Gillard govt 2010-13

Re: Gillard govt 2010-13

Postby HBS Guy » 29 Sep 2010, 12:35

theage.com.au/breaking-news-national/katter-i-will-miss-votes-20100927-15ty1.html
Katter: I will miss votes
Evan Schwarten
September 27, 2010 - 6:49PM

Maverick MP Bob Katter has warned he won’t show up for votes in the perilously balanced federal parliament if he has more important matters to attend to in his electorate. On the eve of the first sitting of the new parliament Mr Katter said his practice of missing votes to attend to matters in his north Queensland electorate would continue. The Kennedy MP had the lowest attendance record for any MP in the House of Representatives during the last term, taking part in only 81 of 345 votes.


Hmmm so Abbott can’t rely on Katter very much! That should make Abbott’s day!

In the meantime, Abbott’s behavior is welding the other indies more strongly to the govt!
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Re: Gillard govt 2010-13

Postby HBS Guy » 29 Sep 2010, 12:48

oops!

The WA Nationals president says Tony Crook could vote with the Labor Government if its policies favour the regional seat of O'Connor.

This follows Mr Crook confirming that he will sit as an independent in parliament.

Colin Holt says the Nationals MP will not support the mining tax but he will consider other Labor policies.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010 ... 023096.htm
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Re: Gillard govt 2010-13

Postby ele » 29 Sep 2010, 13:33

I see Abbott has now verbally agreed to pair Crean for his address about regional Australia. But Labor are waiting for it in writing. :tweed
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Re: Gillard govt 2010-13

Postby HBS Guy » 29 Sep 2010, 15:04

Nothing like a dose of reality!
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Re: Gillard govt 2010-13

Postby HBS Guy » 29 Sep 2010, 17:06

Well the first QT of the new parliament was interesting.

All trying to follow the new rules. Very few points of order which is good because it means Prissy Pyne didn’t have much to say!

Not a full on brawl.
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Re: Gillard govt 2010-13

Postby HBS Guy » 30 Sep 2010, 08:39

SSpencer:

# @ebony_bennett Dutton there now. Wyatt seems to have a full turnout of LNP members. Shameful lack of Labor members though. about 15 hours ago via web in reply to ebony_bennett

# @ebony_bennett MIrabella certainly there, just saw her congratulating Wyatt. Not seen Dutton yet. about 15 hours ago via web in reply to ebony_bennett

# Are any of the Stolen generation boycotters (Dutton, Mirabella etc) listening to Ken Wyatt? about 15 hours ago via web

# I can't think of a better maiden speech in this place in the 25 years I've been in Canberra. #kenwyatt about 15 hours ago via web

# Abbott, and the Clerk of the House are both wrong. Menzies lost 4 votes in 1962-63. http://parliamentflagpost.blogspot.com/ about 15 hours ago via web

# Shameful lack of Labor MPs for ken Wyatt maiden speech. They're missing a cracker of a speech. Rudd and Gillard there. about 15 hours ago via web

# Ken Wyatt cracks up while thanking Rudd for apology to Stolen Generation. Rudd and Gillard sitting next to each other BTW. about 15 hours ago via web

# Ken Wyatt getting very emotional talking about mum as member of Stolen Generation. This is just an awesome speech WATCH THIS NOW!


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BTW the election of Slipper as Deputy Speaker—Crook voted for Slipper along with rest of Indies. Abbott’s head satisfactorily unhinged. Watch yourself Tone, the lady is way too sharp for you!
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Re: Gillard govt 2010-13

Postby HBS Guy » 30 Sep 2010, 09:08

Good comment on PB re election of DS Slipper:
The selection of Slipper is another well targetted appointment by Labor. Slipper is apparently under siege from Mal Brough in his seat (Brough has moved in to the area) and would be likely to ,lose pre selection.

Election of Slipper to deputy speaker means another person interested in the Parliament going three years is in a position of influence over that outcome.

Re the lack of a deal. Albanese’s emphasis on this being part of Parliamentary Reform is the the key. Jenkins is already removed himself from the Labor caucus and I expect Slipper will do the same. If the two speaker positions are removed from partisan politics, how long before they eschew partisan votes in the Chamber?

Labor reading the Standing Orders correctly and manipulating the nomination process was a humiliation for the Libs.


It can also be considered a Qld Lib blow to the Qld Nats/LNP.
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Re: Gillard govt 2010-13

Postby ele » 30 Sep 2010, 18:28

"The manager of Opposition business Christopher Pyne has become the first MP of the new Parliament to be booted from the chamber during Question Time.

