A waste of time

26 Feb

They won’t answer any question in Question Time, instead blaming Labor for whatever they, themselves, should now be doing as government. They insult, ridicule, obfuscate and outright lie. Their arrogance is only made worse by the Speaker running interference, denying questions altogether because she personally objects to some part of it, or rephrasing it to what she prefers it to be. The farce that is now Parliamentary Question Time is beyond disgraceful, and it is aided and abetted by a failing mainstream media who still interrogate Labor, who are in opposition, are lamely question without persistence the Liberal National Coalition which is government. It is up to Labor to move to different ground altogether and to take Australia’s heart with it, because currently we are losing more and more of what was once a large and vibrant sense of self. Pedagogy is diminishing us into fearful, angry, extremely intolerant reactionaries. It’s time, Australia. Stand tall, take back what has been, and is being stolen by self-serving, vote chasing politicians beholden to corporations over the people they are supposed to represent and plan, long term, to work to ever raise up. Australia, it’s time.

The Australian Independent Media Network

question time

Watching question time has become a total waste of time.  The questions are so banal, the repetition mind-numbing, the rudeness unbecoming, the procedure unwieldy, and the partisanship of the Speaker a joke.

So I thought we should give the Opposition a few ideas of questions we would like asked.  Here are a few that come to mind.  Feel free to add to them.

Mr Abbott,

You say your Paid Parental Leave scheme is fully funded by a 1.5% levy on big business but as you are reducing company tax by 1.5% that, in effect, means that these businesses will not pay any more and all other businesses will pay less.  How do you propose to come up with $5.5 billion a year from less revenue?

Mr Hunt,

Your party has a policy of not providing assistance to business for factory refurbishment.  How then can you justify gifting the biggest polluting…

View original post 1,381 more words

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


Musings from home and hearth

CSIROscope Blog

Science in focus

Healthcare Interoperability

The Utopia of Healthcare Interoperability


...have a coffee, relax.

A Cultural Policy Blog

A blog about Australian and international cultural policy by Ben Eltham

Café Whispers

You're in the right place

No Place For Sheep

Politics, Society, Satire, Fiction, Fun Stuff

Drag0nista's Blog

Views from the aerie

Truth Seekers Musings

This is a proudly Australian , left wing site, dedicated to satirical political poetry, and other musings.

The Extinction Protocol

Geologic and Earthchange News events

Anita Heiss

Author, Poet, Satirist, Social Commentator

TED Blog

The TED Blog shares interesting news about TED, TED Talks video, the TED Prize and more.


Angela Meyer // hidden auditorium of the skull

The Red Window

Adding my voice to Australian Politics

One Voice In The Crowd

Writing about things that matter to me!


A resource centre to support Action Front for Truth in News Media


Jem Bloomfield on culture, gender and Christianity


Blowing the whistle on anything that blows....

The AIM Network

The Australian Independent Media Network

Ærchies Archive - Digital Detritus

The Curmudgeon's Magazine

%d bloggers like this: