So Tony, how hard can it be?

So Tony, how hard can it be?

There has been much discussion over the last week or so about the guidelines for expenses, and how they are somewhat open to interpretation… WTF?

Bananby Juice

Bananaby Juice

Now when someone like Bananaby Juice, who has the mental capacity of a house brick, can defend the indefensible by stating that he actually saved taxpayers money by hitching a ride with that doyen of benevolence Gina “My kids are ungrateful little shits” Rinehart, we know that there is something definitely wrong with the guidelines, and something even more wrong about Bananaby.

The truth is we all would have been better off, and the taxpayers could have been saved even more money, had his return flight request not only been refused, but if he had been refused re-entry into Australia as well   😯

But I digress   😯

When all is said and done, these issues should not present a moral dilemma for someone who actually has morals:

 Photo: Rebecca Hallas

Photo: Rebecca Hallas

  • Should I claim expenses for getting invited to a private wedding where I will have food and drinks supplied, even if there will be other politicians or journalists there, that also know the bride and/or groom?   NO!
  • Should I claim expenses for electoral work, even though the electorate is thousands of klm’s away, while coincidentally purchasing an investment property while I’m there?   WTF?… NO!
  • Should I claim expenses for doing charity work?    NO!
  • Should I claim expenses for my hobbies?   NO!
  • Should I claim expenses for going on a self promotional tour?  NO!
  • Should I claim expenses for my book collection and the bookcase to put them in?   NO!
  • Should I claim for a weekend trip to Melbourne for a parliamentary sitting day, when parliament neither sits in Melbourne, nor on a weekend?   NO!

Now I understand that mistakes can be, and are, made from time to time, but is it a mistake to claim expenses incurred  whilst attending a colleagues wedding, or is it a rort?

Is it a mistake to claim work entitlements when, as leader of a major political party, and imagesPM aspirant, you are setting the example by claiming expenses for a self promotional tour to sell your book, or to justify a claim made for a fun run by stating that it was held in a marginal seat, and therefore official business?    And the list goes on.

So are these mistakes, or are they blatant attempts to rort the system for the sake of personal financial advantage?

Are these cases of not understanding the rules pertaining to expense claims, or are they clear cases of taking advantage of a level of ambiguity to make spurious claims, that if questioned, can be excused as a mistake and paid back with no further recourse for the perpetrator?

Most fair minded people would say that legitimate work expense claims are fine, but for instance; could a plumber claim expenses for going to a wedding because he used a toilet, or a tap, or because other plumbers were there?

The question is; should we, the punters, be able to make a claim for any event where we associate with colleagues, talk about our jobs/careers, or do anything remotely connected   with work?

Is the fact that an electorate is a marginally held seat, reason enough for the tax payers to foot the bill, when many would argue that if a corporation or party want to bolster their market share in a particular area, that should be at the expense of the corporation or party, as they are the ones to reap the rewards of a bigger market share.

But the truth is that the main issues related to expenses rorting are rarely about mistakes, but more often than not, a wilful attempt to defraud the tax payers of this country with spurious claims that are submitted with the view that if they get away with it, they’re in front, and if they get caught with their snouts in the trough, they can just pay it back, no questions asked.

But questions are being asked, and answers should be demanded!

imagesThis conversation invariably throws up the ex Speaker and MP, Peter Slipper as an example, and when the same loose criteria is applied, that is used to justify some of the aforementioned  claims, one has to wonder why an amount of less than $1000.00 is referred to the AFP, when literally $$$$ have been claimed and subsequently paid back by other MP’s under the Minchin protocol, with no questions asked.

And apart from the breach of taking a Com car across state boundaries, could it not be argued that while visiting the wineries, he talked politics and met with small business owners to discuss their needs and concerns?   Just saying!

For me the most telling thing about all this, is that these people are our elected representatives, and have a responsibility to act in an honest, fair and decent manner, and  in making these spurious claims, further erode what little, if any, trust and confidence we still have in our politicians.

