New PM: Scott Morrison

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  1. Mak Siccar

    Same, same but different.

  2. Fat Tony

    Same shit – different shovel

  3. v_maet

    This just means they will lose the election badly and give Tony a chance to retake the leadership and bring them back again.

  4. Bela Bartok

    It will be PM Shorten soon.

  5. Nelson Kidd-Players

    Change the leader, but not the direction?

  6. calli

    Furniture auction in 3…2…

  7. Habib

    I for one welcome our new dripping wet SloMo overlords.

  8. Tim Neilson

    Apparently 40 Libs voted AGAINST a leadership spill at all – i.e. essentially voting to keep Michael Trumble.

    We’re doomed.

  9. jupes

    What a fucking pointless exercise.

    Keep Turnbull’s insane policies but create chaos by getting rid of him.

    Lose – lose.

  10. duncanm

    thank Christ skeletor was knocked out.

    I have one recommendation for you Mr Morrison. Go in early, go in hard.

    (maybe a second: listen to TA)

  11. Speedbox

    More than that, it won’t placate the conservative side of the party. There will be those who cast Morrison as a “steady pair of hands”. The party will just stumble along under a mini Mal.

  12. It’s Remarkable

    Disaster. Shorten will not be able to believe his good fortune. Libs have basically carried out Mal real wish, and destroyed the liberal party from within.
    Where to now for most of us? Aust Conservatives perhaps?

  13. A Lurker

    It’s now time for the true Conservatives to join Cory.
    There is no future for them in the Liberals.

  14. jupes

    Unbelievably it could have been worse.

    Imagine PM Stick Hillary.

  15. I just want to see Tony Abbott’s face. All his dreams crushed. All his plans ruined. Eternal legacy of failure.

  16. jupes

    It’s now time for the true Conservatives to join Cory.

    He should reject all of them bar one. Take Andrew Hastie and leave the rest to stew in their own juice.

  17. Nelson Kidd-Players

    Aust Conservatives perhaps?

    Perhaps for us types that hang around the Cat or prefer Sky News; but the rest of the electorate seems towant to stick to the bipolar alternatives.

  18. Tim Neilson

    To be fair, the Libs may have wanted to avoid the “Dutton is ineligible” circus to keep rolling through town.

    However, they ought to have hardened up.

    The very fact that the Peanut Head wing of the cartel was gunning for Dutton – before he got in, rather than waiting till he was PM then trying to turn it into a firestorm – should have told even a political novice that Dutton was the one Peanut Head didn’t want to face up to.

  19. Habib

    When’s the book opening on how long Morrie lasts? Lord Leakin’s staying, and will be backgrounding like billy-o to get his rightful role returned.

  20. The Countess

    Just created Billy Australia’s 31st PM.
    Way to go…into obscurity.

  21. Gab

    Poor Sinclair. Potential greatness all gone. But who won Malotto?

  22. DeanG

    R.I.P. Liberal Party.

    Looks like they voted on wilderness for a decade.

    Pretty sure that ScoMo doesn’t have any spare millions to throw in to the election campaign coffers, so they are financially bankrupt to match their financial bankruptcy.

    I expect they will loose 25 – 30 seats.

    Thanks Mal, the best Prime Minister labor ever had.

  23. Rob MW

    It’s an I’ll wind that blows no good at all. Turnbull slithered into firstly the seat of Wentworth, then he slithered into the Prime Ministership and now finally he’s slithered out. His green/socialist credentials provided the necessary lubricant to be rid of the prick.

    What comes around, goes around.

    Is Peter King is shouting the bar tonight ?

  24. At least Turnbull is gone.
    A step in the right direction. It all comes down to Scomo cabinet picks now, otherwise the war continues.
    Small wonder I joined Cory’s mob.

  25. Mother Lode

    Aw, crap.

    Here is the new boss. Same as the old boss.

    Still, it might be a good idea to take a disposable leader into an election they are guaranteed to lose.

  26. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    We are now run by a cabal of poofters and happy clappers.

    It can only get worse.

  27. Stimpson J. Cat

    Stop The Boats!!!
    Stop The Votes!!!

  28. struth

    I just want to see Tony Abbott’s face. All his dreams crushed. All his plans ruined. Eternal legacy of failure.

    Had nothing to do with Tony Abbott.
    You may not be able to work it out, but he didn’t run for leader.

  29. Entropy

    m0nty
    #2799746, posted on August 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm
    I just want to see Tony Abbott’s face. All his dreams crushed. All his plans ruined. Eternal legacy of failure

    Monty, if he is as venal as you imply, he would be very, very happy about this outcome..

  30. Mother Lode

    and give Tony a chance to retake the leadership and bring them back again.

    He should tell them to get stuffed.

    They keep fucking up and then expect Abbott to fix it for them, then when he does they dump him.

    And, for the love of God, will someone stick Photios’ face into industrial slashing machine.

  31. Monty, if he is as venal as you imply, he would be very, very happy about this outcome..

    He really should resign to devote more time to his geraniums. No point hanging around.

  32. Ubique

    First step is to bring the Libs’ best performer, Tony Abbott, back into the tent.

  33. flyingduk

    Bend over and take your medicine Australia, because this fixes nothing: next stop Shorten

  34. Stimpson J. Cat

    If we had all just listened to the Libertarians we never would have been in this mess.
    😁

  35. Makka

    Well, it’s not the outcome I hoped for. Bishop would have been better. Morrison is simply Turdball light. So it looks like a continued lingering death for the Libs, to be finally put down at the next GE. All’s well that end well I suppose.

  36. Sean

    Had nothing to do with Tony Abbott.
    You may not be able to work it out, but he didn’t run for leader.

    for once Monty is kind of right. Abbott has been plotting this for 3 years and still sees an enemy get the job

  37. Some History

    thank Christ skeletor was knocked out.

    No more distractions for Bishop Julie. She can now concentrate fully on her Ministry of Fashion & Polo and the right to bare arms.

  38. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    For the love of God, please make Laura Jayes shut up.

  39. One wonders about the price of ScoMo’s arse. Probably pretty cheap.

  40. Speedbox

    Not announced yet, but imagine if Mal agrees with Morrison to stay for a short while. Two ex PM’s sitting on the backbench. Incredible optics.

  41. Mother Lode

    This was always the purpose of Trumble’s mini-me running. All the wets who were with such regret realised Maol was done were glad to be able to vote for ‘Son of Maol’.

    I hope they all get reamed at the election.

    Good luck getting volunteers on election day, shitheads.

