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The Weak In Politics on Friday 31st July 2015

The Weak In Politics on Friday 31st July 2015

Friday 31 July, 2015
This was the week when Bill decided to turn the people smuggler boats around but rocked the Labor Party boat instead.
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You decide on the great issues facing the nation

What was your main impression of the Leaders’ Retreat?

  • they should stay there permanently
  • it was an appropriate environment to plan the future of a country going backwards
  • it cost even more than Bronnie’s helicopter trip but didn’t get us anywhere
  • it was remarkable that three Labor premiers spent a whole day with Tony without causing him grievous bodily harm
  • the country’s economic problems seemed like Greek to most of them

Heard down the Canberra corridors of power

‘Where was Bronnie all last week?’

‘She was hitch-hiking to a fund-raiser in Perth’

I want to be absolutely clear about this

Can we rest assured that Bill’s plan for 50% renewables by 2030 doesn’t

include renewed assurances from Tim Flannery about how prudent it was to waste all that money on water filtration plants?

Heard at the Leaders’ Retreat

‘Tony’s not as bad as I thought’

‘That makes a nice change from Kevin who was a lot worse’

Heard at the Labor Party Conference

‘You don’t really think there’s any chance of Wayne ever making a comeback as Treasurer do you?’

‘Of course not, it would be like appointing Putin as President of Malaysian Airlines’

Heard at Liberal Party HQ

‘What did you think of Jacqui Lambie on Q&A?’

‘I couldn’t decide if she was the replacement for Malcolm or Zaky Mallah’

Heard in the members’ bar at Parliament House

‘Why have they called this new cocktail Bronnie’s Helicopter?’

‘It’s expensive and it gives you a quick lift”

Heard at Labor Party HQ

‘What does Bill mean when he calls the GST a regressive tax?’

‘He’s heard the unions call it that, he doesn’t know what it means but he agrees with it’

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