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Abbot plays the ball while Gillard plays the man

The ALP has brought the filthy side of UK politics to Australia, and it has a stench of desperation.  Scot, John McTernan, has made an art form of manufacturing dirt on opponents of Labour in the UK and now Labor in Australia. It is indeed ludicrous that Abbott’s uni days could in any way be compared to Gillard’s criminal background. But the Press will run with anything anti-Abbott. He has always desisted from personal attacks on Gillard, although it must be tempting to do so. He has consistently attacked policies only...  and it will pay off for him. All opponents of Gillard should look out for the professional muckraking of McTernan. He is very, very good at it. Trouble is it has invariably blown up in the socialists’ faces. It is an indictment on Gillard that she would stoop to employ renowned UK grubs of McTernan’s calibre to counter her own background in communism and union fraud.


Gillard recovering before UN address

Battling an upset stomach that forced her to withdraw from 3 functions, the first day of Prime Minister Julia Gillard's trip to New York has not gone to plan.


Labor MP McClelland to be re-endorsed

Former Labor frontbencher Robert McClelland is expected to be re-endorsed for his seat of Barton, despite talk of a challenge by ex-NSW premier Morris Iemma.


JUNKETS FOR SKITTISH NAURUAN POLLIES

Restive Nauruan Members of Parliament have secretly been given all expenses paid Australian holidays in order to allay their stated fears of coping with thousands of asylum seekers.



Asylum-seekers cost more than anticipated

The government miscalculated asylum-seeker arrivals and costs because it didn't anticipate a parliamentary deadlock, Penny Wong says.


A PORTFOLIO OF LARGESSE FOR THE U.N.

 

The Gillard Government’s preoccupation with a two-year stint on the UN Security Council has cost Australia a great deal already. 


CLOSE CONTEST FOR UN SEAT: PM

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has arrived in New York, where she will lobby world leaders to support Australia's bid for a seat on the UN Security Council.



WHY SINGLE WOMEN PREFER MARRIED MEN

A common explanation is that a bloke over 30 and still single is either a serial mummy’s boy, he is gay or a social misfit... all ‘no-go’ areas for the nubile, hot-blooded woman. But surely there must be more to it than that!


Swan slams critics who talk down economy

Treasurer Wayne Swan is encouraged by independent assessments of Australia's strong economic fundamentals.


Anger flares as protesters target Islam

An argument that erupted in Melbourne was a rare event as police reported few incidents following last weekend's violence in Sydney.


Navy goes to aid of asylum seekers

The Australian Navy has been transferring asylum seekers onto a merchant boat that will transport them to Christmas Island, AMSA says.


Tea Party may spark recession: Emerson

The irrational behaviour of the US Tea Party movement could spark a deep American recession, Trade Minister Craig Emerson says.



LABOR MP ON CHILD PORN CHARGES

The former leader of the SA Labor Government in the Upper House appeared in court on child porn charges this week. Magistrate Simon Smart will decide on Monday if he has a case to answer on a string of charges.


Aust shuts Pakistan High Commission

Australia has temporarily closed its Islamabad high commission as Pakistan heads into a public holiday expected to bring out protesters.


GILLARD DOES NOT UNDERSTAND ISLAM

Ms Gillard’s head is not in the same ballpark as the Islamic game. She should have rented out the Blue Room and summoned all of Australia’s Islamic leaders to attend.


Public servants not for dirty work: Hockey

The Coalition has accused the Gillard Government of misusing public servants for political point-scoring and say the public service should be independent.

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