Malcolm could be in need a mediocrity control firm.
If it spreads it could be the end.
In USA:- Can a former prime minister preach against abortion and gay weddings in the 21st Century? Tony Abbott can—Does he come from Uganda?mmmm(Sorry Uganda)
Oh Tony, you could be banned from the United Kingdom just like Trump and Trump may be the next U.S. president? Maybe you think copying Trump's linguistic skills will make you PM again? Don't think so!
Where does this leave Malcolm Turnbull? The head of a so called "a broad church", it’s a very strange religion?
He's got Barnaby Joyce he wants to kill a pop star’s dogs?
His deputy, she wants to search the seven seas for a crashed aeroplane with no survivors, spending half a billion dollars and she wants Putin to order his own arrest.
How profession are these people, its mind boggling.
Yep this is Turnbull’s "broad church".
Morrison well he has been called a pirate, a kidnapper, a people smuggler and now there's a question of, can he add up?
We have Dutton, who wanted Triggs gone because she let Save the Children tell the truth.The truth what a horrible thought!
Of course once we had Hockey, who abolished the car industry, how clever. When told it would cost 200,000 jobs he said he hoped it was "creating jobs"?
David Jones'es (he never changed his name) creation David Bowie, along with his other remarkable creations always amazed people This guy was a legend his creations allowed different generations to become his fans and allowed some to show they were a little different. They could relate to his incarnations.
Just an ordinary man, no! Someone who dared to be different? YES!
When our red earth turns into a red sky:- Western Australia January 2016
We all think of a crackling fire as comfort in the winter, in summer it becomes an unstoppable monster. A monster with an insatiable appetite that reminds us every year that nature can never be truly tamed by man. It does remind us that we must stand together and help one another in adversity.
The secretary of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, Michael Pezzullo. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen
A damning audit of the federal government's visa management system has found a litany of weaknesses undermining efforts to locate people who overstay, work illegally or commit serious crimes.
It has found faults in almost all aspects of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection's visa compliance processes. In the past decade, the department has attempted to improve its performance, the audit found little evidence of success, with "initiatives seldom fully implemented or evaluated".
"The department does not currently have an effective risk and intelligence function supporting visa compliance," these weaknesses undermine the department's capacity to effectively manage the risk of visa holders not complying with their visa conditions: from simple overstaying through illegal working to committing serious crimes."
It showed the number of people working illegally in violation of their visa conditions was not well-known(they haven't a clue)
More than 7.5 million visas were approved by the department in the last financial year.
Last year, the department absorbed the former Australian Customs and Border Protection Service to create the Australian Border Force with new procedures. At this time it appears the department's risk, fraud and integrity division was abolished and a further restructure was likely within four years.
The department's most recent attempt to improve data quality was abandoned a few months after it was launched.
Weaknesses were also found in four key corporate functions supporting visa compliance, including a lack of appropriate guidelines for staff.
Internal audit reports seems to have identified that they don't have any idea how to operate effectively.
Problems with the electronic record management system have been identified for many years, nothing has been done to rectify its shortcomings. The system now represents a risk to the department as records are difficult to locate or cannot be found."(in other words lost)
As for the operation of field teams, they were also criticised amid weaknesses in almost all aspects of operations.
The audit criticised an "ad hoc" use of management reports, the absence of appropriate indicators to measure performance, and operational differences between states and territories.
In a response to the audit, the department accepted its four recommendations.
Now comes the good bit(A typical Sir Humphrey reply)
A considerable amount of work was being done to improve a new operating environment.
"The department is reviewing a number of administrative functions related to managing visa compliance, including a review into allegation assessments and compliance processes, intelligence capacity and information management systems," a department spokesman said.
This appears to be a section of the PS that has totally lost its way and creating the new identity Border Protection at this time has possibly exacerbated the problem. Our borders, are they safe, well after skipping through this audit, no our borders are hemorrhaging through ineptitude. It appears a major clean out is required, starting from the top.
We stopped the boats, people on planes we don't care about
About time we had protection for freedom of expression.
The Australian constitution does not contain provisions aimed solely at freedom of expression, unlike the first and 14th amendments of the United States constitution or the fifth article of Germany's constitution. Most Australians are not aware of our missing rights under the constitution and our governments have never encouraged this modification.Why not????
Taken from an article by Nick Dyen • December 30, 2015
Even with campaign finance disclosures, sometimes it’s hard to follow all the money that flows into political pockets. That’s why California entrepreneur John Cox—chairman of the California Is Not For Sale Initiative—wants his state representatives to wear their donors’ names on their sleeves.
“If they don’t take any money, they won’t have to wear any stickers,”
I don't think we'd ever see a politician without stickers, do you?
Guns are about to become a lot more visible in the nation’s second most populous state. With a law that takes effect in the new year, Texans licensed to carry firearms won’t have to conceal them anymore—they can wear them out in the open, so long as they are in a belt or shoulder holster. Later in 2016, Texans will be allowed to take guns into campus dorms and classrooms, although those will have to remain hidden from view.