These spurious claims, at best, show a distinct lack of judgement on the part of the politicians involved, and at worst show what a bunch of morally bankrupt crooks these self serving politicians really are.   😯

I would suggest that a strong distinction has to be enforced between honest mistakes, which can happen, and the wilful exploitation of expense claims, with a charge of “Intent to defraud” as the ultimate end game for the worst and most expensive serial offenders. (Tony Abbott, I’m looking at you!)

So while the rest of the workers in this country have to settle for sticking to the rules when it comes to claiming tax refunds, and using expense accounts, why is it that there is no will to more clearly define valid expense claims, for politicians, so that those that are devoid of a moral compass can easily determine whether a claim is spurious or legitimate, and that penalties can be applied to those that blatantly abuse their positions for personal gain or advantage.

And for someone who spent the last few years crying foul over waste, while being the worst perpetrator, and the leader of a party that is seen as taking trough snouting to a whole new level.   And with no political will to change the status quo, despite the public outcry, and with claims of ambiguity over the rules, one has to wonder why they wont just rewrite the rules , cos for someone with a platform of stopping the waste, the question for the Abbott is;

So Tony, how hard can it be?

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77 Responses to So Tony, how hard can it be?

  1. Joe Banks says:

    The trouble with these people is that they seriously and sincerely believe they have a right to govern Australia and when Labor is in power it is just a temporary aberration, a temporary annoyance. In their minds it is OK to do whatever it takes to win back government because, ultimately, it is in the best interests of all Australians. Because they are the only ones who truly know how to govern Australia. So, like in a war, you use every underhand and deceitful trick to win because it is for the ultimate good. The people of Australia need responsible and adult government and we are the only ones (the chosen ones) to provide it… They believe this shit. Even though they don’t express it in words, they express it in their deceitful and dishonest behaviour and their deceitful and dishonest tactics – because it is for the ultimate good. Even when they are being caught out, red handed, they don’t repent because, in their warped minds, it is for the ultimate good.
    Sadly, it is not possible to re-educate people like this.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Joe Banks, thanks for your comment 😎

      Yes the old born to rule mentality is a very hard thing to shake, and well said 😀

      Cheers 😀

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    • Bighead1883 says:

      But Joe,the sheeple are so easily led.
      The wolf howls “Quickly All You Sheep.over here into my den I`ll protect from the ravenous Left Wing Marauders”.
      No leftist media of worth exists in Australia,yet someone like Dick Smith could easily have gotten together a consortium.
      One might ask why unions with their resources do not do this
      My belief is that those in union hierarchy are right wing themselves,hence right faction hijacking of the people`s Labor Party..
      How dumb is the majority of the population when it votes against it`s own best interests.
      Turmoil will ensue for a long time now because the hurdles of right wing global corporatocracy has all media power,and the sheeple will watch Bib Bro,Cook Now,How Fat Is My Arse,How Fat Is Your Arse and What Will We Do Next,Rupert?.
      To fix things,we first have to get back our Labor Party from the entrenched whiteants..,

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      • Truth Seeker says:

        Bighead1883, thanks for your comment 😎

        I agree that the ALP has a lot of rebuilding to do, and it will still cause some pain, but they are the only real alternative to the right wing nut-jobs of the LNP, and hopefully will get back to their roots before too long 😀

        Cheers 😀

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        • Bighead1883 says:

          What truly worries me is that we follow the USA down so many paths Truthy that we`ll become like the US Democrats,another permanent 2pp right wing reality
          We still need the Greens as a failsafe…

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          • Truth Seeker says:

            Bighead1883, I’m afraid for me, the greens need some structural changes, starting with their leadership, as for my money they are too idealistic, and dogmatic in their approach to policy to be a credible force. 😦

            I agree that a true left party would be good for balance, but I think that the greens as a viable alternative still have a very long way to go, and I think a good dose of pragmatism would help them no end 😯

            Having said that, I would still rather they retained the balance of power with the ALP in the senate instead of the dogs breakfast that we will end up with in July, if we don’t get the DD 😉

            Cheers 😀

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      • Bighead1883 says:

