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Buster Hyman 28th Sep 2012 02:52


The revision is worth roughly A$14,380 for every one of the country's 22.6 million people.
PHWOAR! Who's coming down to Harvey Norman for a Plasma telly with me???


Victoria had the highest number of births for years: 19,222 babies in the March quarter, and 72,315 in the year to March,
Better get in early for yer telly's...:eek:

Worrals in the wilds 28th Sep 2012 03:10

How about JB instead? I've stopped going to Harvey Norman because Gerry Harvey's such a gob. :rolleyes:

Victoria had the highest number of births for years: 19,222 babies in the March quarter, and 72,315 in the year to March,
Are you lot misbehaving down there? :}:hmm:

Buster Hyman 28th Sep 2012 03:43

JB are not the same as they used to be. (I used to shop there when it was one store in Keilor!) :(


Are you lot misbehaving down there?
Yeah baby!!!

http://cdn.videogum.com/files/2011/12/austinp9.gif

Pinky the pilot 28th Sep 2012 05:29

Did anyone else happen to hear part or all of Juliar's speech at the UN when she made the push for Australia to be given the seat on the Security Council?

Her voice sounded a bit different, didn't it!:hmm:

CoodaShooda 28th Sep 2012 09:53

That was the echo in the almost empty auditorium, Pinky. Fortunately for the cameras, all of the Australian delegation were in their seats.

Nice twist in the Slipper affair, with the feds settling with Ashby for an over the top cash offer.

Then Roxon adds fuel to the fire by trying to put a favourable spin on it. Geez, I hope he does go her for defamation and she has to pay put of her own pocket. (Sadly, the last bit is just a pipe dream. Any penalty will be paid by the tax payers.)

heated ice detector 28th Sep 2012 10:59

Any ideas who will be the next leader of the libs, Tony and Ms Bishop are certainly embarrassing and under performing, I expect a few ugly scenes happening in the very near future. Joe Hockey has my vote and must be the front runner.

SOPS 28th Sep 2012 12:54

Please Please Please, dont let the Libs have a leadership spill now...it will play right into Labors hands!!!

500N 28th Sep 2012 16:01

SOPS

Agree.

Joe Hockey will get it IMHO.

He is a good performer.

Fliegenmong 28th Sep 2012 22:33

Big Joe - Who knew all about the QF grounding weeks before it happened? :suspect:

Katter's Party courts Barnaby Joyce - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Of course Barnaby would be better off with the man in the hat.....shame he hasn;t the balls to do so...speaking of which, I'm off to get another bag of frozen peas :\

Andu 28th Sep 2012 22:57

Yesterday's boat #2 had only 72 pax - a total (not including crew) of 'only' 267 for the day, or more than 3000 - almost twice the capacity of Nauru and Manus combined - since the uninvited were told that risked(!) being sent to Nauru or Manus.

You can't help but feel that Bowen and Gillard have set the new offshore processing regime to fail.

As for replacing Abbott with Hockey... Give me a break. Gillard will eat Hockey before she even gets started on her breakfast. The reason the whole MSM and the 'talking heads' are so keen to get rid of Abbott is because they fear him. Hockey, for all his qualities, and despite his girth and ample avoirdupois, is a political lightweight, and an accident-prone lightweight to boot.

If the Libs fall for a leadership change at this stage, the champagne magnums will be popping all over the Labor heartland - particularly in the aptly re-named Boganvilla on Adelaide Avenue.

owen meaney 29th Sep 2012 02:24

The old guard of the Labor party are speaking their minds.
Sounds like they are telling the children to get their poo together.
Andu, Chris Bowen is doing a good a job as he can with the cr-p he's been dealt.

Ovation 29th Sep 2012 08:07

Senator Conroy must forgotten to take his medication before he addressed an international group in New York recently.

