Thursday 14th of December 2017

turdy defends himself against parkinson...

 

defence...

Tony Abbott has hit back at Martin Parkinson, the head of Malcolm Turnbull’s department, for publicly observing that his decision to sack him after coming to office in 2013 damaged the public service.

Parkinson told a Melbourne University podcast this week he had no “personal animus” towards Abbott, but he said the former prime minister had damaged the public service when he sacked him for following the legally mandated directions of the Rudd and Gillard governments.

read more:

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/dec/07/tony-abbott-hits-...

 

 

born to destroy...

 

52. Overturns the “critically endangered” listing of the Murray Darling Basin — 11 December 2013.

51. Dares Holden to leave Australia, leading to Holden announcing closure of Australian manufacturing operations, which will cost Australian workers 50,000 jobs — 11 December 2013. 

50. Approves Clive Palmer’s mega coal mine in the Galilee Basin, which opponents say will severely damage the Great Barrier Reef — 11 December 2013.

49. Demands that the few childcare workers who got pay rises “hand them back” — 10 December 2013.

48. Approves the largest coal port in the world in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area — 10 December 2013. 

47. Removes the community’s right to challenge decisions where the government has ignored expert advice on threatened species impacts — 9 December 2013. 

46. Downgrades national environment laws by giving approval powers to state premiers — 9 December 2013. 

45. Undermines Australia’s democracy by signing a free trade agreement with South Korea allowing corporations to sue the Australian Government — 6 December 2013.

44. Damages our diplomatic relationship with our nearest neighbour East Timor — 5 December 2013.

43. Repeals the pokie reform legislation achieved in the last parliament to combat problem gambling — 4 December 2013.

42. Suspends the Wage Connect program, despite it being proven to deliver good outcomes for unemployed people — 3 December 2013.

41. Axes funding to the Alcohol and Other Drugs Council of Australia, forcing the 46 year old organisation to close — 27 November 2013.

 

Read more:

https://independentaustralia.net/politics/politics-display/tracking-tony...

 

And of course Tony is the idiot who — with his co-conspirator Clive Palmer — destroyed the very efficient "Carbon Pricing" policy of the previous government to replace it with a fake "Direct Action"... which has since been very costly and totally ineffective...

 

a really bad cartoon by bill leak, for the really bad TA...

 

Working for The Australian, an Uncle Rupe's media outfit supporter of all things Abbott ever did or would do, Bill Leak showed a very poor choice of idea with this stupid cartoon. As if! As if Turdy Abbott was able to punch Assad ever, making Daesh wait for Turdy's next punch! Our Turdy had no influence whatsoever on an awful situation concocted by the West to get rid of Assad, in the most illegal manner under the UN charter.

Yes I know, Mr Murdoch uses the UN charter printed version as toilet paper, but really...

a bad cartoon by Bill Leak.

 

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For more about Bill leak, see: http://www.yourdemocracy.net.au/drupal/node/33229

what abbott legacy?... zilch? nada? zero? shit?...

 

It wasn’t entirely clear from my vantage point but it looked for all the world like Christine Forster, sister of Tony Abbott, may have rolled her eyes as her brother launched with gusto into the soundtrack of his contemporary political life: treachery from the top.

Forster was just one in a sea of faces in the visitors’ gallery in the House of Representatives on Thursday who arrived early and lingered late. As the marathon debate ground on, the onlookers leaned forward with an undimmed sense of anticipation, enjoying their ringside seat on history.

The visitors clapped heartily during the contributions that inched the debate forward, giving Thursday’s proceedings a kinetic quality, a rare sense of interactivity, of theatre-in-the-round. They injected joyful exuberance into a chamber that has spent much of 2017 hermetically sealed from the voters, preoccupied in its own grim state of war.

read more:

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/dec/07/parliament-votes-yes-and-casts-a-permanent-shadow-over-abbotts-legacy

 

and he even damaged the "no" vote...

 

“If you’re worried about religious freedom and freedom of speech, vote no, and if you don’t like political correctness, vote no because voting no will help to stop political correctness in its tracks.”

Those were the words former prime minister Tony Abbott used to kick off his campaign of opposition to same-sex marriage after the announcement of the postal survey.

Abbott was one of the most high-profile campaigners against marriage equality but a poll obtained by Guardian Australia suggests far from helping the no campaign, his unpopularity was lead in its saddle bags.

Confidential campaign-tracking polling conducted by Newgate Research for the Equality Campaign found that on 12 September, Abbott had a net favourability rating of -28% when respondents were asked to rate his contribution to the marriage debate...

 

Read more:

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/dec/09/marriage-equality...

 

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