        David Folkenflik, author of the new book “Murdoch’s World,” appeared on HuffPost Live Tuesday and openly discussed the difficulties and “discouragement” he faced trying to probe investigate one of the most powerful media figures in the world, Rupert Murdoch.
        http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/22/david-folkenflik-murdochs-world-news-corp-book_n_4144015.html?ref=topbar

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        • Truth Seeker says:

          Bighead1883, thanks for the link 😎 I have to say that I would get a lot of satisfaction out of seeing Murdoch probed… with a power pole 😯 or a backhoe 😀

          Cheers 😀

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          • Bighead1883 says:

            By Ivan Milat

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          • Shaun J says:

            TS, I would’ve liked to have replied to your previous post but there was no reply link, none the less, even though I know from many of your postings that you have your heart in the right place, but (yes there is always a but), it may come as a surprise to you to know that our unions (and, yes, consequently the ALP) have long been “infiltrated” by American (i.e. CIA, please see “http://www.williambowles.info/spysrus/cia_australia.html” as an example of many such pieces of information, please also research people such as Carr and their histories to enlighten yourself as to their influences) aspirations, to my knowledge that has not happened to the Greens, still the only party not to have open obligations to either “big business” nor “covert influences”, perhaps that is what you refer to as “too idealistic”.I personally would like to see the Greens supported so that they become a real political “third” force so that those from either Labor or Liebral who think that our environment is worth protecting will have something to opt for. For my “Two bobs worth (20 cents currently)” I would like to see the Greens given much more support if only to “enliven” Labor (hopefully into a more honest example of their historical origins and indeed an expression of what their current rank and file desire) and to scare the “living shit” out of the moral-less Liebrals such as Rabbott and Hokey.

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            • Truth Seeker says:

              Shaun J welcome to my site, and thanks for your comment 😎

              There is always speculation about the influence and involvement of the CIA as well as other US organisations, as are currently going on with phone intercepts/ hackings. 😯

              I agree that there are right wing infiltrators in the unions and the ALP, but where they are from I don’t know. 😉

              But (and there’s my but 😯 ) the problem with giving more support to the greens, in their current configuration, is that it will achieve nothing other than to justify their positions on unrealistic and ideologically driven policies, IMHO, and therefore be counter productive. 😦

              I do think that the biggest single threat to our democracy at this time is Murdoch, and the currently MIA Shorten, is doing nothing to hold the morally bankrupt LNP and their backers to account. 😦

              We need a good, fearless, centre left opposition, and sadly despite Tanya Plibersek and a few others, people like Carr and a number of idiots from the right , have the ALP hamstrung. 🙄

              I was very angry that they overlooked Albo for the sake of maintaining the right’s power base, and I have seen nothing from Shorten, as yet, to prove my previous assessments Wrong. 😦

              Thanks again for your input, and I will add a few extra reply options on comments for such situations 😀

              Cheers 😀

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        • Bighead1883 says:

          This comment from America say`s it all about what they think of Murdoch.
          We need someone to start the national petition to have News Corp shut down. Who will step forward?

          The misinformation campaigns Murdoch companies wage negatively influence public information, public opinion and our national well-being.

          With this base disinformation voters and public officials build policies and laws on bogus data, which must eventually fail the American people.

          This in turn threatens our national well-being, our society and ultimately our national security.

          Calls for violent insurrection against our government and people are criminal in nature and intent and require immediate action.

          These threats MUST be addressed quickly before any further damage is done.

          So, I ask you, who will launch this petition drive and nurture the effort in defensive of our nation’s survival?

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  2. TimePasser says:

    Another great arcticle, thank you Truthseeker. We are certainly getting a glimpse into the grubby mentality of those now running the country. While raiding the public purse, they advocate ‘self-reliance’ and everything ‘private’ and then promote a deception that… “We got ahead by our own efforts – you should too!”… in order to justify harsh social policies.

