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Jacqui Burke Out of Line

By MrMagoo 15 November 2007 69

Shadow Minister for Health Ms Jacqui Burke is way out of line with her remarks yesterday that Katy Gallagher is a part time Minister. Typical of a Party with no vision for working families and mothers wishing to balance career and family, Ms Burke made the outrageous claims yesterday in the Assembly.

Opposition Leader Bill Stefaniak has two choices as far as I can see it, either ask Ms Burke to unreservedly withdraw her diabolical comments or sack her from the front bench immediately.

No one uttered a word when Ms Burke could hardly speak for three months when she had her ‘mystery illness’ yet here she is attacking a hard working Mum and holder of Public Office for political pointscoring. Its any wonder working families wonder what a Liberal Government would for them.

[ED – The Canberra Times has the story here]

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Thumper 11:17 am 28 Nov 07

I second noodle’s comments….

Skidbladnir 10:50 am 28 Nov 07

Hansard re: comment.

thetruth 9:19 pm 16 Nov 07

geez better get over there!!!!

Of course a day off in Bangladesh costs and employer a little over a $US1 – so take a year off. And i am guessing that there is a large disparity in wages between men and women – its probably less.

What is the access to health care like in the mothers paradise.

I think we can certainly extend parental leave and do better – but don’t insult anyone intelligence by comparing our system to third world countries – maybe we should divert our aid budget to help our underpriviledged women – they clearly need it more here.


sepi 9:11 pm 16 Nov 07

“Studies show that working mothers in third world countries including India, Bangladesh and Guatemala receive better maternity leave than new mothers in Australia.” SMH

thetruth 8:36 pm 16 Nov 07

What in Australia??????? Over Bangladesh????

If that is what you are saying I think you have been smoking too much of their namesake product!!!!

sepi 8:31 pm 16 Nov 07

What – where 60% of women who have a baby get nothing?

thetruth 8:13 pm 16 Nov 07

And an average annual income of $US380……

I would take the our total maternity childcare system.

sepi 7:39 pm 16 Nov 07

I meant what I said.

Australian maternity leave provisions are third world. Bangladesh has better maternity leave than we do.

chester 7:37 pm 16 Nov 07

Jacqui Burke did not link Katy’s incompetence to whether women with young children can properly perform their role at work. Katy did that all on her own in yet another desperate effort to hide the exact incompetency Ms Burke has complained of on numerous occasions.

Good luck Katy but I’m afraid you’re fighting a losing battle sweetheart. The reason the Libs and others keep questioning her abilities and intelligence is because , on that score, she’s a very, very easy target indeed.

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