2022 Election

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blindboy started the topic in Saturday, 13 Nov 2021 at 7:46am

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sypkan Sunday, 12 Jun 2022 at 6:24pm

you don't what?

like malcolm?

or agree with anything?

whilst I don't totally disagree with you... you aren't making much sense...

like this...

"The 835 mill was left over from the pink batts, so all is good in LaborLand."

wtf does pink batts have to do with anything?

and, both sub deals were liberal policy...

yet in quadzillaland...

dude, you're making the labor lubbers arguments for them

kind of

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truebluebasher Thursday, 23 Jun 2022 at 10:30am

Ant Bully's Back Page Ballot Backwash Bilge...please won't someone sue me!

That's my kinda honest Dodgy Brothers Real Estate Agent corrupt Pollie.

The Deej : "Here I am, putting my hand up, not because I want to!"
"Who the Hell wants to go to Canberra! It's Horrible! It's a dive! IT. IS. HORRIBLE!"
"We will Fight & we will Win, but beware the Election Result will be Fraudulent!"

Sounds fair dinkum...with special thanks to Dictator Dan & The rigged AEC ballot...
Billionaire backed Vote Buyer Deej is now locked down in an Ivory Tower of his own making...'Doh!'
https://www.vice.com/en/article/7k8pez/an-election-fraud-conspiracy-theo...

The Deej : "Fark'nspew'nmate...lost my Freedom & gotta mandate their shit upon you lazy fuckerz!"
Clive : "Electoral Fraud is wot it is...gonna Sue all of you & you, especially that Ant Bully! (Gulp!)

[ Vote 4 Joh ] Qldurrz regurgitated Pauline for another 6 Thousand years...suffer poor Canberra!
https://womensagenda.com.au/latest/senate-results-pauline-hanson-and-uap...

AEC : "Our job is to mislead Aussies into expecting their Vote is precious..so go ahead & sue us then!"

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blackers Thursday, 23 Jun 2022 at 11:20am

What's the problem TBB? Has always been the way, what with preferences and all. Adds a bit of colour to the political landscape. He will be as useful as Malcolm Roberts, the man with 77 first preference votes, and a waste of space. We also have had Ricky Muir, Wilkie and Lambie, so not all bad.

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truebluebasher Thursday, 30 Jun 2022 at 12:45am

Good call blackers...Albo has a massive Canberra office blowout thanks to the Indies!
The Deej : "Cutting our Staff by 75% will make it difficult to do our Jobs effectively!"
"The PM is essentially preventing any Scrutiny on Bills & we call on a review!"
Consider The Deej ranted about not visiting Horrible Canberra...it's unlikely Albo will take him seriously!

Govt plan to save $21m over life of Parliament > ALP cut $1.5m Staff from former Govt!

Federal Political Staff Funding Tier
Secretaries 2x $56,067
Electorate Employees 2x $87,645 - $136,607 or (Personal)
Crossbench Parliamentary Adviser 1x $162,375 / 10x Staff or (Large Electorate 3x re: Travel Staffer)
Crossbench Party Parliamentary Adviser 4x $162,375 or (18 Greens 72x Personal Staff)
Opposition [L] Staffer $192,407 or ( 30 LNP 102x Personal Staff)
Assistant Minister's Staff 1x + Travel Staffer 1x $270,710 each
Serving ALP Ministerial Advisers 6x $270,710 (Total 463 Staff / Office)

Work Load / Hours (Thanx to Conversation for excellent detail)
https://theconversation.com/cutting-crossbench-mps-staffing-would-be-a-s...

Parliamentary Library
2 schools of thought...Members who rely on it think it's Brilliant!
Plush Indies up until now could Bypass it as some sorta Hogwarts set.

Here's Albo's plan!
All current House will need Library Clerks more than ever! (All say Aye!)
Albo promised to beef up the Library to assist with Passing or Blocking Bills > (Here! Here!)
Very few if any see this massive conflict of interest to Stock Library Clerks...
Library Clerks will advise on which Bills are worth fighting for & or afforded less resource.
Reduced Staff due to Covid Iso during this week's really important Bill...Bummer!

ALP have a wide option to play Politics
It seems Labor are merely testing waters before currying favour to bargain 2 assistants each...
Let the Crossbench think they have a joint working authority over the Govt...why not butter them up!
Throw them a bone of sorts...
This would stand as a milestone achievement for Indies...then throw the baby out with the bathwater!

