Is it just ‘the times’
"a former soldier and intelligence analyst who resigned from the Office of National Assessments (ONA), an Australian intelligence agency, in March 2003 over concerns that intelligence was being misrepresented for political purposes in making the case for Australia's contribution to the 2003 invasion of Iraq. ... In 2004, Wilkie published Axis of Deceit, an account of the reasons for his decision and its results. He describes his views on the nature of intelligence agencies and the analyst's work, the history of the Iraq war, the untruths of politicians, and the attempts to suppress the truth."
Tony Abbott: The Government has lost its legitimacy
And so it came to pass, that we all sat up 'til 1:00am Sunday like bewildered virgins on our honeymoon ('Is it in yet? How about now?'), waiting for something to happen...
We're just a mish mash of hopeless idealism and world-weary cynicism and until we decide who we really are we're going to keep ending up with a crippled government of stymied personalities and tremulous crowd-pleasers too terrified to put a step wrong lest we again pounce. And we deserve it. This is what we get.
and then say that they're are going to permanently shred labor's inner city voter base
In 2002, as secretary of H.R. Nicholls, he blamed the award system for high unemployment and the social ills of drugs, crime, violence, poor health, teenage pregnancy and suicide. In a March 2005 financial forum speech, he likened workplace regulations and protections to "Checkpoint Charlie" as he advocated his idea of workplace nirvana, called "Workforce Superhighway". Employment conditions would be determined solely between employers and employees and "no one else". "Hours of work, rates of pay, holidays, sick leave, long-service leave, hiring and firing, will all be agreed between the two parties". There would be no industrial relations commission and workers could settle disputes through either voluntary mediators or magistrates courts. In a January 2005 newspaper column, he urged a return to when apprentices were indentured to tradesmen and paid a modest wage that started at "10 to 15 per cent" of the tradesman's wage.
Like Wollongong, Sydney & Newcastle, for example?
I was getting so tired of all the anarchy
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