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 veebass » 16 Feb 2018, 15:03

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16 Feb 2018, 13:25
Wow, the PM and Deputy PM are at WAR! What a friggin joke!

Shorten has gone quiet. I hear he had his own "getting the office girl pregnant" drama several years ago, so that would explain that (if true).
I heard him say both of them need to go today. I thought the Bill one was about leaving his first wife. haven't heard anything about pregnancies.

Here's something interesting. Turnbull bushwacked Joyce yesterday arvo.

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-n ... MP=soc_567
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Re: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

Post by veebass » 17 Feb 2018, 05:59

Political censorship?

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/ ... m-turnbull
Turnbull was scathing about the articles on Wednesday, attacking the ABC’s understanding of the business world.
ABC sources said there were no inaccuracies in the articles but the director of news, Gaven Morris, decided to take the analysis piece down because he believed it sounded too much like opinion.
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Re: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

Post by veebass » 18 Feb 2018, 16:27

LIke Malcolm said "professional " government.

Another Nat showing appropriate standards of behaviour.

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

Post by packrat » 18 Feb 2018, 17:06

Professional just means being paid.

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

Post by veebass » 18 Feb 2018, 17:33

packrat wrote:
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Professional just means being paid.
Yes it does, that is not, however, what Mr Morrison was trying to convey.
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Re: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

Post by packrat » 18 Feb 2018, 18:06

I don’t have a lot of time for someone with his stellar resume. However the sentiment of don’t be a fool would be apposite here.

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

Post by Aussie Mark » 19 Feb 2018, 08:03

Bizarre puff piece on Malcolm last night on 60 Minutes. It was all about what a happy couple he and Lucy are. The subtext was "I'm happily married so I don't need to chase other women like Bill Shorten or bonk my staff like Barnaby does"

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

Post by veebass » 19 Feb 2018, 08:15

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Bizarre puff piece on Malcolm last night on 60 Minutes. It was all about what a happy couple he and Lucy are. The subtext was "I'm happily married so I don't need to chase other women like Bill Shorten or bonk my staff like Barnaby does"
I didn't watch it- the shorts were enough for me.
I understand it was done months ago. I wonder if it was done before or after Malcolm knew about Barnaby?

BTW- does he not realise most of do not give a flying f@#$ what Lucy thinks?
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Post by Aussie Mark » 19 Feb 2018, 08:24

We weren't planning on watching it either - didn't even know he was going to be on, given we hardly ever watch 60 Minutes. Just happened to be channel surfing after watching Hawke. Typical lightweight stuff Liz Hayes does these days.

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

Post by packrat » 19 Feb 2018, 10:37

I did not realise people still watched television. Next someone will say they read newspapers!

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

Post by veebass » 19 Feb 2018, 11:51

Ho hum- Liberals rip off workers at the ABCC and reward it's bosses....what's new?

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

Post by tearalong » 19 Feb 2018, 12:50

Meanwhile the head of Border Protection has clocked up nine months off at full pay ($618,000 pa) with still no sign of resolution or public scrutiny

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

Post by veebass » 19 Feb 2018, 14:25

tearalong wrote:
19 Feb 2018, 12:50
Meanwhile the head of Border Protection has clocked up nine months off at full pay ($618,000 pa) with still no sign of resolution or public scrutiny

http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/ ... 0aewn.html
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Post by veebass » 19 Feb 2018, 14:38

This is extraordinary...now we know (at least have been told by Turnbull) that he wasn't totally clueless and at least knew about the rumours about Barnaby.

Turnbull won't say whether Barnaby lied to him or whether Turnbull avoided finding out "too much" as he did with Cash's leaks to the press, or whether Barnaby just told him to mind his own business . I have a mate who wishes he had had bosses that were as non intrusive as Malcolm.

http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/ ... 4z0so.html

Just in case people are getting the idea that the Public Service operates like this mess we are seeing in Canberra, as seems to be the suggestion of some of the commentators who are praising Malcolm for bringing the public sector into line with the much revered private sector. I have a mate who was quite senior in the public service who did precisely what Barnaby did minus the baby and the straight out corruption by way of free rent (ie the promotions, the payrises, the travel etc) and when they found out about the secret relationship they stood him down straight away without pay and then sacked him after following due process. There was no "it's a personal matter", "we need to consider the impact on his wife and children", "there are extenuating circumstances", "He is a high performer and has been for years", ". He got his notice of suspension and his charge sheet with a date to reply by. Full stop. My point is there are already clear rules in the public service. There are procedures. There are penalties. Malcolm is pretending he is cleaning it up. He has done nothing to address the basic problem. He like all Liberal PMs in Coalition have no authority over the Deputy PM. It belongs to the Leader of the Nats. That position is filled by a vote of the parliamentary Nats. Full stop. I would pay attention to Turnbull if he said the Coalition Agreement was being changed immediately and forevermore, so that the PM could dismiss the Deputy PM.
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Re: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

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