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SOPS 20th Oct 2013 00:34

I'm liking the Immigration Minister more everyday:ok:

500N 20th Oct 2013 00:45

Gallows ?

Greenpeace like it "au natural" and have you seen the size of the bears in that place ? They are massive.

Drop them near a mother and cubs and leave the rest as Greenpeace likes,
"to nature" :ok:


So do I :ok:

I couldn't believe it when he sent that memo out over how to refer to AS.
That would have made the fluffies have a heart attack :ok:

SOPS 20th Oct 2013 01:23

What, with the return of TPVs and that memo, they will be positively exploding at the seams, but there is nothing they can do about it.

And just who the hell funds the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre? Sounds like another huggy fluff thing that needs closing down.

500N 20th Oct 2013 01:28

On Politics for a moment, on the Radio the other day I heard the Opposition spokeman for Immigration speaking, the usual 30 second sound bit after the
Minister of Immigration had spoken (his press conference).

So it seems now the Opposition have their places, they are starting to respond
which is good to see.

That does leave the question open of the new method of election of a Labour leader and the delay in getting people into position gives a new Gov't one hell of a leg up by allowing easy time to settle in etc.

Just my HO.

Did anyone read the Article on the Labor Deputy leader, Tanya P ??????.
In the Age and others like SMH.

Worth reading as she is being shown as the shining light for the future.

500N 20th Oct 2013 20:45

You have to love Labor. Now out of Gov't but wanting to claim credit for the drop in boat arrivals. They had how many years to fix it ?

"The race to claim credit for the drop in asylum seeker boat arrivals has begun, with both the Coalition and Labor insisting their approach is responsible for slowing the boats.

On Sunday, Labor's immigration spokesman, Richard Marles, and former immigration minister Tony Burke suggested Labor is behind the recent drop in boat arrivals, not the newly elected Coalition government."

Both sides claim credit for slowing boat arrivals

SOPS 20th Oct 2013 21:34

You read my mind 500 , 6 years to stop it, but claim victory in opposition.:ugh:

500N 21st Oct 2013 01:55

Interesting report on Aussies views re Immigration / AS
Interesting report on Aussies views re Immigration / AS.

The bit quoted below is what quite a few of us have been saying.
It also shows one of the reasons Labor was kicked out.

Australians back immigration but not boat people: Scanlon-Monash Mapping Social Cohesion report

"Eighty-four per cent of people said that multiculturalism has been good for Australia ... in contrast to that, only 18 per cent of people thought that those arriving by boat and claiming asylum should be eligible for permanent residence,” Professor Markus said. “That’s really a characteristic of Australians ... high level of support for immigration, for the humanitarian program, but not for people coming by boat.”"

Australians back immigration but not boat people: Scanlon-Monash Mapping Social Cohesion report

PinkusDickus 21st Oct 2013 02:13

I reckon Pickering has his finger on the public pulse.


500N 21st Oct 2013 02:27

This is the message we should have sent a long time ago ;)


parabellum 21st Oct 2013 06:20

I'd have kept the outboard!

SOPS 21st Oct 2013 11:40

Quick question. Has Mr Bandt been out fighting any fires today, or just sipping lattes and harping on about climate stuff?

500N 21st Oct 2013 23:37

Nice to see the UN sticking it's nose in

Clear link between climate change and bushfires: UN adviser warns Tony Abbott

A senior United Nations climate change official says there is ''absolutely'' a link between climate change and bushfires and has warned that the Coalition government will pay a high political and financial price for its decision scrap carbon pricing.

In an interview with CNN's Christine Amanpour on Monday, the head of the UN's climate change negotiations, Christiana Figueres, said there was a clear link between climate change and bushfires such as those raging in New South Wales.

Clear link between climate change and bushfires: UN adviser warns Tony Abbott

bosnich71 22nd Oct 2013 03:57

Just a thought, but does anyone on Prune have any data on bushfires in China ? ;)

500N 22nd Oct 2013 04:04

The UN would ignore it as it doesn't fit their agenda.

Just like they ignore Indonesia because they aren't a signatory re Refugees.

Jeps 22nd Oct 2013 04:07

If we have the discussion with the premise that climate change does contribute to bush fires and other extreme weather phenomena then regardless wouldn't a country like Australia acting on it merely be symbolic if the likes of China and India etc. do absolutely nothing about it?

500N 22nd Oct 2013 04:10


Especially when you consider what China spews into the atmosphere on a daily basis reminds me of photos of the Industrial revolution in the UK.

Solid Rust Twotter 22nd Oct 2013 04:43

Please remind me again how keeping the Carbon Tax in place will prevent all those nasty old bush fires? Not being an acolyte of the True Religion, the connection is not as clear to me as it must be to those who Truly Believe.....:hmm:

Flying Binghi 22nd Oct 2013 04:48

Heck, 8,999 to date :ooh: Whoda thunk politics could be so interesting..;)

Worrals in the wilds 22nd Oct 2013 06:12

Please remind me again how keeping the Carbon Tax in place will prevent all those nasty old bush fires?
And why (yet again :zzz:) the Greens have nothing to say about the devastating impact wreaked on native animals and vulnerable bushland by bushfires. They could be out there helping injured koalas et al rather than spewing the usual 'Repent Ye Sinners cos it's all your fault' bile that they come up with every time there's a natural disaster. :bored:

Anyone would think their primary agenda was not about protecting the environment...:hmm::hmm:

Even if I agreed with him (which I don't) there's a time and a place for political/idealogical grandstanding and finger pointing, and the time is not while people's houses are still burning down. The same goes for the UN so it's lucky they're completely irrelevant and no-one gives a toss what they have to say.

And IIRC, no temporary 'everyone take a nice, deep breath' shutdowns! :ok:

david1300 22nd Oct 2013 06:59

Takes a deep breath (chokes on smoke:{) and acknowledges the great moderating there has been:ok: an occasional :ouch: handed out, a few :=, quite a few of these :ugh::yuk::confused:

Overall :D:D thank you

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