One must Consider that Teals & UAP backers are Billionaires driving policy from their Yachts.
Likely have their Private (Bribes!) Oops! Bills recorded as Prospectus Vidz with Share Portfolios!
Have 1 / 2 or 20 advisors & Boss will still tell ya wot to think & when to say it!

Can't see The Deej being held prisoner in 'Horrible Canberra' as Clive's puppet!
After Clive spent $1b x 100 years to win a seat > Get Sued for even dreaming about 1 day's Freedom.

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quadzilla Thursday, 30 Jun 2022 at 9:27am

Hey Albo,hows ya Airbus going.First class and runs on renewables of course.

Well, bring some cheap crude back with you please,$2.15 a litre and the Tarago is grounded.

Y dont Ya call in on the Arabs on the way back for a cheap no frills trade deal, we can trade them camels for Oil.

About that Europe trade deal?can ya get cheap holidays to UkeRain?I know its a bit noisey in parts but the polys and popStars seem to like it.

So hows the Mrs( I mean girlfriend) like the free holidays in sunnySpain?She doing deals?Did she meet Joe and get him to get Hunter to advise her on deals?

BTW Albo..Orstraalia is in the S hemisphere, yes its winter..brrr.Nuthin like free hols EH.

Ps,rabbit stew 2 the next time Saints play em.

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andy-mac Thursday, 30 Jun 2022 at 10:18am
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Hey Albo,hows ya Airbus going.First class and runs on renewables of course.

Well, bring some cheap crude back with you please,$2.15 a litre and the Tarago is grounded.

Y dont Ya call in on the Arabs on the way back for a cheap no frills trade deal, we can trade them camels for Oil.

About that Europe trade deal?can ya get cheap holidays to UkeRain?I know its a bit noisey in parts but the polys and popStars seem to like it.

So hows the Mrs( I mean girlfriend) like the free holidays in sunnySpain?She doing deals?Did she meet Joe and get him to get Hunter to advise her on deals?

BTW Albo..Orstraalia is in the S hemisphere, yes its winter..brrr.Nuthin like free hols EH.

Ps,rabbit stew 2 the next time Saints play em.

Good !!!!
Albo starting to tidy up the absolute farken foreign relations mess that the previous bunch of imbeciles left us...
And yeah it's Labor's fault fuel has gone up.... Doh.

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oxrox Thursday, 30 Jun 2022 at 10:46am

Chris Bowen has just dumped Labor's promise to reduce electricity bills. What part of cost of living reduction are they going to deliver on? That was their major theme to the Australian people in the lead up to the election. They couldn't and they can't. Labor voters have been conned and it's not even 3 months into their governance.
Looks like we pay up for a few years. Scary part is Labor's spending is estimated by themselves to be multiple billions of dollars more than what the coalition estimated.

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andy-mac Thursday, 30 Jun 2022 at 10:58am
oxrox wrote:

Chris Bowen has just dumped Labor's promise to reduce electricity bills. What part of cost of living reduction are they going to deliver on? That was their major theme to the Australian people in the lead up to the election. They couldn't and they can't. Labor voters have been conned and it's not even 3 months into their governance.
Looks like we pay up for a few years. Scary part is Labor's spending is estimated by themselves to be multiple billions of dollars more than what the coalition estimated.

Crikey, they have been in 3 months and haven't fixed up the shit show left after 9 years of rorting and corruption by the previous rabble...
Bring on ICAC!

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oxrox Thursday, 30 Jun 2022 at 11:05am

Can't see it changing Andy. Keep the faith though mate.

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andy-mac Thursday, 30 Jun 2022 at 11:35am
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Can't see it changing Andy. Keep the faith though mate.

If they can clean up some of the blatant corruption that was taking place, then bring it on ..... Still hopeful there will be some familiar faces from previous govt in front of a judge where replying'i don't accept the premise of your question' not being an acceptable answer ...

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sypkan Thursday, 30 Jun 2022 at 12:36pm
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Can't see it changing Andy. Keep the faith though mate.

me neither

its baked into the neoliberal system

the gas debacle was labor's chance to show - to choose - another way, even moderate commentaters were saying as such... but nah... same same...

especially disappointing when they campaigned on cost of living, and even specifially on electricity prices as mentioned above

weak as piss

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truebluebasher Thursday, 30 Jun 2022 at 5:01pm

Air Banese Honeymoon Itinerary
https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/06/26/16/59543189-10954633-Mr_Albanese...
RAAF VIP Fleet
https://blogs.griffith.edu.au/asiainsights/can-we-use-the-raaf-to-bring-...
Winner's Tour Route
https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2022/06/28/05/59603833-10959363-Anthony_Alb...

