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Re: Aus Federal Politics thread (XII)

Post by lardbucket on Mon 07 Mar 2016, 11:18

Not a Federal issue, perhaps, but Rob Pyne has quit the Queensland ALP and the parties are now 42:42 with 5 unaffiliated members holding the balance of power.

No challenge from Cyborg anticipated at this stage.

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Re: Aus Federal Politics thread (XII)

Post by horace on Mon 07 Mar 2016, 19:04

The MM apparently lobbied heavily for Credlin to get the job as Sex Discrimination Commissioner and her hubby the job as Ambassador to the Vatican

Sensibly, Truffles knocked this proposal on the head.
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Re: Aus Federal Politics thread (XII)

Post by skully on Mon 07 Mar 2016, 23:05

Have to say I'm very disappointed if Abbott is now just going out of his way to destabilise the Govt. But everything I've heard coming out of Canberra seems to indicate this.
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Re: Aus Federal Politics thread (XII)

Post by horace on Mon 07 Mar 2016, 23:38

skully wrote:Have to say I'm very disappointed if Abbott is now just going out of his way to destabilise the Govt. But everything I've heard coming out of Canberra seems to indicate this.

Good for you Skullywag..
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Re: Aus Federal Politics thread (XII)

Post by horace on Wed 09 Mar 2016, 23:07

Windsor go run against Joyce in new England electorate.

Wish Bodyline would return
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Re: Aus Federal Politics thread (XII)

Post by JGK on Wed 09 Mar 2016, 23:09

horace wrote:Windsor go run against Joyce in new England  electorate.

Wish Bodyline would return


This is good for the LNP in light of the likely long election campaign coming up. BJ couldn't possibly go for 7weeks on the national stage without some monumental stuff up. This way, he will have to spend more time in New England trying to get re-elected.

And even if Windsor wins, he will be more likely to support a Turnbull-lead; Barnaby-less coalition than the ALP.

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Re: Aus Federal Politics thread (XII)

Post by horace on Wed 09 Mar 2016, 23:18

Spot on. .

Think Truffles has had a bad week or two. The MM has had worse.
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Re: Aus Federal Politics thread (XII)

Post by horace on Thu 10 Mar 2016, 01:23

As an RD memorial, I hope Bronny wins pre-selection. I hope Skully is doing everything he can to achieve the result.


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Re: Aus Federal Politics thread (XII)

Post by skully on Thu 10 Mar 2016, 03:19

Would if I could, h. The wee ugly man would be cheering.
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Re: Aus Federal Politics thread (XII)

Post by horace on Thu 10 Mar 2016, 03:40

Huzzah!
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Re: Aus Federal Politics thread (XII)

Post by skully on Thu 10 Mar 2016, 07:09

IMHO, the New England stance of Tony Windsor will be a massive failure. Rob Oakeshott became a pariah on the Mid North Coast for backing the Vulture, and Windsor was no less unpopular before deciding to retire rather than contest, and country folk won't forget Windsor's treachery. You can bet Barnaby's local campaign will feature plenty of images of Windsor shaking hands with the Vulture.
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Re: Aus Federal Politics thread (XII)

Post by JGK on Thu 10 Mar 2016, 08:19

skully wrote:IMHO, the New England stance of Tony Windsor will be a massive failure. Rob Oakeshott became a pariah on the Mid North Coast for backing the Vulture, and Windsor was no less unpopular before deciding to retire rather than contest, and country folk won't forget Windsor's treachery. You can bet Barnaby's local campaign will feature plenty of images of Windsor shaking hands with the Vulture.


Coal Seam Gas is a big issue there, no?

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Re: Aus Federal Politics thread (XII)

Post by lardbucket on Thu 10 Mar 2016, 08:31

Yep. Neither seam (sorry) squeaky clean on that issue.

