Barnaby to challenge for Deputy PM job “as early as Monday”: AFR

Phillip Coorey used to be widely read until he moved to Fairfax - which is probably why many people haven’t heard this story. 

Momentum is building inside the Nationals for a leadership spill as early as Monday with Barnaby Joyce poised to depose Michael McCormack.

Following a week of visible unrest inside the junior Coalition partner, party sources said Mr Joyce was confident of having the numbers to take back the job he was forced to relinquish in 2018.

“Barnaby’s got the numbers and the plan is to call a spill on Monday,” said a source.

Barnaby Joyce, campaigning in the NSW byelection last month, is poised for another tilt at the leadership on Monday.   James Brickwood

If Mr Joyce succeeds, it will put to an end any prospect of the Morrison government moving further on climate change policy, especially committing to net zero emissions by 2050, something the Nationals vehemently oppose.

ABC Careers: for the ‘right’ person, definitely not the white person - and the audience comes last.

Have a look at this ABC job ad for an announcer for one its South Australian region stations.

No focus on excellence or diversity of opinion - here's the ABC's 'focus'

In line with our focus on diversity, applications are strongly encouraged from Indigenous Australians, people from a range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds, people with disability and LGBTIQ+ individuals. The ABC also aims to achieve a gender-balanced workforce.

Before they even talk about the role or the qualifications, they state their code:

- they don’t want an Anglo Saxon
- they would prefer an Aborigine
- and would really want a woman
- ideally the woman would tick all the boxes.

Funnily enough, the audience will have no idea about the person’s skin colour because it’s radio - and listeners don’t much care .. if the quality is good.

If the ABC was fair dinkum in serving its listeners, it would just want someone who was talented.

But at the ABC tokenism rules. Screw the audience. They always come last.

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Job no: 501725
Work type: Ongoing Full Time
Location: Port Pirie
Categories: Journalism/Content Making, Presenter/Reporter

  • Be a part of Australia's independent national broadcaster
  • Build strong engagement with local audiences
  • Full-time, permanent position

The ABC strives for diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and to promote a culture of opportunity. Through its services the ABC seeks to represent, connect and engage with all of the Australian community. In line with our focus on diversity, applications are strongly encouraged from Indigenous Australians, people from a range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds, people with disability and LGBTIQ+ individuals. The ABC also aims to achieve a gender-balanced workforce.

For more information on inclusive employee networks within the ABC please refer to ABC LinkedInand Life Page

About the Role

You will be responsible for presenting the breakfast program on ABC North and West, and creating content for multiple platforms, to engage local and national audiences. Part of the program also broadcasts across the Eyre Peninsula.

The breakfast program sets the news agenda for the day, takes a deeper look into issues affecting regional areas, and celebrates the wins of local communities. As such, the presenter plays an important role in helping identifying what stories can have a life beyond the program, and working with the rest of the team to share it with new audiences, be it on national radio, on the 7pm TV news or online.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Prepare and present the breakfast program from 6.35-10.00 am every weekday.
  • Preparing and presenting distinctive and compelling content that engages local audiences.
  • Contribute to the implementation of the Local Emergency Coverage plan, communicating with relevant stakeholders
  • Contribute to planning and commissioning processes to develop and distribute new content ideas to achieve strong reach and engagement with audiences

About You

We are looking for an experienced and dynamic individual with demonstrated ability to produce and present editorial content clearly and accurately.

In this key role, you will also bring:

  • Accomplished program making skills with a proven ability to develop and make original and engaging audio and cross-platform content for target audience.
  • Sound editorial skills including the ability to source and analyse information.
  • Proficiency in operating a radio panel and a proven understanding of strong radio craft.
  • Demonstrated understanding of stories and issues in the North and West broadcast region.
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a small team.

About ABC Regional & Local

The ABC’s Regional & Local team is all about Australian communities and their conversations. Our teams create unique and distinctive content that connect communities and shape lives in metropolitan, regional and remote Australia. From our eight capital city radio stations, our forty four regional bureaux, through to screen, live events and sport, Regional & Local is about real people, real places and real life.

For further details on the role and requirements, please refer to the full position description:  Download File 30000645 PRESENTER.pdf

Victoria's ultra-woke lefty RSL employed manager stood down amid investigation. Good.

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Not before time.

Victoria's RSL in campaign of intimidation against veterans' advocate Mick Quinn

Veteran Mick Quinn has dedicated his life to helping his veteran mates.

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Early yesterday morning, Mick recorded this message for the RSL's leadership.

Clearly Mick is frustrated.

But even more obviously, he's focussed on the needs of his fellow veterans.

Mick's the sort of salt-of-the-earth bloke you'd want by your side in a blue.

So what do you reckon the "management" of the RSL has done in response?

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The RSL used to be about looking after your mates.

Maybe Jamie Twidale CSM could do with a reminder.

Lest We Forget.


Here's some of the manager of the RSL Jamie Twidale GAICD (Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors) Linkedin page - his personal mission is "to build an inclusive RSL".

He's been in the manager's job since December.  Hasn't taken him long to leave his mark.

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Queensland Police dog Rambo killed on duty tracking a crook this morning. Thank you old mate for your service.

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Death of Police Dog Rambo, Maryborough

Tragically, the Queensland Police Service can confirm the death of a serving police dog while tracking a wanted person in Maryborough West this morning.

Around 1:08am Police Dog (PD) Rambo and his handler were tracking a man, who had allegedly fled from police, on the Bruce Highway when PD Rambo was struck by a car.

Police immediately transported PD Rambo to a nearby vet but sadly he could not be revived.

PD Rambo was a Fraser Coast local and lived in the area when he was a puppy.

He graduated from the academy in 2015 and worked tirelessly in keeping the Maryborough community safe. PD Rambo often assisted police in locating missing persons and successfully tracked two property offenders on Australia day in 2019.

All QPS dogs are part of their handler’s family and the bond between handlers and their dogs makes them inseparable.

The QPS takes the safety and wellbeing of all PDs very seriously and treats them as valued members of the policing family.

When a PD passes away as a result of an incident on duty or in training, the State Dog Squad Capability Coordinator conducts a review into the circumstances of the incident.