Leadership LNP vs ALP

Truth Seeker has kindly allowed me to reproduce a poem his posted on his own site Truth Seeker’s Musings where lots of other great and witty poems can be found. Like the other poems of his that have been posted here, this one also hits the mark.

Over to Truth Seeker:

As we approach the election, there are many great blogs covering the pros and cons of Abbott verses Gillard, but to me it’s all about leadership and suitability for the job.

Leadership LNP vs ALP

The qualities to be PM

Of this, our wide brown land

Are as many as they are varied

Like grains of coloured sand

We need someone who’s smart and strong

Who’s fair and decent too

We need someone with vision

And with the guts to see it through

We need someone to meet world leaders

And represent us well

To walk the world stage with honour

And to ring Australia’s bell.

:cool:

So who is there to take the job

The pugilist T Abbott?

Who cannot answer questions

Just takes off, like a startled rabbit

They say he’s a Rhodes Scholar

So you’d think he have some smarts

He’s short on policy costing and detail

But delivers great brain farts

Physically he is very strong

Of that, there’s no denying

But his character is badly flawed

And he’s very good at lying.

:shock:

His misogynistic traits are there

For everyone to see

With a vision looking backwards

To the days of drudgery

With the LNPs unspoken creed of

Everyone for themself

Unless you’re one of the mega rich

Then they’ll help you build your wealth

And his record on the world stage

Shows the man is lacking class

While his conduct shows conclusively

He’s not a PM’s . . . arse

:mrgreen:

And who else from the rabid right

Could step up to plate

There’s M Turnbull mentioned round the traps

But he’s left his run too late

He was touted as a moderate

With an attitude benign

But his credibility is badly shot

As he tows the party line

There’s J Hockey nicknamed sloppy Joe

For reasons clear to all

And running down our great economy shows

He’s really . . . dropped the ball.

:sad:

The rest are just a mindless rabble

With naught to recommend them

Regurgitating spin and lies

Not one could be our PM

They rubbish our economy

To push their own agendas

Ignoring facts and reason

As they’re professional truth benders

So now we come to J Gillard

Opposite in every way

She’s done the job for two years now

And getting better every day.

:grin:

In difficult circumstances

She has done a stellar job

Facing lies and obfuscation

From that opposition mob

Showing guts and real commitment

To our great Australia fair

Despite the media’s persecution

And a ‘right’ that just don’t care

She has talked the talk with courage . . . and

Walked the walk with dignity

Whilst focused on the future

And our children’s legacy.

:cool:

She’s inclusive, inspiring loyalty

And a great negotiator

And despite minority government

A proved Administrator

With a vision for the future

Based on social conscience

While the misogynistic sociopath

Spouts ideological nonsense

So the choices are quite different

With both taking opposing parts

A woman truly focused

Or a man who just . . . brain farts.

:roll:

But it’s not about race, or colour

Or which is the stronger sex

It’s about effective leadership

Not about impressive pecks

It’s about a strong economy

Not personal ambitions

Disguised with lies and slogans

Repeated in worn out renditions

From a team of negativity

That really doesn’t care

It’s about Australia’s future

So Advance . . . our Julia . . . fair.

:grin:

103 comments on “Leadership LNP vs ALP

  1. TS, very enjoyable..and how very true, a choice between someone who is after personal advancement or to advance Australia.

  2. The time wasters can leave the room.
    The Australian Voting Public would say – more of the same rubbish from a
    useless Government.
    With this sort of thinking the polls will again dive to the sub 30’s.
    Love your work.

  3. Patricia, good to hear from you, and thanks for your continued support. 😀
    I hope your wrist is healing well, and and you are primed and ready for the election year 🙂

    Your country needs you 😎

    Cheers 🙂 😀

  4. Min, you saw an example of how useless they are today, when for the first time in around 2 years The Bishop finally asks a question relating to her portfolio 😯 , but then directs it to the wrong minister 🙄 😆

    Close but no cigar 😀

  5. Great stuff TS.

    Hope the wrist is improving, patricia.

    Min, you have to laugh, don’t you? Would Bishop be the most incompetent shadow minister of anything in the world? Oh hang on……there’s Hockey, Liealot, Prissy, Bronnie, George the Orangutan……the list goes on and on. She’s up against some very stiff competition.

    Can you imagine the laughing stock this country would be with that mob handed bunch of cretins in the driver’s seat?

