Local elections in New Zealand saw Labour candidates routed in most major cities. Albanese gives his first mini-budget. Jacinda addresses the UN with a nightmare vision for the world. All that and more on this special edition of Trad Tasman Talk. Join Tim Wilms and Dieuwe de Boer.
Victoria’s pandemic declaration expires on Wednesday night with mandatory Covid isolation to end and the state’s quarantine camp in Mickleham to close. Sean Plunket Founder and Editor of The Platform NZ announced he had tested positive for covid and despite being vaccinated said it was worse than the flu. There have been flash flood warnings for NSW and Victoria for the coming days as La Nina rains continue in the Australian spring.
The NZ Supreme Court overturned sex abuse convictions against deceased creche worker Peter Ellis. “Ellis was a flamboyant and sometimes outrageous figure at the creche who made no secret he was gay.” A teacher at the Tauraroa Area School has been able to keep her job despite giving 11 to 13-year-olds an explicit sex ed handout. An influential Australian trans-TikToker has been charged with child sexual abuse.
Police have been posing as window washers in an attempt to bust motorists using mobile phones at intersections. Recent polling has shown New Zealanders want the police to tackle actual crimes such as gang warfare.
Jacinda Ardern’s Labour-aligned candidates got slaughtered at the local government elections. The most significant result was the election of Wayne Brown as Mayor of Auckland. After promising to sack the board of Auckland Transport immediately following Brown’s victory the chair of the board resigned.
Jacinda Ardern’s sinister speech against so-called misinformation at the United Nations has gone viral all around the world but barely rated a mention in the local media. Today Ardern announced a new policy to reduce methane emissions in sheep and beef cows by 20% through a tax on their burbs and farts.
A big business back ad promoting the Indigenous Voice to Parliament called History is Calling claims Indigenous Australians have no voice on issues affecting them despite them having full voting rights and being able to stand for election at all levels of government. Facebook refused to allow the Institute of Public Affairs to promote their video against the voice.
The Australian Human Rights Commission has accepted a complaint against Pauline Hanson by Greens Deputy Leader Mehreen Faruqi. This is because Hanson replied that Faruqi should ‘piss off back to Pakistan’ after she called the late Queen Elizabeth the leader of a racist Empire. In the Senate Hanson doubled down and said she would drive Faruqi to the airport
The Albanese Government is exploiting the fallout from the Optus customer data leak to push the Trusted Digitial Identity Bill. This would centralize all Australian government-issued documents in one place. Treasurer Jim Chalmers is delivering his mini-budget at the end of October and so far is not breaking the Government’s promise to keep the stage 3 tax cuts.
Victoria set to close its Covid quarantine camp – Rebel News
Supreme Court quashes Peter Ellis’ child sex abuse convictions – Stuff
AUS: Trans TikToker Facing Multiple Child Sexual Abuse Charges – Reduxx
Teacher Keeps Job After Controversial Sex-ed Handout – Parents Outraged – The Daily Examiner
And They Wonder Why We Don’t Trust Them – The BFD
Pauline Hanson Defies Censure: Offers to take Mehreen Faruqi to the airport – XYZ
‘Insidious’: Facebook makes ‘dangerous’ attempt at censorship – Sky News Australia
The slaughter of the lambs – KiwiBlog
Ipsos Issues Monitor Sep 2022 – KiwiBlog
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern makes surprising appearance as model at World of WearableArt – NZ Herald
Government says proposal ‘would see New Zealand farmers lead the world in reducing emissions – Interest NZ
Voters back spending cuts over tax increases to fix budget – SMH
Government pushes for digital identity system after Optus hack – AFR
Australian Digital Identity Website
Auckland Mayoralty Election: Boomers fuck Auckland again – Winners, Losers & Predictions – The Daily Blog