Here is the famous encounter between @Gusface_Redux
and The Australian’s Dennis Shanahan
On Tony Delroy’s Nightlife on the subject of Newspoll and Shanahan’s Reaction to Gus’ suggestion on having an Independent Body to Audit Opinion Polls
First there was this:
Then there was this:
Was this a new thing about Tony’s Media Behaviour ? Fuck No !!!!!!!
Remember This ?
Well as Tony said to Mark at the time-
SHIT HAPPENS !!!!!!!!!!!
The Government’s Groundbreaking NDIS Scheme has hit a Roadblock – All thanks to thr Coalition Premiers, including Colin Barnett here in WA.
That makes me Fuming – for a very personal reason.
As some of you are Aware, I am a Spina Bifida sufferer in a wheelchair and the NDIS will benefit me greatly, especially as I have Aging Parents who are still caring for me at home – in addition to having Silver Chain coming in twice a week to help with showering, along with CMAS and CAPS funding for Continence Aids.
As well as that I have 3 Nephews who also have disabilities, Cerebral Palsy, Autism and Downs Syndrome – - the latter two are brothers, the former is their Cousin – They are currently receiving some some funding under the State’s Disability Services Commission, but my Sisters’ who are their Parents are still battling to find Carers to help out.
Ironically one of my sisters’ asked Colin Barnett to “adopt” her two children – the ones with autism and Downs Syndrome as part of the Developmental Disability Council of WA’s Adopt a Politician Scheme
For reasons best known to Mr Barnett, he didn’t take up the offer.
They live in Colin Barnett’s State Seat of Cottesloe, and Julie Bishop’s Federal Seat of Curtin. Both are Ultra Safe as Houses Blue Ribbon Liberal Seats.
Barnett’s refusal to commit State Funds to the Scheme, plus comments from Shadow Treasurer Joe Hockey is a most disturbing situation and reflects very poorly on them.
It should be noted that both he and his fellow federal Colleague Julie Bishop both serve in Electorates which have a very large proprtion of People With Disabilites and Facilities which serve their needs.
Telephone: (+61) 08 9382 7171
Facsimile: (+61) 08 9382 7351
6 Selby Street
Shenton Park, Western Australia, 6008
The Quadriplegic Centre & Para-Quad Industries
Lady Lawley College
And that’s the high profile centres.
From Colin Barnett’s Website he states:
As Member for Cottesloe I represent constituents in Claremont, Cottesloe, Mosman Park, Mount Claremont, North Fremantle, Peppermint Grove and Swanbourne.
Colin Banett said the following in April 2012 prior to COAG:
Mr Barnett said there was a good spirit among state and territory governments to co-operate on the NDIS.
In fact Colin Barnett does the good local Member by attending functions at both Rocky Bay and Lady Lawley to officiate in opening facilities, and in Lady Lawley’s case hand over a Lotterywest Grant, as illustrated by the pictures below
Lady Lawley Cottage, 16 July 2010
I was pleased to present Sue Hart, Director of Nursing Lady Lawley Cottage with a Lotterywest grant
for $176,350 to contribute to the upgrade of their play facilities.
Lady Lawley Cottage, 16 July 2010
Presenting a signed basketball to Dale, one of the many children at Lady Lawley Cottage who will
enjoy the upgraded playground facilities.
Re-opening of Rocky Bay pool, June 2009
Now even his Federal counterpart , Julie Bishop has been involved in the Campaign for a NDIS as illustrated in the following picture :
Julie Bishop met with local Every Australian Counts campaigners in March. See EAC blog athttp://everyaustraliancounts.com.au/dep/
Lois Gatley, Julie Bishop, Penny Crittall, Ron Crittall, Judy Blyth and Margaret Walsh
The fact that when it came to the crunch, both Colin Barnett and Julie Bishop have effectively given their Electorates of Curtin and Cottesloe the Middle Finger over the NDIS.
But is it over ??
Not by a long shot – you can send a message to both Colin Barnett and Julie Bishop by signing the following Petition:
Plus you can pledge your support here:
And you can also send a personal message to Colin Barnett here:
My final word on the matter ?
