Geoff Shaw

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Wondering what’s happening in the Victorian Parliament? Well you can tell straight away from this photo of Geoff Shaw – he has turned into a Green. As each day passes and the beard grows a little longer, Mr Shaw moves further to the left.

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43 Responses to Geoff Shaw

  1. Megan

    This is not what I want accompanying my breakfast.

  2. Mark

    Maybe someone can arrange an interview with Mr Shaw and ask him what his side of the story is. There is something going on here and it isn’t being reported properly

  3. Greigoz

    That’s one way to get the ‘Love Media’ onside.

  4. Aussieute

    We live in interesting times

    If he blocks finance bills … Vic has fixed terms …. will cause untold grief

    Me thinks he wants to get trashed at the election some can claim all his entitlements

  5. Cold-Hands

    Odds are he’s piling on the pressure to extract concessions from the Liberal Party. I bet he’ll only guarantee supply if they agree not to stand a candidate against him in Frankston. They’d be mad to agree.

  6. Ed

    He’s got their measure.
    He has calculated that they are appeasing, bland wusses.

  7. Rabz

    FFS, what a monstrous ol’ dinosaur.

  8. Token

    He has calculated that they are appeasing, bland wusses.

    How typical he does not demand the Liberals stand for their base and implement real reform, rather he panders to the ALP. The Victorian Liberal Party’s pre-selection process for candidates is a disaster.

    If Bolt & Price had not flushed out that idiot from Seymour before the last election which resulted in a candidate change things would’ve been worse.

  9. Anthony

    Cross-eyed Andrews is causing the havoc in the parliament and Shaw is playing him like a Stradivarius. When Napthine decides to pull the plug and faces a confidence motion and we head to the polls early (the only real trigger thanks to the lunatics Bracks and Brumby), Andrews loses the leadership and Shaw is history and a pissed off electorate reinforce a Coalition government.

  10. PoliticoNT

    Bollocks. Shaw isn’t the problem, it’s the lazy gentlemen and ladies club ‘running’ the show. The Government believe they’re going to waltz back into power for a second term, during which they’ll then do all their heavy policy and reform lifting. (Nothing to see here, nothing to see, move along please, the show doesn’t start until 2015.)

    Meanwhile, those with half a brain and competence (Asher) are being sidelined with the threat of dis-endorsement.

  11. Sinclair Davidson

    He is turning the screws and cruelling the Napthine government’s re-election chances. Given they have been a bunch of LINOs that must be a good thing.

  12. Robbo

    The facts according to PoliticoNT

    “Bollocks. Shaw isn’t the problem, it’s the lazy gentlemen and ladies club ‘running’ the show. The Government believe they’re going to waltz back into power for a second term, during which they’ll then do all their heavy policy and reform lifting. (Nothing to see here, nothing to see, move along please, the show doesn’t start until 2015.)

    Meanwhile, those with half a brain and competence (Asher) are being sidelined with the threat of dis-endorsement.”

    What a load of bloody rubbish.

  13. Free Advice

    I suspect this whole thing is being driven by the fact that he is pissed off that he was referred to the privileges committee by the speaker for the dodgy use of a car of which he was later cleared by the law.

  14. Sinclair Davidson

    Oh yes, he is getting even.

  15. Walter Plinge

    Apart from the East-West Link (not yet a certainty) the Liberals have done nothing worthwhile that I’m aware of. A disappointing bunch.

  16. Anthony

    Has the privileges committee resolved the Shaw issue? Or is it irresponsibly sitting on it?

  17. Armadillo

    I bet he’ll only guarantee supply if they agree not to stand a candidate against him in Frankston. They’d be mad to agree.

    Nah, I’d agree to it. Then when the election rolls around, I’d take a leaf straight out of Labors playbook. Support a ‘Independent’ candidate for the seat. I can see Cathy McGovan becoming the new model for Labor in rural seats. They know they can’t win under the Labor brand in rural areas, so they simply put up and support a ‘sympathetic Independent’.

