australian detention centres amid calls for children of asylum-seekers to be taken off the island.
Africans migrants with a tomahawk allegedly chase former police assistant commissioner. Just another day in #Auspol
#BREAKING Thai authorities confirm cave 'rescue operation' is now underway
Mathias Cormann has just confirmed this report from The Oz that Vikki Campion was still being paid her salary two months after losing her job. After Dec 20 reshuffle, the grace period for terminated staff was extended from two weeks to eight weeks.
"i was worried my Polish cleaner would be racist about it" 😀 this article gets so good so fast
Location: Australia Citizens are: Australian Event type: Multicultural Person Denied Entry (after being invited): Prominent Jewish Leader Reason: Because he’s Jewish Who blocked his entry?: Muslim MP Islamic Supremacy, anti-semitism and discrimination.
Yep, we'll stand up to Adani until the crazy idea for world's largest coal mine is in the dustbin. #StopAdani
Impressive little chart shows how rapidly the population across the globe is aging (1950-2100).
Morrison's pot, kettle, black moment. Or was he in a glass house throwing stones? My look back at his 2007 pre-selection "win" & the hypocrisy of him now defending the local result at Liberal pre-selections: #auspol
#BREAKING: In the first head-to-head poll to test Scott Morrison’s public appeal, Bill Shorten has emerged as the more popular leader #Newspoll
RT : Labor could axe $247 million school chaplaincy program, with Senator Doug Cameron calling for a “secular Australia” #auspol
Just so I have this right: Qantas is unhappy with a rugby player's anti-gay comments, but partners with Emirates, an airline wholly owned by a country where homosexuality is illegal. OK, got it. Qantas’ threat at Folau gay slur
I think we can pretty much say goodbye to independent news values at the ABC
"I can report that the ABC has the most infuriatingly diligent anti-bias and complaint-handling processes of any organisation... no organisation is more genuine in trying to do the right thing, from top to bottom."
The headline kind of says it all. Barnaby Joyce lives rent-free in Armidale pad owned by influential businessman and political player. My yarn today.
Medicare faces $330m for child abuse counselling. Damage from institutional abuse is still being counted.
So let me get this straight. The plan is to make people pay tax twice & then give their double taxed money back to them as welfare. Sounds like a socialist’s utopia.
you're shitting me! the manages to turn today's tesla battery launch into a negative story.
New: Adelaide student, who estimates about 18 of her family members are detained in China, says her Australian grandpa was detained earlier this year in Guangzhou for a night while trying to visit his locked up children
Tracey Spicer has gathered 485 complaints about 65 media figures, has teamed with Fairfax to publish Floodgates about to bust open, guys
lightning strikes tripped power lines on saturday, and calls for more investment in power stations? 🤷🏻‍♂️ surefire way to increase power costs.
"A new guide for Australian judges debunks a widespread view that mothers “frequently fabricate” ­allegations of violence during custody disputes and warns they are more likely to fail to report abuse for fear of having their ­motives questioned".
Nobel prize for Peace goes to Aus initiated group but PM has no time to congratulate?
ANU has never accepted gifts with such restrictions as demanded by Ramsay, and under our watch as Chancellor and Vice Chancellor we never will: Professors Evans and Schmidt.
Free speech warriors don't want a debate about Australia Day: #auspol
Love to know how many media men are shivering and calling their lawyers right now. Power to your arm Sexual misconduct file imminent
So much for the geniuses who thought the voters would welcome rolling Malcolm Turnbull. Yikes! Primary L/NP 33% ALP 41% 2PP L/NP 44% ALP 56% Better PM Morrison 33% Shorten 39% #Newspoll #auspol
Don't be afraid to laugh at & mock the stupidity of the left. Milo proves his point beautifully, standing up to & making fun of the bullies works. Tell me again, where is the Project, Waleed, Karl, Clementine & the rest? Too afraid to face him.
