It was truly depressing watching the teev yesterday at hungry bobs in a nearby town, Tony was on trying to sound like a grown up but he really reminded me of a four year old I know.......
It was truly depressing watching the teev yesterday at hungry bobs in a nearby town, Tony was on trying to sound like a grown up but he really reminded me of a four year old I know.......
Like I said, these "faceless men/women" have more power over this country and they are NOT elected by the people. If you want to read more about this go here ABC.net
I may not know a lot about the internal workings of the labor party or for that matter a lot of other political parties but I DO know that these people, and the labor party, have no interest in fixing anything unless it is for their good (politicians). We have had keating, the pig farmer who allowed Australia to fall into a pit, we have had rudd then gillard and now back to rudd and still this country has had no fix. I will NOT give these people another shot at ruining this country and just giving all away until nothing is left and then say sorry. I am 60 and have seen the decline myself, not read from books.
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and the 'faceless men' on the Liberal party is the 'business lobby'. Neither lobby likes being neglected for fear they will retaliate against
the party they support. So they in a military sense form a 'powerbase' for them to exorcise power through a political avenue.
They emulate each other but from left and right perspectives.
Neither extreme is good personally but its your country to run or ruin. There is a old saying in politics that the power behind
the throne is by far has the most power as most politicians can barely think for themselves without relying on their 'advisors'
or faceless men to do their work..for them so they don't get their hands dirty...politics is mostly a showmans game...
Im still waiting for the Liberals costings to arrive 1 week before the election. Great financial managers they are(who lived off
the last US recovery in the late 90's mid early 00's)....last minute to avoid scrutiny perhaps?
But Tony Abbott and Julie Bishop’s insistence on reviling “faceless men” (which seem to include even some of the most prominent folk in the ALP) will leave them open to charges that Secker was necked by 282 “faceless persons” in a secret behind-closed-doors preselection power meeting. Scandalously, in moves that would surely cause shock and awe in lefty media circles, the press were not allowed in to witness the mysterious misdeeds of the anono-preselectors.
Indeed, these faceless men and women defied the encouragement of their federal parliamentary leader Tony Abbott and Secker’s factional patron Christopher Pyne (who insists he has no friends on the Labor side of politics and is probably struggling to find that many in his party room too) to keep Secker on. It appears, occasional lefty media target Senator Cory Bernardi, a Liberal Right factional boss, may have been involved in assisting Secker’s opponent. While officially retired, one-time power-broker Nick Minchin’s ominous presence was also detected.
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Well its good were prepare for all the 'gaffes' our future leader may make. You'd wreckon
he'd hire a speechwriter instead of doing his 'own' notes. He think he would not need any
in a election debate well prepared man he is. Id like to speak to his 'faceless men' to get
a more realistic insight on this potential leader...
Australia spent around $90 billion to stimulate its economy. Sounds like a lot? Well, China spent over half a trillion dollars. And nearly three quarters of that spending went towards the infrastructure whose raw materials we supply.
Our politicians pretend they can steer the economy like a ship. But we have a very small ship and it's a very big ocean. During an election, it pays to remember our economic future is determined by the wind, not the sails.
Im rarely wrong about the economy. Australia will be in a deep recession by 2014. The usual
property collapse and stock market fall and bonds will be obliterated. Liberal or Labor will
not save you. With Australia manufacturing butchered, its service industries outsourced and
mining is heading to poorer 3rd world countries our days are numbered. Who really controls
the economy- ask the 'faceless men' who run hedge funds...somewhere in a boardroom overseas...
Im not a 'investment banker' but one cruel truth I can say about politicians as they will be the first
to herald good news and the last place to hear from bad news...
Thanks BRW- The Chickens are coming home to roost and the farmer is not ready for them. Some 'honest'
reporting for once...
He urged older Australians with memories of the high inflation, high unemployment years between 1974 and 1983 to “visualise this failure”.
Funny you know Malcolm Fraser was the Liberal PM for most of that time as well as Hawkies early years.
