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?
It was the first opportunity Tony Abbot had to get in the ring with SBY and show him we are not prepared to have our immigration policy dictated to us by a corrupt third world nation. But our Tony didn’t land a punch... instead, he threw in the towel.
Talk to the average cop on Saturday night duty, like I did, and he will explain that alcohol is behind the murderous violence on our streets.
As reported in the Post earlier this year, the CSIRO will be high on Abbott’s hit-list.
It was not a mid-ocean anything as HMAS Ballarat last night responded to a distress call a mere 57 kilometers from the Indonesian coast and well within their own search and rescue zone.
Hostile takeover vultures are circling the corpse of Fairfax ensuring there is no sign of life before swooping in to safely digest the entrails of a once proud beast.
Julie Bishop’s Indonesian counterpart, Mohammad Marty Natalegawa, is in posturing election mode when he says Australia’s spying could impede Indonesia’s current cooperation on people smuggling. Is Marty suggesting an original lack of cooperation? Yes he is! But he didn’t mean to say it.
I battled with another bidder at Inglis sales to secure an ordinary looking yearling for a measley $7,000. "Why would you want that horse?", the other bidder asked. "To win the Melbourne Cup with", I replied.
The ALP knows it has time on its hands and it intends to use it to placate the loony Left. There is no doubt the Carbon Tax will go despite Labor giving the electorate a two fingered “up yours” salute.
Why is it that Queensland premiers believe they are a law unto themselves? Our Constitution provides a treasured right of assembly and a right to freedom of association, as surely as it did to those violent uni students in Melbourne and the coming unions’ furore over Abbott’s IR.
Australian Greens are more concerned with stuff like illegal arrivals and gay marriage than they are with endangered species. For the most part they are shunned by international Green groups as far too politically radical.
When Albanese promised he would not allow the Carbon Tax Repeal Bill to pass the Senate, he meant it. When Shorten promised the same, he didn’t mean it. And the first nail in Bill’s coffin has been driven home with a Left-handed hammer.
The late Don Chipp once gave me some advice, he said: “Larry, no-one learns anything while they are talking.” Since then I have listened to everyone... except Al Gore that is.