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Old 17th Jul 2013, 08:11
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Best they get those nice people that missed the 10 billion dollar hole last time round.....

Treasury wipes $10b off Liberals costings

The Coalition refused to let Treasury cost its policies during the campaign and furnished independent advice claiming savings of $11.5 billion over four years. Last week the Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott, relented to demands by the independents to let Treasury cost the work
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Old 17th Jul 2013, 08:27
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I don't know how a level-headed, rational person can defend that.
...and, at the same time, blatantly ignore fiscal incompetence from the incumbent Government. Remember, whilst some play with the hypothetical, others are considering the facts, ie; monies/taxes wasted!
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Old 17th Jul 2013, 08:55
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Crikey Fliegs that link is from September 2010. I think we've moved on a bit from there.
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Old 17th Jul 2013, 10:17
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War in Australia; the only war that counts...


QUEENSLANDER!

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Old 17th Jul 2013, 10:34
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Jeez, that Pyne bloke speaks good but, aye! Pity Abbott didn't have his talent.

Reminds me a bit of Rudd when he was grooming himself before he overthrew Crean, except sharper and more focused.

... and yes Worrza, next year it will be eight year olds that havent seen a roaches series win.

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Old 17th Jul 2013, 11:14
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next year it will be eight year olds that havent seen a roaches series win.
It's like rain in the dusty Diamantina. Everyone talks about it but it doesn't often happen...
http://www.diamantina.qld.gov.au/
EDIT: Do we have to be subjected to Underbelly previews every frigging time Channel Nine broadcast a sporting event? That's right kiddies, never mind the football! Let's glorify yet another undeserving crim who achieved nothing more than a murderous trail of violence, gun running and drug selling. That's okay though, cause he/she's played by some really hot actor in a glammed up, music video version of events that were better described by the court reports of the day.

Honest thugs play rugby league. Rant over, game's back on...

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Old 17th Jul 2013, 12:11
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So we now have our own rowing race disrupter back home.
Some douchebag decided to run onto the field at the 76th minute and disrupt the State of Origin. Okay, so the right team won, but still...What a frigging feral.

Still....Queeenslander.

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Old 17th Jul 2013, 12:24
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I've just taken a look at the Paul Murray Live Facebook comments in answer to his question: "How do we stop the boats?"

Those respondents on PM Live make us reactionaries here on PPRuNe look positively latte Leftish.
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Old 17th Jul 2013, 12:25
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Worrals, the Poms are trying to send the real boat race disrupter back here, but apparently, it might be against his human rights to do so.
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Old 17th Jul 2013, 12:29
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Oh Dear, thugby...er sorry, Rugby. And before you get stuck into me Worrals even though I'm a Croweater I don't care much for Aussie Rules either! Really can't stand either of them. Still though, if I had to make a choice re supporting a state it would be Queensland!

Still clearly れめmべr (blast this Japanese keyboard!!) remember the time back in the mid 80s when I nearly got lynched on the Seismic crew I was working on when I asked a bunch of Queenslanders ''Who the bloody hell is Wally Lewis when he's home?''

How are ya Worrals btw

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Old 17th Jul 2013, 12:44
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Crikey Fliegs that link is from September 2010. I think we've moved on a bit from there.

I think we have moved along a lot too Sisemen....but I was just pointing out that Fiscal ineptitude within the coalition goes back a long way,...indeed as you agree.....
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Old 17th Jul 2013, 15:40
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I see Joolia is moving back to Adelaide !
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Old 17th Jul 2013, 16:09
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Pity it's not Wales.

Not that I've got anything against the Welsh.
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Old 17th Jul 2013, 20:12
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QUEENSLANDER!!

It is sweet isn't it WITW!!!
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Old 17th Jul 2013, 20:51
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Agree, we lived in Hereford for a while, loved going to Wales.
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Old 18th Jul 2013, 02:17
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Spent a delightful 18 months in Hereford doing my RAF training waaaaay back.

Having the 50th reunion of the 50th Entry this September.
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Old 18th Jul 2013, 02:27
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Sorry, I deleted my question while you were typing.
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Old 18th Jul 2013, 06:56
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A complete and utter fraud » The Spectator

The Spectator Australia 4 July 2013
In a perfect world, Kevin Rudd would not be campaigning for election but visiting an analyst. Therapy is the treatment of our age for those the ancient Greeks saw as tragic heroes, personalities at once sparkling and deeply dysfunctional. But an election campaign it is, with the Australian people as the judge and jury, and it is important to keep in mind a key issue at stake: just who is Kevin Rudd?

Much has been made of the shambolic nature of Mr Rudd’s first term as prime minister. But it remains unclear why the 55-year-old former diplomat is such a dysfunctional figure. Most people don’t expect political leaders to have well-adjusted personalities. As Matthew Parris has argued in these pages, most politicians are ‘dreamers, attention-seekers and risk-takers with a dollop of narcissism in their natures’. But even by this standard, Mr Rudd’s character
is really weird.

The centre of the dysfunction is not simply his ruthless political ambition — and the treachery, betrayal and frantic 24-7 mindset that go with it — although that trait certainly explains why so many of his colleagues have resigned from the cabinet ministry and/or parliament (see below).

Nor is the root of his problem his longing to be all things to all people. Most of what depresses and even disgusts people about Mr Rudd now was visible in 2007 when he ran against John Howard. His salient characteristics were trickery and fakery, the chameleon appeal to all sides at once, which helped him persuade the so-called Howard Battlers to come home to Labor without being embarrassed to tell their mates they were doing so.

From the outset, however, his leadership was an exercise in bad faith. From border protection and carbon pricing to economic reform and fiscal policy, Mr Rudd was always trying to say too many things to too many different people, to square circles and reconcile the irreconcilable. Given his recent flip-flops on gay marriage and 457 visas, nothing has changed.

But there is another explanation for the Rudd dysfunction: self-gratification taken to an extreme, an obsession with always being the centre of attention — like a spoiled child — and an addiction to being in the media spotlight. In our therapeutic age, perhaps we could call this pattern of behaviour megalomaniac or sociopathic, but perhaps these words go too far in pretending medical precision. To describe the same phenomenon, the ancient Greeks coined the word hubris.

When we write about Kevin Rudd, we feel like the pub bore. ‘Haven’t we said this before? Or maybe you knew that already.’ Alas, there are none so blind as those who will not see. This magazine has long maintained that Mr Rudd has only ever taken the Australian people for a ride, yet too many voters — how many remains to be seen — continue to be deceived or live in false hope. Despite the risk of appearing too negative, Tony Abbott is obliged to alert the electorate to what many Labor people already know: this bloke is a complete and utter fraud.
How is it that the Brit press can see it so clearly but the Australian MSM remain steadfastly, wilfully blind to it?
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Old 18th Jul 2013, 07:21
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The bastard has probably had something put into the water. How else can you explain a collective madness of a fair percentage of Australians who want him back in charge.
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Old 18th Jul 2013, 08:14
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I suppose it might have a lot to do with the perceived alternative, like it or not.
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