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by freewheelan
Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27036
Views: 1040431

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

They are now sending critical cases from PNG to Qld hospitals. I don't mind helping sending extra vaccines to PNG, but we still have 40,000 Aussies trying to return home. Seriously WTF?! Took me 10 months, 4 cancelled flights even though I bought an $8,000 business class airfare, airlines kept tryi...
by freewheelan
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: iPad advice please
Replies: 8
Views: 240

Re: iPad advice please

Monk Zombie wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:48 am How best to move all my stuff from iPad to new iPad?
If you use iCloud and the same login account it's all pretty much automatic.
by freewheelan
Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27036
Views: 1040431

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

My wife, who is currently down in NSW has to go into lockdown due to having visited Brisbane during the period that is apparently of concern. Lock down south of the border apparently means you can go do shopping for food, attend medical appointments, oh and go to work. Exactly how dumb are the pric...
by freewheelan
Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27036
Views: 1040431

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Cash doesn't even have an Australian law degree ffs! c'mon mate, that's abuse. Scotty the Marketing Dawg has assembled a women heavy cabinet with a Prime Minster of Women Ministers and here you are trolling one of them. Fair crack. At least Scotty and the crew know she's got good form for not rolli...
by freewheelan
Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27036
Views: 1040431

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

The reshuffle... https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-29/scott-morrison-reshuffles-cabinet-reynolds-porter-dutton/100035484 The Prime Minister also announced a new taskforce, which Marise Payne, the Minister for Women and Foreign Affairs, was to lead. He said it would oversee the government's polici...
by freewheelan
Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27036
Views: 1040431

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

When Scott Morrison's surprised everyone by winning the 2019 Federal election, he boasted that it was a 'miracle'. He was the Liberal Party's Golden Boy who had the Midas touch. Well that shine has well and truly worn off. As a flick through various news sites today he is receiving widespread criti...
by freewheelan
Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27036
Views: 1040431

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

If that's true, it's pretty pathetic mate. There are plenty of ways to make your vote count - with a bit of research :? I agree. The thing is Clogs is hyper-political. He spent most of last year on this forum trolling ALP State Premiers, and praising Scott Morrison and Gladys Berejiklian. Yet he no...
by freewheelan
Wed Mar 24, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27036
Views: 1040431

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Indeed, based on numbers. Were always bad on that nasty piece of work. The reshuffle does have to cover over more than Porter ... Sounds like something Kim Philby would say. Each to their own. Reads like Ali's Choice's mentor. He needs one to follow. Each to their own. I really think this type of a...
by freewheelan
Wed Mar 24, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27036
Views: 1040431

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Surely this move only comes after some internal polling of the voting public? These reprobates are that stupid it's the only thing that might offer them a form of guidance. Indeed, based on numbers. Were always bad on that nasty piece of work. The reshuffle does have to cover over more than Porter ...
by freewheelan
Wed Mar 24, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27036
Views: 1040431

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Surely this move only comes after some internal polling of the voting public? These reprobates are that stupid it's the only thing that might offer them a form of guidance. Indeed, based on numbers. Were always bad on that nasty piece of work. The reshuffle does have to cover over more than Porter ...
by freewheelan
Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27036
Views: 1040431

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

And Porter set to be dumped as AG as Blomo shuffles his part time ministers... Yup, this move has been in pipeline a while, awaiting the press of the flush button. Surely this move only comes after some internal polling of the voting public? These reprobates are that stupid it's the only thing that...
by freewheelan
Tue Mar 23, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NSW Flooding
Replies: 84
Views: 2758

Re: NSW Flooding

Got into an argument on Twitter with some right wing Sky News spaz about 1 in 100 year floods. She says there's a cycle that happens every 100 years and that this is mirroring the big flood in 1921 in the Hastings River (her grandad told her about it) and that climate change isn't a factor. I point...
by freewheelan
Tue Mar 23, 2021 2:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27036
Views: 1040431

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

The Betoota boys have nailed it... https://www.betootaadvocate.com/breaking-news/pm-reassures-nation-things-are-totally-under-control-by-firing-shots-at-his-murdoch-allies/ PM Reassures Nation Things Are Totally Under Control By Firing Shots At His Murdoch Allies :lol: As the allegations of severe ...
by freewheelan
Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27036
Views: 1040431

