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Worrals in the wilds 12th Jul 2013 07:19


With the number of Customs blokes getting busted over the last few years,they will never been seen as law enforcement.
Sure, and police never get busted for corruption. :hmm: How many have there actually been; four or five? All in Sydney of course...

There have been relatively few Customs officers busted for misdemeanours when you consider the size of the agency and the temptation that exists. Of course neither the Minister nor the CEO could come out and say that the vast majority of officers are decent, undervalued and hard working. :ugh: That would have implied that they respect and value their staff, which would be just be silly. :zzz:

Customs are not technically law enforcement because they don't swear an oath as police do, but that's got nothing to do with a couple of corruption cases.

Saying that Customs has a corruption problem is like saying that the Army has a sex scandal problem. Both make good press, but neither acknowledge the reality; that this is problem bahaviour engaged in by a small minority of people, who should (of course) be drummed out and charged as required.

Traffic_Is_Er_Was 12th Jul 2013 11:39

Didn't Customs change their uniform to ones that look better on TV?

I16 12th Jul 2013 12:30

In the last two or three years we have arrived at Melbourne airport and seen about five times a sign as you enter the customs hall that filming is taking place. Well each time the filming is taking place the lots of customs people there to welcome you to Australia are all very happy and pleasent and whosh you are through - you get to the other side and wonder was that for real.
You are brought back to earth when the filming sign is not out and there are very few staff, all grumps - long waits in endless lines and you wonder what the fodk is going on.
Someone has the answer - get your head out of your bottom and give a better service - your customers deserve it.

500N 12th Jul 2013 12:30

Worrals

I actually think that Customs are one of the better Gov't agencies
whenever I have dealt with them which is quite often.

I was specifically referring to them being viewed
as "law enforcement".

sisemen 13th Jul 2013 02:02

Good ol' Kevni - as part of his reforming zeal he's brought back nepotism


Nicholas Rudd, the son of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, has been appointed to a senior role on Labor's election campaign team.

Nicholas Rudd, 24, will act as a key adviser to his father and be a member of the prime minister's travelling party.

News Limited also reports on Saturday that Kevin Rudd's eldest son, a lawyer, was involved in drafting of the reforms of the Labor Party that the prime minister announced on Monday.

CoodaShooda 13th Jul 2013 02:34

We can't be an empire without an emperor.

Emperor Kevni the First, founder of the Rudd Dynasty.

I'm starting to wonder whether picking disfunctional leaders isn't a Sussex Street stategy to divert public attention away from what the party is really doing behind the scenes.

Who can tell me what the 50+ items of legislation that were recently rammed through without debate were and what their impact wil be?

Fliegenmong 13th Jul 2013 10:26

Who can tell me what the 50+ items of legislation that were recently rammed through without debate were and what their impact wil be?

......Good point CoodaShooda.........why didn't the opposition debate it???? They were happy for it to be 'rammed through' presumably?? :confused::ok:

At the risk of being too 'Billy Bragg' I liked this...

Bugger The Bankers THE OFFICIAL VIDEO - YouTube

Don't much fancy Alan Joyce, Leigh Clifford et all would enjoy it though, much more dignified to have the 'right' side of politics [email protected]&k you up the @rse than have the 'leftists' do it!!!:}....even if the 'leftists' bring lube....:ooh::confused:

Andu 13th Jul 2013 11:18


They were happy for it to be 'rammed through' presumably??
Fleigs, I think the Opposition screamed blue bloody murder in Parliament, but, with the conniv... sorry, help of the Greens and the 'independents', the guvvivmint applied the gag and allowed only 20 minutes of debate before forcing the legislation through.

CoodaShooda 13th Jul 2013 13:50

Andu's right Fliegs.

50+ guillotine motions supported by the greens in two weeks.

Howard used it 13 times in 12 years and the sanctimonious greens screamed blue murder each time. Nothing does more to demonstrate their hypocrisy.

The saddest bit is the MSM focussing on irrelevant personalities rather than comment on the rampant desecration of democratic principles.

