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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 11:02 am 
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I was asking a friend Down under if he knew you could turn the Queen on a $5 note into excruciating oral sex. He said they will know

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:25 am 
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Australian "Common Sense" migration controls.
(You know the ones that have the kippers wetting their nappies).
Now found to be in cahoots with international gangsters.

http://www.theguardian.com/australia-ne ... back-boats

Stay classy mister Abbott..


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 8:30 pm 
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Jesus Christ.

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Wealthy parents could be required to pay for their children to attend public schools under a radical federal government proposal that would open the door to means-tested free public education.

The idea is outlined in a confidential discussion paper, developed within the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, that is set to spark a new national debate on school funding.

The schools chapter of the Abbott government's green paper on federation reform, obtained by Fairfax Media, also contains a proposal for the Commonwealth to abandon funding for all schools or for public schools.


http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/ ... htkkz.html

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:12 pm 
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US think tank asks 'Is Tony Abbott the most incompetent leader of any industrialised democracy?'


And the answer is, of course, yes.

http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/ ... 3cda6.html

Sadly, the think tank is the Council on Foreign Relations, which is Tea Partiers with university degrees.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 1:22 pm 
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That numbskull Tony Abbot's been ousted by Malcolm Turnball. He's been around for years

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Malcolm Turnbull is set to become Australia’s new prime minister after beating Tony Abbott by 54 votes to 44 in a snap Liberal party ballot and promising the country a new, respectful, slogan-free leadership style.

The Liberal party whip Scott Buchholz announced the results to waiting journalists about 30 minutes after the meeting of parliamentarians began. There was one informal vote.

Julie Bishop remains deputy Liberal leader and a ministerial shakeup looms after the leadership upheaval. http://www.theguardian.com/australia-ne ... party-vote


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 1:32 pm 
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Well, hopefully now they might at least pass equal marriage into law. From what I can gather, this new chap is economically right wing, but very modern on social issues. That might have something to do with his $133m personal fortune.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 1:54 pm 
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Bad week for Murdoch. May he have many more.

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His brother Bill must be delighted

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 2:54 pm 
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From what I know of Malcolm Turnbull, he is much less of a cunt than Abbott though that isn't hard to achieve. Worth remembering also that Abbott got his leadership after turning on Turnbull the same way challenging for Liberal party leadership. Turnbull is very much of the classical liberal element of the Liberal party against the Abbott style conservativism that the Liberals had evolved into in the last couple of decades. Sadly for comedians and some TV shows, Turnbull will be less likely to make gaffs and drop clangers in public compared to his predecessor.

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First Dog was quick off the mark

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfre ... ony-abbott

http://istonyabbottstillprimeminister.com/ :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:24 pm 
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Is getting rid of Prime Ministers before their term has finished an Australian tradition?

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STRUTH, Bruce!!

And PMs are not presidents; they don't have a 'term'.

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I am a cunt and karma has caught up with me.


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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-35922858

University of NSW 'suggested' phrasing for British colonisation of Australia offers 'invaded' as a suitable verb, along with less value-laden adjedctives for Aborignal societies (i.e. not 'primitive' etc. Complex arguments ahoy). Murdoch papers outraged at 'rewriting of official history'.

Thought this might be interesting to see 'OMG PC' vs modern academia in the making.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:09 am 
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They prefer to refer to it as a "landing" I believe. Which presumably means the D-Day landings weren't an invasion.

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