Posts Tagged ‘Climate’

Written by Max Gross, Monday 6 January 2020

It is cold here in Melbourne – 15c – overcast, raining intermittently today and yesterday, the first “rain” I have seen in months, but this drizzle will have no effect on the catastrophic bushfires that have been burning since September and exploded on NYE, leaving me marooned, the Princes Highway north of Bairnsdale cut off in numerous places. (more…)

Peering through the periscope of his hidden Far South Coast bunker, Max Gross, raving reporteur for, appraises the state of Australia’s stinking, carcass-strewn political battlefield and makes ready with vomit bags, mops  and hoses. No bandages needed, no prisoners taken!

Written by Max Gross

All you need to know about Federal Trasherer Scoff Morbidscum‘s last ever budget is this: the rich will get richer, the poor get a kick in the guts and spit in the face. Angels will fly from your arse before the LNP does a damned thing to improve the lives of  Untermenschen.   (more…)


Written by Max Gross

First published Saturday, 27 August 2011

Not with a bang but a whimper, this week’s so-called Convoy of No Confidence has proved itself as potent a protest against the Gillard minority government as spit on the radiator of a Nullabor road train. (more…)


Written by Max Gross

First published Wednesday, 16 December 2015

  • “…economic rationalism, a sneer on its face, lays about itself, hacking Australia’s fabric without anaesthetic and assuring the screaming patient that at the end of the slashing he’ll be grateful” – Tom Kenneally, OUR REPUBLIC
  • “Style, like sheer silk, too often hides eczema” – Albert Camus, THE FALL
  • “I’m prepared to take advice on leisure from Prince Philip. He’s a world expert on leisure. He’s been practising for most of his adult life” – Neil Kinnock, in the Western Mail

The first significant act of the Turnbull presidency… er, prime ministership… after deposing Tony Abbott was to abolish Abbott’s absurd knighthoods.

The second thing was to reverse Abbott’s equally asinine ban on government support for wind farm investment.

So far that’s about the extent of discernible difference between the brief, bumbling and ultimately shameful reign of the Mad Monk and the “exciting” man-of-reason Malcolm Turnbull. (more…)