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Bill Shorten's Response to Pauline Hanson's Letter

Bill Shorten's Response to Pauline Hanson's Letter

Smart response.

Called out ON for supporting the $80 Billion Tax Cuts for Big Business, without attacking ON voters.

Fuck me. Shorten has a pair after all. Who'da thought it.

Jesus Bill, That money going back into health better build a burn unit large enough for that love note.

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His speeches are often pretty good compared to other major Australian politicians, his delivery just throws a lot of people off. He’s been a very critical opposition leader whether or not his personality is any good.

Shorten delivers his 2018 budget reply

Shorten delivers his 2018 budget reply

I was lucky enough to be in the gallery tonight. The atmosphere was absolutely electric.

Highlights personally was the announcement of a federal ICAC, on top of a $25M fund to help public prosecutors target banking executives and corporate criminals.

Labor also announced an astounding emissions reduction scheme with 40% emissions reduction by 2030; on top of a 0 net emissions target by 2050.

Very interested to see what the government can cook up to counter a very progressive and future focused budget.

Also promised to defend the ABC.

The coalition budget became radioactive the second shorten pointed out that the big 4 will be getting a tax cut.

That was an excellent reply to scomo's lax effort. Brilliant budget with depth, First time I've been impressed with shorten as a party leader

VicPol..? (X-post /sub/gifs)

Booted him in the face and then pulls a taser on the person recording?

Fucking disgusting.

I usually don't judge these kind of 10 second videos of police officers. However, that kick is way out of line

And this boys and girls is why Vicroria needs a Police integrity commission not staffed by Cops.

https://mobile.twitter.com/7newsmelbourne/status/993401070163378176

Yes

Australia believes it could survive with Michaelia Cash being unemployed

Australia believes it could survive with Michaelia Cash being unemployed

I'll pay her the $40.

We should be able to crowdfund an advertising campaign that just gathers all the stupid shit MP's say and run like a prime-time advertisement campaign stating the name and the media of what the MP is saying and just flood the airwaves with it, no political party bias. Just enough so people really see the level of fuckery that is going on with the muppets and potatoes running this country.

We'd be far better off for sure.

Yes. Also check out The Shovel and The Betoota Advocate

Drone pic of the start of the 90 mile straight on the Nullarbor I took this afternoon.

Drone pic of the start of the 90 mile straight on the Nullarbor I took this afternoon.

Fun drive, I’ve done it twice.

First time was in 2009 when my then girlfriend and I bought a $3000 Magna wagon and drove from Wollongong, NSW to Karratha, WA. But not before I got a reasonably decent sound system installed a few weeks before departure.

Turned out the aircon couldn’t cope with the heat (it was April...) and the amplifier overheated (under passenger seat) and about 10kms into this stretch the stereo stopped working. And, the ex was asleep so I was on my own with nothing but straight road and the sound of the car to keep me awake.

Wasn’t very choice at all.

2nd time, driving the Range Rover back to Sydney listening to Harry Potter EBooks.

My 'Be a fucking idiot on the motorbike' senses are tingling......

Mile?

I know right? What is up with this archaic measurement unit tomfuckery?!

Celebrate this bad boys 10th birthday

Celebrate this bad boys 10th birthday

Celebrate this bad boys 10th birthday

TIL today Is May 31, 2017.

If you remember when Howard DJ'd like a mad c*nt...this story is for you.

Exactly. Then he became a DJ

I posted this in the slack channel at my work and caused the entire office to get a lecture about what is appropriate at work in official channels....

10 years? Howard left office in 2007.

Cardinal George Pell committed to stand trial on historical sexual assault charge

Cardinal George Pell committed to stand trial on historical sexual assault charge

Good. Let justice be done

Since the Catholic Church in Australia is worth around $30 billion[1] they should be forced to pay reparations to their victims and a fine for covering up the abuse.

[1] http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-12/catholic-church-worth-$30-billion-investigation-finds/9422246

Good.

Haven't you heard? There is no Catholic Church in Australia. There are Catholic Churches, but they are all independent and bear no responsibility to other dioceses.

