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    ****, we should have done this earlier. This is brilliant.

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    Haha he threw out four and has Julie Bishop on a warning already. This is comedy gold.

    Brilliant this is. What a move. Shows what happens when you move to disendorse one of your own in a hung parliament. Extraordinary day.

    Hoping Gillard shuts down qustion time too. After one question.
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    Which she did.

    Two minute qt, breaking the six minute record set during the Craig Thomson malarkey (which suddenly has a lot of sting taken out of it because the govt just got an extra effective two-vote buffer)

    edit: wow, the lnp must have seriously pissed him off. gave a massive telling off to pyne just now.
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    Still a wat to go to beat the tear gas used in South Korean parliament the other day..

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    It really is a grubby move from the Government not to nominate their own Speaker. I

    t feeds into the perception that Gillard's a single-dimension, political machine; willing to do or saying anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Yeah that's so, but I think super is very much the longest of long term reforms.

    So while it's true it's an impost on business at the time of its implementation, long term - I mean decades down the track - it ought to lessen the overall tax impost on everyone - individuals and businesses, as there is less of a take up of the aged pension.

    Mind you, with the recent returns on super, it all looks decidely murky.
    Yeah, I too think particularly with the aging of the population, that savings should be encouraged. I guess it's just the matter of striking the happy balance between take home pay and enforced savings that is the hard part.

    In general though, despite poor recent returns, savings are always best housed within the superannuation environment, as earnings on those savings (e.g. interest) are taxed at just 15% in contrast to outside superannuation where they are taxed at your marginal rate.

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    Another political assasination.

    Once you pop you can't stop!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redbacks View Post
    Another political assasination.

    Once you pop you can't stop!
    Yep. Abbott assassinated Turnbull, then Slipper.

    Now himself.

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    Headlines tomorrow...

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    Slipper kicks on

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    Factional warlords give Jenkins the pink slip.

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    The (as yet) largely unreported aspect in all this is Rudd's role in in visiting Slipper's seat last week. He was obviously in on it.

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    Surely once the Libs started the process of preselecting someone else in that guy's seat people in the party would have expected this might happen? I mean if you're going down you may as well go down in style!

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    hear ye, smear ye!

    In December 2002 Slipper felt the need to visit a toilet during a parliamentary sitting. Somehow, he found himself in the disabled toilet and when he had completed his business, he couldnt get out. He pushed and pulled at the door before hitting the panic button. Four parliamentary attendants hurried to his aid. Disabled toilets, it was gently explained to him, have sliding doors.



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