The Australian Politics Thread

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Whos Going to Lead the Labor Rabble

Albo
5
36%
Plibbers
1
7%
Bowen
1
7%
Chalmers
4
29%
Uncle Tony
1
7%
Clive Palmer
2
14%
George Smith
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 14

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Not sure where to put this - and doesn't seen worthy of it's own thread.

I think Jones is in trouble this time ...
https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/tv-and-radio/alan-jones-team-threatens-media-watch-with-complaint-after-airing-2gb-audio-20190820-p52iyw.html

Jones' original broadcast stated in part: "This lightweight New Zealand prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, is challenging Scott Morrison over climate change. Jacinda Ardern gets a headline because she's promised to have a carbon neutral economy, carbon dioxide we're talking about.

"Oh, she's excluded agriculture and methane ... Now I hope Scott Morrison gets tough here with a few backhanders. He's got a stack of staff. Someone should have him this morning with a full briefing. The fact is since 1990 New Zealand has grown carbon dioxide per capita by 10.8 per cent.


Cock.

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First ever Chinese-Australian woman elected to the House has dodgy Chinese government links. Colour me shocked.

I watched this interview. I loathe Andrew Bolt but he stuck it to her. It's a trainwreck. Interview is on Sky News (look for the link yourself...I feel icky just clicking on Sky).

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-11/gladys-liu-chinese-foreign-influence/11498424

Liberal backbencher Gladys Liu is being urged to address Parliament about multiple claims of her association with China's foreign influence operations.

Yesterday the ABC revealed Chinese Government records indicating the Liberal backbencher was a member of two provincial chapters of the China Overseas Exchange Association between 2003 and 2015.

The Association then reported directly to Beijing's powerful State Council and has since been merged with the Communist Party's United Front Work Department, aimed at influencing foreign governments.

"It would be prudent for Ms Liu to make a statement to the Parliament about the story," Senator Patrick told AM.

He also called for Prime Minister Scott Morrison to investigate the claims.

"I think it's probably appropriate that the Prime Minister seek an advice from ASIO."

Last night Ms Liu told Sky News she "cannot recall" being on the two provincial councils of the China Overseas Exchange Association.

"If I can't recall, I cannot be an active member of that council, can I?" she told interviewer Andrew Bolt.

When pushed on the question, she added: "I can tell you I have never been a member of this council.

"It can happen, they can put your name there without your knowledge."

Mr Bolt also questioned Ms Liu about her views on China's military expansion in disputed waters in the South China Sea.

Three times Ms Liu declined to characterise China's actions as "illegal" but said she supported the Australian Government's position.

The International Court of Arbitration has found China's actions to be unlawful under international law and both major parties in Australia support that finding.

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Wow... Andrew Bolt doing something half decent?

I’m not sure how I feel :lol:

The Greens has a motion passed in the Senate yesterday calling on a Federal enquire into integrity in politics. This morning in The Lower House, the govt killed it and stifled all debate.

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Sometimes I think it was a blessing in disguise that Labor lost

The next election will be very interesting

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Pat the Ex Mat wrote:Sometimes I think it was a blessing in disguise that Labor lost

The next election will be very interesting

It will be. That slimy cockroach fúck Albanese is playing Small Target so well most of the electorate will have no clue who he is.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1i739SyCu9I
As I understand it the guy is a bit of a right wing loon, but still this is funny.

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^ He's a nutter, fer sure.

SSM legislation has been run and done, though. You're only a couple years late.

Try the Izzy thread. :nod:

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I think Australia is the Lucky Country, we have so many gifts, we just don't have many politicians with a brain cell. Or citizens wise enough to vote in a decent person. My kingdom for a leader with wisdom that will invest in a sustainable future.

It could be worse... we could be America, or the UK. BTW check if Jacinda has an Aussie grandparent.

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The Optimist wrote:
It could be worse... we could be America, or the UK. BTW check if Jacinda has an Aussie grandparent.



