Tag: LNP

“Strong leaders” don’t blame others when their plan doesn’t work – » The Australian Independent Media Network

During the 2013 election campaign, Joe Hockey was asked “Should you win the election, at what stage will you own the economy and at what stage will it no longer be Labor’s fault?” He responded “We will own the economy from day one, whether it’s Labor’s fault or not… I’m not afraid to accept responsibility…

Source: “Strong leaders” don’t blame others when their plan doesn’t work – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Coalition needs an Abbott-proof fence – » The Australian Independent Media Network

If you were to ask Malcolm Turnbull to tell you honestly what was his most demanding and persistent political problem, Tony Abbott would most likely be his answer.We are well aware of the legislative issues Turnbull faces, and the exultation he exhibits when finally he achieves a success – the passage of Gonski 2.0 is a recent example. We know too that he has dissention among the hard right elements in his party room. Cory Bernardi has already abandoned the Liberal Party to establish his Australian Conservatives, but Turnbull still has Eric Abetz, Kevin Andrews, Ian Macdonald, Craig Kelly, Andrew Hastie, Chris Back, Rowan Ramsay, Angus Taylor, Tony Pasin, Michael Sukkar and Zed Seselja, regular irritants led by the pernicious and vengeful Tony Abbott.But even without his henchmen, Abbott alone is a destructive force that bursts out into the open whenever an opportunity presents. If Abbott senses that he can make political capital out of anything that Turnbull does, or says, or proposes, he is out there shafting his leader.How can he be stopped?

Source: The Coalition needs an Abbott-proof fence – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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Secret recording raises new questions over denial of ‘deal’ between One Nation and LNP – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Further evidence emerges in relation to claims about discussions of a private deal between One Nation and the LNP ahead of the next Queensland election.

Source: Secret recording raises new questions over denial of ‘deal’ between One Nation and LNP – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Trustworthy sycophants: How Australia became America’s lapdog. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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In memory of Desmond John “Des” Ball AO (20 May 1947 – 12 October 2016) When George H W Bush first publicly coined the phrase New World Order, a term previously proscribed to conspiracy buffs, it came as both a declaration of unilateral power, and a brash ultimatum to anyone who didn’t like the way…

Source: Trustworthy sycophants: How Australia became America’s lapdog. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Why do 13 Coalition backbenchers need to racially offend and insult? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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Today, the first sitting day of a new parliament, thirteen, yes thirteen coalition backbenchers defied their Prime Minister and called for an amendment to Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act that would see the words “insult” and “offend” removed. Thirteen white Liberal backbenchers want to be legally permitted to racially offend and insult. So desperately…

Source: Why do 13 Coalition backbenchers need to racially offend and insult? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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Coalition environment committee chairman takes aim at solar subsidies | Environment | The Guardian

Craig Kelly says he wants wind and solar funding to be redirected to research into ‘technological breakthroughs’ because existing renewables had ‘little effect’

Source: Coalition environment committee chairman takes aim at solar subsidies | Environment | The Guardian

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Lies Americans are told about Universalised Health…. Michael Moore’s ” Sicko”|Right Wing Australia Complains…Movie

Sicko – American Healthcare Documentary (2007) – YouTube

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Acclaimed filmmaker Michael Moore sets out to investigate the American healthcare system. Sticking to his …

Knees and elbows | The Monthly

It is fair to say that the revenant candidate for the seat of Indi, Sophie Mirabella, would never win a nation-wide popularity contest. At the end of the 2013, the normally placid independent Tony Windsor bade her farewell from parliament with the salutation: “She is the nastiest – I reckon if you put it to a vote to all politicians, she’d come up number one.”

Source: Knees and elbows | The Monthly

Five Reasons The Myth About Liberals Running The Economy Best Must Die – New Matilda

OPINION: The party of safe economic hands? Not so much. It’s time to blow this hard-to-kill myth out of the water, writes Costa Avgoustinos. 1) Bad Social Values Mean Bad Economic Decisions Like everyone, the Liberals’ economic decisions are tied to their social values. And they make bad economic decisions because of that. They seeMore

Source: Five Reasons The Myth About Liberals Running The Economy Best Must Die – New Matilda

Trainwreck Tax Plan: The Wheels Are Falling Off Turnbull’s Government – New Matilda

Income tax for the states. Really? Yes, really. That’s the plan Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is putting to the states and territories at the Council of Australian Governments meeting tomorrow in Canberra. The Coalition has been looking ragged for much of 2016, after walking back from tax reform in the shape of a higher goodsMore

Source: Trainwreck Tax Plan: The Wheels Are Falling Off Turnbull’s Government – New Matilda

Abbott, Credlin and the book that could hurt the Coalition – The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A new book detailing dysfunction within Tony Abbott’s prime ministerial office will cause upheaval in the Coalition and may even fuel a thirst for retribution over his ousting.

