In the week of 420 celebrations there was no time for hazy memories in commemorating the lives of Fr Bob McGuire and Barry Humphries to think of better times. We then sober up to get mugged by modern reality on this week’s Tim’s News Explosion.

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Melbourne lost two of its most revered sons in one week: first maverick Catholic Preist Fr Bob McGuire at 88, then satirist and character actor Barry Humphries at 89. Humphries’s death was worldwide news with his characters Dame Edna Everage and Sir Les Patterson Australian international icons. Barry had been cancelled in his later years with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival removing his name from its award because he called Caitlyn Jenner a mutilated man.

Victorian Premier Dan Andrews spun another damning IBAC report about his government improperly awarding a Health Department contract to the Health Services Union as educational. In the Melbourne CBD, a man smashed down a CCTV surveillance camera. On 420 Victoria Police set up a makeshift police station at Flagstaff Gardens to repeatedly search attendees at the annual Legalise Cannibas picnic. Victoria Police moved on Thomas Sewell and National Socialist Network members who were celebrating Hitler’s Birthday at the Bavarian Restaurant in Knox on 420.

Lidia Thorpe’s white father Roy Illingworth appeared on the Bolt Report last week where he described her as a racist person who doesn’t acknowledge her white heritage. The Albanese Government released the advice of Solicitor-General Stephen Donaghue KC on the Aboriginal Voice where he claimed it would improve Australia’s constitutional system of government.

The Albanese Government has released several reviews including a review of the Reserve Bank recommending a specific expert monetary policy board to set interest rates instead of the full board. This looks to me aimed at deterring the RBA from raising interest rates to higher levels that are necessary to curb inflation. The Defence Strategic Review has recommended defence funds be allocated away from armoured vehicles towards nuclear submarines and long-range missiles. Last week while in China WA Premier Mark McGowan claimed Liberal Defence Spokesman Andrew Hastie had swallowed cold war pills when he was born. The NZ PM Chris Hipkins was in Australia in the lead-up to ANZAC Day with the Albanese Government announcing New Zealanders living in Australia for four years will be able to take out citizenship directly.

US President Joe Biden is set to formally announce he is running for a second term. His son Hunter could still be charged with felony tax evasion and a false statement over a gun purchase. The Biden Administration wants to amend Title IX of the federal civil rights code to allow transwomen to play in women’s sports. A Wisconsin High School failed to report a Title IX violation when an 18-year-old male student who claims to be trans showered with four freshman girls.

The Murdoch-controlled Fox Corporation decided to settle the defamation lawsuit that Dominion Voting Systems brought against Fox News for $787.5 million US. Democrat Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told Jen Psaki on MSNBC that federal regulators should be able to take shows like Tucker Carlson’s off the air for allegedly inciting violence.

In the UK Dominic Raab has resigned as Deputy Prime Minister over bullying allegations and has been replaced by replaced Oliver Dowden. On the Opposition side, Diane Abbott who was Shadow Home Secretary Under Jeremy Corbyn has had the Labour whip suspended from her letter for a letter of her’s published in the Guardian which claimed Jewish people don’t experience racism. On Sunday every mobile phone in the UK was sent a test Emergency Alert text.

Damning IBAC report finds ‘significant erosion’ of ministerial accountability in Victoria – 3AW
Melbourne man smashes camera in CBD – XYZ
Avi Yemini CONFRONTS the biggest waste of police resources – Rebel News
Neo-Nazis allegedly assemble for Hitler’s birthday at Wantirna South bar, perform salute – Herald Sun
The RBA review had surprising omissions – AFR
Release of the Defence Strategic Review – PM Statement
Direct pathway to Australian citizenship for New Zealand citizens from 1 July 2023
Parents demand answers after 18-year-old male allegedly exposed himself to young girls in Wisconsin high school locker room, claiming trans identity – The Post Millenial
Feds Now Eyeing Multiple Felony Charges Against Hunter Biden; IRS Whistleblower Story Grows Legs – Summit News
Commie Squad Leader AOC Calls for Government Ban on Tucker Carlson and FOX News Hosts for “Inciting Violence” – The Gateway Pundit
Riley Gaines rips Biden admin as Lia Thomas expresses support for Title IX changes – Fox News
About Emergency Alerts – Gov.UK

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Tim Wilms is the Founder and Editor in Chief of the Host of Tim’s News Explosion, the WilmsFront interview program and The Theorists with Andy Nolch. He based in Melbourne, Australia where he also conducts field reports.
Tim Wilms is the Founder and Editor in Chief of the Host of Tim’s News Explosion, the WilmsFront interview program and The Theorists with Andy Nolch. He based in Melbourne, Australia where he also conducts field reports.