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Landslide reversed, danger averted

Andrew L. Urban. It was Labor’s political owl Graham Richardson, who, just a couple of weeks before the event, was promoting his presence on Sky’s election night panel, promising to be smiling, at last, over a Labor landslide. Oh, dunno, … Continue reading

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Fear and loathing in Australia 2019

Andrew L. Urban. The scariest story of this election campaign was published in The Australian on June 13, 2019: The Queensland ports contract worker who tripped up Bill Shorten on Labor’s tax plan for high-income earners has been suspended and … Continue reading

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Free list: climate questions for forgetful media

Andrew L. Urban Most members of the mainstream media seem to have left their list of questions on climate change policies on the bus. Ever helpful, and considering the relevance of the topic in this election, we have come to … Continue reading

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Unchallenged by media, warming lies burn democracy

Andrew L. Urban Mainstream media has thrown democracy under the bus. How well has the media done its job of holding power to account if after three decades of global warming hysteria, the deputy leader of the opposition – astride … Continue reading

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Election humour 2019 – working for the man

A fourth-grade teacher asked the children what their fathers did for a living. All the typical answers came up – fireman, mechanic, businessman, salesman… and so forth. However, little Johnny was being uncharacteristically quiet, so when the teacher prodded him about … Continue reading

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Toothpaste maker squeezed by creepy Sleeping Giants

April 23, 2019 – Open letter to: Vice President & General Manager – South Pacific, Colgate Palmolive Pty Ltd RE WITHDRAWAL OF ADVERTISING, SKY NEWS CHANNEL – ANTI-DEMOCRATIC Your twitter announcement that you are withdrawing your advertising from Sky News is … Continue reading

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Empower the children

Andrew L. Urban. There is now a new and genuine, deeply troubling ‘climate emergency’; our children feel at risk of death by global warming. Bushfires, drought, hurricanes, storms and a world-ending catastrophe are rushing towards us. Their ‘home made’ street … Continue reading

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Peter Ridd defeats the climate inquisition dragon

Andrew L. Urban. Universities going rogue on freedom of speech are on notice, in the wake of the April 17, 2019 judgement by Salvatore Vasta in favour of Professor Peter Ridd, who urged greater scrutiny of scientific reporting on the … Continue reading

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How many scientists do you need …. ?

Andrew L. Urban. …. to demonstrate to policy makers in words they can understand that CO2 is not a pollutant, nor a driver of global warming – with empirical evidence? Here is one more being exceptionally clear – not that … Continue reading

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Stupid goes mainstream, global

Andrew L. Urban To understand American politics, the late Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Charles Krauthammer noted, you have to recognise that the right thinks the left is stupid and the left thinks the right is evil. It’s not only in … Continue reading

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