What I saw and how it changed me
A corporate executive has resigned after being outed as a serial public defecator by vigilant neighbours who photographed him in the act #ausbiz #poojogger $AOG
#BREAKING: Malcolm Turnbull has dumped plans to legislate the Paris emissions reduction target in a dramatic capitulation to rebel MPs #auspol
The people of #tasmania now entitled to ask what other secret policies are being promised to other interest groups #tasvotes
The cyber war with China is very real for Australia. Latest report🇦🇺 @20committee
BREAKING | Melbourne incident NOT believed to be terror - ice-addicted man with mental health issues believed to be the driver. He has NO links to extremism. Second man arrested not linked to the driver.
Critically unwell children on Nauru are at risk of dying. That won’t let them come to Australia for treatment is horrific in its own right - that he won’t even let New Zealand take them is monstrous #KidsOffNauru
END MASS MIGRATION leader is pushing for a plebiscite to be held in tandem with the next federal election so Australians can have their say on whether migration levels should be scaled back.
Greens leader will today call for a radical replacement of the welfare system with universal basic income, where all Australian citizens would receive a regular, non-means-tested wage from the government, with no obligation to work #auspol
UK government objects to the term 'pregnant woman' being used in a UN treaty as it 'excludes transgender people'
Distance between the richest and poorest suburbs in Australia's capital cities. Sydney 27km Melbourne 21km Perth 18km Brisbane 18km Hobart 17km Canberra 16km Darwin 15km Adelaide 12km Full article in newspaper today (page 16) or online:
1000 big names and institutions back Fiona Stanley's statement urging PM to reverse decision on indigenous voice
Peter van Onselen explains why it’s not wrong to say national socialism is a branch of socialism
The stitch up. Former detective Denis Ryan recognised for investigating clergy child sex abuse.
PARIS DISAGREEMENT Aussies are awake to the damaging United Nations Paris Climate Agreement & back call to exit this terrible agreement immediately Australians want lower electricity prices not lower standards of living! LINK:
Does anyone care about the violence and sexual abuse against Aboriginal children? Where was Territory Families despite multiple notifications?? #auspol
President Trump “appears to be a significant factor in Australians’ declining trust in the United States”, according to new poll
huge news: 1. tesla megabattery exceeds expectations 2. reports honestly.
Exclusive: ABC boss Michelle Guthrie has been sacked by the organisation's chairman Justin Milne
#ISIS jihadi holed up in #Raqqa is a Porsche-driving British Barrister. #IslamicState
Thermal coal prices jump by 33% in 2017 Don’t be fooled by fake coal narrative - demand is strong.
MUSLIM PREACHER SEX TEACHING 'REPUGNANT' A Muslim preacher's "repugnant views” have come under heavy criticisms after he told members of an Islamic group in Sydney’s west it was a “major sin” for wives to refuse a husband’s demands for sex.
Lib polling ‘leaked’ to The Australian says Phelps set for big win. Strategic attempt to rally the base? #auspol
Tony Abbott urges a cut in immigration intake
Political fundraising is a cancer on our democracy....my column in today's #auspol
Far from lacking leadership as his detractors claim, the PM is showing leadership by opposing discrimination and standing up to reactionary conservatives who won't accept the people's verdict: #auspol #62percent
Barnaby Joyce, son of millionaires and schooled at one of Sydney's most exclusive boarding colleges, is working on a book for MUP about the forgotten people.
The perversely chilled response to terrorism is not an act of defiance. Rather, it speaks to a reluctance in the West to engage in robust debate about terror, religion, immigration and values, writes 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
Chris Corrigan readily sacked 1400 union workers but doesn't dare disband this country's stale and backwards boardrooms. #auspol
How do you silence debate on statins? Say it's a cult, it's pseudoscience, it's killing 1000's of people.