He said:

“The regulation of telecommunications powers in Australia is exclusively federal. That means I am in charge of spectrum auctions, and if I say to everyone in this room 'if you want to bid in our spectrum auction you'd better wear red underpants on your head', I've got some news for you. You'll be wearing them on your head ... I have unfettered legal power.”
http://images.smh.com.au/2012/09/28/...27-620x349.jpg

This man is an idiot in search of a village; a clown in need of a circus. How could any decent Australian not cringe in embarrassment to think this buffoon is a Government Minister responsible for spending upwards of $50Bn on the NBN network. :mad:

Andu 29th Sep 2012 08:26

....and today's (Sydney) Daily Telegraph breathlessly announces that Greg Combet and the ABC's "glamour" newsreader, Juanita Phillips, are "Australia's newest power couple"

ABC news presenter Juanita Phillips and climate change minister Greg Combet are Australia's newest power couple. | thetelegraph.com.au


SHE'S the national broadcaster's glamorous newsreader, he's the federal politician touted as a future leader - put them together and you have Australia's newest power couple.

Having kept their fledgling relationship a closely guarded secret in recent weeks, ABC news presenter Juanita Phillips and climate change minister Greg Combet were seen yesterday enjoying the sights of his home town of Newcastle.
The ABC and the ALP - incestuous.

Getting back to more serious topics, it will be really interesting to see the reaction of the unions and Joe Public as Wayne Swan decides to rob everyman's piggybank - superannuation - to make his promised surplus come true. Cookies must be enabled. | The Australian


Change super at our peril, says Bill Kelty
BY: KATHERINE JIMENEZ AND ANDREW WHITE From: The Australian September 29, 2012 12:00AM

BILL Kelty - a founding father of Australia's superannuation system - has warned the Gillard government to stay away from tax changes to super in its search for savings and new revenue to meet the pledge of a budget surplus.

Mr Kelty said further changes to superannuation risked undermining confidence in the system at a time when years of volatile markets and low earnings had already made it vulnerable.
Cookies must be enabled. | The Australian


Treasurer Wayne Swan is taking tips from US bank robber Willie Sutton

by: Terry McCrann
From:The Australian
September 29, 201212:00AM

It doesn’t matter whether the entire superannuation system is damaged, if not trashed, as a consequence. It doesn't matter if the changes—the plucking—fail to raise any net additional revenue, as time unfolds.

The only thing that matters to [Swan] is the ability to feed additional projected revenues into the mid-year update, and, voila, manufacture a projected tiny and utterly meaningless surplus for the 2012-13 year.

That will kick the can down the road to at least May, when reality will once again threaten to intrude with a significant if not substantial actual deficit.

But again that will be dealt with then with more fiddles. And who knows? Something might turn up in between November and May? Like sustained near 50-50 opinion polls and an early election.
Oh,and yet two more boats have arrived...

Buster Hyman 29th Sep 2012 08:43


you'd better wear red underpants on your head'
Clearly, Conroy is the ALP power broker. How else would Juliar have gotten the job? She's already well qualified in his mind.

allan907 29th Sep 2012 09:34


I've got some news for you. You'll be wearing them on your head ... I have unfettered legal power.”
Those are the kind of words that could only be uttered by someone with a severe self-image and underconfidence problem. Exactly the sort of thing that the power-tripping Himmler and Goebbels would come out with; smarmy little gits who probably got beat up in the school yard and now it's their turn to get back at you.

Sven Langolier 29th Sep 2012 09:41

Two more arrivals choose to return home rather than Nauru.:D


SYDNEY — Two men who were sent from Australia to the tiny Pacific nation of Nauru are among a group of 28 Sri Lankans who dropped their asylum claims and are returning home, the government said Saturday.
Immigration Minister Chris Bowen said most of the men had arrived after the government announced its tough new policy for boatpeople under which they face an undefined period of time on Nauru or Papua New Guinea's Manus Island.
"They have instead chosen to return home voluntarily," Bowen said.
The men left Australia -- which is battling to stem a record influx of boatpeople arriving in its waters -- on a charter flight from Christmas Island to Colombo early Saturday.
Bowen said 20 of them had been held on Christmas Island -- a remote territory that Canberra uses as its main immigration processing centre for boatpeople -- while six were from mainland facilities and two were being held on Nauru.
Their removal follows that of 18 other Sri Lankans who last week dropped their visa claims and volunteered to return home rather than face being sent to Nauru.

