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War in Australia (any Oz Politics): the Original

Old 30th May 2013, 07:12
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Well it certainly looks as though Labor are going to finish their disastrous attempt to govern the country in the manner to which they have become accustomed:

NBN scandal over asbestos reprising the 'pink batts' scandal

Ill-formed legislation over education and NDIS reforms

Budget black holes to beat anything thus far achieved in Australia's history

Unfettered immigration through the almost unguarded back door

Sleazy deals to scam more money from long-suffering taxpayers

Union pressure to ramp up the "457 abuses" (not) as an election issue

In the past, whether you loved them or loathed them, governing parties have at least managed to make a reasonable fist of governing. However, this mob seem to have screwed things up at every crick and turn. And, as clare prop says, whilst the departing brethren are being lauded as they go they all share responsibility for the cock-ups.
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Old 30th May 2013, 07:40
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Originally Posted by sisemen View Post
NBN scandal over asbestos reprising the 'pink batts' scandal
Credit where credit is due, Telstra are the entity responsible for the asbestos issue. The ducts belong to them, they maintain it. That was part of the $11b deal they were able to negotiate with NBN Co. Not to mention the matter of looking after their own employees. It's a shame that NBN Co contractors are receiving the blame for this in the media when it is not their fault.
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Old 30th May 2013, 07:43
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It all stems from the famous "back of a fag packet" plan that Conroy put to Krudd. PPPPP (Poor Planning = Piss Poor Performance). And, yes, it is this government's responsibility.
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Old 30th May 2013, 08:41
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The kiddies are on to her

Prime Minister Julia Gillard might be feeling a little crusty this afternoon after a second sandwich was thrown at her during a school visit.

The PM was mobbed by students at Lyneham High School to announce the ACT government has signed up to her Gonski school reforms.

The sandwich, thought to be salami on white bread, was hurled at the PM as she visited a Canberra school just before big lunch this afternoon.

It's believed the sandwich made contact with the PM, brushing her on the back and landing at her feet.
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Old 30th May 2013, 09:00
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Sanger for the wranger?
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Old 30th May 2013, 10:11
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Another boat with 39 on just arrived.
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Old 30th May 2013, 11:27
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I was going to kindly request a cup of weak black tea, with a slice of lemon to help wash down my humble pie after my bold prediction that TA would support the cash for votes deal......

But Sisey reminded me -

Quote - "Sleazy deals to scam more money from long-suffering taxpayers"

Was actually a deal that TA made directly with the Red witch devil .... ...a deal which he reneged upon only after such backbencher revolt, and public outcry..... to SPIN it as "We listen to what the people want"...

Disappointing, but sadly not surprising......just like red witch really, disappointing, but not surprising
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Old 30th May 2013, 12:19
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Fleig, I think it's a very safe bet that you'll have many opportunities after September to be disappointed. I suspect there'll be quite a few 'reactionaries' like me who'll join you.

I just wish he'd renege on his silly bloody maternity leave plan before the election rather than after it.
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Old 30th May 2013, 13:18
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When will these kids learn to put a grenade in their sandwich?
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Old 30th May 2013, 13:36
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Andu I'm having reasons to be disappointed BEFORE the election

No Way do you scrap the maternity leave plan BEFORE the election!!!....you keep the maternity leave plan so as couples may be able to plan around it!!, believe in it, arrange their personal circumstances around it.....

Then after getting 'In'....scrap it (You already know what the excuse will be regardless) to hell with those that believed in it, to those that planned their affairs around what either party said before the election

On no Andu.......paid parental leave will stay until after the election (too many votes in it you see, it's not about the good of the country it's about TA's previously stated personal ambitions..........

He may well be a Mysoginistic Dolt, and an Economic Simpleton, but he's Savy enough to bare face lie to the people who choose to believe in him
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Old 30th May 2013, 13:49
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And to prove the point, really, he personally co-conspired with the Red witch over the 'Cash for Votes' deal....no Unions involved BH ...just Oz Taxpayers..just hoodwinking the Aust Tax Payer,IN COLLUSION WITH, the red witch......TA Making deals with the devil.....happy with that?..Comfortable with that?

Reneging on his word with Jooliar when it became politically expedient to do so, and spinning it , SPIN MASTERING it by saying "We listen to the people.....Wow!, haven't seen this level of spin since.....well since any number of Labor F*&kups.....
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Old 30th May 2013, 15:56
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The mother of Shayden Thorne, convicted on terror charges in Saudi Arabia, wants PM Julia Gillard to appeal directly to the Saudi king.
She doesn't appeal to anybody in Australia - what makes her think that Dullard will appeal to the King of Saudi?
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Old 31st May 2013, 02:44
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Another boat announced as having arrived yesterday. That's over 3,200 for May, with today's arrivals yet to be counted.
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Old 31st May 2013, 03:07
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Heh, if yer want ya kids to go to a good sporting school dont send them to either Lyneham High School and Marsden State High School.... them kids couldn't hit the extra large side of the new school hall with a beach ball from six feet..







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Old 31st May 2013, 06:10
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no Unions involved BH
No, I was wondering about who or what was to be declared & did Union donations come under the same scrutiny. It's a moot point now.

Policy by Public Opinion...KRudd has some serious competition now!
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Old 31st May 2013, 12:53
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Some MPs are quite fortunate that they hold safe seats. I've just turned off the TV in anger after having had to endure ten minutes of rudeness and absolute [email protected] by a female Liberal on ABC's Lateline. What a shocker is she - would bore anyone sh!tless under wet cement.
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Old 31st May 2013, 13:23
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Aww come on, Ken. Givza 'er name.
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Old 31st May 2013, 13:25
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Heh, after the roof insulation fire fiasco there looks to be another fiasco on the way...

When Webster Groves High School purchased solar panels to put on the roof of the school, no one told them they could catch on fire!


GREEN FAIL: Solar Panels Catch Fire on High School Roof ? Black Plume Seen for Miles | The Gateway Pundit






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Old 31st May 2013, 14:32
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Problem with Solar panels is that some are not installed with the isolation switch at ground level. Can't always get up on a roof during a fire to turn them off, and can't stop the power from them keeping the house live!
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Old 31st May 2013, 15:06
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Givza 'er name.
Kelly O'Dwyer.

Although her performance is in the eye of the beholder. I thought that as a counterpoint to the "There's nothing wrong. Nothing to see here" attitude of her Labor opponent she did quite well - not exactly front bench material but reasonable.
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