Posts Tagged ‘ Abbott ’

Just get Malaysia to sign that UNHCR thingy?

Easy peasy.

I feel sick.

Go on. Go out door knocking now and try and sell your stupid carbon tax.


“Paedos in speedos”, Julian Burnside?

That’s some kind of activist you are there, Julian.

HUMAN rights lawyer Julian Burnside has apologised to Tony Abbott after branding him a “Paedos in speedos” on Twitter.

The prominent QC said the tweet, which was seen by users of the social media service as a reference to pedophilia, was a mistake for which he unreservedly apologised.

No Juliar, you’re the PM, it’s your fault

Doesn’t it just make you cringe when you hear stuff like the following?

JULIA Gillard has blamed Tony Abbott for the arrival of two new asylum-seeker boats, saying his refusal to back her Malaysian Solution made him responsible for the unauthorised vessels and all others that would follow.

Memo to the PM: Before your government took power, the boats had stopped coming. The ALP changed the laws, and the boats flooded in.

Do the math.

Former Labor heavyweight, Graham Richardson:

Now Labor brings in legislation that nobody wants into a parliament certain to reject it. This is a form of masochism: it is almost as if the government wants to keep feeling the pain of failure. This is a drawn-out execution of a misguided policy Labor should never have endorsed.

On his Sky show, he mentioned it was the end of a pathetic week in what’s been a pathetic year.

Hear, hear.

Yes, we will have to have an election to have an election

It’s all about PM Gillard essentially, effectively, circumventing the Constitution thus making it “impossible” to repeal her unmandated carbon (dioxide!) tax laws.

Details here.

The thing is, to the best of my knowledge, all Abbott has to do if and/or when he retains government is to present a “repeal bill” – so to speak – to the (hostile) Senate twice in 24 hours, naturally have it rejected, and then it is well within his right to call a double dissolution.

Juliar: you broke it, you fix it

That’s essentially what Opposition leader Tony Abbott could well be telling our PM come Monday.

OPPOSITION Leader Tony Abbott has given the strongest indication yet that he will not support the government’s changes to migration laws to enable the offshore processing of asylum seekers.

Mr Abbott said he was troubled by proposed changes to legislation that he said would give “entirely unfettered discretion” to Immigration Minister Chris Bowen.

The government needs bipartisan support for the proposals because the Greens have ruled out supporting them.

“My difficulty with the government’s proposed legislation is that it does strip out the protections that the Howard government thought were necessary,” Mr Abbott said today.

“The Howard government and the coalition not only has the patent on offshore processing, it’s pretty obvious having seen the legislation that we also have the patent on offshore protection.”


That “strongest indication” is obviously coming from Abbott’s DT blog.

This week in the parliament the Prime Minister has been demanding that the Coalition support legislation to validate the Malaysia people swap that the High Court struck down.

It’s not the opposition’s job to support bad policy from a bad government.

OK, so there’s kind of an out…

Our job is to promote policy that would actually stop the boats and to oppose policy that’s already been proven not to do so.

But really?

Malaysia is not offshore processing; Malaysia is offshore dumping.

That’s not a “strong indication”, that’s a firm NO.


This government and its cronies are so shameless its almost laughable.

First we have PM Gillard accusing others of hypocrisy 🙄

Then we have Greens leader Bob Brown claiming “the mining industry is already putting a huge strain on the rest of the economy.”

What kind of rainbows and unicorns fantasy land are these people living in???


And listening to Bolta and Price on MTR today, you have Anthony Sleazyville whingeing that the Opposition shut down Question Time yesterday when it was actually the government that did it – and only five minutes in!

Not just a lie, but the complete opposite of the truth!

Oakeshott’s the biggest dill here. All the rest, Craig Thompson included, will walk away from all this with their federal parliamentary pensions intact. Windsor will get one from The NSW parliament as well.

As a one-term federal MP (at under 15% popularity he doesn’t have a Gillard chance at a truth convention of being re-elected), “Poor” Rob will only get his NSW parliamentary pension (so yeah, there’s no need to feel too sorry for him).

Julia lives on

Yesterday, I took a punt and tipped that PM Gillard would be overthrown today.

No, that didn’t pan out, however Peter van Olsen suggests why.

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