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Giardiasis

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not sure why this is in the politics thread?

i was expecting a post from you outlining why the conservative governments proposed ban on secondary boycotts is an affront to people's liberty.
Couldn’t dig up a privatise the ABC thread or the crazy harpies thread. What they are discussing is political, as is the question of what to do with the ABC. Any comments on it, or was it all fairly reasonable to you?
 
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Brodders17

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Couldn’t dig up a privatise the ABC thread or the crazy harpies thread. What they are discussing is political, as is the question of what to do with the ABC. Any comments on it, or was it all fairly reasonable to you?
i havent seen it. heard some of the comments but dont have the context. at the least it appears the show should have had opposing views.

any view on the secondary boycott views the libs want to bring in?
 

Giardiasis

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i havent seen it. heard some of the comments but dont have the context. at the least it appears the show should have had opposing views.

any view on the secondary boycott views the libs want to bring in?
I provided a link, watch for yourself.

I’m not really sure how you would make boycott’s illegal, but it’s not something I’d support. Sounds like another example of the Liberals showing their true socialist colours.
 

TigerMasochist

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A very interesting article relating to an 'ex-Chinese spy' who is trying to defect to Australia.

Hopefully, the Australian Govt shows some balls and stops him from being sent back to certain death.


Thoughts?
We'll probably **** things up n bow to whatever China wants. No surprise at all that this **** is still going on year after year after year. Chinese, Russians, Septics n all the other little bit players in between just constantly manipulating n rummaging around interfering with how countries are run from behind the scenes. At least with those bloody mad terrorist mobs, they have no subtlety or finesse n just try to **** everyone over as hard as they can.
 

Legends of 2017

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Typical politicians. Not that long ago Victorian mp's got huge pay rises for effectively nothing. Big outcry but the response from them was they can't do anything about it because it was decided by an independent party. Fair enough. Now, these same mp's are complaining that they have to justify their travel allowance expenditure. This decision was brought in by the same independent body, after some outrageous rorting(if you or I did something similar it would be could theft and we would be charged). These mp's are demanding that the ruling be reversed.
Hypocrites. No wonder the public's opinion of politicians are at an all time low.
 
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Baloo

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hmmm, that fair and balanced poster seems to have missed the fact the Greens voted down the ETS when they had a chance to bring it in. Net result was a massive lurch to towards the anti-CC thinking driven by the coal industry in Aus.
 
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TT33

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I tend to believe that ALL political parties & politicians need to share the blame for Australias current fire situation, some more than others. They have all voted at some stage or other to suit their own political aims rather than what is best for our country as a whole.
All of them should hang their heads in shame. I'm totally disgusted with our current politicians, not one of them deserves to be in parliament.
I don't believe that Malcolm Fraser or Bob Hawk would have let this sort of situation prevail.
 
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Baloo

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Fraser & Hawke didn't have to deal with the world power broker that is Murdoch.

Murdoch controls much of the media in Australia, UK and USA. Unsurprisingly he has little control in New Zealand & Canada.
 

TigerMasochist

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I tend to believe that ALL political parties & politicians need to share the blame for Australias current fire situation, some more than others. They have all voted at some stage or other to suit their own political aims rather than what is best for our country as a whole.
All of them should hang their heads in shame. I'm totally disgusted with our current politicians, not one of them deserves to be in parliament.
Fraser n Hawke way to far back to be relevant to much now, but yep to the rest. Wouldn't waste my time or water stopping to pee on a politician if one of they was on fire in the street these days. Nothing relevant or important about any of them.
 

TigerForce

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Iran just bombed US (and Aussie?) troops in Iraq.

Are we still the Yanks' little brother who follows orders?
 
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leon

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Iran just bombed US (and Aussie?) troops in Iraq.

Are we still the Yanks' little brother who follows orders?
Some things never change. Didn't you notice Scomo crawling all over Trump when he visited the US? Best mates/chums (especially as US have got same old reassurance that we'll commit our military's lives to their lost causes, and the continuing strong trade deficit in their favour). Scomo seemed to think sucking up to Trump baby was great for his approval ratings back home.
Been the same since "all the way with LBJ" or even WW11 with Macarthur really.
 

Giardiasis

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Where are all the Trump haters? The guy is a war criminal and what do we get? Tumbleweed. He says something offensive to some identity group, WOAH the world is gonna end.
 
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antman

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Agree, he is a war criminal.

Plus, he's a dope. Just did more to unite a fractious Iran more than anyone inside the country could have.
 
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TigerMasochist

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Iran just bombed US (and Aussie?) troops in Iraq.

Are we still the Yanks' little brother who follows orders?
Think they might have missed n just dug a few fairly large holes in the ground.

Perhaps we might need to buddy up with the Chinese or Russians if we feel the need to be safe, or maybe Jacky Widodo over in Indonesia.


Doesn't rain but it pours sometimes. Iranians chuck a couple of rockets at the Septics n a couple of hours later a plane shits itself on take off from Iran airport n there's about 180 dead. Third Boeing jet to **** itself just after take off in a very short period of time.
 

Brodders17

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It is good to see Craig Kelly being called out for his use of the typical Lib/Nat practice of abusing people who disagree with them.
particularly funny when he has no qualifications at all that are relevant to climate change, being a former furniture salesman, and i am sure everyone knows the science background of the 'weather girl'/