Oz Electoral Mourning / Honeymoon Periods
https://www.swellnet.com/comment/835417

Emergency o/s Honeymoon escape begins
23-25th May- Japan / American Express PM + Ms Wong Traveller's Checks ...still alive in the Quaddie
The Prez : "It's OK to have a sleep on yer Honeymoon Albo!"


27th Fiji - Ms Wong visit.
1st June Samoa / Tonga ~ On return > Ms Wong meets Pacific Leaders
5th Oz Over[L]ord Voldemort summons Shadowy figures for Novemdiales to mourn Oz #1 son Josh.
5-7th - PM Tour d Indonesia...pedalled all the way back home with the Bike!
7th [ SKY News ] "Start of the End of Honeymoon!" (Boo! Boo! Go fuck yourself!)
7th [The Monthly] "No Time for a Honeymoon!" (Strewth...a bit Rich from a monthly Newspaper!)
8th [ Diplomat ] "First month Diplomatic Honeymoon will Eventually end!" (Maybe..if ya reckon!)
9th - NZ PM arrives in Oz to salute comrade PM.
13th "As Honeymoon Ends!" (C'mon! Give it up mate...Way too soon!)
15th Albo is enjoying his Post Election Honeymoon (That's more like it!)
16th NZ Ms Wong's return visit
17th Solomon Islands Ms Wong visit
Poll Day > 19th June "The Official Honeymooning > Couch Surfing Scores"
2 Party Alp 52% > 54% > 53% vs [L] 48% > 46% > 47%
[L] 37 > Alp 36 > Indy 16 > Green 11
20th AEC Count down > Honeymoon (3%) of 27.5 mth Parliamentary Life or 23 days to end 13th July.
23-26th Oz defence Deputy PM Marles > Meets C'wealth Heads Rwanda
24th [ SKY News ] Peta Credlin : "Canberra Class are giving the PM the "Usual Honeymoon!"
26th Vietnam / Malaysia Ms Wong's Home coming...( Now that's a proper Honeymoon Holiday! )
27th UAE - PM Oz troop inspection
27th June Spain Nato (OZ PM) How to cage the Red Dragon 1955 -77 SEATO > 2019 -2022 NAC+4
3rd May tbb > SEATO Oz timeline > https://www.swellnet.com/comment/830643
14th April tbb > NAC+4 Oz timeline > https://www.swellnet.com/comment/819239
30th China : "Albo is a Horny Green Doormat (Reads) Greenhorn Diplomat!"
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10967651/Chinas-brutal-insult-A...

Honeymooners World Tour Review
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10959363/NATO-Madrid-Dubai-Indo...

1st July France -Albo & 1st Lady live together forever in a Yellow Submarine

tbb might have to stalk them all the way home...need our fix of Daggy Dad's red faced cringe!
Not as exciting as Daggy Dad declaring War on each Nation while trying to say hello! Oops! Did it again!
6th July -Singapore Ms Penny Wong IISS Asean Security Summit
13th July - Bog Standard 3% of Parliamentary Term Honeymoon Period crashes into reality mode!
26th July Parliament Resumes 66 days after Election.
Or if you like... 9% of typically decreasing Parliamentary Term is lost before it get's shortened further!
The Cruel Sea ~ The Honeymoon is Over

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indo-dreaming Thursday, 30 Jun 2022 at 5:38pm
oxrox wrote:

Chris Bowen has just dumped Labor's promise to reduce electricity bills. What part of cost of living reduction are they going to deliver on? That was their major theme to the Australian people in the lead up to the election. They couldn't and they can't. Labor voters have been conned and it's not even 3 months into their governance.
Looks like we pay up for a few years. Scary part is Labor's spending is estimated by themselves to be multiple billions of dollars more than what the coalition estimated.

Zero surprises.

It won't be easy under Albanesse wasn't just a throw away slogan.

Hard times ahead.

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DudeSweetDudeSweet Thursday, 30 Jun 2022 at 5:45pm

It’s just more of the same Indo.

It’s a crying fucken shame the ALP is the same as the LNP but the only alternative is the population storming Parliament House and having the US Air Force bomb the lot of us into the Stone Age.

Fuck the ALP. Fuck the LNP.

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truebluebasher Friday, 1 Jul 2022 at 7:01pm

US Ambassador's Address from Lake Burley Campbell Austria.
"5 Eyes Secret File on Austrian push to join NATO!"