Its happened in the US and its coming to Australia maybe before the end of 2013...back by popular demmand...the truth hurts for some.
Sometimes it just a engine failure other times the deadly flak, if the pilots lucky the flak will kill him but usually it is'nt and
he is burnt to death.
The way our economy is going our pilot will be incinerated. Hopefully he won't have to suffer too much.
(well its not WWII lets hope the ejection seat works!!!)
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From the Suppository of Wisdom to 'Shut Up' our future PM goes from bad to worse.
Being rude and evading questions is no excuse for being childish. Well a 5 billion dollar
parental scheme is great but hitting self funded retirees and peoples super won't win friends.
I hear millionares are eligible for paid parental leave. Lets not forget the Liberals
'cover up' to increase the GST in their new 'tax review'....
Labor candidate Peter Beattie has already turned the phrase against the Opposition Leader, declaring on Twitter this morning: “Mr Abbott I will never `shut up' about LNP health cuts in QLD especially at Logan & Gold Coast hospitals; 1000 nurses' lost jobs in QLD.”Mr Abbott appeared to have a momentary lapse in control last night as Kevin Rudd hammered him on the costings of his paid parental leave scheme.
“Does this guy ever shut up?” Mr Abbott said during the debate at the Broncos Leagues Club in Brisbane.
Labor insiders said the theme was likely to be worked into its broader attack on Mr Abbott's character during the second half of the campaign.
Some war veterans are wondering when their pensions will increase. Cold day in hell
boys and girls...don't ask Tony..you may get a very rude response. I sure he will tell the
veterans to shut up as well even though the military gave him plenty of photoshoots to
look important. If NSW is a top example of Liberal leadership expect our schools, hospitals,
community and emergency services to fall into ruins. The economy will turn into Tony Camerons
UK practically overnight...
Even the Americans are worried about Tony's intelligence+judgement...and now his behaviour..
he is not fit to lead I gather. Malcolm Turnbull must be grimacing at his leaders stupidity its
becoming 'very embarrassing' for them. I would not want to be his press secretary explaining
away his gaffes in overseas tours for 'foreign investment' he so proudly claims. Most would
by his moves of late would indicate they would end in disaster.
Dissension in the Liberals ranks? Looks like Turnbull cannot put up with Tony any more.
I think some Liberals are going to vote Labor because of the international embarrassment Abbott has become...
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Tony Abbott is numero uno.
Australias answer to Vladamir Putin- our own 'action man'.
The coalition won 88 seats to Labor's 57 in the 150-seat parliament.
Liberal leader Tony Abbott, who will be prime minister, promised a competent and trustworthy government.
Outgoing PM Kevin Rudd earlier admitted defeat and said he would not stand again for the Labor leadership.
Open for business I hope too. By bye carbon tax crap and cgt on cars. I hear the senate is still
being worked out. Motorists party aigh. I wreckon their should be a tax on
pruis's...and other slow underpowered battery powered greenie crap.
The Greens got slaughtered but should have some seats in the Senate.
Palmer may have a seat or two in the senate. I think many people blame
the greens for chaos of the hung parliament and strange deeds done under Gillard...
I congratulate Tony Abbott and give him the benefit of the doubt as it
was Rudd's mistakes that cost him the election especially taking his
own department out of context for costings.
Still Labor will probably be under Shorten who should be a very effective
opposition leader so Tony should do all the right moves otherwise its
one term in office only. He'll need all the luck he can get. If the economy
does not turn around and proposed bills are in limbo in the Senate well...
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Politics is a game of survival more often than keeping up appearances.
Agreed you don't want a koala bear in opposition you want a drop bear (Thylarctos plummetus)
We'll you need a smiling assassin (or atleast with a cheeky grin) to maul the Coalitions
promises if they don't go to plan....it could be one term only for Abbott.
Alabanese gets too archy with reporters when he was caught out last on the 7:30 report
Shorten is more measured in his approach- far more cunning. Well educated and would
not like going up against him in a debate.
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after the next election. when the just fixing up labor stuff wears thin.
