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Re: Trouble in Aus State Politics

Post by horace on Fri 02 Jun 2017, 06:17

Huzzah....Grub McDonald gaoled for ten years.

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Has more charges to be heard later this year.
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Post by horace on Fri 02 Jun 2017, 06:21

Has also lost his Parliamentary Super. Well done to the NSW Parliament for the legislative changes which enabled this.

I had the misfortune to meet McDonald in the 70s when he styled himself as a mover and shaker.
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Post by skully on Fri 02 Jun 2017, 06:44

Another Labor grub bites the dust. snoopy-dance
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Post by horace on Fri 02 Jun 2017, 07:10

skully wrote:Another Labor grub bites the dust. snoopy-dance

Fixed....unhappily grubs infest all sides of politics....somehow I think corrupt behaviour on the palest pink side of Oz politics is worse...I expect higher standards from them and that the browns are always open to corruption. While we may not be Brazil the lack of federal govt version of ICAC is a real problem. There is no examination of the behaviour of former pollies (notably Downer's involvement in spying on E Timor and his subsequent fat 'consultancy' with Woodside - was the company in receipt of intelligence obtained or aware of the spying?).
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Post by skully on Fri 02 Jun 2017, 10:12

I see MacDonald drew a large amount from his Super, hoping to avoid the carnage of a lost court case. The NSW Govt will have that back too, thank you.
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Post by horace on Fri 02 Jun 2017, 10:54

skully wrote:I see MacDonald drew a large amount from his Super, hoping to avoid the carnage of a lost court case. The NSW Govt will have that back too, thank you.

with an interest bill that will make him grind his teeth
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Post by Bradman on Sat 03 Jun 2017, 01:24

horace wrote:
skully wrote:Another Labor grub bites the dust. snoopy-dance

Fixed....unhappily grubs infest all sides of politics....somehow I think corrupt behaviour on the palest pink side of Oz politics is worse...I expect higher standards from them and that the browns are always open to corruption. While we may not be Brazil the lack of federal govt version of ICAC is a real problem. There is no examination of the behaviour of former pollies (notably Downer's involvement in spying on E Timor and his subsequent fat 'consultancy' with Woodside - was the company in receipt of intelligence obtained or aware of the spying?).

And real time disclosure rules, and a maximum donation level that requires more than a dozen paper bags to hit a quarter mil, and a real tightening of benefits along with a punishment regime that reflects the fact that its theft and corruption and not parking in a disabled spot.

The E Timor crap along with stuff like Whitlam's woeful record in that part of the world are merely realpolitik and all you can do is quietly hate the fact. Been binge watching Homeland and the absolute hypocrisy and arrogance of Saul and Carrie et al have me rooting for the terrorists. And why didn't the CIA just kill that mad bitch halfway through series two.
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Re: Trouble in Aus State Politics

Post by horace on Tue 25 Jul 2017, 03:35

Yowza Yowza.

In the early 90s with other bureaucrats I did a bit of work - which failed - on arrangements for the Murray Darling Basin. Then as now flow of the system in our fragile drought prone climate was central.

As is ever the case it is the communities downstream who wear the sins of omission or commission of those upstream.

Years later in my exile in the Chip Central nursing home I followed the political economy of Cubby Station. The dams there can hold several times the capacity of Sydney Harbour. Don't know the current figure but Cubby in those days paid $100k pa. Cubby probably still is the largest cotton grower. Water is the major input. Then Prem Beattie was keen to buy Cubby out. The local Chippies went so crazy that Beattie gutlessly pulled the pin.

Last nights 4 Corners documented water theft in nw NSW. Collusion between cotton irrigators and the current State Government was outlined. ICAC will take an interest.

Australia has no business growing cotton or paddy rice.

The program interviewed poor bastards in Broken Hill who have been rat farked by irrigators upstream.

Further downstream through the MDB our historic craziness about water continues to play out. Open drain irrigation continues to be wasteful and dark up ancient water tables.

Will be interesting to see how this plays out. Mad Barnaby is the Fed Minister. Will be interesting to see what he does.

Personally I refuse to buy Oz cotton or rice.
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Post by lardbucket on Tue 25 Jul 2017, 10:24

A very distressing program, that one.

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Re: Trouble in Aus State Politics

Post by skully on Sun 29 Oct 2017, 01:34

Looks like the Banjos will be voting in a State Election soon. Palace-shay is off to call one shortly, apparently*, but not before she pays her Nan a Sunday visit.
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Post by JGK on Sun 29 Oct 2017, 01:38

One Nation will be a massive wild card. It's not out of the question that no party can form government. I can't see that the LNP would go into a coalition with ON as it will probably kill their Federal prospects.

