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The Weak In Politics on Friday 25th March 2016

The Weak In Politics on Friday 25th March 2016

Friday 25 March, 2016
This was the week when the Independents in the Senate faced the stark reality that they could only retain their seats by getting enough votes.
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Heard down the Canberra corridors of power

“What is Ricky Muir’s greatest achievement?

“He’s the only politician ever who could fit all the people who voted for him into the visitors’ gallery”

Heard at Liberal Party HQ

“I see Tony Windsor’s trying to make a comeback”

“I’d be really worried if Julia and Rob Oakeshott were thinking of doing the same”

Heard at Labor Party HQ

“What role do you think Abbott would play in a future Turnbull government?”

“Opposition leader”

Heard in the Parliament House bar

“Why would you miss Jacqui so much?”

“It’s so reassuring to have a Senator from Tasmania who isn’t a Green”

Heard in a Brisbane bar

“Do you think there’s even the remotest chance that Clive would ever become Prime Minister?”

“Only if there was a need to make Australia smaller”

Heard at the Arts Council

“Who do you think has given the best performance at a Royal Commission in the past year or so?”

“Probably Kevin. I thought George Pell and Bill Shorten were utterly unconvincing in the roles of Cardinal and alternative Prime Minister”

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