If you get a consistant positive vibe from this newer style of leader then the professional smilling assassin wont look so good.
liberal now in-today its announced that costing have gone in to fix TV and telephones.
already they announced today a drop in house prices following the post election bounce???????????????????????????????????
The property decline is a global thing and does not exclude Australia. There is a old saying
of putting all your eggs in one basket.,,Sydney's prices are ridiculous. Credit markets are
tight and that makes housing a raw point and more than just supply and demmand. There
is allot of property owned by the banks and bought by interest flow and if thats the case well...
Constant house prices rises in the US was brought to a deathly halt in 2008 if I remember clearly.
The Reserve's interest rates cuts to stimulate the economy have not worked either. They
need to get back to basics I think as the US have had to. Lets hope its not that bad.
Malcolm looks like where the smart money would go but I doubt he'd have the guts to
take on Abbott if the carbon tax does not bind..or the boats or the...and go down with
the ship next election instead. Then its in Shorten's reach.
Shorten has the makings of the next Bob Hawke if he goes about it the right way. You
need to be cunning in opposition as Abbott was and one step ahead of them...or the old
saying goes use the same or 'improved' tactics against them.
Abbott walked out of a press conference recently and its not good to piss off the media
if you get the gist. It had something to do with 'political entitlements'. Not very gentlemanly
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might just be grass roots asking the prime minister to tell the media who runs the country.Abbott walked out of a press conference recently and its not good to piss off the media
if you get the gist. It had something to do with 'political entitlements'. Not very gentlemanly
any tactics work if the voters follow. the pollies spending might be a government driven campaign to drum up feeling do the the lack of opposition.. so far its been reported here as they all do it and they should look in to it.
I think shorten is the best runner for old labor or union labor. but its not a step forward...malcom no..then who.barnaby?...
since ive been travelling I heard lots of stories around the camp fires.--most of them was glad the election was over-who won?--and we left Australia hoping it was better when we get home.
mates from up boarder QLD have told me of whole streets of empty houses as companies quietly implode and Kiwi europeans head home.
one neighbour had purchased liquidated house in Morton bay so their children get better school.
P/S I got a double credit limit and reduced interest this week when I payed up my card from the trip..
Malcolm Turnbull puts Tony Abbott on notice?
Popularity can be such a fickle thing.
I wonder whats happening behind closed doors- pun.
Government frontbencher Malcolm Turnbull has defended Tony Abbott against accusations he lied about workers' conditions at fruit grower SPC, saying the Prime Minister has never lied to him and does not lie.
On Tuesday, outspoken Liberal MP Sharman Stone accused Mr Abbott and Treasurer Joe Hockey of ''lying'' when suggesting that workers' conditions at troubled food processor SPC Ardmona were overly generous.
As a part American I find it strange a chocolate company gets preference
over fresh fruit in a can. To make matters worse I think closing Ford
and Holden is a slowly ticking time bomb that will explode not before
the next election. I wonder who they will blame. After all in the Howards
Years Ford and Holden were doing quite well. Something has happening
to government policy along the way. While I think Obama saving GM
was a good thing as in the long term thinking looks at many things
rather than current economic 2-4 year cycles which seem to be
a exercise in groundhog day while ignoring the big picture.
Or could it be politicial favoritism to some groups while ignoring others. It looks like Abbott is
all talk and no action. I hear the Australian Senate is changing seats soon. Should
make interesting viewing.
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back in the early 1920-1950's when the National Party was not aligned
with the Liberals. I suppose with the potential sale to the US of our
pride and joy wheat industry was not such a good idea after all. Farmers
are quite a powerful group in Australia as manufacturing needs a boost
and mining needs help once the boom goes.
We have lost our textile industry to the Chinese, Indians and Bangladeshi's.
Credit to them they a shrude businesspeople however their laws and politics
are much different to ours.
Farmers have learned that when a politician promises you something take it at face value
until that is actually taken up in parliament and passed as funds for support.
