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Trev
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Posted - 01 Oct 2013 :  14:58:26  Show Profile  Visit Trev's Homepage Send Trev a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
now, where were we

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I see the red head, said it was Ok for her to Challenge for the leadership, but when Rudd did it, it destabilised the Labor party,

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Posted - 01 Oct 2013 :  17:27:14  Show Profile Send Zac a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
quote:
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now, where were we
We've got the Albo and Shortstop election campaigns keeping us absolutely riveted. I'm for Albo (if I can contain myself).
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Posted - 01 Oct 2013 :  18:35:37  Show Profile  Visit Trev's Homepage Send Trev a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
I am an Albo man as well for all the reasons that were mentioned on Q&A Monday night






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LOL, just heard on the news that Ricky Muir (Australian Motoring Enthusiasts Party) has won a Victorian Senate seat, he is currently picking up shifts at a local wood mill to make ends meet, next year in July when he enters the Senate he will be on $190,000 pa, gotta be happy with that - LOL

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after last Monday's Q&A...I think either of them will be fine and do a good job! Hockey is looking shakey isn't he.....flip, flop, flip,flop...?

That's great, it starts with an earthquake
Birds and snakes, and aeroplanes
And Lenny Bruce is not afraid!
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Hey they did do something. Brandis tried to scam the taxpayers for a wedding.


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Posted - 04 Oct 2013 :  18:31:54  Show Profile  Visit Trev's Homepage Send Trev a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
Interestingly all the Lib voters have gone quiet, good to see Abbott **** up in Indonesia - LOL

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quote:
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Interestingly all the Lib voters have gone quiet, good to see Abbott **** up in Indonesia - LOL



Please enlighten us, how did he **** up?

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quote:
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Interestingly all the Lib voters have gone quiet, good to see Abbott **** up in Indonesia - LOL



Please enlighten us, how did he **** up?



He broke their laws....it's a major news story....

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Hardly 'major'. Should be more if it though. Australia kow-tows to Indonesia far more than it ever did to England during Menzies' reign. We give them hundreds of millions each year in foreign aid, plus planes, army hardware, boats (not leaky fishing boats, patrol boats - not that Indonesia ever uses them to assist us) and aid in other ways, and some Indonesian journalists get their undies in a twist over some minor diplomatic gaffe. I wish it was a major story and our PM tells them where to go. Time to stop crawling to Indonesia, and not to take any notice of its journalists. I mean, really. They should be crawling to us, begging us to sell them more land. Unlikely. We're almost pleading with them (and China) to buy more and more.
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Senator George Brandis the self confessed moral compass of parliament and Barnaby Joyce the flying farmer falsely claimed travel expenses to a wedding of one of their shock jock mates.
When caught out Brandis paid it back. Joyce did so angrily and wouldn't pay all of it back.

Absolute BS that these grubs can fraudulently claim these expenses but if anybody on the street did it you'd have your door kicked in, be arrested and charged.

http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/brandis-joyce-attended-wedding-on-taxpayers-tab-20130928-2ulgn.html

Now we've seen Abbotts form with his dealings with Hanson, Oldfield and Etteridge and we've seen Brough in the Ashby gate affair which also has links to Brandis, is there anything that this lot won't do to get into power and fill their pockets.


Here's something to refresh your memory
http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/peter-slipper-sexual-harassment-case-thrown-out-co/1655932/

and here's an article that shows that it's not only Craig Thomsen that has problems
http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2012/s3556822.htm

Have to agree with Zac.
Abbott should be called toe nails, because that's all you can see of him after he crawled up the Indonesians backsides.
Really that was absolutely appalling and pathetic.
We've given those ungrateful pricks billions and Abbott bends over for them

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It's not only Abbott, though. It's every PM we've had for the past 50 years. Alexander (Curly) Downer got it right recently when he spoke his mind about the Indonesians - but he waited until he was no longer in Parliament before he did. I'm agreeing with Alexander Downer. I must be getting old, senile and reactionary.
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But do you wear fishnet stockings....and make bad jokes about Domestic violence Zac?.....if yes....maybe you really are a Tory-Lib afterall...perhaps it's....time for Zac to come out of the closest and join the Congo line of suck-holes!

