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Is Tony Abbott genuine in his Hazelwood plea - or just playing politics - or both?

Former Prime Minister and current government backbencher Tony Abbott has made an eleventh hour plea for the federal and Victorian governments to provide a multimillion dollar bailout to stop the Hazelwood coal mine from closing. 394 more words

Australian

Mr. Trump: Tony Abbott 2.0

Tell me if you have heard this before: A First Term Conservative Government unveils its first Budget, aiming big cuts at Education, Healthcare,  and including other conservative wishlist items and leaving States with the bill. 853 more words

Politics

March 23, 2011 "Ditch the witch" rally

On this day in 2011, an ‘anti-carbon tax’ rally was held outside Parliament House in Canberra.  The crowd was addressed by Opposition Leader Tony Abbott, who was in the midst of his relentless (and successful) campaign to characterise an emissions-trading scheme with an initial fixed price as a ‘tax’ (with t… 161 more words

Price On Carbon

Parliament's current obsession with s18c

On ‘Harmony Day’ yesterday, the Turnbull government announced that it would seek to introduce legislation that would amend the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) to remove the words ‘insult’ or ‘offend’ from… 577 more words

Australian History

Liberal senator admits 18C changes are designed to win back PHON voters

In case you did not suspect that Malcolm Turnbull’s explosion of piss and wind on Section 18C yesterday was entirely self-serving, this morning on Radio National Breakfast news, Liberal Senator James Paterson… 833 more words

Society

Australian PM pushing mandatory vaccination is a multi-millionaire & his wife chairperson of a pharma corporation-still believe it's about your health?

While the Prime Minister leads government, and pushes for mandatory vaccination to the benefit of pharmaceutical companies, his wife Lucy is chairman of the pharma corporation Prima Biomed.

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News

Armageddon: Nuclear WA Election Result Is Turnbull's Newman Moment

ANY TALK that WA’s election result is purely due to “state factors” is, to be kind, delusional; just as Tony Abbott’s unpopularity fortified the swing against Campbell Newman in Queensland — where One Nation and “arrogance” were factors, as they were in WA — an unpopular federal government has compounded the revolt in another Liberal state. 1,967 more words