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Re: New Prime Minister
« Reply #25 on: June 26, 2010, 11:20:45 pm »

Derek

Don't get me wrong I detest the gang of four and what they have done to Australia so much so I have become politically active with an opposing party. What I can not believe is the power of one or two unions who can displace a Prime Minister of the country at their whim. Don't jump on me and call me a union basher as I believe anyone should be a member of a union if they want. However the union movement in Australia has too much power for the number of people they have as members (less than 20% of the workforce) If it were a Liberal PM who was just displaced by a group of like minded people say the Dentists Assoc of Australia would that not seem a little strange that the Dentists have the deciding say on who is PM?? Would that not say that Dentists have too much power?? No interest group should have that power. Oh well lets see what happens at the next election it is democracy after all.

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« Reply #26 on: June 26, 2010, 11:32:22 pm »

I'm just going to miss the classic aussie headlines like "Ruddy nuisance" etc.. {-)
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Re: New Prime Minister
« Reply #27 on: June 26, 2010, 11:33:04 pm »


Yes forgot that New South Wales is in the same boat  <:(

And a very leaky boat it is, too  {:-{

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« Reply #28 on: June 27, 2010, 12:40:13 am »

mmmm....I must admit to spending a few hours this morning reflecting on the Media's take on all of this  >>:-( ...after all...together with 24/7 instant coverage they are co contributors   >:-o to our fate & the demise of our political systems

So irrespective of each owns political persuasion ...just reflect back on the stability & prosperity created in NSW by previous Premiers Wran & Carr....or give him his due's  O0 a previous PM Howard's role on the Federal front...these people were still subjected to media & parliamentary scrutinies 

bigfella ...I applaud anyone who takes a stand on their convictions at any level whether it be for political or social issues ...so well done  :-)) .... Derek
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« Reply #29 on: July 03, 2010, 12:56:13 pm »

As I recall I had a lot of fun with redheads in my youth  ok2 %) :-))


I like 'em a lot better if they've got hair too !   A red head just doesn't float my boat ...sorry !

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« Reply #30 on: July 03, 2010, 02:24:06 pm »

I thought this was a model boat site not an Australian Political CHit Chat Session.
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« Reply #31 on: July 03, 2010, 02:38:37 pm »

Oih Canalpilot,

This is chit chat, you can talk about almost anything, so we are sticking it back to you
guys as we had to listen for a long time about how bad your dear Mr Brown was, fairs fair mate.......... :-)) {-) ;D



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« Reply #32 on: July 04, 2010, 12:06:56 am »

I thought this was a model boat site not an Australian Political CHit Chat Session.

Canal,

Testically  :kiss: the thread is in order.  :-))

As the "Lovely Julia"  :embarrassed: our Prime minister  :police: is actively involved with "Real boats" & boat people.  :police:  <*< on a daily basis. %) %)
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« Reply #33 on: July 04, 2010, 12:36:43 am »

mmmm :} appears she has halved the proposed mining SUPER TAX & has most back onside....& as RaaArtyGunner notes

The CHALLANGE  over the next week is about those people & boats

In wonder if she has considered joining Model Mayhem for a few friendly pointers?  {-) O0 ....Derek
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« Reply #34 on: July 04, 2010, 01:50:16 am »

mmmm....I must admit to spending a few hours this morning reflecting on the Media's take on all of this  >>:-( ...after all...together with 24/7 instant coverage they are co contributors   >:-o to our fate & the demise of our political systems


Reflecting on Rupert Murdoch's take on all this perhaps  ;)

This is not a dig, Murdoch controls the main UK papers as well.

Always worth remembering that the press is never independant.
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« Reply #35 on: July 04, 2010, 06:07:00 am »

just reflect back on the stability & prosperity created in NSW by previous Premiers Wran & Carr....

