Clinton, Gillard, Shorten using $460m of our money to kill off Australian coal industry
The facts behind Aboriginal recognition and Clinton’s insidious influence over indigenous land owners claiming 60 per cent of Australian land area
Previously published in March, 2019
from Gil May
Why have Australian governments tipped money into Hillary Clinton’s Clinton Foundation helping to kill our coal industry? That it gave Julia Gillard a job and effectively a platform to continually spruik Hillary Clinton for president shows just how this very dodgy Foundation works.
The Australian taxpayer shovelled at least $88 million into the Clinton Foundation and associated entities from 2006 to 2014, reaching a peak of $10.3 million in 2012-13, Gillard’s last year in office.
On the Clinton Foundation website, AusAID and the Commonwealth of Australia score separate entries in the $10 million-plus group of donors, one rung up from American teacher unions.
In 2009-10 Kevin Rudd handed over another $10 million to the foundation for climate research, part of $300 million he squandered on a Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute.
Gillard also donated $300 million of our money to the Clinton-affiliated Global Partnership for Education.
Lo and behold, she became chairman in 2014 and has been actively promoting Clinton as president ever since — in a campaign video last December slamming Trump, in opeds trumpeting the next woman president and in appearances with Clinton spruiking girls’ education.
The Abbott government topped up the left-wing organisation’s coffers with another $140 million in 2014, bringing total Australian largesse to $460 million, according to a press release from Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.
And yet, apart from the beautiful friendship with Gillard, what did Australia get from the Clintons for all that cash?
A whole lot of trouble is what.
Wikileaks emails released at the time shows that Australian green groups have been secretly funded to destroy our coal industry by environmental activists connected to the Clinton campaign.
The email account of Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta reveals extraordinary details of the sabotage of the $16 billion Adani coalmine in Queensland, which has damaged Australia’s national interest and denied cheap electricity to millions of poor Indians.
Last August John Hepburn, former Greenpeace activist and founder of Australian anti-coal group the Sunrise Project, sent a crowing email to his American paymasters, the Sandler Foundation, which is also a major donor to the Clinton Foundation. (Founder Herb Sandler and mate George Soros funded another Clinton-aligned progressive group, the Centre for American Progress, previously chaired by Podesta.)
“The Adani Carmichael mine and the whole Galilee Basin fossil fuel industrial complex is in its death throes,” Hepburn wrote in the email forwarded to Podesta.
“I am going to buy a few bottles of bubbly for a celebration with the (Environmental Defenders Office) legal team, our colleagues at GetUp, Greenpeace, 350.org, ECF, Australian Youth Climate Coalition, Mackay Conservation Group, Market Forces and the brilliant and tireless Sunrise team.”
In another email forwarded to Podesta, Hepburn panics about a then Abbott government inquiry into environmental charities and discusses hiding Sunrise’s sources of funding to safeguard its charitable tax status.
Hepburn boasts about the latest legal blow to Adani, when the Federal Court overturned its approval and the Commonwealth Bank quit the project.
In it he now wants to “escalate the campaign towards the other 3 big Australian banks”.
And he mocks miners who “try to claim that there is some kind of foreign-funded and tightly orchestrated conspiracy to systematically destroy the Australian coal industry. (I seriously don’t know where they get these wacky ideas from!)”
The Break-up of Australia: The Real Agenda behind Aboriginal Recognition.
As if it’s not bad enough that foreign-funded activists are meddling with our largest export earner, Podesta’s emails also detail their insidious influence on indigenous land owners who blocked the Adani mine using powerful native title rights.
This alliance of green groups with native title owners is a frightening development detailed in a new book by historian Keith Windschuttle, The Break-up of Australia: The Real Agenda behind Aboriginal Recognition.
He reveals the imminent expansion of native title claims, either approved or quietly being processed, stretch across a whopping 60 per cent of the Australian continent, an area twice the size of Western Europe.
Already 6000sq km of the Kidman cattle empire in the Kimberley has been given, via native title, to green activists to be converted from productive cattle country to a wildlife conservation area.
“In return, the Yulumbu people get a paltry $50,000 a year royalty,” Windschuttle writes.
“As a flora and fauna sanctuary it is economically defunct for the foreseeable future.”
