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The Weak in Politics on Friday 21st November 2014

The Weak in Politics on Friday 21st November 2014

Friday 21 November, 2014
Nobody mentioned an ETS or a carbon tax at the G20. The Greens could be facing the shock horror that Tony has set the new climate change fashion with Direct Action.
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What was the most significant outcome of the G20?
– The security measure succeeded in keeping Clive out
– None of the delegates stayed on for schoolies
– Putin returned from Australia without love
– The delegates left Tony to pick up their hotel bills
– For a couple of days Brisbane became an even bigger political pantomime than Canberra

Green and Bear It

Nobody mentioned an ETS or a carbon tax at the G20. The Greens could be facing the shock horror that Tony has set the new climate change fashion with Direct Action.

Conniving with Clive

Jacqui is adamant that she’s not actively recruiting a team of faceless men, ‘It’s true I’d like to see the back of Clive’ she said ‘but it’s such a long way round to get there’

I want to be absolutely clear about this

There’s been an eighteen year pause in global warming while global debt and deficit grew inexorably. How on earth can Christine Milne claim that climate change should be the main priority at the world’s premier economic forum?

Walter Mitt City

The G20 in Brisbane was such a success that authorities are assessing whether the joint would have a more prosperous future as a conference centre.

Heard down the corridors of power

‘Do you think Palmer is still United?’
‘I haven’t heard that any of his parts have fallen off’

Bill Shorten Thought Bubble

‘What’s the world coming to when even someone like Tony Abbott can host a successful G20’

Heard down the corridors of power

‘How do you think Putin enjoyed the G20?’
‘About as much as Julia enjoyed the Royal Commission’

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