  42. Justin

    Another great win for the absence of scruples over talent. A huge victory for Photios and the backroom parasites of the NSW Liberal Party. Scott “no vision, no ideas, no talent” Morrison will lead the lemmings over a cliff!! Well done Frydenberg. Elevated to Deputy Leader after excelling in the energy portfolio. Look forward to more such successes in the lead up to the election.

  43. Twostix

    Retard lesftists a cheering that insead of a moderate Catholic they’ve got an evangelical hillsong christian.

    Hahahaha these idiots.

  44. MPH

    Didn’t ScoMo stop the boats under Abbott? I’m going to withhold judgement on Morrison for now, at least the conservative side of the LNP have been seen and heard, and when they start seeing success from good policies the lefties will come round.

  45. Makka

    Frydenberg elected deputy with ‘absolute majority’

  46. Mother Lode

    This from Bolta’s:

    Peter Dutton marches to the Prime Minister’s office with the petition in hand. Turnbull gets the petition – but, uh oh, now wants the signatures verified.

    If this is for real, then it is surreal – just how petty and delusional fathead Trumble really is was.

  47. Senile Old Guy

    Turkeys voting for Christmas. All that chaos for, probably, nothing.

    Useless FriedBurger as deputy. Someone who has done a perfect imitation of The Invisible Man for months.

    Hopeless. Well done, Lord Waffle. LNP destroyed. Mission accomplished. Will he finish it by resigning?

  48. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Let’s not get greedy.

    Turnbull is gone!

    Sco Mo is gone in 6 months.

    We can’t harvest all the bounty in one day.

    Be patient my children. Great things await us and a certain and painful death.

  49. Stimpson J. Cat

    All of you were whining about Scotty need to understand something important :

    Today we we only just dodged another Woman Prime Minister.

    Fall to your knees and thank whichever God you serve for his love and mercy to his moronic children.

  50. DeanG

    At least it will be a short term. Will collapse by the end of the year.
    Dutton will be gone at the next election as well.

  51. struth

    The warrior Dutton does all the hard work and Sco mo rides in on his coat tails.

    If it had to be done like this, it’s a pathetic start.

  52. Ros

    Anthony Green has just made the point that John Howard told him that it wasn’t so much that he talked Turnbull out of retiring, rather Turnbull was looking for an excuse not to.

    I would be embarrassed too Mr Howard.

  53. Slayer of Memes

    Gab
    #2799784, posted on August 24, 2018 at 1:05 pm
    Poor Sinclair. Potential greatness all gone. But who won Malotto?

    Given that previously anyone whose nominated date passed was automatically excluded, it should therefore fall to the person with the next nominated date…

    ..which was me, with 18 May 2019

  54. J.H.

    I think you’ll find that Scott Morrison will quickly sweep what’s left of Malcolm Turnbull and his policy legacy quietly under the carpet and change direction….

    We’ll see what he does with Turnbull…. That will be an indication.

  55. Habib

    Not announced yet, but imagine if Mal agrees with Morrison to stay for a short while. Two ex PM’s sitting on the backbench. Incredible optics. He’s got to stay in, no point backgrounding against Morrie from Point Piper. His destiny and our prophesy will be fulfilled again.

  56. Makka

    Useless FriedBurger as deputy. Someone who has done a perfect imitation of The Invisible Man for months.

    45:40 (40 for Dutton) at least means Frydenberg is on a leash from the Lib Right. Which way will ScoMo leap on energy?

  57. Nelson Kidd-Players

    I just want to see Tony Abbott’s face. All his dreams crushed. All his plans ruined. Eternal legacy of failure.

    Perhaps Tony shall regain the leadership after the next federal election. The feeling of cleaning up after small children would feel familiar to him.

  58. Tim Neilson

    Well done Frydenberg. Elevated to Deputy Leader after excelling in the energy portfolio.

    That’s the dog turd flavoured icing on the dog turd flavoured cake.

    Michael Trumble’s 2IC on the National Evisceration-of-the-power-grid Guarantee gets a promotion.

    Stock up on flammables, candles, iron rations, bottled water and ammunition.

  59. Yay, Abbott was like a bulldog chewing a wasp, that was great.

  60. Habib

    Anthony Green has just made the point that John Howard told him that it wasn’t so much that he talked Turnbull out of retiring, rather Turnbull was looking for an excuse not to. Cough bullshit cough….

  61. Entropy

    Which way will ScoMo leap on energy?

    Actually the most important thing

  62. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Turkeys voting for Christmas. All that chaos for, probably, nothing.

    Malcolm is gone.

    When I’m feeling blue this will gladden my day.

  63. Not Uh oh

    Who cares. A different jockey but the same horse.

  64. Mother Lode

    Abbott has been plotting this for 3 years and still sees an enemy get the job

    Perhaps you could outline this ‘plot’?

    What did he do?

    You would expect a plot to involve manoeuvring people, setting traps, secrecy, conniving, and such.

    Abbott has just been outspoken about his beliefs – which are shared by many of the people who the Liberal party abandoned.

    I am guessing you think telling a joke is a plot to make someone laugh.

  65. Baldrick

    Morrison/Frydenberg!!!!!

    I knew the fauxservative rot was deep but that’s just pathetic.

  66. Louis Hissink

    Wikipedia are quick, already updated.

  67. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The warrior Dutton does all the hard work and Sco mo rides in on his coat tails.

    Just about sums it all up, really.

  68. Habib

    I think you’ll find that Scott Morrison will quickly sweep what’s left of Malcolm Turnbull and his policy legacy quietly under the carpet and change direction….

    We’ll see what he does with Turnbull…. That will be an indication.
    Ahahahahahaha!

    I’d say energy and resources minister.

  69. calli

    Abbott had some interesting things to say. Particularly about small government, low taxes the family and patriotism.

    Of course such things would stick in the craw of the ADSes.

    And Riley, naturally, verballed him. With great gusto.

  70. Habib

    Snork….treasurer…….snigger…..

  71. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Anthony Green has just made the point that John Howard told him that it wasn’t so much that he talked Turnbull out of retiring, rather Turnbull was looking for an excuse not to.

    I would be embarrassed too Mr Howard.

    When the real History of Australia is written, Howard will rightfully be remembered as not only our worst PM, but the worst Australian to have ever lived.

  72. jupes

    Can’t wait for the ministry announcements.

    That will tell exactly how far left Morrison is.

    Frydenberg as deputy is not a good start.

  73. candy

    I wonder who will be Home Affairs minister.

    That’s a really tough gig.

  74. Ros

    Amanda working hard to soothe wounds by sneering at the hard right and all the trouble they have caused.