  6. It seems like such an eternity that the two of them could sit side by side smiling. Now Abbott refuses to even say hello to PM.

  7. You Labor supporters should realize that it is Gillard who has singlehandedly destroyed a once mighty Labor party – now so toxic.

  8. Dasha, fixed it for ya…..”You Lieberal supporters should realize that it is Abbortt who has singlehandedly destroyed a once mighty Lieberal party – now so toxic. 😀 😉

  9. LOVO, I found some discrepancies in Dasha’s comment. “You Labor supporters” and “once mighty Labor party” leads me to doubt her credibility.

  10. Jane, glad you liked it 😀

    Patricia R, it’s always good to go to sleep smiling 🙂

    Dasha, Why ‘SHOULD’ we realise anything….. just because you said it?

    Nuht!!!!! 😀

    Cheers 😀 😆

  11. Dasha is partly correct, Gillard has taken the party into the wilderness, but the corruption of the industrial wing cannot be ignored. Of which joolya is part and parcel.

  12. Dasha said “LOVO, please be original.”….
    What, do you mean… has that been done before…… 😯 .. OMG, don’t tell me I’v playedyoureyes 😀

  13. el dildo, Nnnuht 😛

    Voyager of the seven fanta…seas, now that’s real corruption… ALP members using another ALP members place in the snow…. quick call out the feds, the militia, call the pope…… Nnnuht 😀

  14. Easy to be wary of an invitation that occurred eight years ago in retrospect. There was no indication of wrong doing at that time, I believe, As for Mr. Burke, they were in parliament.

    Let if be noted, none of the Obeids were present. Just a couple of nights with the family in the snow.

    Of course, when it comes to Labor, guilt by association is always on, as we know that everyone in Labor and their supporters are criminals. Everyone knows that. After all they share the same misplaced values, and talk to one another.

    Unlike those on the right, who are all saints. Never any corruption found on that side of the fence.

  15. Voyager, many years ago I met a bloke at a Christmas dinner. A few years later he killed his lover’s husband. Does that make me guilty by association?

    I knew a kid at school. He shot his Dad. Does that make me guilty by association?

  16. Was it really 8 years ago? I only saw the headline and the way it was presented I assumed it was last week.

  17. Cu, exactly, although there was that small problem with a lobbyist in QLD who was a ministers son, but that’s different…. cos that had the potential for real corruption! 😯

    Cheers 😀

  18. Ms. Bishop show all her skills yesterday. Got it wrong three times. Not a bad days; effort.

    Wonder if we will see those leadership skills of Abbott on show this day. Very weak effort yesterday. Manage to extend those running a protection racket to Ms. Burke, the speaker.

    Ms, Bishop then stands near the chair, condemning the speaker, leading to Ms., Burke to tell her to leave the chamber before she throws her out.

    Yes, this is the way one shows great leadership.

  19. Roswell, I am shocked 😯 that you are still waking the streets, you wanna hope that Brandis doesn’t read this blog, or you’ll almost definitely be strip searched 😳 😯

    Cheers 😀

  20. Morrison is on about protection racket again this morning, in relation to who had contact with the Obeids.

    Mr. Bradbury said that Mr. Abbott needs to ask what many in his party knows about Mr. Ashby. He should lead off with Brough, in my humble opinion.

  21. Voyager the utter hypocrite.

    When we bought up the undeclared links of a couple of Liberals to extreme right wing groups the right wingers made excuses and supported them but now one Labor pollie used a cabin for a couple of nights eight years ago before any corruption had started and that pollie invited another to stay there as well and it’s the worst crime committed in the history of Australian politics.

    The double standards and hypocrisy of the right wingers is mind blowing.

    Take this hypocrisy even further and so far not one peep from them about the adjudicated corruption in the Ashby affair and the Liberals obvious rolls in it, even though a judgement was made as to their involvement in a conspiracy to bring down a government.

  22. Interesting to see how the many court cases go today.

    Be fun, if we get a similar result to that of the Justice Rare’s Judgement,. One never knows in court matters until they are finalised. One never knows what way a magistrate or judge will jump.

  23. Yet it is fine and dandy for Libs to associate freely with Twiggy Forrest who boasted that he hadn’t paid any corporate tax for 7 years. Or for Abbott to back Andrew Bolt immediately following Bolt’s conviction on racial vilification charges.

