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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    No-one in their right minds could re-elect Gillard (candidate for worst PM ever) but I cant believe that anyone would support the budgie smugger

    can't be in contention for the worst ever unless she too drowns at sea. which admittedly alan jones harbours desires of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redbacks View Post
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    The Treasurer and fellow cabinet ministers Tanya Plibersek and Brendan O'Connor today branded the joke “offensive”, but none walked out on last night's performance by the comedian, who spearheads a satirical union campaign, Fair Go For Billionaires.

    The three ministers remained at the Canberra function through the comedy act, with Mr Swan and Mr O'Connor later delivering speeches to the audience.

    The Treasurer waited until this morning to make his views known to the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union, which hosted the event.
    Jesus, so slow to react. I mean with Twitter and Youtube and Facebook they should've been apologising before the punchline was received!

    but none walked out on last night's performance by the comedian
    The three ministers remained at the Canberra function through the comedy act, with Mr Swan and Mr O'Connor later delivering speeches to the audience.
    Probably didn't want their beers going warm. Real clasping at straws journalism there. Though both sides are clearly hypocrites. An endless circle of both sides trying to prove the other is continues to waste time and energy.
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    And they wonder why people in this country switch off from politics.
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    It's going down a standard Australian route now. It's a circling of who did what when someone said something offensive and calling each other hypocrites over it, while a big issue slowly fades into the background. Sure, Gillard was doing just that - calling Abbott on hypocrisy - but the overall issue of sexism and misogyny in both Australian politics and media is being swept aside by local media while international media are reporting it from the 'Woman PM stands up to sexism' angle, which is a much more interesting and important thing. A real chance for examination of the political system in Australia and societal attitudes towards women, and in a true ironic fashion that issue is being missed which itself is a form of sexism, like the issue doesn't warrant action.

    So standard service resumes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ausage View Post
    And they wonder why people in this country switch off from politics.
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    Starts early, though. A current political arsewipe and his cronies threatened by mx-girlfriend with rape when they went to the NUS conference, basically politics for those still at Uni. She and others they went after had to get a security escort back to their dorms. When they're like that at bloody Uni, by the time they actually get elected to somewhere, far too late.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    Starts early, though. A current political arsewipe and his cronies threatened by mx-girlfriend with rape when they went to the NUS conference, basically politics for those still at Uni. She and others they went after had to get a security escort back to their dorms. When they're like that at bloody Uni, by the time they actually get elected to somewhere, far too late.
    Tony Abbott is a changed man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
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    Absence of the Greens from the sexism debate is fascinating. You think they'd come out swinging but have no doubt seen the benefit in letting the major parties act ike arseclowns. For all their idealism and middle-class guilt, they know their biggest asset is the anti-politician vote.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    He will be. I stand by it.

    Even if you like him, he's admitted tonight he has the memory of a goldfish. He's incapable of leading the country.
    Abbott won't be turfed out. Even though he's extremely unpopular, the Libs are deeply conservative and love the fact that they can get a wingnut into the Lodge who will take on asylum seekers/carbon tax/mining tax etc. I can't see him being a successful long-term PM but everyone said that about Howard in 1995-96.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James90 View Post
    Absence of the Greens from the sexism debate is fascinating. You think they'd come out swinging but have no doubt seen the benefit in letting the major parties act ike arseclowns. For all their idealism and middle-class guilt, they know their biggest asset is the anti-politician vote.
    Christine Milne came out and called Abott a sexist.

    Abbott guilty of sexism: Milne

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    I see. But unsurprisingly, so is the ALP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    You're right, especially for assessment. But there is still far more critical thinking and encouragement of free thought in general class time than in most Asian education systems. Definitely more leniency to actually challenge or question what you are being fed at least.
    Yeah agree 100% on the Asian education system. From my experience (which is teaching in Korea) it's rote-learning +++, and you never question what the teacher is telling you.

    Which is why I develop a twitch whenever one of our politicians, who has obviously never visited an Asian school, starts championing the system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj View Post
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    That her advisers think she can can play Victim Julia, and Vulnerable Julia is a real laugh

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    howardj is Christopher Pyne/Joe Hockey/or Tony Abbott...now where do I claim my money?

    What about Tone last week playing Husband hiding behind his wife's back Tony? And exactly who are 'all the women in his life'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZTailender View Post
    I find that Abbott is even in contention to become PM is embarrassing. Can we swap Governments please? We'll keep our media though. They don't really know what they're doing but at least they're not bat**** insane like Australia's media.
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