    Personally if I was Morrison I would be wishing she would shut up.

  75. LNP insider

    Once Fifield switched to ScoMo it was uphill for Dutton.

    I’m reserving judgement to see if ScoMo actually changes policy direction, but my gut instinct here is massive Queensland loses and a smaller swing elsewhere. Probably a 20 seat loss.

  76. Habib

    Do you want her to die? Flapping her soup cooler is her sole form of exercise.

  77. stackja

    MT was always going to create chaos. He knifed PK. Then he started on B N. Then TA. Seeking to blame anyone else is pointless.

  78. jupes

    Anyone know how many votes Stick Hillary got?

  79. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Can’t wait for the ministry announcements.

    That will tell exactly how far left Morrison is.

    Frydenberg as deputy is not a good start.

    Marise Payne is the biggest danger.

    Defence is the greatest worry, short and long term.

  80. Sean

    You would expect a plot to involve manoeuvring people, setting traps, secrecy, conniving, and such.

    Abbott has just been outspoken about his beliefs – which are shared by many of the people who the Liberal party abandoned.

    Constantly shifting the goal posts to cause trouble is/was a trap plain and simple.

    There’s plenty of different beliefs in the party which of course requires discussion and compromise. But once you join a team you also have to cop a few things on the chin. Beliefs are pretty useless on the opposition benches with Shorten raiding the public purse.

  81. Fleeced

    Sky News reporting how this outcome is a “repudiation of trying to shift the party to the right”, etc… Ugh.

    40 people voted against a spill. Amazing.

    We now have Turnbull-lite. With a list of names. The coup against conservatives is complete – the last of them will be purged.

  82. Nelson Kidd-Players

    Didn’t ScoMo stop the boats under Abbott?

    We seen ScoMo operate under a leader with strong convictions and seen him operate under a weak leader and the results tended to flow with the leaders’ characteristics.

    Now he’s at the top of the pile, I hope the former shall shine through, but I’m pessimistic.

  83. Nelson Kidd-Players

    Philippa, are you organising the next sweep?

  84. The Countess

    Given that previously anyone whose nominated date passed was automatically excluded, it should therefore fall to the person with the next nominated date…

    ..which was me, with 18 May 2019

    Which could well coincide with the date Morrison gets toppled by a General Election.
    Two for the price of one.

  85. tombell

    if we are not out of Paris by end of next week let the machinations to roll Scomo (and his loyal deputy) begin…..

  86. Bruce of Newcastle

    Malcolm is gone.
    When I’m feeling blue this will gladden my day.

    What’s more, he was smitten by Gaia. Again. How glorious is that?
    He should hook up with Al Gore and do a world tour.

  87. Empire 5:5

    Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)
    #2799795, posted on August 24, 2018 at 1:06 pm
    We are now run by a cabal of poofters and happy clappers.

    It can only get worse.

    Don’t waste your time reading any media on this. Tiger has summarised it in <140 characters.

  88. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    This is all irrelevant.

    Chloe Shorten might as well start measuring for drapes.

  89. Ubique

    Energy minister is the critical pick.

  90. Mother Lode

    The warrior Dutton does all the hard work and Sco mo rides in on his coat tails.

    He did the same thing with stopping the boats. On the water it was the navy that undertook the task, and it was Abbott who bore the political brunt. ScoMo just rode his chariot around with some hack or other whispering a Memento Morro in his ear “Remember you are you are tallest standing on tall people’s shoulders…”

  91. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Things can always get worse.

    Laura Jayes crosses to Janeane Perett.

  92. struth

    Vote Australian Conservatives.
    That’s all we can do.

  93. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    ‘A party to save’

    Tony Abbott said it was now important to “save the government”, arguing the Liberal party members were the “custodians of great political traditions”.

    The Liberal tradition of smaller government, greater freedom lower taxes. The conservative tradition of support for families, small business and values and institutions which have stood the test of time,” he said.

    “But above all else, where are patriots. We want to make our country as strong and as good as it possibly can be based on the wonderful achievements that we already have to our name

    Hear that hollow laughter?

  94. Abbott destroyed three Labor PMs, monty. Nothing will ever ease this pain.

  95. Stimpson J. Cat

    Marise Payne is the biggest danger.
    Defence is the greatest worry, short and long term.

    We need a real Man to step up and take charge of Defence.
    A Macho Man.
    A Man of Action.

    Christopher Pyne Your Country Calls You To Service.

  96. Spring is coming

    Update: Turnbull believes he has nearly 43 signatures to challenge ScoMo. Wants a party meeting first thing Monday. ABC to broadcast live from within Turnbulls Office .

  97. Confused Old Misfit

    Now the only place for Australian conservatives is with The Australian Conservatives.

  98. calli

    Chloe Shorten might as well start measuring for drapes.

    Doesn’t need to. Mum’s got them archived.

  99. jupes

    Energy minister is the critical pick.

    I predict Chrissy Pyne from South Australia.

    Those hipsters have this energy thing down pat.

  100. H B Bear

    SloMo is a plodder. The only real question is whether he lasts the full six months before the Lieborals go over the cliff.

  101. Fleeced

    I will thank the media clowns for their idiocy in talking up Bishop. It caused the odds offered on ScoMo to be higher than they should have been – and so I placed a bet.

  102. Habib

    The Barrage Balloon Bloodnut would’ve voted for SloMo, she’ll still be Generalissimo for Gay Grenadiers. And poodleboy will be able to keep testing his gag reflex on torpedoes.

  103. Sean

    Abbott says all the right things but his actions never matched his words. Time for these two to move on like Dudd/Dillard and let the party renew

  104. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Richo just announces that he has been texting with ScoMo and is good mates with him.

    That is all you need to know.

  105. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Ross Cameron

    @RossCameron4
    26m26 minutes ago
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    It is believed NSW delegation members Molan, Wicks, Sudmalis, Alexander all voted #Scomo.

    Jim Molan continues to be a bigger lemon than a Lada Niva.

  106. Malcolm Thomas

    The Libs are poison. The only thing worse would have beern for Abbott to return.

  107. Makka

    Marise Payne is the biggest danger.

    Defence is the greatest worry, short and long term.

    She’s big alright.

    The Lib strategy should be an all out assault on everything left that is killing us. And it’s too simple.

    1. Taxes – Trump has shown the way. Slash all taxes and with it the size of Govt. APS + contractors immediate 25% reductions.
    2. Immigration – Immediate 50% cut in ALL intakes including temp visas for students etc.
    3. Energy- Get out of the Paris accord, dump the RET and get coal to fuel our base load. ALL Green subsidies, grants, incentives dumped.
    4. Set up a special Unit to start the de-regulation of the economy with qtrly target that will see within 2 years an unwinding of at least 50% of all regs introduced in the last 10 years.