    After that turncoat Windsor here in New England, we only just avoided another bullet with Richard Torbay. He was found out to be a ‘Labor man’ and a puppet of O’Beid (and only just in time, surprisingly unearthed by the SMH). He has since gone to ground.

    Expect this ploy to be used extensively from now on.

  18. Mater

    Walter,
    Would agree in general, but they did give some power back to residents in regards to wind farms.

  19. Armadillo

    I should qualify that McGowan is more Green than ALP, but they are pretty much batting on the same side these days.

  20. james

    Shaw is simply taking the piss at this point.

    His party threw him under the bus in regards to him misusing a car.

    So now he seems to be enjoying bringing the whole corrupt, rotten edifice down around their heads while the LINO idiots run around in circles.

    He has taken down one premier and a speaker. Another premier or a couple of ministers would cap it off for him I think.

  21. tomix

    His party threw him under the bus in regards to him misusing a car.

    Kevin Rudd cost taxpayers and voters a fortune in time and money due to his greed for another 3+
    months P.M.s salary and his being a first class fuckerarounder. Not a peep from the media.

  22. candy

    He certainly looks rebellious with that terrible beard. Maybe he’s depressed though and needs help. He seems to act irrationally.
    Weird shenanighans in the Victorian Parliament.

  23. Andrew

    Odds are he’s piling on the pressure to extract concessions from the Liberal Party. I bet he’ll only guarantee supply if they agree not to stand a candidate against him in Frankston. They’d be mad to agree

    Shaw is a disgrace but the rumour is that he will run as a Palmer Party candidate at the next election. There have already been a few candidates put their hand up for preselection in the Liberal Party so lets wait and see.

  24. Empire Strikes Back

    His behaviour suggests he is unhinged.

    Sadly, the Vic Libs are a patronage machine, little different from the opposition.

    Ultimately, I blame the electorate. To return a change of government with a majority of one after 11 years of utter incompetence defies belief.

    If Shaw votes with ALP to block supply, Napthine can ask the Governor to dissolve and go early. This may be in his best interest. Just quietly, the Labor opposition has some problems of its own right now, but you won’t read about them in the MSM.

  25. Andrew

    Sadly, the Vic Libs are a patronage machine, little different from the opposition.

    Red Ted was the real cause of all the problems. He just dug a massive hole for the Liberals in Victoria. I am not a massive fan of the state Parliamentary party nor Napthine but all they are doing is trying to clean up the mess left by Ted’s incompetence.

  26. Bill

    Never dive into the talent pool in any State parliament.

  27. Robbo

    Those who think an early election can be called in Victoria need to go and educate themselves on the current law. That hopeless blockhead Bracks changed the law in Victoria that now makes it virtually impossible for an early election to be called. A vote of no confidence in the government will make it happen but neither Labor nor that moron Shaw will want an early election so while they may want to have no confidence debate they will not want the question carried.
    This debacle has been allowed to escalate to the situation we have today because the government has been hopelessly weak in how it has dealt with Shaw. Sacrificing the Speaker because of the demands by that dill from Frankston has made him feel powerful and he is flexing his muscles now to demonstrate to everybody that he is important and is in charge of how things run in the Parliament. The Labor Party is happy to egg him on and he is obliging them by pursuing their agenda of disruption. Shaw is too stupid to understand that he is nothing more that a tool of the Labor Party. While Labor and their obedient servant Shaw are playing their disruptive games the Premier and his team are running around like headless chooks with nary an idea of what is happening or what to do. The Liberal Party has demonstrated that they will happily axe their own if they think it will benefit them and that must be causing considerable disquiet for those who could well be the next targets for Shaw. Out of all this the clear winners are the Labor Party, Geoff Shaw and his very good mate Christine Fyffe. She has been doing his bidding by running a whispering campaign of disloyal destabilisation against Ken Smith for well over 12 months and now she has been rewarded for her disloyalty by being handed the job of Speaker. That alone demonstrates just how low the Liberal Party has sunk.