    The enormity of the scandal is not about ‘grey areas’ around travel entitlements, or mistakes & oversights on claims, nor is it about ‘cribbing a bit’ or even outright cheating. Its about Double Standards of behaviour and of justice ‘selectively applied’ under the direction of a coalition of MPs hell-bent on wresting Power from a democratically elected Government & then, determinedly, desperately retaining that power by any means at their disposal.

    Its about dubious relationships between coalition MPs, the media, mining magnates…. questionable influence on Police, Court officials, Government Departments.

    The doctrine of SEPARATION of POWERS seems to be nothing more than a meaningless ‘quiz-show Q & A’ to most of the LNP who behave as though laws apply only to ‘others’ and that their own ambitions are sufficient justification to ignore both the norms of society & the laws of the Nation.

    If Australians ignore the recent years of diabolical behaviour by the LNP & take no action to expose the deliberate undermining of our democracy, then we are as guilty as the perpetrators…. “When good men do nothing…!”
    Bob Ellis had some suggestions for Labor in his recent musings:
    http://www.ellistabletalk.com/2013/10/13/how-we-can-win-from-here/

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      TimePasser, thanks for your comment and support 😎

      Yes the problem is deeply entrenched in their psyche, and as you say, goes far beyond the standard belief that they are born to rule, to the firm belief that they are above the law, and that the rules of right and wrong, and propriety just don’t apply to them, as their end justifies any means 😯

      Cheers 😀

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  3. brickbob says:

    Hi Truthie, your thoughts on these rorts echo my outrage and millions of other Australians as well and you certainly deserve the title of Truth Seeker as well as a Teller of Truths.
    I am paying off a tax bill at the moment and every time i make a payment i can feel the hand of one of these bludgers stuffing it in their pocket and it is really pissing me off big time and its about time that Shorten and his mates showed some guts and really get stuck into these thieves but i wouldnt hold my breath on that one. Those morons should have gone with the rank and file and elected Albo,but no they go down the same old worn path,pathetic.”’ Thank you for letting me rave on. ps”’ Those nick names you gave Joyce are priceless.”’ Cheers.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Brickbob, thanks for your comment 😎 and kind words 😀

      Mate I feel your pain, and frustration as we are confronted daily by the gross hypocrisy that is the LNP. 😦

      I agree that they should have gone with Albo, but I sincerely hope that Shorten gets his act together and proves us wrong, 😯 but I have serious doubts 😦

      Mate you are welcome to vent here anytime 😀

      Cheers 😀

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  4. melaine says:

    The usual excellent standard we have come to expect Truthie, thank you for all the hard work, it is fully appreciated by many 😀

    It’s not just what the lnp twits say in defence of their behaviour, it is how they say it, that patronising intonation they all use as though they are speaking to children, but as soon as all the calm/reasoned ‘prepared’ words start coming out of their mouths you realise they are just full of crap… and the msm just all go along with it, whatever the latest bullshit is they never question and all publish/spout carbon copy articles ad infinitum.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Mel, thanks for that 😀

      Soooo true 😉 I’ve got to the stage now where as soon as one of them appears at a presser, even before they say anything, the expletives just start flying 😯 it’s an involuntary action 😦

      Cheers 😀

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  5. Bighead1883 says:

    melaine says:
    23/10/2013 at 3:03 pm
    I`ll show you my bitchy feminine side right after my flea bath mel.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Aw you guys 😉 Charlie’s getting all frisky at all this bitchy talk, 😀 and he’s been desexed 😯

      Cheers 😀

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      • melaine says:

        😆 😆

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        • Bighead1883 says:

          I`m still not ready
          Getting blow dried and my nails clipped along with a bowl of Good O`s
          Then after I do my exercise running up and down the front fence barking and frightening Tories walking along MY footpath I`ll get back to you mel.
          How do I know they`re Tories I hear your mind ask.
          I can smell the urine in their socks and the stink of their brown noses and breath.

