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Quote of the Week

March 22, 2014 - 00:15 -- Admin

The best way to get a picture of what is going on is to look at all the polls together.When you do there is no doubt the Abbott government is continuing to have the worst start, at least in its ­polling, of any new government over the last 40 years.[John Stirton,  Nielsen research director, writing in the Financial Review, 17 March 2014]

Abbott Economics

March 21, 2014 - 00:16 -- Admin

In Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's throw-away economy taxpayers are funding the return of asylum seekers to Indonesia by orange lifeboats.The Sydney Morning Herald 20 March 2014:The Abbott government has tripled the amount of money spent on the large orange lifeboats used to tow back asylum seekers breaching

In answer to Kevin Hogan's comfortable assumptions....

March 21, 2014 - 00:15 -- Admin

NSW North Coast Nationals MP for Page, Kevin Hogan, making comfortable assumptions about the March In March: Australians United For Better Government, The Northern Star, 17 March 2014:"I get that there are a lot of Labor and Greens voters who are cranky with the result of the last government…We're just implementing the politics we said we would and the Australian public overwhelmingly

Nice Work If You Can Get It: Liberal Senator Arthur Sinodinos' $2,000 an hour former directorship

March 19, 2014 - 00:16 -- Admin

Excerpt from 17 March 2014 public hearing transcript in the matter of Operation Credo-Spicer before the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC): Counsel assisting ICAC, Geoffrey Watson SC:I’ll now deal with Australian Water Holdings and its pursuit

Fred Perring gets called on his colourful anecdotal information

March 18, 2014 - 00:16 -- Admin

In which resident far-right buffoon and frequent letters correspondent Fred Perring gets ‘owned’ by a Yamba resident…….Letter to the Editor, The Daily Examiner, 14 March 2014:A dog's breakfastNormally I enjoy Fred Perring's contributions, but his efforts published on Monday, March 10, in your paper left me with the feeling that women, in particular, were demeaned.To make matters worse, I have heard similar stories before.

Under Tony Abbott's government the military are crossing a dangerous line

March 17, 2014 - 00:16 -- Admin 14 March 2014:AUSTRALIA’S top ranking officer, Defence Chief General David Hurley, has warned Tasmanian Senator-elect and former soldier Jacqui Lambie against using the media to criticise the military.In an unprecedented political intervention by a serving military officer, General Hurley wro