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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    If anyone wants to hear a riotous interview, go to:

    www.abc.net.au/lateline/

    and go to the recent interview with Keating.

    As always, he doesn't miss.
    Hahaha yeah, I must say I do look forward to hear interviews with Keating.

    Clapo has their been protests in your town/shire about the proposed almagmation (sic)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chase View Post
    This year is my first Federal Election because I now have Australian citizenship. I'm voting Labor because Howard has had long enough now.
    Haha, you'll get pounced on if you go spouting that around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    Hahaha yeah, I must say I do look forward to hear interviews with Keating.

    Clapo has their been protests in your town/shire about the proposed amalgamation (sic)?
    Nah, none in my shire, but in the neighboring shire there has been.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chase View Post
    This year is my first Federal Election because I now have Australian citizenship. I'm voting Labor because Howard has had long enough now.
    Yes, good idea. Base your vote upon who has been in parliament for the longest. Completely disregard any policies in your decision making. Magnificent.


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    John Howard's certainly presided over a magnificent period for Australian cricket. Do we want to put all that at risk! The PM's XI game has also gone from strength to strength under Howard - God knows how that match survived the Keating years, who showed nil interest in the gentleman's game. Under Rudd, I think the PM's XI match would survive but would not thrive. He just doesn't strike me as the cricketing type, or Costello for that matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj View Post
    John Howard's certainly presided over a magnificent period for Australian cricket. Do we want to put all that at risk! The PM's XI game has also gone from strength to strength under Howard - God knows how that match survived the Keating years, who showed nil interest in the gentleman's game. Under Rudd, I think the PM's XI match would survive but would not thrive. He just doesn't strike me as the cricketing type, or Costello for that matter.


    How did it go under Bob Hawke?

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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj View Post
    John Howard's certainly presided over a magnificent period for Australian cricket. Do we want to put all that at risk! The PM's XI game has also gone from strength to strength under Howard - God knows how that match survived the Keating years, who showed nil interest in the gentleman's game. Under Rudd, I think the PM's XI match would survive but would not thrive. He just doesn't strike me as the cricketing type, or Costello for that matter.
    I agree. I also bet that Rudd doesn't have the same bowling arsenal of Howard. That magnificent "bouncer" he bowled in Iraq will stick in my mind forever. Forget the Gatting ball, Howard's Iraqi ball is the greatest of them all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post


    How did it go under Bob Hawke?
    That footage of Hawke being hit in the face with a bouncer pretty much sums up that period of Australian cricket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post


    Thought it was Rod Marsh for a minute

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    Queenslanders Finally Waking Up To Themselves: http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/s...85-952,00.html

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    I'm waiting for your accusation that the storms in NSW on the weekend were all Rudd's fault....





























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    Well according the Queensland Police Union, the Queensland Government is comparable to Zimbabwe.

    And I think Labor missed a big opportunity to oppose the 6.9% wage raises that the politicans got. Completely hypocritical they are.

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    Yeah, the pay rise was recommended by the Remuneration Tribunal - which is independent of both of the major parties. It's a pretty sad thing in Australia if it gets to the stage where politicians have to feel guilty about a pay rise given in those circumstances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj View Post
    Yeah, the pay rise was recommended by the Remuneration Tribunal - which is independent of both of the major parties. It's a pretty sad thing in Australia if it gets to the stage where politicians have to feel guilty about a pay rise given in those circumstances.
    Heaven forbid!!

    An independent umpire deciding the wage levels for working people in Australia?

    Thought that was the AIRC. At least it used to be.



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