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Morrison has been going full retard this morning, from what I've read. He threatened at least one journalist and made a snarky remark to a newscorpse reporter about people in glass houses. So in order to try and worm his way out of a few questions, he has bullied one journalist and indicated he know...
by freewheelan
Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27036
Views: 1040431

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Labor are complicit here. If they commit to the full ICAC which includes caps on donations, it would romp in. You would think with years of NSW Corruption, and the press coverage that is ongoing (Both parties), they would know this. I do dispair at the direction of the ALP at times. They really do ...
by freewheelan
Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27036
Views: 1040431

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

I think I like her even more now. Van came into student politics at UOW at some point not long after I left. From memory, she was an anarchist, at least at some point. I've read some of her articles online since and they had the skill of whoever was the layout artist when she was editor of the UOW ...
by freewheelan
Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27036
Views: 1040431

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Morrison will ride out today's latest scandal like they have ridden out every scandal previously because they will never be held to account by the media. Or the opposition who may also have skeletons in their own closet? Why are they so silent? This should be manna from heaven, a chance to fvcking ...
by freewheelan
Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27036
Views: 1040431

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Slim 293 wrote: Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:06 am RENT BOYS!!!

:lol:
There’s no level of debauchery that is too low for the LNP!
by freewheelan
Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27036
Views: 1040431

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Oh boy oh boy... EXCLUSIVE: An explosive new sex scandal inside Federal Parliament. Exclusive videos that will rock the country, tonight on Ten News First at 5pm. :shock: Tweets are being deleted and reposted, apparently https://twitter.com/10NewsFirst/status/1373861358811320321 10 News First @10Ne...
by freewheelan
Sun Mar 21, 2021 4:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: AFL 2021
Replies: 23
Views: 364

Re: AFL 2021

Dogs won... Pies lost :thumbup: :thumbup: The AFL need to do something about the business end of the AFLW not coinciding and being overshadowed by the start of the men’s season. I was channel surfing yesterday afternoon and preferred to watch the AFLW over the men's match. AFLW is pretty good. I've...
by freewheelan
Tue Mar 16, 2021 6:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27036
Views: 1040431

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

That's a decent article but almost all media in Australia have subjective views on defamation law. I've read the pleadings in the case and it seems to me the plaintiff is drawing a long bow, although I'm no expert in the area. There are some imputations in the pleadings that don't stack up. Addition...
by freewheelan
Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27036
Views: 1040431

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Porter is using NSW lawyers so I assume he intends to use NSW jurisdiction. I haven't had anything to do with defamation law in many years but I had a quick look over the act and prima facie it looks like s.29 is going to be a pretty big hurdle for Porter. Mind you, he's desperate to save his career...
by freewheelan
Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Globus unwell
Replies: 140
Views: 9067

Re: Globus unwell

Not having Globby's fanciful narratives around makes the bored not quite feel right.

Get well soon Globby!
by freewheelan
Fri Mar 12, 2021 3:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27036
Views: 1040431

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Bindi wrote: Fri Mar 12, 2021 3:52 am You really have to wonder what crisis Morrison is going to manufacture to get out of this one.
A few photo ops of him cosplaying will do the trick!
by freewheelan
Wed Mar 10, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27036
Views: 1040431

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Apparently, Christian Porter has been referred to the Legal Practice Board of WA by a group of senior legal academics. I'll be interested to find out the basis of the complaint and will remain hopeful for some type of censor for his consistent attacks on the rule of law as Attorney General. Censure...
by freewheelan
Tue Mar 09, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27036
Views: 1040431

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Apparently, Christian Porter has been referred to the Legal Practice Board of WA by a group of senior legal academics. I'll be interested to find out the basis of the complaint and will remain hopeful for some type of censor for his consistent attacks on the rule of law as Attorney General.
by freewheelan
Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27036
Views: 1040431

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Most of Australia’s coal-fired power plants are running at a loss as energy prices crash, sparking industry warnings that early closures may be imminent. - source: SMH Thank god the coalition has been investing in renewable energy .... oh wait .... It’s the renewable energy that’s causing it. We ne...
by freewheelan
Sun Mar 07, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27036
Views: 1040431

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Most of Australia’s coal-fired power plants are running at a loss as energy prices crash, sparking industry warnings that early closures may be imminent. - source: SMH Thank god the coalition has been investing in renewable energy .... oh wait .... It’s the renewable energy that’s causing it. :thum...
by freewheelan
Sun Mar 07, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irish unity....?
Replies: 2438
Views: 70227

Re: Irish unity....?

