Not surprised that this is not making headlines amongst the Australian media, given that most of the commercial and pay TV sports channels are dependent upon NRL advertising revenue:
Ben Ryan is the coach of the Fiji sevens team and has seen first-hand the deception and duplicity used by unscrupulous agents to lure players abroad. “There are so many flaky agents around,” Ryan says. “Rugby league is doing some disgraceful things in Fiji – sending players one-way tickets to Australia on visas that don’t allow them to play professional sport, so they are immediately breaking the law. Then they outstay their visa, get deported and they are banned from going overseas ever again for work they might have done in the future. That is effectively a life sentence.”
Some of the ‘Fijian’ rugby union players mentioned in the article are essentially Australian like Nemani Nadolo, who happens to play for Fiji because the Waratahs (for some reason) did not want him.
Alan Jones ran a campaign to have the former Newman LNP gov’t voted out in QLD. Well….his 2GB colleague Ray Hadley is having none of it. Wonder what morning teas are like at 2GB HQ.
AJ is back to the issues that matter this morning: Bill Shorten’s cash for cuts scam. Agree to cuts to employee conditions in return for employer cash for the union.
The ABC board has agreed to move the Q&A panel discussion program into the News Division.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott banned his frontbench from appearing on the show after it allowed former terrorism suspect and convicted criminal Zaky Mallah into the live studio audience to question a Government frontbencher in May.
Last month Tony Abbott wrote to ABC board chairman James Spigelman saying it would be appropriate to move the program from the Television Division of the ABC into the News Division.
“Frontbenchers look forward to resuming their participation on Q&A once this move takes place,” Mr Abbott wrote.
I don’t know what on earth Adam Goodes and his supporters are going on about. Cooper had had to endure years of booing from NZ crowds (just because he plays for Australia, not his native NZ) whenever he gets his hands on the rugby ball. There has never been any great outrage from any local journalists or politicians.
This morning Trade Minister Andrew Robb called out Alan Jones for pushing CFMEU arguments against trade deals. Fairly indicative of Alan Jones decent into socialism. He is now aligned with the CFMEU!
Remember Heather Ridout? She was the business yes-woman for the Ruddllard Regime. As further evidence of AJ’s decline, he has resorted this morning to quoting Ridout in attacking free trade. Add in AJ’s role in getting the QLD LNP gov’t voted out; his irrational opposition to coal seam gas; constant lobbying for farmer welfare payments; opposition to basically every mining and gas application; and support for same sex marriage and one has to wonder where his political leanings are these days.
It is telling that Andrew Bolt has not been on AJ’s show for many months, at least.
Within the context of Aidos America.
Who ever put that Australian Immigration pamphlet together should get some type of art prize. America needs a Phillip Ruddock / Scott Morrison person to take control.