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CP
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Posted - 21 Jan 2015 :  08:21:15  Show Profile  Visit CP's Homepage Send CP a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
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Originally posted by 27GV

Now now, Newman is almost certainly more popular than "we need to make you pay because you might live to 150" Hockey.

Get the feeling they'll be in the same Centerlink queue soon.



Wow, were gonna live to 150? Thats only 50 years of work and 80 years of retirement.
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Posted - 21 Jan 2015 :  16:15:37  Show Profile Send Darren351 a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
Don't get too excited CP. This government would raise the retirement age to 140 tomorrow if they knew we were going to live to 150.
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Posted - 23 Jan 2015 :  13:16:00  Show Profile  Visit CP's Homepage Send CP a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
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Originally posted by bundy5

It is no secret Alan Jones doesn't like Newman.



So much so that he intends on suing him.

Clive Palmer says he will help pay Alan Jones' legal fees, after Queensland Premier Campbell Newman and his deputy Jeff Seeney announced they would sue the broadcaster for defamation.

Mr Newman and Mr Seeney are suing Jones and Brisbane Radio station 4BC for aggravated damages over comments Jones made in broadcasts this week during the state election campaign.

In a statement of claim filed on Thursday in the Supreme Court in Brisbane and obtained by the ABC, Mr Newman and Mr Seeney claim each of them has been "greatly injured in his credit and reputation" by Jones's broadcasts.

The pair are suing over three broadcasts, made on the mornings of January 19, 20, and 21, in which Jones said Mr Newman had lied to him about plans for the expansion of the New Hope coal mine at Acland on the Darling Downs in southern Queensland.

Mr Newman and Mr Seeney, who gave their addresses as Liberal National Party (LNP) headquarters in Brisbane, argue in the statement of claim that they were defamed by Jones when he claimed the LNP received a "bribe" of $700,000 from the owners of the mine in the form of donations to the party, and this induced Mr Newman and Mr Seeney to approve the expansion plan.

Damages are also being sought over Jones's remarks on January 19 that Mr Newman had "prostituted himself" because of the donation and lied in a press release issued in February 2012 in which the then-opposition leader said the LNP would not approve the expansion if elected.

Nice to hear from you Mr Newman ... you remain a bit of a political novice if you think that's the way to win an election or to silence people.
Alan Jones
The plaintiffs said they were seeking aggravated damages because of "the sensational language, tone and prominence of the matters complained of" and because Jones made the remarks in his broadcasts "knowing them to be false or with reckless indifference to their truth or falsity and lacking an honest belief in what he published".

Mr Newman and Mr Seeney are seeking general compensatory damages, aggravated damages, interest and costs. No specific figure was mentioned.

While Mr Newman launched the court action during an election campaign, he was reluctant to answer questions on the matter.

"If you don't want to talk about the important savings for jobs we will talk about that," he said.

"Mr Jones will have to justify under oath in court his defamatory statements."

Mr Palmer, a vocal critic of Mr Newman whose Palmer United Party will be looking to take seats from the LNP at this month's state election, took to Twitter today to express his support for Jones.

"Alan Jones has my full support for telling the truth about @theqldpremier. I offer him financial support to fight any legal action," he tweeted.

Jones says 'nice to hear' from Newman and 'sidekick' Seeney

Campbell Newman speaks to the media in Brisbane on Friday
PHOTO: Campbell Newman said Jones would have to justify in court "his defamatory statements". (ABC News)
On his show this morning Jones acknowledged he had received the statement of claim.

"I have been waiting to hear from Campbell Newman for a long time - goodness knows how many times I've communicated with him on a range of issues and those communications have been unanswered," he said.

"So imagine my surprise yesterday when I did receive correspondence running to 35 pages from him and his sidekick, Jeff Seeney.

"Nice to hear from you Mr Newman ... you remain a bit of a political novice if you think that's the way to win an election or to silence people, you need to actually think again but thanks for writing."

Earlier this week, Jones said the Newman Government had an appalling track record and was "as bad as anything we've ever seen in government in Australia anywhere".

The LNP has confirmed it will be funding the defamation action, as it was initiated by Mr Newman.

Queensland Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk said the Premier's decision to launch the defamation suit against Jones was "typical".

