Bill Shorten, Queen of Australia

“The next governor-general I appoint will be a woman” – Bill Shorten talking to The Age. Source: SBS However… According to Section 2 of the Australian Constitution, the Governor-General is appointed by the Queen to be Her Majesty’s representative in Australia. The Governor-General is appointed on the recommendation of the Prime Minister, usually for a …

Shorten’s tokenism and identity politics backfires

Jieh-Yung Lo, writing in the SMH: “Make no mistake about it, the remarks of NSW Labor’s former leader, Michael Daley, about  ‘Asians with PhDs taking young people’s jobs’ were offensive. But it is simplistic and naive to suggest those comments were the deciding factor for these voters in the state election. Shorten has made the …

Backdoor Bill Shorten, visits Australia’s richest man – through the back door

Billionaire Anthony Pratt, Australia’s richest man hosted Bill Shorten and several of his Labor comrades at his Melbourne residence, Raheen. Deputy leader Tanya Plibersek, Katie Gallagher, Michael Danby and other MPs were pictured walking into the home, while Shorten went through the back entrance. Broadcaster Jane Marwick says it’s ‘telling’ that the Labor leader did …

Batty politicises domestic violence

Ms Batty and the [Victorian] Minister for Women Gabrielle Williams said the state’s spending of $2.7 billion in prevention and detection was setting an example to the world but that the Commonwealth was lagging behind. “Everywhere I go, people are looking at what we do here in Victoria with a government that has invested a …

Law council panders to Muslim ‘leaders’

Justice Desmond Fagan, who has presided over a number of TERRORISM-RELATED CASES, said last week the ‘unqualified acceptance’ of the Koran by Australian Muslims ‘without explicit repudiation of verses which ordain intolerance, violence and domination … will embolden terrorists to think they are in common cause with all believers’. ‘If Australian followers of the religion, …

Shorten promises Parents over PhDs

Trying to play down the damage done by Daley, Shorten makes promises on-the-fly which he hasn’t costed. Bill Shorten has promised [that] a Labor government would make it easier for Chinese immigrants to bring their family to Australia. Shorten made the pledge as he delivered an address to 500 Chinese-speaking voters on a WeChat live …

Labor and Lawyers delay child sex offender register

Shadow attorney-general Mark Dreyfus believes the existing nationwide register available to police and verifying people who work with children were both effective measures. Braveheart’s Hetty Johnston says “Governments should keep child sex offenders behind bars”. Source: SBS.com.au   But monitoring works: “A third of [GPS] tracked offenders [are] back behind bars” Since the [GPS tracking] …

Shorten takes to WeChat to woo Chinese-Australian voters

Labor leader Bill Shorten has moved to head off a backlash from Chinese-Australian voters after the party’s disastrous NSW election campaign was marred by Michael Daley’s anti-Asian comments. Michael Daley resigned as NSW Labor leader earlier in the week after the video of him saying ‘Asians with PhDs’ were taking jobs from ‘our kids’ emerged …