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Artists Advertise Their Hatred Of Abbott, Not Their Compassion For Chan And Sukumaran

April 28, 2015 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~  BACKGROUND Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran are currently awaiting execution by firing squad in Indonesia for drug smuggling, and the executions, for so long delayed by legal processes are now imminent, and could be carried out within 24 hours. Both of these men were the gang based handlers for 7 ‘mules’ […]

Imagine if Gillard Had Been in Charge Instead

November 26, 2013 by

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By Andrew Bolt  ~  Tony Abbott is fixing the damage caused by the ABC leak quietly, methodically and calmly – and with a useful little leak of his own that shows his media strategy may be shifting slightly: Greg Sheridan reports: TONY Abbott commissioned retired Australian Army chief Peter Leahy as his special envoy to […]

Nothing easier than for discreet Abbott to blame Labor

November 24, 2013 by

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 By Andrew Bolt  ~    The strange thing about Labor’s demand that Tony Abbott apologise for our spying on Indonesia is that nothing could be easier or more tempting for him than damning what Labor did, as Sam Maiden points out: KEVIN Rudd was conspicuously absent from the furore over revelations Australia tapped the phone […]

Riots in Jakarta show the ABC breached its agreement. Maybe even the law

November 23, 2013 by

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By Andrew Bolt  ~  ABC boss Mark Scott on why the ABC published stolen intelligence material revealing Australia spied on the Indonesian president: The test we apply is whether releasing material is in the public interest. At times some people talk about ‘the national interest’ rather than talking about ‘the public interest’. Yes, I appreciate […]

Let Labor apologise for what Labor did

November 20, 2013 by

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By Andrew Bolt Simon Benson: FORMER intelligence officials have confirmed it was likely the 2009 operation to spy on the Indonesian President was ticked off by senior cabinet ministers at the time.This would have been either the defence minister, the foreign minister or the attorney-general… Intelligence sources say there is no way DSD would conduct […]

Indonesia Phone Taps: Bob Carr and Labor Should Say Sorry First

November 19, 2013 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Stunning work from Bob Carr: Former Foreign Minister Bob Carr last night called on Mr Abbott to apologise – despite the phone taps being alleged to have occurred under the former Labor Government. Carr isn’t just acting like this alleged tapping of the phones of Indonesian politicians in August 2009 had […]

Australian Politics – Only One Illegal Immigrant Boat In A Week

October 12, 2013 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ The Australian Labor Party now claims it also had Indonesia stopping lots of boats – but unaccountably, for that spin-mad former government, failed to tell us about it until now, 5 weeks after they comprehensively lost the Federal election: INDONESIAN police have disrupted 17 people-smuggling operations since the September 7 election, […]

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Gets The Cooperation From Indonesia His Media Critics Dismissed

October 1, 2013 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ We were told – incorrectly – that Tony Abbott had offended the Indonesian government. We were told – incorrectly – that Indonesia would resist Tony Abbott’s policy to return boat people to Indonesia. We were told – incorrectly – that Tony Abbott was too clumsy for diplomacy with Indonesia. And now […]

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Turns Back Two Boats, Just Like The Former Labor Government Wouldn’t

September 29, 2013 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ In an earlier Post from Andrew at this link, I gave some background on this illegal boat problem that Australia faces. When Tony Abbott was in  Opposition, he repeatedly stated that boats could and would be turned back to their ports of origin in Indonesia if he was to be elected. […]

There May Be Less To This Australian Illegal Immigration Standoff Than The Screams Suggest

September 27, 2013 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Background During the recent election campaign here in Australia, one of the main things Tony Abbott promised was that he would address the problem of illegal immigrants coming to Australia from Indonesia on decrepit, leaky, run down fishing boats, people who pay people smugglers huge amounts of money to transport them […]

Great Allies In The War Against Jihadists – Yeah! Right!

June 26, 2010 by

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By Andrew Bolt. It doesn’t really matter how the Indonesian Justice Minister attempts to back away from his earlier comments in this interview. If he wasn’t really thinking like this, then it stands to reason that he would not have made those comments in the first place…..TonyfromOz. Our partners in fighting Islamist terrorists aren’t against […]

Not Worth Obama’s Time

March 19, 2010 by

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By Andrew Bolt Barack Obama has now scrapped his trip to Australia completely, after already slashing it to one day of ceremonial chit chat. A bit embarrassing for Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, who would have loved a visit in this election year, but – like him – Obama is battling to get through his […]