Morrison's hubris shows he's turning his back on ordinary Australians

The Prime Minister's recent posturing with Donald Trump and his egotistical reset on foreign policy are putting Australia at risk


Scott Morrison would be foolish to assume the continuing, unquestioning support of the 'quiet Australians' through all of this. | OPINION

The Prime Minister's recent posturing with Donald Trump and his egotistical reset on foreign policy are putting Australia at risk

"We should avoid any reflex towards negative globalism that coercively seeks to impose a mandate from an often ill-defined borderless global community and, worse still, an unaccountable internationalist bureaucracy … we can never answer to a higher authority," Morrison said.

China thinks and plans in terms of generations. To them, Trumps will simply come and go within their planning horizon. Trump, on the other hand, fluctuates from one tweet to the next. He is the sort of "friend"

So, how could Morrison consider it "putting Australia first" to suck up to Trump and, in so doing, risk offending the Chinese? This is a particularly important question when our relations with China, our largest trading partner (US is No.3), have recently been worse than at any time since Whitlam rekindled the relationship in the early '70s, and when our standing among our neighbours, especially in the Pacific, in some cases specifically relative to the Chinese,

We simply can't take our relationship with China for granted, let alone work in a way that might compromise it, especially when they have been subjected to Trump's trade war, and we seem willing to support the US.

A weakness of Morrison's "patriotism" is that some issues, such as climate and refugees, require a "collective" global solution, whereby we are expected to at least pull our weight.

Our refugee policy has failed in not putting in place an effective resettlement strategy; we should have led a regional agreement between source, transit and destination countries.

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Morrison has a tough question to answer should he do what all past governments have done or actually build the Brad field dams. Ordinary or quiet we are not on the streets disrupting. complicit with the russianasset in White House of treason and genocide. AusLiberalParty RussianAsset in Canberra much?

The IPA and the LNP’s foreign policy plays out in northern Syria with trumps betrayal. There is so much bunk in this Age tweet that it entertains rather than informs. How many non private school kids actually work at the Age exactly? Unless they're still asleep Really, must be a journalist opinion that is generalised so it can be published. Define the citizen referenced as typical and publish valid statistical reference - oh that is if the journalist is capable

Gees what a subjective article! Dare I say its views do not reflect that of the majority of Australians. Great article John Hewson.

'The mystery is gone': Michael Parkinson says his celebrity chat show would not work todayLegendary talk show host Sir Michael Parkinson on the changing nature of celebrity, the most charming person he's met, and why he wouldn't say no to interviewing Donald Trump. why interview Parkinson? do you forget his interview with Helen Mirran?

PM Morrison is doing an amazing job, he represents the quite majority of Australians who just want to get on with their lives and don’t believe in this Climate Change religion. he never had his front to them It’s we don’t have a reasonable choice of PMs. They’re all useless. Bravo comrades in Melbourne 👏👏👏 Nifty piece 😉

Put me in gaol There are no quiet Australians. That was just nonsense thought up by a failed marketing hack. Whoever voted for this twit should have a good look in the mirror. Morrison cleary has no idea of what it is to be Australian we don't turn our backs on friends or attack the disadvantaged backing Trumps betrayal of the Kurds so Turkey can commit genocide is the last straw

Having lived in the Shire it is my opinion that you tend to develop an egotistical sense of entitlement and bugger the rest of the hoi polloi. Not uncharacteristic behaviour by Morrison, especially since he was elevated to PM by the more privileged voter. As long as he contributes OUR hard earned money to a corrupt organisation like the UN, he's NOT doing anything for the quiet Australian.

Govt is striving for 'fair' energy price outcome for Australians | Sky News AustraliaEnergy Minister Angus Taylor says the Morrison government is working towards an energy price outcome 'that is fair for Australian households and businesses”.\n\nTo lower Australian power bills the federal government plans to underwrite new energy investments, ensure ageing coal plants aren’t shutdown prematurely, and use its ‘big stick’ legislation to exercise more control over rogue power companies.\n\nThe government’s plans are all a work in progress, with Mr Taylor telling Sky News host David Speers that “big new projects don’t happen overnight”.\n\n“What is absolutely crucial is we retain our big baseload generators in the marketplace,” he said. \n\n'Premature closure of those… that is the biggest threat we’ve got in the next couple of years.”\n Sounds reasonable. Pull the other one there AngusTaylorMP

We are in danger, you all voted a mad man into power, and man is he using that power, way out of control. the little dictator. That Man is a Wanted Paedophile Charged by Victoria Police in the Year of 1989, then Scott Morrison Prime Minister of Australia, was Hidden in N.S.W. by Now Jailed Police Officer's for Child Sexual Abuse, Wake Up Australia Running a Country with On the Run Criminals. Arrest Scomo

Thanks the age, for such genuine and precise commentary about Morrison! Showing the Age is clear in mind and above the other commercial and politically driven media, kudos!💪💪

'Complete betrayal': Kurdish community braces for Syria 'bloodbath', urges Turkey boycottThe Australian Kurdish community is urging the Morrison government to join global action to prevent a 'bloodbath' in northern Syria after accusing Donald Trump of a 'complete betrayal' It's not our job to fight your wars My sympathies to your community, you have been betrayed and hopefully Trump will suffer in some way as his penance. No. Australia shouldn’t be involved

‘World’s oldest man’ stuns airport staff with passport showing he’s 123Mr Sivananda's passport date of birth has stunned airport staff... If they're correct, he could be the world's oldest living person - Ever. Read the story:

Labor urges safe passage for Islamic State children trapped in SyriaAustralian jihadi bride Zehra Duman has had her citizenship cancelled, heightening concern for more than 60 Australian women and children in Syria's al-Hawl refugee camp. fergushunter Well fuck Labor . They're not calling the shots. fergushunter And who looks after them? Bring the mothers back too no doubt? fergushunter Labor/Shorten also urged more tax$ policies+abortions up to birth+more ClimateHOAX tax$+Death tax$ as well & that's why The People saw them unelected + they have become IRRELEVANT now😂

Public servant fired after urinating in kettleA South Australian public servant has been sacked after urinating in an office kettle. I never get why some people like to urinate in kettles. I'd heard it happens a lot in hotels, but, like, why? when the toilet is usually just metres away? hot pee is not the best smell....

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