  24. Whilst there is stone wall defence of any corruption matters within ALP circles
    the problem will fester.
    ICAC is a daily revelation of entrenchment and the level of this corruption.
    Hardly what you want to put on your C/V , I was inocently named at
    the ICAC inquiry.

  25. PS – what you guys and girls dont get.
    The real problem is non disclosure on the pecuniary register.
    What else has been omitted – that is the question.
    Conroy, Burke and others to come . What silly silly boys you have been.

  26. Record snowfall in Moscow…Here’s one for the new deniers…denying that global warming alarmism is 100% hot air!

    ““There hasn’t been such a winter in 100 years,” Pyotr Biryukov, deputy mayor for residential issues, said Tuesday in comments carried by Interfax. “The snow this year has already reached one and a half times the climatic norm,” he said.”

    WWF tries to make out it’s because of global warming…”“The weather we’ve seen in the past couple of days completely fits with the tendency that was identified a couple of years ago, that we are going to to see much stronger, intensive bursts of precipitation in the future,” said Alexei Kokorin, director of the climate and energy program at WWF Russia. “In the summer, we will probably see stronger bursts of rain.”
    http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/heaviest-snowfall-in-a-century-hits-moscow/475102.html#ixzz2K4m8i13z

    The logic fail here by the WWF spokesman is typical for mindless zealots. If global warming caused this snowfall event, what caused the heavy snow 100 years ago when CO2 levels were below Hansen’s “safe” 350ppm?

  27. Voyager, unless I am mistaken, most of the strongest condemnation of corruption within Labor has come from within Labor and union ranks.

    The MP’s of the time, seen it as a personal matter, which I believe is understandable.

    What I do not fine understandable, the Opposition leaders ability of to ignore a serious judgement of the High Court of Australia. A judgement that alleges the courts were being used to bring down a duly elected government.. A serious matter is anyone’s eyes.

    Once again. cherry picking facts to advance your condemantion and hatred of Labor.

  28. Another lie. from another liar. Once again creating their own rules along with new meanings for words.

    Wonder why the opposition cannot fight the election with truth and fact.

    ” …………………………….opinion/analysis
    Malcolm Turnbull, you should flat out be ashamed. I have lost a great deal of respect for you with your comments this week about the need for a “virtual caretaker mode” ahead of the Federal Election. Just four months ago you gave a major speech calling for more integrity in politics. I quote:

    “There is almost nothing more important to good government and our nation‟s future than the quality, honesty and clarity of political discourse: how we explain policy challenges and trade-offs, and educate voters about the constraints we have to work within…how we express our position, our basis for reaching it and why it differs from that of our opponents if this is the case…how we communicate changes in policy and their implications.

    Yet paradoxically, there is almost nowhere else in our national life where the incentives to be untruthful or to purposefully mislead are so great, and the adverse consequences of such behaviour so modest.

    A lawyer who misrepresents the evidence will sooner or later be found out and may also be thrown out, perhaps for good. The consequences for business people who misrepresent their financial results, fail to disclose material events or make false claims about their wares can be extremely severe – plenty, some of them very well-known, have spent time in prison.”

    I also note the following paragraphs:

    “And while newspapers are shrinking think tanks seem to be expanding – wouldn’t it be great if some of those public intellects actually held politicians like me to account, pointing out where we had exaggerated or misled. Public fact checking would raise the quality of debate.”

    Well, Mr Turnbull, consider your challenge met. Your claim that NBN Co, seven months ahead of the next Federal Election, is obligated to enter some kind of “virtual caretaker mode” are a flat out misrepresentation of the situation. Your comments represent an attempt to mislead the Australian public, and a gross exaggeration of the duty of NBN Co chief executive Mike Quigley when it comes to the need to pay attention to the political process.

    The facts, Mr Turnbull, are that there is in fact …..

    http://delimiter.com.au/2013/02/06/nbn-should-be-in-caretaker-mode-claims-turnbull/

  29. PS. I would also like to ask the Opposition, how many jobs will be lost while the CEFC sits on iy’s hand for the rest of the year.

  30. Pecuniary Register rules state – ‘ Travel or Hospitality received valued in excess
    of $300 must be declared ‘
    It does not get much simpler than that , it should be noted both Conroy and Burke
    have now ammended their Pecuniary Register Declaration.
    I state any members do the wrong thing in this regard should be treated
    with utter contempt. Credibility is the word!

