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The Weak in Politics on Friday 3rd July 2015

The Weak in Politics on Friday 3rd July 2015

Friday 3 July, 2015
This was the week Bill Shorten reaffirmed his impeccable qualifications as a politician by admitting that he not only stabbed a prime minister but also wantonly deceived people into believing he wasn’t going to do it.
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Heard down the Canberra corridors of power

What steps should Tony Abbott take on climate change - You Decide

‘Do you think the Royal Commission into the unions is a witch-hunt?’

‘No, I’m certain neither Julia nor Bronnie is involved’

I want to be absolutely clear about this

Indonesian people smugglers collected fares from asylum seekers then bribed police to allow them to sail for NZ in leaky boats. Operation Sovereign Borders rescued them from their perilous journey and bribed them to return to Indonesia in safe lifeboats. Not only did OSB save everyone on board from drowning but also from NZ. What on earth has Indonesia got to complain about?

Heard down the Canberra corridors of power

‘Why is NSW able to produce a budget surplus when the federal budget is so far down the gurgler?’

‘The deficits left behind by Labor governments have become so large that these days Coalition governments can’t get into surplus until their second term’

Bronnie’s Parliamentary Removals Service

Bronnie has just celebrated her 400th removal from the House of Representatives. The word is that Tony is thinking of applying her unique talents to the ABC.

Heard down the Canberra corridors of power

‘What is the reaction to the Pope’s encyclical on climate change?’

‘Tony doesn’t believe the message and Julia doesn’t believe the messenger’

Heard at Labor Party HQ

‘What do you believe could be the worst possible outcome of the Killing Season?’

‘The Resurrection Season’

Heard down the Canberra corridors of power

‘I hear Kevin doesn’t talk to Julia who doesn’t talk to Bill who doesn’t talk to Kevin who doesn’t talk to Wayne’

‘You can’t really blame them’

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