Good piece today by Ruth Ostrow today about toxic people and the ones to avoid
The Federal Government's decision to sign off on the My Health Record system without a proper information cam­paign reflects it has lost interest in the privacy of Australians, writes #Insiders panellist #InsidersReading #auspol
In - reveals that CSIRO officials are concerned about the ‘layers and layers’ of bureaucracy the Turnbull govt’s decision to give $444m to the will create
Tens of thousands of Muslims braved freezing conditions to show solidarity with their fellow Australians who are affected by drought
fyi , when says we'll meet our paris commitments "in a canter" he is directly contradicting the department of the environment, which says we'll miss it by more than 860 million tonnes of CO₂.
James Paterson’s same-sex marriage bill is a kick in the teeth for gay Australians, writes
Beautifully written, tragic human story of Labor’s years of border insecurity by Paige Taylor
Sad news, the last surviving Fuzzy Wuzzy Angel has died.
Exclusive: Beijing summons Australian Ambassador amid diplomatic row
Turnbull says child sex abuse survivors who did jail time will be denied compensation under the redress scheme. He acknowledges their crimes may stem from their trauma
It is 250 years today since James Cook set sail on his epic southern journey. pays tribute to the mighty voyage
Great article Greg Sheridan. The anti-Israel bias, using tax payers money, is a disgrace.
Data compiled "found that students who had studied the easier NSW “mathematics general” course at school instead of more difficult maths courses were twice as likely to fail first year biology & first year chemistry”
Magabala Books’ new release about our Indigenous men & women who served in the forces
My comment on NDIS funding: this is the worst budget in six years for the scheme as silence echoes. It will be funded, but they won't say how and enthusiasm is waning.
Greens MP has told the PM he and are “not welcome in Melbourne”, accusing him of trying to “use race to win votes.” #auspol
How can the public feel safe if authorities and politicians won’t confront the very real enemy of Islamist extremism terrorism, writes
snowy hydro boss tell senators there's no future for new coal in australia. the #Monash5 look more ridiculous by the day. good piece by in the .
EXCLUSIVE: Walter Mikac, who lost his wife and daughters in the Port Arthur massacre, says he's ‘flabbergasted’ by Tasmania’s push to relax guns laws
‘A lot more to come on Dastyari’
How would Beijing react if Australia dared suggest it would stir internal dissent in China? Yet a Chinese Government minister and an Ambassador hinted Chinese Australians might be encouraged to turn on Labor if it stood against an extradition treaty.
I think the new CMO at L'Oreal is a rock star. He is one of the few senior marketers brave enough and smart enough to call out marketers on their obsession with tactics, digital and communication.
The £20bln UK deal is like the new blue passports BS again: 1. We have done the deal despite still being in the EU.Nothing to do with Brexit. 2. It's BAE Australia - all the jobs and materials will be in Australia not a penny will come to the UK.
The Australian Human Rights Commission is pitiful organisation, writes Judith Sloan
So calls for greater transparency and accountability for environmental groups protecting 🇦🇺 but sees no need for same rules for IPA, QRC, NSWMC, APPEA nor MCA?! Get real, you are a paid lobbyist for the foreign tax-avoiding energy industry.
This is big. Rio links coal exit to climate
Harvey Weinstein’s dirty secret was safe with the media for far too long, writes
Loopholes in our work laws have allowed bosses to call workers “casuals” even when they’ve have been in ongoing employment for years. This needs to change. We will fight for the right of casuals to convert to permanent positions. #ChangeTheRules #auspol
takes a brave and honest MP to tell his #coal electorate that there’s no long-term future for coal power in australia. hat tip to . telling coal regions anything else is delusional and cruel. #energyAU
As we mark #SorryDay2018 an honour to join and so many members of Moore River families - a reminder that the old, sad policies of separation didn’t dampen the spirits of our people.
Metropolitan Sydney has just clocked its hottest day in recorded history with a preliminary high of 47.1 in Penrith
#BREAKING Ex-One Nation adviser found guilty of raping a woman in Brisbane #auspol
Someone just pointed out this story to me. ⁦⁩ has also previously asked female players to prove they are not pregnant
‘Do the deal with New Zealand’, tells as PNG police storm Manus #auspol
If you have time, compare the Guardian's coverage of Abbott's speech () to The Australian's ()
. it's 407 ppm CO2 and rising, but you actually actively blocked #nuclear from your event. Are you serious???
