Scott Morrison's "Having a Go"

Initially this newspaper proposed that the Murray Darling Basin catastrophe was the proverbial “Canary in the Coal Mine” and the fish kill was but a symptom of the growing degradation and destruction of the Great Artesian Basin.

Sadly this is only partially true.

Greed, power and self interest

Neo-liberalism

Self interest

“neoliberal theory”  is unapologetically implemented to a free-market
without hindrance from the state.

Scott Morrison has sidestepped a question about whether he sought assurances from Clive Palmer that Queensland Nickel workers will be paid the $7m they are owed at the time the Liberal party entered a preference deal with the controversial businessman’s United Australia party.

Morrison’s deflection on the hustings in Perth came as Palmer resumed his criticisms of the ALP, suggesting Labor was saying one thing but doing another on preferences. In a prepared statement read out to journalists on Monday, Palmer referenced a series of conversations he claims he had with Labor figures about UAP preferences, and declared Bill Shorten’s “repeated lies about preferences confirm my judgment that he’s not morally fit to be prime minister of Australia”.

Campaigning ahead of Monday night’s first leader’s debate, Morrison was asked whether he sought assurances that Queensland Nickel workers would be paid not just the remaining $7m but also the $70m picked up by taxpayers before striking the recent preference deal with Palmer and the UAP.

Politicians think we are all stupid, dumb sheep.
Sorry sheep ☹

You already know that we have a political system which has corrupted itself to the core and essentially ‘sold Australia out’.

Australia, in just a few weeks’ time we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to effect real change. The impending election provides each of us with the biggest opportunity in recent history, to take our future back.

Together we can begin to undo the overwhelming political corruption & along with that dispatch the self-serving, selfish and self-interested pile of bullshit loosely and collectively termed as the Australian Parliament.

For weeks I have wrestled with my inability to articulate the massive damage to Australia, perpetuated on a daily basis for the last five decades by our so-called MP’s & Senators from every angle. Both major Parties and so many others, independents & deserters alike – have put their own interests – before yours.

None of our current MP’s have the balls, the courage, the fortitude, the will or the foresight to challenge the political, self-serving path of the past 50 years.

Scott Morrison – the current feeble excuse for a Prime Minister – is completely focused on his failing Party’s fragile hold on power – instead of what needs to be done in this once-great-country.

Although critical of businessman Clive Palmer just a few short months ago, because he now fears defeat, Morrison is ‘climbing into bed’ with him purely to obtain Palmer United’s “preferences”. A businessman mind you, who almost caused one of Australia’s largest cities to disintegrate.

The collapse of the Townsville Nickel mine and abandonment of its workers arguably now ranks as one of the worst examples of Australian ‘corporate greed’. Palmer apparently blames low nickel prices and the Queensland Government for the failure.

The Queensland Gov’t queried the company’s $20m in donations to the Palmer United Party over two years – despite their financial troubles – and subsequently refused to assist further. Queensland Nickel also donated $288,516 to the Palmer United Party just days before 237 workers were terminated. In April 2016 administrators found the company incurred debts of $771m after becoming insolvent.

Compounding the corporate greed that now seemingly pervades all of Australia – is the absolute lack of ‘political will’ to vigorously pursue right from wrong and almost blatant criminal acts.

Strange how Government departments like Centrelink and the ATO can garnishee wages and pursue debt owed by small businesses even when that debt is disputed.

When forced into poverty by greed and self-interest does that look to be fair & just?

Or in the words of our current Prime Minister: “having a go”. And is Clive having a go?

https://www.news.com.au/finance/business/mining/clive-palmer-agrees-to-pay-laid-off-queensland-nickel-workers/news-story/fb3043c414eeefc1e08c7a9eca0c3ae2

Taxpayers stumped up $70 million owed to Queensland Nickel workers – money the Liquidators have been tasked with recouping, along with trying to claw back money owed to creditors.

There have been recent press reports of that offer now requiring those Townsville families that were virtually left destitute by Clive Palmer’s nickel are being offered a token $7million (a paltry 10 cents in the dollar) instead of the $70m owed, which they have to provide proof that they are owed theses monies.

Scott Morrison has sidestepped a question about whether he sought assurances from Clive Palmer that Queensland Nickel workers will be paid the $7m they are owed at the time the Liberal party entered a preference deal with the controversial businessman’s United Australia party.

Morrison’s deflection on the hustings in Perth came as Palmer resumed his criticisms of the ALP, suggesting Labor was saying one thing but doing another on preferences. In a prepared statement read out to journalists on Monday, Palmer referenced a series of conversations he claims he had with Labor figures about UAP preferences, and declared Bill Shorten’s “repeated lies about preferences confirm my judgment that he’s not morally fit to be prime minister of Australia”.

Campaigning ahead of Monday night’s first leader’s debate, Morrison was asked whether he sought assurances that Queensland Nickel workers would be paid not just the remaining $7m but also the $70m picked up by taxpayers before striking the recent preference deal with Palmer and the UAP.

Politicians think we are all stupid, dumb sheep.
Sorry sheep ☹


Part 2 “work in progress”

The sixty million dollar man: how Clive Palmer is funding his own political resurrection

Clive Palmer faces many obstacles in his bid to re-enter parliament and control the Senate balance of power.

There’s the issue of trust, because Queensland Nickel workers are still owed $7m Palmer says he has paid into a trust fund to be disbursed – but only after the election.

There is the Australian Securities and Investment Commission charge for an alleged breach of the criminal code relating to the proposed takeover of the President’s Club at his Sunshine Coast resort, a disqualification from parliament if Palmer were convicted.

But one thing that is not troubling Brian Burston, the One Nation defector leading the United Australia party Senate ticket in New South Wales, is the possibility that candidates could get elected and quit, as Jacqui Lambie and Glenn Lazarus did after entering the Senate for Palmer’s party in 2013.

“Back then [Palmer] was a bit rusty in selecting candidates,” Burston told Guardian Australia. “This time it’s taken place over many, many months, they’re well vetted, there’s procedures in place where the falling apart … of the party will not happen. It cannot happen, or there’ll be consequences for those that want to walk.”

Burston says the party has “various strategies in place to prevent that happening” including “signed contracts”, which he declines to clarify by spelling out which penalties might be incurred for disloyalty.

Palmer himself is less menacing. Asked what would keep successful UAP candidates in line, he responds by text: “Love.”

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