Q&A Forum: December 2, 2019

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83 Responses to Q&A Forum: December 2, 2019

  1. Roger

    Cats watch this show?

    (For a “show” it is. Not very artfully devised to entertain the Prog-Left viewership by catching the ostensibly conservative panellist(s) in a “gotcha” moment, thereby confirming their audience’s biases. Why, it even used to be produced by the entertainment division of TheirABC, rather than the news division, and probably still is, only I can’t be bothered to check.)


  2. Vic in Prossy

    May I have 23 please ,Carpe?

  3. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    18, please Carpe.

  4. vr

    Carpe San, 22 for me. Thanks.

  5. Ellie

    The program celebrates 80 years of Australia broadcasting into the Asia-Pacific region with a special from Suva, Fiji. Tony Jones is joined by Alex Hawke, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, Enele Sopoaga, Manu Tupou-Roosen, and Virisila Buadromo.

  6. Nick

    Hi Ellie, sorry, I’m going to have to bail, I’ve something on.

  7. Ellie

    Vic in Prossy – 23
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha – 28
    vr – 22
    Ellie – 16

  8. Ellie

    Vic in Prossy – 23
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha – 28
    vr – 22
    Ellie – 16
    Nick – Nil

  9. Ellie

    Nick, I have something on too. It’s weighing heavy. Sigh.

  10. Rex Mango

    First question climate change. 13 please Ellie.

  11. Ellie

    Vic in Prossy – 23
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha – 28
    vr – 22
    Ellie – 16
    Nick – Nil
    Rex Mango – 13

  12. Spider

    Queue Climate change. Rising seas. Evil Australia. Show me the money.

    I think I have to arrange my sock drawer

  13. Rex Mango

    2nd bloke linking rising sea levels, bushfires in Australia and California to climate change. Sound logic that.

  14. Ellie

    I’m so sorry, but I need subtitles. Is that bad?

  15. Rex Mango

    Snowcone bells the cat and says they need to control the banks.

  16. Rex Mango

    What, they have relocated 4 Fijian villages, this surely is a catastrophe!!

  17. Ellie

    Climate change will impact tuna?

  18. Rex Mango

    Tuna is going to suffer from climate change now. Makes sense.

  19. Rex Mango

    How did YAM get on the panel & where is her hat?

  20. Ellie

    Climate crisis? We need to be collaborating, apparently. Being a feminist has what to do with climate change?

  21. Rex Mango

    Which country did this bloke go to that’s high point is one metre above sea level?

  22. Rex Mango

    This girl says she is an activist and feminist. That makes her a climate change expert.

  23. Ellie

    China has a massive what?

  24. Rex Mango

    This show is a completely religious event, where they all demonstrate their faith in the dogma of climate change. Where is Pastor Brian Houston when we need him?

  25. Rex Mango

    Snowcone trying to nab Scomo for being expressing doubts about climate change.

  26. Rex Mango

    Droughts and rivers drying up due climate change. Can someone think of a benefit?

  27. Rex Mango

    Alex Hawke is talking to these Fijians as if he controls the level of the world’s oceans.

  28. Ellie

    Respect all religions? Yeah. Okay. Nup.

  29. Rex Mango

    Climate Change Visa from NZ is a novel idea.

  30. Ellie

    Not those that murder for being off centre.

  31. Rex Mango

    What they are proposing with relocations is just going to create another stolen generation. Imagine telling today’s indig activists in Australia they will have to move to Fiji due climate change.

  32. Ellie

    Climate change is their mantra. They know nothing else.

  33. Rex Mango

    Snowcone just asked if I had heard any doubtful claims on Q&A. Everything I have heard so far is doubtful.

  34. Rex Mango

    Tuna, then neat segue into China and finally hopefully off this climate change nonsense.

  35. Rex Mango

    So Chinese fishing is hurting the tuna, rather than climate change?

  36. Ellie

    No wonder others are absent. Tony Jones is boring us.

  37. Rex Mango

    Perhaps climate change in China is causing their fisherman to have to travel further away to catch fish in Fiji?

  38. Ellie

    Apparently fishing is a global issue.

  39. Rex Mango

    Australia can help with stopping illegal fishing in the Pacific and Alex Hawke can say something. Australia has no control over the sea level and Alex Hawke should be quiet on that issue.

  40. Rex Mango

    Submissiveness from women in this question about DV. Not sure what gender the questioner was.

  41. Rex Mango

    Violence against women driven by gender inequality according to the YAM impersonator.