One person would not fix anything. We need a whole parliament full of ordinary people, people who have a range of real life experience outside politics, not a bunch of apparatchiks who migrate straight from schooling to a job in a political party or a so-called "think"tank (in which thinking is actually not part of the job).


I have said it before, and I will say it again. We should hold a national lottery every four years to select a House of Representatives. This should be augmented with an on-line referendum facility to enable the whole population to vote on important measures. No Upper House is needed under this model.


Real democracy, in other words.

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Just read another article on the religious freedom bill.

They want to take employment back to the Catholic Pope era....

Jeebus

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https://www.smh.com.au/national/hanson- ... 53dw3.html

Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young has been awarded $120,000 in damages after winning her Federal Court defamation case against former senator David Leyonhjelm.

In a judgment delivered on Monday, Justice Richard White said Mr Leyonhjelm had failed to establish a defence of truth or qualified privilege.

Senator Hanson-Young is expected to be awarded interest on top of the $120,000 payout, as well as legal costs. Those figures will be calculated at a later date.

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Couldn't happen to a nicer gent

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Pat the Ex Mat wrote:Couldn't happen to a nicer gent

Lemme just say:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Eat a fúck Leyonhjelm you slimy prick

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MungoMan wrote:
Pat the Ex Mat wrote:Couldn't happen to a nicer gent

Lemme just say:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Eat a fúck Leyonhjelm you slimy prick


The man "Face like a smacked arse" was invented for

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Tony Abbott visited his old mate at the Melbourne remand centre today...

You know the one who likes to stick his penis in little boys mouths... :uhoh:

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Slim 293 wrote:Tony Abbott visited his old mate at the Melbourne remand centre today...

You know the one who likes to stick his penis in little boys mouths... :uhoh:


What, they've finally jailed Alan Jones?

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Pat the Ex Mat wrote:
MungoMan wrote:
Pat the Ex Mat wrote:Couldn't happen to a nicer gent

Lemme just say:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Eat a fúck Leyonhjelm you slimy prick


The man "Face like a smacked arse" was invented for


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6.Jones wrote:
Pat the Ex Mat wrote:
MungoMan wrote:
Pat the Ex Mat wrote:Couldn't happen to a nicer gent

Lemme just say:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Eat a fúck Leyonhjelm you slimy prick


The man "Face like a smacked arse" was invented for


Image


:shock:

:lol: :lol:

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Young Liberal National party leader Barclay McGain...


Seriously, not Betoota...

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-n ... us-culture

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The Qld LNP leader had an Abbottesque press conference about those young libs

:lol:

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Whats the story with this?
Sounds pretty odd, specially as she is sueing her fathers estate.

"The daughter of former Australian PM Bob Hawke has alleged she was raped in the 1980s but he asked her to stay silent to avoid harming his career."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-50704179

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Glaston wrote:Whats the story with this?
Sounds pretty odd, specially as she is sueing her fathers estate.

"The daughter of former Australian PM Bob Hawke has alleged she was raped in the 1980s but he asked her to stay silent to avoid harming his career."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-50704179


I read this story earlier... suing the estate isn't that odd as that's probably the only avenue she could pursue for compensation. The whole story is pretty sad really though... both protagonists have died, were best friends and were key players in one of the greatest political careers in the country's history. The tragedy is the pragmatic disregard of the daughter's wellbeing, as witnessed by her sister.

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Andrew Bolt is questioning her story, and exploiting it for his platform regarding historical rape allegations...

He really is a piece of work.

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Is this the daughter that had drug addictions and Hawke cried about on national tv?

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Slim 293 wrote:Andrew Bolt is questioning her story, and exploiting it for his platform regarding historical rape allegations...

He really is a piece of work.


Agreed - he's pond-life

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Auckman wrote:Is this the daughter that had drug addictions and Hawke cried about on national tv?

I believe it is that one.

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guy smiley wrote:
Glaston wrote:Whats the story with this?
Sounds pretty odd, specially as she is sueing her fathers estate.