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And Lenny Bruce is not afraid!
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Apologising to the Indonesians for stopping live meat exports is a very bad joke.

It's also their shyte religion that is still stuck in the middle ages.

No animal regardless if it's for food or not needs to be treated so badly as what they were doing and will do again

It's barbaric

Toenails Abbott next apology will be for the Balibo Five Journos and Roger East for throwing themselves into the path of the bullets fired from the Indonesian special forces guns.
I'm sorry Mr Silly Silly Bang Bang Yougotnoidea that Indonesia had to spend it's hard earned on wasting bullets when you murdered 6 un-armed journos that were reporting your atrocities and invasion of another country



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Reported in the Sunday Mail today that Tony Abbott has also rorted his travel expenses.
He did it with his book launch and it was reported this morning that he also falsely claimed going to Sophie Mirabellas wedding.

How can you trust these nufties with the finances when they can't even look after their own interests without ripping off the taxpayer.
Once again they have the opportunity to pay it back while normal Australians would be charged with fraud and fired from our workplace




EDIT

What I said about another round of job cuts after the federal election has materialised.
This is just the start of it
Newman was told by Abbott and co to pull his head in and wait till the federal election was over

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/workers-fear-hundreds-more-jobs-on-the-chopping-block-at-qr-as-new-ceo-looks-for-more-savings/story-fnihsrf2-1226733950761
WORKERS fear hundreds more jobs are on the chopping block at Queensland Rail as the new chief executive officer looks for more savings.

Staff in the Network and Rail Operations area are expecting as many as 800 redundancies following changes to employment conditions, and a delay in the scheduled rollout of free go cards to workers.

While the CEO's office and Human Resources will be the first to be issued with the free cards, staff in Network and Rail Operations are "to be advised" in 2014 when they will get a card.

"Further details will be provided to staff closer to that date," read an email about the rollout.

Queensland Rail insiders said they believed the delay was due to uncertainty about staff numbers in those areas.

Free go cards for rail staff

"No point issuing cards now if they are to be cancelled in a few months," said one worker.

Adding to the concerns is a request for managers to draw up a list of "non-business critical" staff in the Network and Rail Operations areas.

More than 500 staff took redundancies from Queensland Rail last year and a spokesman for Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson yesterday confirmed voluntary redundancies were still available.

But he said there was no plan for "forced redundancies".

"We expect Queensland Rail to continue to deliver some of the best reliability in Australia and also look at ways to deliver more frequent services," he said in a statement prepared in response to questions about suspected job cuts.

An investigation into financial discrepancies in accounting procedures at Queensland Rail is currently underway but the Minister's office would not confirm if the Crime and Misconduct Commission was involved.

The extraordinary audit by KPMG has delayed the release of Queensland Rail's annual report, and also resulted in an order for stationery cupboards within the organisation to be locked.

The Courier-Mail also understands CEO Glen Dawe has ordered that outgoing emails be monitored in an effort to expose any leaks within the organisation.

The Newman Government made Queensland Rail a statutory authority this year to allow closer scrutiny by the Transport and Main Roads' department



Nothing quite like looking after your LNP party mates

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/fat-salaries-no-problem-for-queensland-government8217s-top-bureaucrats/story-fnihsrf2-1226733785637

WHILE most public servants have been restricted to a pay rise of less than 2.5 per cent, their bosses are at least better off under the Newman Government.

Annual reports tabled in State Parliament highlight the handsome salaries being paid to the government's top executives, some as much as 20 per cent more than their predecessors.

Department of Premier and Cabinet Director-General Jon Grayson was among the most well remunerated, pocketing $687,000 in the last financial year, compared with the $574,000 salary the position attracted under the previous government.

