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The Snouties: Awarding the most ‘on the snout’ pollies

August 22, 2015 - 20:08 -- Admin

As we all know, good government started six months ago – following Abbott’s near demise as our Prime Minister. And this last parliamentary sitting fortnight in Canberra has been another stellar example of this. There’s been press conferences galore, leaky cabinets and question-time performances worthy of entry into the Tonies (pun intended).

“Jobs and Growth” … But what is it?

August 22, 2015 - 12:00 -- Admin

With so much negative feedback on Tony Abbott’s predilection for three word slogans, one would think the brains trust within the Coalition would have learned something by now and tried a new tack.

But, as predictable as a Carlton loss, we now have the latest gem to come off the assembly line, i.e. ‘Jobs and Growth’ only this time Abbott says it twice. So perhaps that’s the new tack, a three word slogan repeated.

Can Canning fix it?

August 21, 2015 - 12:56 -- Admin

To the people of Canning,

You have a grave responsibility in front of you.

It is widely accepted that a defeat for the Liberal Party in Canning would see the end of Tony Abbott’s leadership. Even if you are a conservative voter, this would be to your benefit – it will not cause a change of government but it could snatch your party from the clutches of the Credlin/Abbott cartel which is not only leading your party to defeat but this country to ruin.

The Abbott Government keeps backing the wrong horse

August 21, 2015 - 11:49 -- Admin

I’m not much of a punter. I’ve ventured to the track a handful of times only to invariably put my money on horses that ran last. Truth is, I wouldn’t know a good horse from a bad one. I was more or less throwing away money on something that was never going to win.

A bit like the Abbott Government, in a way.

They too keep backing the wrong horse. They just can’t seem to pick a winner.

Tony Abbott — leader or destroyer?

August 20, 2015 - 15:04 -- Admin

By Barry Tucker

A small heading in today’s Sydney Morning Herald said Tony Abbott is not a bad leader. But how do you judge?

If you judge him by his party’s 2PP polling he would fail the test. If you judged him by his personal popularity polling he would fail the test.

If you judged him on party loyalty, based on continuing Cabinet leaks, he would fail the test.