#441
Congratulations to Scott Morrisson on becoming the 30th prime minister or whatever
#442
Within seconds of result a message from Dutton camp - “it is not over, fight continues, fuck Scott” #auspol #libspill

Quote from yesterday: "My base hate Malcolm Turnbull, but they hate Scott Morrison even more," said a senior NSW conservative. "Because he plays both sides."
#443
*pointing at liberal party* stop stop its already dead
#444

WildStalins posted:

Within seconds of result a message from Dutton camp - “it is not over, fight continues, fuck Scott” #auspol #libspill



#445
edit: actually nevermind, posting this in a different thread

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#446

Petrol posted:

Petrol posted:

I REALLY REALLY WANT TO KNOW WHO THESE MYSTERIOUS AU PAIR EMPLOYERS ARE. Will they be run of the mill party donors? Will they be business associates? Personal friends? Possibly even... unsavoury characters?? Who knows! Anything is possible for an ex-cop from queensland!! The suspense is killing me.

And it looks like i won't have to wait forever, as during all the drama today the senate voted to hold an inquiry into the matter.


Well this partly answers the question

Peter Dutton released au pair from immigration detention after lobbying from AFL boss Gillon McLachlan

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton personally intervened to stop a French au pair being deported after his office was lobbied by AFL boss Gillon McLachlan.

The ABC understands the woman's name is Alexandra Deuwel and that she arrived at Adelaide Airport on October 31, 2015.

It is believed she was planning to work for Adelaide-based pastoralists Callum and Skye Maclachlan.

Callum Maclachlan is the second-cousin of Gillon McLachlan, even though their surnames are spelled differently.

It is understood Gillon McLachlan made representations to Mr Dutton's chief of staff, Craig Maclachlan.

Craig Maclachlan is not related to either the AFL boss or the pastoralist.

Mr Dutton's office asked the department for a brief on the matter.

In a document marked 'Sensitive: Personal' dated November 1, 2015, Mr Dutton wrote, "It would be in the public interest" to grant the woman a three-month tourist visa.

He added that his intervention was a "discretionary and humanitarian act" for someone with "ongoing needs" and that the decision was in the "interests of Australia as a humane and generous society".

Mr Dutton approved Ms Deuwel's release despite her telling Australian Border Force (ABF) officers she intended to work in Australia.

The documents show Mr Dutton was therefore warned there were "clear indications" Ms Deuwel was, "intending to work in Australia and thus, the grant of a visitor visa is of high risk".

Mr Dutton was advised to impose a condition on Ms Deuwel that she must not "engage in work", which he did.

It was not the first time the nanny had come into contact with border officials.

The ABC understands she was "counselled" by ABF officers in May 2015 about breaching the conditions of her visa, as she left Australia.

Ms Deuwel had arrived in Australia on an eVisitor visa, which tourists can apply for online.

The ABC has sought comment from Mr Dutton, while Callum Maclachlan has not returned calls. The AFL declined to comment.



e: reports elsewhere state more clearly that this is apparently a third case, not related to the two au pairs already reported about that prompted the senate inquiry. what can i say, the man really likes to help au pairs.

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#447
damn. i can't believe communism is what is going to make me have to learn what the fuck an au pair is
#448

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-29/dutton-defends-au-pair-intervention-after-political-donations/10175466 posted:

Peter Dutton defends au pair intervention after political donations as Labor calls for inquiry

Federal Labor says Peter Dutton must explain whether generous political donations had any influence on his decision to help a French au pair into the country.

In November 2015, Mr Dutton intervened to free a 27-year-old from immigration detention, after his office was lobbied by AFL boss Gillon McLachlan.

The Minister used his powers to grant her a tourist visa.

The ABC understands the au pair, Alexandra Deuwel, was planning to work with Adelaide-based pastoralist Callum MacLachlan, who is Gillon McLachlan's second cousin.

Callum's father Hugh MacLachlan has donated about $150,000 to the state and federal branches of the party since 1999, including a $20,000 donation in 2008 and a $25,000 donation in 2013.

Six months after Mr Dutton's intervention, Hugh MacLachlan donated $50,000 to the South Australian branch of the Liberal Party.

