Aussie PM Scott Morrison Brandishes a Lump of Coal in Parliament

Green Fury at Australia’s Lack of Ambition at the Biden Climate Summit

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Aussie PM Scott Morrison appears to be quietly betting the Biden climate insanity will be a one hit wonder, that the economic devastation unleashed by Biden’s tax hikes, carbon pricing, and giveaways to other nations while Americans suffer, will unleash a tsunami of voter fury which will wash the Biden administration into the dustbin of history.

The feds have ditched us on climate change, it’s time we ditch them too

Jan Fran
Journalist and presenterApril 23, 2021 — 7.30pm

Towards the end of last year, I attended a panel discussion on climate change in Sydney. It was a fairly unremarkable evening, except for one thing. There side-by-side on stage, wedged between a host of other panellists, sat the NSW Environment Minister Matt Kean and his Labor counterpart Adam Searle.

It occurred to me that this was the first time in recent memory that I’d seen both government and opposition blatantly publicly agree on the issue of climate change and how best to tackle it.

Why – I shook my proverbial fist at the proverbial sky – why can’t Canberra be like this?

When it comes to climate change and energy policy the last decade in federal politics has been a sh*tshow! Ten years, five prime ministers and zero comprehensive national climate policies later, we find ourselves among the few developed economies yet to commit to a 2050 net-zero emissions target (even China, whose mammoth emissions we use as a smokescreen for our inertia to act on climate change, has committed to carbon neutrality by 2060).

There’s “going to have to be a shift” say Biden’s people and Morrison is being urged to get on board.

But do they really need him? We don’t.

The world has forged on without Scott Morrison’s government and so has Australia. Every state and territory has individually committed to the 2050 net-zero emissions target and the country’s largest state is pulling no punches about its plan to become a renewable superpower.

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My question – why do greens need special government policies to make their dream happen?

Greens regularly claim renewables are the cheapest energy option.

Surely somewhere out there is a financier greedy enough to defy the big oil conspiracy which leading greens allege is holding renewables back, and cash in on the cheap green energy bonanza, without any further government intervention.

One possible explanation why this is not happening, is that green claims renewables are affordable and environmentally sustainable are a total pack of lies. Activist film maker Michael Moore threw a lot of accusations about renewable energy lies, in his documentary “Planet of the Humans”.

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April 24, 2021 10:12 am

Surely somewhere out there is a financier greedy enough to defy the big oil conspiracy which leading greens allege is holding renewables back, and cash in on the cheap green energy bonanza, without any further government intervention.

Like this, you mean?

Submarine cable to connect 10.5 GW wind-solar complex in Morocco to the UK grid – pv magazine International (

Reply to  griff
April 24, 2021 11:37 am

You missed all the should do this should do that and their viability being based con contracts for difference (CFDs), which literally means their price to be subsidised by the consumer. Are you a billionaire Griff? Of course not; you have no skin in the game

Reply to  griff
April 24, 2021 12:11 pm


If this was being done without subsidies, I would support it 100%, but instead it relies on “contract for difference (CfD) scheme” (a “subsidy auction”), so its just another green scam, or as the article says “Without the CfD option, the project would have limited chances of being implemented.

Reply to  griff
April 24, 2021 12:17 pm

griff can’t tell the difference between an actual project and one, like this one, that has only done a feasibility study and is under consideration with no firm financing.

Reply to  meab
April 25, 2021 1:32 am

Griffey’s a little bit thick. Besides I don’t trust any organization with a board member named Paddy Padmanathan

Reply to  Owen
April 25, 2021 4:43 am

He isn’t a little thick … it’s a lot worse than that 🙂

Reply to  griff
April 24, 2021 12:18 pm

Griff, do you ever actually read the content you post here?
(and if you do, can you comprehend it?)

Reply to  Mr.
April 24, 2021 3:48 pm

Answer to both are ‘absolutely not’.

giffiepoo regularly gets caught making false claims for it’s links.

One suspects giffie simply uses sks kids quick response links.
No reading or understanding required. Simply inane copy-paste.

Reply to  griff
April 24, 2021 12:24 pm

Griff, just about the whole world understands that the article clearly says it is only possible because of a massive subsidy (cfd above market price) – why can’t you?