Time to shine a bright light on these problems that have been going on for years. Protect children from abuse and get the perpetrators out of the communities. #auspol
Why should taxpayers subsidise a family's religious choice of school in a secular society is question not asked by this article. S116 of Constitution separates state from religion.
ASIO has identified about 10 ­political candidates at state and local government elections whom it believes have close ties to Chinese intelligence services
Waleed Aly's ICOV that ran the legal action against Christians for laughing at Islam #Auspol
Since we're talking about #AfricanGangs let's all remember this story of the taxi driver and the burning bus
Germany accuses Chinese spies of targeting politicians, government employees. IT workers targeted to get access to networks
People of #Bennelong, congrats. You prove once more that the Left always underestimates the mainstream.
This is absolutely sickening. The Turnbull government could stop this instantly, if they so willed it cc.
RT : Breaking: The Australian now reporting Melbourne attack NOT being treated as terrorism, driver believed to be mentally-ill drug addict
The Senate has voted to censure Senator David Leyonhjelm for, in part, humiliating and intimidating a fellow female senator #auspol
Last ditch bid to win Wentworth. Thanks Baaaaaarnaby
The medical care that Australian patients receive should not be decided by their health fund. The AMA will not stand by and let , or any insurer, take this big leap towards US-style managed care
NSW gov sold a coal power station for $1m only 2 yrs ago this month. now wants to spend $1bn to subsidise a new one. 🤦‍♂️ #auspol
Utterly appalling would use a racial slur about - there should be no place for this sort of language and abuse on any media platform and it is good to see the ABC has distanced themselves from Bongiorno #auspol
This is big news. Australian Akshay Venkatesh is one of four winners of the Fields medal, only awarded every four years. It’s the Nobel Prize of maths
ABC journos squeal like stuck pigs over a pause in the growth of their $1bn+ budget. This is a taxpayer-funded ­organisation that pays Media Watch‘s Paul Barry about $200,000 a year to host a 13-minute TV show with 8 other FT staff, says
Once, just once, I want to read something which is first and foremost about men’s experience of juggling parenthood and work. Endlessly construing this as an issue predominantly for and faced by mothers is actually part of the problem
#Cyclists in #Australia tend to be wealthier than the average Aussie. Number of #cycling commuters grew by 4% over last five years. Growth exclusively driven by female #bicycle commuters. Peak cycling age is around 30. Source:
Cigarette consumption rises in Australia for first time in 14 years.
It is now clear that the government made a conscious decision to pursue the privatisation of reef restoration and reef science #auspol #reefgate
It would take 18 years to complete all the courses ANU has to offer in Western civilisation disciplines
"What kind of religious family straps explosives to their nine- year-old daughter and turns her into the first girl child suicide bomber in their nation’s history?"
The government is making minuscule savings from the proposed cuts to people’s incomes in the Welfare 'Reform' Bill, and yet will be hurting hundreds of thousands of people already struggling with poverty. This Bill must be opposed. #welfarebill #auspol
China doesn't like India's Sabang deal with Indonesia...
#BREAKING Two Thai boys 'successfully rescued' from cave, according to a local media report
“Whenever I see a board with no women, or just one, I think the chairman is either a dill or lazy, or both,” says
Senior Labor frontbencher Tony Burke personally lobbied the government in support of a business visa for an Islamic extremist and hate preacher who advocated the ­execution of homo­sexuals and subjugation of women
PM to be penalised over dodgy dinghy behaviour.