Media Watch: Nine’s ANZAC blunder (30/04/2018)

Media Watch: Nine’s ANZAC blunder (30/04/2018)

I disagree, many Media Watch viewers would not watch Channel 9 morning TV and therefore would not know about the issue. I think it's important for those people to be aware of it in case they ever thought about taking Channel 9 seriously (about anything).

I hope those sanctimonious hypocritical assholes get the full $50,000 fine so they can be embarrassed in the media and apologise on air. They plastered the word ANZAC all over that dodgy 55 cents per entry phone gambling competition.

Screw that robot for complaining about Avengers opening on a public holiday. Hundreds of thousands of school kids got to see the biggest movie if the year on the opening day. It was great.

Cue the annual fake outrage ratings splash. Also useful for: Christmas: “A company said Happy Holidays - everyone get outraged!”, “Meet the school who have banned Christmas Cards” Easter: “Chocolate Eggs! How very dare they - meet the company trying to take the Jesus out of selling chocolate!” Australia Day: Don’t get me started with this one. Queen’s Birthday: “Not her actual birthday” Festivus “Non aluminum Festivus Poles - killing our Aluminum industry.” Ok. I forgot the point I was trying to make.

Yay, Honourable mention 2littleducks

ANZAC spirit.

ANZAC spirit.

So I have to share this.

Today I took my wife to visit the Dawn Service for her first time. We arrived two hours early, padded in thick clothes and with a supply of drinks and a portable charger.

We sat in the back. I have a disability that makes it very hard for me to sit, stand or walk easily, so we picked a spot where she had room to assist me if needed.

People showed up. Transcripts were read. We spent the whole time in silence.

Then the speaker called for us to stand for the ode.

I went to stand and the mixture of the low chairs, a heavy leg splint and the injury stopped me. My wife started helping but she is a few feet shorter than me.

Then a group of elderly gentleman in front noticed what was happening. They put aside their canes, moved their chairs and grabbed my arms and lifted.

These men were at least 50 years my senior. They had chests full of medals, had been openly weeping and were suffering from the cold. But they did not hesitate to come to help me.

At one point a speaker had said that they believed that if the fallen could walk with us again and see our country now they would be as proud of us as we are of them. That we have upheld the honour, selflessness and compassion that led to them laying down their lives for our country. I think they would too.

When I got home I shed a tear or two and fuck anyone who says I shouldn't have.

This is Australia.

That's what you took from this guys story? Don't be a dick

exaggeration

ɪɡˌzadʒəˈreɪʃ(ə)n/Submit

noun

a statement that represents something as better or worse than it really is.

"it would be an exaggeration to say I had morning sickness, but I did feel queasy"

synonyms:

overstatement, overemphasis, magnification, amplification, aggrandizement, overplaying, dramatization, overdramatization, enhancement, elaboration, over-elaboration, embellishment, over-embellishment, embroidery, hyperbole, overkill, gilding the lily; More

the action of making exaggerations.

"he was prone to exaggeration"

Can confirm this is true. I was also applauding.

My cousin Private Gregory Sher, who fought and died for this country in Afghanistan. Some might have seen his parents light the memorial flame at the AFL last night. Lest we forget

My cousin Private Gregory Sher, who fought and died for this country in Afghanistan. Some might have seen his parents light the memorial flame at the AFL last night. Lest we forget

My condolences go out to you and your family for your loss.

I too lost a cousin in Afghanistan. Rest in Peace Lance Corporal Todd Chidgey.

Some people are talking in the comments about whether he really 'died for his country'. All politics aside, and I'm not trying to express that it was worth it, for Greg to pay the ultimate sacrifice, but he died in the line of service, the Australian line of service, and fought, and as a result of that died for Australia. Perhaps I phrased it wrong in the title, which is something I can't fix.

Edit: There's also a website about Pvt. Sher.

I’m sorry for his loss. I disagree with the myth-making. There is no freedom if one side is silenced. That’s just more tyranny.

The man in the photo is a perfect example of what “Lest we forget” was intended to mean. It’s become this thought-stopping mantra. But lest we forget, we are still sending young men like this overseas to die unnecessarily in wars in which we are otherwise uninvolved, to please the hegemon. It used to be the UK; now it’s the US. Lest we forget, Gallipoli is still happening — in Afghanistan.

Lest we forget is the message which is continually forgotten. All credit due to service men and women. But screw the politics that puts them in harms way.

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