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Offline Raconteur

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Re: The Australia Thread - inmates and visitors alike
« Reply #125 on: Tuesday 21 May 2019, 10:26:35 pm »
Can't believe Australians looked at the last six years of Tory tight-fistedness and though "Yeah, more of the same please, with a side order of evangelism thanks."

Neesy's right - we f***ing deserve everything.

f***ing unbelievable wasn’t it?

Concerns were first raised on Saturday afternoon when picking my daughter up from her hairdresser.

Got chatting about the election and she announced she was voting liberal because ‘there’s nothing really wrong with the country so why change?’


She’s Scottish so I asked her would she have voted Tory if she was there, response was ‘not a chance in hell’.

That’s exactly the sort of person Labor failed to reach and why they lost.

And if she ever has to hire an apprentice, she'll wonder why the TAFE system is so completely f***ed et al.

They're just so ignorant. I'm working in a boys school writing essays on asylum seekers, and so many parrot their redneck parents. It's just mindblowing how weirdly some people view the world.

Which state are you in again mate?

I thought WA was redneck but f*** me Queensland is backwards, absolute basket case.

Never seen so many racists in one place.


I’m in the Massachusetts of Australia, where we sit in ivory towers and look down our noses at everyone. Apparently.

I’m in one of the safest Labor seats in Australia, with our senior right wing Labor member mentioned on Saturday as contemplating a leadership bid (but not since). Right wing Labor - just a farce...
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Re: The Australia Thread - inmates and visitors alike
« Reply #126 on: Wednesday 22 May 2019, 07:21:34 am »
From Rupert Murdoch's ludicrously parochial The Australian, a warning that the Tories have to come up with a plan to keep up their stupidly generous rebates to investors - something Labor absolutely lost the election promising to fix:

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The Morrison government will need to consider cuts to spending or increasing the GST or other consumption taxes to offset the increasing revenue loss from the continuation of excess franking credit refunds, according to KPMG tax specialist Damian Ryan.

Following Labor’s failure to win office, blamed in part to hostility to its planned clampdown on tax concessions, Mr Ryan said the revenue issue that was “trying to be addressed” by the opposition’s plan to ban excess refundable franking credits still remains a problem.

“As the Australian population ages, and as more shares are held by retired Australian individuals and superannuation funds with a significant proportion of members in pension phase, a significant part of the corporate tax base is refunded, thereby putting a strain on the country’s tax base,” Mr Ryan said.

“Assuming that the current situation of refundable franking credits continues, then Australia will continue to refund part of its corporate tax base. The other alternatives are to accept the reduced tax base, and correct spending accordingly, or to revisit the tax base, including consumption taxes, which is just as politically difficult,” he said.


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Re: The Australia Thread - inmates and visitors alike
« Reply #127 on: Wednesday 22 May 2019, 01:31:58 pm »
Will be interesting how the Libs deal with the forthcoming recession and failure to ‘be back in black’ next year which they were going to hang around Labor’s neck.
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Re: The Australia Thread - inmates and visitors alike
« Reply #128 on: Thursday 23 May 2019, 07:20:42 am »
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Re: The Australia Thread - inmates and visitors alike
« Reply #129 on: Thursday 23 May 2019, 11:06:34 am »
That seat adjoins mine - half my students live in that electorate...
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« Reply #130 on: Thursday 23 May 2019, 01:36:23 pm »
That seat adjoins mine - half my students live in that electorate...

Massachusetts of Australia :lol:

Rusted on and thick as f***
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Re: The Australia Thread - inmates and visitors alike
« Reply #131 on: Thursday 23 May 2019, 01:58:23 pm »
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Jeez, this winds me up. It would help a little if she wasn't so f***ing pleased with herself. Not a lot, but a little.
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Re: The Australia Thread - inmates and visitors alike
« Reply #132 on: Friday 24 May 2019, 10:55:18 am »
Surprised she wasn’t a Clive Palmer voter. f***ing retards. It’s a wonderful advertisement for voluntary voting.

Of course, Brexit and Trump are wonderful advertisements for compulsory voting ;)
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« Reply #133 on: Sunday 26 May 2019, 12:15:49 am »
I live in Queensland. There are many and varied reasons for the disastrous election result last weekend. One of the consequences, though, is this fucktard has been re-elected:





Poor fella my country.
"Whenever I have a nightmare it isn't in colour.  It's always black and white, the colours of the meanest, toughest  club ever to run on to a football field.  Collingwood.  I've laboured the point of my hatred of Collingwood and it isn't a friendly dislike - as a club they rankle me.  You couldn't like them, they think they are God's gift to football, they shun all outsiders and the only time I like to think of Collingwood is when they lose, because it hurts them so much. I've always been a bad loser, but I'm a good sport compared to Collingwood.  If they win they gloat, if they lose they hide themselves away and sulk.  When they lose they never visit your rooms or congratulate you and they'll send you round hot beer to have a drink.  I wouldn't drink anything they offered, you wouldn't know what they had done to it." Jack 'Captain Blood' Dyer.

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« Reply #134 on: Sunday 26 May 2019, 11:52:25 am »
I live in Queensland. There are many and varied reasons for the disastrous election result last weekend. One of the consequences, though, is this fucktard has been re-elected:





Poor fella my country.

:lol: he’s generally laughed at though, nowhere near as insidious as Anning.

That pretty much sums up Queensland though, nevermind the sunshine state, more like the racist redneck state.


I thought Western Australia was a bit backwards when I first got here but f*** me, Queensland is incredible.

