We break down the Prime Minister's meaningless speech patterns, then dig into the politics of journalism and climate change.
- Scott Morrison hates hiding under the doona. Not Good Enough is a pro doona podcast.
- Is Morrison copying Buttigieg, copying Obama?
- What is the Promise of Australia?
- As immigration minister, Morrison awarded himself a trophy celebrating stopping the boats.
- He has no idea how to deal with people with less power.
- Employment Minister Michaelia Cash advocates “Having A Curry For The Country”.
Climate news and climate journalism
- Greenpeace has released an investigation into News Corp’s role in pushing the fake narrative around Australia’s bushfires, with an accompanying short documentary.
- Annabel Crabb is responsible for pushing the narrative of Scott Morrison as the goofy dad. In 2015 she cooked dinner with a man responsible for the deaths of asylum seekers.
- Australia’s Coronavirus commission, responsible for creating a plan for economic recovery, is heavily stacked with oil and gas executives.
- Shell oil has announced they plan to be carbon neutral by 2050.
- Blackrock, the world’s biggest investment firm, is divesting from fossil fuels.
Unions and why you need them
- The NTEU have been shown to be in secret negotiations with university leadership to cut hours of casual workers by 10% and wages by 15%.
- RMIT university has taken the lead by firing 200 casual workers, and asking other workers to pick up the slack.
- If you’re worried about being screwed over by the NTEU, join the NTEU Fightback group. Here’s the Google Drive with resources and talking points.
- BHP implemented a new enterprise agreement that left workers worse off than the award minimum.
- Gerard Boyce, the Fair Work Comissioner responsible for oversight of minimum wages shared internal modeling with BHP. He also decorated his office with big tiddy anime figurines.
- Senator James McGrath reckons he’ll own the libs with some taxidermy.
Smooth brain business news
- A Northern Territory business lobby has proposed re-opening climbing on Uluru.
- The Australian Newspaper has appointed Michelle Gun as their first female editor. Is this a glass cliff?