At worst, writes Windschuttle, the mooted referendum for indigenous constitutional recognition, proposed by Gillard in 2012, could pave the way for a separate Aboriginal state on native title land, funded by taxation, royalties and lease payments — passive welfare in another guise.
At the very least, the alliance between foreign-funded green groups and indigenous owners gives environmentalists the opportunity to take whole swathes of Australia out of the productive economy and shut down industries they don’t like, from coal mines in Queensland to cattle farms in Western Australia.
Thanks for nothing, Hillary and Julia.
As the Clinton Fund is now under investigation in the US, what has the Australian government done to recover our money?
Many people worked hard to pay in taxes, that would have gone a long way to building new dams for our drought stricken farmers or new hospitals.
GetUp recruiting staff to coordinate its usual voter fraud in Aboriginal and wider communities
Bill Shorten’s GetUp has overtly shown its hand to infiltrate FNQ Aboriginal communities ensuring disadvantaged welfare voters support the Labor Party first and Greens second at the upcoming federal election.
At previous elections voting booth workers have heard GetUp members tell Aboriginal voters to vote for Labor or they will lose their sit-down money.
In what has been a covert operation for many elections the GetUp mob’s involvement in wide-scale voter fraud is now evident.
Well known as communist sympathisers GetUp says on their website: ‘ We’re an independent movement of more than one million people working to build a progressive Australia and put people back into politics.’
This motley mob of dope-smoking, troglodytes interspersed with loopy environmental miscreants, unsure if they are male or female, will invade Aboriginal communities coercing them to vote for the ALP and Greens.
Sources have told Cairns News this mob has close ties to various Australian Electoral Commission staffers who share their communist devotion.
Submissions with direct proof of wide spread voter fraud have been handed to the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters for a decade or more detailing the modus operandi of systemic multiple voting in fictitious names, a ploy well developed by the ALP and unions since 1944.
Simply, a list of fictitious names at real addresses is handed to the unions who in turn now delegate GetUp to do their dirty work. After all the organisations are one of the same.
A busload of GetUp members does the rounds of the polling booths in marginal seats and votes multiple times using the names on the list.
Their efforts have decided the fate of several elections.
The JSCEM finally recommended that voter identification be introduced as soon as possible
Hence the Liberal Party’s Voter Integrity bill to provide ID before voting, lapsed due to lack of support from within the Liberal and Labor parties in December.
GetUp attracts individual donations from throughout Australia including corporations.
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At GetUp, we know our capacity to drive progressive change is increased when our team has a diversity of backgrounds and experience. We are always actively looking for applicants from a diverse range of genders, cultures, language groups, abilities, and experiences to apply.
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Shorten will tax us into Venezuela
After the ‘rich people’ have deserted the country and can’t be taxed any longer by the ALP, Shorten will tax workers and small business into oblivion and the death duties he has mentioned will take us to new lows such as crippled Venezuela
Australia Headed for a Perfect Storm…………
Thoughts from a concerned Australian including on the 2019 election
REASON : 3 current convergences
- China bubble potential burst and commodity price collapse upon which Australia is so dependent
- 22% of all apartments are empty due to massive government building programs sold to individuals and producing no income. This bubble will ultimately burst. Similarly with factories etc
- The Chinese, with little trust of their government had been laundering their money through buying houses into what they considered safer jurisdictions such as Australia particularly Sydney and Melbourne, and forcing prices to record, unrealistic levels. The Chinese government has now cracked down on funds leaving the country hence a huge decrease in demand in those centres causing the current drop in the market. Some analysts believe the market in Sydney and Melbourne could drop by 42% at best case to 75% worse case.
- Dramatic decrease in demand for commodities upon which our economy depends as our main export destination for these.
- Housing market collapse as above-Add to the above factors the current Bank created credit squeeze during and since the banking enquiry where potential home buyers are having difficulty in obtaining finance. It appears the Banks are thumbing their nose at governments and showing them who the real bosses are by turning off the credit tap until the restrictions are put aside or lessened. Whatever their reason, this in turn has tightened housing and other markets resulting in the current slowing. Job losses due to the drop in the housing market will inevitably result.
