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Negatives are the fashion. TIA offers: Shorten - the Scream: Turnbull - running on MT.

Shorten is like the demented man in Munch’s famous painting, hysterical advertising swirling around. After all the initial  ballyhoo Turnbull has not lived up to expectations. The campaign has seemed long winded and boring because all that happens seems to be that the leaders tour around the country sprinkling largesse on communities, contingent on them being elected, but sometimes immediately matched. However leaving out all the detail that may, or may not, happen after the election one can summarize their general approaches.

The elephant in the election room that nobody wants to mention - Immigration.


And it is a very big elephant; the bipartisan target is over 200,000 for 2015/16, about the population of Hobart. Over half will squeeze into the over crowded cities of Sydney and Melbourne. There is a conspiracy of silence about immigration numbers. The Coalition has given it one line in an obscure press release, lack of mention by the ALP means acquiescence. Commentators have not raised the numbers anywhere, including the leaders debate.


Jenny Goldie writes in support of Tony Jones


Tony Jones sure nailed it (Over time unwelcome changes have been forced on society by self interested groups, May, The Independent Australian). So many problems have been caused by unfettered population growth.

Are we becoming fatigued by so much bad environmental news?

 Every day we seem to have a new announcement of temperature records being broken (March was globally the hottest on record*), bleaching of the Barrier Reef coral and so on  We seem to be inured to bad news. Australia’s CO2 emissions rose by more then 1% in 2015, when land clearing is taken into account**.

Some analysis and facts about Muslims you won’t read in the media.


These pieces draw your attention to material which you will never sight in the media, There are no polemics, just carefully reasoned arguments in Frank Salter’s article on Germany’s Jeopardy, and some figures from other sources.


Over time unwelcome changes have been forced on society by self interested groups

Tony Jones traces how over time unwelcome changes have been forced on society. Each is the direct result of and exacerbated by the continual demand for both unsustainable economic and population growth.

2016 Australia Day trashed more than usual.


It is now standard for the concept of Australia Day as one of national pride to be trashed by the usual flag burning, change name to Invasion Day, shift date, selection of Australian of the Year on advocacy of politically correct issues, call for a republic and so on. 2016 brought out the worst.

Items around population/refugee matters


Forthcoming events, North Sydney by-election, population/immigration figures, Syrian refugee mix, refusal by The Age to mention the partial solution to the offshore detainees’ plight.


A humane partial solution to the fate of detainees sent to Nauru and Manus Islands.


A humane proposal which does not involve any weakening of Australia’s policy of not admitting illegal/unauthorised (take your pick) arrivals. It is to admit to Australia as part of the refugee quota those who were on the way when off shore detention, never ever to be settled in Australia, took effect abruptly on 19 July 2013. It would be feasible to legislate to change the Migration Act to be able to renegotiate the exchange with Malaysia or Indonesia for the rest.


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