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Julia GILLARD and Hillary CLINTON consorting again as CLINTON sends message to "activist bitches supporting bitches"


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Julia Gillard and Hillary Clinton join forces to confront bias against female leaders

Julia Gillard and Hillary Clinton plan to work together to challenge negative stereotypes of females who aspire to be political leaders and to encourage more women to nominate for public office.

The pair have discussed the impact of gender on their political careers and plan to collaborate in changing the perceptions of female leaders as unlikeable, selfish and ruthless.

"I'm hopeful there are some things we can do together in the future on these questions of leadership and gender, bringing to that possibility some of our shared experiences," Ms Gillard said in an exclusive interview.

"Personally, I think there's a need to deepen the evidence base about women in leadership," she added, saying there was already much research on the role of 'unconscious bias' in attitudes to female political leaders.

"I think there's a need for more of that research and for it to be brought together to help people understand it and then action change, and I think that is a journey that lies before all of us."

Ms Gillard agreed to be interviewed about being Australia's first woman prime minister as she prepares to join John Howard, another former prime minister, and others in judging what may well be Australia's first national award for political leadership, the McKinnon prize.


Just as she said that gender explained some things, but not everything, about her prime ministership, Ms Gillard said the same went for Ms Clinton and her defeat by Donald Trump in the 2016 US presidential election.

"I think there are many lessons coming out of the Trump/Clinton context and, because the whole campaign was not about gender, the lessons are about more than gender," Ms Gillard said.

"But I think there would be quite a few people in the States in various walks of life who would be reflecting on how they formed their impressions of the candidates and the quality of the information they had and the judgments they made, and probably concluding to themselves, 'I'm not going to easily accept some things again that I accepted last time.'

"I think that is going to stand democratic decision making in good stead for the future, and I think there is a gender element to that."

Both Ms Gillard and Ms Clinton devote a chapter to the issue of gender in politics in their memoirs. Both refer to the research of Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, who has shown that the more successful a man is, the more he is liked, and how it is the opposite for women.

"Sheryl shared another insight: that women are seen favourably when they advocate for others, but unfavourably when they advocate for themselves," wrote Ms Clinton.

Describing sexism and misogyny as endemic in America, Ms Clinton writes that misogyny is "what happens when a woman gets a job that a man wanted, and instead of shaking her hand and wishing her well, he calls her a bitch and vows to do everything he can to make sure she fails".

Ms Gillard said a starting point for changing perceptions was for people to ask themselves why they think the way they do.

"One thing that is very commonly believed is that once one woman gets through, that that woman tends not to help the women behind her come up through to the same level she is.

"Sheryl [Sandberg's] research debunks that, and yet I talk to a lot of people in business and it is very commonly believed. It's very commonly believed by women who are aspiring to get to the top of business."

Ms Gillard believes this perception stems from an "unconscious bias that women who get to the top aren't very likeable".

"Let's be knowing about that and thoughtful, and if we are we'll get rid of the stereotyping and the sexism that comes with it," she said.

DFAT promoting Muslim "modest fashion" - the inference appears to be anything else is immodest. Uncovered meat a la Grand Mufti.

DFAT has swallowed the poison by accepting and reusing the "modest fashion market" characterisation to describe mandatory Islamic coverings for women.

If this clothing is "modest" - what are normal clothes, immodest?  Hussy?  

There are echoes of Sheik Hilaly of uncovered meat infamy here.

How does Julie Bishop continue to get away with the naff, tendentious "fashion diplomacy" crap.

Donald Trump's wife Melania has genuine cred in the fashion industry.  Now try to imagine Trump announcing a new "fashion diplomacy" initiative, even with Melania's real expertise.  He'd be laughed out of town.  Which is precisely where Ms Bishop should be headed.

By Pamela Cue, Manager, Public Diplomacy and Policy Support Section, Australian High Commission, Kuala Lumpur

You may not have even heard of the modest fashion market [external PDF], but it is booming. Modest fashion is clothing that conceals rather than accentuating the body – and it is quickly increasing in popularity. Spending is estimated to reach USD368 billion by 2021, a 7.2 per cent growth rate since 2015. To put it in context, that’s more than the combined size of the current clothing markets in the United Kingdom (USD107 billion), Germany (USD99 billion) and India (USD96 billion).

