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#1 Chelli

Posted 26 March 2019 - 08:38 PM

New thread time :)

Link to previous thread is here

http://www.essential...6/page__st__725

#2 Lunafreya

Posted 26 March 2019 - 08:45 PM

Gold

#3 Bethlehem Babe

Posted 26 March 2019 - 08:47 PM

Silver.

#4 purplekitty

Posted 26 March 2019 - 08:49 PM

Exasperatium.

#5 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 26 March 2019 - 08:52 PM

screaming into the void....

#6 kadoodle

Posted 26 March 2019 - 09:06 PM

Losing faith in humanity.

#7 MarigoldMadge

Posted 26 March 2019 - 09:57 PM

The AEC has given me my role and school for the election, it’s getting real.

May 11 is 6 weeks from Saturday - fingers are crossed.

#8 RynandStompy

Posted 26 March 2019 - 10:35 PM

So do we run a book on whether Latham quits ON now he's in, blaming their recent headlines.
Or do we think he's going to buddy up with Ashby to boot Pauline out of her own party and be the Misogyny King?

#9 Ruf~Feral~es

Posted 26 March 2019 - 11:48 PM

Wow. Just watched the 4 corners special. Truly terrifying.

I hope it brings about the downfall of ON, but unfortunately, I’m not sure it will.   What will it take to change the views of these people!!! Seriously.

#10 JustBeige

Posted 27 March 2019 - 04:43 AM

View PostRynandStompy, on 26 March 2019 - 10:35 PM, said:

So do we run a book on whether Latham quits ON now he's in, blaming their recent headlines.
Or do we think he's going to buddy up with Ashby to boot Pauline out of her own party and be the Misogyny King?
I don't think I could confidently take just one of those options. I think that both are hugely likely.
Probably leaning more towards the 2nd one though.

#11 Avocado tree

Posted 27 March 2019 - 06:05 AM

After watching the program last night, I do wonder how much influence John Howard still has in the Liberal party, and if he may exert some influence for the Libs to put ON last.  Ashby and Dickson seemed definitely intent on undoing Howard’s great legacy , and Howard did put them last when he was in power.  Just wonder if this might be enough.

It was a pretty damning program.  So interesting that Al Jezeera took that much time and that much money to investigate an Australian political issue.  Would it be part of a wider expose on the NRA, it just seems very unusual?

#12 Ruf~Feral~es

Posted 27 March 2019 - 10:01 AM

View PostAvocado tree, on 27 March 2019 - 06:05 AM, said:

It was a pretty damning program.  So interesting that Al Jezeera took that much time and that much money to investigate an Australian political issue.  Would it be part of a wider expose on the NRA, it just seems very unusual?

Interesting read from the journo who started the investigation three years ago.  

https://www.abc.net....ations/10939256

Seems it was aimed at the NRA initially, ON only came into it last year.

Also really interesting that Al Jazeera was willing to spend three years investigating it.  Virginia Trioli commented yesterday that that type of money for an investigation is unheard of these days.  I'm sure there will be more to come out of it, wider than just Australia and ON.

I will agree with ON on one thing - convenient timing to release it now.  Difference is that I totally agree with releasing it now.  Anything to shine a light inside that group and get rid of them is a good thing!

Knowing what nutters some of the NRA (and probably australian supporters) can be, I'd imagine these journo's will be in a bit of danger now.  I'd be hiding for a while.

Edited by Ruf~Feral~es, 27 March 2019 - 10:08 AM.


#13 purplekitty

Posted 27 March 2019 - 12:39 PM

Loathe as I am to link The Hun.
Christensen has been very quiet lately,as has the media on the subject.

Nationals MP George Christensen spent 294 days in the Philippines during a four-year period and for two consecutive years was in Manila for more days than he was in federal parliament.

The government backbencher made 28 trips between April 2014 and last June, spending 42 weeks in a country which is more than 5000km away from his marginal Queensland seat of Dawson.
Detailed travel records seen by the Herald Sun show the extent of the MP’s frequent flights, which were red-flagged in mid-2017 by authorities and raised at the highest levels of government.


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#14 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 27 March 2019 - 12:43 PM

what’s keeping you in Manila Georgie Boy?


