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Tony Abbott’s law of equality of opportunity

By John Hargreaves 23 May 2014 41

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A young lady I know just showed me an internet post which said: I voted Liberal because I could not afford a design degree. Well might you ask, what is this all about. It’s about preferential treatment and the contrast for poor uni students.

It appears Tony’s daughter got a $60,000 scholarship largely because of who her family was connected to. No doubt she was a worthy recipient but what competition for that one occurred? Rumour has it that it was she was the first Whitehouse scholarship awarded. Mmmmmm.

Had I known of this opportunity I would have let a boat load of girls I know to apply. What chances of competing with Mr Abbott’s daughter once the people giving out the scholarships knew she was Tony’s daughter?

It is all too easy to screw the cash strapped uni student to the wall when you can get a friend to fund your kid’s degree.
Wish I’d thought of this when I was an MLA.

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lostinbias 7:50 pm 27 May 14

John Hargreaves Ex MLA said :

Firstly, my friends or those with whom I covered call me Johno. Others call me Mr Hargreaves for they recognize and respect that they are no friends not mine but they still have class.

Others refer to me by my surname and they have no respect for people they have never met nor do they have any class. And… They usually and cowardly use pseudonyms for they are indeed unsure of themselves, cowardly or bullies. And sometimes a combination of all.

Does this mean I have to call you Mr. Hargreaves? I haven’t frequently referred to people by their last name, outside of formal writing, since I was in year 10. How about “Honest John”?

Thanks for this thread, by the way. I won’t get too involved in the debate though. I just came to watch the fireworks, not set them off.

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