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  • August 27, 2021

Finding Relief in Tweets: Jeff Kennett’s Greatest Hits

The people of New South Wales are not the only ones to receive a gift. It may not be as good for mental health as a good picnic, but Victoria’s is almost as much fun – former prime minister and CrikeyThe estranged-grandfather-who-hates-us, Jeff Kennett’s Twitter account. Overnight he warned: They are aware of the Trolls,…

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get ready for a campaign on freedom and hope

Josh Frydenberg has been busy. Yesterday, the treasurer made nine media appearances, for a total of 24 in the past week. Each time, Frydenberg returned to the same phrase: If he was not vaccinated at 70 or 80%, when? “If we don’t open up to 70, 80%, [insert name of host], when do we open?…

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Okay, it’s not a race. Let’s call it a competition for the toughest confinement

Maybe they should just rename the New South Wales Prime Minister’s morning COVID press conference to the 11 o’clock Follies. It would be a historic nod to the daily briefings of the American military war in Saigon during the Vietnam War, which so frustrated the assembled media that they dubbed them the Five Crazy Five.…

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young Australian workers excluded from emergency pay

Australians with youth allowance who have lost their jobs due to lockdowns say they are just surviving and are considering suspending their welfare payments because receiving them makes them ineligible for COVID-19 emergency payments from the federal government. With more than 10 million Australians now locked up, Prime Minister Scott Morrison expanded the disaster payout…

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