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27 minutes ago, sonar said:

Election.....Leaders Debate......Morrison v Shorten........audience vote.......who won........

Shorten 25

Morrison 11

Undecided 12

https://www.smh.com.au/federal-election-2019/bill-shorten-wins-first-election-debate-against-scott-morrison-20190429-p51idm.html

 

quite a decent win from bill tbh, neither leader has much charisma tbh

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Chris Bowen impressive on Q&A tonight.

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5 minutes ago, wendybr said:

Chris Bowen impressive on Q&A tonight.

only got to see a few minutes but he was doing well from what i saw, Bowen is one of the better politicians if not the best out there atm

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As an FYI early voting opened today, although check the AEC site because certain pre-polling locations aren't open straight away. Parramatta I believe has a big office that can do voting for many different places.

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its nice to see one nation tearing itself apart, that said its only being replaced by clive's group but at least he isnt racist(well he hasnt been caught being racist)

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Knowing me...I'll  start feeling sorry for him....but I'll try to resist that urge. :lol:

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On 30/04/2019 at 5:08 PM, Neverbloom said:

its nice to see one nation tearing itself apart, that said its only being replaced by clive's group but at least he isnt racist(well he hasnt been caught being racist)

Clive Palmer is interested in one thing....Clive Palmer.....sorry make it two things....money....

The guy is a con artist. Dudded his workers and the Aus people out of $74m to bail out his failed businesses and now says he's worth 4bn.....rubbish. A big as narcissist as Trump.

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Ohhh the poor hospitality worker.

Cry me a river. 

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39 minutes ago, Legionista said:

Ohhh the poor hospitality worker.

Cry me a river. 

Of course, why would we feel concerned for a hospitality worker having penalty rates.  They should be grateful to have a job right? 

Getting your coffee in a Sunday without a surcharge is much more important! 

:rolleyes:

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Shorten doing OK on Q&A tonight imho.

And I've never been a fan.

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Yep he seems passionate and over the issues. Not bad. 

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Better than not bad imo.

ScoMo just handed Shorten a chance to come across very well...and unchallenged (by not showing up).

Guess Libs don't watch Q&A anyway...but Shorten manoeuvered a way through some tricky questions...and came across very well across the board, I thought.

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25 minutes ago, wendybr said:

Better than not bad imo.

ScoMo just handed Shorten a chance to come across very well...and unchallenged (by not showing up).

Guess Libs don't watch Q&A anyway...but Shorten maneuvered a way through some tricky questions...and came across very well across the board I thought.

It was always going to be just Shorten tonight wendy. They offered Morrison his own gig next week.....he has declined to face the people.

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Oh OK..…..well ….more fool him. They've both done 7.30. 

I guess that was enough oxygen to give the ABC, for Morrison.

I wasn't even planning to watch last night...but it was both a relief and actually inspiring to see him in action.

Not that there's much point in allowing oneself to get sucked into being "inspired" by politicians....but I guess a bit of hope doesn't go astray now and then. ;)

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PS Has Morrison done Q & A in recent times at all?

He probably has.....but I, most likely,  fell asleep.  :meep:

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Lol Morrison doesn’t do QandA, I don’t think. There’s been some atrocious Libs on of late though, embarrassing the party because they show how far right they have drifted. 

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11 hours ago, Legionista said:

Ohhh the poor hospitality worker.

Cry me a river. 

Yes how dare low paid workers want penalty rates, for working weekends.

 

 

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22 minutes ago, StringerBellend said:

Yes how dare low paid workers want penalty rates, for working weekends.

 

 

But but, won't somebody please think of the Banks...CEO of an Aust Bank received only $17 million pay last financial year and the Gov wants to give this CEO a Tax break. I mean who needs a Banking Royal Commission.     

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no one likes egg girl but everyone liked egg boy

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1 hour ago, Neverbloom said:

no one likes egg girl but everyone liked egg boy

Anning was using Christchurch for a dog whistle, he arguably deserved it more.

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2 hours ago, Carns said:

Anning was using Christchurch for a dog whistle, he arguably deserved it more.

agreed, while i dont like scott he has never said anything remotely as horrible as what Anning has

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12 hours ago, Ossified said:

But but, won't somebody please think of the Banks...CEO of an Aust Bank received only $17 million pay last financial year and the Gov wants to give this CEO a Tax break. I mean who needs a Banking Royal Commission.     

Yep.......Give 1m people $10pw and it will get spent in the local economy....give 1000 people $10k per week and they'll buy a ferrari...good for ferrari....not for the economy..

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very interesting 

 

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That dude is a self-help book/seminar scammer who pushes idiotic over-leverage strategies & advocating illegal actions like insider trading.

And the content of that video is utter trash. The rich don't "give things away" to get rich, they take and have wrecked the economy over and over again for hundreds of years in the process. What did the GFC CEO's who got trillion dollar bailouts after causing havoc with sub-prime mortgages followed by none of them going to jail "give" to anyone except ruination? What did the men who caused the Great Depression give to the world except the ingredients for Fascism?

The percentage of wealth concentrated by the wealthiest is rising at an astonishing rate, what are they giving back? They aren't giving back tax, because they hide it all in Panama or the Cayman Islands or route it all over the planet to reduce it to nothing & their 'charity' are scams for tax breaks. What a load of absolute garbage. I feel sorry for anyone who gets sucked into that nonsense and wastes their money on his books and seminars.

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Only a week to go - and I'm getting excited.

Went to the Time's Up Tony rally last weekend....I wonder if they can do it??

Unfortunately there are 800 fewer Instagram followers than when I first tuned in to this campaign - but I hope that's not a sign that he is gaining support.

The newspaper clipping used as one of the latest posts is worth checking out - lol.

https://www.instagram.com/votetonyout/

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On 09/05/2019 at 6:49 PM, mack said:

That dude is a self-help book/seminar scammer who pushes idiotic over-leverage strategies & advocating illegal actions like insider trading.

And the content of that video is utter trash. The rich don't "give things away" to get rich, they take and have wrecked the economy over and over again for hundreds of years in the process. What did the GFC CEO's who got trillion dollar bailouts after causing havoc with sub-prime mortgages followed by none of them going to jail "give" to anyone except ruination? What did the men who caused the Great Depression give to the world except the ingredients for Fascism?

The percentage of wealth concentrated by the wealthiest is rising at an astonishing rate, what are they giving back? They aren't giving back tax, because they hide it all in Panama or the Cayman Islands or route it all over the planet to reduce it to nothing & their 'charity' are scams for tax breaks. What a load of absolute garbage. I feel sorry for anyone who gets sucked into that nonsense and wastes their money on his books and seminars.

And the best part is that those who (arguably) are being exploited/short changed/carry the burden, have somehow been employed to protect a system that has been established to make the wealthy even wealthier, and keep the poor just that - poor.

Even though the neo liberal project has come to an end in the global finance crisis, it is still walking, like a zombie. Murdoch and his political arm continue to keep this broken system on life support, for no other reason than their own power and financial gains. We are collectively losing our humanity in the process. Question this status quo and you are called communist, socialist etc.

 

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he isnt as bad as tony but scott just has one of those punchable faces

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already voted, it was nice voting for fraser anning, one nation, the hunters and fishers party, clive's party, it was just so difficult to decide who to put first

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