Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

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Re: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

Post by packrat » 06 Mar 2018, 19:34

Hence off topic neh?

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Re: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

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packrat wrote:
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Hence off topic neh?

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Re: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

Post by Petebass » 06 Mar 2018, 19:58

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05 Mar 2018, 13:44
At a press conference today, Mr Joyce told reporters asking about the weekend's reports that it was "nobody's business but mine and Vikki's".
"Anything that's personal in nature is nobody else's business but mine and Vikki's. So we're not here to be part of some ongoing litany of discussion about this," he said.

To which a female reporter asked "So why do you keep calling press conferences?"

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Re: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

Post by ozrider » 06 Mar 2018, 21:12

Petebass wrote:
06 Mar 2018, 19:58
BazzBass wrote:
05 Mar 2018, 13:44
At a press conference today, Mr Joyce told reporters asking about the weekend's reports that it was "nobody's business but mine and Vikki's".
"Anything that's personal in nature is nobody else's business but mine and Vikki's. So we're not here to be part of some ongoing litany of discussion about this," he said.

To which a female reporter asked "So why do you keep calling press conferences?"

GOLD
Gold indeed. I wonder if anyone has actually had the desired reaction of "Oh wow, what a nice man to look after the baby even if it isn't his". I honestly don't think he's fooled anyone!
Yes, well the Australian doesn't seem to be buying it...

"If Barnaby Joyce wants some privacy for himself, for his girlfriend, for his baby, for his daughters and his wife, he should stop talking about his private life.

The Joyce saga has entered the twilight zone of low-rent narcissism. His latest foray into the media to discuss his private life, this time raising questions about the paternity of his girlfriend’s baby, is another example of that old axiom that politics is Hollywood for ugly people."


https://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinio ... 7213509311

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Re: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

Post by veebass » 08 Mar 2018, 07:17

Dirty deeds.......done dirt cheap.

Anyone believe Turnbull didn't have a hand in this?
This spells big trouble for Turnbull, as long as Joyce remains in Parliament and adds weight to the reports of a massive fight between Turnbull and Joyce.


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Post by veebass » 13 Mar 2018, 05:30

Adani has been a difficult issue for Labor. It is interesting to see that a survey has picked up that it is a difficult issue for Turnbull as well.

http://www.news.com.au/national/politic ... 342c8f5001
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Re: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

Post by veebass » 14 Mar 2018, 16:14

Malcolm strides to the wicket and .........................takes no position at all. :rolf:

I know it's a mixed metaphor but I thought it apt.

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal ... 4z4az.html

Oh and Exxon doesn't expect to bother paying tax for years.

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Re: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

Post by Aussie Mark » 15 Mar 2018, 07:28

One of these days both parties need to make their minds up - they can either encourage people to be self-funded in retirement and therefore reduce government spending on age pensions, or they can screw self-funded retirees and force them onto the age pension. For several years now neither party seems to have a clear message or strategy on this - they just keep making it up as they go along.

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Re: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

Post by veebass » 15 Mar 2018, 07:38

Aussie Mark wrote:
15 Mar 2018, 07:28
One of these days both parties need to make their minds up - they can either encourage people to be self-funded in retirement and therefore reduce government spending on age pensions, or they can screw self-funded retirees and force them onto the age pension. For several years now neither party seems to have a clear message or strategy on this - they just keep making it up as they go along.
Labor's dividend imputation stuff should (and hopefully will) simply have a realistic upper limit to the benefit that can be paid. I was surprised that it was announced without it.

If they do that and strike a realistic figure that covers small investors, it will be a slam dunk. The Coalition can't defend a system that, after Howard's changes, pays out $2..5 Million to some guy who pays no tax in the first place.
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Re: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

Post by veebass » 15 Mar 2018, 07:40

Interesting read about tensions within The Greens.
We are seeing the battle between the "new breed" and the "old guard" up here too.

Some of the 'old guard" are joining the ALP as a result.

/www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/torn-to ... 4z43u.html
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Post by veebass » 15 Mar 2018, 09:18

Here's a good one.

Katter's son in law and Liberal/ Nat donor wants Dutton to set up an advisory board on matters relating to guns. Discussions have been going on for a while apparently. Very interesting.

In concept, I don't have a problem as long as the membership is balanced. Sticking Robert Noia and Samantha Lee in the same room would be worth the price of admission.

It will be interesting to see if this request gets a better reception from Turnbull than a conceptually similar one from Indigenous people for a "voice" in matters that affect them.

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Re: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

Post by veebass » 15 Mar 2018, 09:40

More on the issue the Government has no position on.
Retail and Hospitality employers want a cut to the minimum wage.
Obviously, cutting penalty rates wasn't enough.

Worried about retirement- people have to survive that long first.


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Re: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

Post by veebass » 15 Mar 2018, 11:05

And... this from Dutton. Where does he get this stuff?

Who better than a boof headed racist to be in charge of our border security and immigration.


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Re: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

Post by ozrider » 15 Mar 2018, 22:59

veebass wrote:
15 Mar 2018, 11:05
And... this from Dutton. Where does he get this stuff?

Who better than a boof headed racist to be in charge of our border security and immigration.


https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/world/2 ... er-dutton/
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Re: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

Post by veebass » 16 Mar 2018, 05:42

ozrider wrote:
15 Mar 2018, 22:59
veebass wrote:
15 Mar 2018, 11:05
And... this from Dutton. Where does he get this stuff?

Who better than a boof headed racist to be in charge of our border security and immigration.


https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/world/2 ... er-dutton/
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Yes it is all quite calculated.
The right has held government for fifteen of the last twenty one years.
We badly need a few consecutive terms of a Labor government to reverse some of this right wing rubbish.

Fabulous timing by Dutton to do this while our cricketers are in South Africa BTW.
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