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The Weak in Politics on Friday 6th May 2016

The Weak in Politics on Friday 6th May 2016

Friday 6 May, 2016
“What’s the official Canberra view of the budget?” “I don’t know, I haven’t had time to talk to Jacqui yet”
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Heard in the Coalition caucus

“What has been the main impact of Labor’s decision to open a processing centre on Manus Island?”

“The whole island is now seeking asylum in Australia”

Heard down the Canberra corridors of power

“How is Malcolm going to pay for the submarines?”

“He’s reintroducing bottom-of-the-harbour schemes”

Heard at Liberal Party HQ

“There will be no carbon tax under any government Bill Shorten leads”

“He’ll simply increase electricity prices”

Heard in a Sydney pub

“It’s strange that Malcolm didn’t consider Chinese subs”

“Especially as it would have given him a great opportunity to negotiate reduced costs for them to visit the port of Darwin”

Heard at the ABC

“What’s the official Canberra view of the budget?”

“I don’t know, I haven’t had time to talk to Jacqui yet”

Heard in the Greens’ caucus

“What chance has Labor got of 50% renewables by 2030?”

“Very little I’d have thought, I’d be very surprised for example if Bill and Albo got renewed at the 2019 election”

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