A Week’s A Long Time in Politics. Hopefully Three Years doesn’t seem an Eternity.

Posted: November 18, 2013 in Uncategorized

The Australian Independent Media Network

The newspapers I read in Bali had very little mention of Tony Abbott. The International New York Times had an article about how strange Abbott’s Direct Action concept was, while the Jakarta Post mentioned him briefly on a couple of occasions.

It was only through using the Internet and accessing the ABC that I found that Bronwyn Bishop had managed to restore dignity the Parliament by ruling that “Electricity Bill” wasn’t a nickname but a description. Hopefully this will enable MPs to use other “descriptions” such as “Hissy Chrissy”, “Sloppy Joe” and “Budget Flight Barnaby”.

Of course, we had the shocking spectacle in the Victorian Parliament of the Labor Party trying to destroy democracy by calling for a vote. Here the Speaker, Mr Smith, upheld the principles of democracy by immediately shutting down Parliament for a couple of weeks.

As far as the Philippines went, the papers I read were…

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