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Arranging a Knight at the Palace

Arranging a Knight at the Palace

Friday 30 January, 2015
When Tony Abbott fronts Parliament in 2015 what changes would you like to see in him?’
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When Tony Abbott fronts Parliament in 2015 what changes would you like to see in him?’
– A demotion to the backbench
– A willingness to renegotiate a Free Trade Agreement with the Senate
– A speaking style less like a malfunctioning mobile
– A preparedness to accept that Joe Hockey may not be as good at budgeting as he’d hoped
– An understanding that he’s got to take over more responsibility for running the country from Peta

Conniving with Clive

Clive has offered to pay Alan Jones’ costs in defending the action brought against him by Campbell Newman. The question remains however whether this will prompt Alan to come to the defence of Clive.

Heard down the corridors of power at Tennis Australia

‘I hear Samantha Stosur is already very confident of her chances of losing in the first round of the 2016 Australian Open’

Green and Bear It

It is increasingly difficult to tell the difference between a normal hot summer’s day and global warming. However the Greens believe that all weather should now be regarded as being caused by climate change in case you confuse it with the same weather a few years ago which wasn’t caused by climate change but rather by the climate staying the same.

Heard down the Queensland corridors of power

‘Why do you think Campbell Newman hasn’t wanted Tony’s help during the election?’
‘In case he decided to bestow a knighthood on him’

I want to be absolutely clear about this

If the cost of Medicare sends the country broke would the Senate agree to a bankruptcy co-payment?

Heard down the Canberra corridors of power

‘I hear Jacqui had a makeover during the summer break’
‘She probably became chief whip for the Australian Sex Party

Heard down the NSW corridors of power

‘I’m surprised the ICAC hasn’t put up candidates for the NSW State election’
‘All they’d have to do to win is claim they’re investigating their opponents’


About this Series
This is the column with insights that all the other publications seem unable to cope with. That’s arguably because they take politics far too seriously.

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