  42. Rex Mango

    So she just linked amount of women in parliament to climate change. That is nuts.

  43. Ellie

    You’re trying to combat an issue – girlfriend – that is not an “epidemic”, as you claim.

  44. The ABC staff and all of their Climate Cult friends should be deported to Fiji immeadietly … and if we can get enough of them there . I shall be praying to the good lord to sink it as quick , as he possibly can …… Hallelujah !

  45. Ellie

    Rex – I was addressing the pockadot gal not you

  46. BrettW

    The Rex and Ellie thread shows little interest by the majority in the thread never mind the actual show.

    Did somebody say ABC have budget problems but can take this show to FIJI. Can we do a FOI to find out the cost. Do the staff get an overseas allowance or overtime ?

  47. Rex Mango

    From what we can gather here, Australia doesn’t have DV problem compared to Fiji & Tuvalu.

  48. Ellie

    I lost count of the interruptions, which was the intent of the blog post

  49. Ellie

    The intent being to count the interruptions by Tony Jones. As I said, I lost count.

  50. Rex Mango

    Some peanut just tweeted at bottom of screen that anti-vaxxers and climate change deniers are the same thing.

  51. Rex Mango

    Snowcone has interrupted at least 3 times.

  52. Rex Mango

    Belt and road from China now. Isn’t the scheme meant to be a transcontinental one? Not sure how it works across the Pacific.

  53. Ellie

    FMD! This is sooooooo painful!!!

  54. Rex Mango

    Former PM of Tuvalu staunch anti commie. Four paws for that man.

  55. Ellie

    FMD – now they are pandering like a boring straight man.

  56. Rex Mango

    Taiwan was a founding member of UN, not China, says former Tuvalu PM, pointing out Tuvalu is a small but proud member of UN. Great point.

  57. Rex Mango

    Fiji AG dresses down former PM Tuvalu about his anti communist comments.

  58. Ellie

    They keep mentioning the Chinese

  59. Ellie

    Dialogue? She knows no other catchphrase!

  60. Rex Mango

    Am very concerned about drug problems in Fiji.

  61. Rex Mango

    Fiji AG brings up Maldives, talking about drugs. Perhaps climate change will solve the problem as all these drug drop off points like Fiji/Maldives will be no more.

  62. Ellie

    That’s how many interruptions.

    You’re welcome, Carpe. Muah 😘

  63. Rex Mango

    Pacific should be safe as houses re drugs. Islands, long way away from anywhere and not much money.

  64. Rex Mango

    Albo, Turnbull on Q&A next week.

  65. Ellie

    The final Q&A of 2019!

    Didn’t we go out with a bang!

  66. BrettW

    I was not having a go at you and Rex but pointing out unusual so little interest in the QA thread and apparently the show itself.

  67. classical_hero

    Poor Ellie and Rex, suffering so the rest of us don’t have to.

  68. Mark M


    And, now for some common sense from Professor Judith Curry:


    “The UN Climate Change Conference this week in Madrid provides an important opportunity to reflect on state of the public debate surrounding climate change.”


  69. Ellie

    Poor Ellie and Rex, suffering so the rest of us don’t have to.

    Only way to watch Q&A is intoxicated. No suffering then. Only the next day. 😣

  70. Grog swiper

    I post here occasionally but actually live in suva.
    1) None of the locals with any climate science related credibility were invited
    2) the Kiribati politicians control the Kiribati economy such as retail centers. It’s well known here that they enrich themselves by playing to western climate change guilt with the subsequent flood of guilt dollars. BBC is more preferred marketing channel than ABC.
    3) and we know that kiribas is not sinking. Its problem is that it has (on Betio) one of the highest population densities in the world and all the problems that entails fresh water etc
    4) wanker didn’t address some of the more important issues here – diabetes incidence now highest in the world and growing rural urban inequality and almost total lack of FDI as a consequence of regulatory inertia and poor policies.

    I wander how wanker offset his carbon footprint for this exercise

  71. classical_hero

    Well I’m a teetotaler so that rules it out for me.

  72. Old Lefty

    No coincidence that one of the loudest Australian supporters of Bainimarama during his post-coup military dictatorship was one Dr Jocelyne Scutt, founder of Tasmania’s grotesquely misnamed Human Rights Commission which later distinguished itself by citing Porteous. Having a few rednecks dragged off to the cells and beaten to a pulp would no doubt be Huperoffspring Rights compliant.

  73. Old Lefty

    And Grog swiper has got the political economy of the Pacific islands exactly right. I wouldn’t invest my ow money there in a pink fit.

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