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Jul - News - What the fuck, Australia? New poll - New thread - New reply
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Posted on 11-14-17 06:35:22 PM Link | Quote
Now we have our PM talking about how it’ll be a free vote in parliament still. There’ll be pollies that will vote against their electorate’s wishes… like Tony Abbott. His electorate was overwhelmingly YES but I can’t imagine him voting YES in parliament…
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Posted on 11-14-17 06:38:28 PM (last edited by Xenesis at 11-14-17 07:04:44 PM) Link | Quote
Abetz is already trying to sell the virtues of removing anti-discrimination law.




Australian Christian Lobby’s Lyle Shelton, seeking to interpret the result, has said the yes side has “been campaigning for many, many years”, as opposed to the no side, which has only had three months.

Shelton said he respects the results, but:

“Three months wasn’t long enough to overturn 10 years or more [of yes campaigning],” he said.

He said the no side had been highly successful in the short time it had.

“We know that we’ve shifted at least 1m votes, it wasn’t enough to get over the line at the end of the day,” he said.


And the ACL is still an utterly loathesome sack of genital sweat.

Talk about sore losers.
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Posted on 11-30-17 04:51:47 PM Link | Quote
Oh yeah, it passed the Senate a couple of days ago. Now it needs to pass the House of Representatives.
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Posted on 01-30-18 09:47:45 PM (last edited by Xenesis at 01-30-18 09:49:04 PM) Link | Quote
Today in "what the fuck, Australia?"

Top Secret and confidential parliament documents have been released to the general public....because of second hand furniture sales selling off filing cabinets from parliament and no one could find the keys. Note that this has files dating back 20 years to around the turn of the century, which are supposed to remain classified for at least 20 years.

Just...read for yourself.

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Posted on 01-31-18 06:35:43 AM Link | Quote
I was out all day running errands and it was so great to come home to the Antiques Shitshow.

Fuck I love 'Straya. 🇦🇺
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Posted on 01-31-18 02:01:43 PM Link | Quote
That certainly ranks up there for "biggest fuckups".

I guess they're lucky someone else didn't scoop them up and dump the entire lot online as opposed to just bits and pieces of it.
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Posted on 01-31-18 10:26:20 PM Link | Quote
The smoking gun is "how many of these have been sold off to private individuals/foreign government agents without being accounted for".

And yeah, the ABC is pretty dang responsible, but that's the job description for a public but independent broadcaster.
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Posted on 02-21-18 03:54:41 PM Link | Quote
In What The Fuck Australia news I would just like to say

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Posted on 02-22-18 03:24:29 AM Link | Quote
Hoo, boy that's a can of worms.

The annoyance that the media is focusing on the least important part though is the worst thing. Australia doesn't care if you're schtucking your lady friend and cheating on your wife, Australia cares if you're engaging in corruption.
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Posted on 02-22-18 03:33:21 AM Link | Quote
I care about all of it, the cheating, and the corruption. The cheating mostly because of his role in the anti marriage equality stuff though.
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Posted on 02-22-18 03:41:59 AM Link | Quote
The part that I care about is that he's still there without being charged with a criminal offence, forced to resign or stepped down.

But hey, the law and convention only applies to those not on the hard-right.
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Posted on 02-22-18 03:47:23 AM Link | Quote
Oh yeah, I don't mean the cheating is more important than that. Just stating why I care about it *at all*. The way this government has behaved with everything has been disgusting. The citizenship crisis should have had greater consequences too, but they just… do what they… fucking want???? It's a pattern of behaviour from this government.
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Posted on 02-22-18 04:23:34 AM Link | Quote
Ah, yeah.

I'm not wordsing very well because I'm grossly fatigued at the moment, so uh I may have sounded a bit more flippant than intended.

Either way, too long till we can vote against these buggers. Hopefully they will continue to demonstrate why they should never be re-elected until that day.
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Posted on 02-22-18 05:02:41 PM Link | Quote
Yeah, I'd love to vote them to death. I keep hoping one of these crises will bring them down, but they just have utter contempt for the law, the Australian public, and decency.
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Posted on 02-22-18 10:05:30 PM Link | Quote
Is… is he resigning?
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Posted on 08-23-18 11:25:46 PM (last edited by Tarale at 08-23-18 11:28:30 PM) Link | Quote
Prime Ministerial Musical Chairs has wrapped up again. This particular round was exceptionally brutal.

The new PM is horrible, but the old PM is horrible too. The new PM is not as horrible as he could have been though. Like, barely. He's still horrifically horrible.
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Posted on 08-24-18 05:39:59 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Tarale
Prime Ministerial Musical Chairs has wrapped up again. This particular round was exceptionally brutal.

The new PM is horrible, but the old PM is horrible too. The new PM is not as horrible as he could have been though. Like, barely. He's still horrifically horrible.


I am eating potatoes tonight in recognition that Australia avoided the darkest timelime very narrowly for the pretty dark but survivable timeline.
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Posted on 08-24-18 07:59:13 AM Link | Quote
I'm drinking wine and staring into the void.

Stupid Canberra.
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Posted on 08-26-18 08:18:36 PM (last edited by Gabu at 08-26-18 08:19:41 PM) Link | Quote
I've to ask, since America is currently in its darkest timeline and keeping us conveniently distracted from world events; What happened?
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Posted on 08-26-18 11:45:07 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Gabu
I've to ask, since America is currently in its darkest timeline and keeping us conveniently distracted from world events; What happened?

We had another leadership spill.

Australian politics works differently to US politics. We don't vote for our Prime Minister the way you guys vote for a President. We vote for our local representative. Often, our local representative belongs to one of two major political parties (Labor or Liberal), and the party with the most elected representatives gets to form a government. The party has a leader, and this leader is the Prime Minister (if they're in government) or the leader of the opposition (if they're not).

Currently we have a Liberal/Coalition government, and the party became unhappy with Malcolm Turnbull's leadership so they decided to have a "spill". Out of that we got a new Prime Minister (Scott Morrison).

Also I've decided he's just as bad as the one we could have had (Peter Dutton). Scott Morrison's into the whole trickle-down economics thing, he's a pentecostal Christian who voted against same-sex marriage, and he was behind a lot of our horribly cruel policies and mistreatment of refugees. But he doesn't look like an evil potato so there's that.
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