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IanG

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yes, there was a piece yesterday stating that the reason the PM's first covid jab looked a bit disorganised is because it was moved forward at the last minute. It was meant to be today but I guess there may have been reasons the PM wanted to shift focus to his jab.

BTW, noticed he was wearing, I think, an Aussie cricket top, with SCOMO on the back. Has anyone told him just how pathetic that looks?

Even worse it was a netball top, you know to demonstrate how Scummo isn't a misogynist. He apparently changed into it at the last minute. Also he was meant to get the jab with Albonese and maybe Bandt but guess what moved his jab forward to grandstand.
 
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BT Tiger

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Even worse it was a netball top, you know to demonstrate how Scummo isn't a misogynist. He apparently changed into it at the last minute. Also he was meant to get the jab with Albonese and maybe Bandt but guess what moved his jab forward to grandstand.

Such a shallow man. Nothing more than a poll-watcher this bloke.

All optics and no substance.
 
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MD Jazz

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Thats the John Sekta who was expelled from the Labor party??
After how many years of poor behaviour and thuggery? And abuse and disrespect of women? His behaviour has been tolerated & despicable for years. He is still a hero to grass roots workers.

If those complicit in this behaviour of the LNP are expelled/forced to resign/prosecuted if appropriate and held accountable (not that Sekta has really been held accountable) wouldn't that be the same?
 

tigerman

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Mar 17, 2003
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Morrison has got 4 inquiries into the alleged Ms Higgins rape case..............4 inquiries!!!! ScoMo, should be able to put a fair bit of spin on things.
 

MD Jazz

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The really depressing part of this is that despite this LNP government having all these issues as well as a litany of corrupt behaviours, if an election was held tomorrow they would almost certainly win.
I am not fully sure why that is but part of it has to be the sorry state of the opposition who imo have reduced themselves to a party that seems to believe in nothing.
Politics has been reduced to jingoism for some as well and no one plays that game better than the Libs.






Shaun Micallef

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I've worked out what's wrong with our democracy. It's representational and most of us are stupid. Plus 3-4 yearly elections mean governments play a short game. What we need is an altruistic despot bent on ensuring the continued existence of human life. We should call for tenders.
 

Baloo

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Even worse it was a netball top, you know to demonstrate how Scummo isn't a misogynist. He apparently changed into it at the last minute. Also he was meant to get the jab with Albonese and maybe Bandt but guess what moved his jab forward to grandstand.

Really? A netball top? Did he think that will make all the sexual assault allegations not his problem?
 

Brodders17

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After how many years of poor behaviour and thuggery? And abuse and disrespect of women? His behaviour has been tolerated & despicable for years. He is still a hero to grass roots workers.

If those complicit in this behaviour of the LNP are expelled/forced to resign/prosecuted if appropriate and held accountable (not that Sekta has really been held accountable) wouldn't that be the same?

Sekta is a union boss, and was a Labor member. He has never held a position within the Labor party. Blaming Labor for his behaviour is akin to blaming the Libs for the behaviour of a Murdoch.

we know those complicit in the handling of the response to the alleged rapes wont be held accountable because it appears to be the whole party. The leadership is, and always has been mostly men who have a 1950s view of women. While I reckon Morrison reference to his wife was an attempt at spin (which is typical of his actions), which backfired, it is consistent with his behaviour, highlighted recently when answering for a female colleague when she was asked hwo she was treated within the party.
 

MD Jazz

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Sekta is a union boss, and was a Labor member. He has never held a position within the Labor party. Blaming Labor for his behaviour is akin to blaming the Libs for the behaviour of a Murdoch.

we know those complicit in the handling of the response to the alleged rapes wont be held accountable because it appears to be the whole party. The leadership is, and always has been mostly men who have a 1950s view of women. While I reckon Morrison reference to his wife was an attempt at spin (which is typical of his actions), which backfired, it is consistent with his behaviour, highlighted recently when answering for a female colleague when she was asked hwo she was treated within the party.
Don't disagree on the liberal party leadership.

