Confirmed: Australia to take in 12000 Syrian refugees – focus on ‘persecuted minorities.’

In breaking news, the Australian government has confirmed it will take in an extra 12000 Syrian refugees, to be issued permanent visas, on a one-off basis over and above the current intake of 13750,...

Food for thought – Labor’s leaking censure ship

The Honourable Warren Truss, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, set Labor straight yesterday over a request for an unwarranted apology for Bill Milby of North Star Cruises (a company...

The Buddha tells the Middle East to be the region of peace

In incredible, hard-to-believe scenes yesterday, the Buddha appeared at multiple flash-points across the Middle East and made a plea for peace. "In my enlightened wisdom", he opined, "the region here needs to learn to live...

Gulf States looking the other way

Western media are now at last beginning to notice that the oil rich Gulf states of the Middle East are studiously looking the other way in regards to the Syrian refugee crisis, if not...

The truth hurts 

Liberal MP Cory Bernardi is still on Twitter (at time of writing), but one wonders why. The abuse hurled at him by courageous types using anonymous Twitter accounts is beyond horrific. Cory's crime was...

Christian refugee preference ‘bigoted’ say Islamic leaders

Islamic leaders have hit back today after the Australian Abbott Government flagged taking refugees from Christian and other minority groups on a preferential basis from Syria's immigration crisis. "You don't ask a drowning person what...

Food for thought – Wilkie’s welcome a wavering political candle

Andrew Wilkie, the independent federal member for Denison, attempted to suspend standing orders today so as to make the case for 30,000 Syrian refugees to be given safe haven in Australia. His failed attempt to...

Migrants march on Hungary highway bound for Germany

Hundreds of 'asylum seekers' have broken through a police line near a refugee centre in Hungary, and are marching along the wrong side of a highway towards Budapest. Although the migrants are safe and protected...

Women and children first

“Women and children first,” said a friend when he saw this infographic (click here) – and you can be sure that he’ll be right, although not in the sarcastic way he intended.Women and children...

Christians to get priority in Syrian migrant crisis

The Australian Abbott Government has announced that it intends to focus on accepting Christians and other minority groups affected by the Syrian refugee crisis. The ABC reported that Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop stated that the...

Equal punishment milestone reached in Afghanistan

Kabul: An Afghan man and woman found guilty of adultery received 100 lashes on Monday in front of a crowd who filmed their punishment, TV footage showed. One would be excused for thinking a stone...

Cause of European immigration crisis identified by the ABC – it’s Tony Abbott’s fault...

The extraordinary penchant of the national broadcaster to turn a crisis, any crisis, anywhere in the world, into an opportunity for Abbott hatred was in abundant supply again over the past few days as...

The alluring lights of the West

The last few weeks have seen the largest movement of people in Europe since the end of World War II. Hundreds of thousands are fleeing war and persecution in the Middle East, or are simply...

Puppet on a String

Football finals would be a 'wonderful time' for a train and tram strike. So says Union puppet master John Setka. What a happy occasion it was last week in Melbourne for Luba Grigorovitch of the...

ABC bias: Listening to two different conversations at once

I often get caught out listening to ABC 774 radio on Sunday and Monday mornings, due to my listening to 3LO's broadcasting of the cricket or the footy the day before. Despite my admiration...

Food for thought – Pistol and Boo flushed down the loo

Johnny Depp took a pinky raised swing at our Minister for Agriculture, the Honourable Barnaby Joyce, the other day, stating “I killed my dogs and ate them under direct orders from some kinda, I...

Hungarian Prime Minister wins ‘Nobel Prize’ in common sense by earning a much coveted...

In a rare outbreak of common sense in the context of the European immigration debate, Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban has stated the bleedingly obvious about the hordes of predominately economic migrants pouring across...

Reality Check

I’m loathe to write this, because I am sure to be shouted down as a heartless bastard, and maybe I am, but this needs to be said. Pictures of the lifeless toddler Aylan Kurdi...

Showdown between the realists and idealists

When was the last time there was such a division cutting through our community and media between the realists and idealists? Do we find ourselves in a Neville Chamberlain / Winston Churchill scenario, a showdown...

People don’t get boxing

Let me just begin by saying that I am not a very good boxer. In fact, since I've never actually competed in a bout, and I am getting too old to do so, I...