"The daughter of former Australian PM Bob Hawke has alleged she was raped in the 1980s but he asked her to stay silent to avoid harming his career."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-50704179


I read this story earlier... suing the estate isn't that odd as that's probably the only avenue she could pursue for compensation. The whole story is pretty sad really though... both protagonists have died, were best friends and were key players in one of the greatest political careers in the country's history. The tragedy is the pragmatic disregard of the daughter's wellbeing, as witnessed by her sister.

This is a deeply ugly story.

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Very odd timing.

Especially considering Smoko is hiding and Taylor is embroiled in his war of words with Naomi Wolf..... :roll:

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Pat the Ex Mat wrote:
Slim 293 wrote:Andrew Bolt is questioning her story, and exploiting it for his platform regarding historical rape allegations...

He really is a piece of work.


Agreed - he's pond-life


Is it ok to agree with Steve Price sometimes but find Bolt distasteful?

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kiwigreg369 wrote:
Pat the Ex Mat wrote:
Slim 293 wrote:Andrew Bolt is questioning her story, and exploiting it for his platform regarding historical rape allegations...

He really is a piece of work.


Agreed - he's pond-life


Is it ok to agree with Steve Price sometimes but find Bolt distasteful?


If you can look in the mirror afterwards.

Is it an age thing?

I find all of the 2GB style talking heads repulsive

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Pat the Ex Mat wrote:
kiwigreg369 wrote:
Pat the Ex Mat wrote:
Slim 293 wrote:Andrew Bolt is questioning her story, and exploiting it for his platform regarding historical rape allegations...

He really is a piece of work.


Agreed - he's pond-life


Is it ok to agree with Steve Price sometimes but find Bolt distasteful?


If you can look in the mirror afterwards.

Is it an age thing?

I find all of the 2GB style talking heads repulsive

I’m aware there is a Steve Price other than the one who played RL for the Bulldogs, Warriors, Qld and Straya but I’ve never listened to or watched him on’t’ telly or other electronic device.

Oddly enough I feel none the poorer for this...

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MungoMan wrote:
Pat the Ex Mat wrote:
kiwigreg369 wrote:
Pat the Ex Mat wrote:
Slim 293 wrote:Andrew Bolt is questioning her story, and exploiting it for his platform regarding historical rape allegations...

He really is a piece of work.


Agreed - he's pond-life


Is it ok to agree with Steve Price sometimes but find Bolt distasteful?


If you can look in the mirror afterwards.

Is it an age thing?

I find all of the 2GB style talking heads repulsive

I’m aware there is a Steve Price other than the one who played RL for the Bulldogs, Warriors, Qld and Straya but I’ve never listened to or watched him on’t’ telly or other electronic device.

Oddly enough I feel none the poorer for this...


I believe you...

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Australia scores a perfect 0.0 for climate policy...

https://newclimate.org/wp-content/uploa ... ersion.pdf

Australia ranked worst of 57 countries on climate change policy

Thinktank report deems Morrison government ‘an increasingly regressive force’

Australia is the worst-performing country on climate change policy, according to a new international ranking of 57 countries. The report also criticises the Morrison government for being a “regressive force” internationally.

The 2020 Climate Change Performance Index, prepared by a group of thinktanks comprising the NewClimate Institute, the Climate Action Network and Germanwatch, looks at national climate action across the categories of emissions, renewable energy, energy use and policy.

Across all four categories, Australia was ranked as the sixth-worst performing of the 57 countries assessed.

On the assessment of national and international climate policy, Australia is singled out as the worst-performing, with the report saying the re-elected Morrison government “has continued to worsen performance at both national and international levels.”

“Experts note that the new government is an increasingly regressive force in negotiations and has been criticised for its lack of ambition by several Pacific Island nations in the context of this year’s Pacific Island Forum,” the report says.

“The dismissal of recent IPCC reports, the government not attending the UN Climate Action Summit in September, and the withdrawal from funding the Green Climate Fund (GCF) underpin the overall very low performance in the climate policy category.”

