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The Weak in Politics on Friday 17th July 2015

The Weak in Politics on Friday 17th July 2015

Friday 17 July, 2015
This was the week when Greece applied for resettlement in Melbourne under the provisions of the family reunion scheme.
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Rate Bill Shorten’s performance at the Royal Commission - You Decide

Heard down the Canberra corridors of power

‘How did it come about that Bill Shorten was called before a Royal Commission?’

‘The ICAC was booked out’

Heard in a producer’s office at the ABC

‘How do you think Q&A went without Barnaby Joyce?’

‘They should have taken my advice and replaced him with Zaky Mallah’

Heard down the NSW corridors of power

‘I see Mike Baird is keeping all his election promises’

‘I told you he lacked political experience’

Heard down the EU corridors of power

‘What’s our next move on Greece?’

‘Send in the bailiffs to repossess the cars and the furniture’

I want to be absolutely clear about this

When Malcolm said we shouldn’t over-react to terrorists was he talking nationally or just on Q&A?

Heard down the corridors of power at Labor Party HQ

‘How do you think delegates at the Party Conference will react to Bill Shorten?’

‘I think they’ll close their eyes and think of Paul Keating

Heard down the corridors of power in Athens

‘Do you think there’s any chance of us ever repaying our debts to the IMF?’

‘Don’t be absurd, we should treat them as a branch of the Salvation Army’


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