"Operation Boring is over. Here we go, back to the fights, back to the fights, the dysfunction that we have seen, the chaos over the last three years. Campbell Newman, the Operation Boring is completely over and he's just back to being himself," she said.

4BC declined to comment.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-01-23/campbell-newman-and-jeff-seeney-suing-alan-jones-for-defamation/6041274
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So, the BIG question is,will it be Diamond Joe, Scott(I never knew) Morrison or Julie robot? Jules would be there best hope.....

That's great, it starts with an earthquake
Birds and snakes, and aeroplanes
And Lenny Bruce is not afraid!
"Remember that in the end nobody wins, unless everybody wins!" Springsteen BTR.


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Posted - 23 Jan 2015 :  17:25:13  Show Profile  Visit CP's Homepage Send CP a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
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Originally posted by REM

So, the BIG question is,will it be Diamond Joe, Scott(I never knew) Morrison or Julie robot? Jules would be there best hope.....



What about this bloke?
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Posted - 23 Jan 2015 :  18:09:57  Show Profile Send bundy5 a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
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Originally posted by REM

So, the BIG question is,will it be Diamond Joe, Scott(I never knew) Morrison or Julie robot? Jules would be there best hope.....



I know you're secretly hoping for Scott Morrison

To respond to Bruce in the NRL thread: it is probably the single hardest loss I have had to deal with at Souths to lose Bully. Much worse than Sam Burgess as he didn't symbolise Souths as Bully did. I think a lot will underestimate just how much a loss he will be to Souths but I fully understand how engrossed he is with NZ and I think given that he will make the successful transition that others haven't.
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Posted - 23 Jan 2015 :  22:21:26  Show Profile  Visit Trev's Homepage Send Trev a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
Obviously I don't follow Queensland politics that much, but what I will say is if the LNP lose in Qld then Abbott will be rolled for PM

I reserve the right to arm bears
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Posted - 23 Jan 2015 :  23:41:23  Show Profile Send 27GV a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
quote:
Originally posted by REM

So, the BIG question is,will it be Diamond Joe, Scott(I never knew) Morrison or Julie robot? Jules would be there best hope.....



Joe "I can't even pass my first budget" Hockey?

The only choice that will prevent an ALP landslide of historic proportions is probably Bishop. Swing voters despise all the other choices and Malcom won't ever get a look in again.

Then again does Bishop want to drive the out of control asylum bus off a cliff or does she want to quietly slip out the back for a run in a few elections time after Abbott's career is dead and buried at the next one.


_Mford

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Posted - 24 Jan 2015 :  05:59:23  Show Profile Send bundy5 a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
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Originally posted by Trev

Obviously I don't follow Queensland politics that much, but what I will say is if the LNP lose in Qld then Abbott will be rolled for PM



It is good that you don't follow Queensland politics then

To respond to Bruce in the NRL thread: it is probably the single hardest loss I have had to deal with at Souths to lose Bully. Much worse than Sam Burgess as he didn't symbolise Souths as Bully did. I think a lot will underestimate just how much a loss he will be to Souths but I fully understand how engrossed he is with NZ and I think given that he will make the successful transition that others haven't.
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Posted - 24 Jan 2015 :  07:34:17  Show Profile  Visit CP's Homepage Send CP a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
The current government are facing a massive diplomatic issue with the Bali 9 appeal. IF the appeal doesn't go through, then they are in the **** from the bleeding hearts, but if the appeal wins, they then set a precedent and have to save every other convicted Australian drug trafficker from death by firing squad.
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Posted - 24 Jan 2015 :  16:10:43  Show Profile Send Legendary Gerry a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
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Originally posted by Trev

Obviously I don't follow Queensland politics that much, but what I will say is if the LNP lose in Qld then Abbott will be rolled for PM



I don't know if they'll lose Trev. Newman will lose and the LNP will bleed a lot of seats. The ALP's bringing nothing to the party as far as policies go and they're the ones that started the sell offs so most see through that line of theirs.

At this stage I will be doing something I've never done before and leaving both the ALP and LNP squares blank. Neither deserves to govern our state. Perhaps a group of independents might make a significant difference to the way the state is run.
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Posted - 24 Jan 2015 :  16:45:34  Show Profile Send bundy5 a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
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Originally posted by Legendary Gerry

quote:
Originally posted by Trev

Obviously I don't follow Queensland politics that much, but what I will say is if the LNP lose in Qld then Abbott will be rolled for PM



I don't know if they'll lose Trev. Newman will lose and the LNP will bleed a lot of seats. The ALP's bringing nothing to the party as far as policies go and they're the ones that started the sell offs so most see through that line of theirs.

