Pessimists say the Kung Flu recovery will be a swoosh. We say it’s more likely to be a V. We’re no longer alone. And the power of the media: the AFP drops charges against Anneka Smethurst and Twitter changes from platform to publisher to fact check Trump. Two decisions that will be regretted.
Industrial relations kills Liberal prime Ministers. It’s the third rail. Touch it and you’re setting up a lunch date with Jesus. But yesterday, Scott Morrison jumped on it with both feet. Today we analyse why he’s doing it and why Labor should be petrified.
Anthony Albanese has no case against the JobKeeper bungle but he can tug on the heartstrings – the last refuge of a politician flogging dead horse. And the campaign against Dominic Cummings exposes the fascist heart of the hard left – which is why this Brexiteer needs to remain.
The $60 billion JobKeeper screw-up was the result of two input errors: the ATO and Treasury estimated more businesses would need help than actually did, and they based their errors on the pessimistic forecast of epidemiologists like Dr Brendan Murphy who predicted Australia would become Italy. It wasn’t bad policy. It was bad data. Garbage in-garbage out. It’s the story of Kung Flu.
China is supposedly threatening Australian coal exports – this is not entirely true. Today we breakdown the reality of Australian coal exports to China, why won’t Dan Andrews tell us what was in the Belt and Road agreement with China and the ACT protects the human rights of people who want to bash cops. Seriously.
The relationship between Australia and China is at its lowest ebb in more than 40 years. It’s time for Australia to stand as one. To be true to our values. No one told Dan Andrews or Tim Pallas who are selling out Australia at every opportunity for tummy rubs and pats on the head from a communist dictatorship.
Newsrooms across Australia are shutting don and journalists are losing their jobs by the bucketload, but when you see how crappy they are, is it any wonder Australians won’t pay for news? And what we get for ‘free’ form the ABC is little better. And US Attorney-General William Barr drops a hammer on the coup plotters.
The Greens release their post-COVID-19 recovery plan and it’s as bad as you’d expect: pork for mates, bigger government and more on the credit card. And why lockdown to infinity is a failed policy that’s just delayed the inevitable.
The experts want COVID-19 dead but with each day it becomes clearer that the perfect is not just getting in the way of the good, it’s destroying lives. And the experts themselves – such as Queensland Chief Health officer Jeannette Young – may not be as pure as they make out to be. And don’t get us started on the latest Trump whistleblower in the US. Oops. Too late.
Josh Frydenberg exposed the true horror of the cost of COVID-19 yesterday – everywhere you look it’s killing the economy and destroying lives. And China has a beef with Australia. What will they wine about next? And a pirate beclowns himself.
The brown stuff’s hitting the whirly thing for the supposedly scandal-free Obama but how will be media hide the conspiracy of the century? And how is Japan dealing with Kung Flu (is it karate-related?) No. Sadly, it’s not.
Australia’s escape from COVID prison was written by the Village People, why China is whacking Australian barley producers and the scandalous case against Lt Gen Mike Flynn – the greatest scandal in history lands on Obama’s desk.
Every single analysis of Sweden’s response to COVID-19 has been pushing an ideological barrow. Today on The Breakdown, the truth about Sweden’s response to COVID-19. What we know and what it’s costing. And what we can learn from Tanzania.