COMMENT : When it comes to winning votes most politicians have had their consciences surgically removed. They will do and say anything to win your vote and then throw you to the wolves when it suits them. All thinking Australians understand our borders must be protected and we understand the immoral trade in human beings for profit by the people smugglers must be stopped. What we don't accept to any degree is politicians playing with peoples lives and playing with such a serious issue for political purposes, which is polite speak for trying to win your vote. Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott are not fit people to lead Australia. Both are stubborn mules who lust for power. We want leadership, not ego driven political ambition at the expense of the Nation.
Enough with politics. Too many have died http://www.thepunch.com.au/articles/eno ... have-died/
Laurie Oakes: It is time for leaders of all parties to act like adults over the human tragedy in the Indian Ocean.
Syria admits to shooting down Turkish jet http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-n ... 6406148515
AAP UPDATE: TURKEY says its downed fighter jet may have violated Syrian airspace after Damascus confirmed shooting it down.
Syrian president forms new government http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-n ... 6406472961
AP SYRIA's state news agency says President Bashar al-Assad has formed a new government headed by a loyalist member of his Baath Party.
We're beating the odds to defy a killer http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/n ... 6406350200
CANCER is no longer "the death sentence it once was" with NSW leading the world and five-year survival rates soaring to record levels.
Boosting survival: Early detection the key http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/s ... 6406349992
Calls for a deal as death toll grows http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/t ... 6406337528
MALCOLM Turnbull will urge Tony Abbott to take a more bipartisan approach on border protection after the latest asylum seeker tragedy .
COMMENT: This bloke is an example of just another ambitious politician who puts personal power and prestige above decency and principles and the needs of the people.
Politics: Turncoat Torbay tried all parties http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/n ... 6406517975
Crims sexploiting cyber loophole http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/o ... 6406335316
THE disturbing loophole that means your intimate material is up for grabs - and why the government has done nothing to protect Australians' privacy.
COMMENT: This creates a problem for War Veterans with PTSD and related depression.
Depressed? Forget about insurance http://www.theage.com.au/national/healt ... 20vja.html
JILL STARK Experts claim systemic discrimination against those with even mild mental health problems.
More drugs get tick for taxpayer subsidy http://www.theage.com.au/national/healt ... 20vcq.html
Budget for mints unaffected by belt-tightening http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/beltt ... 20vis.html
FARRAH TOMAZIN Ted Baillieu may be sacking thousands of Victorian public servants, but the government is sparing no expense to wine and dine guests in style.
Carbon countdown: the big questions answered http://www.theage.com.au/environment/cl ... 20vet.html
ADAM MORTON We answer five of the big questions surrounding the carbon tax.
COMMENT: Anything can happen between now and election day, but as things stand at this moment the PM Julia Gillard has a snowflakes chance in hell of leading Labor to an election victory. She has lost the trust of the people. It is as simple as that.
PM plugs away as the beat goes on http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/politi ... 20vfe.html
COMMENT: When a citizen wants to enlist in the Military they are required to undergo psychological tests, when a job applicant applies for a job they are required to go to an interview and submit a resume of their experience and abilities, when somebody wants to enlist in the Police Forces they too must undergo psychological tests, and the same modus operandi applies across the board in many areas of the Australian work force, and this testing is particularly important in the Military, Police, security services, and major areas of public service. Yet, politicians, who are feted with extraordinary financial and social privileges and power, and who make decisions which affect the lives of all Australians every day, are never tested to see if they have the needed psychological soundness to make these decisions and lead the Nation. It is way past time all candidates at all elections were tested to ensure we stop seeing the dunderheads, fools and idiots elected who have been elected, particularly over the last 40 years. On another vein, if politicians and Prime Ministers want to see how important they are just have a look at Mr Whitlam who now abides in a nursing home for the aged. In the end politicians are just human beings like the rest of us, and at the end of the day they will end up where we end up.
If the hyperbole doesn't get them, reality will http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/politi ... 20vb5.html
MISHA SCHUBERT Politicians who exaggerate might find the joke's on them. I wonder what will Tony Abbott's Fundamental Injustice Day moment will be?
Greece outlines plan to ease bailout burden http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-06-24/g ... en/4088678
Greece is set to seek tax cuts, extra help for the poor, a freeze on public sector lay-offs and more time to cut its deficit under proposed revised terms to its bailout package.
Israel bombs targets in Gaza as truce unravels http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-06-23/i ... ls/4088430
Israel launched air raids on Hamas security targets in Gaza on Saturday, wounding more than 20 people, including a baby, medical officials in Palestine said.
Delays mar PNG general election http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-06-23/d ... on/4088350
By PNG correspondent Liam Fox
Police have fired warning shots to subdue restless voters as major delays in setting up polling booths in Papua New Guinea hampered the start of the country's general election.
Australian chopper makes hard landing in Afghanistan http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-06-23/a ... an/4088306
An Australian soldier suffered minor injuries after a helicopter made a hard landing during combat support operations in Afghanistan on Friday. www.theaussiedigger.com
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