Pope, Canberra Times 22 Feb 2014
Tantrums & deception
- Greg Jericho: Never mind the bad Manus, let’s just talk about hurt feelings
- Laura Tingle: More action, less name-calling on asylum seekers
- Peter van Onselen: Conroy’s turn hurts Labor most
- Jack Waterford: Practiced in the arts of deception
If Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce wanted city folk to see the drought assistance for farm businesses announced today by his government as the same as any other disaster relief, he went about it entirely the wrong way.
Like many farm sector advocates, Joyce went straight for the violin, imploring urbanites to feel compassion for the mums and dads unable to put food on the table and the family…