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War in Australia (any Oz Politics): the Original

Old 23rd Jul 2015, 05:18
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Neither Hockey nor Fairfax would have nipped down to the local Denis Denutto-style suburban solicitor. The whole thing has been QCs at ten paces , but they're both fleecy-lined and were willing to hire the big guns.

Parabellum, at the moment I reckon the Labor Left hate Shorten even more than Pickering does . It's a day before National Conference and he's lobbed boat turnarounds into what was already shaping up as a factional bun fight. Now they're petrol-soaked buns...
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Old 23rd Jul 2015, 07:02
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This might be fun to watch.
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Old 23rd Jul 2015, 07:10
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This might be fun to watch.
You mean Joe Hockey failing his own 'sniff test' in regards to travel rorts as revealed on Channel 10 news tonight?

Snouts in the trough...
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Old 23rd Jul 2015, 09:09
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They are all into rorts, Hempy.

In other news, I just heard that idiot Ian Rintool interviewed. He of course is in max vapour mode as Labor has announced, that they to, will turn back the boats.

Mr Rintool's argument now is....if people can get themselves to Indonesia, then in fact they are in Australia, and should be allowed free access to Australia.

Some one in Indonesia is actually in Australia? What drugs do these people live on?
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Old 23rd Jul 2015, 09:27
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They are all into rorts, Hempy.
Oh. Ok, fair enough then. Let's just leave them to it and give them all a big 'well done'! I mean it's only the Speaker of the House and the Federal Treasurer.

As long as they are 'all doing it', it's fine. Typical right wing ideology
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Old 23rd Jul 2015, 09:32
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As I mentioned, it seems only the Greens leader is interested in reining in the entitlements available to MPs.

A remark that seemed to be met with deafening silence in here, I might add.
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Old 23rd Jul 2015, 10:39
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Chuboy, that is one Greens policy I would be willing to support. I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for anything to come of it though. The two major parties will quietly close ranks and freeze the Greens out. Can't have the gravy train even at risk of being derailed.

Post retirement benefits for politicians is another think I'd love to see ditched. I know it will never happen though.
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Old 23rd Jul 2015, 10:51
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The Greens can say all sorts of stuff, safe in the knowledge that they're very unlikely to ever be in a position to form government. It's easy for them to be virtuous when they know they'll never actually have to deliver on the promise.

Cf. any other minor party from either side of the fence. Even major parties get caught out with this occasionally when they have an unexpected win. Qld Labor have had a few awkward moments already, notably with the 'smaller cabinet' promise.
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Old 23rd Jul 2015, 12:51
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As I mentioned, it seems only the Greens leader is interested in reining in the entitlements available to MPs.
Post retirement benefits for politicians is another think I'd love to see ditched. I know it will never happen though.
Oh for the love of God, I`ve had it again;.....

burning torches, pitchforks, barricades, horse drawn conveyances, lamp posts and lengths of rope!
Can someone please tell me how I can erase this vision from my mind whenever I hear about the Pollies `entitlements`??

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Old 24th Jul 2015, 06:19
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Bronwyn Bishop claimed trip to wedding - 9news.com.au
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Old 24th Jul 2015, 07:04
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Pinky,
I'd been away for a few days and had just logged on.
The subject of feral cats caught my eye.

I'd had a bit to do with the eradication of feral cats.
It's a lost cause, I fear.

Best we try dealing with feral politicians, I think.
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Old 24th Jul 2015, 07:15
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Oh no, Bronnie is at it again. It's time to go, Bronnie.
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Old 24th Jul 2015, 08:35
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Tit, meet Tat:

"FRESH from being returned in a farcical leadership spill, Julia Gillard yesterday flew to northern NSW on a taxpayer funded VIP jet for a staffer's wedding and several low key announcements.

Ms Gillard, along with Treasurer Wayne Swan and Finance Minister Penny Wong, will today attend the Byron Bay wedding of her press secretary Laura Anderson and Mr Swan's chief-of-staff Jim Chalmers.

Her office confirmed the PM flew to northern NSW on a RAAF VIP Challenger aircraft.

MPs are only entitled to use the RAAF special purpose flights for "commitments associated with their official responsibilities and other purposes including parliamentary business".

They cannot be used by any member of parliament for purely personal business, Ms Gillard's spokesman said. He said Ms Gillard's attendance at the wedding was sandwiched between official duties scheduled for the weekend in northern NSW, Melbourne and Sydney."

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Old 24th Jul 2015, 08:41
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david1300,

March 23 2013? Surely you could come up with some news thats a little more contemporary?
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Old 24th Jul 2015, 08:48
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Looking like the ALPBC is pining for Jules and Dudd. But I guess thats contemporary.
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Old 24th Jul 2015, 10:45
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The other side of the story. Standing by for the hate..

You've been misled on boat people: Julian Burnside | smh.com.au
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Old 24th Jul 2015, 10:53
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or hide in Indonesia for years on end waiting for another country to offer you protection?
What is the problem with waiting (Living) in Indonesia? Welfare not so good?
 
Old 24th Jul 2015, 10:59
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There are genuine cases of people fleeing for their lives,then there are the economic migrants that are 'country shopping',many of whom fly by commercial airline to Jakarta then pay their fare on a boat.

Why do they travel so far to Australia ?Not exactly the first place enroute.

It's because of our welfare system,just as the UK is 'the place to be' for migrants entering Europe.
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Old 24th Jul 2015, 11:10
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And nor are the countries enroute too pleased to see them either. AFAIK no one in the region has a labour shortage at the moment, so boatloads of spare foreign people are no more welcome in Malaysia or Indonesia than they are here.

I'd guess that there's a fair bit of 'push them down the line and let the Aussies deal with it', even if those governments don't come out and say it.

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Old 24th Jul 2015, 12:01
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Originally Posted by Hempy View Post
The other side of the story. Standing by for the hate..

You've been misled on boat people: Julian Burnside | smh.com.au
Hempy - 18 July 2013. Surely you could come up with some news that's a little more contemporary?
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