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Andu 29th Feb 2012 21:07

Pickering's cartoon pretty well nails it.

"Better dead than Kev?"

mcgrath50 1st Mar 2012 00:30


Fun Fact: The Australian Electoral Commission is regarded as one of the lowest paying and lousiest employers in the Australian Public Service. The usual APS protections/perks do not apply to many of their staff, who are effectively seasonal casuals; they'd be better off working for a fast food provider.
Maybe but it's also not usual APS employees doing the casual stuff. Through high school and uni I worked as one of these seasonal casuals, and for my age got paid a lot more than any of my friends were earning in their casual jobs.

Apart from students the other big group of workers were mums and retired folk. Ie; people who had the spare time during an election to come in and wanted to earn a quick buck.

Otherwise agree totally that everyone loathes both sides of politics and compulsory voting is needed in Australia at least. I have no idea what side of politics to favour when the fed election comes round :{

alisoncc 1st Mar 2012 01:25

Is there no end to her lies and deceit.


FORMER NSW premier Bob Carr has directly contradicted Julia Gillard's denial that he was offered the post of foreign minister in her government this week.

The Prime Minister's handling of the disclosure of Labor's attempt to draft Mr Carr has sparked fresh concerns among colleagues about her political judgment.

The Australian

Worrals in the wilds 1st Mar 2012 01:51


Apart from students the other big group of workers were mums and retired folk. Ie; people who had the spare time during an election to come in and wanted to earn a quick buck.
Fair enough, the info I have is via the Eureka flag network, with a small amount direct from a disgruntled employee. I guess any casual employer has some employees who are happy to be casuals on demand (such as students and mums) and some who would like more.

Pinky the pilot 1st Mar 2012 02:59


The Prime Minister's handling of the disclosure of Labor's attempt to draft Mr Carr has sparked fresh concerns among colleagues about her political judgment.
And only two days after seeing off Rudd. :rolleyes:

And also, like Worrals, Most people I run into around The Riverland in SA share the same views. Though here (safe Liberal seat) Labor is hated intensely. Some of the comments made to me cannot be posted here.:eek:

bob johns 1st Mar 2012 03:13

bob johns
 
Allways did think George Negus was an arshole and now I still do. Go away you bloody parasite.

Wiley 2nd Mar 2012 02:37

Bon Carr... (!)

WTF?

Frank Arouet 2nd Mar 2012 06:45

More documented Gillard/ Labor lies.

Andu 2nd Mar 2012 06:48

Bob Carr. The man who, even before Tony Blair, showed the way to finesse spin, smoke and mirrors into a political art form.

There has to be a back story to this extraordinary appointment, and a really juicy one. One thing we can be sure of - in HMAS 'Leak', a.k.a. the Gillard 'government', we won't have long to wait until that back story is dropped on some journo's inbox.

On another matter but along the same lines, there's a rumour doing the rounds in NSW that disaffected members of the Health Services Union have video evidence of Craig Thompson entering at least one brothel on a night he assured the police and parliament that an unknown someone else used his credit card at that brothel. Interesting times ahead if that rumour proves to be true.

There's an email doing the rounds titled something along the lines of "Red Queen's Orgasm" with a picture of our Dear Leader looking rapturous, with a caption - "the look you have on your face when you've f***ed a whole country".

Takan Inchovit 2nd Mar 2012 10:14

The right price!
 
Carr for hire?

sisemen 2nd Mar 2012 10:15

Well, it would appear that, despite Jooliars new lie about not offering Carr the job it is now a fait accompli.

Apart from the fact that this merely confirms in the public's eye that she is not to be trusted under any circumstances whatsoever, it also gives Krudd a couple of more votes for the next round. Can't imagine that Smith, who wanted to go back to Foreign Affairs, will be all that pleased with her.

What a fckuing dysfunctional rabble.

Yours,

Sisemen - stuck in Wellington on account of the ferry to South Island has been cancelled because of 75 knot winds and 7 metre waves forecast!

tinpis 2nd Mar 2012 11:01

Sisemen, look up "Wahine" :ooh:

Worrals in the wilds 2nd Mar 2012 11:14

Isn't a Minister supposed to come from the house of reps?

CoodaShooda 2nd Mar 2012 12:39

Worrals

Ministers can come from either House but the PM has to be from the Lower House.

Love the way this is now being spun as a great Gillard triumph.

Kills off Rudd and stares down her colleagues to have Carr appointed.

I somehow think that the neat political nuances will be lost on the general public.

However, I expect to see her standings in the polls improve as we return to the good old "blame it all on Tony" game.

The sky will not fall in on 1 July when the carbon tax cuts in (if they can work out how to implement it).

It will become a bit tougher for those who work for a living and have been marginally successful at it. But they probably wouldn't vote labor anyway.

A large number of others will be subsidised by the higher tax payers and the pay off will be more votes for labor - just as Juliar predicted.

I wonder how much more damage she can cause to the wealth generating parts of Australian society before her time is up.

Buster Hyman 2nd Mar 2012 13:14

...aaaaand the personal attacks begin. :rolleyes:

So much for this thread then. :hmm:

JB Mods 2nd Mar 2012 13:34

Not quite yet Buster. ;)

With almost all participants clearly making a major and much appreciated effort to keep this thread civil and tenable, we´re not going to let one idiot post ruin it for all of you.

Offending post deleted, poster banned.

Carry on. :ok:

Worrals in the wilds 2nd Mar 2012 14:07

Thanks Arovet and Cooda. I should have been less lazy and looked it up.
P.S. Thanks Joint Shite Fighters. Much appreciated! :ok:

CoodaShooda 2nd Mar 2012 21:23

Worrals

Why go elsewhere when the Knowledge of PPRuNe far exceeds all other sources? :E

Thanks Mods. I don't know what we missed but it's nice to have the opportunity to continue to air our views.

Which has me wondering, with the handing down of the Finkelstein Report and the inexorable spread of the Government controlled NBN, how long before a government reform includes the establishment of an Office or Department of Public Information?

Andu 2nd Mar 2012 21:36


What's the bet a 'SAFE' seat is going to appear for Bob with a sudden retirement of say someone who was a Rudd supporter?
What do you reckon the chances are that Craig Thompson might soon 'suddenly' require the professional attention of his old union members? Would that be a bit too soon for the ALP Faceless Men Machine to "do a John Gorton" with Carr and re=parachute him to the Lower House?

Is there such a thing today as a "safe" Labor seat?

Worrals in the wilds 2nd Mar 2012 21:53


...how long before a government reform includes the establishment of an Office or Department of Public Information?
Yesterday, if Bob Brown gets his way. The only plus side is that if it gets the same level of funding and staff as the other intelligence gathering agencies, it won't be very effective and we'll all be able to get around it by using proxy servers and roolly cryptic names like Red Queen and Black Panda. :suspect:
Fake data used to rush 'top secret' clearances


What do you reckon the chances are that Craig Thomson might soon 'suddenly' require the professional attention of his old union members?
IMHO a bit of this sort of professional union attention wouldn't go astray; for 1. bringing the movement into even more disrepute than it was already and 2. being dumb enough to either use a credit card in a brothel, or lend a credit card and a copy of a drivers licence to someone going to a brothel (his explanation). :rolleyes: Maybe the dog nicked them off the counter and went to the brothel too. :}
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