Morrison is completely inadequate


Australia's Prime Minister is an enthusiastic member of a fringe religion which believes that the Bible is an inerrant source of divine wisdom. This means that, in his mind at least, it speaks literal truth. If we want to understand Scott Morrison, and what makes him tick, then look to what he believes in. He … Continue reading Morrison is completely inadequate

Porter poses a question about Morrison’s leadership, and his character


On the issue of whether Christian Porter is a "fit and proper person" to continue in the role of the Attorney General there is no need to hold a public enquiry. As I have already stated, here The Porter case unfolds as classic Greek tragedy the enquiry will hit the same road-blocks that a formal … Continue reading Porter poses a question about Morrison’s leadership, and his character

The Porter case unfolds as classic Greek tragedy


The 'facts' of the case are that Katharine Thornton accused Christian Porter of a sustained and violent sexual assault, over an extended period of time, on one night in 1988. There were no witnesses, and there is no supporting forensic evidence. So it really is a case of "she said, he said". There can never … Continue reading The Porter case unfolds as classic Greek tragedy

In Australia we still jail children, some as young as 10


Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie introduced a Private Members' Bill last year, to put pressure on the Government to follow a United Nations recommendation, and raise the age of criminal responsibility in Australia from 10 to 14 years. This would re-align us with most of the developed world. In November 2019, then Attorney-General of Australia, Christian … Continue reading In Australia we still jail children, some as young as 10