And what is the use of expensive power at the times we least need it, most likely.

David Kamakaris
Reply to  griff
April 24, 2021 1:23 pm

Griff, aren’t you ecstatic that the Chinese are now all in for fighting climate change?

Reply to  griff
April 24, 2021 1:32 pm

griff drifts off to la-la fantasy land yet again.

When are you going to get back to REALITY, griff-loonie. !.

Reply to  fred250
April 24, 2021 3:53 pm

giffie has permanent residency in lolly jolly la-la land where unicorns and perpetual motion machines play.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  ATheoK
April 24, 2021 5:58 pm

His previous posting earned him a -100 score, he’ll have to work to beat this record.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  griff
April 24, 2021 11:07 pm

Geography isn’t your strong point is it Griff?

April 24, 2021 10:14 am

It should be titled … “Green temper-tantrums … “

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  John Shewchuk
April 24, 2021 10:42 am

You can be certain that even if the Morrison government went completely ‘all-in’ on the climate scam and veered Australia in the economic ditch, Jan Fran still wouldn’t support him come the next elections.
PM Morrison just needs to actively ignore these people, and call them out when their lies are obvious, because no matter what he does, he’d never get their support at the ballot box. Best to not even try.

Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
April 24, 2021 11:42 am

Jan Fran foams at the mouth although Morrison intends to finance almost 600 billions AUD on carbon capture and hydrogen projects. And just to be clear, Matt Kean is an idiot or, more likely, a corrupt idiot.

Reply to  Lrp
April 24, 2021 5:59 pm

The woke bloke Matt Kean is a LINO (Liberal In Name Only) and reported to be the leading “moderate” in the Party parliamentary members. He is close to former PM Turnbull and the other left leaning globalist greens within LINO.

It is interesting to note that the self styled “sensible right” as they call themselves, their candidates backed by GetUp activist organisation and donations from “renewables” investors, are what has been described as “crony capitalists” creating wealth for themselves from climate hoax and creative accounting of a warming trend.

April 24, 2021 10:16 am

Climate ambition is ruthlessness with a more palatable moniker. It’s inflicting pain and suffering on the working class through CO2 reduction schemes that send jobs to developing countries, have poor fossil fuel vehicle drivers subsidize the Rich’s electric toys, solar panels and wind farms.

Climate believer
Reply to  Sean
April 24, 2021 11:12 am

Yes, totally agree, greens hate the working class, until they need a plumber of course.

Greens with power in France are making more enemies than even I could have hoped for.

One made a complete tit of himself the other day in a council meeting by voting against a grant being proposed for a Sailing Club.

He justified his objection saying the boats were polluting the lake. It was quickly pointed out, with much sniggering, that the boats used the power of the wind and there was no pollution.

Turns out later on his real reason for objecting was that he thought it was elitist!

This is not Monaco we’re talking about, just a little sailing club for kids from all backgrounds.

Another one did the same thing for a little Aero club that had RC models as well, her wish was that “children should stop dreaming of flying”!!

These people are a cancer on our societies, and they’re all watermelons, green on the outside, red as hell on the inside.

Reply to  Climate believer
April 24, 2021 12:22 pm

I’d like to say I’m surprised by the behaviors you relate here CB, but sadly, the green playbook is consistently about denying ordinary people their rights to pursuit of happiness.

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April 24, 2021 10:34 am

One good way to achieve net-zero (or whatever crap that entails) is to shut down the press. No more newspapers, TV news, journalists, etc, etc. If they want to go fully green just shut down completely, that’t the only way to contribute, and, frankly, they will be living their dream.

Joel O'Bryan
April 24, 2021 10:38 am

“The feds have ditched us on climate change, it’s time we ditch them too
by Jan Fran
Journalist and presenter April 23, 2021 — 7.30pm”

Just to be clear, Ms Fran is not a journalist, but an propaganda-spewing activist. Journalists report news and facts, quote opinions of experts, and the opinions of politicians on public policy they may be pursuing, but leave their own opinion out of news journalism.

