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The Weak in Politics on Friday 1st January 2016

The Weak in Politics on Friday 1st January 2016

Friday 1 January, 2016
This was the week when most MPs dedicated themselves to making a difference to this year’s Budget by going on an overseas junket.
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Heard at a Christmas cocktail party

“What was Malcolm’s reaction to Bronnie’s announcement that she’s staying on in parliament to fight terrorism?”

“He tried to persuade her that she could do it far more effectively in Syria”

Heard at Liberal Party HQ

“Is there anyone in Australia who would seriously argue that Shorten and Bowen could run a better economy than Turnbull and Morrison?”

“There are even people at the ABC who think Sarah Hanson Young could do it better than any of them”

I want to be absolutely clear about this

Is Ian Macfarlane trying to identify the party in which he could best employ his talents for the good of the nation or is he anybody’s for a seat in cabinet?

Heard at the World Bank

“Why are you so excited about the prospects for a world economic recovery?”

“It’s the season when Australian politicians go on overseas junkets”

Heard at Labor Party HQ

“What action could we take to guarantee an improved standing for the Party in the polls?”

“We could replace Bill with the First Bloke”

Heard in the Parliament House bar

“Did you give Jacqui Lambie a Christmas present?”

“Yes but it wasn’t a Christmas package between my legs”

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