#449
Really amusing to think of the most hardline anti-immigration immigration minister in recent memory personally approving a spate of young women entering the country on tourist visas to work illegally for wealthy donors. I'm thinking about this, and laughing
#450
A quick update as I have a moment of spare time and therefore must Post

Petrol posted:

I REALLY REALLY WANT TO KNOW WHO THESE MYSTERIOUS AU PAIR EMPLOYERS ARE. Will they be run of the mill party donors? Will they be business associates? Personal friends? Possibly even... unsavoury characters?? Who knows! Anything is possible for an ex-cop from queensland!! The suspense is killing me.


my crystal ball has served me well as there are now reports about dutton overruling departmental advice to grant a visa to an old police colleague's au pair. He is now accused of misleading parliament as he had previously denied any personal connection to these cases. Just a coincidence mate, he just really loves au pairs.

Tellingly, the murdoch press is now piling on in its own inimitable style, condemning dutton for swiftly intervening in these cases while ignoring the pleas of Are Troops to help an afghan interpreter. Fingers crossed this is the beginning of the end for an extremely bad man in parliament.

#451
im not going to look it up myself an i am tired of being out of the loop. what the hell is an au pair
#452
An au pair is an australian pair.
#453
thanks, now this scandal makes even less sense
#454
Well this is fucken crazy. The prime minister is threatening to deregister (i.e. outlaw) the CFMEU because of a tweet. It was fathers day on Sunday and John Setka posted a photo of his kids holding a sign that said GO GET FU#KED with the caption "Message to McBurney & ABCC: “LEAVE OUR DADS ALONE AND GO CATCH REAL CRIMINALS YOU COWARDS!!” Happy Father’s Day to all the ⁦@CFMEU⁩ dads today!😜#auspol". Morrison went on radio and compared him to ISIS. What is even going on lol
#455
bonus daily telegraph comments

#456
can't help but feel that everything that happens in the commonwealth nations is like a comedic spin-off of an original American series that ends with a nuclear holocaust
#457
in all fairness, that's Gandalf the Grey. He's evolved since then
#458

Caesura109 posted:

can't help but feel that everything that happens in the commonwealth nations is like a comedic spin-off of an original American series that ends with a nuclear holocaust


ever since i read gerald hornes book 'the white pacific' i've been a lot more concious of the long term cultural similarity of the commonwealth settler states to america rather than britain, even though it's usually british influence that is discussed whenever you read about their history. then recently i was thinking about how frank sargeson talked about new zealand as having a culture of 'secular puritanism' and how that's very similar to the us as well. maybe all settler states have this kind of culture? this post isn't really going anywhere it's just a few thoughts i've been having.

#459
yea it's interesting. I think there are some definite similarities. It would fit in with the theory that secular puritanism is a way to delinate the allocation of the spoils of colonialism through a controllable social hierarchy.
#460
i don't know if new zealand and the U.S have more in common culturally than New Zealand and Britain, but then again ive mostly interacted with commonwealth white settlers in the gulf region and they have sort of a monoculture surrounding football and turning pink outside.
#461
a lot of people don't understand how incredibly successful australia's genocidal programs have been. indigenous australians enjoy significantly fewer economic benefits and less political representation than their counterparts in NA and NZ do - not to mention other colonialist projects in SAm, SAf, ISR/PAL. we white australians got some serious cahunas acting the way we do about american gun violence or south african race relations or whatever, its pretty disgusting.

anyway. always listen to gary foley




learn more about australia's historic and current imperialism in the pacific region


etc

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#462

Caesura109 posted:

i don't know if new zealand and the U.S have more in common culturally than New Zealand and Britain, but then again ive mostly interacted with commonwealth white settlers in the gulf region and they have sort of a monoculture surrounding football and turning pink outside.


ill have you know i tan superbly

#463

damoj posted:

a lot of people don't understand how incredibly successful australia's genocidal programs have been. indigenous australians enjoy significantly fewer economic benefits and less political representation than their counterparts in NA and NZ do - not to mention other colonialist projects in SAm, SAf, ISR/PAL. we white australians got some serious cahunas acting the way we do about american gun violence or south african race relations or whatever, its pretty disgusting.