Giving her own opinion on climate science policy, she doesn’t seem to have the educational or professional background to understand the science or economics of climate change policies.

Her education:

Francis studied journalism and international studies at the University of Technology Sydney. At 36, all she has ever done is try to be a media personality, now apparently her path to fame is going woke of climate and fashion. You shouldn’t trust Jan Fran’s opinions on climate anymore than you should trust any uneducated Hollywood celebrity spewing the latest woke-ster fad for virtue signaling acceptance.

Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
April 24, 2021 10:46 am

They’re not known as the”fourth estate” for nothing. There has been progress since they embraced the power of steering influence through word and image. A cult, really, guided by a religion of their own conception, directed by mortal gods and goddesses, secular, and coercive. A variation on a theme.

Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
April 24, 2021 11:08 am

Another real climate scientist like Jane Fonda.

Reply to  Scissor
April 24, 2021 4:08 pm

I’d say, you mean Ms. whale food?

Except, it has become obvious over the decades that she’s from the other end of the whale, furthest from the brain.

Saving the whales involved heavy duty whale laxatives to fully expel Ms. whale food.

Bruce Cobb
April 24, 2021 10:40 am

I love me some “Green Fury”.The more the better, because it means we’re winning.

Steve Case
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
April 24, 2021 11:04 am

You are not on the winning side. The Green Mob nightmare is here to stay until it finally crashes under it’s own weight. It took many decades for the USSR to collapse. You can expect the “You will own nothing and you will be happy.” crowd is going to pack the courts & continue to stuff the ballot box to victory for some time into the future. They own the media nearly 100%. Most judges already seem to be on the left as is academia & Hollywood. As we are finding out the big corporations are caving in. Social media seems to be run by the Green mob and censors anyone they don’t like, plus the public schools are indoctrinating the nations children. There doesn’t seem to be anywhere that it’s safe to open your mouth to say the truth. You can poke a thousand holes into Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming theory and it won’t see the light of day and won’t achieve anything. There aren’t very many options left.

Reply to  Steve Case
April 24, 2021 12:30 pm

Just an observation from this old codger –

as enterprises become established, successful and big (eg Facebook, Google, Twitter, etc), they morph into institutions, and thereafter quickly become captives of the Fabian socialist movement, with its “long march through the institutions”.

Bruce Cobb
Reply to  Steve Case
April 24, 2021 12:52 pm

That’s the spirit.

Reply to  Bruce Cobb
April 24, 2021 11:44 am

I have taken to referring to them as “Rabid Greens” whenever ‘greens’ come up…More appropriate connotation since “green” all by itself is a positive trait in many things, which is why they chose the name. But there is just no overcoming the mental picture of ‘rabid’.

Reply to  Bruce Cobb
April 25, 2021 4:45 am

Yeah I am not sure what green fury looks like or why anyone would care … lets face it they couldn’t muster enough for a decent protest march.

April 24, 2021 10:41 am

Envy, naivety, greed? Green eggs and ham?

Reply to  n.n
April 25, 2021 12:44 pm

The greens?
I do not like them o Sam I Am.

Ken Irwin
April 24, 2021 10:42 am

“It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.”
Thomas Jefferson

Reply to  Ken Irwin
April 24, 2021 11:09 am

That is a great quote!

Reply to  Ken Irwin
April 25, 2021 4:53 am

I remember it as ” it is folly that needs the help of government the truth can stand by itself” and I thought it was Truman. Your probably correct either way it’s a great quote.

April 24, 2021 10:47 am

Ex Irish president and now “Elder” has just called bullshit on Justin Trudeau’s new, improved global warming commitment.

She points out that NONE of these past emissions reductions targets since the 1980s has been achieved, yet carpetbaggers like Trudeau just keep upping the ante.

Anyone would reasonably conclude that there are NO repercussions for not meeting these proclaimed targets, nor any accountability for uttering them in the first place.

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Reply to  Mr.
April 24, 2021 11:08 am

Most Canadians know that carbon emissions are a scam. Intentionally leaving out Canada’s gigantic Boreal forest from the national carbon calculations automatically destroys the governments credibility. It’s like leaving Gretzky off the list of greatest hockey players, or Nicklaus off the list of greatest golfers. Its imposible to ignore the Boreal forest and makes the government look idiotic.