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Post by skully on Sun 29 Oct 2017, 03:55

JGK wrote:One Nation will be a massive wild card.   It's not out of the question that no party can form government.   I can't see that the LNP would go into a coalition with ON as it will probably kill their Federal prospects.

Now that would be hella funny.

Is the process of going to an early election and being caned now called "being Teresa-ed"?
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Post by horace on Sun 29 Oct 2017, 04:53

Stoopid call. Will be reduced to a smaller majority but still claiming a mandate for the criminal Adarni. The nazis may win more seats than the NLP Fascists.
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Re: Trouble in Aus State Politics

Post by embee on Wed 22 Nov 2017, 15:36

Barry Urban

pinko wozzie

seems to have bullshitted about his background

wore a fake police service medal on Anzac Day ( claimed to have been issued the wrong medal then admitted he had bought it online)

now it looks like his Uni degree might be bogus too

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Post by taipan on Wed 22 Nov 2017, 18:48

embee wrote:Barry Urban

pinko wozzie

seems to have bullshitted about his background

wore a fake police service medal on Anzac Day ( claimed to have been issued the wrong medal then admitted he had bought it online)

now it looks like his Uni degree might be bogus too


Bit is he a true dinkum Aussie?
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Post by Fred Nerk on Wed 22 Nov 2017, 20:55

B. Urban....don't tell me, his Pinko Club membership was sponsored by a Mr James Beam and seconded by a Mr John Daniels.

To answer Taip's question: maybe not. He was born in England (assuming he didn't also make that up)

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Post by embee on Wed 22 Nov 2017, 23:15

taipan wrote:
embee wrote:Barry Urban

pinko wozzie

seems to have bullshitted about his background

wore a fake police service medal on Anzac Day ( claimed to have been issued the wrong medal then admitted he had bought it online)

now it looks like his Uni degree might be bogus too


Bit is he a true dinkum Aussie?
state pollies dont have to be
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Post by JGK on Thu 23 Nov 2017, 10:05

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/expremier-ray-oconnor-was-a-sexaholic-not-killer/news-story/430831595ee0b0ef2e89cc536d533925

Former West Australian premier Ray O’Connor was a “sexaholic” who admitted to regularly paying prostitutes but always denied knowing Perth brothel madam Shirley Finn or playing a role in her brutal murder, a coronial inquest has been told.

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Post by horace on Thu 23 Nov 2017, 18:15

QBilly election tomorrow. No Notion could poll as high as 30% and enter coalition with the brownies. Interesting times ahead.
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Post by JGK on Thu 23 Nov 2017, 23:52

horace wrote:QBilly election tomorrow. No Notion could poll as high as 30% and enter coalition with the brownies. Interesting times ahead.


Latest polls have ALP winning and ON vote being underwhelming.

So time to put some cash on the LNP.

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Post by horace on Fri 24 Nov 2017, 01:41

JGK wrote:
horace wrote:QBilly election tomorrow. No Notion could poll as high as 30% and enter coalition with the brownies. Interesting times ahead.


Latest polls have ALP winning and ON vote being underwhelming.

So time to put some cash on the LNP.

Astute kiddie
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Post by horace on Fri 24 Nov 2017, 01:43

This is the one event that Skully cannot be blamed for.

I blame ???

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Post by horace on Sun 26 Nov 2017, 00:28

horace wrote:
JGK wrote:
horace wrote:QBilly election tomorrow. No Notion could poll as high as 30% and enter coalition with the brownies. Interesting times ahead.


Latest polls have ALP winning and ON vote being underwhelming.

So time to put some cash on the LNP.

Astute kiddie

Chipville election leaves us scratching our bonces. Looks like the Radishes may be the govt as either a minority or with a small majority.

No Notion vampire muzzled Brown Shirt votes, but are unlikely to get more than one or two seats. Delightful to see the filthy Roberts get done like a dinner in Ippy. RD would have grinned.

The big story up there was the rejection of the Adarni coal mine. Given the ordinary quality of the Radishes and the innate conservatism of the bible bashing QBillies, the failure of the Brown Shirts and the collapse of their vote was remarkable.

Don't know, what if any, are the implications at a national level. It is however clear there will be more brawls between the tory and fascist factions of the Liberal Party.
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Post by lardbucket on Sun 26 Nov 2017, 04:32

Hopefully it's the demise of One Nation, not just Roberts (btw has he accepted the vote as scientifically proven?)

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Post by horace on Sun 26 Nov 2017, 20:21

lardbucket wrote:Hopefully it's the demise of One Nation, not just Roberts (btw has he accepted the vote as scientifically proven?)

Unhappily no. They outpolled the Tories in some seats. The result will further embolden Erics Anazi and other far right extremists in Truffles' caucus.
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