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War in Australia (any Oz Politics): the Original

Old 14th Mar 2016, 09:03
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Newspoll suggests that Barnaby could lose his seat to Mr Windsor, Gina won't be happy!!
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Old 16th Mar 2016, 09:23
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Oh, here's a beauty...

Dr Mohammed Zarif, Iran's Foreign Minister, criticises Australia's treatment of asylum seekers.

I just overheard an item to do with that on radio news.
I thought to myself.. "Eh?"
So, I went to the online ABC newsfeed and had a look to see what had come through on that subject.
I found it a little difficult to believe what I was reading.

Anyway, there's an interview with him due to be aired tonight on ABC's Lateline at 9.30pm (AEDT) on ABC News 24, or 10.30pm on ABC TV.
I'll be watching it with interest.
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Old 16th Mar 2016, 16:30
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Lateline - 16/3/2016 : ABC iview
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Old 24th Mar 2016, 16:55
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Does MalcolmTurnbull watch Veep? If not, he should, if he's going to borrow their slogans.



Quote from one of the show's writers, Simon Blackwell: "In S4 of Veep we came up with the most meaningless election slogan we could think of. Now adopted by Australian PM. "
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Old 2nd Apr 2016, 23:24
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I see that the Australian government has released all children held in mainland detention centres, thereby confirming to all concerned that self-harm or harming your children enough to ensure they will be sent to Australia for medical treatment is a sure-fire method of getting released eventually into the Australian community.

Stand by for the announcement, just before the looming election, of the release to Australia of all children currently in Nauru. If the Turnbull government does this, it will not gain one single vote from the so-called 'swinging voters', but it will definitely mean that more conservatives will not vote for the Liberal Party. I fear the Labor Party might win the next election in the tradition of Olympic skater Stephen Bradbury - just be being the last one standing.
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Old 3rd Apr 2016, 00:53
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If the government proceeds with a double dissolution, given the lower number of votes required to win a seat and the new rules allowing people to more transparently allocate their preferences, the composition of the new senate could be very interesting indeed.
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Old 9th Apr 2016, 06:26
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Did I imagine it or did Joe Hockey try to increase the duty by 1cent on a litre of petrol and have to back down because of the outcry?


The reason I ask is that the other day the local United garage was selling petrol at 103.9cents per litre and the next day it had gone up to 125.9cents per litre, an increase of 22cents per litre, but where is the outrage bus? Not a peep from the opposition, no marches, riots, nothing, surely the ALP aren't hypocrites?
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Old 9th Apr 2016, 06:36
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Plenty of outrage from the ACCC don't worry about that, you probably just didn't notice because they're about as close to a toothless tiger as you can get.

Obviously it's not Joe Hockey's (or even the current treasurer's) fault that a private company can set its own prices for a product... so why would the opposition complain?
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Old 9th Apr 2016, 08:08
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Originally Posted by parabellum
Did I imagine it or did Joe Hockey try to increase the duty by 1cent on a litre of petrol and have to back down because of the outcry?
He backed down because of the outcry from business groups on his own side of the political divide, and fears of a voter backlash. If Hockey had his way your fuel would have simply gone up to 126.9/l.

Originally Posted by parabellum
The reason I ask is that the other day the local United garage was selling petrol at 103.9cents per litre and the next day it had gone up to 125.9cents per litre, an increase of 22cents per litre, but where is the outrage bus? Not a peep from the opposition, no marches, riots, nothing, surely the ALP aren't hypocrites
And of course if there were marches or riots, you'd be in the front row waving a placard, right? Or at least here on PPRuNe defending their actions and condoning their behaviour?

When the ALP was in government and you felt 'ripped off', it was the ALPs fault. Now the LNP are in government and you feel 'ripped off', it's the ALPs fault?
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Old 9th Apr 2016, 10:43
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When the ALP was in government and you felt 'ripped off', it was the ALPs fault. Now the LNP are in government and you feel 'ripped off', it's the ALPs fault?
1 cent is a rip off? Hundreds of millions of dollars of unsecured promises by the RGR govt wasn't? Yet another hypocritical comment from a true believer.
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Old 9th Apr 2016, 12:29
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What is your argument, that we should add another 1c/l fuel excise, or that oil companies are rabid price gougers?
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Old 10th Apr 2016, 08:06
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Very neatly sidestepped, Hempy.

I'm starting to think that you are a Political staffer; And not a Liberal Party one either.
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Old 10th Apr 2016, 23:32
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Pinky - it took you a while to work that out.
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Old 11th Apr 2016, 09:10
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I think the pinkster must have slow internet now he has moved to NZ.
However I think a Royal Commision into the banks a definite vote winner. the Libs will have to be careful how they play this one.
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Old 11th Apr 2016, 09:42
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Originally Posted by Pinky the pilot
Very neatly sidestepped, Hempy.

I'm starting to think that you are a Political staffer; And not a Liberal Party one either.
I'm not exactly sure what it is that I'm supposed to have sidestepped. Parabellum comes on here bleating how fuel has gone up 22 cpl in a day, and then blames the Opposition for not marching/rioting about it.

I would have thought the Government might be a better place to aim any complaints, after all they're running the shop.

As for you 'staffer' comments.

I see the tinfoil hat is firmly in place. So typical of the right to look for a 'conspiracy' when encountering someone who doesn't join their circle jerk. I'm tipping that I've voted Lib/Ind more times than you've voted Labor, despite the disparity in age.
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Old 11th Apr 2016, 10:57
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Pinky - it took you a while to work that out.
Yeah, I know. Probably not enough good Red lately.


I think the pinkster must have slow internet now he has moved to NZ.




I'm tipping that I've voted Lib/Ind more times than you've voted Labor, despite the disparity in age.

Quite possibly so, as I have never voted Labor. As for the 'conspiracy' bit; I can honestly state that I didn't even think such a thing, let alone consider it.

BTW, I don't believe in 'conspiracies.'
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Old 11th Apr 2016, 11:34
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Maybe not, but you should go in to politics. You have a wonderful way of stating a 'fact', then disengaging from what you've written, and then disassociating yourself from what you've previously posted.

I'm not a 'staffer' by any stretch, but you seem to be in a quandry. Who are you going to vote for next election? Nationals and Barnaby Joyce or Libs and Malcolm Turnbull?

It seems that your way of 'politics' is going pear shaped the world over. In kind words, let me tell you that your 'demographic' is in the minority.

It sucks to be on the losing end of it, but get used to it. You're dying out.
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Old 11th Apr 2016, 11:45
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You have a wonderful way of stating a 'fact', then disengaging from what you've written, and then disassociating yourself from what you've previously posted.
You sure you're not confusing me with someone else?

If not, could you please show a few examples of where I have done that which you allege?

I'd really like to know!
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Old 13th Apr 2016, 16:46
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Do you really want me to quote you?

Given that most of what you post is gibberish, I'm happy to oblige.

(quick, get on the 'delete post' tool)
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Old 13th Apr 2016, 22:54
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Trying to get the thread binned, are we Hempy?
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