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The Weak in Politics on Friday 4th December 2015

The Weak in Politics on Friday 4th December 2015

Friday 4 December, 2015
This was the week when Bill Shorten took the first step towards another alliance with the Greens by declaring there would be a huge carbon tax under any government that he leads.
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Heard down the Canberra corridors of power

“I hear Malcolm might be at the Climate Conference for the whole twelve days”

“Well if it took God seven days to create heaven and earth it should take Malcolm at least twelve to de-carbonise them”

Heard at Labor HQ

“Aren’t you concerned that Bill’s approval rating is at 15%?”

“Of course not, he’s simply drawing attention to Malcolm’s outrageous plans to raise the GST”

I want to be absolutely clear about this

While the Coalition is a wide church does it have sufficient width to cope with Tony’s utterances from the graveyard?

Heard down at the pub

“I hear that the Climate Summit in Paris will save the world from environmental devastation”

“Well thank goodness somebody’s coming up with something better than Bill Shorten”

Heard in the Parliament House bar

“Why are you so worried about Clive selling his executive jet?”

“Because it means I might have to sit next to him on Qantas”

Heard at Labor Party HQ

“What will happen when Malcolm’s honeymoon with the public is over?”

“They’ll start divorce proceedings as usual”

Heard in a Canberra restaurant

“I hear Tony’s thinking of heading up a conservative think tank”

“Oh really, sceptic or septic?”

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