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The Weak in Politics on Friday 13th May 2016

The Weak in Politics on Friday 13th May 2016

Friday 13 May, 2016
Heard at the Melbourne Club “Bill Shorten said he’d run Australia like a union” “That means we could look forward to a Royal Commission into the whole country” Heard in the press gallery “Scott promised a budget surplus in 2019-20” “I think he borrowed that line from Wayne Swan” Heard at Liberal Party HQ “Does […]
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Heard at the Melbourne Club

Bill Shorten said he’d run Australia like a union

“That means we could look forward to a Royal Commission into the whole country”

Heard in the press gallery

Scott promised a budget surplus in 2019-20”

“I think he borrowed that line from Wayne Swan

Heard at Liberal Party HQ

“Does Bill Shorten really believe he can become the next prime minister?”

“Certainly, he’s even been practising a swearing-in ceremony with his mother-in-law”

Heard down the Canberra corridors of power

“Do you think Clive will be missed?”

“Certainly, everyone’s decided to give him a miss”

Heard in the Department of Defence

“Why are you still worried about the French sub proposal?”

“Well it looks alright on the surface but I think we’re in over our heads”

Heard at Labor Party HQ

“If Malcolm wins the election do you think he’ll find a job for Peta Credlin?”

“Yes she’ll become his ambassador to Abbott”

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