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DavidSSS

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That business with Keneally is easy solved - dump her in Fitzgibbon's seat which he is vacating (Kristina - win the seat or be damned) and Tu Le can contest the Sydney seat.

I should be hired as a political fixer!

DS
 

22nd Man

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With Porter it's not so much the "crime" but the cover up that will bring him down. he is now a dead weight. ScoMo will be weighing up if can carry him through the election or does keeping him provide an easy target for opposition and so a constant distraction. Cynically though how many people will change their vote based on whether Porter stays or goes?
 

eZyT

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.. :oops:

As if we needed any confirmation that these *smile* don't give a *smile* about any of the foundations of democracy.

this is appalling.

Why and how do they keep raising the bar on corruption, we ask?

cause they keep getting away with it.

and why do they keep getting away with it is the next obvious question?

and the answer cannot exclude the suggestion that Anthony Albonese is almost entirely useless.

Forget Murdoch. Albonese is the only man who can deliver us another 4 years of LNP imho
 
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tigerman

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An interesting development with Australia signing a trilateral agreement with the USA and the UK for nuclear submarines.

Looks like Australia is going nuclear.

 

eZyT

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An interesting development with Australia signing a trilateral agreement with the USA and the UK for nuclear submarines.

Looks like Australia is going nuclear.



It would be more diligent for Australia to publicly (or privately if your LNP) burn a big $100b pile of green hundreds on the ground of Parliament House,

than buy submarines.

we *smile* it up acutely every single time.

I reckon there must be a joke about Australia and submarines told at embassy dinner parties the world over.

these ones will get delivered 20 years after China assembles a fleet of sea-water powered invisible super sonic unsinkable subs
 
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scottyturnerscurse

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It would be more diligent for Australia to publicly (or privately if your LNP) burn a big $100b pile of green hundreds on the ground of Parliament House,

than buy submarines.

we *smile* it up acutely every single time.

I reckon there must be a joke about Australia and submarines told at embassy dinner parties the world over.

these ones will get delivered 20 years after China assembles a fleet of sea-water powered invisible super sonic unsinkable subs
Burning $100b on the lawn would be better because at least it would keep a few people warm during a Canberra winter.

Subs without nukes are useless. A monstrous waste of cash.
 
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tigerman

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It would be more diligent for Australia to publicly (or privately if your LNP) burn a big $100b pile of green hundreds on the ground of Parliament House,

than buy submarines.

we *smile* it up acutely every single time.

I reckon there must be a joke about Australia and submarines told at embassy dinner parties the world over.

these ones will get delivered 20 years after China assembles a fleet of sea-water powered invisible super sonic unsinkable subs
And then there's the F35 fiasco.
 
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IanG

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and why do they keep getting away with it is the next obvious question?

and the answer cannot exclude the suggestion that Anthony Albonese is almost entirely useless.

Forget Murdoch. Albonese is the only man who can deliver us another 4 years of LNP imho

I think you underestimate the Murdoch effect.
 
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MB78

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I think today’s announcement of closer ties with USA and the UK had to be done. China with its actions in the South China Sea and it’s large build up of military force make Australia a prime target for its bully boy tactics.
 
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IanG

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An interesting development with Australia signing a trilateral agreement with the USA and the UK for nuclear submarines.

Looks like Australia is going nuclear.


So the deal with France goes to waste for an even more expensive deal. Yet we can't fund essential services properly.
 
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eZyT

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I think you underestimate the Murdoch effect.

not at all.

Morrison keep handing Labour free hits, and they dont even swing a punch, let alone land one.

Can you recall seeing Albonese looking down the camera and getting stuck into them on The ABC or in The guardian?

The only blokes swinging are Turnbull and Shorten.

Porter has just publicly accepted $1m in a brown paper bag. there should be blood flowing in the streets of Canberra.
 
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IanG

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I think today’s announcement of closer ties with USA and the UK had to be done. China with its actions in the South China Sea and it’s large build up of military force make Australia a prime target for its bully boy tactics.

So we antagonise them even further with a deal that will be useless in the future.
 

IanG

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not at all.

Morrison keep handing Labour free hits, and they dont even swing a punch, let alone land one.

Can you recall seeing Albonese looking down the camera and getting stuck into them on The ABC or in The guardian?

The only blokes swinging are Turnbull and Shorten.

Porter has just publicly accepted $1m in a brown paper bag. there should be blood flowing in the streets of Canberra.

Could he be more effective? Sure. I still think the Murdoch effect is huge.
 
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BT Tiger

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So we're going nuclear but only for propulsion, not weaponry. What's the go with the $90B french subs? Do we get a refund? Or is it a bit like JobKeeper?

Also it was hilarious that Biden seemed to forget Scott Morrison's name, referring to him as "that bloke down under" before awkwardly trailing off.
 

Baloo

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Could he be more effective? Sure. I still think the Murdoch effect is huge.
Agree. Just look at what happened in the States. Trump was elected because a large section of the media carried his message, amplified his message and lied. He even tried to subvert an election and take over parliament by force, yet he's still free and his party and subverting every attempt to hold people accountable. Australia isn't there yet, but lets not forget the media org that made trump what he is and continues to support him is Australian.

The opposition are too timid at the moment. Albo and the relevant shadow ministers should be pushing to get on every media outlet to scream about the corruption. Or maybe they are waiting to unleash in the run up to the election.

Regardless though, the Libs have shown just how much a Government can get away with. Only the naive will think the next Government wont take the same liberties.
 
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IanG

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Regardless though, the Libs have shown just how much a Government can get away with. Only the naive will think the next Government wont take the same liberties.

Absolutely they get away with 'murder' so they will just get worse and worse. This if nothing else is a reason to vote them out.
 

MB78

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So we antagonise them even further with a deal that will be useless in the future.


What would you do then? And how is it useless in the future?

And I don’t see how this is a useless pact. The way I see it is the USA and UK are openly telling China and other countries they have our back.
 
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eZyT

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Absolutely they get away with 'murder' so they will just get worse and worse.

Dunno about 'murder', but one could certainly form the opinion that they got away with

'anal rape leading to suicide'
 
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