- Shorten election policies if he wins the election-Socialist take from the “rich” to give to the poor -to pay for the freebies- Shorten’s promises amount to an increase in asset taxes to cover his spending spree on social and climate change programs. Just a few examples:
- Taxation policies – Shorten has misrepresented these to the population
- Franking credits -are NOT A GIFT as Shorten constantly refers to them – a FC is the tax that the company paying a dividend to shareholders has to take out of that dividend to pay to ATO before the dividend is paid to the shareholder– so that the shareholder then includes the dividend in their personal tax returns and pays more tax if not enough has been deducted or gets a refund if excess has been taken out in relation to their overall personal tax position)- essentially similar to the principal of tax taken out of a wage(PAYG)-you get a refund if your individual circumstances give you unaccounted for deductions. This penalises people who have sought to be independent and cover their own retirement and not rely on the government pensions or handouts. Their doing so benefits the government bottom line. IT IS NOT USING OTHER TAXPAYERS TAXES to benefit the shareholder but uses their OWN PREPAID TAX. If he cannot be trusted on a simple thing like this what does it say about the other policies and hidden costs and smoke and mirrors.
- Negative gearing– the right to deduct expenses and losses from an investment property from other taxable income. Essentially it can be considered similar to an equipment dealer (for example let’s say a dealer in trucks or bull dozers which can be of similar value to an average house or more) selling items and claiming any expenses or shortfall if there is one against their tax. Selling a house that is not a private home is just similarly a trading business deal with income and expenses with input tax credits. Why is it being treated differently re negative gearing just because it is a fixed building?
- Taxation policies – Shorten has misrepresented these to the population
This in effect will decrease investment in property to rent, thereby increasing demand competition through under supply, thereby increasing rents. Isn’t Australia already suffering from a short supply and especially will this be exacerbated by the Shorten immigration policies of bringing in huge numbers of refugees already requiring huge government aid. The greatest effect will be on those on the lower end of the market who can’t afford it -rents could have a very significant increase. Shorten says his government will then build 250,000 new low priced houses to fill the supply need – guess who pays- the taxpayer again. And if other schemes are an example (e.g. buildings for schools, insulation debacle) the waste will be frightening. Why not let the taxpayer be incentivised to build, own and deal with the houses rather than government? Far more efficient and economic.
In addition to government housing, currently the government runs a subsidised rental scheme where private investors provide the house to rent and it is rented out to vetted poorer families at a reduced rate by the government subsiding the balance. This reduces government outlays. Why would an investor take the risks and outlays if it is not tax deductable. This would decrease with fewer properties then available to those in greatest need. This currently supplies an additional affordable housing program over and above direct government built housing.
- A string of others not elaborated on-halving capital gains concession in certain cases, death taxes etc. Venezuela was one of the richest countries but look at it now. Could we follow that path?
- Climate Policies-whether you agree with current global warming rhetoric or not, Shorten’s response to explanations that Australia cannot afford it and it will break the country is that Australia cannot afford not to act, yet all reports are that Australia’s contribution of 1.3% will not be measurable in overall “warming” of the planet or affect climate disasters. The policies have been costed out by an independent group as being approx. half a trillion dollars with the loss of 380,000 jobs and an 8% wage reduction for all.As an indicator which should raise questions : Look at the temp vs CO2 graph in Al Gore’s first movie An Inconvenient Truth which pushed all this into the public arena and seemed quite convincing- with the graphs separated so a comparison of timing of the movements in temperature with CO2 could not be seen. This was taken from an original research graph but in that graph temperature and CO2 were superimposed and this showed clearly ( and not surprisingly)that whilst both graphs followed each other as accurately portrayed in the movie, the key was that the temperature graph on the research document moved first and the CO2 graph followed. This could not have been anything other than a calculated misrepresentation in this presentation.CO2 is not a pollutant but the essential plant food and hence the main building block for all life on earth. Without it plants die (95% of the dry weight of a plant comes from the air- note the essential photosynthesis equations you all learned in high school biology classes). What will that do to the food supply? Death of most plants occurs below 150ppm compared to current 400 ppm CO2. An increase in CO2 will be a good thing for the planet as it increases the growth and production of plants and decreases water use( both gases uptake and release from the plant occur by diffusion through the stomata/pores in the leaf and hence increased amounts of CO2 results in faster diffusion of CO2 into the leaf and therefore less water escapes in the process) . As confirmed by the up to 30% increase in crop yields over the last 30 years in the Mid-West due to the 100ppm rise in CO2. This is worth billions of dollars to the global agricultural economy. Note also that nursery growers in various sectors release high amounts of CO2 into their greenhouses in order to greatly increase their productivity. Research has been confirmed by increasing CO2 to over 1000ppm (compared to the current 400ppm) and found great increases in productivity and also in drought resistance. Where did the huge growth come from in the era of the dinosaurs where plant growth was prolific with vast forests and the huge size of all living things during that era of high CO2 levels? It is reported to have been up to 4000 to 8000 ppm in the atmosphere and life obviously flourished.
