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Weak in Politics on Friday 20th May 2016

Weak in Politics on Friday 20th May 2016

Friday 20 May, 2016
Heard at the Melbourne Club “Why do you think Bill Shorten is pursuing the politics of envy?” “He’s embarrassed his name didn’t appear in the Panama Papers”
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Heard down the Canberra corridors of power

“Do you think the Greens are in favour of accepting terrorist asylum seekers into Australia if their lives are threatened in Syria?”

“Only if they’re Muslims”

Heard at the Melbourne Club

“Why do you think Bill Shorten is pursuing the politics of envy?”

“He’s embarrassed his name didn’t appear in the Panama Papers”

Heard at Liberal Party HQ

“Has Operation Sovereign Borders been busy recently?”

“Yes they’ve been intercepting boatloads of people smugglers trying to reach Australia to vote for the Greens”

Heard in the Coalition caucus room

“Is Bill’s seat at risk in this election?”

“I’m not sure but I’ll keep wearing my hobnailed boots in case an opportunity presents itself”

Heard in a Gold Coast pub

“How do you think the Australian Sex Party will go at this election?”

“I don’t know because they keep changing their positions”

Heard at Labor Party HQ

“I’m surprised Kevin won’t be speaking on behalf of Labor at this election”

“He could probably help us more by speaking on behalf of Malcolm

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