Reply to  Klem
April 24, 2021 12:05 pm

TREES Klem, let’s do a little math….Canada emits 850 megatons of CO2 according to the Potsdam Institute, which is about 30% high by my calcs… Thats the same amount of C as in 260 megatons of cellulose. Canada has 300 billion trees. So Canada’s totally emissions are equivalent to less than a kilogram of growth per tree. In fact, just by being green, duhoh….plus those tree replaced a couple of kilometers deep of ice in the last 80 centuries….anyway I digress….Canada is way better than Carbon neutral if the forests are included. Trudeau hopped on the woke-wagon to plant a couple of billion trees, but even lowly media reporters had enough zeros on their calculators to note it was an irrelevant gesture compared to the number of trees that naturally sprout up every year.

Reply to  DMacKenzie
April 24, 2021 1:14 pm

Canada should be the Saudi Arabia of carbon credits, selling vast quantities of CC to the rest of the world while collecting mountains of cash. Money for nothing! 🙂

Reply to  DMacKenzie
April 24, 2021 5:34 pm

oops, bad chem, thats the amount of carbon in 586 megatons of cellulose, so 2 Kg growth per tree, still the same point.

Michael in Dublin
Reply to  Mr.
April 24, 2021 12:06 pm

This same person speaks of “climate justice” but ignores that justice stands on its own feet and needs no qualifier. Any word used to qualify justice either waters it down or perverts it.

She also ignores the fact that people living in some of the best climate zones have horribly messed up their countries. These now turn up as economic refugees in countries with miserable climates but because the people there have had to work hard to survive, they have become prosperous.

Unfortunately the nanny state is now undermining this. They do not promote individual responsibility and hard work but entitlement and laziness. If the millions pouring into Europe had to support themselves or starve, 90% or more would more likely stay home and try and fix the mess.

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April 24, 2021 10:51 am

Good call. The lab rats in the U.S. agree, except we can’t get out of the cage with the Californians to watch from a distance.

Ron Long
April 24, 2021 11:25 am

I almost didn’t catch it but realized in time that “Jan Fran” is actually “San Fran Nan”. These Green Crazies think China is serious about 2060 carbon neutral? Let’s legalize pot, before it’s too late, so these people can chill out and forget everything.

April 24, 2021 11:29 am

Wake me up when all the mining equipment, smelters, factories, trains and ships run on DC battery packs. Thanks.

April 24, 2021 11:38 am

Fortunately the people currently in charge of the Nation are as ignorant as the people that put them in office; therefore their ignorance will assure their failure. Even though they assume we are a nation of fools, their results will initiate the rapid return of common sense to the masses of American voters.

The election in 22 will initiate a transformation of votes that will seem minuscule compared to a 1994 or 2016 election; the material losses BLM and their advocates have loosed on America, plus the Biden reversals of all things previously successful will put the Biden legacy into the dustbin of history.

Reply to  DipChip
April 24, 2021 4:25 pm

You hope, as do I.

The problem is when over 50% of the electorate DO NOT PAY TAXES, they DO NOT CARE what government costs.

The changes in capital gains taxes will. as always, just make it so people with stuff will not sell the stuff, so will not pay of those taxes. They will wait until the rates are lowered again. I have a rental that the tenant was thinking of buying. I offered last year, they delayed. Now, no way. I have no intent of paying an increased OBiden capital gains tax.

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Drake
April 24, 2021 4:41 pm

I have no intent of paying an increased OBiden capital gains tax.

When they figure this out, they’ll just introduce a ‘wealth tax’. Socialists hate wealth.

Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
April 25, 2021 1:45 am

Or the unrealized capital gain tax… I’m sure that will be great for the stock market, real estate and crypto!

Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
April 25, 2021 7:50 am

That was already being discussed during the Dem primaries last year. IIRC, Harris was one of those pushing the idea.

Reply to  Drake
April 24, 2021 4:51 pm

Yes 2022 is hope, however later results of the Biden years will assure economic doom and another swing of the pendulum.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Drake
April 24, 2021 6:01 pm

Watch out for the “haircut”.