- This is concerning especially when considered in the light of Princeton University physics Professor William Happer’s explanation of the logarithmic effect of adding more CO2 to the atmosphere (i.e. as CO2rates rise it takes double the CO2 to produce each degree of temperature rise ) and that we are in an historical Greenhouse drought. If you assume all of the temperature rise of 0.8 degrees Celsius over the last 100 years with an increase from 300 to 400ppm of CO2 was due to CO2 (which it is not anyway), to get the same 0.8 rise we would need a doubling of the CO2 and a further doubling to add each 0.8 of a degree as the amount of CO2 rises. Is destroying Australia economically worth “no result” environmentally. Add to this the fact that CO2 is only 0.04% of the atmosphere compared to say water vapour which is a far more effective greenhouse gas due to the quantity( So to be genuine they should tell us to limit the water vapour ?– but at least they don’t think we are stupid enough to fall for that suggestion).
- And what if Climate change theories are wrong??? There is a plethora of research contradicting the current public theories
Shorten one sandwich short of a Birdsville picnic
Racing to the Power Point in Birdsville
When 2,000 electric cars towing caravans descend on the Birdsville races, where do they charge their batteries overnight?
Take a ticket and join the queue?
Bullshitter Bill or Sharia Shorten?
Shorten’s energy crisis in the making for Labor
Robert Gottliebsen’s article, in the ‘Australian’, 11/4/19, may force the many potential buyers of EV’s to proceed with caution:
The danger came home to him, when he met up with an affluent, long-time Melbourne acquaintance who lives in a street where there are six Tesla cars. If all six proud Electric Vehicle owners try to charge their EV battery at the same time, the power goes out in the street, because the grid fails – some times, it fails when just three, or four charge at the same time.
You see, our Power Grid is designed to transmit predictable, regular waves of power through it’s wires and transformers. But… suddenly, we began generating large amounts of power from different directions, and much of this is intermittent and based on less predictable sources, such as wind and sunshine. So, instead of being regular waves of electrons travelling in one direction, – choppy electron flows hit the transformers, causing greatly increased operating temperatures.
You don’t have to be very bright to know that most nights, up to 70% of our population habitually switch on the ‘aircon’, & go to the shower, before cooking the evening meal, (often, while the family are watching TV). The majority of these actions occurs somewhere between 5pm & 10pm, and most rely on power from the grid.
In Bill Shorten’s ‘new green world’, there’ll be yet another task – i.e. Recharging the EV battery in 50% of homes, probably for many hours, after dark.
Statistics reveal, Australian households currently use, on average, approx. 20k/Wt per day. By comparison, a full charge for an electric vehicle battery needs about 60k/Wt – That’s THREE times the normal household consumption. Power Bills could treble.
So, the progression from conventional vehicle to an EV involves :
- a) Buying the pure-electric vehicle ….let’s say, at least $45,000,
- b) Installing a suitable wall-mounted Charger ….let’s say $13,000,
- c) Saving up for the annual Energy Bill – let’s say, an extra $3,000 per annum….
- d) Check that there aren’t many EV’s in your street – or you’ll be wasting your money !
That’s a total cost over $60,000…. (the average family may choke on this).
Don’t expect to trade in your old beast – There’ll be thousands of rusty cars everywhere.
Bill says he expects there will be about 600,000 pure electric vehicles on Australian roads by 2030. Yet, the Labor/Greens Alliance are committed to gradually close Coal-Fired Power Stations, the source of most reliable, base-load power.
Bill also says fully subsidised Renewables will provide CHEAPER Energy prices. SURE.
What plan does Bill have to DOUBLE Australia’s electricity supply to enable half the population to regularly charge their Electric Vehicle. Well, BILL hasn’t mentioned it.