Ronald Reagan had a old saying for taxing the profitable and subsiding the
unprofitable but needed industries contribution to the greater economy as well.
If you ran a economy on helping profiting businesses at the expense of others
you risk creating a dangerous political vacuum as the US crash in 2008.
But I don't see the current party looking that far ahead. America had Ross Perot
in the 90's and Ron/ Rand Paul recently however they failed to gain the tipping point in public
opinion which we know is left and right but also a centre. I think the National
Party would say to ultra conservatives is to back off in industries that
'serve the national interest'. When you also look at Australias changing
of foreign ownership laws of property as well opens up a real estate bubble
as well. Maybe this is a sign the current archetypes of free market globlisation
needs a thorough review. A first world economy cannot compete with a third
world economy no matter how low the wages are. The EU have anti-dumping
laws so do the US but Australia hopes the rest of the planet won't take
advantage of it. History is a cruel teacher. Some countries are much
stricter on what you own, who else has a share in it and what your
intentions are with the product/ service you intend to purchase.
However Clive Palmer is good that he is a loose cannon in the Lower House
should keep the political lobby groups of the Liberals and some Labor
groups in check.
follow the money...
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The fun hasn't started yet-this is warm up politics getting ready for JULY.
Liberal party are not looking at IR this term----watch for the next 12 months as labor party fixes the IR mess--from opposition.
National party are not aligned with the liberal party. Greens are not wanted by the labor party
the crap people go on about. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Gonski
CEO ...........rhymes with coal.
More important than this is--over Christmas NBN placed a wireless internet tower at booral. It wont be operational till after june.The village of booral has under 75 homes
One import /export business with 7 employees ant 2 saw mills with 20 employees.-fire station and SES. infant/primary school with 62 students.
the tower position in the valley with the village is next to a sub station. surrounded by hills.
the village has no TV reception or phone coverage, but it ALREADY has broadband
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A picture says 1000 words so this photo could say allot of things about a particular character and his vices. Those
who study peoples facial expressions and non verbal communication will know even more.
She' s got Tony by the balls. I wonder who she works for...?
Well atleast you've got Broadband. VOIP your phone if the speed is fast and reliable enough.
Though as we know most Western Governments still go for the cheapest contract rather than
the best. Which could be why were in all this mess however...satellite would be my choice
in the region as laying cables would be hyper expensive. Wireless is too unreliable
in civilian form to even approach the performance of satellite.
Yes im keenly waiting for July to see the smile wiped off that Jesuits face- Abbott that is.
Hopefully the opposition is stockpiling its ammunition ready for the Winter Offensive.
His actions against the national broadcaster indicate he does not like scrutiny- which is a weakness
in my book. The ABC was bashing the Labor party as much as the Liberals and
Abbotts a wuss for not realising otherwise. He wanted the top job soooo badly
and that old saying heavy is the burden for who wears the crown. According
to my research he has made 8 mistakes already- 2 of which may cost him
the next election.
Abbott got allot more skeletons in the closet than Gillard or Rudd ever did.
Im not saying what they are but im sure the local media will find out over time.
He has been a very good opposition leader due to his aggressive and combative nature
(which would have made allot of enemies one might imagine)
but as one knows in politics ones strengths can be turned against you and when
you read what Malcolm Fraser and how he has distanced himself from Mr Abbotts
ideology you will realise Australias position is rather precarious. He's doing a better
poliarisation of the country than Silvio Berlusconi did and he was sleaze. The way
things are going their election chances are not looking so hot especially if after
all the cutting and closing down makes a European style crisis a reality. At the
moment Im researching his mentors and his closely knit group and hangers-on.
Weakness I see here and it will soon come to light...
I wonder what he will say then and like a weasel he is will blame somebody else instead.
The Reserve Banks optimism I do not share. It has all the Hallmarks of
when Greenspan was in charge in 2008 and the system was being plundered
by hedge funds and vested interests.
Im am personally not a pessimist or a optimist but a realist. Realist politics and
economic management is only there sadly when mistakes are made or big decision on
restructuring our fatally flawed 20th century financial system. But thats another post.