Trump : "Wot happened to that other Guy?"
Gi Joe : "You mean that Fellow from Down Under!"
Justin : "Are we talking about that new guy! Coz his name is Tony"
"You'll do well to remember that...like forever & ever & then some..Coz Wot!"
"Well maybe just a few eons longer than that...Ok! Throughout the Afterlife!"

NATO : "Let that be a Warning to China...on how extra Staunch our gang is!"

Chinese Fall Guy : "You deadbeat losers...His name is Albo! (Albo the Greenhorn Diplomat)"
"Didn't we just warn & belittle him on the World Stage, but no one ever takes our insults seriously!"
We know his Name coz we Voted for him to infiltrate NATO...well durr! Go on...All act surprised!
https://www.macrobusiness.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/FPnqxbbWYAUf...

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truebluebasher Saturday, 2 Jul 2022 at 11:01pm

New Gen [L] Fightback has begun in SA by-election.
After the recent State loss the [L] chick bailed...leaving behind her desk & Blue Ribbon seat...

Alp were a shoe in...needing only a monstrous record 8.2% swing for the Royal Blue Crown.
The New [L]ad put up a fight...only copped a 7.6% flogging...sitting pretty!

Alp could only muster a measly 6% swing...but!
With over 1/3 > 4,500 Pre Poll & 4,500 Postal ballots yet to count.
The Green Ant reckons it could take 5 days or so to count them all.
Blue Ribbon Throne sits idle until the following week!

New Gen [L] is not taking any chances and has already claimed the seat...It's mine...Precious!

Why the fuck not! Have a Go mate...
Luv how both [L] & Alp record lowest votes & Claim Mandates before the vote is counted!

On the Hustings...
Media : "Hey Mate! Was you the one that voted for this New [L] Guy!"
Well Durr! : 'Coz I get turned on by his unsportsmanlike brash Yuppie nature!'

Enough to make ya Laugh & Cry...
Next Week > { The final AEC Tally } ...(I haven't got the heart! You better tell him!)
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-02/sa-bragg-polling-booths-close/101...

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truebluebasher Friday, 8 Jul 2022 at 1:16am

How the hell did Oz Libs land an impossible lucky below the belt blow on Albo?
Libs argue Albo was up to his neck in Euro Trash instead of wading thru Oz Flood waters.

As it turns out...Oz Libs were right!
Here's Oz PM wasting precious Mud Pies on the biggest [L]oser...albeit courtesy of UK Libs!

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quadzilla Sunday, 10 Jul 2022 at 11:01am

So AirBus,where is it this week.

I'm heading to fill up at $2.05...wish it was Renewable.

I hope I can pay the mortgage, otherwise its a tent.

I tried to grow a lettuce but the seeds cost too much.

Hows that Covid going under the carpet?

Its ok though.Souths won!

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seeds Sunday, 10 Jul 2022 at 11:25am

You and Cockee are funny. 2 months in and it’s all Labor’s fault after 10 years of Liberal . Really worldly machinations. As for Airbus Albo he is re-engaging with and righting Australia’s position in the world. Wong also around the pacific and meeting with China trying to re-leverage our position with both after Liberal asleep at the wheel last 10 years.

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indo-dreaming Sunday, 10 Jul 2022 at 4:36pm

Asleep at the wheel?

How on earth do you figure that, we just went through a completely golden period.

The whole jetting around the world kissing other leaders arses is all part of politics and the honeymoon period, but people only tolerate that for so long.

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AndyM Sunday, 10 Jul 2022 at 5:55pm

Yeah a "golden period" of economic growth predicated to a large extent on neoliberal policies and a population ponzi scheme, with the resultant wealth inequality leaving the young and the poor behind.
It's amazing that you see this as a positive thing.

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AndyM Sunday, 10 Jul 2022 at 6:04pm

Liberals weren't asleep at the wheel, those rancid turds new exactly what they were doing.

Consider this.

According to the ABS -

“In 2017–18, the average equivalised disposable household income was $1,062 per week. This was not significantly different from the average in 2015–16 ($1,046 per week), but was compared to a decade ago ($1,018 per week in 2007–08).”

In other words, there has been hardly any income growth in the decade to 2017-18.
That's neoliberal policy outcomes in black and white.

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andy-mac Sunday, 10 Jul 2022 at 6:28pm

FFS, Labor have done more positive things in less than 2 months than the corrupt tories did in 9 years ...
Starting to repair foreign relations, acting responsibly and this!

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/jul...

Just wait to ICAC and LNP could go the way of the Australian Democrats, and good riddance!!

