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Criminal Gangs in Victoria

About this pamphlet Matthew Guy.

I know you’re saying it isn’t specifically targeting “African gangs”, in fact it isn’t even a photo of Melbourne. It’s from a story published in 2012 about gangs in London. The problem with your pamphlet isn’t just that it contradicts data from the state’s Crime Statistics Agency which show crime in Victoria has decreased by nearly 9% in the last year, it’s about context.

Alan Tudge: Man of Values

A first-generation Australia who doesn’t like immigrants

Labels Australia’s welfare system as "poison“ while claiming $546,210 in expenses in 2016
Oversaw the robodebt fiasco

Exaggerates or lies about his department's results

Wants everyone to fit in with his values.

Food for thought

In an article published in today's Sydney Morning Herald, Jane Shilling of the London Telegraph argues that White House secretary, Sarah Sanders, should not have been refused service by the Red Hen restaurant because of her politics. She also argues that civility is the key to creating dialogue with the Trump administration.

Fuck civility. Shilling could not be more wrong.

Andrew Bolt and Domestic Violence

Here is the full story:

Women are more likely to experience violence from men they know, often in the home, than from some monster lurking in the bushes

One in four Australian women have experienced physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner

On average, one woman a week is murdered by her current or former partner, according to the most recent analysis of homicide statistics in Australia

One in four Australian women have experienced emotional abuse by a current or former partner

Australia's Newest Threat

Immigration minister and Border Force Obergruppenführer, Peter Dutton, has warned that Australia is at risk of succumbing to compassion.

Citizens are being urged to remain vigilant against the spread of compassion in Australia which, if left unchecked, could see our society regress into an egalitarian dystopia, where greed and self-interest struggle to survive.

The Russian Witch Hunt Hoax

Here is an update on the Russian Witch Hunt Hoax:

In the 12 months that Robert Mueller has been conducting his witch hunt hoax, 20 witches and three witches’ businesses have either been indicted or admitted guilt and a total of 75 charges (none concerning witchcraft) have been laid.

Five witches are now cooperating with the witch hunt.

The Witch-in-Chief has begun insisting that he has the constitutional right to pardon himself from charges that might result from the Russian Witch Hunt Hoax.

Punishing the Banks

Here are some revelations from the Royal Commission into banking so far:

NAB employees in Western Sydney were paid bribes of up to $2800 to wave through loans they knew were based on fake documents.

Fake payslips, IDs and Medicare cards were allegedly made up to generate loans for the bank’s “Introducer Program”, which generated $24 billion worth of home loans and paid out between $100-$150 million in commissions between 2013 and 2016.

This week in welfare

A former member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal said the government's robo-debt system often calculates debts that are inflated or non-existent.

A 17-year old girl with leukaemia was ordered to visit Centrelink in her wheelchair so staff could “sight her” despite her mother’s protests that she was immunosuppressed.

The girl and her mother have made several attempts in the last 18 months to obtain a Health Care card which would make her chemotherapy drugs more affordable.

A Contentious Debate

Between 1979 and 1996, 104 people were killed and at least 52 were wounded in 13 mass shootings in Australia. Since national gun control laws were introduced in 1996 there have been no mass shootings in Australia.

In 2018 there have been 34 mass shootings in the US, killing 51 people and injuring 106. In 2017 there were 346 mass shootings in the US.

When asked to comment on the debate on gun control in the US, Malcolm Turnbull responded:

“It’s not for me to get involved in a contentious domestic political debate here."

Here's a pledge for you Peter Dutton

“In my view, there is a place for the pledge in a broader rejuvenated civics effort with school-aged children, regardless of their background,”
- Mr Dutton 21/02/2018

Here's a pledge for you Peter Dutton, none of my children will be making any pledge to a government consisting of crooks, liars and shit stains like yourself.

While we're on the subject of pledges, here's one you made on becoming an MP, and also on becoming a minister:

"I, Peter Dutton, do swear that I will well and truly serve the people of Australia."

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