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My World Outside MSM: 25 July 2017

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The world outside mainstream media is a wonderful place. Every week, I will take you with me as I look back over my last week in my world outside the MSM. All articles, tweets and blogs are embedded, so click and share the love for independent news and people power!

Favourite News Article This Week

My favourite independent news article this week is by Krish Na. Absolutely top marks for investigative journalism. Krish Na reports that One Nation Senator Malcolm Roberts may not only be still a citizen of India but possibly a British citizen as well.

Malcolm Roberts Independent Australia

Malcolm Roberts’ s44 conundrum: The Rajiv Gandhi connection

Malcolm Roberts, in spite of his express denials, very likely continues to be a citizen of India, thanks partly to India’s former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. Krish Na reports. AFTER GREENS Senator Larissa Waters’ resignation, One Nation Senator Malcolm Roberts issued a statement saying that he asked for clarification from ‘Indian authorities’ on his citizenship in 2014 and said they confirmed that he is not an Indian citizen.

 Favourite Political Video Of The Week

Fave video is a tie this week! Joel Fitzgibbon has been trying to expose the deal Malcolm Turnbull has done with the Nationals to become Prime Minister. Now Malcolm Turnbull is asking tax payers to pay to take Joel to court. David and Goliath stuff! 

A very relaxed and Funny Bill Shorten on Nova Breakfast. Fashion advice, A suspect night out and practising the Donald Trump handshake.

Favourite Blog Post This Week

My favourite blog post this week is written by Victoria Rollison. Victoria points out the inability of the media to understand (and report) Shorten’s message.  “I am both unsurprised and disappointed that the mainstream political media have not only completely missed the significance of Shorten’s agenda but have also missed the key point.”

Bill Shorten Victoria Article

A big moment for Labor (and again journos misunderstand) – The AIM Network

Shorten used a speech on Friday to set Labor’s economic agenda for the next Labor government. This agenda states clearly that inequality is hurting the economy, and that anything you do to reduce inequality is good for the economy. This is not just an economic announcement. It is a social one too.

Top Tweets

Senator Roberts Didn’t Renounce His Racism

Never Forget the Faces of Those Who Loathe the Worker

I just want a Sally McManus T-Shirt!

The Rules Are Broken

Newspoll – 16 In A Row

What’s not to like?

Clinton’s Walk

Clinton’s first time in the Snow

The Insanity of the ABCC

John Setka demonstrates the insanity of the ABCC. 

A curse on all those who voted for it!

Memes, Vids and Stuff

Dutton Emojis for all occasions. I wonder how many stories Julie Bishop can write using these?

Gotta Get Me Some ALP Spicy Meme Stash! 

Isn’t this is the best mash-up of Abbott-Turnbull ever?

 From the Vault 

A song about Turnbull’s first year in Office. Going by the most recent Newspoll, it appears that the punters still agree. Well done Stu!

The Dutton Master senses the destruction of society without the Super-Agency.

Courtesy of Mace Hope – Ministry of Satire Facebook.

Mace Minsat

As They Say – Leave The Best ‘Til Last

My Favourite for the Week is one of my regular faves. Noely (@YathinkN) and Caitlin (@LacyMartini) give us the pleasure of their weekly PodCasts on Politiscope #Auspollive.  Always a really, truly enjoyable listen. Politiscope is brought to us by the lovely @deniseshrivell  #Auspollive has regular and guest (and some very special guest) podcasters.


#AuspolPunters AKA Whine time with Noely and Caitlin

Every Monday Noely and Caitlin have a chat about the happenings in #Auspol

My World Outside The MSM

Thanks to everyone who has shared my posts this week. In case you missed them – My blog posts this week were:

Post Coal Theming and Preventative Unemployment

The Anti-Adani protest has generated divisive anti-worker rhetoric. Preventative unemployment should be a key focus towards a post-coal world. This article discusses the importance of themes in the narrative towards a post-coal world and explores the approach to preventative unemployment policy

House Music: The Rise of Ministerial Advisers

The rise of Ministerial Advisers is examined by Dr Yee-Fui Ng. Peta Credlin, Kevin Rudd and Children Overboard are interesting inclusions. This week I also introduce a new element in House Music – Senate Occasional Lectures. Senate Occasional Lectures are part of the Seminars and Lectures Series in Parliament House.

House Music is a weekly blog where I discuss various Bills, Committees, Petitions and try to raise awareness of the valuable resources on the APH website.

Well, that was my world outside the MSM over the last week. How did your’s go?

About trishcorry

I love to discuss Australian Politics. My key areas of interest are Welfare, Disadvantage, emotions in the workplace, organisational behaviour, stigma, leadership, women, unionism. I am pro-worker and anti-conservativism/Liberalism. You will find my blog posts written from a Laborist / Progressive Slant.


3 thoughts on “My World Outside MSM: 25 July 2017

  1. Absolutely this readers type of summarizing a weeks kerfupple and LNP discombobulations

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Bighead1883 | July 25, 2017, 10:08 am
  2. Reblogged this on Townsville Blog..


    Posted by townsvilleblog | July 25, 2017, 10:10 am
  3. Trish

    Also, the one given is that the self absorbed MSM with their own self importance MSM and is wilfully ignorant and oblivious that under Turnbull’s NBN there is an ever widening digital divide thanks to his dud NBN. It’s not that difficult to figure out that those that can least afford it will be locked out of the digital economy/world access to healthcare provider/essential services/kids locked out of 21st century education and toolkit of the future. The NBN was not just about Netflix or Stan etc, it’s about access to vital services and information/life saving information eg the pensioner/unemployed/ those with disability etc. all those living in regional/rural/remote/unemployed underemployed etc. By the time they have accessed their healthcare provider/services etc their data would be done for and will need to wait for the next pay packet. So to the jingoism “you decide what’s best for your needs” is a furphy. The data need is about all of the above essential services and 21st century Australia. It’s as if the burgeoning social inequality/job insecurity and disappearing shopfloor was/is not enough, for them they play dead on the above.

    Could not believe on Q&A the Minister Josh whatever did not even connect the dots when he blithely droned on about E-health etc and I thought bloody hell they really had/ave no idea about 21st century and what constitute a socially just and equal 21st century Australia.

    So from now until election day just watch the self absorbed MSM full of their own self importance go full flight to save their anointed PM. It’s going to be full on from now they’ll manipulate news to suit their purpose, mislead/misinform, denigrate, monster anybody/everybody (Bill Shorten ACTU, CFMEU, unemployed etc) who has the temerity to stand-up to them and argue against their view of the world. The one given is when Turnbull and his motley crew is done with the wreckage they inflict on Australia unravelling all hard fought gains of 20th century destroying any semblance of a 21st century Australia yep Turnbull will definitely have his beloved Elizabethan Australia wages, working and living conditions. To anybody else out there take it back, take back our Politics, stand up and fight to good fight protect what’s left of the hard fought gains of 20th century and fight for a socially equal fair and just 21st century Australia the real one not the Elizabethan one, if not for us how about for those still to come. So please let’s shut down their echo-chamber, don’t click bait them, don’t Facebook them, don’t Instagram them, don’t twitter them or buy their print for they use their numbers as bragging rights to do us over.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by jennifer | July 25, 2017, 4:38 pm

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Trish Corry



I love to discuss Australian Politics. My key areas of interest are Welfare, Disadvantage, emotions in the workplace, organisational behaviour, stigma, leadership, women, unionism. I am pro-worker and anti-conservativism/Liberalism. You will find my blog posts written from a Laborist / Progressive Slant.

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