Thought it was hilarious though, that Roberts was trying to dig Hanson out of a hole after she accused ‘the left’ of torching the ute, then it came out it was the one brain cell driver :lol:
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Re: The Australia Thread - inmates and visitors alike
« Reply #135 on: Sunday 26 May 2019, 12:17:49 pm »
So what are the sensible states?  NSW, Victoria or SA?

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« Reply #136 on: Sunday 26 May 2019, 12:21:42 pm »
I live in Queensland. There are many and varied reasons for the disastrous election result last weekend. One of the consequences, though, is this fucktard has been re-elected:





Poor fella my country.

 [emoji38] he’s generally laughed at though, nowhere near as insidious as Anning.

That pretty much sums up Queensland though, nevermind the sunshine state, more like the racist redneck state.


I thought Western Australia was a bit backwards when I first got here but f*** me, Queensland is incredible.

Thought it was hilarious though, that Roberts was trying to dig Hanson out of a hole after she accused ‘the left’ of torching the ute, then it came out it was the one brain cell driver [emoji38]

Disagree. One Nation are the ones that brought the racism back to Australian politics 20+ years ago- and allowed Howard to do the same. They've consistently shifted the Overton window to the right- they've been the trailblazers for the likes of Anning.


Edit: for what it's worth, regarding Queensland- the Murdochs own essentially every newspaper (state and local) in the state.
"Whenever I have a nightmare it isn't in colour.  It's always black and white, the colours of the meanest, toughest  club ever to run on to a football field.  Collingwood.  I've laboured the point of my hatred of Collingwood and it isn't a friendly dislike - as a club they rankle me.  You couldn't like them, they think they are God's gift to football, they shun all outsiders and the only time I like to think of Collingwood is when they lose, because it hurts them so much. I've always been a bad loser, but I'm a good sport compared to Collingwood.  If they win they gloat, if they lose they hide themselves away and sulk.  When they lose they never visit your rooms or congratulate you and they'll send you round hot beer to have a drink.  I wouldn't drink anything they offered, you wouldn't know what they had done to it." Jack 'Captain Blood' Dyer.

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Re: The Australia Thread - inmates and visitors alike
« Reply #137 on: Sunday 26 May 2019, 01:26:45 pm »
I live in Queensland. There are many and varied reasons for the disastrous election result last weekend. One of the consequences, though, is this fucktard has been re-elected:





Poor fella my country.

 [emoji38] he’s generally laughed at though, nowhere near as insidious as Anning.

That pretty much sums up Queensland though, nevermind the sunshine state, more like the racist redneck state.


I thought Western Australia was a bit backwards when I first got here but f*** me, Queensland is incredible.

Thought it was hilarious though, that Roberts was trying to dig Hanson out of a hole after she accused ‘the left’ of torching the ute, then it came out it was the one brain cell driver [emoji38]

Disagree. One Nation are the ones that brought the racism back to Australian politics 20+ years ago- and allowed Howard to do the same. They've consistently shifted the Overton window to the right- they've been the trailblazers for the likes of Anning.


Edit: for what it's worth, regarding Queensland- the Murdochs own essentially every newspaper (state and local) in the state.

Fair point about ON although the likes of Roberts are generally laughed outside of ON, Anning was a different level.

Queensland runs deeper than just newspapers, the large regional population doesn’t help but it’s been going on longer than Murdoch.

The incredible amount of dickhead pollies coming out of there extolling the virtues of racism is unprecedented compared to the rest of the country.

So what are the sensible states?  NSW, Victoria or SA?

At the moment Neesy Victoria is easily the most left leaning seat. Out of all of the cities it’s easily the most forward thinking but also the most pretentious as well.
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Re: The Australia Thread - inmates and visitors alike
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« Reply #139 on: Wednesday 5 June 2019, 11:20:00 am »
Yeah- the day after the AFP raided the home of a Newscorp journalist over stories regarding alleged plans for Australian spooks to spy on Australian citizens. Very concerning stuff.
"Whenever I have a nightmare it isn't in colour.  It's always black and white, the colours of the meanest, toughest  club ever to run on to a football field.  Collingwood.  I've laboured the point of my hatred of Collingwood and it isn't a friendly dislike - as a club they rankle me.  You couldn't like them, they think they are God's gift to football, they shun all outsiders and the only time I like to think of Collingwood is when they lose, because it hurts them so much. I've always been a bad loser, but I'm a good sport compared to Collingwood.  If they win they gloat, if they lose they hide themselves away and sulk.  When they lose they never visit your rooms or congratulate you and they'll send you round hot beer to have a drink.  I wouldn't drink anything they offered, you wouldn't know what they had done to it." Jack 'Captain Blood' Dyer.

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« Reply #140 on: Wednesday 5 June 2019, 12:07:11 pm »
Pretty soon after they’ve just been re-elected this happens direct from Potato Dutton.

I’m a bit relieved they’ve only got a majority of one and it’s going to be interesting to see how they’ll pick the economy up they were trying to destroy when they thought they had no chance.

p*ss weak figures in today and a RBA interest rate cut. All of this was going to be hung round Labor’s neck, I reckon the Libs will burn in the next election
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Re: The Australia Thread - inmates and visitors alike
« Reply #141 on: Friday 7 June 2019, 01:51:53 pm »
Pretty soon after they’ve just been re-elected this happens direct from Potato Dutton.

I’m a bit relieved they’ve only got a majority of one and it’s going to be interesting to see how they’ll pick the economy up they were trying to destroy when they thought they had no chance.

p*ss weak figures in today and a RBA interest rate cut. All of this was going to be hung round Labor’s neck, I reckon the Libs will burn in the next election

They should have burned last month. Absurd they get to cut services and give tax breaks to millionaires for three more years.

The ABC raid is terrifying - going after people who leak war crimes to the media is clearly in authoritarian territory. Again, three more years of this.
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