Democratic Banana Republic of Western Australia – Mark 2

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33 Responses to Democratic Banana Republic of Western Australia – Mark 2

  1. Eyrie

    Screw WA secession, throw the lawless pricks out of the federation. They’ve effectively left it anyway.

  2. Roberto

    I hope that all interstate and foreign investment in WA instantly dries up. Who’ll do business with a government that can legislate you out of any legal rights?

  3. DB

    Isn’t it too late anyway. Yesterday Clive Palmer registered two arbitration awards against the WA government in the Supreme Court of Queensland.

  4. Joanna Smythe

    I would have thought all those over in the east couldn’t care less what we did in WA. We’ve always been called a load of sandgropers anyway and we hardly get a mention even when the weather is horrendous, have bush fires, typhoons etc. Those in the east like the money they get from our resources though.

  5. C.L.

    It will now go straight to Governor Kim Beazley, who has been waiting on standby …

    Um – excuse me, dickhead?
    The Queen’s representative does not wait on anyone.
    He is not on “standby” for anyone.
    He is the paramount figure in our system of government.
    He is not a Chapel o’ Love marriage celebrant in Las Vegas.

  6. DB

    Roberto: I hope that all interstate and foreign investment in WA instantly dries up.

    What do we need Western Australia for anyway? They only produce 43% of the country’s merchandise exports! Better off without them!

  7. C.L.

    Queenslanders have nothing but respect and affection for Western Australians, Joanna.

  8. Joanna Smythe

    Thanks C.L., nice to know someone thinks well of us.

  9. C.L.

    Does anyone know if it’s within the bounds of convention and decorum to order a Governor to be on “standby”?

    Kim? Mark here. Yeah mate, could you stay in the office please because we’re sending you the Palmer bill and we need you to sign it ASAP. OK?

  10. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Kim? Mark here. Yeah mate, could you stay in the office please because we’re sending you the Palmer bill and we need you to sign it ASAP. OK?

    All for the good of the Party.

  11. Roger

    Does anyone know if it’s within the bounds of convention and decorum to order a Governor to be on “standby”?

    Definitely not.

    The governor acts on the advice of his ministers but he also has a duty to consider that advice in light of broader concerns such as rule of law. He or she is not a mere rubber stamp. If Beazley was indeed “standing by” ready to give assent to such a contentious Bill it is a dark day for West Australian and Australian democracy.

  12. C.L.

    Thanks C.L., nice to know someone thinks well of us.

    Two words: Lillee. Marsh.
    When I was a kid, they were gods.

  13. John Bayley

    If Beazley was indeed “standing by” ready to give assent to such a contentious Bill it is a dark day for West Australian and Australian democracy.

    Well, we’ve had a few rather ‘dark days’ lately in this country, so one more will not worry anyone too much, hey. As long as the government gives us money and protects us from nasty viruses.

    Most likely it’s only been dark days due to Climate Change™, anyway. /s

  14. notafan

    Ive never called sandgropers sandgropers.
    What is a sandgroper btw?

  15. C.L.

    Indeed, Roger. This is serious stuff.
    Where is the Liberal Party?
    Where is the Liberal Prime Minister?

  16. Roger

    Where is the Liberal Prime Minister?

    As Palmer has already indicated he’ll go to the HC I expect he is being advised to be circumspect for now, not that I expect much from him in any case.

  17. Joanna Smythe

    According to the Urban Dictionary, ….Top Definition

    ‘Sandgroper – a person from the State of Western Australia – the largest and most important State in Australia. Sandgropers are well known for being taller, healthier and better looking.’

  18. Eyrie

    We have a Prime Minister? I thought we had a jellyfish who chaired the National Council?

  19. Lee

    Where is the Liberal Prime Minister?

    And where is he on Dictator Dan’s Belt and Road deal with China?
    Is he a Liberal PM?
    Does he have the testicular fortitude to fight Labor?

  20. notafan

    Thanks Joanna.

    Is that true even if they are immigrants from Victoria?

  21. Joanna Smythe

    notafan, we are healthier and better looking so doubt we are immigrants from Victoria.

  22. Professor Fred Lenin

    All laws can be repealed .get rid of the global socialist fascists and get onwith undoing their legat shenanigans ,

  23. Damon

    Can anyone explain why the WA government believes a state law cannot be appealed to the High Court?

  24. Joanna Smythe

    I’m sure the WA Government are aware that this could be referred to a Higher Court. They seem very confident though. As we know the judiciary has gone the same way as the media and education so they may just win.

  25. feelthebern

    Clive can take this to the High Court surely.

  26. feelthebern

    Next bill up.
    One to shield the WA government from all sexual abuse claims committed in state homes.
    Can’t have that.
    Might cost a few bucks.
    Best to pass the law just to be sure.

  27. Rebel with cause

    When they say “on standby” I assume they mean they were keeping Bomber distracted with hot chips in the Member’s Dining Room

  28. classical_hero

    notafan

    #3547793, posted on August 14, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    Ive never called sandgropers sandgropers.
    What is a sandgroper btw?

    It’s a small underground insect that is only found in Western Australia and Argentina. It’s why the nickname is used.

  29. mh

    Kim Beazley – the worst Prime Minister Australia never had.

  30. LesterPK

    Emergency legislation to protect Western Australia from Clive Palmer’s $30 billion damages claim was passed through Parliament late Thursday night without amendment.

    The bill was signed off by WA Governor Kim Beazley around 10.30pm. He was on standby waiting to give the royal assent to make the legislation law.

    https://www.watoday.com.au/national/western-australia/wa-governor-signs-off-emergency-law-to-prevent-clive-palmer-s-30b-lawsuit-20200814-p55lo4.html

  31. Megan

    Those in the east like the money they get from our resources though.

    Which might melt away like ice cream in the sun after this egregious misuse of power. Have you thought about what it’s going to cost you as a WA taxpayer if Wee Clive wins in the High Court which he may well do? It will make the $30 billion look like a bargain.

    But you go right ahead supporting this disgraceful assassination of natural justice.

  32. Struth

    Ah we see that lovely WA parochialism again.
    You’re a mine site and a wheat belt.
    You need to buy in most of what you consume hence the transport industry gets poor backloading rates to come back.
    You’re dairy and many other smaller ag products are Chinese owned.
    You might want to think twice about us other siders.
    Your government is corrupt and bikies have controlled much of the west.
    I know it’s a favourite passtime of Western Australians to bemoan the chain around your necks the rest of the nation is but to put it midly……get your hand off it and grow up.

  33. Tom

    Ah we see that lovely WA parochialism again.

    Nah, Struth. It’s just a chip on their shoulder you can see from the moon.

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