    None of this will happen of course because they are Stupid. Fucking. Liberals.

  108. Driftforge

    No idea what to expect with Morrison as leader. So far he’s adopted the character of whatever leader he was serving at the time. Hard and effective under Abbott, soft and ineffective under Turnbull.

    Will wait to see how this all plays out.

  109. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Molan really is a weasel.

    He declared his vote for Dutton earlier this week.

    He bangs on about immigration and then votes for Morrison who wants rampant third world immigration.

  110. Ros

    Bizarre, Hewson and Vanstone bad mouthing Abbott. Just amazing that every insult they chuck at him is Turnbull. And They condemn him for being a hater! And wanting to be P.M. whatever the cost. Our politicians, past and present aren’t sane. So many of them appear to be sociopaths.

  111. Senile Old Guy

    I’m reserving judgement to see if ScoMo actually changes policy direction, but my gut instinct here is massive Queensland loses and a smaller swing elsewhere. Probably a 20 seat loss.

    Yes, good summary. Hard to see Morribund and FriedBurger accomplishing much. Of course, I could be wrong. I was wrong about Turnbull; he was far worse than I expected.

  112. Viva

    So Frydenberg has oiled his way into the #2 position just as he oiled his way into Turnballs inner circle by doing his bidding on the NEG fiasco

    His unctuous grin on leaving the party room shows he well pleased with the results of his efforts

  113. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Jack the Insider, over at the Oz, unkindly pointing out that all Lord Waffles delaying tactics did was give Morrison the time to gather the numbers.

  114. squawkbox

    The Parliamentary Australian Liberal Party are a collection of sleazy corrupt chancers, devoid of brains, policies or principles, who will get deservedly slaughtered at the next election even though Shorten will prove far worse. Still, just for today I rejoice at the downfall of the oleaginous wax-moth who singlehandedly destroyed the Australian Liberal beehive. May we never see his like again.

    Now I will have to get a new gravatar.

  115. Roger

    He bangs on about immigration and then votes for Morrison who wants rampant third world immigration.

    You wouldn’t have wanted him in a foxhole with you. No wonder he became a general.

    Meanwhile, no Antifa type will be throwing a brick through Morrison’s electorate office tonight.

    Business as usual.

  116. pbw

    Two of the three architects of the NEG are now P.M. and Deputy. Even if they wanted to, how can they campaign for energy sanity? And if they did, who would believe them? The only faint flickering hope for the Liberal Party is obliteration at the next election; at which, incidentally, Peter Dutton will lose his seat.

  117. Terry

    So, the Libs trying to cure their cancer, opt for an overdose of morphine.

    Okay.

  118. harrys on the boat

    Bizarre, Hewson and Vanstone bad mouthing Abbott.

    Not really bizarre considering they’re both fucking idiots. They’re in good company, are resident troll has taken time out from clogging his arteries and grooming boys on the net, to dribble on about Abbott.

  119. Ros

    With the ABC rattling on about how wonderful Morrison and Frydenberg are because they stepped up with clean hands. I hope at least those 2 characters have the grace and wit to understand that others did the dirty work for them. If they actually believe that Turnbull should have stayed as PM they are useless.

  120. A Lurker

    The only faint flickering hope for the Liberal Party is obliteration at the next election; at which, incidentally, Peter Dutton will lose his seat

    If I were Dutton I’d join Cory’s mob, or at the very least run as an Independent.

  121. Roger

    Bizarre, Hewson and Vanstone bad mouthing Abbott.

    Entirely predictable.

    Just wind ’em up and watch ’em go.

    That’s why they’re two of the ABC’s go to Liberals.

  122. Caveman

    Bishop was a decoy. Shes part of the whiteant team with Scomo who helped knife TA. She probably end up with minister of fashion.

  123. Makka

    After much pain and public humiliation, the Libs had their chance to save some furniture. Instead, they gathered their brains trust and tossed more into the fire. They must be the dumbest group of politicians that ever walked.

  124. duncanm

    so I gather Maol didn’t resign like he threatened.

    He’ll remain and re-build the termite mound with Bishop as queen.

  125. jupes

    Molan really is a weasel.

    Hence he served as general in the ADF.

    The contrast in integrity between Molan and Hastie is instructive.

  126. Driftforge

    If I were Dutton I’d join Cory’s mob

    Well this is the thing, isn’t it. The Libs can leak members well ahead of the next election. It wouldn’t surprise me at all to see ScoMo put a lot of effort into conciliation in terms of ministerial appointments etc.

    If he doesn’t, ACP potentially picks up 20+ sitting members.

  127. EvilElvis

    Ok immigration Minister only because his leader with a plan backed him to the hilt, inept treasurer, inept PM. Peter principle firmly at work. Idiots.

    And Bernardi needs to vet with prejudice any drifters. They will drag him down and he’s got a few already.

  128. pete m

    I am willing to give ScoMo a chance – say the cabinet picks, and then judge how he goes.

    That is just judging his performance.

    Vote is another thing, and you lost that when you dumped Abbott.

    I do recall ScoMo did well when in charge of borders, telling L Sales to basically fuck off was a highlight, but he has been very dim since.

  129. candy

    With the ABC rattling on about how wonderful Morrison and Frydenberg are because they stepped up with clean hands

    But they didn’t. If they believed in Turnbull they would not have challenged but urged all to vote for MT.

    Morrison has finally got the prize. He must have been happy when Dutton opened up the challenges, and pounced.

  130. Rafe Champion

    What Jupes said at 12.58.
    It could have been worse.

    Whoops that reminds me of my favourite saying “Cheer up” they said “things could be worse”….
    You know the rest.

  131. pbw

    Kafir Tiger 2.0,

    Over the last decade or more, who from a defence background has said “Boo” about the devastation being wrought in the ADF by PC lunacy? Jim Molan? Anyone?

  132. Arky

    It was always going to be Morrison.
    I think a few of you predicted it a year or so ago.

  133. Makka

    I do recall ScoMo did well when in charge of borders,

    ScoMo was brave because Abbott had his back and he had an excellent Dept team doing the heavy lifting. ScoMo is a show pony , getting credit for the work of others. He is for Big Australia. The best thing about Scomo is that he’ll be gone shortly.

  134. Philippa Martyr

    I object!

    Previously anyone whose nominated date had passed was excluded from the count.

