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    See John Laws is retiring at the end of the year.
    Beware the lollipop of mediocrity. Lick once and you suck forever...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    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.
    Mate, she's been replaced by another independent body - The Fairpay Commission.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    See John Laws is retiring at the end of the year.
    Yeah, he spoke with the PM yesterday when they all joined the queue congratulating him.

    T'was funny when he said he'd interviewed all the PMs over the years and said JH was "easily the trickiest one he'd interviewed".

    Top message that.

    The Fairpay Commission has nothing like the powers of the old IRC though, does it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    See John Laws is retiring at the end of the year.
    loved listening to Lawsy..
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    Here I was thinking I was anything but average.

    According to the census, the "average" Australian is 37 years old married with 2 children.

    That's me.

    It's either very depressing, or a lotof other people are copying me.

    I prefer to think the latter, but suspect the truth lies with the former.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Here I was thinking I was anything but average.

    According to the census, the "average" Australian is 37 years old married with 2 children.

    That's me.

    It's either very depressing, or a lotof other people are copying me.

    I prefer to think the latter, but suspect the truth lies with the former.
    I'm interested in how you can have 2.1 kids

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    I'm interested in how you can have 2.1 kids
    The .1 are the friends the kids always bring over to eat all our food and make a mess of the place.
    The .1 used to be our dog Murray, who sadly passed away last year. The explaining of that to then 4 year old twins is a whole other thread in itself.

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    Galaxy Poll on Monday in the Courier Mail.

    Newspoll on Tuesday in The Australian.

    Praying for some movement back to the good guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    See John Laws is retiring at the end of the year.
    Good...
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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    Rumour has it that the Liberals have some disparaging and potentially very harmful information up their sleeve about Kevin Rudd.
    I'd just like to know why the Wheat Board Scandal counts for nothing...and how would Howard and co know whether they have disparaging info or otherwise on Rudd when not so long ago they struggled to remember their own names!?

    I'm constantly in wonder at how stupid they think we are at election time, and conversely...how stupid we turn out to be.

    Given, Howard's had next to no competition at the polling booth since he came into power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj View Post
    Galaxy Poll on Monday in the Courier Mail.

    Newspoll on Tuesday in The Australian.

    Praying for some movement back to the good guys.
    Heard on the radio that Newspoll is back a week owing to school holidays. Dunno if that's right or not.

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    http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,22001176-2,00.html

    Interesting Galaxy poll out this morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Heard on the radio that Newspoll is back a week owing to school holidays. Dunno if that's right or not.
    Editor of The Australian:

    It’s out next week. There is no conspiracy. We are trying to settle on a fortnightly cycle that doesn’t involve us coming out a day after Galaxy, as we would have had we come out this morning, or a day after Nielson. You may be aware we do not poll Thursday nights because of late night shopping. Neilson and Galaxy do, which we believe adversely affects their results. But it allows them to publish Monday while we publish Tuesday. Since we spend over $1 million a year on political polling I try to move it around so we don’t get scooped by Neilson or Galaxy. This has only become a problem recently because Fairfax is polling more regularly and the tabloids are polling monthly with Galaxy

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    Cheers mate.



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