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If Oakeshott does accept Gillard's job offer as Minister for Pork-Barrelling, it will be interesting to see how this verbose clown will confine his answers in question time to four minutes. And you can be sure he will be getting plenty of questions.
 
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It's a Gillard Government by default.

Less seats.
Less Primary vote.
Less two party preferred.

The Australian voters overwhelmly did not want a Labor Government.

Did Tony Abbott conspire with the independants to give Gillard Government and save him from the embarrassment of the same fate which will happen to Ms. Gillard? A government which will eventually become disfunctional.

If this was the case then he has outsmarted Ms. Gillard by a country mile. As Tony Windsor is destined to retire before the next election, he may have been made the sacrificial lamb. His seat will no doubt go back to the Nationals at the next election. He had nothing to lose.

We may never know the truth. But nevertheless, sit back and watch the fun unfold.

My tip, a new election within 12 months.
 
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Oakeshott's and Windsor's dream of "Stable Government" is pie in the sky. An online poll of SMH readers doesn't agree with them.

Will the belated 76-74 election result lead to a stable government for Australia?
Yes
28%
No
52%
Maybe
20%
Total votes: 10960.Poll closes in 24 hours.

It will be entertaining to see this assortment of flaky mis-fits in action.
 
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Anyone given any thought as to where the extra 10 billion to buy the Independents is going to come from? Hmmmmmmm ...... let me think about this. More taxes perhaps? But on WHOM?? Ohhhhhh ... that's right ... YOU !!
 

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Anyone given any thought as to where the extra 10 billion to buy the Independents is going to come from? Hmmmmmmm ...... let me think about this. More taxes perhaps? But on WHOM?? Ohhhhhh ... that's right ... YOU !!

Mr Swan has said it will come from the revenue generated by the MRRT.
Might just be a problem there, given that revenue has been revised downwards and won't cover the promises to the independents.
 
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Mr Swan has said it will come from the revenue generated by the MRRT.
Might just be a problem there, given that revenue has been revised downwards and won't cover the promises to the independents.

Yes Julia, from $10.5 to $2 billion.

Swan is such a liar, he could not lie straight in bed if you paid him. He also swore black and blue there would be no CPRS during the period from 2010 to 2013. Let's see if he sticks to his word!! Brown said there would be.
 
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Tim Mathieson thinks it is pretty cool to be confirmed as First Bloke.

Mr Mathieson, a hairdresser turned real estate consultant, said he had not thought about moving into The Lodge. "To be honest there has been no discussion about that," he said.

It was a momentous occasion, he said, and one he was privileged to be a part of.

"It hadn't sunk in over the last few weeks because of the campaign. Now it will sink in," he said.

"I'm the First Bloke. It's pretty cool."

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/el...ets-special-text/story-fn5zm695-1225915592575
 
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It may have slipped under the radar while all the attention was on the three stooges, but Bob Brown now has Gillard by the short and curlies. He has Bandt and Wilkie to do his bidding in the reps which gives him a lot of muscle in a minority government.

He has already vetoed Gillard's off-shore proposal for processing the boat people.
 
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"The Libs & Nats have a profoundly successful ability at attracting a disproportional quantity of the most embittered,politically pungent elements of Australian society as supporters-A dark,angry,belligerent underbelly that believes the only acceptable outcome of any political contest is the one they believe in."



Remind you of anyone:p:
 

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"The Libs & Nats have a profoundly successful ability at attracting a disproportional quantity of the most embittered,politically pungent elements of Australian society as supporters-A dark,angry,belligerent underbelly that believes the only acceptable outcome of any political contest is the one they believe in."



Remind you of anyone:p:

Or the Libs seem to attract a fair days pay for a fair days wage elemet of society. Not a fair days bludge, a fair days boat trip from indonesia or a fair days surfing the coast element.
 
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Or the Libs seem to attract a fair days pay for a fair days wage elemet of society. Not a fair days bludge, a fair days boat trip from indonesia or a fair days surfing the coast element.

Yep from the turkeys that introduced workchoices,righto mate back to the pub!
 
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If Oakeshott does accept Gillard's job offer as Minister for Pork-Barrelling, it will be interesting to see how this verbose clown will confine his answers in question time to four minutes. And you can be sure he will be getting plenty of questions.

What I found amusing from Oakeshott's speech was that even though he thought he was teasing everyone by delaying stating which way his decision went, it was apparent from the speech itself that it could only be for the ALP. He several times mentioned "the next 3 years of government", but as I understand it, there would be no "next 3 years of government" if he voted for the Coalition, as that would have given 75/75 and a new election.

As well as the being the "minister for pork-barreling", other relevant ministryships come to mind. Minister of Procrastination, Minister of Delusions of Importance, etc.
 

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Yep from the turkeys that introduced workchoices,righto mate back to the pub!

Haven't we swung back too far the other way? Politics is a pendulum that constantly swings too far both ways and rarely meets in the middle that is acceptable to the general public.
Workchoices a failed example? Does BER ring a bell? Or the door only swings one way?
 
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Haven't we swung back too far the other way? Politics is a pendulum that constantly swings too far both ways and rarely meets in the middle that is acceptable to the general public.
Workchoices a failed example? Does BER ring a bell? Or the door only swings one way?

It's an interesting question regarding the BER. What bell is rung for you regarding the BER, especially as a comparison for workchoices?
 
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Yep from the turkeys that introduced workchoices,righto mate back to the pub!

Todster, why are you campainging again for labor so soon?

What's the point of going on and on about work choices when Gillard won this round?

One thing I do dread about a new election is to hear that voice droning on relentesly again....shudder
 
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Nothing will get done but it will make good entertainment

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Todster, why are you campainging again for labor so soon?

What's the point of going on and on about work choices when Gillard won this round?

One thing I do dread about a new election is to hear that voice droning on relentesly again....shudder

why do people assume if your against the Libs your a labor supporter?
 
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