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That sounds like government regulation
Brutal, life-threatening heat wave descended over Australia.
Est 1788? It's not racist but it is ignorant. As many others have pointed out, January 26 1788 established the Colony of New South Wales. The word Australia wasn't even used in 1788. Australis was, but that was applied to many southern lands. Matthew Flinders pushed for the name Australia some years later. Now if you want to fight history wars, bring some facts to the table rather than patriotic feels. Seriously some of you are as weak as the lefties you despise. We should ditch Jan 26 as Australia Day in favour of Jan 1st.
There must be more than a few lawyers who draft the small (fine) print that the average Australian would stuggle to read let alone understand. It's this small print that usually ends up disadvantaging Australians to the benefit of ... not the government but big business.
Toggle Commented Jan 14, 2014 on Too many laws, too many lawyers at Menzies House
I have witnessed an alarming lack of literacy among a number of university students. It beggars belief that someone could reach university with such a poor grasp of their primary language. However are literacy rates declining, or more people getting into University? Hmmm Literacy should always be a focus, but I'd like to see the curriculum also include a greater emphasis on the social studies of civics. Too many Australians do not understand how our political systems work. Christ many of them think they vote for who becomes Prime Minister.
It's clearly not authentic - hence a breach of trademark. It's like a knock off Louis Vuitton. The owner of the trademark has every right to enforce it, and your pathetic defence of the knock off speaks volumes.
Not that anyone needs to experience a loved one dying to support euthanasia, but sadly I witnessed my mother suffering before her long and drawn out death. My sympathies and condolences to all who have had to witness the similar death of a loved one. Opponents will always throw up questions regarding safeguards. It's interesting that Allan raises (fallaciously) the question regarding late term abortion. The safeguard in Victoria and in many other jurisdictions is that two medical professionals need to agree that a late term abortion is appropriate in the circumstances. Not a bad safeguard in my opinion.
The second image clearly breaches Trademark and should get the retailer in deep shit under Liberal or Labor. Anyone who doesn't see that is a biased fool.
Trollololol Comparing Wayne Swan's travel as the acting prime minister to MPs attending weddings is a stretch, although the attendance of family members should be paid at a commercial rate. What sticks in my craw about this nonsense is Tony Abbott suggesting he is "volunteering" (pollie pedal/triathlons/aboriginal communities) when he is getting paid and claiming costs. I wish I could "volunteer" like that.
Toggle Commented Oct 10, 2013 on Abbott owns rort problems at Menzies House
Holy shit... Menzies House linked a sensible article. Ross Gittins is spot on about the scam being perpetrated.
"Ever notice how the gay-marriage enthusiasts become quiet whenever a referendum is suggested?" It's not a fear of lack of support that turns same sex marriage supporters against a referendum. The opposition is two fold. It's a recognition that very few referendums have been successful. It's also a recognition that the discrimination was enacted through Parliament in 2004 and equality can be achieved the same way. The argument of quota versus merit is a silly one. Liberals suggest all positions should be on merit. If that is the case Liberals seem to believe there are very few women of merit, or the Liberals struggle to attract women of merit. ALP suggests quotas are needed to recognise that the merits of all are recognised, not that people without merit should be promoted over those who have merit. Goodness knows there are many men in Parliament who on merit are undeserving of their position. Liberal, ALP, Nationals, Greens and Palmer.
Allan if an asylum seeker or migrant has been able to raise $50,000 that suggests a certain quality. You could call it "success" or "entrepreneurial."
Toggle Commented Oct 10, 2013 on A departure from same old at Menzies House
I thought the LDP was Libertarian. Shouldn't they advocate for open borders rather than a government imposed levy upon migration?
Toggle Commented Oct 10, 2013 on A departure from same old at Menzies House
Any substance can be pollution if it is in excess. Noise, light etc. The nonsense proffered by Viv above is easily dismissed as unscientific. Quite frankly it's loaded with stupidity. More so there are greenhouse gases other than carbon dioxide. Does Viv understand that the pricing of greenhouse gases measures these gases by their greenhouse coefficient? If not I suggest he does some research. He might learn some actual science.
Toggle Commented Oct 10, 2013 on Carbon Dioxide is not Pollution at Menzies House
Not one MP from the Liberals, Nationals or ALP have spoken against this amendment. It is an attack on participation in the democratic process. To give him credit John Madigan of the DLP spoke against it and moved amendments, as did Lee Rhiannon of the Greens and Nick Xenophon.
Toggle Commented Mar 16, 2013 on Eliminating The Competition at Menzies House
You do know who turned a blind eye to the purges and massacres of Joseph Stalin? Hero of the conservatives Winston Churchill and hero of the progressives Franklin D Roosevelt. The Daily Telegraph did take a fair licence with the facts of history but history wars are nothing new to conservatives.
Toggle Commented Mar 16, 2013 on The Telegraph says sorry to Conroy at Menzies House
On March 7, 2011 Menzies House crowed Newspoll: Labor support collapsing Dennis Shanahan reports: "JULIA Gillard's carbon tax plan has sent Labor's primary vote support reeling to its lowest level on record" On July 12, 2011 Menzies House championed Newspoll: 58-42 to Coalition On February 9, 2012 Menzies House published Tony Abbott: The People’s Man "On the polls, it’s clear that only Tony Abbott and the Coalition can provide hope, reward and oppurtunity for all Australians with a positive outlook bound to emerge from it." As recently as October 1, 2012 Labor Lefties mute on this! THE vocal backlash against Campbell Newman's cost-cutting drive - and federal Labor's attempts to demonise the Queensland leader as part of its campaign against Tony Abbott - have failed to dent the popularity of the Premier and his Liberal National Party. But as of October 29, 2012 Newspoll's numbers are erratic Bahahahahaha!
Toggle Commented Oct 29, 2012 on Newspoll's numbers are erratic at Menzies House
Joe Hockey made a major stumble trying to match Abbott for hyperbole. It doesn't come naturally to Joe to be an asshat so in the attempt to sound like the rest of coalition frontbench he overreached badly. Comparing cuts to the much derided baby bonus to China's one child policy was absurd. $3000 will still go a long way, buying at least one more flat screen TV for the household.
The volunteers and the paid firefighters all do a great job. And they're not crazy. They operate under clear OH&S regulations and are removed from a fire if it's deemed too dangerous. Thank goodness Campbell Newman reversed his crazy plans to cut Qld firefighter services jobs.
Found to be genuine refugees? OK Or do you want different rules applies to people you perceive not to like even though you know nothing about the individual cases?
Toggle Commented Oct 26, 2012 on Is anyone surprised?? at Menzies House
Toggle Commented Oct 26, 2012 on In the land of grand scamers at Menzies House
"Both Labor and Greens have reduced votes." Actually there was a swing to the ALP and Libs, a swing against Greens and ungrouped.
Silence? I love how people are condemned before they have a chance to comment.
Piers Akerman? Enough said. "backward African nation"? Obviously Piers Akerman doesn't aspire to a diplomatic role. I doubt he can see past his male white privilege. Piers outs forward his opinion, or spin, on joining Rwanda on the UNSC. Allow me an alternative spin. Australia can counter the Rwandan vote? "Whilst Prime Minister Julia Gillard was ensuring a headline in the Times of India with an honorary award for Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar she also gave a tentative green light to uranium sales to India" Did Piers miss the ALP National Conference where uranium sales to India was given a green light? If so we should be worried about his lack of attention. It was a kind of big thing at the time.
Sounds like the MSM are afraid to report the joke for fear of defamation.