NRL star Johnathan Thurston calls for Australia Day date change
Funny that in Canberra the Chinese are calling on Australia to join it's Belt and Road initiative, while in Ottawa, the Chinese ambassador is saying that Australia is undermining its relationship with Canada... Story 1: Story 2:
EXCLUSIVE: Channel Seven is believed to have paid $150K for the rights to the first sit-down interview with Barnaby Joyce and his partner Vikki Campion after a TV bidding war
Former Referendum Council says either abandon constitutional reform efforts altogether or fully adopt the Uluru Statement from the Heart’s recommendations. via
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull blames Hamas for Gaza deaths.
Once again the Australian people prove smarter than political pundits: Barnaby Joyce is a ratings flop
A two-degree rise in global temperatures could spark a 'Hothouse Earth' cascade of feedbacks with terrible consequences for ecosystems, society and economies, according to an alarming new paper
Chinese government tries to use conservative fundraiser event in Perth to brief Liberal MPs on OBOR "this is probably the first occasion a foreign government has sought to address a fundraising event."
EXCLUSIVE | Popular support for the Coalition has crashed to the lowest levels in a decade, according to the latest #Newspoll #auspol
Chris Kenny: "The 'base' just wants to see someone standing up for common sense, for their interests...You won’t find the base on Twitter or in the Q&A audience, and you won’t be able to ape their instincts from focus group soundings." Exactly.
Yassmin Abdel-Magied has endorsed former GetUp! director 's call for thousands of people to tweet “Lest we forget (Manus)” on #AnzacDay
Russian warship due to dock in Port Moresby this week for the first time w analysis from
Hodgman government plans to soften Tas gun laws, tells only the Sporting Shooters Association. "We generally don't put policies online when they only affect a small number of stakeholders; rather we communicate directly with them." #tasvotes #politas
ICYMI China attempts to limit US, Oz Navy presence in South China Sea code negotiations w comment from
Nation's Chief Scientist backs Labor's renewables target while knuckle-dragging neanderthals in Coalition continue to back coal #auspol
Western Australia Fisheries Minister rejects ’s call to start #shark control/culling. Glad someone read last weeks Senate report specifically recommending removal of lethal shark control programs!
General versus Greens on slur
PH Foreign Minister: PH can't push China on Hague decision because the US is unlikely to come to PH aid to defend PH's claims in the disputed waters.
Our piece on China Radio International broadcasting on former Radio Australia frequencies in the Pacific #AusChina
This is a big story. I have confirmed the NDIS has been working for months on a strategy to restrict access for people with autism. Then they accidentally published part of that plan on Monday.
Coles has buckled to consumer pressure again and decided to provide free reusable plastic bags to shoppers indefinitely
This is an excellent story - why do so many doctors commit suicide?
A disgraced naturopath who put a breastfeeding mother on a liquid-only diet, which nearly starved her baby to death, will spend time in jail.
. how are we supposed to convince anyone to take #climatechange seriously when you don't?
. says Far Work rejection of equal pay claim by early childhood workers sets ‘working women back 30 years in their pursuit of wage justice’. National industrial action by to go ahead on March 27.
Emma Alberici and the ABC have lost authority, writes Nick Cater
Uluru Statement voice must be in Constitution, says Referendum Council co-chair Pat Anderson and members Noel Pearson and #FASSA Megan Davis
#CyberDigest | China named our main cyber foe |
BREAKING: Huawei banned from rolling out Australia’s 5G network due to security concerns
Could it be because this jumped-up, self lubricating twerp has nothing interesting to say ?
My analysis today on what the leadership change means for Australia-China relations with comment from fmr top Bishop adviser John Lee: #auspol #AusChina
#NEWSPOLL Better PM: Turnbull 36 (-5) Shorten 34 (+1)
New: Five eyes countries agree to name & shame countries involved in foreign interference. Plus they have threatened tech companies with harsh data access laws
Extraordinary day. Govt admits 40,000 ~more~ age pensioners caught in asset test changes and a disability pension crackdown backfires almost completely.
