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We explain ‘nothing’: Why every Victorian Minister and bureaucrat says they ‘know nothing’

Monday, September 28, 2020

“I saw nothing. I heard nothing. I know nothing.” This is the recurring theme that has been the hallmark of the Coate inquiry into the Covid-19 Victorian hotel quarantine failures.

Every senior responsible bureaucrat, Minister and the Premier himself has said, under oath, that they have no idea who or how the decision was made to use private security firms to manage the hotel quarantine. Yet this ‘nothing’ decision resulted in the Victorian Covid-19 outbreak and some 765 deaths to date.

Given that everyone knows ‘nothing’, this ‘nothing’ needs an explanation.  More...


Tony Abbott as a one-term Prime Minister?

Thursday, December 11, 2014

ICA Executive Director Ken Phillips had an article in Business Spectator recently in which he argued that Tony Abbott is close to being a one-term Prime Minister. Here’s the article.

Ken's reasoning is that the Victorian election result has proven that the 40 per cent of voters who are now swinging voters will kick out a one-term government. A parallel scenario has rapidly developed at the Federal level.  More...


To elect Labor to run Victoria would hand control to the CFMEU

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Ken Phillips wrote in Business Spectator about the huge threat to Victoria if the ALP wins the upcoming November election. Ken says that to elect Labor  “…the voters will have put the CFMEU in control of Victoria".  Labor supports the CFMEU’s aim to terminate the state's Construction Code even when CFMEU officials are facing Federal Court proceedings and court proceedings for alleged coercion. More...



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