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The Weak in Politics on 24th July 2015

The Weak in Politics on 24th July 2015

Friday 24 July, 2015
‘Why did the Royal Commission think that Bill lacked credibility?’ ‘They’re not true believers’
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This was the week when it was discovered that Bronnie forgot to travel on a senior citizen concession fare.

Main outcome of the nuclear deal with Iran - You Decide

Heard down the corridors in Treasury

‘What sort of harsh spending cuts will the government have to contemplate?’

‘Bronnie travelling by bus’

Heard down the Canberra corridors of power

‘Why did the Royal Commission think that Bill lacked credibility?’

‘They’re not true believers’

Heard in the ABC canteen

‘How can we test whether anti-Abbott rhetoric would work on Play School?’

‘We could try a kid abusing him on Q&A’

Heard at a multicultural conference

‘I see that Muslims are upset because they feel the government is over-reacting to terrorism”

‘After the recent RAAF raids the terrorists would agree with them’

I want to be absolutely clear about this

Is it possible that Tony could announce a post 2020 emissions reduction target high enough to gain the approval of the Greens? Well of course not because the Greens are only too aware that the minute they start agreeing with Tony on climate change they’ll self-destruct.

Conniving with Clive

‘Clive’s been very quiet recently’

‘I believe he’s spending his time taking on the challenge of Chinese checkers’

Green and bear it

Sarah Hanson Young has been picking up asylum seekers from the Mediterranean. Authorities have denied that this is a training programme to prepare her for an assignment with Operation Sovereign Borders.

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