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How to be a good politician

Chutzpah, hypocrisy and a rhino's hide are the virtues you need to make a mark in our out-of-control federal parliament.


Abbott has gone silent over carbon: Swan

Deputy Prime Minister Wayne Swan says Tony Abbott has gone silent for the past week because he is having trouble selling his anti carbon tax message.



Mining tax in a further mess: Coalition

The Queensland government's decision to increase the rate of royalties on coal puts a further dent in the federal government's mining tax revenue.


TONY A RIGHT BURKE

The true Minister for Fisheries, Big Bill Ludwig’s little boy Joe Ludwig, has been kept noticeably absent in the Margiris debate. This has the smell of his “live export ban” debacle.


Seafish lobbies crossbenchers on trawler

The operators of the controversial super-trawler Abel Tasman are hoping the federal government's legislation to ban the boat will be defeated.


Boats a Rudd ticket to UNSC

Rudd’s dismantling of Nauru processing was part of his determined tilt at a seat on the UN Security Council.



SIZE MATTERS!

Not all of the super-trawler is a trawler, according to the Australian Fisheries Management Authority.


Trawler a pyrrhic victory

Emotive and visibly horrific, this giant trawler was to replace three other trawlers that were collectively confined to exactly the same quota of fish. Not one extra fish was to be caught. Funny thing is the Greens will get exactly what they didn’t want.


NO ADVANTAGE NONSENSE!

The ALP’s “no advantage” assurance for asylum seekers is about as empty an assurance as our “investment pipeline”.


UNIONS CALL FOR SURVEY ON RUDD

The rot has set in and the hounds are baying for blood as two prominent QLD unions call for tenders from polling companies to quantify Rudd’s appeal in marginal seats.



DAVID MARR A HIT IN GAY COMMUNITY ONLY

 

 

Gay News Network, which delights in pics of blokes snogging blokes, is wild with excitement that their gay darling, David Marr, is demonising Abbott. 


Howard agrees with govt on economy: Swan

Treasurer Wayne Swan has used comments by former prime minister John Horward to defend the economy's global standing.


GREEN NOW AN UNFASHIONABLE COLOUR

Greens and the ALP are in freefall, arguing over who gets the emergency parachute.


Twitter 'trolls' should be punished: Farah

NSW State of Origin hooker Robbie Farah says people who use social networking sites as a forum to launch abuse need to be held accountable for their actions.



There was movement at the station, for the word had passed around...

Rudd is once again making hardly-muffled noises. He believes he is close to having the numbers to topple Gillard. He hasn’t... not yet.


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