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Weak in Politics on Friday 17th June 2016

Weak in Politics on Friday 17th June 2016

Friday 17 June, 2016
“Is Rob Oakeshott going to stand in this election?” “I don’t know and I can’t afford the seventeen minutes it would take to find out”
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Heard down the Canberra corridors of power

“Is Rob Oakeshott going to stand in this election?”

“I don’t know and I can’t afford the seventeen minutes it would take to find out”

Heard in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

“Would Australia benefit from a UK Brexit?”

“Well they’d certainly buy Tony’s Operation Sovereign Borders model for deployment along the English Channel”

Heard at Liberal Party HQ

“Where on earth did Bill get the idea for huge deficits over the next four years?”

“Greeks bearing gifts”

Heard at Young Mothers’ meeting

“Global warming doesn’t seem to be much of an issue in the election campaign”

“Everyone’s enjoying the warmer weather so much”

Heard at Coalition campaign HQ

“Do you think that Malcolm will ever get into election overdrive?”

“Only if Godwin Grech can locate Kevin’s election ute”

Heard at the Melbourne Club

“Where can I go to get a proper perspective on this election campaign?”

“Any psychiatric treatment centre”

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