Worrals in the wilds 29th Sep 2012 10:58


you'd better wear red underpants on your head', I've got some news for you. You'll be wearing them on your head ... I have unfettered legal power.”
FFS. :ugh::ugh: Guess the High Court will be pleased to hear that; they can all pack up and go home. Thank God for elections is all I can say.

If that's the best the Telly can do for news on Grand Final weekend then no wonder the word 'round the campfire is that newspapers are dead. Pollie banging a news-poppet; Care Factor Zero. :zzz:

As for Swan; word 'round Lilley is that he's a dead man walking. Other words include 'smarmy', 'self satisfied' and 'half smart'. Not words that are conductive to an electoral victory in Brisbane, whether it be as a junior local councillor or federal treasurer. It's not a town that appreciates people who appear to be up themselves. It will be an interesting seat to watch, particularly if he keeps making a noise about super. People are jumpy enough about their dwindling super as it is. :(

What all these toerags need to remember is that there's nothing unfettered about the power of a pollie; unlike most urgers and incompetents they can get sacked by popular vote. Many a job-seeking former Qld ALP MP knows this all too well. Today's newspaper is tomorrow's garbage wrap.
Likewise the
Edit: that said, Allan Jones really is a jerk. :yuk:

Andu 30th Sep 2012 00:18

A major own goal scored by Alan Jones with his comments over JG's dad's death. The Labor machine will milk this with overstated mock outrage for days if not weeks.

Meanwhile,

AN ARTICLE BY STEVE FRITH IN THE POST:

GO FOR THE DIRT: PM’s advice

In an all-out, no holds barred attempt to win the next election, Julia Gillard’s new imported chief dirt digger, John McTernan, has instructed the ALP’s media department to, “pull no punches” and “let’s have a concerted attack on critics”.

At least one person is not happy with the instructions given her: “I have always voted Labor”, she said, “but this seems a bit un-Australian to discredit people who disagree with us.”

I was contacted late on Tuesday by a female member of the PM’s staff concerned at the type of instructions given by one of McTernan’s offsiders. “He was talking about stuff saying that it didn’t matter if it wasn’t quite true. He was implying that if we couldn’t get dirt on opponents, we should make some up and start blogging. He told us to complain to Facebook all at once using our home PCs and to set up multiple blogs linking them all together. We weren’t actually told to lie but that’s what I took it to mean anyway.”

Apparently Mr McTernan is a slow learner. His type of smear campaigning has failed in the UK and failed demonstrably here in Australia. It would be nice if McTernan’s instructions were in the form of a memo, but he is too smart for that.

Worrals in the wilds 30th Sep 2012 01:04

This has already failed spectacularly for the ALP in Qld. :ugh:
IMO Australian voters find gratuitous muck raking extremely distasteful. Also, the ALP Facebook faithful have already alienated even quite devoted fans with gigabytes worth of idiotic Facebook spam.

allan907 30th Sep 2012 02:06


“He was talking about stuff saying that it didn’t matter if it wasn’t quite true. He was implying that if we couldn’t get dirt on opponents, we should make some up and start blogging. He told us to complain to Facebook all at once using our home PCs and to set up multiple blogs linking them all together. We weren’t actually told to lie but that’s what I took it to mean anyway.”
One wonders whether the tactics of some on here relatively recently but now departed was a trial run for this policy and whether it was directed from on high (as suspected) or merely the misguided ramblings of easily influenced sycophants.

One gets the impression that Mr McTernan is likely to be sent packing back to the UK (and the inspiration for The Thick of It) following the spectacular collapse of his chosen instrument which caused the obliteration of the ALP at the next election.


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