If Julia wins, he's on the back benches by Tues morning. If Kevvie wins he'll be after a promotion. Shortly after he gets his promotion Tony Windsor will tell them all bets are off and we'll go to the polls. Win, win and win I think
You sure can. And at the end you have a shiny turd. Anyone who wants this self serving, delusional **** back in the top job has a very short memory.
When I said win - win earlier I was referring to the fact that whatever the outcome we are a 99% chance of getting another Transport Minister. And that's a win because this bloke is very, very ordinary.
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Looking for the deputy leadership, and/or the treasury I reckon. The Prime Minister has already said that there will be no repurcussions for Minister Albanese and for once she actually looked like she wasn't lying.
Fieldmouse, Airport privatization was a Labor initiative, the Lib/NAT government agreed, and followed through. Neither colour of Government has enforced the intent of the Airport Act 1996, and associated legislation, but have let developers loose --- disastrously. As a matter of interest, the FAC airports (with the exception of Camden) were all profitable, before they were loaded up with debt by new owners. Tootle pip!!
Fieldmouse, you are conveniently forgetting to mention the massive debt that the Howard government inherited from Hawke/Keating. The excessive price that the airports were sold for paid off a significant amount of that debt and assisted in Australia subsequently becoming "debt free" - until Kevin 07 got his hands on the keys to the vault.
Personally, I wish the airports hadn't been sold as they were administered better (with a lower cost to the travelling public) by the FAC.
Hey, you are absolutely correct, but I don't have a political bias at all.
The saddest thing about the sell off was that a hell of a lot of expertise in the aviation industry took the redundancy packages and went fishing. That left a huge hole in the knowledge base for airports and aviation management in this country.
I do know that this Albanese declaration is an opportunity for us to get rid of a minister for transport who is more motivated by his re election chances in his little electorate under the flight paths, than in doing anything to fix the problems with aviation in the Sydney basin.
They can install Mickey Mouse does not matter they are finished. The only good to come out of it is entertainment between the cricket and the start of the footy season. Somebody should declare open season on the Independents, what a useless, conniving, self serving bunch.
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My prediction is that Kevin will defeat Jules by a slim margin.
A change in leader will see the customary spike in party popularity and during this "honeymoon period" the "new" "restyled" government will call a snap election and be reinstated by the slimmest margin.
Meaning another three years of Kevin Rudd.
Maybe "old mate Albo" can play treasurer this time.
What a testament to the Laissez faire attitude of the average Australian. Less stable/more engaged countries would have rioting in the streets/Civil war. Seemingly most Australians don't care who runs the country, just as long as our lives stroll along with minimal change it matters not who steers the ship. I'm not for a minute suggesting this is a bad thing. It does make you wonder , that whilst all of this infighting is taking place....... who is governing the country.....................?? Strange days indeed.
Pair of muppets...(literally)! The smug know-it-all (Dr Honeydew) vs. The nervous ranga (Beaker)
Would love to see the hypocritical south end of a north-bound orangutan (JooLIAR) get booted by the party and see them lose anyway, but then again, would also love to see the ship go down with her at the helm (in the interests of accountability).
Didn't and still wouldn't vote for either of them...don't blame me.
Wake up australia.The real problem is the GREENS, they created this minority non-sense and will probably end up controlling whoever governs in the future. Labor never wanted a carbon tax, on shore processing or half the other crap.Tt was all inflicted by Bob bloody Brown. The truly disgusting thing is Bob Brown would have destroyed our industries had he sided with a Liberal minority government as well. The danger to us all is GREENS controlling our government. Bob brown is quietly sitting under the radar, he will gain more power at the next election by stealth, neither party will have the guts to roll back anything he has inflicted. It's about power at any cost, the GREENS are the problem, not the major parties, Labor know the carbon tax is unpopular but Bob rules.
. WAKE UP PEOPLE!