It may sound Crude, or even offensive:
Mr Barnett, Don’t be Retarded – Just support the NDIS !!!!!!!
Update- 10.43pm WST 26.7.12:
This Cartoon fron Facebook sums it all up about our “Conservative Friends”
Gusface has been busy tackling the Anti Govt Media to dispel the Myths regarding various Govt Issues.
He has battled the Gatekeepers of #OhMike and Nightlife with Tony Delroy to spread the word – often with derision and attack from those who wish to spread the Liberal Line.
This post will be devoted to such calls.
Here he is speaking to John Cleary on ABC Local Radio on Sunday May 7th:
Here he is on #ohmike:
10th July 2011
And an earlier appearance on Tony Delroy’s Nightlife.
And here is Gus’ latest appearance on Delroy from earlier this morning, where he attempts to dispel the media lies regarding Foriegn Aid and Changes to the Parenting Allowance.
Also here is the famous call where Gus manages to upset Dennis Shanahan of The Australian about how Newspoll is compiled:
Another Appearance on Delroy by Gus – this time putting Delroy on the Spot re the Cow statement by Graeme Morris
From Gusface – The Story we’ve been waiting for…..
Christopher Pyne has said…..
Sorry, We would REALLY love to tell you – but we can’t – but until we can have a look at Vex :http://www.vexnews.com/2012/04/brisbane-buzzes-was-james-ashby-paid-50000-to-make-his-sexual-harassment-complaint-against-slipper/
The Following was posted by Jenauthor over on Pollbludger:
An open letter to the Australian Political Press Gallery:
Credibility and respect comes from doing a good job right, and with integrity. You are the conduit between our members of parliament and the people who ELECTED them.
As a conduit it is encumbent upon you to report with impartiality and not be seduced to favour the interests of sections of the community that have the resources to drive the narrative for their own benefit. That is the job of advertisers, not journalists or editors.
This farcical encouragement of politicians’ game-playing, the reporting of their untruths without prior research, and the general dumbing down of the electorates’ information is a serious breach of the role you are supposed to fulfill.
Alternately, the deliberate ignoring of, or twisting of, any favourable news shows willful negligence and deliberate partisanship.
You answer my contentions with ‘you get what you ask for’ but I beg to differ. You have the power to influence large numbers of the public. A person buying the newspaper for its sport coverage is NOT automatically endorsing of that paper’s current affairs coverage. Indeed, by collating a newspaper into a single whole, a news organisation prevents its audience from such discernment.
Many Australians are fleeing to online media and ‘new’ media out of dissatisfaction. If you want to have ANY hope of keeping you jobs in the long term, it might be time to be a bit more honest with yourselves and the public who SHOULD have the confidence to rely on your coverage.
Twelve years of a Howard govt. which slowly but surely pushed every aspect of this country toward the ‘right’ has developed an acceptance of right-wing thinking as being the norm. This is now perceived as ‘middle ground’. If you cannot step back and see how partial you have become, then the occupation of journalist in this country is lost. Even the former bastion of impartiality, the ABC has succumbed to unresearched tabloidism.
If this self assessment and correction cannot be done, then we as a nation seriously need to think about renaming our publication/programs and barring them from using the term “News” at all. As it stands, today’s publications and broadcasts really need to be labelled “opinion”.
Well Well Well – Crikey is Croaked AGAIN !!!!!!!!
But never fear A Frankview is here for Intelligent Political Blogging.
But Hey Karma is a Bitch for the Manchild who is furiously praying for Relevance as he presides over a dodgy website with the reputation equal with his idols in the Liberal Party.
Comedy gold from Anthony Albanese in Question Time to day. Referring to “the human vuvuzela”, he made the attributed remark “In your guts, you know he’s nuts”.
There’s no doubt that Albo is one of the stars of the Labor Party.
While Sir Bilbo and his humble servants at Crikey enjoy 2 weeks of R&R and other earthly delights – A Frank View will be open for your blogging pleasure.