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The Weak in Politics on Friday 14th August 2015

The Weak in Politics on Friday 14th August 2015

Friday 14 August, 2015
Tony Smith’s appointment as Speaker brought renewed hope to members of the parliamentary Labor Party because the suspense has been killing them.
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What standards should the new Speaker be adopting - You Decide

Heard down the Canberra corridors of power

“Why do you think that that Tony should have brought in the American dentist who terminated Cecil to do the same to Bronnie?”

“Because it was like pulling teeth”

Heard at a Liberal party meeting

“Have you got your eyes on Bronnie’s seat?”

“Only in the political sense”

I want to be absolutely clear about this

If climate change is more faith than science, promoted by disciples with a profound belief and demanding measures whose impact is impossible to assess surely it’s only a matter of time before it becomes another religious franchise.

Heard down the Canberra corridors of power

“Why do you think a clampdown on parliamentary expenses will hit Labor MPs harder?”

“Because they’ve already lost access to Eddie Obeid’s ski lodge”

Heard in the Parliament House bar

“Isn’t the decision to build warships in Adelaide a change of Coalition policy?”

“No they only stated that they wouldn’t build canoes there”

Heard down the Canberra corridors of power

“Why did it take so long for Tony to dump Bronnie?”

“He was apprehensive that Julia would call him a misogynist again”

Heard in the Labor caucus room

“What difference do you expect the new Speaker will make?”

“I won’t be available for squash so regularly during Question Time”


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