As much as Id like for the moderate conservatives to stab Abbott in the back and
take it back from the more extreme part of the Liberal party its more fun watching
them arguing and the rest of the world watching. Should make great comedy.
Most politicians are so self absorbed you think they would not see it coming.
Double standards. Im sure the suicide of fruit growers can put Tony Abbott feeble mind at ease.
death by strangulation- the Australian economy.
Australia now bears all the hallmarks of a country where its industrial base has hollowed out. The decision by Ford Australia to close its manufacturing plants at Broadmeadows and Geelong is evidence of what economists call Dutch disease: a natural resource boom drives up the exchange rate and makes all other exports deeply uncompetitive.
With the outlook for the global economy far less rosy than it was, the mining sector is also cutting back on investment. That has left the economy propped up by the one remaining source of growth – an overvalued real estate market.
Well if he knew there was a bubble there why did he not report it? Sadly I don't take
my own countries advice first before looking at what other countries see the situation- for a balanced view.
They created globalisation and they should realised they are being scrutinised
allot more. You cannot go on a computer screen and play games with numbers
on my watch. Wall St is a 'closed shop' and I don't think Greenspan is being honest.
The Reserve Bank needs a relationship with traders/business leaders though it is obvious
it is too close to them which is a inherent weakness. Human nature is responsible
for the rest.
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wife explains to me the sat dishes on labors most expencive school hall in OZ arnt connected-as they have fiber to the node across the street at the new telephone exchange and very good broadband. but they don't have TV or mobile phone service.
If you use a fax you get service.
My parents farm serviceman got the sack the other day. the new bloke turned up and had to be inducted. never been on a farm before.
the word is that peaches are a dead product-Ive been buying plastic bottles of fruit for half price at coles for a hot weather drink.sugar hit.
Im not happy that products are dumped here--the storey I was told cooks like Italian tomatoes and it would raise the price of food.
just remember with SPC gone local co-op can start up, value adding.
I think you find that with massive unemployment about to occure the left will come to the party to talk IR without having to pay people $2 hr.
PS I recently got a pay rice to $51K base wage and are payed more than most of my workmates.. less than SPC workers------but wages are a tiny percentage of the total cost. I though some smart gents like yourselves would have found the data to show that.
greenspan stuff--didn't the USA want the economy to fail. Im confused, I thought they did. it solved the arab woes the jewish problem. modernised the USA manufacturing base and set the nation up for the old age economy. Its US energy policy to use the economy to reduce green house gas emisions without a tax.
Im on a fixed income and retired officially though I was a wage earner once.
A country is in decline when it worries when lucky baby boomers who
had the 'best years' now X,Y and Z generations won't see the same.
I made some money in the boom years of IT in the 90's but lost allot
of money due to subprime and bad investments other companies made
on my behalf. Im self managed retired now but its a losing war. It would
be nice to die within the next 10 years as I don't want that prophecy
from my old Vietnam veteran mate in the Navy becoming true. I won't
say what he said unless something very bad happens globally- if you get what
Supermarkets don't care what they sell unless the stuff is poisonous or toxic
or nobody knows about it till the ambulance arrives, Australias laws on banned
chemicals varies in certain counties- bit more cancer in your diet I suppose.
Go globalisation !!! Australian made means little profits matter more. Who needs
social responsibility and helping a local economy must have been the weakness
that most economists suffer in my past post. Tearing away the fabric of society
to save a few bucks. We also put men on the moon in my era. The long decline
has begun since then and it appears unabated. Why does the West decline
while the East grows? Its looks like they have learnt from our mistakes
perhaps and happy to profit from our failures.
You would think slowly but surely the animosity would build up like in Europe
when the young will ask how come they cannot afford housing in the country
they were born. It was cheap back in my day but now the government is happy
to put foreign investors whims ahead of citizens. Then the TV has endless
property shows perpetuating the myth.
I don't know why the US elites nearly bankrupted the US when the Middle Class
was once its best friend. Old Age economy? Sounds like a country in decline.