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  6. cornlegend says:

    I’m on my phone, so keeping this short.
    I urge everyone to personally contact the AFP, and request that charges be laid against these LNP rorters, Abbott and Randall, in particular.
    Its simple , just fill in the form at the link below
    Email AFP – Report a Commonwealth crime

    https://forms.afp.gov.au/online_forms/report_a_crime

    Two months before his Cairns trip, on Saturday, September 15, Mr Randall and a family member flew to Melbourne and claimed $371 travelling allowance for an overnight stay. The reason for the trip was “sittings of parliament”.
    We all know Parliament is in Canberra, and haven’t satin Melbourne since 1927.
    He tried to fraud us.

    http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/don-randall-dodges-questions-over-expense-claims-for-trip-to-cairns-20131016-2vlx1.html#ixzz2iWZ7eAvu

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  7. Bighead1883 says:

    Flying high in a jet liner,pigs were observed to be flying the other way.
    Mr Abbott scotched suggestions Mr Randall’s trip to Cairns was to oversee his investment.
    Audio: Abbott explains Randall’s trip to Cairns (The World Today)

    “The gentleman in question tells me that he didn’t do that,” he told 3AW.

    “He went from Perth to Cairns to have some very important discussions with the Whip.”

    The Prime Minister did not offer details of the conversation, but he did suggest it was not the sort of talk that could have been accomplished with a simple phone call.

    “There are certain things that just have to happen face to face,” he said.

    “Members of Parliament are entitled to travel to have important meetings, because teleconferencing is sometimes no substitute for a face-to-face discussion.

    “Now I’m not defending any particular action and look, over the years there have been a lot of things which look contrived I’ve got to say.”

    Mr Ensch did not respond to The World Today’s requests for an interview put through his office.

    Meanwhile, taxpayers also paid for the Coalition MP and his wife to fly from Perth to Melbourne on Saturday September 15 last year at a cost of $5,203, for what a Department of Finance document says was “sittings of Parliament”.
    On the return trip the same pigs,or ones similar were observed to be flying in formation showing their pig`s arses to all and sundry.

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    • olddavey says:

      The last sitting of federal parliament in Melbourne was in 1927. He must have gone with The Doctor in the Tardis.
      The problem with these retards is that there even more out there who voted for them.

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      • Bighead1883 says:

        I`m finding it hard for anyone to own up voting for them in my WA rural town olddavey.
        There are some who I know did but now they blush when I ASK them on purpose.
        Work that shit out.
        Blah Blah Abbott good and Labor bad before the election and now,BLUSH,the f**kwits.

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        • brickbob says:

          I agree Bighead,i have talked to a lot of people here in QLD and no one has admitted voting for Abbott or Newman. These lying bastards have to go,but they are just the first problem, the second problem are the MSN, and until we figure out how to fix the 2nd problem the 1st problem will remain.

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        • olddavey says:

          Biggie, No-one in my family knows anyone either, although at the pollijng booth I reckon I sussed a few out by the way they looked down their noses at every one else.

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          • Truth Seeker says:

            I have also had trouble finding people to admit to voting for the worst governments in history, Newman’s that has sat for way too long, and Abbott’s that hasn’t sat at all … yet 😯 but has still been there way too long 😦

            Brickbob, they definitely have to go, and as you say they won’t go until our mendacious MSM are dealt with, but to use an Abbott-ism, we the fifth estate are putting the “Python Squeeze” on them already 😯 and that will only build now as more people look for the truth, not the close plastic facsimile that the MSM are tossing up 😉

            Cheers 😀

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  8. olddavey says:

    They are The Sultans of Spin.

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  9. Bighead1883 says:

    QANTAS has reopened the Frequently Flying Pigs Trough,
    Lunch is served from take off to landing.
    Drinks are swilled from the Jesus wine jar {never empty]
    If you repent contritely enough,stewards dressed as AFP officers,priests and nuns do lap dances to Dire Straits Sultans of Spin and Money For Nothin and Travel For Free.
    Dessert is a sumptuous repast of pork barrelling a in an cheeky little Pyne sauce complete with enough of Brough.
    Clive will not fly QANTAS because they do not serve pie and we all want to share pie with Clive.
    Clive bought Yatala pies and they exclusively supply Clive`s jet.

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  10. Bighead1883 says:

    And how the Daily Show saw our elections before the Vogons took over.

