Oops, again, Peter Martin

I guess it is not on a par with Peter Martin’s mistake of telling us that a worker on a million bucks would be entitled to a SGC contribution of $90,000 – wrongo, check the regulations – here is another claim that lacked context.

Now I am not quite sure why Jamie Briggs would want to make this announcement, but the grant was part of the Labor government’s Tasmanian forest deal.  In other words, it is not new.

Within minutes of Treasurer Joe Hockey declaring an end to ”the age of entitlement” on Monday Assistant Infrastructure Minister Jamie Briggs stood on a highway on the outskirts of Hobart and announced a grant of $3.5 million to a Tasmanian seafood processor, Huon Aquaculture.

It would help ”provide the equipment to process fresh fish, as well as smokehouses and other machinery,” he said.

The Tasmanian government was kicking in $1.5 million, the Commonwealth $3.5 million and Huon Aquaculture $7 million.

 

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14 Responses to Oops, again, Peter Martin

  1. H B Bear

    Tasmania is special. It is Australia’s first failed State. A Green-Left Somalia with higher rainfall.

  2. rickw

    If it was such a great bet, Huon Aquaculture would gone to the private sector for money….

  3. Tom

    The jury is still out on AbbottSatan, but I love the way that the new crowd have made government welfare the biggest political issue in the country. I think that net taxpayers and quite a few of the moochers now realise it is not magic money and comes from the brow of people who work for a living. I’m excited as I think the net taxpayers are winning the argument (although you will rarely see the popular sentiment being acknowledged by the MSM — it finds its expression only at election time).

    I also think even the moochers who read ShakeMyHead.com aren’t so stupid they can’t see Martin is incapable of writing about economics and/or politics as he has a blind hatred of anything further to the right than the Lying Slapper and spends hours each day searching for an Abbott gotcha.

  4. Token

    Come on,, do you really think that Peter Martin was expecting anyone would fact check his claim.

    He must curse the modern media environment where the old tricks can be picked up & refuted so quickly with a permanent record which any person can link to in the future.

  5. Leigh Lowe

    Tasmania is special. It is Australia’s first failed State. A Green-Left Somalia with higher rainfall.

    Somalians don’t have quite the same shitty attitude.
    We went to Hobart last weekend and can report the following:-
    (1) Filled in an hour with a boat cruise round the harbour which was accompanied by a bitter commentary from Captain Pugwash about how the Feds closed down this or that facility, or wouldn’t fund the most expensive bridge to nowhere, or charged too much for the gas pumped across Bass Strait;
    (2) Went to the Hobart Museum. Brand shiny new expensive building chock-full of the most pissweak exhibitions mostly extolling the virtues of the Green movement;
    (3) Every new building in town was either a University building or a Marine/Antarctic research thingy (Federal cash);
    (4) Went into a bookshop but had to leave after half-an-hour due to the constant whining Pete Seeger protest songs being pumped through the speakers (no doubt some sort of lefty tribute).
    It’s fucked.

  6. David

    Tasmania is special

    Yes it is a lovely place. Scenery is beautiful and it is one of the best cruising grounds in the world [if you don't mind it being a tad cool from time to time]

    I’ve also worked there on a contract to a mining company and they are not fans of the green menace by any stretch.

    Apart from those who find it increasingly hard to produce an honest tax paying living Tassie is full of left/green wankers sucking on the public teat.

  7. Rabz

    We went to Hobart last weekend and can report the following:

    It’s fucked.

    What are you, some sort of glutton for punishment?

  8. Walter Plinge

    We went to Hobart last weekend and can report the following:-

    Didn’t go to MOMA? Smart move. That would have been the last straw.

  9. David

    What are you, some sort of glutton for punishment

    Probably. It looks great from the water as you glide up the Derwent and the Drunken Admiral restaurant on Hunter Street adjacent to the dock welcomes hungry and thirsty sailors.

    D’Entrecasteaux Channel and surrounds abound in good places to drop an anchor and savour a coldie of an evening.

    Mind you it’s a bloody long sail to get there so not a weekend jaunt from Melbourne.

    And back to your observation re Hobart it is not just Hobart but Tassie that is financially screwed because of the wacko greenies in charge down there.

  10. Gab

    Best range and quantity of road kill ever seen was driving from Devonport to Hobart.

  11. Rabz

    I especially enjoyed fanging the Boxster S through the World Heritage Area at around 180kph in 2002.

  12. (2) Went to the Hobart Museum. Brand shiny new expensive building chock-full of the most pissweak exhibitions mostly

    Hey, it might be extremely PC, and smug to boot, but the TMAG does have Psyché et l’Amour by William-Adolphe Bouguereau (which the museum did want to sell) and Chloe by Sir Edward Poynter.
    It also has a Turner, somewhere, I believe.

  13. Notafan

    Haven’t all museums in Australia been captured by the hard left? I prefer the dorky country ones jammed to the roof with stuff.

  14. I am the Walrus, koo koo k'choo

    Peter Martin made a mistake?

    Well bugger me.

    Who’da thunk it??

    He can stay in the ‘Dont Bother Reading’ box, along with Gittens, Koukoulas, Irvine, Seccombe, Van Wrongselen, Hartcher et hoc genus omnes.

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