  31. I believe the Thomson matter has been adjourned to May 25th for mention. Bail extend 150 odd more charges laid.

    Nothing is gong to happen in this matter, this year.

    No witnesses yet announced.

    Amended bail to say he could not knowingly contact ….. Escort agencies and catering agencies.

  32. FACTS

    “……………….The facts, Mr Turnbull, are that there is in fact no law requiring that caretaker mode provisions be undertaken in our Federal Government; only custom. It is also debatable whether that custom — represented by a set of guidelines issued by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet — applies to NBN Co, and they certainly do not apply in any way, shape or form until the Governor-General dissolves Parliament, likely in about six months.

    Until that stage, and likely even after it, NBN Co is under no obligation whatsoever to pay attention to the Federal Election process at all, or in fact any other political process: Until its standing orders issued by the Communications Minister of the day change that fact.

    Moreover, the fact that you would attempt to use such a flimsy argument to delay and interfere with a $37 billion, decade-long national infrastructure project which is critical for Australia’s next 50 years of telecommunications usage reveals a lot about your own personal integrity. Whether or not you agree that the NBN represents good policy, it is not good practice to interfere with such an important project in this way purely to achieve your own political aims.

    Welcome to the harsh new world of fact-checking, Mr Turnbull. I suggest you get used to it. We’ll be here all year..”

    http://delimiter.com.au/2013/02/06/nbn-should-be-in-caretaker-mode-claims-turnbull/

  33. Last night, the parliament passed an extra $210 dollars per years, for singles on unemployment benefits. Not sure what for, not much. The point is, the Coalition opposed it.

  34. Catch Up – if you are a member of the Parliament of Australia you have rules.
    Some may seem harsh or irrelevant but they must be adherred to.
    Unfortunately Conroy and Burke have failed their constituents by their
    negligence to declare .
    Just adds to the downward slide of the Dillard Gov in recent time.
    And the credibility of the present miniority Government.

  35. Voyager, says you. Does not seem to be many backing you up. Why is it then voyager, is Mr. Abbott allowed to ignore any that are not to his liking,. and created new versions of the ones that are there.

  36. I’m sure that $8.65-ish p/f will come in handy…… would equate to one more day of eating in many cases. Sad, but true. When your on the rock and roll $10 is a lot of money. 😦

  37. It appears that the Opposition have only one line of attack. That of the deficit, that is of no account at this time. Ignoring the fact, that the deficit is still quickly shrinking.

    Yes, will not come in on the date, as promised.

    Very strong fiscal consolidation going on. One that many believe should be eased up at this time,

    The house is as noisy as I have ever heard it. Can only show restraint for one QT.

  38. The houise is becoming unworkable by the behaviour of the Opposition. Believe many will be taking a walk today. Believe there will be MSSO.

  39. “…………Obviously it’s hard to know who’s telling the truth, which is why we have a legal system, to examine evidence. Everyone is innocent until proven guilty.
    In the meantime, I’ll look at how the media has created this frenzy, along with the LNP.
    Craig Thomson said, “If we want to talk about people who are tainted then Tony Abbott is a man in my view with a tainted soul.”
    In an email, “Mr Abbott appeared more concerned with making friends in the media and convincing them to think he was a “good bloke”.

    http://francesjones.wordpress.com/2013/02/06/crucifying-craig-thomson/

    Do not agree with all in this article, but there is much commonsense.

  40. Tony has proven today, he is indeed one trick pony. He promised he would act in a statesmanship manner. Shame it has lasted less than 24 hours.

    Tony’s problem is that the public have said loud and clear they do not like it.

    It is also clear, that the PM can lob every serve back.

  41. So the Opposition have to be addressed correctly, but continued use of “she” is OK.

    I will now expect to hear “Prime Minister” from the Opposition at all times.

    How many weeks can they push the deficit.

  42. May the 25th is only set down for mention.

    It indictates that the police do not have much of a case formulated now.

    Appears to be the charges lifted from FWA.

    Nothing new seems to be made avaible by the police. One wonders why?

    The the wild allegatiuons will continue. The police has the chance today to put forwarded something more substantable They have not. Why not.

  43. Record snowfall in Moscow…Here’s one for the new deniers…denying that global warming alarmism is 100% hot air!

    ““There hasn’t been such a winter in 100 years,” Pyotr Biryukov, deputy mayor for residential issues, said Tuesday in comments carried by Interfax. “The snow this year has already reached one and a half times the climatic norm,” he said.”