    The result should rightly fall to the next person (and their nominated date) on the list.

    (…which would be me, with 18 May 2019)

    Piss off, Slayer of Memes.

    I posted a ruling on this yesterday to clarify this issue. Turnbull would have had to hang on till mid January for the balance to tip in your favour – you were a full nine months ahead of schedule.

    Not even close, and NO CIGAR.

  135. Snoopy

    The Sky girls, a couple of hours ago so exercised by Dutton’s potential s.44 problem, will have absolutely no objection if ScoMo offers him a ministry because healing.

    Amiright?

  136. Philippa Martyr

    Previously other contenders were eliminated because there were only days between them. This is MONTHS.

  137. Ellen of Tasmania

    Y’all better be AC members before the day ends.

    Cory’s our only hope.

    Feel sorry for any overseas Aussie travellers at the moment. Fake an accent, guys. You can’t explain this mess.

  138. stackja

    Makka
    #2799972, posted on August 24, 2018 at 1:58 pm
    I do recall ScoMo did well when in charge of borders,

    ScoMo was brave because Abbott had his back and he had an excellent Dept team doing the heavy lifting. ScoMo is a show pony , getting credit for the work of others. He is for Big Australia. The best thing about Scomo is that he’ll be gone shortly.

    The best thing about Scomo is that he’ll be gone Shortenly?

  139. Makka

    Piss off, Slayer of Memes.

    Brutal.

  140. jupes

    Marise Payne is the biggest danger.

    Defence is the greatest worry, short and long term.

    It doesn’t matter who is Defence Minister, the top brass are the ones emasculating the ADF.

    I can’t even remember who was Abbott’s Defence Minister but whoever it was, him and Abbott gave the appalling David Morrison an extra year as Chief of the Army to sort out alleged sexism as a priority.

    The only person who could possibly put a handbrake on that shit is Andrew Hastie. I would be gob-smacked if that happened so the gayification of the ADF will continue unabated.

  141. Philippa Martyr

    Philippa, are you organising the next sweep?

    I thought mOnty was. It’s really easy. I gave him the guidelines and everything.

  142. Snoopy

    Bernardi needs to vet with prejudice any drifters.

    Absolutely.

  143. Stimpson J. Cat

    The sun will come out
    To Morro
    Bet your bottom dollar
    That tomorrow
    There’ll be sun!

    Just thinking about
    To Morro
    Clears away the cobwebs,
    And the sorrow
    ‘Til there’s none!

    When I’m stuck in a day
    That’s gray,
    And lonely,
    I just stick out my chin
    And Grin,
    And Say,
    Oh

    The sun will come out
    To Morro
    So ya gotta hang on
    ‘Til tomorrow
    Come what may

    To Morro!
    To Morro!
    I love ya
    To Morro!

    You’re always a day away

  144. H B Bear

    Jack the Insider, over at the Oz, unkindly pointing out that all Lord Waffles delaying tactics did was give Morrison the time to gather the numbers.

    One final time bomb as he is thrown out the door. Lucy will be pleased with that one.

  145. calli

    ScoMo voted for Abbott in the fateful spill. I’m happy to be proved wrong.

    Termite speaking – “a Progressive Liberal Government”

    He isn’t lying.

  146. Too many bloody threads around here.

    Dammit, that stomach sinking feeling I had all morning was true. Really shouldn’t hold out hope like that, the Turd had too many cards up his sleeve and self-interest always wins.

    The ACP really needs to step up to the plate now. Run candidates in all the seats of the traitors and sell-outs. The Laundy’s, Zimmerman’s and the fat fag in Goldstein. Become what The Greens are to Labor.

    This broad church shit has been a disaster, it’s the multi-culturalism of politics.

    And BTW, Turnbull has gone nowhere. He will still be running things from the backbench and when the LNP is crushed he will bankrupt the party. His aim has always been their destruction and he will succeed.

  147. stackja

    2GB MT says strong economy – taxes cuts – Snowy 2.0 .

  148. PEB

    At the very least Machiavelli has left the building. Small comfort.

  149. jupes

    Over the last decade or more, who from a defence background has said “Boo” about the devastation being wrought in the ADF by PC lunacy? Jim Molan? Anyone?

    The magnificent Bernard Gaynor and to a lesser extent Andrew Hastie.

  150. Spoke to a young bloke (mid 20’s) at work, not in the least bit scared of the CFMMEU’s O’Conner brothers pulling Shorten’s strings. $2 trillion debt by 2027…

  151. Philippa Martyr

    Bernardi needs to vet with prejudice any drifters.

    Absolutely.

    EXTREME prejudice.

  152. calli

    He’s still yapping, PEB.

    Marriage equality! Yay!

  153. H B Bear

    Bernardi needs to vet with prejudice any drifters.
    Absolutely.

    Too late in WA with Dennis Jensen already inside the tent.

  154. stackja

    2GB MT cities. MT says I, I, I, …

  155. Indolent

    Morrison has finally got the prize. He must have been happy when Dutton opened up the challenges, and pounced.

    Dutton didn’t open up the challenge, Turnbull threw upon the vote. I’ve heard the theory, in several places, the Morrison persuaded Turnbull to do this to show how little support Dutton actually had. He might well have been planning this all along. So much for clean hands.

  156. Mater

    The Lodge is starting to resemble a Hotel Formule 1…with a lower class of clientele.

  157. Ros

    Christ he really is crazy, completely out of touch with reality.

    And he is laying down the law Scott, Marise and Christopher so good at their jobs.

  158. Philippa Martyr

    Bernardi needs to vet with prejudice any drifters.
    Absolutely.

    Too late in WA with Dennis Jensen already inside the tent.

    Who will NEVER, EVER be allowed to run for a seat.

    EVER.

  159. calli

    I was mocked!

    Lol – still mocking, Mal. Bite me.

  160. stackja

    2GB MT I, I, I, TPP, I, …

  161. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Termite speaking – “a Progressive Liberal Government”

    He’s desperate to keep his gig on the ABC and not have nay embarrassing moments on the dinner party circuit.

  162. Farmer Gez

    Mal boasts he is a progressive with a big ruinable program.
    I hear the Greens are looking for a new Bob Brown.

  163. Philippa Martyr

    I was mocked!

    Lol – still mocking, Mal. Bite me.

    Any comment, Doomlord?

    We were getting a Shorten government from the moment Abbott crumpled. We all agree on that – well, most of us (there are two or three rusted-on Abbottistas left, but what can you do?)

    So who will save us now?

  164. Roger

    Maladroit is laying out Scott’s manifesto for him.