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indo-dreaming Sunday, 10 Jul 2022 at 6:49pm

Andy go move to Venezuela its right up your alley, you are just a whinging loser.

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AndyM Sunday, 10 Jul 2022 at 8:40pm

As usual, you’re talking total bullshit.

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I focus Sunday, 10 Jul 2022 at 11:21pm

Labor actually look like the adults' are back in charge at least for the moment.

Surprised the Liberal defenders here haven't been up in arms about the charges being dropped against Bernard Collaery.

Geezus where are you all the chance now that Howard and Downer will be outed for being criminals.

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andy-mac Sunday, 10 Jul 2022 at 11:23pm
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Andy go move to Venezuela its right up your alley, you are just a whinging loser.

Go and turn on Sky after dark mate and cheer up! Pfft....

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andy-mac Sunday, 10 Jul 2022 at 11:27pm
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Labor actually look like the adults' are back in charge at least for the moment.

Surprised the Liberal defenders here haven't been up in arms about the charges being dropped against Bernard Collaery.

Geezus where are you all the chance now that Howard and Downer will be outed for being criminals.

Fark Downer, poorest newest country in SE Asia and he is up to shitfuckery ripping them off. Scum bag is being nice. And yes I spent time in Timor Leste so know situation....
Indefensible...

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Island Bay Monday, 11 Jul 2022 at 6:35am

Be careful what you wish for, Aussies.

Just got back to NZ after 10 days on the NSW North Coast, and an enforced No NZ News period:
-Petrol is $3++
-Food is outrageously expensive.
-Infrastructure projects are running way over time and budget, with many getting abandoned after lengthy "Consultation".
-Record number on benefits.
-Health system collapsing under the weight of the flu. Waiting lists for ops 1 1/2y++.
-Masks everywhere, cause it's mandated, and "you can never be too careful" - except when you're our PM taking selfies with overseas politicians.
-Huge shortage of docs and nurses, but the govt won't allow any in from overseas.
-Massive centralisation project underway (health, water, etc etc), and so far all turn more expensive and less productive.
-Grown ups breaking down crying because they have to choose between fuel to drive to work and food at the supy.
-A distinct lack of positive Can Do attitude.

This is just a shortlist. We're rapidly turning into a banana republic.

I love my country, but I'm ashamed of our govt.

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quadzilla Monday, 11 Jul 2022 at 7:50am
Island Bay wrote:

Be careful what you wish for, Aussies.

Just got back to NZ after 10 days on the NSW North Coast, and an enforced No NZ News period:
-Petrol is $3++
-Food is outrageously expensive.
-Infrastructure projects are running way over time and budget, with many getting abandoned after lengthy "Consultation".
-Record number on benefits.
-Health system collapsing under the weight of the flu. Waiting lists for ops 1 1/2y++.
-Masks everywhere, cause it's mandated, and "you can never be too careful" - except when you're our PM taking selfies with overseas politicians.
-Huge shortage of docs and nurses, but the govt won't allow any in from overseas.
-Massive centralisation project underway (health, water, etc etc), and so far all turn more expensive and less productive.
-Grown ups breaking down crying because they have to choose between fuel to drive to work and food at the supy.
-A distinct lack of positive Can Do attitude.

This is just a shortlist. We're rapidly turning into a banana republic.

I love my country, but I'm ashamed of our govt.

Dont worry,OZtraalia won't be far behind once AirbusPlus gets his crap happening properly.
Inflation,record interest rates, job losses, business collapses, foreclosures ect are all in the historic Labor history.That leopard still has the same spots.

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Island Bay Monday, 11 Jul 2022 at 8:05am

I forgot corruption. Government ministers' family (husband,sister, nieces, etc) and friends somehow landing 'Consultant' jobs under their ministries. The press somehow remains completely silent.

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san Guine Monday, 11 Jul 2022 at 8:33am

Whanau, hapu and iwi, eh?

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Island Bay Monday, 11 Jul 2022 at 10:20am

Personally I don't give a toss what colour corruption has, but it's a problem at the moment because any attempt to highlight it gets shouted down as "racism!"

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DudeSweetDudeSweet Monday, 11 Jul 2022 at 12:20pm

The state of politics in this fckn country…..
(From the Unheralded Macrobusiness)

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China reserves urea while plundering Aussie gas
By Unconventional Economist AKA Leith van Onselen
Late last year, the Chinese Government banned the export of urea, a naturally occurring chemical component that is used in both fertiliser and as a vital anti-pollution additive for diesel fuel named AdBlue.

At the time, around 80% of Australia’s urea had been imported from China, which has the world’s richest supply.

