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War in Australia (any Oz Politics): the Original

Old 29th Apr 2016, 09:10
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I have to agree with you Hempy. He looks as dodgy as dodgy gets. His memory loss over the Sydney Water business should have been evidence enough to prove that he doesn't possess the mental faculties to remain a Member of Parliament - but it needs to be said that if we applied that same rule to everyone in Parliament, they'd have a hard time forming a quorum.

Particularly on the Labor benches.
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Old 29th Apr 2016, 09:15
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Couldn't agree more, chaps.
A bit of a worry, innit?
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Old 29th Apr 2016, 11:31
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He was chairman of Australian Water Holdings, a company which remains the subject of an ICAC inquiry, and concurrently treasurer of the NSW Liberal Party. The company he was chairman of was making donations to the political organisation he was treasurer of, and he 'can't recall'??

That's not a lack of mental faculty, that's downright deceit..
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Old 29th Apr 2016, 13:54
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Which does nothing more than to prove that both sides are as bad as each other.


As any politician will tell you, it doesn't pay to try and cut someone off at the ankles because then they will cut you off at the knees, next the hips, etc. etc.
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Old 29th Apr 2016, 15:36
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Oh, very good. I see how it works now...if the union movement or Labor or the Greens or the independents are seen as being somehow unethical, it's 'hang them all' and 'a disgrace'. If the Libs get found out it's 'well what do you expect, they're only being as bad as the others.'

In another setting, that attitude is called 'enabling'. Top marks for carrying on the indifference
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Old 2nd May 2016, 01:26
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via Hempy:
I see how it works now...if the union movement or Labor or the Greens or the independents are seen as being somehow unethical, it's 'hang them all' and 'a disgrace'. If the Libs get found out it's...
...its get rid of the corruption from the party.

The turnBull gov-mint will go down in Oz history as the most corrupt and incompetent we've had.

Meanwhile, more comes out about the turnBull gov-mint corrupt clustafek of a sub deal...

"...With another bloated budget looming ... that could further undermine Australia’s AAA credit rating, it is opportune to reflect on the integrity of the Turnbull government’s bold decision to punt $50 billion on building 12 French submarine “concepts” that have yet to be designed, produced or proven in the water..."

Buying subs from the fickle French is a huge and expensive gamble | Herald Sun Andrew Bolt Blog




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Old 2nd May 2016, 06:32
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Another 'paper boat' just like the Collins Class ... and that was a huge success wasn't it?
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Old 2nd May 2016, 13:18
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With the way drones etc are developing surely by the time these are built submarines will be remote controlled?
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Old 2nd May 2016, 14:02
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Unfortunately, that has a major drawback, as when you hold the remote control under water, the batteries short out.
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Old 8th May 2016, 18:50
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Our RWNJ's seem to have gone all quiet for some reason.

Election July 2nd. Who will you vote for?
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Old 8th May 2016, 22:04
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I'm waiting to see who the candidates are, Hempy.

But I think I can safely rule out the incumbent, her Labor opponent and whoever the Greens put up.
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Old 10th May 2016, 15:11
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Old 10th May 2016, 20:16
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Hempy,

That's how I feel (and probably most of the voting public) about the state of Australian politics at the moment.

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Old 11th May 2016, 02:15
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Hempy,

If a truer photo exists, i haven't seen it.
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Old 11th May 2016, 05:49
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Preference deal struck with greens...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CgxIzu...9IvlKFPBXiKhw0







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Old 24th May 2016, 09:16
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David Archibald has an interesting article over at J-Nova...

David Archibald: Australia Defence Policy (plus Perth speech Weds 7pm) « JoNova





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Old 24th May 2016, 12:17
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Hmm I wonder if their super is going to get affected at all?


*crickets*
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Old 9th Jun 2016, 01:47
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Only been back home in Australia for a few days, after six weeks free of Australian media, I notice that Shorton and Co get quite a lot of direct to camera opportunities to put their case and make their points whilst Turnbull usually only gets pre-recorded sound bytes shown or very short excerpts from interviews he has given. Mainly noticed this on Sky and Ch.9.


Disregarding the usual and anticipated howls of protest from the Ladies of The Left, what do the rest of you think? Maybe I am being too quick to judge?
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Old 11th Jun 2016, 03:55
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Yet more corruption exposed at an Australian university...

"...When marine scientist Peter Ridd suspected something was wrong with photographs being used to highlight the rapid decline of the Great Barrier Reef, he did what good scientists are supposed to do: he sent a team to check the facts.

After attempting to blow the whistle on what he found — healthy corals — Professor Ridd was censured by James Cook University and threatened with the sack. After a formal investigation, Professor Ridd — a renowned campaigner for quality assurance over coral research from JCU’s Marine Geophysics Laboratory — was found guilty of “failing to act in a collegial way and in the academic spirit of the institution”.

His crime was to encourage questioning of two of the nation’s leading reef institutions, the Centre of Excellence for Coral Studies and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, on whether they knew that photographs they had published and claimed to show long-term collapse of reef health could be misleading and wrong…"


Another university shuts down a sceptic | Herald Sun Andrew Bolt Blog





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Old 12th Jun 2016, 11:20
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Parabellum

Perhaps the reason for reduced number of sound bites is the number of interviews they have each conducted.

I understand that Sky have been counting interviews and while Shorten has made himself available on TV and radio for 28 interviews, Turnbull has given only 8.

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