  165. calli

    Luceeee! My children! Undeserved attention!

    Take a look at Abbott’s family you droob. Brutal stuff.

    The media lurvves your lot.

  166. Tom

    FME. Trumble is delivering a rambling campaign speech — after he’s left politics. What a vain, arrogant piece of shit.

  167. Philippa Martyr

    Bernardi needs to vet with prejudice any drifters.
    Absolutely.

    Too late in WA with Dennis Jensen already inside the tent.

    Who will NEVER, EVER be allowed to run for a seat.

    EVER.

    He tried to throw his hat in the ring for forthcoming Senate nominations, and got hit with a big can of Whoop-Ass from the rank and file.

  168. EvilElvis

    Too late in WA with Dennis Jensen already inside the tent.

    Agreed. Just need the others in there to shit on him at every opportunity. Remind him of his station as an ex-scum Pollie.

  169. politichix

    dutton dodged a bullet…

  170. calli

    Awwwww…La Tingle is teacher’s pet! How about that.

  171. calli

    Mal whinging about disloyalty. It just gets better and better.

    Those mills are grinding with every word.

  172. candy

    Dutton didn’t open up the challenge, Turnbull threw upon the vote. I’ve heard the theory, in several places, the Morrison persuaded Turnbull to do this to show how little support Dutton actually had. He might well have been planning this all along. So much for clean hands.

    That sounds about right. With the TA spill he voted for TA but had his circle of mates and encouraged them to vote Turnbull, but he could say he himself “clean hands”. He knew the numbers and how to go about it.
    One tricky dude.

  173. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    I told you it can always get worse.

    This press conference for instance.

  174. Ros

    I have gone mad, “dumbstruck by this sort of disloyalty, insurgency, rocked by destructive activity”. Does he really have no idea that is what he did to Abbott, and Nelson and even Costello and Howard. And they just stand there and meekly acquiesce. He is deluded, he really really is.

  175. calli

    Wreckers!

    This is better than Rudd. He’s sowing chaos as his lips breathe unity.

    What a snake.

  176. Vicki

    Scott “no vision, no ideas, no talent” Morrison will lead the lemmings over a cliff!!

    Good grief! For a mob of pretty bright minds – you surely have short memories!

    Prior to his appointment as Minister for Immigration & Border Protection Morrison spent a considerable time – here & overseas – studying the problem of “leaky borders” & a strategy to protect Australia. He implemented this strategy to astonishing success when he was appointed as Minister, despite all the naysayers. I suspect a lot of the tactics are still unknown to the general public – but they were unorthodox but very effective.

    Subsequently, Turnbull was appointed to a formidable portfolio in Social Services – & was pretty successful in cutting back on welfare fraud – much to the fury of the Labor Party.

    The ultimate manacle, of course, was the appointment as Treasurer. And while Abbott reckons he became captive of the public servants in Treasury, it is a pretty hard gig. At least the economy is doing well & unemployment has fallen.

    So guys, hold back your vitriol until the man has given it a go!

  177. Makka

    This is an important test now for Bernardi. Big opportunity to fill the yawning void in Conservative politics. If he chooses to low ball the situation and not be bold and visible, it will be instructive. He’s not up to it.

  178. struth

    Turnbull graciously accepting defeat, and throwing his support for the Liberal party.

    FMD.

    What a low life xunt.

    Be gone you fucker.

  179. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Prior to his appointment as Minister for Immigration & Border Protection Morrison spent a considerable time – here & overseas – studying the problem of “leaky borders” & a strategy to protect Australia. He implemented this strategy to astonishing success when he was appointed as Minister, despite all the naysayers. I suspect a lot of the tactics are still unknown to the general public – but they were unorthodox but very effective.

    Absolute rubbish.

    He was the talking head for an effective policy developed by others.

    He remains a very dim bulb of limited capability outside of being a speed hump or roundabout.

  180. Vicki

    Error – sorry – not Turnbull as Minister for Social Services – I was listening to Turnbull’s valedictory as I was writing – but Morrison!

  181. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Singled out Pyne, Payne, Frydenberg, Morrison and Bishop.

    Make a list.

  182. Snoopy

    He remains a very dim bulb of limited capability outside of being a speed hump or roundabout.

    Hey! He made Lara Bingle wearing a tiny bikini a thing. Give the man some credit.

  183. Vicki

    He was the talking head for an effective policy developed by others.

    And who would they be IT?

  184. Makka

    Singled out Pyne, Payne, Frydenberg, Morrison and Bishop.

    The rats infesting his fetid ship. Cry me a river.

  185. Fucking hell. How short are people’s memories?
    Three words to remind you of ScoMo’s waffling ineffectiveness;
    THE LAST BUDGET.

  186. Habib

    So guys, hold back your vitriol until the man has given it a go!

    Fuck that, a/- he’s a politician, and b/- he’s Lord Leakin’s bitch/target. We’ll be all over that prick like a cheap suit.

  187. Makka

    Turnbull confirms he will leave parliament
    Malcolm Turnbull has confirmed he will quit parliament “before too long”.

    Any regrets, Malcolm?

    We have run a very good government in the sense that we – the cabinet – hasn’t leaked very much, despite your best efforts to cause it to do so. We’ve been united. We’ve had a thoroughly traditional approach so that’s been good.

    Now his wife, Lucy, and his grandson Jack arrive by his side.

  188. pbw

    Thanks Jupes, for reminding me about Bernard Gaynor. I was thinking of people further up the food chain; people with some current or immediately past responsibility for the health of major (to coin a phrase) parts of the ADF. I would include also any prominent figures in ex-service organisations. There may have been vocal critics whose views have just been suppressed.

  189. David

    Cheer up boys, Turnbull is gone.
    I can understand disappointment over Dutton, missing out, but Morrison is a conservative. As a member of cabinet he happened to be loyal to his PM, no bad thing.
    Real test will be choices for ministry.

  190. Does this look or sound like a man who has just lost the top job?

  191. Makka

    Is this dude for real? He must think we all have the attention span of a goldfish;

    Australians ‘dumbstruck’ and ‘appalled’ at government’s conduct: Turnbull
    He’s asked what Australians would think of the past week.

    “Australians will be just be dumbstruck and so appalled by the conduct of the last week. You know, to imagine that a government would be rocked by this sort of disloyalty and deliberate insurgency, is the best way to describe it, deliberate destructive action”.

  192. Senile Old Guy

    Turnbull: We’ve had a thoroughly traditional approach so that’s been good.

    The guy is seriously deluded. His approach was “thoroughly traditional”; unfortunately, it was mostly in the ALP tradition.

