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Labor packing up and moving out of Canberra?

By johnboy - 6 June 2013 88

For mine it was game over for Labor when Prime Minister Gillard made her “Captain’s Pick” of Nova Peris to establish her “legacy”. Obviously the PM had seen the writing on the wall before that.

Today the Business Spectator reports that Labor MPs are already moving out of their Parliament House offices in anticipation of electoral obliteration.

I don’t know if it’s related but Aldi appeared to be doing a brisk trade in shredders yesterday.

And even the country’s most high profile 457 visa holder is looking for a new job in Sydney:

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Labor packing up and moving out of Canberra?
Zan 6:31 pm 06 Jun 13

Why hasn’t Tony Abbott been on Q&A? Because he has no idea of anything. He can’t string two words together without an um or an err. He does not have answers at all. He can’t even properly read his own questions in Question Time. It sounds like a stumbling teenager. He will be as good for Australia as was George Bush was good for USA.

If it wasn’t for Labor we would not have Medicare. We would have the dreadful system that exists in America, which is what Tony wants. Get real you people.

Diggety 6:05 pm 06 Jun 13

Never mix federal governance with watermelon.

Darkfalz 5:59 pm 06 Jun 13

shirty_bear said :

poetix said :

Abbott. Shudder.

+1

That is all.

He’s pretty much as good as someone like myself, a conservative voter, could hope for. I’d prefer him to be more conservative but he realises (unlike many American conservatives) that you can’t do that and govern for all. I’m not religious but it’s comforting to have someone who is back in the lodge, because at least they have a known values system. People could only guess what Gillard’s muddled up and hidden beliefs are.

He’ll at least keep gay marriage out of contention for a few more years, enough time hopefully for people to come to their senses and realise the ostensible “groundswell” is completely manufactured and often with gestapo style tactics. The gradual breakdown of the family, of decency and moral standards in society, doesn’t need any more help.

Hopefully the economy will land back on its feet, but we need to prepare for a little pain first as the long overdue balancing of the budget is carried out. At the current rate we’re heading for a catastrophe (and for those parroting Swan’s “low debt” nonsense, look at all the things ALP themselves cut this budget – if this is what we lose in times of “low debt”, imagine what would be to come as the debt continues to climb).

dungfungus 5:53 pm 06 Jun 13

poetix said :

Mr A Leigh will be getting a very important shadow ministry position quite soon, given there will be so few Labor members, if all this is really true.

Abbott. Shudder.

All Labor’s problems have been self-inflicted – nothing to do with Abbott who will have to clean up their mess. Mr. Leigh may not even get elected again so you shouldn’t speculate about him becoming Misister for Shadows just yet.

milkman 5:51 pm 06 Jun 13

shirty_bear said :

poetix said :

Abbott. Shudder.

+1

That is all.

Could be worse. Could be Rudd.

shirty_bear 5:38 pm 06 Jun 13

poetix said :

Abbott. Shudder.

+1

That is all.

Darkfalz 5:32 pm 06 Jun 13

poetix said :

Mr A Leigh will be getting a very important shadow ministry position quite soon, given there will be so few Labor members, if all this is really true.

Of course he will, there will be so few seats left to make up a shadow ministry that just about anyone left standing will get a go.

I don’t think Leigh is as grubby as many of his colleagues, in fact I almost feel bad for him trying to spin and defend this government’s performance and record. It can’t be a fun job.

poetix 4:49 pm 06 Jun 13

Mr A Leigh will be getting a very important shadow ministry position quite soon, given there will be so few Labor members, if all this is really true.

Abbott. Shudder.

Roundhead89 4:07 pm 06 Jun 13

… And stay out!

dungfungus 3:49 pm 06 Jun 13

neanderthalsis said :

Legislation introduced into the House today will give McTernan (and all other 457 visa holders) 90 days after being given the cessation of employment to find a new job instead of the current 28 days before being shuffled out of the country.

Watch this space.
Canberra University will soon be advertising for a “thinker in residence” of Scottish extraction.

neanderthalsis 2:26 pm 06 Jun 13

Legislation introduced into the House today will give McTernan (and all other 457 visa holders) 90 days after being given the cessation of employment to find a new job instead of the current 28 days before being shuffled out of the country.

johnboy 1:56 pm 06 Jun 13
HiddenDragon 1:48 pm 06 Jun 13

For those who have access, the final frame in today’s characteristically excellent contribution from First Dog – on the Last Hundred Days of the Labor Government – says it all.

A_Cog 1:15 pm 06 Jun 13

HiddenDragon said :

McTernan on 2GB – WTF?!

“I think I’ll go and work for one of the hysterical shrieking mouthpieces. Capital Idea!”

Just goes to show how the rot has spread throughout the entire organism, and there are no high principles left, just low ones. The ALP has not just lost its way, it has lost its soul.

HiddenDragon 12:46 pm 06 Jun 13

The “captain’s pick” was one of the clunkier and more cringe-worthy steps along an increasingly rocky road, but still just one of many such steps. In this past week, even the most sympathetic elements of the commercial media have basically given up on federal Labor prompted, I suppose by the impending end of the Parliamentary term and the diminishing prospects of a five minutes to midnight rescue by Rudd, Shorten etc.

McTernan on 2GB – WTF?!

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