Craig Kelly, Liberal MP (photo credit AAP)

As little as a year, ago hardly any of us had heard of Liberal MP, Craig Kelly. Yet now he keeps popping up in the news. So, who is he and just what changed?

Kelly was elected to the House of Representatives for the electorate of Hughes in Sydney, in 2010, being re-elected in 2013, 2016 and 2019.

The best part of a decade is long enough for a politician to make their mark. Yet Kelly’s parliamentary record is quite scant. One thing that never goes begging is the availability of parliamentary committee positions. Most MPs and Senators of the same duration as Kelly have a respectable list of committees they have served on. Kelly, however, has very little. And he has nothing even remotely approaching Ministerial or portfolio activity. Read the rest of this entry »

And we’re up and running again

Posted: August 7, 2019 in Ranting

Well it has been a long time since I was posting here. I have been doing other things and let this blog slide. But…I’m back!

Stay tuned for a string of posts I have been planning to write.

Is James Ashby thick or is he deliberately ducking the issue? I suspect the answer is little from column A and a bit from column B. However, one thing is quite clear – he still has the morals and ethics of a rabid sewer rat, together with a criminal mindset. Read the rest of this entry »

A LOT of Australians are fed up with the big banks. While constantly trying to convince us via television ads how lovely they really are, they are busy ripping billions in profits away from us via fees. That is in addition to many millions in government handouts and protections in the last decade alone. This latest Budget has attempted to get hold of some of those excessive profits for the national good – not by something like an excessive profits tax, but by instituting a new special levy. But will it mean anything in the long run? Nope. Read the rest of this entry »

I first heard about a cashless society back in 1980 when I started work for the Commonwealth Bank. Our manager returned from a conference, informing us that the wheels had started turning to make Australia a cash-free society in as little as ten years. Thirty-seven years later, and long time after the end of my banking career, it seems we are finally getting very close to that point of cash becoming a thing of the past. But so far, I am not seeing anyone talk too much about the very real negative that can come with this unless a government finally steps up to the plate for real for the first time. Read the rest of this entry »

A pretty heavy rant in its way.

George Brandis, Senator, Attorney General

Attorney-General Senator George Brandis QC

The Attorney General is the nation’s first law officer. That makes her or him our highest law officer in the nation. So it is not unreasonable to expect our Federal Attorney General to be a paragon of legal virtue. However our Attorney General, Senator George Brandis, is anything but. Read the rest of this entry »

UPDATE: While posting this, news broke that Christensen has quit as National’s Whip.

UPDATE 2: I obviously must have had Pauline Hanson on my mind when I wrote this, accidentally declaring Christensen came from Oxley – her old seat. He is of course actually in Dawson.

1478560415009There can be no question about it – George Christensen is a renegade. Ever since he first entered parliament in 2010, he has gone his own way. The Nationals leader, Barnaby Joyce, has admitted that he cannot really discipline the maverick given his own troublesome past record. But just how fair dinkum is Christensen? Read the rest of this entry »