Honestly when you look at the power players in the US the Kissingers,Brzezinski's
Soros and others makes you think that their thinking may be expiring. Not many new
leaders of substance have arrived and this dearth in leadership is a problem.
I may be old but young people are the blood of a economy in growth, resources,
vigour and most importantly their best years of productive work to contribute
to a economy and the world at large. Forget that you have a major problem.
Could be why China and Russia are more aggressive with us because we
have grown weak and we may have more to worry soon than just a bad economy...
Australia is too reliant financially on China im told too bad if US-China relations rapidly
deteriorate this year.
Im not quite familar with US energy policy since the Bush years and
I see similarities in the US with the left and right and I think the conflict will
grow over the years. Whats happening in Europe I think will happen to us.
Polarisation of left and right will be hard to stop especially when inequality
grows too big and some problems will come out of the woodwork.
Australia im told has a few of them.
If it collapses like Greece I expect the government to act in a bewildered fashion
after all It thought it was in the clear from the bankers. I think it will be a
carbon copy there. I expect the far right and left to blame the democratic
system for allowing the problems to happen. Where it goes from there
is anybodies guess. It could end up like Iceland.
Oooh as for your knowledge on Middle East politics is waning the Isrealis and Arabs
have one thing in common they both don't trust Iran. Hopefully Mr Obama
will realise he's been fooled and he should be listening to his allies in the region.
If he also tears up the 'reset' with Russia he will also make Europe happy.
It would also send a message to China that there next on the list
with their land grab in the S.C Sea. If any of these fail we could
be in for more problems than I can handle or anybody for that matter.
Weakness in economics reflects in weakness militarily....2008 had
shocks well beyond the world of economics. 2014 is a year with
effects well beyond this decade....
Its bad when your wrong but he should have known better. Diplomats are not
up to the job. Put a General in his place the Russians would probably treat
him with more respect than a clumsy bureaucrat. Somebody needs
to look Mr Putin within the eyes without cowering...
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It looks like the only people who still have employment prospects seem to be Australian economists.
Their crystal ball gazing so far has been poor and they have no real solutions to Australias continuing
downward slide in employment. Qantas will be gone soon due to Abbott economic extremism which
im sure is not going unoticed by its Asian neighbours. The term recession is a term used when a ecnonomy is in
a temporary slowdown like in the early 90's however this time around its looking more
like a US style crash. Loosing a whole industry is something many will notice overseas and
some will ask who is running the country that led to such a crisis...well I did not
vote for Tony Abbott.
Telling Holden to 'go' in Parliament is a shameful & a warning to the Australian
people that you have a loose cannon in parliament who is causing significant embarrassment and shame overseas.
Some people like myself will now think twice about investing in Australia due to its current
dangerous leadership not unlike when Bush Jnr (some overseas people will know the links between
the Australian Liberal Party and the gun crazy jesus freak tea party- US Republican Party) was running the US
and investors were fleeing in droves.
I wonder how much more damage he would do. In a time when countries are re-investing in their
economies they are doing the opposite- dangerous thinking in my books.
he end of car manufacturing in Australia - confirmed with Toyota's announcement that it would shut local production in 2017, taking thousands of jobs with it - could tip Victoria and South Australia into recession, industry experts and economists have warned.
The automotive giant's global boss, Akio Toyoda, travelled to the Altona plant and told 2500 workers their jobs would go in three years. The decision is a massive blow for the Victorian economy in particular, where more than 25,000 jobs are likely to go across the car and automotive components industries. Unions claim 50,000 skilled jobs may be lost nationally. Toyota will follow Ford and Holden out of the country, with all three car makers announcing in the last year that they would cease manufacturing by 2017. All three brands will now import all their vehicles.
