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allan907 19th Jun 2012 01:15

Just goes to show that, away from the true believers and the ABC, Gillard is shown up for the klutz that she really is.

Totally, totally out of her depth :( Fortunately 60% of Australians already know this. :ok:

Worrals in the wilds 19th Jun 2012 03:37

"Follow our economic lead"?
What, grab a shovel? :E
Nothing profitable to shovel? Then you've got problems...:eek:

david1300 19th Jun 2012 06:34

THE PM has been publicly slapped down at the G20 summit by the President of the European Commission for lecturing Europe on how to solve its economic crisis.
In an embarrassing swipe at the PM, on the first day of the official meeting of leaders gathered at the Mexican luxury resort region of Los Cabos, EC President Jose Manuel Barroso said he would not be lectured by anyone.
"Frankly, we are not coming here to receive lessons in terms of democracy or in terms of how to handle the economy," he said.
Yesterday the PM drew fire from business leaders attending the high powered talk fest, after telling Europe it should take lessons from Australia on how to manage an economy.

PM Julia Gillard 'slapped down' at G20 summit by the President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso | Breaking National News & Australian News | The Courier-Mail

I have nothing more to add :oh::\

RJM 19th Jun 2012 07:59

Gillard's lectures to the G20 are likely to be aimed at voters back in Oz - if so it's another example of the PM's office getting the strategy wrong.

allan907 19th Jun 2012 08:04

What was an internal embarrassment is now on the world stage. Good one Jooliar.

It probably was intended for Oz voters but all it's done is to increase the cringe-o-meter reading and affect the polls even more.

Talk about shooting ones self in the foot.

Worrals in the wilds 19th Jun 2012 10:46

EC President Jose Manuel Barroso said he would not be lectured by anyone.
Back in the boomtown days they were happy enough to lecture everyone else.
Remember what a bunch of big meanies we were for having the gall to enforce an immigration policy? Small town bigots because we had protection for our own produce (usually due to quarantine regs) and wouldn't accept their dodgy cheese and crap wine gluts at even crappier rates? :hmm:

Andu 19th Jun 2012 11:28

But proving she has the thickest skin in the business, Our Julia assures us all that Snr Barroso was not aiming his comments towards her.

Can you imagine the comments over the gents urinals in the executive suite of that conference? Peter Sellers and 'The Mouse That Roared' - without the capture of the ticking football - comes immediately to mind. The only problem with that analogy is that I don't think that today's RAN could muster a tugboat that would make it to New York harbour.

RJM 19th Jun 2012 13:20

Meanwhile at home, Fairfax Media - a bastion of Left reporting with subsequent declining readership is being defended against the spectre of editorial influence by share-buyer Gina Rinehart by Left intelligentsia like David Marr and Robert Manne. They, and Treasurer Swan, are demanding Rinehart sign a document guaranteeing the paper 'editorial independence'. Conway disagrees with Swan's concerns, but Turnbull seems to be on the side of the Left here.

Why can't the market decide whether a media product prospers or not?

RJM 19th Jun 2012 13:23

But proving she has the thickest skin in the business
Absolutely, Andu. More like a carapace, like a tortiose, than a skin. Plus she has a very effective pair of blinkers.

Andu 19th Jun 2012 22:20

Could this explain why we didn't have an "arrival" yesterday?

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Buster Hyman 19th Jun 2012 23:30

Have the true believers blamed Abbott for last nights Earthquake yet?

david1300 20th Jun 2012 01:35

And so it begins for us struggling in small business:

-----Original Message-----
From: Ixx Byyyyy [mailto:ibxxxxxx.com.au]
Sent: Wednesday, 20 June 2012 10:11 AM
To: [email protected]

Dear Customer,

We wish to advise customers that prices on custom cartons, corrugated board, stock cartons and sheets will increase 1.8% effective 1st July 2012.

Our major board suppliers have advised that this increase is the first part of major price increases as the direct and indirect effects of the carbon tax work through their business and the wider economy.

We regret this increase but remind customers that these increases are part of the Federal Government's stated intentions for the carbon tax.

Please do not hesitate to call me should you have any concerns.

Ixx Byyyyyyy

david1300 20th Jun 2012 02:15

This was posted on FB last night by someone who I have never before seen to make any political comment at all. I guess it reflects how some (maybe most) of the public feel.


Andu 20th Jun 2012 03:40

Today's boat made it safely to its final destination, bypassing Christmas Island. Because of "health issues" of some of the passengers, they will be taken directly to Darwin. (A more likely explanation: Christmas Island is over capacity.)

If health issues ensure a direct trip to the mainland without the annoying stopover on Christmas Island, you can guarantee that someone will be tasked with coughing up blood (or whatever) on each boat after today's arrival.

How many days is it now to the election?

Pinky the pilot 20th Jun 2012 05:26

How many days is it now to the election?
Too flamin' many, Mate!

bob johns 20th Jun 2012 05:31

bob johns
TOO FCUKING MANY .Its embarrassing to be an Australian .

Andu 20th Jun 2012 07:27

News just in - two boats today with a total of 129 pax plus crew.

CHAIRMAN 20th Jun 2012 11:53

Guess the crew will be up for a quick turn around then:eek:

SOPS 20th Jun 2012 17:13

So how many boats is it this week???:ugh:

david1300 21st Jun 2012 03:15

And don't forget about this
THE Australian-funded $300 million Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute set up by former prime minister Kevin Rudd has squandered taxpayers' money for negligible results, ex-staff say.
And according to a survey of the institute's 190 members, which include businesses, governments and institutions from around the world, many were ''fed up with the lack of focus and fast losing patience'' with its work.
Undertaken in 2010, the survey, which has been obtained by The Sunday Age, found 31 per cent of all members believed the organisation was ''fast losing its relevance and must start to demonstrate greater value to members immediately''. Another 48 per cent said it had done a good job to set itself up but ''it's important it now starts to achieve more''.
http://images.smh.com.au/2012/06/16/...9232-200x0.jpg Illustration: Matt Golding

The institute's new chief executive, Brad Page, said it was now refocusing its approach, but conceded the original $100 million a year ''seed funding'' given to the organisation - launched with great enthusiasm by Mr Rudd in 2009 to ''lead the world'' in the greenhouse gas reduction technology - was too much for the fledgling body to manage efficiently.
''It's actually impossible to spend that amount of money responsibly,'' Mr Page told The Sunday Age.
Documents released under freedom-of-information laws show a staggering $54.25 million was spent on ''operational expenses'' in the institute's first two years.
Among those expenses were numerous first-class air fares for board members and lavish overseas trips for more than 15 of the institute's Australia-based staff to attend meetings in France and Japan, where they stayed in five-star hotels and were catered for by top chefs.
But for all its high-powered meetings, former staff and industry observers say the Canberra-based institute has never had a clear focus, and this has led to millions of dollars being invested in overseas projects that have been of negligible benefit to Australia.

Read more: Carbon millions squandered

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