Prime Minister Scott Morrison admits saying ‘I don’t have a pipe, mate’ wasn’t helpful in ACA interview with Tracy Grimshaw

The Prime Minister has admitted his infamous ‘I’m not holding a pipe, mate’ justification for taking a holiday while Australia was burning ‘wasn’t helpful’ as he continues to lean into an attempt late to overhaul his character ahead of Saturday’s ballot. . Key points: Scott Morrison spoke to Tracey Grimshaw on Channel 9’s A Current … Read more

Scott Morrison promises change as he continues to bulldoze us

Scott Morrison has promised change if re-elected, but it’s an empty promise after bulldozing Australia for the past three years, writes Dr Jennifer Wilson. SEVEN DAYS before an election seems at first glance a peculiar time to announce that you are going to change your personality, but that is what Prime Minister Scott Morrison did … Read more

Mad ‘Bulldozer’ Morrison ─ can he fix it? No he can’t

Is Scott Morrison so delusional, so out of touch with reality, so lacking in insight, that he actually believes some of the nonsense he says? Because nothing he says – or so close to anything that it makes no difference – can ever truly be believed or taken at face value. In MP Michael Sukkar’s … Read more

Los Angeles: Large brush fire burning next to Highway 118 in Granada Hills closes multiple lanes; 2nd Fire at Porter Ranch

GRANADA HILLS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Crews were battling two bushfires burning along Highway 118 in the San Fernando Valley Friday night, including one burning dangerously near homes. The California Highway Patrol closed several lanes on the east side of the freeway near Hayvenhurst Avenue in Granada Hills. Drivers should expect delays and seek alternate … Read more

Los Angeles: Large brush fire burning next to Highway 118 in Granada Hills closes multiple lanes; 2nd Fire at Porter Ranch

GRANADA HILLS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Crews were battling two bushfires burning along Highway 118 in the San Fernando Valley Friday night, including one burning dangerously near homes. The California Highway Patrol closed several lanes on the east side of the freeway near Hayvenhurst Avenue in Granada Hills. Drivers should expect delays and seek alternate … Read more

The lies and the fall of the Coalition

After nine years of corruption, economic ruin and misogyny, the time has come to reject the Coalition, writes Geoff Dyer. ON SATURDAY May 21, 2022, Australians will be put to the test. Anything less than a landslide in favor of integrity-minded Labor and Independents would do the nation no justice. For nine years, the L-NP … Read more

A coalition election victory will burn Australia

The near complete silence of the current election campaign on biodiversity loss raises very serious questions. Climate change is a top priority for voters, but biodiversity loss is rarely mentioned. At the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, this statement summed up the critical importance of linking the two threats: “We face the twin … Read more

Smoke alert: Mist blankets Perth amid prescribed burns and Kings Park experimental controlled fire

Perth and surrounding suburbs were blanketed in a haze of smoke this morning, with authorities warning it could reduce visibility on the roads and cause health problems for people with pre-existing conditions. There are over 16 prescribed burns and private property burns underway across WA today, including an experimental controlled fire in Kings Park. Residents … Read more

Budget blowouts begin: Constance has fun

Despite a scourge of public transport breakdowns costing taxpayers billions, the Prime Minister has defended the federal election race of former NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance, writes Geoff Dyer. WATCH! High in the sky! It’s a tram. It’s a train. No, it’s Andrew “Ferry McFerryface” Constance who’s parachuted into the Gilmore Federal Electorate because Scotty … Read more