On 24 November 2007, the Australian Body Politic had a Heart/Brain transplant. So far, it seems the patient is making a good recovery, but we shall monitor progress. As of 31 December 2007, the patient has been moved out of "Intensive Care".
There was a period of uncertainty, under Kevin Rudd, and then Julia Gillard. On 14 September 2010 Julia Gillard was sworn in as Prime Minister, by the Governor General.
The Chinese people have their say on the Olympics - by staying away in droves.
SIXTY THOUSAND EMPTY SEATS WILT UNDER YOUR OPPRESSIVE GAZE. LETTUCE LIES LIMP ON PLATE.
This is a comment on the way in which the Chinese People (there are so many of them they deserve a Capital P) are quietly protesting about the Beijing Olympics - by staying away in their droves. The mainstream media have noticed the numbers of empty seats but have not realised its full significance - as a slap in the face for the over-arching authoritarianism of the Regime in China.
Sleeping Lies will Dog You, Cardinal Pell. It is with shame and disappointment (but no surprise) that I read today that Cardinal Pell is still sticking to his legalistic line regarding an "apology" to Mr Jones, the man at the centre of a sex abuse non-apology which Cardinal Pell filibustered over, prior to the Pope's visit.
For goodness sake, Cardinal Pell, get on with the job which is surely to deliver JUSTICE - if you know what the word means - to Mr Jones. Stop being "political" just for a moment, if you can. Fix the problem.Admit that Jones was abused. Admit that you covered it up. Face the truth.
Then, get on with delivering justice to all other victims of sexual abuse by members of the Catholic Church in Australia.
If you do not do this, other lies will continue to dog you, Cardinal Pell.