However, China banned the chemical’s export in order to lower fertiliser prices domestically.

China’s ban of urea has potentially devastating implications for Australia’s agricultural and freight transport industries, and therefore the Australian economy. As explained by Australian Trucking Association chair David Smith:

“They wanted to retain their urea themselves to hold the price of urea in China … to make it cheaper for their farmers,” Mr Smith told RN Breakfast.

“(But they) left Australia swinging, basically”…

As a result, the price of urea has gone up more than 400 per cent since January, and the price of AdBlue has more than doubled in the last two months…

Queensland cattle farmer Matt Ferguson-Tait was equally concerned:

“If we run out of urea, not only will we not be able to grow cattle, we will not be able to grow food, we will not be able to grow grain or anything like that, but even if we could, we can’t move it because we can’t turn a wheel in a truck because we have no AdBlue”…

“It’s more terrifying than any Covid headline, I can tell you.”

Australia temporarily averted disaster last year when the former Morrison Government granted fertiliser juggernaut Incitec Pivot $29.4 million to produce extra supplies of AdBlue.

However, Incitec Pivot has announced that it would cease AdBlue production at its Gibson Island facility in Brisbane at the end of 2022, which will yet again leave Australia’s agricultural and freight transport industries dangerously exposed:

“The issue for us is if we don’t have a local plant producing high-grade urea for use in AdBlue, we will face the same situation [as last year] come December this year, because urea is used in fertiliser as well … and we’re seeing globally with food supply issues, it has a knock-on effect with higher demand for fertiliser”, [Road Freight NSW CEO Simon O’Hara said].

So what has China’s decision to ban urea exports got to do with Australian gas? First of all, the Gibson Island plant is closing because Aussie gas is too expensive.

Australia is the world’s biggest LNG exporter at the same time as East Coast domestic gas supplies are experiencing an acute shortage and East Coast gas prices have soared to nosebleed levels.

71% of eastern gas exports went to China in 2021-22:

Gas exports
Both Chinese state-owned enterprises, CNOOC and Sinopec, are equity partners in two of three LNG export facilities, making them card-carrying members of the east coast gas export cartel.

Every single household and business east of WA is now subsidising the foreign-0wned, tax-free, China-beholden gas cartel to the tune of $50bn in annualised energy costs. In turn, Australian gas is effectively subsidising Chinese industry and its war machine, while Australian households and businesses are ruthlessly squeezed with higher costs.

In turn, Australian inflation will be pushed higher, which will prompt more aggressive rate hikes from the Reserve Bank.

And, like urea, it will hollow out Australian industry and make the economy ever more dependent upon Chinese, even as the geopolitical environment deteriorates.

The solution is for the Albanese Government to do to gas exactly what the Chinese Government did to urea: impose East Coast reservation to ensure a plentiful and low cost supply of gas to domestic household and industrial users. Alternatively, apply super profits taxes or export levies to achieve a similar result.

Anyone still screaming “sovereign risk” needs to ask themselves: “Why is it okay for China to reserve urea, but not okay for Australia to reserve gas?”

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DudeSweetDudeSweet Monday, 11 Jul 2022 at 12:19pm

More details on Albo’s Cowards throwing Australians under the bus:

( From the Excellent Macrobusiness which is doing huge amounts of heavy lifting to keep Australians abreast of the crazy Gas cartel raping our country )

Albo’s cowards grovel as China destroys Aussie economy
By Houses and Holes AKA David Llewellyn-Smith

Albo’s cowards would have you think that they are not taking a backward step on China in terms of Australian national interest. Here is Foreign Minister Penny Wong as she groveled her way to a meeting with her Chinese counterpart:

“We believe it’s in the interests of both countries for the relationship to be stabilised. I look forward to an open discussion with my counterpart,”

“It’ll be an important opportunity to engage on bilateral issues … we all know we have our differences, there are challenges in the relationship.”

“We’re clear, we won’t be making any concessions when it comes to Australia’s national interests.”

“You would anticipate that there are a number of issues raised … We will do so diplomatically and directly.”

Sadly, nothing could be further from the truth. While Albo’s cowards are busy distracting Aussies over a few banned lobsters from WA, China is busy crashing the entire economy east of that state via the wholesale plundering of Australian gas resources.

Here is the Gladstone Port LNG shipments total for the FY21/22. China took 71% of eastern gas exports:

Chinese state-owned enterprises, CNOOC and Sinopec, are equity partners in two of three LNG export facilities, making them card-carrying members of the east coast gas export cartel.

