The Chook is Cooked as Annastacia Palaszczuk resigns as Queensland Premier. Meanwhile Dan Andrews considers a run for Federal Parliament. Plus more migration madness to Australia and Britain on Tim’s News Explosion.
Annastacia Palaszczuk’s legacy will be her covid state border closures which divided families and even caused the death of an unborn baby. Labor’s faceless men have been trying to push her out convinced she couldn’t win the next Queensland state election next year. Deputy Premier Steven Miles and Health and Women’s Minister Shannon Fentiman will contest a leadership ballot to decide the next Premier.
Dan Andrews was spotted at a shopping centre in the federal seat of Dunkley which is now vacant after the death of the Labor member Peta Murphy. Dan could enter Federal Parliament if he were to contest and win the Dunkley by-election next year though it is a marginal seat and he doesn’t live in the electorate. Dan appeared on a podcast called Socially Democratic dismissing those who call him Dictator Dan as the rest vote Labor. He also criticized the state’s integrity bodies saying no one voted for them.
6 of 141 high-risk detainees whom the Albanese Government released following the High Court ruling against indefinite immigration detention have allegedly reoffended. New preventative detention laws aimed at redetaining as many of these 141 as possible passed the federal parliament last week. Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus berated Sky News journalist Olivia Caisley for asking if the Australian people deserved an apology for these released detainees allegedly reoffending.
Home Affairs Clare O’Neil unveiled a new migration strategy today which promises a crackdown on student visa rorts but will fast-track skilled migration applications for those with a salary over $135,000. This year’s annual net migration rate of 500,000 will only be reduced to 235,000 for 2026-27. This is only slightly below the last pre-covid year of net migration.
The states have agreed to reform the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to prevent rorting and address the growing number of children diagnosed with autism being put on the scheme. NDIS Minister Bill Shorten announced taxpayers would pay for no more crystal and dolphin therapies and overseas cruises.
Australia has continued to slide down the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) rankings in reading, maths and science despite additional Gonski auditioning spending of $320 billion on Australian schools over the past 10 years.
Six men have accused radio king Alan Jones of unwatched groping and kissing in an investigation piece in the Sydney Morning Herald by Kate McClymont. Alan Jones through his lawyers has denied all the allegations and threatened to sue for defamation.
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is claiming he will reduce net migration after a 700,00 net increase in the past year by raising the minimum earnings for skilled migrant workers. Sunak is also passing emergency legislation that will deem Rwanda a safe country to transfer and settle illegal boat migrants.
The Israeli Defence Force is in the ascendency in its war on Hamas and has defended stripping captured fighters to their underwear to check for weapons.
During the 4th Republican Presidential debate, Vivek Ramaswamy dropped truth bombs stating that January 6 looks like it was an inside job and the Great Replacement is Democrat Party policy. Hunter Biden has accused Republicans of wanting to kill him as he was indicted on 9 federal tax charges.
The President of the University of Pennsylvania Liz Magill has resigned after her testimony on Capitol Hill that calling for the genocide of Jews on campus depends on the context if it is considered harassment.
Elon Musk has allowed Alex Jones back on X after watching his recent with Tucker Carlson and conducting a poll of X users. Musk has called for Bob Iger to be fired as Disney CEO since he pulled Disney ads from X over ‘anti-semitism’ yet is still advertising on Meta despite the company being sued by the Democrat New Mexico Attorney-General for facilitating child trafficking and pornography.
The World Health Organisation is ‘very worried’ about a monkeypox outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo that has killed 600 people and is a clade that is 10 times deadlier than the one that has spread throughout the West.
Home Affairs Minister Clare O’Neil unveils new migration strategy to crack down on rorting and import skills – news.com.au
Mark Dreyfus approved Human Rights Commission’s intervention in indefinite detention case – The Guardian
Andrews’ attack on corruption watchdogs stuns integrity experts – The Age
Sixth ex-immigration detainee appears in court after High Court ruling – SMH
‘Australia’s long-term slide’ in reading, maths and science, PISA results show – SMH
Footage shows dozens of Hamas suspects stripped and blindfolded being paraded around in their underwear by IDF soldiers – Daily Mail Australia
Inside the ‘failed’ NDIS: How it secretly funds sex work and why the scheme will eventually cost Australians $100 billion every year – Sky News Australia
Leftist Hypocrisy in Attacks on Alan Jones – TU
Explained: our plan to reduce net migration – Rishi Sunak
Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill – Rishi Sunak
Elon Musk Calls For Disney To Fire CEO Bob Iger – Outkick
After Her Horrifying Response on Antisemitism, Liz Magill’s Presidency at UPenn Is Over – Townhall
Hunter Biden Whines That Republicans “Are Trying To Kill Me” – Modernity
WHO ‘very worried’ about spread of mpox in DRC – Reuters