It took scandal in our iconic sport to ram home the (long obvious to some) truism that Australia had fallen to its absolute moral low point.

Almost without protest, we’ve accepted an almost unending stream of evidence of our moral decay.

A long, but incomplete, list of examples of this acceptance (in no particular order)


Time’s UP!

Malcolm Turnbull and the remnants of the Coalition are desperate, disunited, demoralised and as good as defeated.

Consider the Coalition Government have

  • Committed Australia to War
  • Publically traduced the Constitution (Separation of Powers)
  • Interfered in New Zealand politics
  • Dithered & dodged Marriage Equality aka Same Sex Marriage issue
  • Demonstrated Parties’ organisational dysfunction
  • Achieved continued string of horrendous Polls



Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull has commited Australia to join the United States in a war against North Korea (no questions asked) – NO plebiscites, surveys required here for death & destruction

Malcolm pre-judged outcome of a High Court decision

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has interfered in upcoming New Zealand General Election

Unable to command sufficient authority in his own Party on an issue (with which he approves), Malcolm has been FORCED to devolve visible authority to a $122million non-compulsory, non-binding ABS SURVEY!

Eligibility verification for candidates to BE House of Representatives has proved beyond the Coalition

Strung together 14 consecutive massively negative polls

Australia requires MUCH better than this – Enough is Enough

Time’s UP!


Top 20 Non ALP held Marginals

Wonder if @GetUp would be interested?

Electorate Party Margin Member
Indi (VIC) IND 0.3 Ms Cathy McGowan AO, MP
Petrie (QLD) LNP 0.5 Mr Luke Howarth MP
Capricornia (QLD) NAT 0.8 Ms Michelle Landry MP
O’Connor (WA) LIB 0.9 Mr Rick Wilson MP
Chisholm (VIC) LIB 1.6 Ms Julia Banks MP
Kennedy (QLD) KAP 2.2 Hon Bob Katter MP
Banks (NSW) LIB 2.8 Mr David Coleman MP
Page (NSW) NAT 3.1 Mr Kevin Hogan MP
Robertson (NSW) LIB 3.1 Mrs Lucy Wicks MP
Deakin (VIC) LIB 3.2 Hon Michael Sukkar MP
Reid (NSW) LIB 3.3 Hon Craig Laundy MP
Bonner (QLD) LNP 3.7 Mr Ross Vasta MP
Gilmore (NSW) LIB 3.8 Mrs Ann Sudmalis MP
Corangamite (VIC) LIB 3.9 Ms Sarah Henderson MP
La Trobe (VIC) LIB 4 Mr Jason Wood MP
Brisbane (QLD) LNP 4.3 Mr Trevor Evans MP
Forde (QLD) LNP 4.4 Mr Bert van Manen MP
Melbourne (VIC) GRN 5.3 Mr Adam Bandt MP
Dunkley (VIC) LIB 5.6 Mr Chris Crewther MP
Leichhardt (QLD) LNP 5.7 Hon Warren Entsch MP

NO Prime Minister


Australian Prime Minister is very rich!


Less well known, PM Malcolm Turnbull’s also very sensitive about advertising the extent of his wealth. For example, he was very reluctant to disclose just how much he personally donated to his own re-election.

Since wresting the Liberal leadership from Abbott (by promising NOT to pursue any of his leftie causes, eg his sensible acceptance of Global Warming, acceptance of the need for Renewable Energy, advocacy for an Australian Republic and support for Same Sex Marriage) , Mal’s performances in the ‘bear-pit’ of Parliament have been more Winnie the Pooh than vicious Grizzly.

But episodes like

stymied any chance of Mal appearing to be in charge of his party, best demonstrated by looking at the faces of those on his side of the Parliament.

So when Opposition Leader Bill Shorten referred to Mal as “Mr Harbourside Mansion (a fact) during the year’s first SSO (Suspension of Standing Orders) the PM ‘got his panties in a bunch‘.

While it should have been aimed at Bill opposite him in the Chamber, the performance was entirely for the benefit of his real enemies, those behind him.

Sadly, Mal is afflicted with excessive, even obscure, verbosity (uses big, unnecessary words – aka MALsplaining).