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  11. Bighead1883 says:

    Hey Truthy,I posted youtube links and they went to active video posts..
    So if you don`t want me to post youtube links just tell me M8.
    I`m sure it`s doing it when I`ve got YTD actively downloading on my taskbar.
    Multitasking,bugger,I`m getting in touch with my feminine side too much.

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  12. Bighead1883 says:

    When the host makes an Anthony Weiner remark,Tony Abbott`s on screen,priceless.

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  13. Bighead1883 says:

    The Catholic Conspiracy,a definite must see for those who have not.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Bighead1883, sorry I couldn’t get back to you earlier Mate but bed was a calling after a few days with the grandkids 😯 But if you copy and paste a youtube link from the video they automatically go active 😀 and that’s fine 😉 So feel free to post away to your hearts content 😀

      And thanks for all your efforts 😎

      Cheers 😀

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      • bighead1883 says:

        Ah thanks Truthy for deflating that balloon of mine.
        Here I was thinking that the youtube downloader was the cause of it.
        I had moved different youtube links to my documents or folders in the past and they always remained there as links.
        So I`ve proably been stuffing something up there for ages and accidentally did something correct finally.concerning youtube.[probably subscription?]
        Like man,the first time I used my movie maker I arsed a beauty,impressed everyone who saw it.
        Never been able to repeat it though.
        OK so it`s back to rocket science for me and to work out how I`m going to interact with Turnbull`s interthingy netbaband #101.

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        • Truth Seeker says:

          Bighead1883, no you didn’t stuff anything up 😯 theywill always remain as links in your documents or folders, as there is no media players or recognition in your folders.

          The blogs recognise the links as a video, as they reside on the internet, and show them as such 😀

          There is specific software for downloading youtube clips, but I don’t have it or use it 😉

          Cheers 😀

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  14. bighead1883 says:

    A history lesson from Australian History.org
    The Australian Labor Party is the oldest and largest political party in Australia. Its origins stem from the maritime and shearers strikes of 1890 which were brutally suppressed hence its name. This made many people within the trade union movement realise the limitations of industrial action and the need for political representation. As a result separate labour parties called Labour Leagues were formed in New South Wales in 1891, Victoria in 1892, Queensland in 1893, Western Australia in 1901 and Tasmania in 1903 and in federal Parliament in 1901. The first labour government held office in Queensland in 1899.

    The Federal Parliamentary Labor party’s name was informally known as the Caucus and after Federation had its first federal meeting on 8 May 1901 at Parliament House, Melbourne. The party’s official name was adopted in 1908 and was spelt without the ‘u’ because the Australian movement felt that it had stronger ties with its American rather than British comrades.

    The party is a social democratic party that tends to believe that government is generally a positive force in the community and that it is the responsibility of governments to intervene in the operation of the economy (and society in general) to improve outcomes. Its belief is that the government should ensure that all members of society receive a basic income in order to have a “decent quality of life”. Labor also believes that the government should ensure that all members of society are able to access quality and affordable housing as well as education and health services. Although it is debatable whether or not these policies are still being upheld.

    The Australian Labor Party is a democratic and federal party, which consists of both individual members and affiliated trade unions, who between them decide the party’s policies, elect its governing bodies and choose its candidates for public office.

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  15. bighead1883 says:

    Meanwhile the IPA will have the lying Nasty People importing this American boom in misery.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/23/wall-street-jobs_n_4150699.html?ref=topbar
    And that`s because Joe Hoaxing and Tony Abbrort tell us of the pain coming our way.
    The pain we have to have is how it`s put,because in our hearts we know we need and deserve it,because,yes,we fooled you idiots into voting against your best interests.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Bighead1883, thanks for your comments 😀

      Ah yes… the pain we have to have? 😯

      I thought it was because we are a country of sadomasochists 😯

      Oh that’s right we have an LNP government(?) so we must be 😉

      Beat me again 😮

      Cheers 😀

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  16. bighead1883 says:

