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The Weak in Politics on Friday 22nd July 2016

The Weak in Politics on Friday 22nd July 2016

Friday 22 July, 2016
Heard at Channel 9 “If the new head of the ABC is serious about balanced coverage she’d alternate Pauline Hanson with Tony Jones as the host of Q&A”
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Heard in a Perth pub

“What’s the latest from the Rio Olympics?”

“They’ve turned down a request from Bill Shorten to do a victory lap”

Heard at Labor Party HQ

“Why is Bill backing Kevin for the UN Secretary General’s gig?”

“I think he’s always felt that Kevin is a problem that needs attention at a global level”

Heard at Channel 9

“If the new head of the ABC is serious about balanced coverage she’d alternate Pauline Hanson with Tony Jones as the host of Q&A

Heard in the cabinet room

“I see we’ve offered the Poms a free trade agreement”

“Well we couldn’t afford anything out of the foreign aid budget”

Heard at a Toorak hairdressing salon

“Why do you think the Greens performed so poorly at the election?”

“People are enjoying the warmer weather”

Heard in the Coalition caucus room

“What do you think Tony’s got to do to get back into cabinet?”

“Disguise himself as Julie Bishop

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