Antipodean goings on
Elections, resignations, skiving
Probably most of you missed this one, through no fault of your own of course as the Northern Territory is a long way away from most of us;
I don’t think the Northern Territory aboriginal communities are going to forget him anytime soon, sending the army in for forced vaccinations and, from what I hear, removals in some cases are crimes against humanity. And I wonder if he still thinks that he was doing good? Of course most of you remember him for this video which drew many Hitler comparisons;
Good riddance, quite obviously he too remembers this viral video. Seems to have been off work probably due to stress before his resignation. Must be hard to have half the world laughing at you when you went insane.
In New Zealand the Prime Minister, who seems to be considered lazy by the Wellington beltway, has after having a week off courtesy of her boyfriend’s (not husband) recent positive test is now having another week off because she too has returned a positive test (remarkably easy to do, I think they pick up quite a few things not just ‘corona viruses’). She’s also “too sick” to chair the coming cabinet meeting on the budget and the Harvard speech might be in jeopardy (if she does turn up she needs a reminder that the world hates her too, not just New Zealanders). Don’t feel sorry for her, the PM’s residence is a luxurious place she’s not doing ‘isolation’ in 40m2 or without butlers, chefs and house cleaners (have you ever used a vaccuum in your life Jacinda?)
Let’s hope that we get a Gunner style result from this.
The main news out of Australasia though is the coming Australian general election (end of this week). The two main parties are thrashing it to see who wins. It’s been called for Labor by most (Murdoch’s Australian being the exception, they’re in deep for the Coalition - that’s the Liberals and the Nationals). My personal opinion is that I want neither but I really can’t see Australians approving of the very boring Albanese (Labor leader).
Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party (UAP) will be a feature and so too might the One Nation Party. Its Malcolm Roberts has been very good on his opposition to the vaccines but I really don’t trust him. The UAP is also pretty good on the right not to have vaccines and is also running China scare as a platform the irony being that one of the airports in the attack advertisements is allegedly Clive’s and that he’s the one that leased it to the Chinese company paying him a million every week for the rights to the ore nearby. All the mines apparently have their own airports mainly for the fly in fly out workers so the only difference here is who’s using it.
Then there’s Simon Holme’s a’Court’s climate 200 sponsored ‘teals’ a group of middle aged upper middle class women standing in middle class seats. I cannot stand Simon. His climate change advocacy is an investment strategy for him as well. As is this ‘teal’ campaign. And despite the publicity that they’ve received I think most of these candidates will fail.
The Greens? I hope they die and wither on the vine. They have become as vile as the New Zealand and English Greens.
So predictions? It will take another election cycle to get a progressive anti vaccine mandate party up. This election hopefully we’ll see Clive Palmer hold the balance of power over whoever gets to form Government. I wouldn’t expect to see a change of Government though at this stage and while Clive is great on the vaccine tyranny he’s probably a bit of a loose cannon elsewhere. A friend of mine stood for his party last election and he said that his suggestions to the head office were ignored. Probably much like the major parties then.
Here’s to the election of the real progressives in 2025.