anyway. always listen to gary foley



learn more about australia's historic and current imperialism in the pacific region


etc


i think in NZ at least there are obvious reasons that the settlers weren't really able to go all out genocidal and had to try to use diplomatic means to pacify the locals, at least early on before they got very established. the maori were experienced at military strategy and had access to muskets on a scale that meant they could wage open war against the early settlers, something that as far as I'm aware doesn't really have any parallels in australia. the small size of the country compared to australia and the fact that the maori had permanent settlements and fortifications rather than being semi nomadic seems important too. i've been meaning to read this james belich book called 'The New Zealand Wars and the Victorian Interpretation of Racial Conflict' which apparently argues that the maori were unequivocally superior militarily to the british during the land wars. there's a quote from the book that says "With all due respect to British humanitarianism, one reason why NZ settlers didn't treat the Maoris as their Australian counterparts did the Aborigines was that, when they tried, they got killed.", pretty cool.

#464
Yea have you ever seen Maori chants, not surprised at all they wiped the floor
#465

dimashq posted:

Yea have you ever seen Maori chants, not surprised at all they wiped the floor



white australian AFL fans chucked a tanty over an indigenous player doing a spear-(or boomerang) gesture at a crowd and its perhaps one of the bigger recent kulturkampf moments we've had



truly anglos are a cowardly race

#466
VICE just dropped this weird edgelord documentary glorifying imperialist lackeys

#467
VICE has been outed thoroughly enough that they're just doubling down now, next thing we'll probably see is a fawning biopic on a CIA agent who sells crack to kids in Benton Heights
#468

VICE just dropped this weird edgelord documentary glorifying imperialist lackeys



damn, is it thursday already?

#469
latest Au Pair update: former top immigration official gives evidence to senate enquiry that dutton's chief of staff called for advice on how to help the boss's "mate". dutton claims it's a lie and the guy has "personal or mental health issues". Lmao. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-06/quaedvlieg-says-duttons-office-rang-about-italian-au-pair-visa/10207402
#470

Petrol posted:

latest Au Pair update: former top immigration official gives evidence to senate enquiry that dutton's chief of staff called for advice on how to help the boss's "mate". dutton claims it's a lie and the guy has "personal or mental health issues". Lmao. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-06/quaedvlieg-says-duttons-office-rang-about-italian-au-pair-visa/10207402



you guys gotta follow quaedvlieg's twitter

he keeps posting first year undergrad bachelor of arts essays on the dumbest, digressive shit, in fucking word docs for some reason

not to mention the dumbest, most centrist idiot takes on race war bullshit

#471
quaedvlieg is like a really lazy tpaine name. hes given up and is drunkenly mashing the keyboard
#472
really loving 21C political communication with the 4th estate
#473

damoj posted:

not to mention the dumbest, most centrist idiot takes on race war bullshit


its adorable when guys like this discover the fabians and think theyve cracked the da vinci code

#474

Chthonic_Goat_666 posted:

quaedvlieg is like a really lazy tpaine name. hes given up and is drunkenly mashing the keyboard



good av dude

#475

Petrol posted:

its adorable when guys like this discover the fabians and think theyve cracked the da vinci code



possibly even funnier than the Frankfurt School fixation. the Frankfurt boys were such dangerous subversives they went to work for the CIA, while the only thing the Fabians ever accomplished was the straining, bare transfer of tiny cakes across doilies and into their mouths. you'd think even just the flash-in-the-pan Strasserite business on the Internet far-right would have made both obsessions into the sign of the n00b years ago

#476
new $tealand
#477
i'm going to be in the settler colony of australia in october/maybe novemeber and my handlers have asked me which radical groups i should keep an eye out for
#478
acdc
#479
the australian left is well special from what ive heard which isnt surpising cause the left in settler colonialist nations are never that futile. theres socialist alternative and theyre trots but the trade unionist movement seems very good in ozzie land
#480

Cuntessa_Markievicz posted:

the trade unionist movement seems very good in ozzie land



historically yes but it's been a downward trajectory. Hawke-Keating era is considered the watershed moment, but even as early as the Whitlam dismissal, left-capital boss' unions have allowed severe capitulations that have very rapidly "Americanised" labour relations. Former ACTU assistant secretary Tim Lyons is a great source for these sorts of stories, and an object lesson in what happens when you dabble in Fabianism