THAT’S BECAUSE IT’S PURE FANTASY…..Bullshit Bill can only guarantee Energy Chaos.
Poland climatefest dumps several million tonnes of CO2 into atmosphere aiding plant growth
by Viv Forbes, science writer
$500M Climate Carnival Concludes.
COP 24 just concluded in Poland. Nearly 23,000 climate saviours attended this 24th annual climate carnival.
Every year, plane-loads of concerned busybodies fly to some interesting new location to spend tax dollars on a well-fed 12 day holiday. They concoct plans to ration and tax the energy used by real workers, farmers and families back home.
Few delegates arrived by bicycle or solar-powered plane – a fleet of at least 100 commercial, private and charter aircraft brought them at a cost estimated at US$57M. When the costs of hotels, ground transport, food, entertainment, air conditioning and office services are added, the bill is likely to top $500 M.
Australian taxpayers supported 46 junketeers. Now these Chicken Littles are back home spreading climate scare stories and lecturing locals to not overspend on Christmas presents.
There is a bright side – all that carbon dioxide emitted by planes, cars, buses, heaters, stoves, beer, champagne and Poland’s coal-fired power stations will help global plant growth.
Source of Estimates:
“Cultural Communists Know How to Spend Your Money to Fight Climate Change.”
Amendments to Tasmania’s gun laws go before a committee
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has written to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull asking for him to intervene before Tasmania’s re-elected Liberal Government frees up the State’s gun laws.
Two days before the Tasmania election, the Liberals dropped a grenade – that if they won government they would amend the tough and ineffective laws to allow farmers and sporting shooters access to semi-auto rifles and shotguns.
However the Liberal Government had been in secret discussions with farming groups and the shooting lobby for six weeks prior to the election.
The glaring elephant in the room, is the bona fides of the Port Arthur massacre. The people’s court after dissecting the overwhelming evidence to the contrary has decided Martin Bryant did not shoot any person at the Broad Arrow Café – he was miles away at the time of the shooting. His mother and two other witnesses who knew Martin confirmed this fact with investigators yet none was called to give evidence to Tasmania Police.
The so-called National Firearms Agreement has no effect in law, it is only an agreement between the States because the Commonwealth cannot legislate firearms law for the States.
If any State wishes to amend their respective gun laws they can do so with impunity. When the Queensland National Party Government in 1997 said it would not enact the pre-packaged gun laws presented by the Federal Government, PM John Howard threatened to withhold Commonwealth money from the State.
The Nationals leader Rob (Bubbles) Borbidge buckled and pushed the new laws through Parliament.
Shorten, soon to be deposed by Anthony Albanese, is barking up the wrong tree, because the Tasmania Liberals can tell him to go to hell where he belongs.
Likewise Turnbull would be a fool to intervene, but in any case there is nothing he can do. Premier Will Hodgman needs all the support he can get. Cairns News urges Tasmanian readers to phone Will Hodgman and give him support over the proposed changes to the gun laws.
He should take notice because it was the gun lobby which got his government over the line.
Yesterday, after the usual pressure from the ABC, Mr Hodgman said the amendments would be put before a committee to examine the effects and if they would contravene the national agreement.
Shorten’s breath-taking hypocrisy accusing Joyce of misconduct
Larry Pickering at his best
Australia’s Secret War
The Labor leopard has not changed it’s spots
As the Abbott government began to take on union power and corruption and then a Royal Commission exposing Union liars, thugs & thieves, a new book reveals the union movement’s role in one of the most shameful periods of Australian history. What the wharfies did to Australian troops – and their nation’s war effort – between 1939 and 1945 is nothing short of an abomination.
Perth lawyer Hal Colebatch has done the nation a service with his groundbreaking book, Australia’s Secret War, telling the untold story of union bastardry during World War 2.
Using diary entries, letters and interviews with key witnesses, he has pieced together with forensic precision the tale of how Australia’s unions sabotaged the war effort; how wharfies vandalised, harassed, and robbed Australian troop ships, and probably cost lives.
One of the most obscene acts occurred in October, 1945, at the end of the war, after Australian soldiers were released from Japanese prison camps. They were half dead, starving and desperate for home. But when the British aircraft-carrier HMS Speaker brought them into Sydney Harbour, the wharfies went on strike. For 36 hours, the soldiers were forced to remain on-board, tantalisingly close to home. This final act of cruelty from their countrymen was their thanks for all the sacrifice.