  28. Gerry

    This is more about Geoff Shaw making sure Geoff Shaw is noticed and grabbing the limelight I’d suggest ….as it’s always been

  29. PoliticoNT

    Robbo – you mean ‘we are ill-served by this pack of amateurs interested only in political muck-racking, not the real business of government.’ Yes?

    Sure. The real problem remains there’s no effective policy or reform being developed and run past the electorate. That’d take courage and foresight. But wait, we’re in an election year, aren’t we? Too late to work on any of that pesky policy stuff. Better just wheel out a barrow load of inane ‘commitments’ and get on with it.

  30. Dave

    I’m so sick of Melbourne and Sydney being the centre of the universe

  31. Baldrick

    Time to re-visit the need for State Governments … glorified, over-paid local councillors is what they really are and should be treated as such – irrelevant!

  32. Token

    Apart from the East-West Link (not yet a certainty) the Liberals have done nothing worthwhile that I’m aware of. A disappointing bunch.

    Know people who are working with Vic Libs fix up the monumental f**k up the Brack/Brumby government did to the vocational education system which was once a majory revenue earner for the state of Vic.

    I’m told the relevant ministers are doing great work but are being blindsided & distracted by so many rent seekers with unsustainable business models who are seeking damages due to the government changing the funding models.

    They note similar work is happening in health.

  33. Empire Strikes Back

    Robbo
    #1180700, posted on February 7, 2014 at 10:12 am

    Those who think an early election can be called in Victoria need to go and educate themselves on the current law

    My understanding is:

    The only time that there is less than four years between general elections is when the Assembly is dissolved earlier by the Governor. The Governor may dissolve the Assembly:

    If the Assembly passes a motion of no confidence in the Premier and other ministers and a motion of confidence is not passed within eight days; or
    On the advice of the Premier in the case of a deadlocked bill
    .

    That’s from the Vic Parliament website. Shaw colluding with ALP to block supply would satisfy that condition. Are you suggesting this is wrong? I haven’t read the legislation.

  34. CameronH

    He appears to be just grasping and vindictive to me but, then again, that pretty much describes most of the greens that I know.

  35. Ubique

    If Belgium could run for 535 days without a Government, why couldn’t Victoria?

    Close the Victorian Parliament and despatch the politicians to do something useful for a change. Building a dam would be a good start.

  36. Ubique

    Belgium operated without a government at all for almost 18 months. I’m sure Victoria could do the same if not better.

    Close the Victorian Parliament and despatch the politicians to do something useful for a change. Like building a dam.

  37. Ubique

    Apologies for the same post twice. The first one disappeared for some time.

  38. james

    I’m so sick of Melbourne and Sydney being the centre of the universe

    Well do something interesting then.

  39. PoliticoNT

    Dave, I’ve got to agree with James – do something about it. I split my time between Darwin and Melbourne. Darwin is home. In terms of being in a place where there’s a sense of things happening, and where there’s a bright future Darwin outshines Melbourne. Ain’t Darwin that’s a country town.

    If you’re tired of it – go North.

  40. Ant

    It’s a face that seems to be saying “Payback Time”.

  41. James B

    Shaw’s sexy as fuck. I’m a straight male but that man is good looking. He needs to use his power for good though. How about changing Victoria’s fucked up abortion laws?

  42. Dan

    I can’t think of anything better than a paralyzed parliament.

  43. Notafan

    didn’t Vic liberals also renegotiate the debt on the desalination plant to a slightly less outrageous level?
    The next election campaign should harp on the billions wasted and continuing to be wasted of that mothballed white elephant that and the north south pipeline and the myki debacle.
    The liberals were on a hiding to nowhere with Shaw once the misuse bleating started in the media. Smith was damned if he did and damned if he didn’t.
    And Geoff Shaw should take some responsibility for that and he should be using his powers for good not evil and get the abortion laws rolled back a trifle.
    I’m pretty happy with the level crossing removals at Mitcham they can do Blackburn next
    Napthine should be bidding to get the ABC moved to Geelong

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