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War in Australia (any Oz Politics): the Original

Old 18th Jul 2015, 07:45
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Excuse the thread drift, but ..... Was it so long ago that a mid-Winter's evening on a weekend was classified as "Peak Viewing Time". So what the f*ck does the ABC do with the money it gets when the best they can do is repeats of previously shown garbage?

They should rename channel 2 as the THC - talking heads channel. Just bunches of dickheads trying to be funny.

PS. Might not have been garbage first time around.

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Old 18th Jul 2015, 07:46
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Originally Posted by SOPS View Post
Next question...what is her family situation?
In 1986, at the age of 21, he was imprisoned on a nine-year sentence for conspiracy to import narcotics. At the time he was a heroin dealer and was addicted to the drug himself. He recovered from his addiction through a Salvation Army program.[1] He told the media in April 2007 that his criminal past made him more determined to do a good job.[2]

Coutts-Trotter is married to Tanya Plibersek MP, a Labor politician and the federal Deputy Leader of the Opposition.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Coutts-Trotter

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Old 18th Jul 2015, 09:43
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Thumbs down

bright at school, university women's officer, first job with government office for the advancement of women, transition to political staffer, pre-selection and seat in Parliament
In other words RJM, She wouldn`t have even the faintest idea of what the real world is like!
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Old 18th Jul 2015, 10:40
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Yep. All she knows is the political world, and has always been on the public payroll.
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Old 18th Jul 2015, 11:34
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And there in lies the problem.
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Old 18th Jul 2015, 11:38
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You mean just like Bronny?
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Old 18th Jul 2015, 12:00
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The problem is on all sides, Hempy.
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Old 18th Jul 2015, 15:35
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And to make all you on the left happy, Im convinced, BB has to go.
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Old 18th Jul 2015, 22:04
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Reckon Barnaby would make a good speaker, or maybe Bill?
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Old 19th Jul 2015, 00:34
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Of course, she won't go unless carried out screaming, with a half dozen backbenchers and staff levering her fingers from every doorframe as she passes - but she *** well should.

If she doesn't at the very least step down as spoeaker, the Libs lose all credibility and will look like the hypocrites they are when they next demand a Labor politician step down after he/she is caught with his/her fingers in the Public till.

Having said that, I'm sure I'm not the only one who is wondering why it is so that the same MSM that studiously ignored Craig Tompson's far more excessive dipping into union funds is now slavering at their collective mouth over BB.

I also think that the helicopter ride (while outrageous) is a diatraction. The real outrage should be over her $88k trip to Europe job hunting for a nice little earner for herself after she quits politics. There is absolutely no way the taxpayer should have picked up that tab.

Am I also not the only one who has noticed how many conservative (aka "rabid right wingers") have called for BB's demotion over this as opposed to the total silence from left wingers when one of "theirs" gets caught with his or her fingers in the till?

AND I wonder how much SHY's "fact finding" trip to the Med. is costing us?
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Old 19th Jul 2015, 08:49
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BB has to go. She's probably a net debit to the Liberals anyway. At 72 years of age with 20 years of parliamentary service behind her, giving her the boot is hardly ending a promising career. She's pretty much ended it herself. Her sense of entitlement is outrageous, and the over-priced helicopter ride is apparently the latest in a series of unwarranted expenditures. Who the hell does she think she is? What's holding the Liberals back? Has she got dirt on other senior figures? She's damaging the Liberals every second she stays in office. How can they criticise Labor for rorting and bring on the take with this brazen abuse in the public eye? She has to go.
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Old 19th Jul 2015, 09:11
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I just realised that the $90000 trip was her, looking for a job. Why the hell should we pay $90000 for her to go job hunting? She has to go.
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Old 19th Jul 2015, 10:02
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As an accredited rabid right winger, I'd like to enthusiastically second both RJM and SOPS' last posts.
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Old 19th Jul 2015, 10:16
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IME, over the past week Bishop's chopper has been the only federal political story that's passed the rank and file test; i.e. it's the only political news that's come up in the tea room/Coles queue. Of course it is footy season , tennis players are behaving badly and there's no upcoming election, but...

I've not heard any chat wrt emissions schemes or ALP leadership (and I was prepared ) ; the state budget led to some passing commentary, but the only political news that's really made the cut has been Bishop's chopper, generally wrt pollies sense of entitlement and lack of real world awareness. Her response and complete inability to see why people have a problem with this has fanned the flames.
Reckon Barnaby would make a good speaker, or maybe Bill?
Stir the pot.

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Old 19th Jul 2015, 10:53
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And I just saw that of that $88000, $42000 was for airfares for 3 people. Some people don't net that a year, but she can spend it on airfares in 3 weeks!!!

They are ALL out of touch. We have a class of professional politician, that has never had a real job in their life, and just think they can whip out the AMEX, because the bill will be paid by some aid.

SHY is on a fact finding mission in the MED? Spare me, she is on a junket, and will come back and announce we need to take in 500000 Refugees a year, as long as they don't live in her house, and that people are leaving one place to go to another on a boat.

This information will come at a cost of a few hundred thousand dollars.

They all need a reality check, and I put the PM in there as well.
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Old 19th Jul 2015, 10:56
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We have a class of professional politician
The elected oligarchy.
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Old 19th Jul 2015, 11:09
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I am sure that BB would and does love Paris - hope that she has time to have a look at what went on a few years before she was born.


July 14th - The storming of the Bastille
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Old 19th Jul 2015, 12:09
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Just reading the last few posts gave me a flashback to my post of a few pages back.....

And I16`s Post above merely reinforced it.

It is a bit strange really as I`m not what I would class as a vengeful type, but every now and then when I read or hear of the excesses of the Political class when it comes to Taxpayers money I have a very brief but extremely vivid vision of the following scenes.

They mainly consist of burning torches, pitchforks, barricades, horse drawn conveyances, lamp posts and lengths of rope!
Just had the vision again!
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Old 19th Jul 2015, 12:30
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Have to agree with all above, BB must go, let us hope it is quick and relatively silent! Way I read the report on the $88K is that the job interview was a side trip and she did have other legitimate business, could be wrong!


(Bishop didn't enter parliament until 1987, prior to that she started as an articled clerk, then solicitor and eventually barrister, not sure if that counts as real work?)
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Old 19th Jul 2015, 14:12
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I watched Joe a Hockey trying to defend BB on television tonight. It was almost as painful for him as it was for me watching him. The Libs are on a hiding to nowhere defending her, and I think most of them recognise that. But I don't think that will stop them. They seem to have this political death wish. Every time they get Labor on the ropes, they pull some hari kiri stunt like this and snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

BB is so deeply entrenched in the entitlement culture, she probably believes these perks are her right. She'll cling on for grim death - and cause irreparable damage to the Liberal government.
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