Only if you live in NSW, that is, Newcastle, Sydney or Wollongong. The rest of New South Wales is largely neglected by Macquarie Street  >>:-( >>:-(

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« Reply #36 on: July 04, 2010, 07:37:23 am »


Peter,
If I remember correctly isn't Macquarie street where all the specialists are located.

How ironic, specialist politicians {-) {-)
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« Reply #37 on: July 05, 2010, 12:30:27 am »


If I remember correctly isn't Macquarie street where all the specialists are located.

Quite correct, the state parliament building is up towards Hyde Park and the specialist doctors are mostly down at the Domain end. It's quite ironic, really, some specialists are badly needed in parliament to fix the health of the NSW economy. The bunch of clowns running the state at present are killing it  >>:-( >>:-(.

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« Reply #38 on: July 05, 2010, 02:21:08 am »

Only if you live in NSW, that is, Newcastle, Sydney or Wollongong.



mmmmm.....Peter...even though Wollongong is the industrial heart of Australian for steel making...being a labour heartland means that neither political party will do much for the city or the Illawarra

Children in Sydney & Newcastle have State subsidsed bus passes for transport on State owned buses to school..........in the Illawarra....parents have to pay bus fares to send their children to school on private bus companies .........Derek  >>:-( <*<  O0
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« Reply #39 on: July 05, 2010, 08:08:11 am »

parents have to pay bus fares to send their children to school on private bus companies

Derek, the NSW government subsidises all school student travel to and from school, provided that the student lives outside a 1.6km radius of school, except for infants where no restriction applies. In areas where there is no government transport, that is, outside the Sydney and Newcastle areas, students travel with private bus companies. Students are issued with passes, and the subsidy is paid direct to the bus company by the government. All NSW students are eligible for the subsidy.

I worked for a local bus and coach company for 12 years, so I am familiar with the subsidy scheme.

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« Reply #40 on: July 05, 2010, 10:04:09 am »

OK Peter ....I may be a little out of time........ :}...but in 1964 when I was attending Corrimal High School,,,,I had to pay "sixpence" each way to get from Russell Vale to Corrimal

My parents did not receive any Government assistance .......Derek
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« Reply #41 on: July 05, 2010, 10:52:22 pm »

Things have changed since 1964, Derek  O0, we even have electricity here now  {-) {-)

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« Reply #42 on: July 15, 2010, 11:24:05 am »


Julia Gillard touring the countryside in a chauffeur-driven car.
Suddenly, a cow walks out onto the road, they hit it full on and the car comes to a stop.
Julia in her usual charming manner, says to the chauffeur:
'You get out and check - you were driving. '
The chauffeur gets out, checks and reports that the animal is dead.
'You were driving; go and tell the farmer, ' says Julia.
Five hours later, the chauffeur returns totally plastered, hair ruffled with a big grin on his face.
'My god, what happened to you? 'asks Julia.
The chauffeur replies: ' When I got there, the farmer opened his best bottle of malt whisky, the wife gave me a slap-up meal and the daughter made love to me. '

'What on earth did you say? 'asks Julia.

'I knocked on the door, and when it was answered, I said to them:

'I'm Julia Gillard's chauffeur and I've just killed the cow.'

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« Reply #43 on: July 15, 2010, 03:53:56 pm »

that one is as good as dicky d
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RaaArtyGunner

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« Reply #44 on: July 16, 2010, 11:13:37 pm »


Julia Gilliard’s first interview…

TV: “Congratulations Prime Minister. Before we start, as we stand here on Thursday afternoon, do you accept that tomorrow will be Friday?”

PM: “We have always supported the standard structure of the calendar and acknowledge that the public expect a regular system that provides the rhythm necessary for everyday planning and life structures. We feel very strongly about this.”

TV: “So you do agree that tomorrow is Friday?”

PM: “It isn’t important whether it is Friday or Monday. What is important is that unexpected changes don’t interfere with the normal expectations of the public - and this government has a solid record in supporting those expectations.”

TV: “But as today is Thursday, surely you can confirm that tomorrow is Friday?”

