Puff-piece interview shows ABC lacking critical balance

2021-07-12T09:14:03+10:0010 July 2021|Categories: Gerard Henderson's Weekly Column|

It must surely pass for one of the softest political interviews in Australia this century so far. The reference is to the discussion between ABC 7.30 political correspondent Laura Tingle and former Liberal Party and independent parliamentarian Julia Banks. The interview took place on 7.30 on Monday to coincide with the publication of Julia Banks’ [...]

David O’Byrne fails to get the message and exits stage left

2021-07-05T09:44:01+10:003 July 2021|Categories: Gerard Henderson's Weekly Column|

These days only Lunar Right ideological extremists and/or the genuinely deranged identify with fascism and Nazism along with Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler, the respective leaders of these movements. But there are plenty in our midst who are still attracted to communism. The Australian Labor Party in Tasmania was in enough trouble at the start [...]

Barnaby Joyce’s return puts focus on realities of emission targets

2021-06-28T11:28:45+10:0026 June 2021|Categories: Gerard Henderson's Weekly Column|

There is a wise saying known to participants in, and observers of, leadership challenges that take place within the Westminster political system. Namely, the only colleagues whose promises can be trusted are the ones who readily declare that they will be supporting someone else. They have no reason to deceive or fudge. It’s much the [...]

Morrison has never breached division of church and state

2021-05-17T09:37:10+10:008 May 2021|Categories: Gerard Henderson's Weekly Column|

Opposition leader Anthony Albanese was interviewed by ABC Radio National presenter Fran Kelly on April 27 in the wake of Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s address to the Australian Christian Churches national conference on the Gold Coast a week earlier. The speech was not released by the Prime Minister’s ­office but a video of the event [...]

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