Like most winners at the conclusion of an election process,
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has claimed on a couple of
occasions that he would consider the hopes and ambitions
of all Australians while he is the Prime Minister.
About 12 months ago, we were asking if the world could ever return to
‘normal’ post the pandemic. Some were looking for equitable economic reform,
others were looking for significant environmental reforms and others were looking
for improvement in an area close to their personal experience or belief systems.
Note the date in your diary - 15 March 2021 - because the date
itself is not memorable. You will never forget the day though - the day
thousands of angry women gathered outside Parliament House in their
March4Justice campaign to highlight the appalling misogyny and
mistreatment of women, both in and outside parliament.
Inaction on climate change is already costing Australia’s farmers
countless dollars, and urgent political action is needed to avoid more
extreme droughts, fires and floods, according to a group of farmers who
don’t agree with the statements of Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack,
We really shouldn’t be surprised that Facebook banned news coverage
from their platform for around a week in Australia recently. Their ‘real’
objective isn’t to be the world’s back fence that everyone leans on to
have a chat, it is to sell advertising that is based on your interests.
Writing in The New Daily, it was Dennis Atkins who drew our attention
to the notion that we had a ‘transactional’ Prime Minister. He recounted
an exchange between Nick Xenophon and the PM when Xenophon asked
him if he’d like to catch up for a coffee to have a chat about issues, to which
Morrison responded: ‘What for?’ ‘No, mate. I’m purely transactional.’