So it was when he tried to insult Bill, (referring to him as a sycophant instead of simply a suck-up), Mal chose the very  obscure “Cristal” reference (thrown like an epithet), instead of just saying ‘champagne tastes’.

For all his eloquence Mal can’t even lower himself enough to hurl everyday insults.

Those MPs seated behind and ‘rusted-on Liberals’ generally might be impressed by his sudden change of demeanor. But his ugly attack on someone from ‘below stairs’ who has the gall to aspire to Mal’s circle, will further alienate him from ALP supporters and possibly many of Howard’s ‘aspirationals’.

The real test will be how his vicious, and unnecessarily LOUD monologue goes down with previously swinging voters?

We shall see.

Abbott/Turnbull Government



Wit Oscar Wilde quipped – “To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.”

In less than one Parliamentary Term (< 3 years) the Liberal ‘Family’ has lost SIX viz.

This instability has meant that LNP not only have been  unable to achieve much, they have been barely able to even PROPOSE much  policy.

The only agility this Parliamentary mess have demonstrated is the uncanny knack of being able to leap-frog the carcasses of their fallen brethren.

Turnbull & the Spectacles

We’ve all seen him do it! That Malcolm continuously flaps his eye-glasses about dismissively is an affectation.


He’s trying to indicate that we’ve interrupted him while he was engaged in ‘much more important business (that we’re too stupid to understand)’. You know, he’s busy, busy, busy – somewhere between Spycatcher, Ozemail & HiH. He’s sooo busy, he hasn’t even had a chance to fully discard his eye-wear. Anyway, he’ll need then very soon to peruse the latest Cayman Islands Investment Performance Report.


He’s not too busy to regale us with his latest 3000 word MALsplaining effort though, continually (and vainly) trying to convince we plebs of his ‘everyman’ status.


But listen closely & among the grandiloquent verbiage it’s not difficult to hear the blunt instrument of his derision. Yesterday in Question Time, when in the indefensible position of trying to save Stuart Robert from his Chinese misadventures, he reverted to plagiarising Julia Gillard misogyny speech’s “I won’t be lectured to by this man …” line in response to genuine question from Bill Shorten.


The Liberal/National duumvirate have wasted $millions on unsuccessfully attempting to smear unions & successive ALP leaders through their valid association with the Trade Union movement.


But that didn’t stop the PM from using ‘Coward’s Castle’ of Parliament, viciously trying in Question Time to smear the Opposition Leader, against whom there have been NO adverse findings from the Trade Union Royal Commission.

Turnbull continues to luxuriate in being more popular than Abbott in the polls. But simply being ‘not Abbott’ is beginning to pall.

His popularity will be tested when he actually has to DO SOMETHING that hurts a particular group or two. Something other than waving his glasses about wildly (& generally making a spectacle of himself).


LNP Self Immolation

The LNP Government 2013 kicked off badly (& many contend, unnecessarily) following this own-goal. ALL promises broken in short order!

Six years of seething disappointment at having been unable to either convince/bribe ANY of the Independents to help them break the hung Parliament deadlock, having pursued mercilessly Liberal ‘rat’ Peter Slipper over a tipple-trip, the LNP seemed intent on punishing anyone/everyone for their frustration with the ideologically driven Budget2014 necessitated by a non-existent ‘budget emergency’, which disappeared completely by Budget2015. Legislative inertia persisted throughout. PM Gillard has a superior record by far.

Inaction on Global Warming, attempted annihilation of the renewables industry & it’s attendant jobs, decimation of science generally, derogation of our International responsibilities on Asylum Seekers, rorting of ‘entitlements‘ (far in excess of Slipper & ~$900) and much much more have given rise to the current shemozzle.

Any semblance of impartiality at the Trade Union Royal Commission has been blown away by Commissioner  Dyson Heydon (don’t people with two surnames/first names irk?) who inexplicably agreed initially to an invitation to address a LNP Fundraiser dinner and then took 24hrs to pull out. Obviously this compromises any hope of impartiality.

Time to stock up on the popcorn, sit back and enjoy the inevitable #libspill.