South East Asia is one of the biggest consumers of modest fashion, with young Muslim women in particular driving demand. In fact, millennials from Indonesia and Malaysia have the highest engagement rates on social media in the modest fashion sector.

This so-called ‘rise of the hijabista’ presents valuable opportunities for Australia’s international engagement. Apart from the obvious economic benefits, the emerging modest fashion market can help advance Australia’s public diplomacy objectives.

Not only does it provide a platform to showcase Australia’s diverse, tolerant and open multicultural society, but it also highlights the excellence of our creative industries.

At our High Commission in Kuala Lumpur we recently did just this, with the launch of the acclaimed ‘Faith, Fashion, Fusion: Muslim Women’s Style in Australia’ exhibition at the renowned Islamic Arts Museum of Malaysia.


Malaysian launch of Faith, Fashion, Fusion: Muslim Women’s Style in Australia. Image credit: Australian High Commission, Malaysia.

Developed by the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, ‘Faith, Fashion, Fusion’ showcases the experiences of leading Australian Muslim women, how they express their faith through fashion, and Australia’s modest fashion industry.

Charles Ortel on Radio Sputnik with a comprehensive discussion of Hillary Clinton/Obama et al email scandal

Here's Charles:

I have been giving interviews with several excellent investigators---here is one that, immodeslly, I might argue is pretty good.

In it, I take people through the real investigatin of HRC/others mishandling classified infrormation that started 10 July 2015.
Knowing this, one has to question why she was even allowed to campaign given the 811(c) referral and considering massive unprosecuted Clinton Foundation frauds.
In addition, I will have something in American Thinker next week helping people hrough the Sunday with Charles playlist of shows.
Tomorrow we will be doing "Racket Man" (riffing on Music Man, and on Elton John) and going hard against Bill Clinton and his cronies.
All best and kind regards....c.



Julie Bishop's $44M PA "Australia seeks to align its support with the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) objectives"


I could not believe this when I read it.

But there it is in black and white on the DFAT documents about our $44M per year to these savages:

Our Aid Investment Plan aligns with the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) National Policy Agenda.

Australia  seeks  to align its  support  with the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) objectives

Australian money aligned with the policy agenda and objectives of the Palestinian Authority.

The destruction of Israel?????????

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 JANUARY 9, 2018 16:40

Defense Ministry exposes Palestinian terror price list of how much prisoners get on crime scale.

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An IDF soldier stands next to a blindfolded Palestinian prisoner

An IDF soldier stands next to a blindfolded Palestinian prisoner. (photo credit: REUTERS/IDF HANDOUT)

The Palestinian Authority paid terrorists and their families over $347 million last year, according to its own records, the Defense Ministry reported to the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on Tuesday.

The average income of a Palestinian is $580 per month, which is what the PA pays terrorists who are sentenced to three to five years in prison

The PA pays terrorists who are sentenced to 20 years or more in prison – in other words, those who committed more severe crimes, and likely were involved in killing Israelis – five times that each month for the rest of their lives.

Terrorists who are Israeli citizens receive a $145 bonus, which, when added to the amount PA pays for the most severe crimes, comes to over $2,900 a month, more than the average Israeli income of around $2,700. There are also increases in pay for being married and for each child a terrorist has.

Palestinian terrorists' income per month. (JPOST STAFF)

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said, “The PA pays over a billion shekels a year to terrorists and their families, thus encouraging and perpetuating terrorism.

“The minute the amount of the payment is decided according to the severity of the crime and the length of the sentence – in other words, whoever murders and is sentenced to life in prison gets much more – that is funding terrorist attacks against Israeli citizens. There is nothing that better illustrates the PA’s support for terrorism. We must stop this,” he said.

Liberman presented the data to the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Tuesday, along with his bill to deduct the equivalent amount to what the PA pays terrorists and their families, from taxes and tariffs Israel collects for the PA.

The bill is based on a proposal by Yesh Atid MK Elazar Stern, which in turn was inspired by the US Taylor Force Act, legislation written by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) that would stop all US aid to the Palestinians as long as they pay salaries to terrorists and their families. The bill, named after an American victim of Palestinian terrorism, passed the House of Representatives in December and is awaiting Senate approval.

The Defense Ministry version of the bill will likely go to the Ministerial Committee for Legislation in three weeks, with a first reading in the Knesset in the ensuing days.