Question Time is operating under new time limits and other rules aimed to ensure proper debate and less abuse of the process.

During an answer from Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Mr Pyne wanted to make a point of order but was denied by Speaker Harry Jenkins who had already sat Ms Gillard down.

Mr Pyne then said Ms Gillard had sat down because she was "hopeless".

He was promptly expelled from the chamber for one hour. "

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Re: Gillard govt 2010-13

Postby HBS Guy » 30 Sep 2010, 18:43

bwahahaha ABC TV only broadcast the bloody Senate QT! Jennings is telling the Libs “You are on tight margins too so behave!”

Oh for the fucking NBN to be rolled out already, could watch QT properly!
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Re: Gillard govt 2010-13

Postby HBS Guy » 02 Oct 2010, 19:15

This ranga rulez OK?

I don't want to reopen the silly discussion about the "real Julia" versus "fake Julia" that wasted several days of the election campaign.

But I think it's fair to say that the "old Julia" is back.

The smooth, competent, tough performer who made such an impression before Rudd's downfall was again in action in Parliament this past week.

Despite the tight numbers, the rule changes, and what should have been a resurgent Opposition following the Coalition's near-success in the election, Gillard commanded the House.

She looked and sounded prime ministerial in a way she rarely managed in the five-week campaign.

...

Abbott has tried to gee up his troops by telling them they are only a hair's breadth from government. One by-election, or one independent having a change of mind, and the Coalition could find itself on the government benches.

But it is not working. Rather than having their tails up, Opposition MPs seem morose.

There is a lack of trust in Coalition ranks. Liberal Peter Slipper was prepared to break ranks to take the deputy speaker job.

And divisions are only thinly papered over. Strains between shadow treasurer Joe Hockey and finance spokesman Andrew Robb are clearly evident.



http://www.heraldsun.com.au/opinion/jul ... 5933032321

And that procedural motion the govt lost, WTF did they oppose it when the 2 Indies wanted it? And one Labor MHR not there? I smell a rat! Was that to make the Libs feel happy, so they wouldn’t depose Tone or something? Farfetched? As someone put it, Julia and her team are playing chess, Tone & team are playing checkers and Julia is thinking 3 moves ahead.
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Re: Gillard govt 2010-13

Postby HBS Guy » 04 Nov 2010, 13:57

Ok, building productivity growth;
Garrett announces $220m for trade training

Federal Minister for School Education Peter Garrett says 58 new vocational training facilities around Australia for secondary school students will help address the skills shortage facing the country.

Mr Garrett announced $220 million in funding for round three of the Government's trade training centres in schools programs during a tour of a Sydney college built with funding from round one. [My emphasis.]

He says the $2.5 billion program, offering students qualifications in fields from carpentry to hairdressing, is essential to Australia's productivity.

"It's absolutely essential to us meeting the skills demands of the future," he said.

"But underneath all of that it provides terrific foundations for young kids who won't necessarily go to uni but will build strong and positive careers in the future because of vocation training that happens in these centres."


http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010 ... ion=justin
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Re: Gillard govt 2010-13

Postby HBS Guy » 17 Aug 2012, 15:18

Bwahahahahaha oh man, all the whinging and moaning by the Libs and little fanbois like Deepshit about means testing the private health insurance rebate would lead to a drop in the number of people taking it out. Ripe horseshit as usual:

Figures released today show 132,366 people took out cover in the June quarter, amid widespread publicity about heavier taxes on higher-income earners who did not take cover.

The rise takes membership numbers to a 24-year high. It is higher than at any time during the Howard government, which introduced changes in 1999 to boost health insurance.

Health Minister Tanya Plibersek has seized on the latest big increase to attack the ”fearmongering” by Opposition Leader Tony Abbott.


Of course, the basis of the (ungrounded) whinging was that less privately insured people would see a greater workload for public hospital. Bollocks! Under the Rodent as private health insurance cover took ofs public hospital funding got cut by $1Bn and PH funding went up by 8% a year while PH workload went up by 25% a year. So much for concern about public hospitals! Fiberals! Lieberals!

Truth is, some people took out packages that soon appeared, cheap packages that covered operations hardly ever needed, $10/month to avoid the Howardista penalties for not taking out private cover.

The rebate largely went into the pockets of the insurance companies and did no good to speak of.
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