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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by teacake, Jun 27, 2014.

  1. Cyanide Muffin

    Cyanide Muffin All hail Doctor 13 Premium Member

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    Is our government really trying to legally avoid giving the people on Manus Island medical care? Just it looks like they are trying very hard to twist the law that way.
     
  2. Gavin70

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    I wasn't at all clear what our PM was talking about the other day when he said that if we let doctors decide we'll have hundreds of asylum seekers coming to Australia. Either he was implying that doctors would lie to let hundreds of random people in, or he was admitting that there are hundreds of people currently being denied medical treatment. Either way he's a complete dick.
     
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  3. Cyanide Muffin

    Cyanide Muffin All hail Doctor 13 Premium Member

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    I'll go with "he's a complete dick" for 400
     
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  4. Australis

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    So, has anyone seen our Drought Envoy lately? At all? I haven't seen him for weeks.

    I don't think he's even been to Menindee.
     
  5. Mr Soak

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  6. Australis

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    Exactly.

    (actually Baaaaanaby).
     
  7. Mr Soak

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    Oh. These things tend to pass me by, like water over a pebble in the Darling, when it's there.
     
  8. Gavin70

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    Why would we expect to see him? It's not like most of the country is suffering from drought or anything. Besides I'm pretty sure that the official job description of drought envoy (just like the Indigenous envoy) was to stay out of the way of the Prime Minister and not say or do anything that would embarrass the government too much. So by staying invisible he's just doing what the PM wanted to achieve by appointing him.
     
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  9. Australis

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    Good news - the footballer Hakeem al-Araibi is on his way back to Australia.
     
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  10. Cyanide Muffin

    Cyanide Muffin All hail Doctor 13 Premium Member

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  12. Cyanide Muffin

    Cyanide Muffin All hail Doctor 13 Premium Member

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    That is so true
     
  13. Marc

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    so scumo's govt is the first one to loose the vote on a bill since 1929.

    looks good on the incompetent fools.
     
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  14. Australis

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    Bring on an election, I say.

    Had the water bomber helicopter (Elvis?) flying over most of the day, but can't tell where the fire is because the dust cloud from the south west has blown in along with clouds and everything is brown or grey.

    But hey, no such thing as climate change, amirite?
     
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  15. Cyanide Muffin

    Cyanide Muffin All hail Doctor 13 Premium Member

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    Youarerite... No such thing as climate change. It's all figments of imagination.

    Scummo said that they will reverse the medivac legislation should they win back power after the next election. Well, well, well. Fucking crybabies
     
  16. Jono

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    It will be interesting to see what the next poll shows. The Coalition have ramped up the attacks that proved pretty effective against Labor in recent elections. Wouldn't be surprised to see them closing the gap, well at least the gap they care about.
     
  17. Cyanide Muffin

    Cyanide Muffin All hail Doctor 13 Premium Member

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    Fear tactics unfortunately do work.

    Voters are fickle things.
     
  18. Australis

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    They are a disgusting bunch.
     
  19. Marc

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    probably be another couple of weeks before the next polls are out. News Poll was out this week with labor leading 52/47 and Essential came out with them leading 55/45.

    There is a push to increase the number of sitting days so the banking rc can be addressed but that's coming down to whether katter votes for it or against it. I'm the lnp will be preasuring him to vote against it. They don't want the parliamentary scrutiny.

    The shit is also hitting the fan over the AFP raids on the AWU and who leaked it to the media. Not only has the name of the leaker being revealed in court but also that cash's office told keenan's office despite the latter telling the parliament the opposite.

    Finally ipa stooge tim wilson is getting deeper in the shit over a massive conflict of interest.

    And what do we here from the govt?

    "but labor"
     
  20. Cyanide Muffin

    Cyanide Muffin All hail Doctor 13 Premium Member

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    "But Labor" is all they have. That's all they ever will have.