The bill explains the mechanism by which the money will be deducted. The deduction will be monthly, and will be one-twelfth of the amount that the PA paid terrorists and their families in the previous year.

A “terrorist” is defined in the bill as anyone who committed a security offense, whether or not he or she was convicted by a court or is still living.

Each year, the defense minister will bring the Ministerial Committee for National Security a report on how much the PA paid terrorists, directly or indirectly. The report will be classified, but the defense minister will be allowed to publicize a summary consisting of non-classified information from the report.

The ministers will then decide whether or not to deduct the amount paid to terrorists from the taxes and tariffs collected by the Israeli government for the PA. They can decide to deduct a smaller sum than what the PA had paid the terrorists.

The ministers can also decide not to deduct the funds, “for special reasons of national security and international relations.”

Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee chairman Avi Dichter (Likud) said he finds it problematic that the Defense Ministry version of the bill can allow the ministers to not deduct the funds, which he said “negates the most significant part of the bill.”

“If the Palestinian Authority has budgetary problems, it shouldn’t be the State of Israel’s problem,” Dichter said. “Government ministries have to take into consideration this situation: A terrorist’s entry card to become a [PA] state employee is to commit an act of terrorism.

It’s not amorphous. It’s precisely defined. Seven percent of the money we transfer to the PA goes to terrorists. We cannot let this be.”

Letter from NSW Labor leader Luke Foley - announcing a NSW Government treaty with Aborigines if Labor wins power

Luke, if this is the only way you can find fulfilment you need to get out more.


Dear xxxx

On this day 230 years ago the first British colony in Australia was settled at Sydney Cove. This was the beginning of New South Wales as we know it today.

The land was expropriated from Indigenous people and claimed for the British Empire.

There is much to celebrate this Australia Day, and we should use this day to face up to our oldest continuing problem: the dispossession of the Indigenous people.

We must come to terms with the inherent injustice of that dispossession and it’s ongoing consequences.

Only down this road will we find fulfilment.

That is why today I’m announcing that the next Labor government will begin the process of establishing a treaty between the Indigenous people and the government – to rectify past injustices and to advance the future interests of our state.

A Treaty will provide a truthful and honourable basis for our reconciliation with the State’s first people.

It's time to come together and right the wrongs of our past. 

I hope you and your family enjoy your long weekend,

Luke Foley
NSW Labor Leader

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Australian aid to Palestinian Authority equals 86% cost of Mahmoud Abbas's brand new private jet!

We are mugs.


PA Purchases $50 Million Private Jet for Mahmoud Abbas

Dana Weiss of Israel’s Channel 2 news has repÞorted that the PA has purchased a $50 million private jet for its president Mahmoud Abbas, all while asking for aid from the Europeans.

Why he needs his own jet is anyone’s guess. It is not like he needs to worry about plane hijackers, given most if not all of them have been friends of his. Perhaps it is just that it will go well with his $6 million mansion.

For the record, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu does not have a private jet.

It was already being reported that the US State Department is reexamining the entirety of its aid budget to the PA, so I am guessing this news won’t help the PA’s cause.


And here's the good news for Modern Muslims from their very, very good friends Julie Bishop and the crew. 


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Overview of Australia’s aid program to the Palestinian Territories


How we are helping

2016-17 Total Australian ODA Estimated Outcome
$43.0 million

2017-18 Bilateral Budget Estimate
$20.5 million

2017-18 Total Australian ODA Estimate
$43.8 million

The Australian Government will provide an estimated $43.8 million in total ODA to the Palestinian Territories (PTs) in 2017-18.

Australian aid to the PTs is a tangible demonstration of our long-standing support for the Middle East peace process. Australia’s  assistance is helping to strengthen the economic and social foundations of a future Palestinian state which can provide jobs and services for its people. Australia’s  objectives are framed by our relative size as a donor. Australia’s contribution equates to less than a half of one percent of the PTs Gross Domestic Product (GDP) so Australia  seeks  to align its  support  with the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) objectives and other donor’s efforts for  maximum impact.

The PTs (consisting of the West Bank and Gaza Strip) is one of the poorest regions in the Middle East. The 2016 United Nations Human Development Index, measuring life expectancy, standard of living and education, rated the PTs 113th out of 188 . The population of the PTs is 4.5 million (World Bank, 2016), almost 44 per cent of whom are refugees. A further three million Palestinian refugees live in Jordan, Syria and Lebanon, and rely on the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) for essential services such as health and education. . Some 26 per cent of the Territories’ people are food insecure and 25 per cent live in poverty. These figures have all deteriorated over the past 20 years leading the United Nations to refer to the PTs as having undergone a process of 'de-development'.

