Rupert Murdoch knew as much about his employees’ phone hacking as did Kevin Rudd about ASIO’s. Phone tapping is disclosed only on a need-to-know basis and the boss has no need to know. In fact it’s important that he doesn’t know.
If Kevin Rudd had won the last election I would have been inclined to pack up and move to... um, let’s see. Iran sounds ok. It’s modern and it seems to be moving away from the extremes of Islamic law.
The ABC’s school science program has recruited Dr (funny shirts) Karl to enlighten kids to the perils of global warming and the evils of scepticism.
I was really upset to see you crying and I just want to let you know that a lot of people were crying with you. Even my Great Aunt Mavis was crying, because her hip replacement ball thing fell out.
Although the ALP is exhaling in relief at Kevin Rudd’s departure, it will be a short-lived respite, as Kev is now set to cause further havoc from the grave. A by-election in the seat of Griffith is something the hapless Shorten needs like a hole in his ample head.
It's difficult to find words that aptly describe your momentous contribution to Australia's political scene. But I will try.
Fancy being honoured with the position of Speaker only to be told you are no longer welcome in the Party room! But our Aunty Bronnie intends to attend... just not to tactics meetings, that's all.
Bronwyn Bishop, today elected as Speaker of the House, is one of the more respected MPs with a history of dedicated service and an angelic grandma persona.
It’s only a matter of time. There will be an Islamic All Stars Rugby League round. For those, like me, who have a sense of humour, it will probably be squashed in between the Gay Appreciation week and Sorry For Anything That Christianity Has Ever Done decade.
If Indonesia’s Opposition had spoken in the same terms regarding sensitive foreign policy matters as our Opposition has, they would find themselves eating porridge.
Tony Abbott: "... and if any boat ever set out from Australia to Indonesia to enter that country illegally, we would do our damnedest to stop it." Well that’s pretty tough talk to a Liberal Party Conference but did the Indonesians hear that expression of gross unfairness?