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Re: Aus Federal Politics thread (XII)

Post by skully on Thu 10 Mar 2016, 08:59

JGK wrote:
skully wrote:IMHO, the New England stance of Tony Windsor will be a massive failure. Rob Oakeshott became a pariah on the Mid North Coast for backing the Vulture, and Windsor was no less unpopular before deciding to retire rather than contest, and country folk won't forget Windsor's treachery. You can bet Barnaby's local campaign will feature plenty of images of Windsor shaking hands with the Vulture.


Coal Seam Gas is a big issue there, no?

Only if you are Gloria.
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Re: Aus Federal Politics thread (XII)

Post by JGK on Thu 10 Mar 2016, 09:01

skully wrote:
JGK wrote:
skully wrote:IMHO, the New England stance of Tony Windsor will be a massive failure. Rob Oakeshott became a pariah on the Mid North Coast for backing the Vulture, and Windsor was no less unpopular before deciding to retire rather than contest, and country folk won't forget Windsor's treachery. You can bet Barnaby's local campaign will feature plenty of images of Windsor shaking hands with the Vulture.


Coal Seam Gas is a big issue there, no?

Only if you are Gloria.


The same Gloria who helped get Campbell Newman the arse?

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Re: Aus Federal Politics thread (XII)

Post by horace on Thu 10 Mar 2016, 09:04

Hehe... can Do will get pre selection in Brizzy seat.
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Re: Aus Federal Politics thread (XII)

Post by horace on Thu 10 Mar 2016, 09:06

Windsor will distract Berney...it will be fun.
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Re: Aus Federal Politics thread (XII)

Post by JGK on Thu 10 Mar 2016, 09:09

When is Bronny's preselection vote?

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Re: Aus Federal Politics thread (XII)

Post by skully on Thu 10 Mar 2016, 10:40

JGK wrote:
skully wrote:
JGK wrote:
skully wrote:IMHO, the New England stance of Tony Windsor will be a massive failure. Rob Oakeshott became a pariah on the Mid North Coast for backing the Vulture, and Windsor was no less unpopular before deciding to retire rather than contest, and country folk won't forget Windsor's treachery. You can bet Barnaby's local campaign will feature plenty of images of Windsor shaking hands with the Vulture.


Coal Seam Gas is a big issue there, no?

Only if you are Gloria.


The same Gloria who helped get Campbell Newman the arse?

I initially read that as "humped Campbell Newman up the arse" (which is probably not far from the truth). Cool
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Re: Aus Federal Politics thread (XII)

Post by JGK on Sat 19 Mar 2016, 06:46

JGK wrote:Meanwhile,  Andrew Robb pulls the plug and is tipped to be replaced by Alexander Downer's daughter.

Looks like Downer Jr Jr didn't get the gig - Tim Wilson (formerly of the IPA and the Freedom Commissioner) is the candidate. He's a very smart and well spoken guy. But openly gay which will make the likes of Bernardi and Christiensen squirm a bit.

On the other hand, that's now two IPA alumni who have been given good seats in recent weeks - the other is the 28 year right wing wundernerd James Patterson who is now a Lib Senator for Victoria (and No 1 on their ticket FFS).

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Re: Aus Federal Politics thread (XII)

Post by JGK on Mon 21 Mar 2016, 00:04

Game on!

Turnbull recalls Parliament to vote on the ABCC and brings the Budget forward a week.

Says that if the ABCC bill isn't passed, he will go to DD for a 2 July election.

Lots of conflicting strategies all over the place here.

Strap yourselves in.

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Re: Aus Federal Politics thread (XII)

Post by embee on Mon 21 Mar 2016, 01:59

political suicide by MT
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Re: Aus Federal Politics thread (XII)

Post by horace on Mon 21 Mar 2016, 08:39

MT will be looking over his shoulder after the win. The right wing nutjobs will say thanx MT, time to cop it in the neck.
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Re: Aus Federal Politics thread (XII)

Post by embee on Mon 21 Mar 2016, 09:49

especially if he jags a decent Senate
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Re: Aus Federal Politics thread (XII)

Post by horace on Mon 21 Mar 2016, 09:57

Yep and the wing nuts will have total control.
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