Australia scored the lowest possible rating of 0.0, compared with the highest-scoring country, Portugal, which was ranked best for its climate policy at 97.8%. The report praised Portugal for its ambitious target of net-zero emissions by 2050 and a 55% emissions reduction by 2030.

The report says that the Australian government has also failed to clarify how it will meet the country’s 2030 emission reduction target and has failed to develop a long-term mitigation strategy.

“While the government is not proposing any further targets for renewable energy beyond 2020, it continues to promote the expansion of fossil fuels and in April 2019 approved the opening of the highly controversial Adani coalmine,” the report notes.

The damning assessment of Australia’s position comes as the energy minister, Angus Taylor, argues the case at UN climate talks for Australia to use carryover credits to meet its international emissions reduction targets against resistance from 100 other countries.

The government is also facing pressure on the domestic front about its inaction on climate change policy, with the NSW Liberal environment minister, Matt Kean, the latest to call for more ambitious emissions reduction targets.

The former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has also urged the government to do more about the national security threat of climate change, which has been thrust into the national spotlight by the early, devastating bushfire season and the prolonged drought.

The CCPI report points to the bushfires and Australia’s “destructive” pre-summer heatwave as an example of a number of extreme weather events that have become increasingly severe in 2019, as it argues the impacts of climate change are already being felt.

“The unfolding impacts of 1°C of global warming observed in 2019 emphasise the urgency required to act,” the report says.

Labor’s shadow energy minister, Mark Butler, said the ranking showed the government’s action on climate change was “pathetic”, and hit out at the Coalition’s push to use carryover credits.

“When it comes to climate action Australia’s lack of climate policy has become an international embarrassment,” Butler said.

“Meanwhile, to avoid real climate action all this government wants to do is use dodgy accounting tricks to cook the books and fake meeting their inadequate Paris agreement targets.”

When asked about Australia’s climate change policy in response to the unfolding bushfire crisis, the agriculture minister, Bridget McKenzie, said it was “misleading” to link the fires with “coal-fired power generation right now”.

“Our government has strong action to address climate change,” she said.

“As an emitter of 1.7% of the globe’s carbon emissions, I think Australia is really taking strong action to address that and we need to be proud of that instead of beating ourselves up about it and our regional communities.

“We are taking strong action. People might not like the way we are doing it … but to say that we are not actually taking action because we don’t have some sort of market mechanism that certain sides of politics prefer, we are actually getting the job done.”

But she said there was “no question” that climate change was affecting regional areas and had exacerbated the drought.

The deputy prime minister Michael McCormack also defended the government’s climate change position, saying the government was doing “important things”, while acknowledging there was community anxiety.

“As it gets drier, the fact is that many Australians are worried, but we don’t need to catastrophise things either,” McCormack said.


https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... nge-policy

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So we don't need to "catastrophise" things now (is there such a word): we have to wait until there is a real catastrophe.


Fark me. The yokels are running things.

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wamberal99 wrote:So we don't need to "catastrophise" things now (is there such a word): we have to wait until there is a real catastrophe.


Fark me. The yokels are running things.


They are a disgrace. Nero watching Rome burn etc. Fuk them.

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Deputy PM Michael McCormack Just Blamed The Bushfires On Kids

“Most of these fires are being caused by little Lucifers running around with matches and firestarters and creating havoc,” he said.


I bet its those same kids who marched. Ignorant little fcukers. Anyone would think the future belonged to them.

https://junkee.com/michael-mccormack-kids-bushfires/234402

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McCormack is definitely a dead politician walking

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6.Jones wrote:
Deputy PM Michael McCormack Just Blamed The Bushfires On Kids

“Most of these fires are being caused by little Lucifers running around with matches and firestarters and creating havoc,” he said.