Source: Abbott, Credlin and the book that could hurt the Coalition – The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Cutting Climate Science, Funding Fossil Fuels’ Growth: Welcome To The Age Of Innovation – New Matilda

Just weeks after we learned budget cuts to the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) will force the loss of 110 climate researchers at the agency, the Federal Government is funding a new ‘growth centre’ for the fossil fuel industry. Christopher Pyne, the Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, announced this week that the government willMore

Source: Cutting Climate Science, Funding Fossil Fuels’ Growth: Welcome To The Age Of Innovation – New Matilda

Liberal Party To Let Tony Abbott Keep Being Prime Minister In His Head

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Saying it was ‘harmless’ and that ‘we should just let him have his fun’, members of the Coalition front bench have agreed to let Tony Abbott keep on thinking that he is running Australia for now.

“He’s been looking forward to this all of his life, so it won’t hurt anybody to let him pretend for a few more months,” said one front bencher.

One Parliamentary staffer said it was cute watching Mr Abbott play make believe. “It is quite adorable really. Seeing him run around, playing with his terror alert metre, telling everyone what to do. We just go along with it and say ‘Yes Prime Minister!’ We’ve even set up his own little office with some Australian flags. It’s all quite harmless really”.

“I have no qualms with it,” said another staffer. “Peta, bless her, still gives Tony his daily briefing. I think some of the guys even set up a mock cabinet meeting the other day for Tony to run. It’s harmless”.

When contacted for comment Mr Abbott said simply, “The adults are in charge now!”

My Thoughts on the Week That Was – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Saturday the week that was29 August 1 I have reluctantly taken the decision to no longer refer to Tony Abbott as “Prime Minister” in my writing. I say reluctant because I generally believe in respect for the position itself. However the performance of this excuse for a national leader is so appallingly bad that I refuse to acknowledge…

Source: My Thoughts on the Week That Was – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Turnbull Says It’s Absurd To Charter A Chopper From Melbourne To Geelong: “Why Not Just Use Your Own?

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Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has refused to back under-fire Speaker Bronwyn Bishop, saying he cannot understand why she chose to charter a helicopter between Melbourne and Geelong, when using a private helicopter would have been a considerably more comfortable option.

“You don’t even know the pilot in many cases,” Turnbull said of chartered flights.

He said it was reasonable to expect an explanation from Ms Bishop about her actions. “People are going to want answers, and fair enough – it’s a question of judgment. For the sake of saving a couple of thousand dollars, she’s chosen to charter a flight, when most of us in the same position would’ve just used our own chopper”.

Ms Bishop later released a statement saying she would no longer charter helicopters, a decision Mr Turnbull labelled  “sensible”.

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I want a government that governs for 23 million Australians

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  • July 16, 2015

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I want a government that governs for 23 million Australians.

Not for some greedy, aging expatriate billionaire who looks at his country of birth as nothing more than a profit centre.

Not for some disgustingly rich mining mogul who wants workers to be paid $2 an hour.

Not for an Indian mining billionaire that nobody has ever heard of who wants to tear up our heritage-listed treasures.

Not for the Church.

Not for American corporations who want to take away our ‘freedom’ once the TPP is signed.

Not for the Australians who believe they are born into entitlement.

Not for the mining companies who want not only to take traditional lands away from the first Australians but destroy all that is sacred in those lands.

Not for those families who have a salary of $250,000 or more.

Not for some outdated public policy think-tank.

Not for the minority of Australians who will vote for the Coalition because the boats have (allegedly) stopped.

Not for those Australians who will hide under the bed whenever Tony Abbott waves a flag.

Not for those Australians who won’t open their arms or their hearts to people in need.

Not for the shock jocks who think that their opinion is public opinion.

Oh how I could go on.

No, I want a government that governs for 23 million Australians. At best, the current government falls short by about 20 million.

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