At this stage I will be doing something I've never done before and leaving both the ALP and LNP squares blank. Neither deserves to govern our state. Perhaps a group of independents might make a significant difference to the way the state is run.



Thanks for wasting your vote.

To respond to Bruce in the NRL thread: it is probably the single hardest loss I have had to deal with at Souths to lose Bully. Much worse than Sam Burgess as he didn't symbolise Souths as Bully did. I think a lot will underestimate just how much a loss he will be to Souths but I fully understand how engrossed he is with NZ and I think given that he will make the successful transition that others haven't.
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Posted - 24 Jan 2015 :  17:16:11  Show Profile Send REM a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
quote:
Originally posted by Legendary Gerry

quote:
Originally posted by Trev

Obviously I don't follow Queensland politics that much, but what I will say is if the LNP lose in Qld then Abbott will be rolled for PM



I don't know if they'll lose Trev. Newman will lose and the LNP will bleed a lot of seats. The ALP's bringing nothing to the party as far as policies go and they're the ones that started the sell offs so most see through that line of theirs.

At this stage I will be doing something I've never done before and leaving both the ALP and LNP squares blank. Neither deserves to govern our state. Perhaps a group of independents might make a significant difference to the way the state is run.



Queensland Sex Party?

That's great, it starts with an earthquake
Birds and snakes, and aeroplanes
And Lenny Bruce is not afraid!
"Remember that in the end nobody wins, unless everybody wins!" Springsteen BTR.


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Posted - 24 Jan 2015 :  19:22:37  Show Profile Send Legendary Gerry a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
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Originally posted by bundy5

quote:
Originally posted by Legendary Gerry

quote:
Originally posted by Trev

Obviously I don't follow Queensland politics that much, but what I will say is if the LNP lose in Qld then Abbott will be rolled for PM



I don't know if they'll lose Trev. Newman will lose and the LNP will bleed a lot of seats. The ALP's bringing nothing to the party as far as policies go and they're the ones that started the sell offs so most see through that line of theirs.

At this stage I will be doing something I've never done before and leaving both the ALP and LNP squares blank. Neither deserves to govern our state. Perhaps a group of independents might make a significant difference to the way the state is run.



Thanks for wasting your vote.



My vote will not be wasted.
There's plenty of viable alternatives for the disenfranchised/disheartened former LNP and ALP voters.
I don't believe in being a sheep.
If you believe that it's a wasted vote it doesn't say much for one-eyed line of thinking.
BTW, how do you think independents get elected?
Probably by lots of people wasting their votes!

Edited by - Legendary Gerry on 24 Jan 2015 19:24:13
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Posted - 24 Jan 2015 :  22:45:21  Show Profile Send bigcol a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
quote:
Originally posted by Legendary Gerry

quote:
Originally posted by bundy5

quote:
Originally posted by Legendary Gerry

quote:
Originally posted by Trev

Obviously I don't follow Queensland politics that much, but what I will say is if the LNP lose in Qld then Abbott will be rolled for PM



I don't know if they'll lose Trev. Newman will lose and the LNP will bleed a lot of seats. The ALP's bringing nothing to the party as far as policies go and they're the ones that started the sell offs so most see through that line of theirs.

At this stage I will be doing something I've never done before and leaving both the ALP and LNP squares blank. Neither deserves to govern our state. Perhaps a group of independents might make a significant difference to the way the state is run.



Thanks for wasting your vote.



My vote will not be wasted.
There's plenty of viable alternatives for the disenfranchised/disheartened former LNP and ALP voters.
I don't believe in being a sheep.
If you believe that it's a wasted vote it doesn't say much for one-eyed line of thinking.
BTW, how do you think independents get elected?
Probably by lots of people wasting their votes!



Don't waste your time Gerry he's a paid up member of the Lies Not Policy party.
I'll be putting the LNP office boy in Redlands last with the Labor candidate one above and the independents above that.

The Lying Nasty Party is full of corrupt clowns. Both them and Labor should be thrown out

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