    WWF tries to make out it’s because of global warming…”“The weather we’ve seen in the past couple of days completely fits with the tendency that was identified a couple of years ago, that we are going to to see much stronger, intensive bursts of precipitation in the future,” said Alexei Kokorin, director of the climate and energy program at WWF Russia. “In the summer, we will probably see stronger bursts of rain.”
    http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/heaviest-snowfall-in-a-century-hits-moscow/475102.html#ixzz2K4m8i13z

    The logic fail here by the WWF spokesman is typical for mindless zealots. If global warming caused this snowfall event, what caused the heavy snow 100 years ago when CO2 levels were below Hansen’s “safe” 350ppm?

  44. Treeman record snowfall in Canberra as well – its a white out down there in summer.
    All the denyiers on the Dullard Governments performance since the day
    of the 14Sept Election.
    Pollsters and Bookies also in downward spiral , matching Labors popularity and odds.

  45. Andy, I think we’re all hanging out for that one to hit the fan. Perrett’s letter was a beauty. Surely it can’t be ignored for too much longer.

  46. Gillard’s 227 days of stability…nominated for Poem of the (election) year.
    On the 1st day of Gillard’s 227 days of stability
    The ALP sent to me;
    The longest election campaign in history

    On the 2nd day of Gillard’s 227 days of stability
    The ALP sent to me;
    Craig Thompson arrested
    And the longest election campaign in history

    On the 3rd day of Gillard’s 227 days of stability
    The ALP sent to me;
    Chris Evan’s resigning
    Craig Thompson arrested
    And the longest election campaign in history

    On the 4th day of Gillard’s 227 days of stability
    The ALP sent to me;
    Nicola Roxon resigning
    Chris Evan’s resigning
    Craig Thompson arrested
    And the longest election campaign in history

    On the 5th day of Gillard’s 227 days of stability
    The ALP sent to me;
    A handful of senior ministers staying
    Nicola Roxon resigning
    Chris Evan’s resigning
    Craig Thompson arrested
    And the longest election campaign in history

    On the 6th day of Gillard’s 227 days of stability
    The ALP sent to me;
    Leaks about internal ALP leaks leaking
    A handful of senior ministers staying
    Nicola Roxon resigning
    Chris Evan’s resigning
    Craig Thompson arrested
    And the longest election campaign in history

    On the 7th day of Gillard’s 227 days of stability
    The ALP sent to me;
    A handful of senior minsters not declaring
    Leaks about internal ALP leaks leaking
    A handful of senior ministers staying
    Nicola Roxon resigning
    Chris Evan’s resigning
    Craig Thompson arrested
    And the longest election campaign in history

    On the 8th day of Gillard’s 227 days of stability
    The ALP sent to me;
    More charges for Thompson and rising
    A handful of senior minsters not declaring
    Leaks about internal ALP leaks leaking
    A handful of senior ministers staying
    Nicola Roxon resigning
    Chris Evan’s resigning
    Craig Thompson arrested
    And the longest election campaign in history

    On the 9th day of Gillard’s 227 days of stability
    The ALP sent to me;
    Gillard’s aboriginal legacy sacking
    More charges for Thompson and rising
    A handful of senior minsters not declaring
    Leaks about internal ALP leaks leaking
    A handful of senior ministers staying
    Nicola Roxon resigning
    Chris Evan’s resigning
    Craig Thompson arrested
    And the longest election campaign in history
    H/T AB

  47. On the 1st day of Gillard’s 227 days of stability
    The ALP sent to me;
    The longest election campaign in history

    On the 2nd day of Gillard’s 227 days of stability
    The ALP sent to me;
    Craig Thompson arrested
    And the longest election campaign in history

    On the 3rd day of Gillard’s 227 days of stability
    The ALP sent to me;
    Chris Evan’s resigning
    Craig Thompson arrested
    And the longest election campaign in history

    On the 4th day of Gillard’s 227 days of stability
    The ALP sent to me;
    Nicola Roxon resigning
    Chris Evan’s resigning
    Craig Thompson arrested
    And the longest election campaign in history

    On the 5th day of Gillard’s 227 days of stability
    The ALP sent to me;
    A handful of senior ministers staying
    Nicola Roxon resigning
    Chris Evan’s resigning
    Craig Thompson arrested
    And the longest election campaign in history

