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Operation Sovereign Blockers is an independent faction in the Senate dedicated to preventing the passage of as much government legislation as possible in the belief that this can only be good for the country. They are driven by the guiding principle that no government legislation is the only sure way to avoid disastrous government legislation.

Rocking Round The Block

Rocking Round The Block

Friday 9 December, 2016
The Blockers in the Senate discuss how to block Malcolm from blocking their amendments by not being such blockheads about his legislation.
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“It’s an absolute scandal” declared Jacqui “we’ve totally abused the trust of the Australian people by failing to block the ABCC, the backpacker tax and changes to super”

“Not at all” claimed Nick “rather we’ve blocked all the things Malcolm wanted to do and merely passed all our own amendments”

“But that’s not what we agreed” insisted Jacqui “we committed to ensure Malcolm suffered more blocks than Channel 9 viewers”

“But there’s a limit to the number of times we can do our block” pointed out Derryn

“I refuse to become Malcolm’s rubber stamp” yelled Jacqui

“It will undoubtedly come as an enormous relief to him” declared Derryn “that he hasn’t got to lick your back and stick you on an envelope”

“I can’t believe” said Jacqui more in sorrow than anger “that the Greens let us down by passing the backpacker tax”

“Well look” admitted Sarah “anyone can have a bad day. It should not detract from our long held policies that no-one should pay tax, everyone should get a decent super without paying for it and the ABCC should be dedicated to ensuring that everyone gets a free house”

“And as for you Pauline” cried Jacqui “you vote with the government more than any of us and now I hear you’ve been round the block a few times with Tony Abbott”

“Well actually” explained Pauline “I’ve discovered that he’s a fish and chip off the old block”
“Now we’ve all got to look to the future” declared Nick “and re-commit to blocking Malcolm’s legislative agenda whenever it provides us with the opportunity to blackmail him into granting generous handouts for our own constituencies”

“Well I’m the only one who has consistently voted to block everything” pointed out Jacqui “while all you lot have gone to water down the Murray-Darling basin”

“The point is” explained Nick “we have to apply the block judiciously in case we just look like another bunch of politicians who are going off our blocks”

“I think Jacqui’s problem is a mental block” commented Derryn

“On the contrary” claimed Jacqui “it’s rather that I’m the only true independent on the block”

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