George Brandis on the Institute of Public Affairs

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23 Responses to George Brandis on the Institute of Public Affairs

  1. Alfonso

    Has George deliberately white anted the voiding of S18 with his deliberate or brain dead use of the word “bigot”?

  2. tomix

    Ya think? He’s a waste of space.

  3. Rabz

    FFS, that was infuriating.

  4. lotocoti

    So the one hundred and fifty ethnic and community organisations aren’t vested interests but the IPA is.

  5. Cato the Elder

    So the one hundred and fifty ethnic and community organisations aren’t vested interests but the IPA is.

    Well, of course! The IPA accepts dirty evil private money and no clean virtuous grubbermint money, so of course it’s a vested interest.

  6. Cato the Elder

    Lost the /sarc tag. My bad.

  7. Samuel J

    God they hate the IPA.

  8. Cato the Elder

    ‘Cause the IPA won’t take grubbermint money, so they can’t be controlled. Also the IPA refuse to “disclose” their donors, because privacy so shut up! The Left hate it when their own tactics are used against them.

  9. duncanm

    Why is the IPA not a ‘community organisation’ ?

    There’s a bunch of people with like-minded views who choose to fund it. Are they not a community?

  10. goatjam

    Because Labor would never take advice from “vested interests” such as the multitude of unions that they are in thrall to, not to mention every minority group with their hand out for taxpayer provided largesse.

    No, they would never do that.

    Do these people have no shame?

  11. Token

    Did you see how Singh is so much of a lightweight she needed the question typed piece of paper?

    Did it also remind her to breath in and out?

  12. Gab

    Because Labor would never take advice from “vested interests” such as the multitude of unions that they are in thrall to, not to mention every minority group with their hand out for taxpayer provided largesse. No, they would never do that.

    Nor would they get in bed with the Greens and do as they want them to do in order to keep a grasp on power. Nor would they ever take any advice from the multitude of leftist think tanks such as the Grattan Institute or the Australia Institute. Oh no.

    Do these people have no shame?

    No, they have no grace to feel ashamed of themselves.

  13. Token

    That list of 150 organisations Singh discusses would be a great list to get our hands on.

    How many over paid employees in those organisations will have recent experiencing working for the ALP?

  14. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    Rabz:

    FFS, that was infuriating.

    ?

    I found it hilarious, there were lefty heads exploding everywhere.

  15. Nic

    FMD, ethnic and community organisations . Don’t ordinary Australians count ?

  16. entropy

    So why didn’t George Brandis consult with conservative think tanks? Aren’t they allowed to contribute?

  17. CatAttack

    I actually like George Brandis and although the statement about the right to be a bigot at first glance is not useful this really is the true test of the law. Besides, in this day and age of twitter and other social media the idea of anybody escaping public opprobrium for overt racism becomes less and less likely.

  18. None

    I want this list of 150 ethnic groups. I think it would make for hilarious reading.

  19. Yohan

    Brandis is great here, but he had to go and fuck it up with his bigot comments. Of course people should have the right to be bigots, but he walked straight into a trap and gave the left a sound bite to swamp and overwhelm this issue in the media.

    Thankfully tory Tony pulled out his Knights and Dames to minimise the damage.

  20. sabrina

    School going children should not be seeing the proceedings.

  21. JohnA

    I didn’t hear the infamous “bigot” comment from Sen Brandis, although I have of course seen it reported elsewhere.

    But Token #1240300, posted on March 26, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Did you see how Singh is so much of a lightweight she needed the question typed piece of paper?

    Did it also remind her to breath in and out?

    are you not being unchivalrous? :-)

    If I was a member of the chamber I would consider it polite to ensure that my questions are prepared, so I could deliver them coherently, and if necessary available to the Hansard reporters.

    Now I understand that it may still not be of any use in the chamber, but that should not prevent the question from being coherently delivered.

  22. Rabz

    Mk50,

    I found it infuriating because it is extremely unacceptable that taxpayers are bankrolling obscenely generous salaries for such inbred, hysterical drooling cretins.

    I hate watching parliament with a passion – it is very bad for my blood pressure.

  23. Libertarian Yank

    At one point, you can clearly hear the word racist coming from Singh. As I have learned through my life, when someone resorts to name-calling, they have lost the debate. I think Ms. Singh should have been shown the door for that lack of decorum.

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