    On the 6th day of Gillard’s 227 days of stability
    The ALP sent to me;
    Leaks about internal ALP leaks leaking
    A handful of senior ministers staying
    Nicola Roxon resigning
    Chris Evan’s resigning
    Craig Thompson arrested
    And the longest election campaign in history

    On the 7th day of Gillard’s 227 days of stability
    The ALP sent to me;
    A handful of senior minsters not declaring
    Leaks about internal ALP leaks leaking
    A handful of senior ministers staying
    Nicola Roxon resigning
    Chris Evan’s resigning
    Craig Thompson arrested
    And the longest election campaign in history

    On the 8th day of Gillard’s 227 days of stability
    The ALP sent to me;
    More charges for Thompson and rising
    A handful of senior minsters not declaring
    Leaks about internal ALP leaks leaking
    A handful of senior ministers staying
    Nicola Roxon resigning
    Chris Evan’s resigning
    Craig Thompson arrested
    And the longest election campaign in history

    On the 9th day of Gillard’s 227 days of stability
    The ALP sent to me;
    Gillard’s aboriginal legacy sacking
    More charges for Thompson and rising
    A handful of senior minsters not declaring
    Leaks about internal ALP leaks leaking
    A handful of senior ministers staying
    Nicola Roxon resigning
    Chris Evan’s resigning
    Craig Thompson arrested
    And the longest election campaign in history

  48. Tree troll, apart from the obvious plagiarism, like all LNP propaganda the basic premise is wrong, as the longest election campaign in Australian history has been accompanied by the longest political dummy spit, and perpetrated on the Australian public by one T Abbott, and has been going since he LOST the last election. 😦

    So no cigar 😯

  49. Oh what cranky codgers we have here @ CW.
    Go make yourselves all a coffee and enjoy life and laugh (it costs nothing)

    Treeman – this has to be the best ever poem on this site.
    By 14Sept it will be a huge tome. But probably even funnier than now!
    keep up the good work.

  50. And like all Thomson’s accuser’s Treetroll can’t even manage to truthfully spell his name. As for the rest, lies, spin, more lies padded out with plagiarism and dingbat projection.

    TS, I disagree. It’s not even clever, just lies, plagiarism and Liars Party bullshit. Typical barracker crap.

    And there’s Treetroll’s amazing revelation that there’s been record snowfall in Moscow in the northern winter! Who knew?

    Of course, like all barrackers, Treetroll has absolutely no understanding of the meaning of climate change, global warming and weather.

    Just like grodo, Treetroll is unable to understand that global warming and climate change will lead to extreme weather such as record snowfalls in Moscow, 2012 being the hottest year on record in the US, more severe storms globally.

    Ignorance seems to be the province of the barracker.

    http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/science/topics/globalwarming/index.html

    There once was a fellow named Abbott
    Chronic lying was his well established habit
    He was once heard to mutter
    “You can’t believe a word that I utter,”
    “That’s why I run from hard questions like a rabbit”

  51. I like jane just fine the way she is. She seems to have a much more acute sense of fun and humour than the miserable right whingers 🙂

  52. Jane, it was actually Migs that said it was clever, i didn’t think so at all, as I am not a fan of re-writing/plagiarism, but on the positive side I did enjoy your Limerick 😀 nice one. 😀 😆

    And I also agree with Bacchus 😀

    Cheers 🙂 😀

  53. Voyager, if you could manage to be even 100th as likeable, plus intelligent as Jane it would be a decided improvement. However, I do not expect miracles..try for one 500th as likeable..

  54. TONY Abbott will take to the election a radical plan to reshape Australia by splitting it into different personal tax zones and forcibly shifting tens of thousands of jobs to the Top End.

    The secret draft economic policy document, entitled Vision 2030, also proposes to carve $800 million from the foreign aid budget to be diverted to a mega-project in northern Australia.

    In an embarrassing high-level leak to The Daily Telegraph, the 30-page document outlines plans for the mass migration of public service workers to north of the Tropic of Capricorn to Karratha, about 1500km north of Perth, Darwin and Cairns..

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/northern-exposure-as-tony-abbott-goes-troppo/story-e6freuy9-1226572126324

    http://resources.news.com.au/files/2013/02/06/1226572/178934-tony-abbott-troppo-plan.pdf

  55. Federal Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott, says a leaked coalition plan to split Australia into different tax zones and move public service jobs north is just a draft discussion paper.