The PTs face formidable constraints to economic development including: the physical separation of territory, a lack of control over territorial borders and key natural resources such as land and water, restrictions on movement of goods and people, and the ever present threat of violent conflict. The extreme population density, heavy economic restrictions and repeated cycles of conflict and insecurity have rendered half of Gaza’s population dependent on food assistance to meet basic needs. The effects of the 2014 conflict continue to be felt in Gaza while the worsening water and electricity situation in 2017 further impacted economic growth and increased the potential for instability.

Australia has a long history of supporting Palestinians. Australian aid in the PTs supports improved public financial management of the PA, a competitive agricultural economy and access to quality basic services for Palestinian refugees. The PTs aid program is organised around the following two objectives as outlined in the Aid Investment Plan (AIP) 2015-19. Australia implements these objectives through a number of targeted investments. These objectives contribute to stability and inclusive economic growth in the PTs, and complement other donor priorities.

Objective 1: Improved public financial management and a more competitive agricultural economy in the PTs

Well-functioning institutions and a robust economy are prerequisites for viable state. Australia  supports agriculture as a driver of economic growth and a tool for strengthening community fabric through the third phase of the Australian Middle East NGO Cooperation Agreement (AMENCA 3). Australia  supports the PA’s public financial management capacity through the World Bank’s Palestine Reform and Development Plan Multi-Donor Trust Fund (PRDP-MDTF). The provision of Australia Award scholarships continues to enable Palestinians to influence their futures and their institutions. Australian  scholarships focus on building public sector management skills within the PA and agricultural development.

Improved public financial management and a more competitive agricultural economy in the PTs

Objective 2: Palestinian refugees in the PTs and across the region are able to access quality basic services

The provision of basic services and the capacity to respond to humanitarian situations are what people expect from their governing authorities. Australia  supports UNRWA to provide protection and basic services (education and health)  to Palestinian refugees in the West Bank,  Gaza, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan and to improve living conditions in refugee camps. Australia  provides targeted and responsive humanitarian assistance as conflict arises through trusted partners such as UNRWA, UNICEF and Australian NGOs. Australia  supports Australian and Palestinian NGOs and civil society organisations through AMENCA 3, the Direct Aid Program (DAP) and the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP) to provide local solutions to local problems.

Palestinian refugees in the PTs and across the region are able to access quality basic services

Our results

  • In 2016-17, Australian funding to UNRWA contributed to universal primary education for more than half a million Palestinian refugee children (half of whom were girls), a 99 per cent vaccination rate for infants, over  8.5 million patient visits at UNRWA health care facilities, social safety net assistance (cash and food) to over 254,000 people and micro loans to over 39,000 people.
  • In 2016-17, humanitarian assistance was provided through UNRWA to over 1.4 million Palestinian refugees, primarily in the West Bank, Gaza and Syria.
  • In 2016-17, more than 113,000 students in 308 schools were taught about the importance of good hygiene from a new manual developed by UNICEF and the PA Ministry of Education.  
  • In 2016-17, the AMENCA 3 program brokered deals for diary and grape producers, opening up new markets.
  • In 2016-17, Australia provided ten Australia Awards to the PTs  which helped build public sector management skills within the PA and agricultural development.  
  • In 2016-17, Australian funding to the UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS) for the  Access Coordination Unit (ACU) and the Materials Monitoring Unit (MMU) facilitated access for  humanitarian agencies across the PTs, and  goods and services to help the Gaza reconstruction efforts.
  •  In 2016-17, Australian support to small civil society projects in the PTs under the Australia-NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP) helped vulnerable women accessing business and skills training and empowering them, and mothers and children developing better preventative practices for hygiene related diseases.
  • Australian aid contributed to building more  effective public institutions in the PTs (as assessed by the World Bank and International Monetary Fund).
Last updated: 25 October 2017

NSW Labor inviting nominations to fill Sam Dastyari's senate seat - $750 to nominate - form here

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The Labor Party just going through the motions for appearances sake?

Perish the thought.