#15 71Cath

Posted 27 March 2019 - 01:24 PM

The sense of entitlement makes me sick - he is certainly very free with tax payers money :no2:

#16 Avocado tree

Posted 27 March 2019 - 01:35 PM

He is claiming he privately funded the trips, as he should, but it’s more the lack of failing to do his job for the people of his electorate.  His job is to be travelling around his electorate talking to the people.  How do you just get to go off when ever you wish, when you have a job? His time over there was technically on the taxpayers dime.

Interesting that he went to the Phillipines so many times before meeting his fiance.  Sorry, but it is such a cliche.  Fat ugly white Aussie man can’t find a wife in Australia so has to find one where standards for a desirable husband might be a little different to here.

#17 purplekitty

Posted 27 March 2019 - 02:39 PM

Pretty nice annual leave entitlement.

#18 WTFJerk

Posted 27 March 2019 - 03:05 PM

View PostRuf~Feral~es, on 27 March 2019 - 10:01 AM, said:



I will agree with ON on one thing - convenient timing to release it now.  Difference is that I totally agree with releasing it now.  Anything to shine a light inside that group and get rid of them is a good thing!


It wasn't released before the NSW election though.

#19 71Cath

Posted 27 March 2019 - 03:10 PM

View PostAvocado tree, on 27 March 2019 - 01:35 PM, said:

He is claiming he privately funded the trips, as he should, but it’s more the lack of failing to do his job for the people of his electorate.  His job is to be travelling around his electorate talking to the people.  How do you just get to go off when ever you wish, when you have a job? His time over there was technically on the taxpayers dime.

Interesting that he went to the Phillipines so many times before meeting his fiance.  Sorry, but it is such a cliche.  Fat ugly white Aussie man can’t find a wife in Australia so has to find one where standards for a desirable husband might be a little different to here.

I have heard that he funded the trips himself, but that is hardly much better - shouldn't he be using those weeks to travel around his electorate and help the people who voted for him?

#20 JustBeige

Posted 27 March 2019 - 03:56 PM

View PostHypnic Jerk, on 27 March 2019 - 03:05 PM, said:



It wasn't released before the NSW election though.
yes funny that.

So its OK for us to be saddled with Latham but lets ditch them federally.

Argh, and the "I was pissed" excuse.. really!!

#21 Sweet.Pea

Posted 27 March 2019 - 04:22 PM

Is this a labour, liberal, greens or they are all monkeys dominated forum?

I don't support a particular party, but rather look at what the parties have previously achieved, what they hope to achieve in the future and how much chaos is going to be caused if they get into power.

ETA - something I have always questioned is the validity of franking credit refunds and negative gearing of rental properties - and now labour is addressing it as part of their election campaign.

I can see reasons for and against getting rid of both, and reducing the capital gains discount to 25 per cent, but I'm just not sold yet.

It's been put out as idealistic without much substance behind it and the difference that it will actually make.

Edited by Sweet.Pea, 27 March 2019 - 04:29 PM.


#22 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 27 March 2019 - 04:27 PM

well EB is accused of being quite left....i will out myself as someone who would never vote liberal. i think on the whole it’s quite centre...veering towards “no matter who you vote for a politician will get in..”

#23 Ruf~Feral~es

Posted 27 March 2019 - 04:30 PM

View PostHypnic Jerk, on 27 March 2019 - 03:05 PM, said:

It wasn't released before the NSW election though.

Yeah true - and we have Latham to show for it.  Damn-it - just a few days earlier would have been better.

And yes, the "I was drunk" excuse.  They certainly didn't seem intoxicated, but even if they were - all the time?  At every meeting?  Seriously.

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Is this a labour, liberal, greens or they are all monkeys dominated forum?

I'm not really sure - you'd have to read it and make up your own mind.

#24 Ruf~Feral~es

Posted 27 March 2019 - 04:31 PM

Or maybe, as my Dad used to say "They're all bastards, but some of them are my bastards".

#25 Meepy

Posted 27 March 2019 - 09:07 PM

That's why I used to vote democrats- in Don Chipp's words "to keep the bastards honest"




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