I bet its those same kids who marched. Ignorant little fcukers. Anyone would think the future belonged to them.

https://junkee.com/michael-mccormack-kids-bushfires/234402

We've seen this type of thing before with northern euros

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Slim 293 wrote:Australia scores a perfect 0.0 for climate policy...

https://newclimate.org/wp-content/uploa ... ersion.pdf

Australia ranked worst of 57 countries on climate change policy

Thinktank report deems Morrison government ‘an increasingly regressive force’

Australia is the worst-performing country on climate change policy, according to a new international ranking of 57 countries. The report also criticises the Morrison government for being a “regressive force” internationally.

The 2020 Climate Change Performance Index, prepared by a group of thinktanks comprising the NewClimate Institute, the Climate Action Network and Germanwatch, looks at national climate action across the categories of emissions, renewable energy, energy use and policy.
Across all four categories, Australia was ranked as the sixth-worst performing of the 57 countries assessed.

On the assessment of national and international climate policy, Australia is singled out as the worst-performing, with the report saying the re-elected Morrison government “has continued to worsen performance at both national and international levels.”

“Experts note that the new government is an increasingly regressive force in negotiations and has been criticised for its lack of ambition by several Pacific Island nations in the context of this year’s Pacific Island Forum,” the report says.

“The dismissal of recent IPCC reports, the government not attending the UN Climate Action Summit in September, and the withdrawal from funding the Green Climate Fund (GCF) underpin the overall very low performance in the climate policy category.”

Australia scored the lowest possible rating of 0.0, compared with the highest-scoring country, Portugal, which was ranked best for its climate policy at 97.8%. The report praised Portugal for its ambitious target of net-zero emissions by 2050 and a 55% emissions reduction by 2030.

The report says that the Australian government has also failed to clarify how it will meet the country’s 2030 emission reduction target and has failed to develop a long-term mitigation strategy.

“While the government is not proposing any further targets for renewable energy beyond 2020, it continues to promote the expansion of fossil fuels and in April 2019 approved the opening of the highly controversial Adani coalmine,” the report notes.

The damning assessment of Australia’s position comes as the energy minister, Angus Taylor, argues the case at UN climate talks for Australia to use carryover credits to meet its international emissions reduction targets against resistance from 100 other countries.

The government is also facing pressure on the domestic front about its inaction on climate change policy, with the NSW Liberal environment minister, Matt Kean, the latest to call for more ambitious emissions reduction targets.

The former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has also urged the government to do more about the national security threat of climate change, which has been thrust into the national spotlight by the early, devastating bushfire season and the prolonged drought.

The CCPI report points to the bushfires and Australia’s “destructive” pre-summer heatwave as an example of a number of extreme weather events that have become increasingly severe in 2019, as it argues the impacts of climate change are already being felt.

“The unfolding impacts of 1°C of global warming observed in 2019 emphasise the urgency required to act,” the report says.

Labor’s shadow energy minister, Mark Butler, said the ranking showed the government’s action on climate change was “pathetic”, and hit out at the Coalition’s push to use carryover credits.

“When it comes to climate action Australia’s lack of climate policy has become an international embarrassment,” Butler said.

“Meanwhile, to avoid real climate action all this government wants to do is use dodgy accounting tricks to cook the books and fake meeting their inadequate Paris agreement targets.”

When asked about Australia’s climate change policy in response to the unfolding bushfire crisis, the agriculture minister, Bridget McKenzie, said it was “misleading” to link the fires with “coal-fired power generation right now”.

“Our government has strong action to address climate change,” she said.

“As an emitter of 1.7% of the globe’s carbon emissions, I think Australia is really taking strong action to address that and we need to be proud of that instead of beating ourselves up about it and our regional communities.

“We are taking strong action. People might not like the way we are doing it … but to say that we are not actually taking action because we don’t have some sort of market mechanism that certain sides of politics prefer, we are actually getting the job done.”

But she said there was “no question” that climate change was affecting regional areas and had exacerbated the drought.

The deputy prime minister Michael McCormack also defended the government’s climate change position, saying the government was doing “important things”, while acknowledging there was community anxiety.

“As it gets drier, the fact is that many Australians are worried, but we don’t need to catastrophise things either,” McCormack said.


https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... nge-policy


Gold gold gold for Australia!!

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