Fubaar 14th Jul 2013 00:48

And now the Libs have come out with cloned American-style attack ads targeting Krudd. Every time I've been in the US and heard this type of ad, I've cringed. They're bloody awful, so why in the world are the Libs using them here? All they need to do is play a succession of clips of senior Labor Pardee politicians saying what THEY think of Krudd and leave it at that. These US-style attack ads are a misreading of Australians, a bit like too many of the John McTernan brainwaves were for Labar.

500N 14th Jul 2013 00:53

I see that Krudd is getting rid of the Carbon Tax.

Captain Sand Dune 14th Jul 2013 01:13

Gee I bet Juliar wished she had had Krudd's meedja advisors instead of the despicable McTernan.
Dunno how Krudd's meedja gurus are doing it, but they have the MSM unquestionably eating out their hands like well trained dogs.
On a slightly different topic, is it not the height of irony that Krudd is now pushing for a procedure whereby a 75% majority is required for the Liabour Pardee to depose a PM?
It's all about Kevvi, isn't it?:hmm:

sisemen 14th Jul 2013 01:17

It's all about saying what everyone wants to hear: scrap the carbon tax, turn back the boats, reform the nasty 'faceless men' system etc etc. It's not about action. If he gets back in (:yuk:) then none of this will happen or will be quietly reversed.

St Kevin is all about spin and being seen to be a "man of action". The guy is a maggot.

If he gets back in then how long is it going to be before the country wakes up and says "Oh fu*k, we were suckered again!"

500N 14th Jul 2013 01:26

Sisemen

"The guy is a maggot."

I was thinking he looks more like a Witchetty Grub !

White body, golden head :O

Worrals in the wilds 14th Jul 2013 01:59


Gee I bet Juliar wished she had had Krudd's meedja advisors instead of the despicable McTernan.
I think Kevvy's main media advisor is Kevvy, and he's good at it. More spin than a washing machine, but it's working at the moment. Kevvy's many faults notwithstanding, at least the Libs have become considerably less smug about certain victory.

And now the Libs have come out with cloned American-style attack ads targeting Krudd.
Maybe McTernan's got a new job. He'd have to find similar employment with a similar employer to keep his 457, and there are only so many political parties...:E:}

Fubaar 14th Jul 2013 02:00

To complete the North Koreanization of this once fair land, how long before the daughter - or the #### son - gets parachuted into a safe Labor seat?

Flying Binghi 14th Jul 2013 03:30


To complete the North Koreanization of this once fair land, how long before the daughter - or the #### son - gets parachuted into a safe Labor seat?
Heh, well at least it wont be the sister..:)







.

7x7 14th Jul 2013 03:34

I think Kevin Rudd will - if he hasn't already - achieve one thing in his second go as PM. He will make quite a few people think that Julia Gillard wasn't all that bad after all.

That's quite an achievement, when you think of it.

Captain Sand Dune 14th Jul 2013 04:36


To complete the North Koreanization of this once fair land, how long before the daughter - or the #### son - gets parachuted into a safe Labor seat?
From The Strayian of 13 Jul:


KEVIN Rudd's eldest son has been appointed to a senior role on Labor's election campaign team.
Nicholas Rudd, 24, will act as a key adviser to his father and be a member of the Prime Minister's travelling party.
News Limited reports that Nicholas Rudd, a lawyer, was involved in drafting of the reforms of the Labor Party that the Prime Minister announced on Monday.
It says the younger Rudd has quickly become a valuable member of the team and his contribution is being seen as "impressive".
"He is very smart, and is of enormous value to us, for many reasons," one senior insider said.
Mr Rudd said his son, who has just finished three years working with Clayton Utz in commercial arbitration, would play a major role in the government's election campaign.

"He is smart. And was employed on his merits", the Prime Minister said.
"Employed on his merits"......sure he was Kev.:rolleyes:

CoodaShooda 14th Jul 2013 06:57

Surely there is great merit in being the son of the Emperor. :zzz:

Memo to the meeja. I'd still like to know what the government is actually doing while the circus is in town. :mad:


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