Michael in Dublin
April 24, 2021 11:40 am

Bill Gates has established an organization called Breakthrough Energy.
He says, “It will raise money from governments, philanthropy and companies to make the large
capital investments needed to bring down the cost of emerging technologies.”
Further “By taking steps like this to create the financing structures that will allow
green products to succeed, we can build new industries and companies that support
communities around the world with good jobs, while making the transition to the
clean economy.”

Notice he does not say, “I will contribute $100 billion from my vast fortune and encourage the 100 wealthiest billionaires to match this” but “It will raise money from governments . . .”

Let Gates and these 100 billionaires invest and prove this can be done profitably.
Then he can credibly invite the general public to become involved.
Not before!!!

Reply to  Michael in Dublin
April 24, 2021 12:34 pm

Other peoples’ money again.

François Riverin
April 24, 2021 12:27 pm

10 US states a sueing Biden over the new rules he imposed to those sates in January. Kentucky and Louisiana are particulary affected. They described in the document how the would suffer and how it impoverish their citizen. 10 States Sue Biden Over Climate Order – DocumentCloud

April 24, 2021 12:49 pm

I have encountered a new malady

Climate crisis boredom

Fed up of hearing the same old tosh being ramped up to 11

April 24, 2021 1:41 pm

I suspect that PM Morrison knows that Biden is not going to get any of that destructive stuff. It is all up to Congress and the radical greens do not have the votes. Morrison knows first hand the limits of the leader’s power. In fact that poweris far less in America than in Oz. Our President is not even an MP much less PM. It is checks and balances and Biden is checked.

April 24, 2021 1:41 pm

“why do greens need special government policies to make their dream happen?”

The special dream was for government change all along. Once they get into power, as party leaders of the new privileged class, they will discard the screaming ideology as a dispensible means to an end — just like Pooh Xi, or Lenin, Mao, or Ho Chi Minh, Fidel, Kablahblah…

High Treason
April 24, 2021 1:54 pm

Whoever goes for Biden’s green insanity will look like a right royal goose WHEN it is revealed that the US election was riddled with fraud. The limp “leaders” will have been caught with their pants down, appeasing a totally FAKE president that was a puppet of our mortal enemy, the CCP.

It is in the “interests” of the CCP to destroy the west economically by deceiving them in to imploding their economies and destroying society from within.

Hopefully, the Maricopa County election audit will be concluded by mid May, which is not far away. It may transpire even early on during the audit (all rather suspicious that the Democrats are fighting tooth and nail to prevent the audit-if the election was clean, you would think they would want to put the issue to rest) that there are major discrepancies.

If the audit reveals significant fraud in Maricopa County, it will trigger other audits. If the swing states conduct audits and also find major fraud that has resulted in a stolen election, the Military will be under sworn oath to step in and take temporary control. They will either conduct a full recount or conduct a new election under their control.

As even 50% of Democrat supporters recognise that the election was stolen, the result of a new election will be a total annihilation for the Democrats. They will possibly have only a handful of members of Congress. They could even lose their safe states.

Australia only has to hang out until mid May – skirt around licking green backsides for 3 more weeks. Whoever can defy green fascism has some hope of avoiding the political fallout when the proverbial hits the fan with the US election.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  High Treason
April 24, 2021 6:02 pm

10 out of 4 Biden votes now regret their choice.

Reply to  High Treason
April 25, 2021 4:51 am

His 100 day rating is 53% only Trump and Ford were lower of the last 17 presidents … His achievements …. hmmm well nothing.

Robert Hanson
Reply to  LdB
April 25, 2021 10:35 am

The reason he is at 53% is because he is promising to give away “free money”.
As Ben Franklin said: “When the people find that they can vote themselves money that will herald the end of the republic.”
Sadly we have reached that point. And the average person doesn’t realize that for every tax dollar they are given, three dollars will be taken from them thru taxes, regulations, and depressed GDP.

April 24, 2021 1:56 pm

I just watched all of ‘Planet of the Humans’. I’m going to shove that at every greenie I run across in the future.
The takeaway that I got from it is that all ‘green’ energy costs more in fossil fuels than simply burning the fossil fuels directly.

