Category Archives: 2013 election

The unusual suspects

It is the end of days – liberal minded people – not to mention actual Liberal voters – having to rely on the ALP and Greens to ensure that Tony Abbott doesn’t break an election promise. This morning Terry McCrann … Continue reading

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Day 15 of a broken promise

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Day 14 of a broken promise

A very good speech to be sure and the full text can be found here: Should the Coalition win the election, there will be no nasty surprises and there’ll be no lame excuses. No surprises and no excuses. The Coalition’s … Continue reading

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Day 12 of a broken promise

Update: Andrew Bolt interprets the photo as wowserism. Apparently Treasurers who cut Government spending should not smoke cigars: Memo to Joe Hockey In the following weeks you will also not be allowed to: Raise a glass Drink champagne Eat at … Continue reading

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Day 11 of a broken promise

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Joe Hockey doubles down

We went to the last election promising to introduce a levy for PPL so claims that we said we would never introduce new taxes are just wrong. Source.

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Day 10 of a broken promise

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Avoiding the question

The journalist here is Sabra Lane. JOURNALIST: Professor Sinclair Davidson last night was saying that if you do press ahead with this levy, this will be Tony Abbott’s Julia Gillard moment and it will be a disaster for this Government. … Continue reading

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Day 9 of a broken promise

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Day 8 of a broken promise

Key ministers including Joe Hockey and Finance Minister Mathias Cormann have argued that a tax increase was one of the few ways to ensure those on high incomes bore some of the pain from the budget. What Joe Hockey and … Continue reading

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