It’s been a patriotic weekend in the UK with High bunting to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. A jury has delivered Justice for Johnny Depp but darkness still pervades the state of Victoria. I dissect all this on my return from NSW on Tim’s News Explosion.
Dan Andrews has been using a secret big brother monitoring system called Insights Victoria to keep tabs on what Victorians are saying on social media and spending on their credit cards. It was set up in September 2020 during lockdown but is continuing to be used in other areas of Government policy.
Expelled Liberal MLC Bernie Finn has gone back to the future by rejoining the Democratic Labour Party (DLP). Bernie was the DLP candidate for the seat of Corangamite in the 1980 federal election. The DLP was founded in the anti-Communist Labor split of 1955 with an overwhelmingly Catholic membership. It has elected two Victorian MLCs and one Victorian Senator in the 21st Century.
The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee has brought out the best in Britain after two years of horrific lockdowns. But Australian ex-pat Yassmin Abdel-Magied was triggered by all the Union Jacks many of which were displayed on buntings. Yassmin is back tweeting and giving interviews to promote a new book. Last week she told the Nine Newspapers she is considering revoking her Australian citizenship and if she hears an Australian accent anywhere she will leave.
There was finally Justice for Johnny Depp with a jury ordering ex-wife Amber Heard to pay him $15 million in damages for defaming him in a Washington Post op-ed accusing him of domestic violence. Heard’s acting career is over with all her scenes from Aquaman 2 cut.
Former NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro has been awarded by a Federal Court $715,000 in damages from Google for refusing to remove two YouTube videos by friendlyjordies (Jordan Shanks) that wrongfully suggested he was corrupt and also made racist remarks about his Italian heritage. Barilaro settled his suit against friendlyjordies late last year.
Nick Patterson of the Australian Peacemakers has launched a Help Fight Corrupt Police fund as he will face trial in November accused of assaulting police when officers ran at anti-lockdown protestors during Melbourne’s Lockdown number four last year. If found guilty Nick faces a minimum jail sentence of 6 months.
Bernie Finn MP returns to the DLP
Daniel Andrews’ secret data system monitoring Victorians – news.com.au
Yassmin admits she was never Australian – XYZ
Yassmin pisses off the Poms – XYZ
Yassmin Abdel-Magied looks like a horse – XYZ
The Johnny Depp Trial: A Loss for #MeToo, but a Win for Blind Justice
Barilaro awarded $715,000 in defamation case, Shanks and Google referred for contempt – SMH
Australian Peacemakers – Help Fight Corrupt Police