Sekta is a labor hero and power broker. His union have influenced selection of labor candidates for years. Has is a misogynist, scumbag. If you support the CFMEU you must endorse such behaviour. Labor accepts large donations from the CFMEU, I don't recall them electing to cut ties with them recently? Does that mean they condone his behaviour?
 
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HR

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I am not sure the Labor stand for nothing, but even if they did I would rather a party that stands for nothing than the current bunch we have.

i wonder how many of those who will continue to vote for the Libs are men who say they would take matters into their own hands if their daughter was raped, or talk big words when a women's rape makes the front of the Hun.

if you care about women's safety and vote Liberal you are a hypocrite.
Wrong
 
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Sintiger

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Don't disagree on the liberal party leadership.

Sekta is a labor hero and power broker. His union have influenced selection of labor candidates for years. Has is a misogynist, scumbag. If you support the CFMEU you must endorse such behaviour. Labor accepts large donations from the CFMEU, I don't recall them electing to cut ties with them recently? Does that mean they condone his behaviour?
The CFMMEU is a terrible organisation and a stain on a union movement as it tries to stay relevant. It has also had influence on the ALP, including the Victorian premier.
It also has donated significant funds to the ALP.
All that says to me is that political parties are all compromised and are all influenced by scum bags and organisations that have low moral thresholds.
 
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Baloo

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That's loyal of him. Craig Kelly quits the Libs because Morrisson wanted Frank Zumbo fired.
 

Brodders17

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The vibe B17.
This particular set of commentary is simply inflammatory and fallacious.
inflammatary probably, fallacious i dont think so.

I must admit I dislike the current Liberal government more than any before it because Morrison is fundamentally dishonest. not only does he lie, most pollies probably lie, or stretch the truth to some degree, or omit facts at some stage, but because he is dishonest about who he is. I used to not like the "Scotty from Marketing" nickname, but it is actually very apt.
everything that he says and does is about the photo or the quote.

i heard another of his great slogans today- 'lives and livelihoods" I wonder if they refer to the lives lost, and the livelihoods effected by his "robodebt" disaster.
 
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HR

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inflammatary probably, fallacious i dont think so.

I must admit I dislike the current Liberal government more than any before it because Morrison is fundamentally dishonest. not only does he lie, most pollies probably lie, or stretch the truth to some degree, or omit facts at some stage, but because he is dishonest about who he is. I used to not like the "Scotty from Marketing" nickname, but it is actually very apt.
everything that he says and does is about the photo or the quote.

i heard another of his great slogans today- 'lives and livelihoods" I wonder if they refer to the lives lost, and the livelihoods effected by his "robodebt" disaster.
No doubt its been a rough trot this particular term. No doubt also you will have a more passionate comment regarding.
The bush fires and the Covid happenings are something no others have dealt with in recent memory. Throw in the absolute intolerance and ease of use for any opposition group and social media lynch mob.
I don't think Australia has been more divided more in my lifetime. Yes the government needs to take responsibility for this, and move to turn it around. I also don't think the current Gov has the ability to do this by the way.
But to say that anyone who votes liberal supports rape is a tad OTT.
I've said it before, Labor need to change it up, they can't just bring the same stuff they rolled out last election with a different leader and think they have a winning formula. They might or should win, but it won't be what we need.
 

Brodders17

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But to say that anyone who votes liberal supports rape is a tad OTT.
all right, I'll agree, that it is maybe just a tad OTT. (not that i said that- I said anyone who cares for women's safety and votes for this current bunch of Libs and Nats is a hypocrite.)

events like bushfires and covid, whilst incredibly stressful for those in Government managing the response, are actually a net benefit to any government come the next election- unless they manage to completely f'up their response, like a certain President who recently became one of the few to lose after just 1 term.
 
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