NZ Speaker Trevor Mallard gets himself ready for duck season, in the Australian federal election campaign Anthony Albanese is ducking from the media, both nations are facing a cost of living crisis, and will the end of Roe v Wade have a downstream effect on the Tasman nations? Join Tim Wilms and Dieuwe de Boer on Trad Tasman Talk.
There will be two further leaders’ debates on 9 and 7. Early voting starts on Monday with the United Australia Party preferencing the Coalition One Nation preferencing Queensland LNP but against Liberal moderates. Fiona Patten is butthurt Victorian Labor has placed her Reason Party below Liberal Democrats and Derryn Hinch Justice Party on their Senate how to vote card. Victorians Greens Senator Lidia Thorpe has failed herself abusing Victoria Police officers outside a Broadmeadows detention facility where illegal immigrants were being transferred to Christmas Island. Democracy Alliance leader Drew Pavlou was in Melbourne this week with a billboard against Liberal MP Gladys Liu and he is being sued by Nick Xenophon over billboards mentioning his Huawei lobbying.
Jacinda Ardern has labeled chemical company CEO Simon Henry misogynistic for criticizing My Food Bag Chef Nadia Lim calling a photo of her in her prospectus calling it”Eurasian fluff” and blaming her “cleavage” for the company’s poor performance.
In Victorian news, the Andrews Government’s poor investments in the health system during their time in office are being exposed. State Treasurer Tim Pallas has promised an extra $12 billion for the health system in this year’s budget however they have delivered 0 of 10 community hospitals they promised at the 2018 election and the $1.3 billion promised for 4000 extra ICU beds at the beginning of the pandemic is unaccounted for. It has been revealed Dan Andrews has been secretly questioned by IBAC again, this time over the John Woodman property scandal.