The consequences of this are plain to see. Since the Ukraine war began, this cartel has been war-profiteering to the tune of a 900% rise in prices. The only reason it’s not a lot higher is the price has been capped by AEMO at $40Gj (traditionally $4Gj) but even that is slipping higher:

Because gas sets the marginal cost of electricity in the NEM, this has delivered an immense electricity price shock of around 600%. This has also forced the regulator to suspend the NEM:

Every single household and business east of WA is now subsidising the foreign-0wned, tax-free, China-beholden gas cartel to the tune of $50bn in annualised energy costs. This is flowing directly into inflation by adding a 3-5% to the CPI over the next year and more. As the RBA reacts, this will obviously crash house prices more than otherwise. Who knows by how much? $1 trillion, $2 trillion? Just pick a very large number.

Let me put it this way. The Aussie economy derives income by selling dirt to the world (and mostly China). Our banks leverage that income in global markets and use it to inflate house prices. This supports demand growth in the vast services sectors that have no endogenous investment driver.

If you reverse this mechanism and pay the world (mostly China) to take our dirt. Then the banks are able to borrow less from the world and at higher interest rates. This deflates house prices and the demand for services falls because they have no endogenous investment driver.

So long as you allow this to go on then the affected areas of the Aussie economy will shrink.

In short, Albo’s cowards are currently supporting the absolute trashing of Australian standards of living by China so that we can “reset” relations and be friends:

Sky News Political Editor Andrew Clennell says we have certainly seen some “interesting re-engagement” between the Australian and Chinese governments since Labor won the federal election in May.

“Richard Marles secured a meeting with the Defence Minister of China, Labor’s national secretary Paul Erickson met the Chinese Ambassador, as did the former prime minister Paul Keating,” he said.

I didn’t think it was possible for Canberra to sink lower than serial sexual assaults in parliament. But if Albo’s cowards do not apply super profits taxes, export levies or domestic reservation to end the war-profiteering of a Chinese-sponsored gas cartel then the rape of every household and business budget east of WA qualifies.

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quadzilla Monday, 11 Jul 2022 at 1:53pm

Chinas most famous export is COVID,its about time they compensated the world for what they have done.
OR was that the plan?

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DudeSweetDudeSweet Monday, 11 Jul 2022 at 4:02pm

Albo the globalist.

Struggling to get my head around the concept that someone can ostensibly claim to be from the Australian Labour Party and yet find no inherent contradiction with that affiliation and quotes such as this:

“We have a global labour market, we need to acknowledge that,” Albanese said.

No one who represents the Australian labour force would ever say that. Never. Not in a million years.

Therefore…it’s safe to conclude that the ALP, by definition, does not represent Australians.

“Anthony Albanese has addressed the issues of migration and visa backlogs in relation to skills shortages, saying Australia needs to create better pathways for workers to have a permanent presence in the country.

The Labor government had inherited a “massive” backlog in visas, the prime minister told reporters on Monday.

“It is absurd at a time of skills shortages, there have people who have been waiting for such a long period of time,” he said.

“We do have some short-term skills shortages that will always need to be filled by temporary migration”.

Mr Albanese said temporary migration would continue to play a role, but also indicated the possibility of more long-term or permanent options.

“One of the things that we can consider, that I’ve spoken about, is — how is (it) that for some particular professions, that have been short of supply for such a long period of time, we continue to rely on temporary migration rather than more permanent forms?”

He said allowing more permanent forms would make a “significant difference”.

“We have a global labour market, we need to acknowledge that,” he said.

“And we need to make sure that we have better pathways as well to a permanent presence in Australia for people to give us the skills that they need.”

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quadzilla Monday, 11 Jul 2022 at 6:00pm
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PennyWrong in disguise?

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quadzilla Friday, 15 Jul 2022 at 10:21am

Hey AirBus(or is it head?).

Hows FIJI mate?...nice and warm while Aussies have to pay more than the export price for GAS to heat the house and cook.But its ok,RAW food is better for ya.And we can go to the opShop and get extra trackys to keep warm.

I heard ya selling 75% of our gas to CHINA,they get a nice price too.And hows that coal ya selling to them.Are they still opening up 2 coal fired power stations a week, like they used to.
Its OK though, all that coal fired Power runs the factory that are making all the solar panels and wind turbines that carry the "Made in China" label.Now thats important, should last 100 year eh?They do give a 6 months warranty though.

