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Weak in Politics on Friday 5th February 2016

Weak in Politics on Friday 5th February 2016

Friday 5 February, 2016
This was the week when federal politicians woke up to the fact that this is an election year and they’ll have to start scheduling re-appearances in their electorates.
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Heard in the Treasury

“The Tasmanian economy’s not looking too flash”

“If it carries on like this the population will soon be reduced to a diet of fish and woodchips”

Heard in the Parliament House bar

“Charles would be devastated if he never became our head of state”

“And he wouldn’t even get the consolation of a knighthood from Tony”

I want to be absolutely clear about this

Is Clive hurtling towards a disaster of Titanic II proportions without the assistance of an iceberg?

Heard in a Hobart restaurant

“Why was Bob Brown arrested?”

“I think some trees complained about him constantly trying to hug them”

Heard on the Liberal Party Right

“Peter Fitzsimmons seems to be starting a new campaign for a Republic”

“Please don’t tell me we’re heading for a Red Bandanna Day”

Heard at a Liberal Party meeting in NSW

“How do you feel about Bronnie and Tony standing for re-election?”

“Like I’m about to watch another series of Mother and Son”

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