  193. billie

    whoa there

    Turbnbull is gone, rejoice and next week we’ll deal with his successor

    shadenfreude with me, that should be a chorus, or maybe it is!

  194. Herodotus

    The real test will be policy changes.
    Meanwhile the Sky trio fully approve of Malcolm’s goodbye speech, even the bit about (Laura’s words) “rump of agitators who should now pull their heads in”.

  195. Habib

    He’ll hang around like a fart in phonebox, leaking and backgrounding, held by the firm belief that he is the anointed one to lead us from carbon chaos to a brave new world under his enlightened and benign leadership.*

    *If you slag him on twitter better keep your cat well hidden.

  196. Mater

    A lot of talk on Sky about the Paris Agreement, it’s impact on potential trade agreements and the impact of energy policy on the stability of the LNP.
    What is not mentioned is the impact of the energy policies on THE AUSTRALIAN PEOPLE.
    Turnbull talked a lot about emissions, but not one mention of prices.
    They really have missed the point of why today happened.

  197. Makka

    Turnbull’s last press conference as PM

    Just to wrap up that final press conference from Turnbull:

    Turnbull hit out at the “insurgency” that tore down his prime ministership. He described it as a “madness” and named Peter Dutton and Tony Abbott as the instigators. Turnbull also hit out at “powerful media voices”. He said Australians were “dumbstruck” and “appalled”.

    He acknowledged that climate and energy was a problem for his party, and that much of it was ideological.
    Turnbull spoke of the difficulties of keeping the broad church of the Liberal party happy. But he said he learned it was crucial, and a lesson he learned from his previous time at the helm of the Liberal party.

    He listed among his achievements: same-sex marriage, economic growth, Snowy Hydro 2.0, tax reform, defence investment, the redress scheme for child sex abuse, the US refugee resettlement deal, and the cities deal.

    Turnbull will quit parliament. When? It’s not so clear, but it will be soon, he promises.

    He praised Scott Morrison for his loyalty, and thanked Christopher Pyne, and Marise Payne.

    ht/Guardian (spit)

  198. Stimpson J. Cat

    “Australians will be just be dumbstruck and so appalled by the conduct of the last week. You know, to imagine that a government would be rocked by this sort of disloyalty and deliberate insurgency, is the best way to describe it, deliberate destructive action”.

    Potential Greatness™.

  199. None

    A Pentecostal prime minister beholden to Photios, a serial adulterer and fornicator, with trophy wife number 3 a deep green, gifted a consultancy business gifted AGL as a customer (all smelling like pay to play) and Josh Frydenberg as deputy with Malcolm Turnbull pulling more strings on the back bench. Yep crank up those electricity bills, we are f****** toast.

  200. Myrddin Seren

    Sharri again – on Waffleworth’s farewell to the troops:

    Well we just saw the PM’s list of favourite journos – not too many tough questions in that mix.

    Ahahahaha

    The Media Party are so going to purge her once Shorten gets in and installs a journalism licensing scheme.

  201. Tintarella di Luna

    I’ve been at the hair salon. I see Malcolm Turnbull is still Prime Minister then, he’s just wearing ScoMo’s skin, not quite a tight fit but it’ll shrink.

  202. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    I’m shocked that the media are blaming the “conservatives” again.

  203. calli

    Why would Turnbull worry about electricity prices? He’s rich.

    The elderly can like it or lump it. My parents are afraid to turn on the air because of the bills, so they sit in a cold house all rugged up and go to bed early.

    It will be worse under Labor.

  204. Lysander

    all today confirmed for me is, as Balders says but I never publicly agreed: They are Stupid. Fucking. Liberals.

    I’m out.

  205. Makka

    Creepy Entch, can’t find enough arses to kiss;

    We have got two leaders that have come in, leader and deputy, that have clean hands. They’ve got no political a blood on their hands. They have been loyal, they have been committed, they have been outstanding performers and they have showed leadership. So I say it’s a great day for us, and I think we can move forward from there.

  206. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    A lot of talk on Sky about the Paris Agreement, it’s impact on potential trade agreements and the impact of energy policy on the stability of the LNP.
    What is not mentioned is the impact of the energy policies on THE AUSTRALIAN PEOPLE.
    Turnbull talked a lot about emissions, but not one mention of prices.
    They really have missed the point of why today happened.

    The war is never won.

    We’ll be fighting this all again in a few months.

  207. Confused Old Misfit

    Makka
    #2800035, posted on August 24, 2018 at 2:23 pm
    This is an important test now for Bernardi. Big opportunity to fill the yawning void in Conservative politics. If he chooses to low ball the situation and not be bold and visible, it will be instructive. He’s not up to it.

    Much as I like his policies, I’m very much afraid that he may not be “up to it”. I would be hoping that the AC’s would be proselytizing amongst that disaffected group that Morrison as arrogantly told to “pull their heads in”.

  208. None

    What cities deal? Fuck what did Lucy do? I told you all the only thing the guy would have as an achievement is that he’s screwed Australia up the ass. Ok he’s claiming trying to pump water uphill. Well Malcolm we always knew you were a sodomite and a douchebag.

  209. jupes

    I was thinking of people further up the food chain; people with some current or immediately past responsibility for the health of major (to coin a phrase) parts of the ADF.

    Everyone further up the food chain than Lt Col is fully committed to the emasculation of the ADF. Combat officers don’t get promoted.

    I would include also any prominent figures in ex-service organisations.

    The RSL is just as bad as the top brass. The WA RSL has introduced hakas and welcome to country ceremonies at its Kings Park service while ditching all prayers and hymns.

    There is no Bruce Ruxton left in the organisation.

  210. None

    Morrisson voted for Abbott but let all his cronies vote for Turnbull in the last spill and those 4 or 5 votes he commanded basically lost Abbott the Prime Ministership. Morrison has plenty of blood on his hands.

  211. calli

    Yes, None. I wondered about that cities reference.

    Anyone know what it was about?

    One thing for sure, it will be ruination.

  212. tgs

    The contrast in integrity between Molan and Hastie is instructive.

    Couldn’t agree more. Molan’s a dud.

  213. pbw

    The sun will shine on
    To Morro
    Pay your bottom dollar
    that tomorrow’s
    power’s from sun.

    Just thinking about
    To Morro
    Blows around the turbines
    And the borrow
    ‘Til there’s none.

    When I’m stuck in a day
    That’s grey,
    Not windy,
    I just stick out my chin
    And grin
    And pay,
    Oh…

    The sun might come out
    To Morro
    And the wind might blow
    again tomorrow
    If we pray.

