Tony Abbott

Why is Fairfax protecting the identity of an ISIS hugging scumbag?

Why is Fairfax protecting a terrorist enabler?

A  New Zealand woman who travelled to Syria last year for what were believed to be humanitarian reasons is understood to be trying to negotiate with Australian officials to return to Sydney.

The woman, who has dual New Zealand-Australian citizenship, was said to be offering to help authorities with information about networks in the region.

The woman, who Fairfax has chosen not to name over fear for her safety, lives in Sydney’s Bankstown and was previously married to a man from the city.

She is the latest in a string of people who have travelled to the troubled region who now want to return home. One member of Islamic State (IS), a former health worker from Victoria, has reportedly told Australian authorities he wanted to return and warn would-be jihadists against joining the terror group.    Read more »

This is what happens when you bash wogs, abos, and boat people

Tony Abbott has had a dramatic turn around in the polls after he launched into wogs, abos, boat people and bludgers.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has made up ground against Opposition Leader Bill Shorten but Labor continues to be ahead of the Coalition ahead of the next week’s critical federal budget.

A Newspoll, published by The Australian on Tuesday, shows Mr Abbott and Mr Shorten are now equally preferred PM by 38 per cent of voters each.

This is a large improvement for Mr Abbott who trailed Mr Shorten by 11 points in March.   Read more »

Cunning Winston

Winston Peters is rat cunning.

There is plenty of mileage in his latest attack against a so-called refugee who fled a war torn country only to go back there for a fight and winding up dead, leaving us with 12 children’s hungry mouths to feed.

A New Zealand refugee with 24 children who was killed in Iraq has been accused of disrespecting his adopted country by New Zealand First leader Winston Peters.

Mr Peters also questioned the refugee status of Kadhem Chilab Abbas, from Napier, who died at the hands of Islamic State (Isis) forces on April 17 while fighting for a civilian army.

Mr Abbas left behind 24 children, 12 of them in New Zealand.

Mr Peters told reporters at Parliament this afternoon that the Iraqi-New Zealander was one out of tens of thousands of immigrants who had failed to respect New Zealand’s “way of life” after settling here.    Read more »

Observations of ANZAC Day at Gallipoli

Now I am back in Dubai after sitting for hours on buses and spending a day touring Istanbul I thought ‘d write a post about general observations of Turkey, Gallipoli and ANZAC day.

It must have been difficult managing the transit of more than 20,000 people plus all the support crews to ensure people were safe and secure for the centenary. Of course there are issues, but moving that many people down a single road more than 400kms from Istanbul would be a nightmare.

Fortunately it as all handled really well, except for the timings which became frustrating. But we all got there, and all got back so it worked. Why things became frustrating was basically due to wrong or lack of proper information.

For example in all literature it states that travel to and from Istanbul is about 5 and half hours. This is so wrong it became a standing joke. It would be that time in a car with no traffic or security check points.

On the 24th we were picked up at 0600 from the hotel and delivered to Taksim Square to the big bus…we waited there 1 hour. The first of many waits. As we drove to the Blue Mosque we actually drove past our hotel again…so the 1 hour wait was unnecessary and also the early rise.

At the Blue Mosque there were over 300 coaches and we waited there for two hours before moving off. So far we had spent more time waiting than driving. Everything was starting to have a classic army “hurry up and wait” look and feel.

We proceeded out of Istanbul and down the freeways on the peninsula, by this time the bus was rambunctious…with Kiwis and Aussie liberally sledging each other  with light hearted banter. We had a good bunch of people on our bus apart from one bag…but you always have one in every group.

The five and half hours was long since past.    Read more »

Photo Of The Day

Photo: John Key Facebook

Photo: John Key Facebook

The Loved Ones Left Behind

 Widows of fallen heroes make emotional trip to Anzac Cove to remember the men they lost.

 John Key and Tony Abbott met with Prince Charles and Prince Harry after the dawn service and spent time with Australian World War One widows who even had gifts for the Princes.

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Daniel Hannan: Follow Australia and ignore ‘Mrs Lovejoys’ on immigration

Daniel Hannan has spoken out on immigration and called for Europe to deal with illegal migrants in the same way Australia does.