PM: “Everything is relative and whether the next day is Wednesday or Sunday is dependent on where you stand at the time. We have never challenged the current system and have the full support of the unions on this. Most intelligent people agree that changes are not required.”

TV: “Well then, what day is tomorrow?”

PM: “Tomorrow is the next day in our plan to further develop our marvelous country in many areas. We plan to continue providing better health care, reduced debt, reduced unemployment, controlled immigration and to be a world leader in controlling global warming.”

TV: “Returning to the question, can you not confirm that Friday is tomorrow?”

PM: “Friday is always around. It has been around many times before and will be around again many more times. Which is why we need - as a responsible government - to plan and organise for the future. Not just for tomorrow, but for our children and their children.

TV: “Prime Minister, the viewers are waiting for your answer on what day you think tomorrow is?”

PM: “We are dealing with bigger issues here. The Friday, Saturday, Sunday thing is not important or relevant to the scheme of things. They need to understand the critical issues and focus on the matters of concern, such as the condition of our nation and how we can continue to develop it so that all may reap the benefit.”

TV: “I’m sorry, we seem to have lost the point here again. Are you saying that it isn’t Friday tomorrow?”

PM: “The reality is that it is not important what day it is. What is important is how we handle the situation - and my government is handling it with solid policies evolved from the mandate the people gave us.”

TV: “But we just want to know if you agree that it will be Friday tomorrow?”

PM: “Let’s remain focused here. It is the nation that is important and we stand fast and rock steady in our dedication to the job in hand. In closing, let me say this one more time – we are fully committed to the task and have commissioned a report that will enable us to develop the plans for the future. Thank you.”

TV: “Prime Minister?

An Thats the way she is spoke in OZ  {-) O0 %% >>:-(
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« Reply #45 on: July 16, 2010, 11:46:44 pm »

Goodness RAAArtyGunner  >>:-( & why have you changed aa to AA? - yes Saturday morning.....I am waiting for a shuttle bus to take me to Adelaide airport ....& hence back to real OZ = NSW on QF750

At least I know what day yesterday was  %% = the day before I fly out

Having said all of this ..... :embarrassed: ...do I note a little sinuosity in your comments ...after Miss Jilly is the elected representative of the nation ....well @ least by her party..........

BTW.....who did you vote for Laurie Oaks? ........:} <:( :kiss: :kiss: - Derek



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« Reply #46 on: July 17, 2010, 12:59:01 am »


Derek what am I to make of this, your in "Adelaide"  :o  Julia's Mum & Dad live there  O0

As noted with the turnips comment,  O0 {-) and the resultant lack of humorous response,  O0 {-) good powers of observation :-))
It should be RAA  :embarrassed: but put Raa to make it look a bit better  {:-{ <:(  now fixed, Ta
All's fair in love and war they say {-) O0
Saw the entire Press address when Laurie Oaks dropped the bombshell, <*<  :embarrassed:  but good recovery by Julia.
Neither party is about what is good for you and me let alone the country it is all about retaining/seizing POWER. >>:-( <*< <:( 
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« Reply #47 on: July 17, 2010, 07:08:48 am »

I am quite sure that politicians take a course in "How to avoid answering a question in 1000 words or more"....and they all pass the course  O0 {-)

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« Reply #48 on: July 17, 2010, 07:53:13 am »


Derek what am I to make of this, your in "Adelaide"  :o 

Well RaaArtyGunner you may ask........ {-)

It was only some six years ago I attended a family wedding in the Adelaide hills........met the then local Federal MP, letters of congratulations from David from the Hill  :kiss:,  Alex the Downer  <*< & best of all a short note from Little Johnny  O0

So next time you want to poke a bit of fun @ me..........just remembeeeeeeeeeer my influential colleagues ...[sorry past influential colleagues] but they are still   {-) {-) {-) on their Parlimentry pensions that you & I paid for  >>:-(...Derek
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