Colebatch coolly recounts outrage after outrage. There were the radio valves pilfered by waterside workers in Townsville which prevented a new radar station at Green Island from operating. So when American dive bombers returning from a raid on a Japanese base were caught in an electrical storm and lost their bearings, there was no radio station to guide them to safety. Lost, they ran out of fuel and crashed, killing all 32 airmen.
Colebatch quotes RAAF serviceman James Ahearn, who served at Green Island, where the Australians had to listen impotently to the doomed Americans’ radio calls: “The grief was compounded by the fact that had it not been for the greed and corruption on the Australian waterfront such lives would not have been needlessly lost.”
Almost every major Australian warship was targeted throughout the war, with little intervention from an enfeebled Prime Minister Curtin. There was the deliberate destruction by wharfies of vehicles and equipment, theft of food being loaded for soldiers, snap strikes, go-slows, demands for “danger money” for loading biscuits.
Then there were the coal strikes which pushed down coal production between 1942 and 1945 despite the war emergency. There were a few honourable attempts to resist union leaders, such as the women working in a small arms factory in Orange, NSW, who refused to strike and “pelted union leaders with tomatoes and eggs”.
This is a tale of the worst of Australia amid the best, the valour and courage of our soldiers in New Guinea providing our last line of defence against Japanese, only to be forced onto starvation rations and to “go easy on the ammo” because strikes by the wharfies back home prevented supplies from reaching them. A planned rescue of Australian POWs in Borneo late in the war apparently had to be abandoned, writes Colebatch, because a wharf strike in Brisbane meant the ships had no heavy weapons.
There was no act too low for the unionists. For instance, in 1941, hundreds of soldiers on board a ship docked in Fremantle entrusted personal letters to wharfies who offered to post them in return for beer money. The letters never arrived.
At one point in 1942 a US Army colonel became so frustrated at the refusal of Townsville wharfies to load munitions unless paid quadruple time, he ordered his men to throw the unionists into the water and load the guns themselves.
In Adelaide, American soldiers fired sub-machine guns at wharfies deliberately destroying their aircraft engines by dropping them from great heights. Australian soldiers had to draw bayonets to stop the same Adelaide wharfies from stealing food meant for troops overseas. You will read this book with mounting fury.
Colebatch offers various explanations for the treasonous behaviour of the unions. Many of the leaders were Communists obsessed with class warfare. Fervent “identity politics” led them to believe they were victims, and that servicemen and women were “puppets of capitalism whose lives were of no consequence”.
Contrary to popular belief, strikes and sabotage continued to the end of the war, even after the Soviet Union became an ally, writes Colebatch, who contends that the Australian Left may have wanted to undermine the military in preparation for revolution after the war. Whatever the reasons for the defective morality of those unionists who sabotaged our war effort, the traitors have never been brought to account.
This story has been largely suppressed for 70 years because Labor and the Left have successfully controlled the narrative of history.
But no more, thanks to Colebatch.
Shorten the odds
On his recent trip to the USA, Bill Shorten addressed a major gathering of the American Indigenous Indian chiefs.
He spoke for almost an hour about his plans for increasing every Australian Aborigine’s present standard of living.
Though vague in detail, he spoke about his ideas for helping his “sisters and brothers.”
Afterwards, the Indian Chief’s presented him with a plaque inscribed with his new native language name, which translated into English as “Walking Eagle”, which he proudly accepted.
After Shorten left, a news reporter asked the Indian Chief’s spokesman how they came to select this name.
He explained that “Walking Eagle” is the name given to a bird so full of shit it can no longer fly.
Bill Shorten’s branch stacking history under new investigation by the Labor Party
Shorten calling for 16 year olds to vote is a cover to hide the investigation by the ALP into branch stacking in Shorten’s seat of Maribyrnong. The ALP will need much more than politically illiterate 16 year olds to get it into power after the Royal Commission into Union Corruption jails half the union leadership in Australia.
Bill Shorten’s political career looks like it had the last nail put in it on Thursday (29/10/15) by the Victorian branch of the Labor Party who have set up a branch stacking corruption inquiry which covers Bill’s seat of Maribyrnong. For good measure the Royal Commission will have David Asmar, who is a member of Bill’s […]