Modern Australia is a stranger to me.
I can’t understand how the good people here have let this country go so bad.
Take the case of Alan Tudge, the former Morrison government education minister who has allegedly been found by an enquiry to have done no wrong against his former sex partner and staffer, Rachelle Miller. Yet Morrison’s department of finance has paid Miller $500.000 compensation plus legal costs.
As Tudge’s political opponent, Rebekah Spelman, says, this is “he said she said” stuff.
I don’t know Rachelle Miller. I don’t automatically consider her a victim just because she is a woman. It is likely that she is very talented, resourceful, ambitious and strong. They are the qualities you need to stand out from the crowd and get a much sought after ministerial staffer position.
It is possible that Miller is a victim as she claims. She has just negotiated half a million dollars of tax payers money by saying things that are not yet proven true against her former boss Alan Tudge.
This is what cancel culture looks like.
It. Is. Shit.
What is needed is a better social and political culture where PC crap doesn’t pervert our world anymore.
Alan Tudge is already tainted by his involvement in inefficient misuse of public money for pork barrelling with respect to building new carparks.
And now he is a half million dollar man to protect him from the claims of a woman who, by some accounts, seduced him. Plus legal costs.
Australia is at a crossroads. China wants to move into the Solomon Islands and the Aussie government wasted 5 billion dollars on not getting the submarines needed to protect shipping from an expansionist totalitarian China.
All Government financial incompetence has to be called out now so that the people can replace those who are incompetent the democratic way at the ballot box in May.
The Australian Labor Party opposition seems like it would rather sell the country to China.
I personally am scared in and alienated from this country of my birth.
As a beautiful Good Friday draws to a close, I ask:
Who is being crucified in Australia now?
Geoff Fox, 15th April, 2022