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Old 8th Sep 2013, 17:50
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New Aussie PM: Tony Abbott

So what's the low down on the new PM down under?

Word is he's going to try and discourage open homosexuality, evict immigrants and boost the economy?

But the biggest contribution, so some say, are his daughters!



But that's just media talk.

Does anyone know what he's really up to?
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Old 8th Sep 2013, 18:49
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...what's with the hand...he originally from Taz or sumphin ???
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Old 8th Sep 2013, 18:52
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" ...what's with the hand...he originally from Taz or sumphin ??? "

Do you mean Tasmania ?

or something else ?
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Old 8th Sep 2013, 19:17
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he originally from Taz or sumphin ???

He originally from London, old chap.
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Old 8th Sep 2013, 19:33
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I think he will make a good prime minister.
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Old 8th Sep 2013, 20:38
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Has he drawn his first red line yet?
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Old 8th Sep 2013, 20:57
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Yes, at the NSW/QLD border.

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Old 8th Sep 2013, 20:59
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Has he drawn his first red line yet?
Many Australians are hoping he has, if in the water rather than the sand - about 50NM north of Christmas Island.

Sadly, if he has, it will probably be no more enforceable than any of Barry Obummer's. But we live in hope.
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Old 8th Sep 2013, 21:35
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Seems to me Australia has elected a good and decent man to be their new PM.

I wish him luck, and hope the conspiracy of media, academia, and union labor to discredit and destroy, both our heritage and the individuals who believe in it, as those forces did in America to GW Bush, Sarah Palin, et al., don't hold sway with a better informed populace.

Can't express how much I look forward to being in Australia for the renaissance.
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Old 8th Sep 2013, 21:44
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He's a politician, so it will go something like this; promises, excuses , promises, excuses, promises, excuses. Get the idea? just like all the rest.
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Old 8th Sep 2013, 21:48
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He looks a bit like Tony Blair. A bit of a showman too.
Hope hes going to be a decent pm. Im betting he wont be offering support fir syria
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"A bit of a showman too."

Where do you get that idea ????????

Especially when you had Rudd as the other who is all showman
and no substance.
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He wears budgie smugglers in public. Need we say any more?
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Old 8th Sep 2013, 22:41
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That's a weak reason.

The only reason you know is because the media highlight it.
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Old 8th Sep 2013, 23:02
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What are "budgie smugglers"?

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Old 8th Sep 2013, 23:06
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Budgie Smugglers AKA Banana Hammock or Speedo's.
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Old 8th Sep 2013, 23:46
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The Jesuits had him for the first seven years, so draw your own conclusions.

He may not be your first choice to go on some rollicking quasi-legal escapade, but IMHO he's the ideal guy to be PM.

He seems to lead a very disciplined life, and he certainly kept his party under control during nearly 4 years leading it in Opposition - no easy task with Labor doing all it could to finish him. The best dirt they came up with in all that time is that the guy may have punched a wall near a woman 35 years ago.

For all the Jesuit discipline, though, Abbott said recently that he'd learned through life that people should be given a bit of leeway, and that in most cases, people's actions are understandable, if not acceptable.

So the indications are good. I think the combination of Abbott, Bishop and Hockey should do pretty well.
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Old 8th Sep 2013, 23:58
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He wears budgie smugglers in public. Need we say any more?
IIRC, in fairness that's because he was at a surf life saving comp; he could hardly compete in a pin striped suit. War in Oz regulars will know that I'm no fan of either the Libs or Tone, but I think the swimwear thing is a bit unfair.

I'm more concerned that he rides a bicycle while wearing Lycra. This points to an aggressive, bullying personality if the local Lyra bikers are any indication.
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Old 9th Sep 2013, 00:02
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I posted this in the Oz Politics thread but meant to post it here.

In regards to
"So the indications are good. I think the combination of Abbott, Bishop and Hockey should do pretty well."


I know it is a coalition but Bishop now has to step aside for Truss
because that is the way the coalition works.

So, why don't they have a NP as a deputy when in Opposition ?

Because it seems that Bishop has done all the hard yards for a few years now
but is now going to be Foreign Minister.

Abbott and her were a good team, with others, shame to split it up.
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Old 9th Sep 2013, 01:48
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If I had a six pack at age 55 like Abbott's, I'd be quite happy to be seen in public in budgie smugglers. In a country that supposedly prides itself on its sporting prowess - (although these days, that's a long dead myth; but let's not go there) - having a leader who can wear budgie smugglers in public should be something we should be proud about. The way the mainstream media gleefully leapt aboard Labor's negative spin over the budgie smugglers "incident" speaks volumes about the blatant pro-Labor bias of 90% of our so-called "journalists". (What else should he have been wearing competing in a surf/swim race? And what was every other competitor in that race wearing?)

I just saw Abbott on Sky News stepping off the VIP 737 in Canberra this morning. He stopped briefly to acknowledge the two RAAF stewardesses at the foot of the stairs and they seemed to have an amicable conversation.

As someone who has himself stood at the foot of those stairs for more than one Prime Minister on both sides of politics if a long time ago, (and been totally ignored by most of them, Malcolm **** Fraser being the worst offender), I think that speaks volumes about the man.
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