    The document also suggests a Coalition Government will use tax incentives to lure private sector workers to cities such as Darwin, Cairns and Karratha, while forcibly relocating tens of thousands of public sector jobs from areas like western Sydney.

    But Mr Abbott played down the importance of the plan, called Vision 2030 and obtained by The Daily Telegraph.

    ‘The draft discussion paper which was in the papers today is only that, it is a draft discussion paper that has been put out for consultation purposes,’ he told reporters in Canberra.

    ‘But I do want to say that we are determined to make the most of our country, and that means making the most of northern Australia.’

    Mr Abbott said the coalition had ‘no plans … to civilly conscript public servants’, but said the idea of decentralising Commonwealth services was ‘not a bad thing’.

    He also dismissed the idea of separate tax regimes for different parts of the country, saying the Coalition was instead looking at ‘carefully targeted incentives’.

    http://www.skynews.com.au/politics/article.aspx?id=843267

    Sorry, the Liberals and Greens are MSSO. Now attacking cuts this governments has made, to bring in an attempt.

    No notice of action now being takenm in the lower house. Procedure not being followed.

  56. MPI, is being dumped by Greens and Opposition. MPI, on Super with MSSO. Albanese is warning Pyne to be careful, about his actions today. Members being denied right to be heard.

  57. Voyager, you provide more than enough comedy relief for me and I suspect, other Whisperers.

    But you really should give Prissy the flick as your personal coach; having to continuously spruik Liars Party lies and bullshit would make even the most even tempered of people extremely grumpy.

    Tell Prissy, Liealot and that den of sad factless trolls to peddle their wares elsewhere and resolve once and for all to tell the truth and pay attention to the facts.

    It will be a great relief for you; like a delightful holiday at a 10 star resort. Remember, the truth will set you free and a change (telling the truth) is as good as a holiday.

    I’m sure those wrinkles furrowing your brow will disappear when you reacquaint yourself with the truth and the facts and you’ll become the happy, lighthearted person I’m sure you once were before you allowed yourself to be mesmerised by the likes of the ghastly Bishop, J, Liealot and the rest of that coven of factless troglodytes .

    Bacchus, right whingers are such a miserable lot, aren’t they? Comes of having to constantly peddle Liars Party crap, I suppose. BTW, how’s Mrs Bacchus and the s-i-l?

    TS, sorry. I need new goggles. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. 🙂 But dingbat plagiarism is very irritating.

    Migs, you are too charitable to dingbats. But I suppose we should be kind to the afflicted. 😆

    Min, do you think it would be possible for Voyager to become a reformed Liars addict? Is there a 12 step program? Perhaps we could start with “tell the truth and shame the devil”. I don’t know-deprogramming is a touchy subject. 🙂

    CU, unfortunately poor old Voyager and the rest of the whinger brigade have been so bewitched by the lure of the dark side that they think that the sort of behaviour exhibited by the likes of Prissy, Bishop, J and Liealot is above reproach.

    Apparently,childish tantrums are the benchmarks for adult behaviour and civilised debate. Most kindy kids would be ashamed to behave that way.

  58. Thanks, ME @3.11pm. Sometimes you just have to set them back on their heels.

    CU, in light of your links above, I rest my case. But hopefully this will make even some barrackers sit up and take notice of what the Liars have in store for the country.

    I read the excerpt about the tax zones to the husbandy substance. To put it mildly, he was extremely unimpressed.

  59. BTW, how’s Mrs Bacchus and the s-i-l?

    Thanks for asking Jane 🙂

    s-i-l is doing really well – all chemo & radium treatment finished – now to grow some hair back & keep passing all the on-going tests. She’s got some really nice wigs though – you can’t tell it’s not her own hair…

    Mrs B is not so good – between treatments atm. The last one they tried wasn’t very successful, so Medicare wouldn’t fund the $20k pa cost. She goes back to the hospital next month, so hopefully they’ll find another treatment for her. She had her 3 month skin checkup yesterday – no more cancer, but they sent her for a chest x-ray today to check that the last one hadn’t spread.

    How’s all those yummy crustaceans? We’ve got a cruise booked for the end of April, but maybe next holiday we should plan a road trip in your general direction to come and sample some of your delicious produce 😛

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