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  iflyjetzzz
April 24, 2021 4:47 pm

I think that is too complicated for the average greenie to understand. I simply say that it costs more energy to create and run renewables than they ever produce in their lifetime.

That may also be too complicated, but to me it demonstrates clearly that they will never work.

Reply to  iflyjetzzz
April 25, 2021 9:49 am

I watched it too. It’s pretty good but Moore seems to get amnesia about the drawbacks of wind and solar by the end of the film and revert to his standard “capitalism bad” trope. And what about nuclear? Pretty much emission free and produces tons of power. Natural gas is pretty good too, if we’re trying to get away from coal and biomass (which obviously is a scam).

April 24, 2021 2:21 pm

Matt Kean is a deep-green left-wing loon who ..along with other activists such as former PM Malcolm Turnbull… infiltrated the conservative side of politics.

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  snikdad
April 24, 2021 4:50 pm

It’s weird isn’t it? Turncoat Turnbull is currently singing from the same song sheet as Red Rudd.

April 24, 2021 5:09 pm

In terms of swing voters I think climate change is irrelevant.
Here in Australia the Leaders of the federal and state governments have had various hits and misses with the way they handled COVID.
The way each leader markets their success at being the saviour will probably decide who wins the next election.

April 24, 2021 5:48 pm

Why should Australia with a population approaching 26 million do more to lower emissions than already committed to doing via the Paris Agreement?

Given that Australia is one of the very few nations that achieved earlier emissions reduction targets, Kyoto Japan Agreement for example, and is on track to achieve or exceed the present Paris Agreement targets?

The US President has a hide to demand more from a close ally and friend of America.

April 24, 2021 5:54 pm

China increases emissions every year by more than Australia’s total annual emissions.

China continues to construct and commission new coal fired power stations in China and for foreign aid recipient countries. As those power stations have an operating life of at least 50 years and well maintained could easily exceed 80 years it is obvious that China’s emissions will not be reducing in the foreseeable future regardless of what the CCP pretends to be their intention.

However, nobody can explain why CO2 is being targeted, essential for life on Earth, invisible and odourless gas that at present amounts to a tiny 410 ppm in the atmosphere (0.041%), if the amount increased above 1,500 ppm the world would be a greener place and crop yields would increase markedly.

April 24, 2021 6:02 pm

Climate justice?

I nominate Mother Nature for appointment to the court.

April 24, 2021 6:28 pm

My modest proposal is to have Oz go 100% renewables. Nothing but solar panels, windmills and perhaps some hydroelectric or geothermal. As an island nation, they can block the importation of all foreign oil, coal and other undesirable sources of energy. Enforce that policy for 10 years and see how it goes. It may have the added bonus of reducing the surplus population. But the politicians should remember history: starving people will riot.

Patrick MJD
April 24, 2021 9:43 pm

The greens and left leaning media went out and deployed their top climate scientist, Kevin Rudd. Says it all!

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April 24, 2021 10:09 pm

Aother one emailed to determine the figure at which we arrive at net zero. Even though CO2 is not a problem. No one from Chief Scientist to Climate Council wants to give figures for Australia’s natural sequestration.

Vincent Causey
April 25, 2021 12:23 am

There is something about the juxtaposition of the words “renewable” and “superpower”, that creates a cognitive dissonance in my brain. It brings to mind the image of a medieval economy with wind and water power planning to take on an oil and gas economy in a battle for supremacy.

April 25, 2021 1:27 am

So China committed to net zero eh? I’m sure the Chinese communist party would never lie. Besides I thought net zero was a red herring and we need to immediately and drastically cut emissions? Which is it guys? Come on man let’s get together huh?

April 25, 2021 3:04 am

I’m amused to see that in one of these outbursts of “ Green Fury” against Scott Morrison and his Government, Australia is said to be in a race for the wooden spoon for ‘climate action’ competing with Russia and Venezuela.
I’m hopeful we can take out the prize!

Craig from Oz
April 25, 2021 8:32 am

If you sit on the fence for too long all you end up is having splinters in your bum.

Morrison needs to stop trying to please everyone and make a firm statement.

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