Due diligence Turnbull style. Made a decision in just 11 days to privatise care for the reef. #Reefgate
Meanwhile, as per usual, The Australian's lead story from Graham Lloyd is a PhD student who thinks the IPCC scientists are all wrong. #FFS
If your read one thing today. loves facts and has a memory beyond the last tweet. RT Left cries wolf on democracy
and other stars of the ‘intellectual dark web’ are leading the fightback against political correctness in academia
Life is extremely difficult for many indigenous Australians. They face extreme hardship, whether they decide to engage with mainstream society or not
Gender surgeon: I'm afraid of what will happen in 5-10 years.
Normal Aussie family #baffled how 4 boys joined rape&murder jihad against unbelievers. The are true victims #Auspol
Carmel Mezrani & her children have done doctors a great service by speaking about ED physician Ramy’s suicide. Our colleges, hospitals and governments have been slow to act to improve #MH4Docs. We need families like the Mezranis & Abbotts to effect change.
First ambassador to Beijing launches scathing attack on Australia’s China policies and intel agencies
#AmberAlert issued for missing Queensland boy, 12, who was seen being pulled into car at Mudgeeraba
Remember all that talk of a gas shortage? "Queensland is exporting gas at record rates"
"A trip into the unknown: #LSD and magic #mushrooms can help with mental health—and may have profound things to teach us about how the mind works." Adapted from Michael Pollen's new book.
' remembers the moment she accidentally became the avenging angel of Australian feminism...' This profile from takes you behind the scenes of how NOW was created. #thetimeisNOW #NOWaustralia #metoo #timesup
Dave Kilcullen at The Australian - Strike on Assad: The Good, Bad and Ugly of a Limited Hit
I think this is what meant to say: “More investment in coal, gas or hydro would [not have eliminated the impact of lightning strikes on power system infrastructure]"
Albrechtsen nails it: "The added joke of intersectional feminism confirms the perversion of feminism. "
On a day when we learn of another toddler who was allegedly sexually assaulted, it is deeply worrying that we have yet another quango quashing free debate, writes
Another beautiful piece of writing. Smith made a mistake, he has owned it. He doesn’t deserve this cruelty.
Delighted to find that Maurice Newman (former ABC chairman) has got stuck into me this morning. I’m obviously on the right track. Here’s the link (pay)
“Today she said, ‘Honestly, this aspiration term — it mystifies me’,” the PM declared, truncating Tanya Plibersek’s quote with a shamelessness so powerful it ­nearly opened a portal into ­another ­dimension. #Sketch
#BREAKING Facebook said it will soon allow Australians users to see if their data may have been shared with Cambridge Analytica
Our union ran a great campaign on the basis that university faculty/staff were already the greatest philanthropic contributions to universities because they worked far beyond expectations in their agreements. For free. #volunteers
My comment on the risks for both Labor & Libs in the interference debate and the Bennelong by-election #auspol
Moral peacocking over ’s burka joke is facilitating Islam’s glass jaw, writes . This demented response to the mildest of jibes renders the religion ridiculous
My op-ed in today's on the importance of pushing back against university-bashing
A disturbing report on cavalier thinking in Trump administration re. "acceptable" South Korean casualties resulting from US attack on North
Last minute Liberal policy to relax Tasmanian gun laws kept off party website via
Landmark deal. Sky News to provide dedicated 24/7 news channel on free-to-air WIN for regional Australia #media #marketing #advertising
China to allow Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo's widow Liu Xia to leave country
Darwin set to host more Marines
despite growing demands, i’m still offering 10-to-1 odds there won’t be a new #coal fired power station commissioned in australia inside of a decade. #auspol this culture war is ridiculous — anyone else noticed that no expert supports this?
I don’t say this often, but everyone should read the Australian editorial today. Especially if you are a Coalition MP. Advocates bringing Abbott back to Cabinet & going harder on corporate tax cuts. This is excellent advice. 😎
Ban on e-cigarettes is bad policy. If people want to smoke nicotine then the government should at least permit options that are less likely to kill them.