A prominent British politician has urged European leaders to ignore the self-righteous “Mrs Lovejoys” who decry tough border protection policies and instead adopt Australia’s turn-back-the-boats policy.

The Simpsons character Helen Lovejoy, the wife of a reverend, is famous for her catchphrase: “Won’t somebody please think of the children?”

Rather than writing social media posts expressing compassion for migrants attempting to reach Europe by boat, Conservative politician Daniel Hannan says Europeans should learn from countries like Australia.   Read more »

Tony Abbott downs a schooner of VB and recovers in the polls

Tony Abbot is having a blinder, not only putting Bob Hawke to shame in the beer drinking stakes. No wonder his poll ratings are improving.

Predictably the wowsers are upset over the beer drinking.

BOB Hawke’s world record as Australia’s only PM famous for skolling a yard of ale is under fire tonight after Tony Abbott downed a VB in one go.

The Prime Minister was caught on iPhone video slamming down the schooner with revellers at a Sydney pub.

Members of the University of Technology Sydney’s Bats Football club celebrating at The Oaks Hotel in Double Bay called the PM over for a drink.    Read more »

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Who should we blame for Islamic Terror coming to our shores?

Andrew Bolt says it is the politicians fault, more specifically those politicians who were responsible “through years of reckless immigration and refugee policies.

I ACCUSE Australia’s political class of a crime. Of wilfully ­endangering the safety of ­Australians.

They — with much media help — have put Australians in danger through years of reckless immigration and refugee policies.

And it’s come to what we saw on Saturday — anti-terrorism police in Melbourne ­arresting five more young men from Muslim families, two for allegedly plotting attacks on police on Anzac Day.

These men were allegedly associates of Numan Haider, an Afghan refugee and Islamic State supporter who last year stabbed two Victorian policemen before being shot dead.

Police have been typically coy about identifying exactly which “community” the five were from, refusing in two press conferences on Saturday to even mention the words “Islam” or “Muslim”.

But their use of the word “community” made clear they meant something other than the Australian one.

The fact is we have imported people from “communities” so at odds with our own that a minority of members has declared war on our institutions, our police and even — allegedly — Anzac Day, the most potent symbol of our nationhood.

We are going to have the same problem here in New Zealand, with years of the Clark administration pandering to Islamic refugees.

[T]he hard facts remain. Of the 21 Australians jailed for terrorism offences so far this century, all were Muslim. Most were born overseas. Most of the rest are children of immigrants from Muslim countries.

Add the following: some 150 Australian Muslims have enlisted with barbaric terrorist groups of the Middle East, ­notably Islamic State.

Another 100 Australians thought likely to join them have had their passports confiscated, and some 200 have been pulled off planes.

Meanwhile ASIO is investigating 400 other cases involving Islamist threats.

This is an astonishing harvest of danger from a Muslim community here of fewer than 500,000 people.

Compare: we have more than 400,000 Buddhists, yet not one Buddhist has been convicted here of terrorism ­offences or shot a hostage in a Sydney cafe in the name of their faith.

There is undeniably something different about Islam, or at least the way many interpret it.

New Zealand needs to halt Islamic immigration, and possibly seek to reverse it.

So who is to blame for this problem in Australia? Bolt blames liberal elites.

[W]ith the dangers now so obvious, it’s time to call out those who so blindly exposed us to them.

There is Malcolm Fraser, the Liberal prime minister who ignored official warnings in 1976 that many refugees he was taking in from the Lebanese civil war were unskilled, illiterate and “of questionable character’’, meaning ‘’the conflicts, tensions and divisions within Lebanon will be transferred to Australia’’. Too true.

There’s Paul Keating, who, before becoming another high-immigration prime minister, overturned the Hawke government’s decision to deny permanent residency to Grand Mufti Taj Din al-Hilali, a hate preacher who went on to call the September 11 terror attacks “God’s work against oppressors”.

There’s Kevin Rudd, who as prime minister scrapped our tough border laws, opening the doors to 50,000 illegal boat people.

There is Rudd again, who, when warned by Liberal MP Wilson Tuckey that among the many peaceful boat people could be a terrorist or two, damned Tuckey to media applause for “divisive and disgusting remarks”.