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politi...#ixzz2sxO8qMgu
In any other country he would be thrown out of government but his paid media keep focusing on IR laws
which is funny as he would not allow a police investigation rather than a 'expensive' well paid lawyer
witch-hunt royal commission designed for publicity more that prosecution. I investigate corruption in
banks,the defense sector as well as finance and there are plenty of other sectors in the Australian
that are economy that are riddled with corruption. I always tell young people don't be a blue collar criminal- get a education
and become a white collar criminal as when you get convicted- you'll get a slap on the wrist and you
could spend the rest of your ill gotten gains when you get outside in a short period of time.. I would like to send
some spies into Abbotts inner circle and work out whats going in his peanut head of self styled
economics and who their working for...
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Well not as invulnerable as I thought. A corruption scandal for favours to
particular companies in return for political support. Would bring all of the
governments recent financial government assistance schemes into question.
If judgement has been sqewered from the start how can you be sure
recent decisions are done in a legal and professional way? Well it looks
like acting against the nation interest pays in your country and it is
disturbing- to say the least.
Could the Australian auto industry had been bailed out but political
interference made sure it did not happen? That should get the forums going...
This does not look good when you go further into this power dynamic.
Pure derp. I think brown paper bag politics was over in Australia- looks
like I was wrong. Human nature- should have known better. Another mistake
to add to my list. These failings so early in a leadership may reflect badly
upon the leader perhaps...and a country as a whole.
Im not very trusting of Australian economists at present- record low interest
rates and slow growth, rapidly rising unemployment, inflation pressuring up, overpriced housing
or permanent decline in many areas of the economy . Reasons to reconsider
perhaps. The old saying about like listening to your own voice...could be a weakness.
The tendancy to fake the barometer to encourage the market is not new- it brought
down the US in 2008.
Well for all you military strategists out there may also say that Australia is over-reliant
on China for exports and this is a significant geo-political disadvantage...you'd be
a fool not to think that large sums of money could dictate Australia-China politics.
Money greases deals true but it can also be used to undermine a country.
A source revealed there was a level of frustration with the Prime Minister's inner circle over Mr Furnival, which had led to his initial appointment being temporary and subject to adequate performance. However, his appointment was eventually confirmed without any attempt to ensure he had cut his ties to the junk-food industry.
The resignation comes a week after Fairfax Media revealed that Mr Furnival and Senator Nash intervened to take down a new health rating website, only hours after it was published.
Labor health spokeswoman Catherine King said Mr Furnival's resignation only left more questions to be answered.
''If this was approved through the ministerial appointment process that went through the Prime Minister's office, how could this happen if due process was followed?'' she said.
She said Senator Nash had still not adequately explained why she had decided to intervene and pull down the health star website.
''She had no reason to do that, nor, in fact, any authority to do that, and she has failed the entire week to actually explain that,'' she said. ''All week the minister has been changing her story about this matter and has changed the wording and used semantics to avoid the issue.''
Consumer and health groups have blasted Senator Nash's decision to pull the site down, two months after she axed the funding for Australia's peak drug and alcohol body, the Alcohol and Other Drugs Council of Australia.
There should be a royal commission !!!
But company documents lodged with the corporate regulator and revealed by Fairfax and News Corp on Saturday indicate Mr Furnival is in fact the co-owner of the company, through a parent company, Strategic Issues Management, which he owns with his wife Tracey Cain.
Ms King said the reports demanded "an immediate explanation".
"The prime minister needs to clarify whether he believes there has been a prima facie breach of the Statement of Ministerial Standards by Senator Nash and clarify his office's role in the employment of Senator Nash's former chief of staff," she said.
another think-tank with too much power and little accountability. Maybe next time when I go to vote I will
ask each political party to see all its backers- so then I can make a more wiser decision of who I vote for.
Last edited by ELSpeedo; 15-02-2014 at 07:15 PM.
Will we now have a Royal Commission (RC) into parliamentary appointments? maybe Peta Credlin should resign too.
Many moons ago the National crime Authoirty was formed so that we would not need to have RCs, it got replaced by the 'new improved' Australia Crime Commission. It already has computers and knowledge and if given more funding would easily cope with what the RC is supposed to do. The big problem is that like the last witch hunt it will identify some of the wrong targets!
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