Friday, February 13, 2015

The ugly Coalition

The attack on Gillian Triggs by the Right, and the Murdoch press, is spectacularly ugly example of bullying and attempt at deflection, and is being carried out by:

I'll spare readers the ugly angry mug of Tony Abbott from yesterday, for now.

It's one of those odd cases where the people involved physically look like the ugly bullies they are. (Something about having a double chin also seems to make a Coalition man prone to Trigg hate.)

Update:   well, if true, this is absolutely a case of bullying - there's no mere rhetoric use of the word involved here.
The Abbott government sought the resignation of the president of the Australian Human Rights Commission Gillian Triggs two weeks before it launched an extraordinary attack on the commission over its report on children in immigration detention.
The request was conveyed orally by an official on behalf of the Attorney-General, Senator George Brandis. It was rejected outright by Professor Triggs, who saw it as an attack on the independence and integrity of the commission and herself.


Not Trampis said...

As I have said note the lack of evidence.

Just like denying climate change!

John said...

Their behavior is disgraceful. As for Abbott's change of tone, it is not just this incidence, interviews this week suggests his new strategy is to be aggressive and adopt the "Big Man" stance. Not a hope for him.

Not Trampis said...

I agree that big man strategy is something the public doesn't like

Not Trampis said...

I was just told that the government was having a go at the ALP about the people arrested and saying essentially the same as Bolt was saying.

Really poor.

Bully boy Abbott is not attractive to voters.

sorry I do not listen or watch question time these days

Dave C said...
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Steve said...

Sorry DaveC, language violation...

1735099 said...

It's interesting to read Akerman's piece with its reference to Trigg's personal life, given his history -