But shit,AB,guess what happened the other day.No wind,Rainy and no sun.My friggn batteries only charged to half capacity.Bloody Tv conked out, same with lights,couldnt charge phone or tablet.Dear oh dear, with Origin coming up it was a worry.

So AIRBUS,we are selling off our raw materials for basement prices and importing ALL the gear made in CHINA to produce the Unreliable energy.Ya think, seeing what you said yesterday(to meet the emission levels we are needing 6 times the amount of panels and windTurdbines),Ya think, it may have occurred to you that OZtraaalia should make that stuff here???
Hey,I know its hard to fathom after grandFather Gough doubled our labour rates back in his day.Then exported our manufacturing base to those friendly Asians.

But,ya think that ya could reverse this? Ya the PM,ya know.Those 32% have got faith in ya.

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wallpaper Friday, 15 Jul 2022 at 11:14am

apart from all the other garbage you wrote, if you really think that the movement of Australian manufacturing to China was a government directive you truly are an ignoramus. I s'pose Gough was to blame for Apple moving all their manufacturing to China too. Yeah that makes sense mate.

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velocityjohnno Friday, 15 Jul 2022 at 5:09pm

#DuttonGovernment

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velocityjohnno Friday, 15 Jul 2022 at 5:13pm

https://tallyroom.aec.gov.au/HouseInformalByState-27966.htm

over 800,000 informal, that's over 5% of the votes, that's a lot of cock pics

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san Guine Friday, 15 Jul 2022 at 5:21pm
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#DuttonGovernment

We will all live to regret that hashtag.
My thoughts are that Dutton will be rolled by his colleagues close to the next election, and Labor will win the election.
Then whoever takes the Liberal leadership will be rolled and Dutton will return in FULL effect, hardcore. Dutton to win in 2028!

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velocityjohnno Friday, 15 Jul 2022 at 6:01pm

yeah it's a frankenhashtag

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indo-dreaming Friday, 15 Jul 2022 at 6:12pm

COVID is increasing but everythings being rolled back?

-Free RATs test ending
-Covid leave payments ending
-Telehealth rolled back

While

"In opposition, Anthony Albanese argued powerfully for COVID-19 leave payments.

"No one should be put in a situation of looking after their family or looking after their health," he said. Now, an increasing number of casual workers with no sick pay say that's precisely the situation they're in.

The new government could choose to extend pandemic leave payments and free RATs for concession card holders. (ABC News: Matt Roberts)

The Labor leader also promised "free RATs" for all, arguing that "nobody should be denied a test because they can't afford one." Now, with free RATs coming to an end, the Prime Minister is urging pensioners to stock up while they can.

The federal government is rightly concerned about debt and is understandably keen to show some spending restraint where it can. But it too faces a serious risk if this "very serious" COVID-19 wave turns out to be worse than expected.

The pandemic leave payments, free RATs and telehealth consultations were put in place to help protect the most vulnerable and limit the spread of the virus. Ending these supports now could prove to be a costly decision"

#airbusalbo

https://amp.abc.net.au/article/101235654#amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&aoh=1657...

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indo-dreaming Friday, 15 Jul 2022 at 6:48pm
san Guine wrote:
velocityjohnno wrote:

#DuttonGovernment

We will all live to regret that hashtag.
My thoughts are that Dutton will be rolled by his colleagues close to the next election, and Labor will win the election.
Then whoever takes the Liberal leadership will be rolled and Dutton will return in FULL effect, hardcore. Dutton to win in 2028!

He gets a crack at it as deserves a shot and should be a good opposition leader in an Abbott type way, but really he is just a seat warmer, its very rare for governments to lose after only one term, once he doesn't bring home the goods he will get the arse after the next election.

Then Susan Ley will be oposition leader and become the first female PM voted in by the people.

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velocityjohnno Friday, 15 Jul 2022 at 6:44pm

I just don't understand why they don't reserve some gas for the east coast. They've gone and shown who they govern for within a couple of months of their term. Oh well, roll on the pressure and thumb screws on everyone, add to the interest rates, fuel costs, food costs and let's just get on with burning it all down. Maybe we can all feel good about sticking it to the patriarchy as we collectively fucken freeze.

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GuySmiley Friday, 15 Jul 2022 at 6:53pm

The next Liberal PM isn’t in parliament yet probably hasn’t left high school yet even …. That’s if the a liberal party continues to exist into the future

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sypkan Friday, 15 Jul 2022 at 8:42pm

"...Maybe we can all feel good about sticking it to the patriarchy as we collectively fucken freeze."

sticking itto the patriachy as they...

"...'ve gone and shown who they govern for..."

the patriachy!