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The Weak in Politics on Friday 12th February 2016

The Weak in Politics on Friday 12th February 2016

Friday 12 February, 2016
This was the week when Bill Shorten responded to the Royal Commission into The Unions by releasing a policy about toughening up the workplace laws governing employers.
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Heard at a cabinet meeting

“Do you know anyone who would buy Clive’s executive jets?”

“I’m afraid not, Bronnie’s only in the market for a helicopter”

Heard in the Coalition caucus room

“The NSW Labor Party is trying to insist that its MPs who visit Palestine should spend equal time in Israel”

“Next thing the Greens will be insisting that their MPs who visit the Indonesian Government should spend equal time with the people smugglers”

I want to be absolutely clear about this

Has the Labor Party’s view that the GST is a regressive tax got anything to do with the fact that ever since John Howard introduced it they’ve regressed.

Heard at Liberal Party HQ

“What future role has Malcolm got in mind for Tony?”

“Australia’s representative at the Royal Family’s first gay wedding”

Heard in a Melbourne pub

“The judiciary have declared it’s ok to send children to Nauru and Manus Island”

“But obviously not to Catholic orphanages”

Heard in a Canberra restaurant

“What would be Kevin’s contribution to global stability as UN Secretary General?”

“Similar to the one Lehman Brothers made to the Global Financial Crisis”


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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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