Shorten says loss was ‘disappointing for the nation’

“Shorten to soldier on after defeat” Bill Shorten says Labor’s surprise election loss was ‘very disappointing for the nation’ but has vowed to remain in parliament, arguing it is time for the party to move on and challenge the government. Source: The Australian Disappointed Australians: Donald Trump – Honorary Australian (top left) Bob Katter (centre […]

Victoria voted for solar … but they got Daniel Andrews

Solar Homes Rolling Out To Even More Victorians “Daniel Andrews today joined Minister for Solar Homes Lily D’Ambrosio to announce that the next phase of rebates for solar panels, batteries and hot water systems would kick off from 1 July 2019. The Labor Government’s $1.3 billion Solar Homes program will see 770,000 Victorian households take […]

Power to the Penguins(humans have to wait)

Solar Panels Powering Penguin Parade Visitor Centre A new $58.2 million visitor centre on Victoria’s Phillip Island featuring a large-scale solar panel installation was officially opened last week by Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Environment, Energy and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio. The 200kW system was installed by Gippsland Solar, which says 666 Trina Solar […]

Labor’s Horror Movie: “Singing” and “Dancing” on Whyalla’s grave

Emerson defends Whyalla wipeout stunt (July 2012) During an interview with the ABC, Emerson started “dancing” and “singing” ‘No Whyalla wipe-out, there on my TV’ to the tune of Skyhooks’ 1970s hit Horror Movie. Dr Emerson was responding to Opposition Leader Tony Abbott’s previous comments that the South Australian city of Whyalla would be ‘wiped […]

Failure specialists to do Labor Wipeout post mortem

Craig Emerson joins Jay Weatherill for Labor’s poll post mortem Former Gillard government cabinet minister Craig Emerson will join former South Australian premier Jay Weatherill in leading an internal inquiry into Labor’s disastrous loss in the May 18 federal election. Source: The Australian Emerson defends Whyalla wipeout stunt His former rock star colleague, Peter Garrett, […]

Backbench Labor MP calls for ‘fake news armistice’

Labor MP Ed Husic calls on parties to sign fake news ‘armistice’ after ‘death tax’ rumours Husic: “We already complained through this election about the so-called ‘death taxes’”. “On top of that, there are a number of us who will be tracking down the material that misrepresented our women’s health policy – targeting the issue […]