It sure is Winnie From the days when your Grandfathers signed the Ulster League and Convenient and imported German weapons on the eve of war and reintroduced the gun. Loyalisms claim to support law and order is a farce and yet again it threatens violence to subvert the will of the majority and this...
by freewheelan
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irish unity....?
Replies: 2438
Views: 70227

Re: Irish unity....?

It sure is Winnie From the days when your Grandfathers signed the Ulster League and Convenient and imported German weapons on the eve of war and reintroduced the gun. Loyalisms claim to support law and order is a farce and yet again it threatens violence to subvert the will of the majority and this...
by freewheelan
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27036
Views: 1040431

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Here's an excellent Twitter thread from Professor Ben Saul, an International Law expert whose work I've read for years:

https://twitter.com/profbensaul/status/ ... 8727847940
by freewheelan
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27036
Views: 1040431

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

I think many people in the community expect that politicians should have some measure of accountability. The current environment is providing little if any - given a policy shy opposition, the MSM flag-waving of the LNP who are more propaganda machine than news media, a government completely adverse...
by freewheelan
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27036
Views: 1040431

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

No problem from my end. You proudly support the most corrupt and depraved govt this country has ever known. Your vote has allowed them to act the way they do. If you support this Coalition govt then you support corruption and you support covering up sexual assault. The Morrison Government is full o...
by freewheelan
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27036
Views: 1040431

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Given Porter was the minister responsible for the Robodebt debacle, where many of his and the LNPs victims committed suicide and others went through god only knows what sort of mental torture, he deserves no sympathy, none at all.
by freewheelan
Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27036
Views: 1040431

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

This is live coverage of a career hurtling into the earth faster than the speed of sound. Christian thinks he can tough this out and return to work after a short break. Deep down though, I think he’s realising as these questions keep coming at him like Mohammed Ali with an angry cat in his shorts, ...
by freewheelan
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27036
Views: 1040431

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

You raise an interesting side-point to this debate. That is, the whole way our legal system is not equipped to deal with he/she said cases, particularly sexual assault. Victims are harangued on the stand about their sexual behaviour and lifestyle under the assumption this improves the defendant’s r...
by freewheelan
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27036
Views: 1040431

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Australian politics is a fvcking swamp. Filled with fvcking slimy swamp dwellers. That leech off the Australian taxpayer. I have a truly healthy dislike of politicians of all persuasions. Truly strange take given that only one political party has been linked to multiple rape scandals over the past ...
by freewheelan
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27036
Views: 1040431

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

What was alleged seems plausible based on people's recollections and photo showing the alleged rapist and the victim on the night: https://www.news.com.au/national/politics/photo-emerges-of-alleged-rape-victim-and-minister-on-night-of-claimed-incident/news-story/b4cec5893213beea0d67967075284bbf Cle...
by freewheelan
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27036
Views: 1040431

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Hugh Rimmington just tweeted this: #MalcolmTurnbull has just told Fran Kelly he “has a question in my own mind” about whether the woman at the centre of the historic rape allegations against a now Cabinet Minister actually died by suicide. He says it is “counter-intuitive”. I had wondered what the c...
by freewheelan
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Re: the Aus news ban on Facebook
Replies: 203
Views: 5180

Re: the Aus news ban on Facebook

it's about advertising revenue. In the context of the thread, yes, that's the bottom line. The wrap of events in Aus, though, are just a tiny sliver of the story. Less than one hundredth of it. The anti-competitive practices worldwide, rigged pricing bid systems and outright collusion has just been...