China has emerged as the ­second-largest donor to Pacific ­island ­nations over the past eight years as Australian aid reduces, according to government-funded data that reveals the extent of ­foreign financing of regional ­governments
New Zealand’s progressive PM enjoys lecturing Australia on asylum seekers, writes . But it’s about time she focused on her own problems #TheMocker #JacindaArdern
"Flamboyant Chinese-Australian mining magnate Sally Zou’s Aus Gold Mining donated $366,064 to the Liberal Party’s South Australian branch and the central Liberal Party Branch in the 2016-17 financial year."
If the Liberals don’t throw Malcolm Turnbull out they deserve the massacre which will surely come, writes
This’s a bit rich! Now,I suppose, China would like to stay out of its SCS “lake” entirely.What next?
Australia's deepening security ties with Japan are set to take a step closer towards hard security
ABC needs to improve its game and stop being just a voice for the left. #auspol
Australia: NSW Labor leader Foley fails to declare China perks
$50m win for mosquito research
. chief executive Mark Cutifani thinks China has a better system for developing leadership talent than any Western country. I mean, where to even start?
Sugar is the new tobacco. Sugar tax must be introduced
More wealth concentrated in the hands of rich, with the gap between Australia’s highest paid and the bottom 50 per cent now the greatest at any time over the past 20 years, says report
"If, however, you made the mistake of being born a white heterosexual cisgender male, you epitomise hegemony and prejudice, irrespective of your personal circumstances."
Exclusive: Kevin Rudd’s China centre set for overhaul as leaked internal report finds China studies in “disarray”
Great to see this mornings piece on AI by Nate Finney in the Oz...
Labor MP asked the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission to investigate the Chairman’s Panel Weekend” at a $2000-a-night Hamilton Island resort #reefgate #auspol
“Once you have abolished religion and consumerism, and made a concerted attempt to kill off the traditional family, what do you celebrate as you sit around the table..”
Excl: Australian official shown secret list of corruption “fugitives” by Chinese minister
#MHANews Take #mentalhealth seriously, urges John Brogden
China pressures Australia through higher education sector 20+ school visits cancelled, 4 vice-chancellor meetings postponed, 2 safety warnings from MFA
Syrian intelligence defector says Assad regime ordered journalist Marie Colvin be killed.
Julie Bishop is at odds with Peter Dutton over the case for surveillance of Australian citizens
Australia next week for the first time to have someone acting PM who is ethnically German, born in Belgium and who speaks German, French & Flemish. He modestly notes he’s also working on his English 🇧🇪🇩🇪🇫🇷🇦🇺
Barnaby Joyce to get $150,000 for exclusive Seven interview
A disturbing read on Chinese interference in Australian local council politics.
The concentration of “bullshit jobs” is high in the university sector, which now employs more administrators than teachers.
Two-thirds of Canadians believe the issue of asylum-seekers crossing the border has become a crisis. Trudeau's response is typical of today's progressive demagogue.
Charities commissioner Gary Johns has warned a new Turnbull government bill aimed at cracking down on foreign donations will increase red tape for charities and may inhibit their ability to advocate #auspol
We don't live under tyranny in Australia despite this taking place
Sadly, there are not many doctors who haven’t been touched by the suicide of a colleague, either at medical school or as a doctor. Confidential support is available at or call Lifeline 131114
.Great article by with outlining the looming internship bubble and why new medical schools are not the answer #auspol
DFAT’s thriving leftist bias leads to judgments out of step with Australian values, writes Mark Higgie
Australian envoy meets with Vanuatu over military base claim while US State Dept investigates
Australian International Development Minister issues extraordinary ­warning on Chinese lending practices to island nations in Pacific, constructing “useless buildings” and “roads to nowhere.” Says China has been “duchessing” politicians there.
Scientist Michelle Simmons is the 2018 Australian of the Year.
Malcolm Turnbull has reached the leadership benchmark he used to unseat Tony Abbott with the loss of the 30 consecutive Newspolls #Newspoll
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