Other top earners were Under Treasurer Helen Gluer who made $620,000 in 2012-13 compared with the $566,000 the position paid in 2010-11, Coordinator-General Barry Broe ($578,000 - up from $477,000) and Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young whose salary climbed 7 per cent in the past year to $564,000.




Queensland's chief health officer Dr Jeannette Young scored a 7 per cent pay rise this past year. Photo Steve Pohlner

Queensland's chief health officer Dr Jeannette Young scored a 7 per cent pay rise this past year. Photo Steve Pohlner Source: News Limited


Public Service Commissioner Ian Maynard, who has now taken over as Director-General of Queensland Health, was paid $463,000 - almost 10 per cent more than the man he replaced despite overseeing pay rises for public servants of mostly less than 2.5 per cent.

Other Directors-General averaged $400,000 a year but because of the machinery of government changes comparisons with previous administrations are discordant.

For his 11-month stint as Transport and Main Roads Director-General, Michael Caltabiano scored a princely $810,000.

The sum included a $264,000 termination payout delivered in late February, four months after Mr Caltabiano stood aside voluntarily due to an Ethics Committee referral.

Other exiting executives also did well.

CMC chairman Ross Martin pocketed more than $600,000 for just over 12-months work before retiring for health reasons.

And former TAFE Deputy Director-General Deb Daly left with a $260,000 termination payout despite working just two days of the 2012-13 financial year for $2000.






Coordinator-General Barry Broe's salary has also increased under the Newman Government. Picture: Philip Norrish

Coordinator-General Barry Broe’s salary has also increased under the Newman Government. Picture: Philip Norrish Source: News Limited
A Public Service Commission spokeswoman defended the fat cat salaries, saying the public sector "needed to attract quality leaders if it was to achieve its goal of being the most responsive and respected public service in the nation".

"In 2012, the Public Service Commission researched CEO remuneration scales in other state and Commonwealth governments," she said.

"The Queensland Government wants to ensure that it is offering comparable remuneration to help attract and keep top quality public sector leaders."

She said the salaries for an individual CEO fell within a published scale of $181,317 to $552,034 - not including leave loading, superannuation and motor vehicle allowance.

"Individual remuneration takes into account the breadth of responsibilities of the position as well as the skills and experience of the individual," the spokeswoman said.

The thumping great pay cheques make the Premier's salary of $278,000 look almost meagre in comparison - but a pay rise is on the way.

The Queensland Independent Remuneration Tribunal is due to report back to State Parliament on Tuesday week after considering what amounts to a suitable increase for Members of Parliament.

Chairman Professor Tim Brailsford said pay rates within the public service were being examined closely by the three person panel as part of their deliberations.

"We're looking at benchmarking within the public service as well as in other occupations that have similar attributes or features," Prof Brailsford said.

"The challenge is, it's not a perfect match of course because the work of an MP is unique."

The tribunal was set up after the Newman Government rescinded a 42 per cent pay rise for MPs which would have put the Premier's salary in line with the President of the United States.

At the time the government said the pay rise was unavoidable because of a freeze imposed by the former Premier Anna Bligh

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Edited by - bigcol on 07 Oct 2013 10:31:30
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So the Coalition really is good at economic management, they figured out how to save their own cash - by trying to defraud the taxpayer.

http://m.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/expenses-scandal-spreads-20131006-2v2jh.html

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On Sunday, Fairfax Media revealed that three Coalition MPs - Julie Bishop, Barnaby Joyce and Teresa Gambaro - had claimed more than $12,000 in travel expenses to return from a lavish wedding in India where they were guests of billionaire Gina Rinehart.

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Oh look, a conflict of interest. Why were these pollies at a wedding at the behest of Gobble Guts Gina anyway? A free holiday - paid by the taxpayers - so they can cozy up with Gina the Hutt?

Absolutely filthy.


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