A new members' evening will be held in March. Luke Foley, Leader of the Labor Party and Members of Parliament will be in attendance to welcome new members. The details are:

When:             6pm, Wednesday 7 March 2018
Where:            Jubilee Room, NSW Parliament, Macquarie St, Sydney
RSVP:              [email protected]


Due to the foreshadowed resignation of Senator Sam Dastyari, a casual vacancy has been created in the Australian Senate. Nominations are called to fill the casual vacancy to be determined by a ballot of the Administrative Committee, according to the following timetable:

Nominations open:             4pm, Thursday 25 January 2018
Nominations close:             4pm, Thursday 1 February 2018
Ballot (if required):            By the NSW Labor Administrative Committee - 9am-11am, Friday 2 February 2018
Nomination fee:                  $750

All nominations must be on the official form, which can be obtained from the NSW Party Office. Nominations will be accepted by the General Returning Officer (or delegate) at the NSW Party Office, Level 9, 377–383 Sussex St, Sydney.

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Victoria's get-out-of-jail-free cards available to favoured "sons" via the Anti-ahem-Corruption Commission

INDEPENDENT BROAD-BASED ANTI-CORRUPTION COMMISSION ACT 2011 - SECT 67 Complaints or notifications to the IBAC that do not warrant investigation


Complaints or notifications to the IBAC that do not warrant investigation

    (1)     Subject to sections 60(2), 60(4), 60(5), 63 and 65, the IBAC, in its absolute discretion, may determine that a complaint or a notification to the IBAC does not warrant investigation.

    (2)     Without limiting subsection (1), the IBAC may determine under that subsection that a complaint or a notification to the IBAC does not warrant investigation if, in the opinion of the IBAC—

        (a)     the subject matter of the complaint or notification is trivial or unrelated to the functions of the IBAC; or

        (b)     the complaint or notification is frivolous or vexatious; or

        (c)     the complaint or notification lacks substance or credibility; or

        (d)     the matter has already been the subject of a complaint or notification which has been investigated or otherwise dealt with; or

        (e)     the complaint or notification relates to conduct that occurred at too remote a time to justify investigation; or

        (f)     the complaint or notification was not made genuinely or was made primarily for a mischievous purpose; or

        (g)     in all of the circumstances, the conduct does not warrant investigation.

    (3)     If a person who makes a complaint, other than a complaint referred to in section 65, has delayed making the complaint by more than a year after becoming aware of the conduct which is the subject of the complaint, the IBAC—

        (a)     may require the person to give an explanation for the delay; and

        (b)     if not satisfied with the explanation, in its absolute discretion, may decide not to investigate thecomplaint.

    *     *     *     *     *

S. 68 inserted by No. 28/2012 s. 18, amended by No. 85/2012 s. 95 (ILA s. 39B(1)), amended by No. 85/2012 s. 95(2).

Victoria's anti and/or pro corruption commission deflects report involving John Cain Jr, the Solicitor for Public Prosecutions




One of our readers recently reported John Cain Jr and others to Victoria's purported anti-corruption body after Cain's Office of the Solicitor for Public Prosecutions declined to authorise prosecutions in The AWU Scandal.

Here is his complaint.

The matter involves
the current Victorian Solicitor for Public Prosecutions John Cain Jr,
a current Federal Court Judge Bernard Murphy,
the former President of Victoria􀍛s parliamentary upper house Robert Frederick Smith and
Bruce Wilson, the then de-facto partner of former prime minister Julia Gillard
These 4 men acted together to steal $160,000 from the Australian Workers Union. They did it to cover up payments
of secret commissions to Wilson, especially through the AWU Workplace Reform Association (the slush fund set up
by Gillard).
When conduct occurred: From December 1994 to July 1995
Conduct occurred more than 12 months ago? Yes
Reason for delay:
I didn't know about it.
Suburb conduct occurred: Melbourne Victoria
Location conduct occurred: Union offices, banks and solicitors offices.
John Cain Jr is responsible for the prosecutorial body which has declined to bring charges in the matter of The AWU Scandal.
IBAC clearly has jurisdiction to investigate complaints against him.
Here is the IBAC's response to our complainant.
Note all reference to the central figure, Victoria's Solicitor for Public Prosecutions John Cain Jr has been removed.
Federal Court Judge Bernard Murphy's name is also helpfully misspelt.
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Here are two of our recent publications about CAIN and his co-conspirators.