    To Morro!
    To Morro!
    I dread ya
    To Morro…

    You’re always
    Payday away.

  214. Terry

    Haven’t been able to follow closely this arvo.

    Chairman Mal has resigned his seat as well hasn’t he? Just checking.

    Remember Zombieland Rule #2: “Double Tap”

    Last time he lost and stayed around led us here.

    It is important to make sure it’s done properly and for good this time.

  215. calli

    let all his cronies vote for Turnbull

    How do you do that, the serpentine party room being what it is? How could he possibly stop them?

  216. jupes

    He listed among his achievements: same-sex marriage, economic growth, Snowy Hydro 2.0, tax reform, defence investment, the redress scheme for child sex abuse, the US refugee resettlement deal, and the cities deal.

    What a truly pathetic bunch of “achievements”.

    You know when you are bragging about sending a handful reffos to the US as an ‘achievement’ then you have really achieved sweet fuck all.

    And what the fuck is the cities deal? LOL

  217. pbw

    Change

    That’s grey,
    Not windy,

    to

    That’s grey,
    And still,

  218. Ros

    “Peter Dutton supporters believe that Scott Morrison has been involved in a campaign for the leadership since Monday night, when he was tipped off Peter Dutton was building up a head of steam – and that he is now backed by moderate powerbroker Michael Photios.
    At the Enid Lyons dinner the following night in Canberra, powerbrokers and lobbyists Nick Campbell and Michael Photios are said to have told guests that they were backing Mr Morrison into the top job.”

    So much for clean hands. Explains Turnbull’s confidence that he controls Morrison. God help us.

  219. cohenite

    Born To Lose: Malcolm Turnbull Remembered

  220. Habib

    Once you get scrambled egg on your titfer you become a politician. A star and you’re completely absorbed and compromised.

  221. pete m

    Good riddance mate.

    And bonusvprize skelator gone too.

    Life is a little brighter today.

  222. V_maet

    The cities deal is a tripartite agreement on infrastructure projects that all levels of government agree should proceed. Apparently they did the same in England or London.

    Townsville was the first (and only) but it wss a clusterfuck because the state and local gov piled a whole bunch of shit into the agreement even though they couldn’t fund it and expected the feds to pay up.

    The feds only funded the townsville stadium and townsville eastern access rail corridor.

  223. Ivan Denisovich

    Turnbull hit out at the “insurgency” that tore down his prime ministership. He described it as a “madness” and named Peter Dutton and Tony Abbott as the instigators.

    Ahahahahaha. Did he really say that? In the entire history of Australian politics, has there been a bigger white-anter than Turnbull? The lack of self-awareness is astonishing. Or perhaps his sense of entitlement is so enormous he feels his blatant hypocrisy is somehow justifiable.

  224. Tom

    My apologies to mh. I’ve never watched a full 24 hours of David Speers before. As you warned me, he can’t control his leftist bias. Having him, Laura Jayes and Kieran Gilbert lined up together has been like a zombie Q&A panel or some Marxist rabble at the Sydney Writers Festival.

  225. pete m

    Was the cities deal just the grand infrastructure bribery for the next election?

  226. Mater

    Comment from my Facebook feed:

    Well now I’m offended cause Halal Mal regards the liberal party as insurgents.

  227. max

    Malcolm deliberately vague and slippery about when he will leave. He knows it’s the critical question now but enjoys the power bestowed by not giving a clear answer.

  228. Tel

    You know when you are bragging about sending a handful reffos to the US as an ‘achievement’ then you have really achieved sweet fuck all.

    SFA is not only what he achieved; but it’s the best thing about him in general.

  229. Terry

    “Life is a little brighter today.”

    Maybe, but can you afford the bill?

  230. jupes

    Just got Foxtel back. They’re showing pictures of what look like a bunch of deros at the front gate of the GG’s house. Hope he calls the cops.

  231. Woolfe

    Report from Ross Cameron that Molan voted Dutton.

    Ross Cameron

    @RossCameron4

    Correction: Have spoken with @JimMolan and reliable witness both say the Major-General voted for @PeterDutton_MP

  232. I just woke up here in Holland. Good Christ this is depressing.

  233. jupes

    Report from Ross Cameron that Molan voted Dutton.

    He’s still a self-serving fuckwit.

  234. Pete of Perth

    Waiting in the INTERNATIONAL Hobart airport to discover ScoMo is top dog. Can I break Warne’s record on the way b
    Ack to Perth

  235. jupes

    The feds only funded the townsville stadium and townsville eastern access rail corridor.

    Way to achieve Mal! Australia will be forever in your debt!

  236. calli

    Our 30th Prime Minister.

    That unfortunate number won’t be lost on our new PM will it now.

  237. Des Deskperson

    “The contrast in integrity between Molan and Hastie is instructive.

    Couldn’t agree more. Molan’s a dud.”

    I had a bit to do with Molan in Defence back in the late eighties. He struck me as a competent enough LTCOL but no genius. I wouldn’t have picked him as either a military of a political star, but then what do I know?

    Abbott’s Defence Ministers, BTW, were one Craig Johnston and Kevin Andrews. I know nothing about the former; the latter is not the first person I would have thought about abetting or condoning the ‘diversification’ of the ADF.

    Defence’s problem is, as always, a surfeit of money that encourages slackness and inefficiency.

  238. The cities deal is a tripartite agreement on infrastructure projects that all levels of government agree should proceed.

    The cities deal is to ensure all 3 levels of Government spivs can get their cut from infrastructure projects and the Feds can use taxpayers money to pork barrel in marginal seats at both State and Federal levels.

    Just imagine a Sopranoesque bunch of mob bosses sitting around divvying up the spoils from construction contracts and ensuring any opposition gets whacked.

  239. Myrddin Seren

    The cities deal is a tripartite agreement on infrastructure projects that all levels of government agree should proceed. Apparently they did the same in England or London.

    Thanks V_maet

    This is a pretty politically focussed forum. The fact that people here were saying ‘WTF ?’ suggests that the impact of Turnbull’s Cities Initiative out in the marginals where people are dealing with choked roads, crowded transport and expensive services is a Big Fat Electoral Zero. Another Waffleworthian Triumph.

  240. struth

    The media can’t get past Abbott666 to analyse this situation correctly.
    Apparently a back bencher who never put his hand up for leadership during this spill, was the cause of all this.

    It couldn’t be the fact that the base never wanted Left wing Malcom and the members were feeling the heat, and the election was looming.
    Gutless as usual, they turned to another socialist in conservative clothing.

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