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, 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.”
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.
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 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.
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.
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:
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
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?