There’s current Labor leader Bill Shorten, who still opposes the Abbott Government’s successful border policies and last year suggested we repeat Fraser’s mistake in response to wars in Iraq and Syria: “Perhaps it’s time to discuss do we take more refugees from these countries.”

And there’s even Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Yes, Abbott has stopped the boats, but even he still pandered to radical Muslim “representatives” he should have shunned, for instance consulting the Islamic Friendship Association’s Keysar Trad, described by the NSW Supreme Court as a “dangerous and disgraceful individual” who “incites people to commit acts of violence”.

Even Abbott cops it. And then the media…

Disturbingly, much of the media has gone alone with this great denial.

SBS notoriously refused to screen video it shot just days before the September 11 ­attacks which showed our Mufti Hilali praising suicide bombers as “heroes”.

And “human rights” lawyer and writer Julian Burnside this year claimed “the Islamophobia stirred up by Abbott and Bolt is a bigger threat to us than terrorism”.

This denial most stop.

Our refugee intake must be stricter, taking fewer people from cultures likely to clash with our own.

And we must be slower to shut down debates with screams of “racist”.

If you fear racists, then fear the ugly fallout if police one day fail to stop an Anzac Day plot by people that more prudent politicians would have kept out.

Our politicians are pretty squeamish, they need to remember that they are there to represent us, not pander to offshore moaners.

 

– Andrew Bolt, Herald Sun

 

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Why do New Zealand journalists want to have the nitty gritty on national security matters?

As the first New Zealand troops prepare to deploy to Iraq, the first pictures have emerged of them training to deal with what might go wrong there.

It’s such a dangerous mission that the New Zealand Defence Force is being deliberately vague, leaving reporters to rely on detailed information coming from the Australians.

But when it comes to vague – the governments of both countries have something in common. Neither their Defence Minister, nor our Prime Minister, can name of the leader of our number one enemy – the most wanted man in the world.

Pictures of New Zealand soldiers training with Australia for the Iraq mission were taken last week in Brisbane. Twenty-six New Zealand troops and 59 Australians left Brisbane airport for the Middle East this afternoon, Channel 7 reports.

Although the New Zealand Government won’t confirm that, they say it’s officially a secret.

“Some are going to be leaving relatively soon, but for security reasons the advice we’ve had from Defence is to not say exactly when,” says John Key.

It’s certainly not a secret in Australia – Prime Minister Tony Abbott called a press conference to announce today’s departure. The Australian Department of Defence has even released footage and interviews of our troops training.

New Zealand troops will be based at Camp Taji, 30 kilometres north of Baghdad, where troops will be at the base by May.

“It’s going to be staged, we’re sending people over at a series of times,” says Mr Key.

The poor journalists have to rely on the Australians for any details.    Read more »

Tony Abbott axes child payments and subsidies if you don’t get your kids vaccinated

Tony Abbott yesterday told Australians that if they don’t get their kids vaccinated then they will no longer be able to access child support payments.

AS a father, I want parents to have the confidence they can take their children to childcare without the fear their children will be at risk of contracting a serious or potentially life-threatening illness because of the conscientious ­objections of others.

While vaccination rates in Australia have increased since the Childhood Immunisation Register was established by the Howard government in 1996, vaccine objection rates for children under the age of seven have also increased steadily, especially under the conscientious objector category.

More than 39,000 children aged under seven are not vaccinated because their parents are vaccine objectors. This is an increase of more than 24,000 children over 10 years.

The Sunday Telegraph and its readers are also concerned. The Sunday Telegraph has run an important community health awareness campaign, No Jab, No Play.

Today I am pleased to announce the government will be introducing a new “no jab, no play and no pay” policy for childcare support.

From January 1, 2016, “conscientious objection” will be removed as an exemption category for childcare payments (Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate) and the Family Tax Benefit Part A end-of-year supplement.

Immunisation requirements for the payment of FTB Part A end-of-year supplement will also be extended to ­include children of all ages.

Existing exemptions on medical or religious grounds will continue, however a religious objection will only be available where the person is affiliated with a religious group where the governing body has a formally registered objection approved.

This means vaccine objectors will not be able to access these government payments. The new policy will tighten up the rules and reinforce the importance of immunisation and protecting public health, especially for children.

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