    I`m sure this happens here in Australia as well concerning News Ltd.
    In a chapter focusing on how Fox utilized its notoriously ruthless public relations department in the mid-to-late 00’s, Folkenflik reports that Fox’s PR staffers would “post pro-Fox rants” in the comments sections of “negative and even neutral” blog posts written about the network. According to Folkenflik, the staffers used various tactics to cover their tracks, including setting up wireless broadband connections that “could not be traced back” to the network.
    From the book itself:

    Fox PR staffers were expected to counter not just negative and even neutral blog postings but the anti-Fox comments beneath them. One former staffer recalled using twenty different aliases to post pro-Fox rants. Another had one hundred. Several employees had to acquire a cell phone thumb drive to provide a wireless broadband connection that could not be traced back to a Fox News or News Corp account.m also sure this happens here in Australia with News Ltd.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/21/fox-news-fake-accounts-comments_n_4135788.html?ir=Media

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  17. bighead1883 says:

    Meanwhile Abbottorort`s EnvironMENTAL destructionalist,Head Grunt,is trying to defend the indefensible..
    http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/newshome/19530731/hunt-defends-abbotts-climate-change-comments-in-testy-bbc-interview/

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  18. bighead1883 says:

    I just received my tax return for 2013 back from the Tax Department. It puzzles me!!!
    They are questioning how many dependents I claimed.
    I guess it was because of my response to the question: “List all dependents?”
    I replied: 1 million illegal immigrants; 9000 crack heads;
    2 million unemployed people on the Dole,
    20000 people in over 43 prisons;
    Half of New Zealand; and 535 persons in the House and Senate.”
    Evidently, this was NOT an acceptable answer.
    I KEEP ASKING MYSELF, WHO DID I MISS?
    I stole this from an email forwarded to me.

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  19. cornlegend says:

    Truthy,
    off topic,
    but hey I’m always doing that 😀
    I sat next to a chirpy little 6 year old on my flight today.
    He had a “Where’s Wally” book.
    He got me to try and find Wally, a couple of times.
    While I was at it, I decided if I could find “Billy”.
    Now Billy might not be in the Where’s Wally book, but the mongrel is getting just as hard to find.
    While Abbotts off riding around in fire trucks, I thought Billy would be out there, being an effective Opposition.
    Billy Shorten, Where are you ?
    Matter of fact, where are your Labor mates. ?
    Yoo Hoo, you’re supposed to be opposing,, showing you could be an effective ‘alternative government”
    Billy Shorten, where the bloody hell are ya ?

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  20. cornlegend says:

    Shorten on becoming Opposition Leader copped an increase in Salary for about $200,000 plus perks to $360,000 plus a lot more perks.
    Would be nice if he earned just a bit of it.

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  21. cornlegend says:

    bighead1883
    One thing you had to give the Lycra Loonie,
    When he was Opposition Leader, he was merciless, and his team of degenerates got behind him in the relentless attacks.
    Now Shorten and the Labor opposition ?
    They are out there somewhere, .
    Earth calling Labor, where are you ?

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  22. cornlegend says:

    bighead1883
    I was just thinking 😀
    Maybe Labor MPs should wear cow bells around their necks,
    Then we could locate them, if ever, or whenever they were needed.
    I have this “sick in the gut feeling” the MSM and Labor are going to give the Murdoch-Abbott government a cushy ride.

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  23. Caz2 says:

    Has Mr Randall not heard of teleconferencing and Skype. In this day and age it is ridiculous for MPs to claim they have to fly to a meeting for a “discussion”. Loved the end of the Insiders this morning with Abbott listing all his good friends, New Zealand, Malaysia, China, Japan , Indonesia and “Australia’s very best friend in all the world,the good old US ofA. Obviously, he does not have a decent script writer, or he thinks he does not need one. But hearing the same phrase over and over again, made him sound like an idiot. Well , I guess he is. Prediction…… Joe watch your back, Matthias wants your job.

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    • Truth Seeker says:

      Caz2, thanks for your comment 😎

      yes $5000+ for a 2 hour meeting is a tad excessive 😯 when a skype call might have cost $20.00 give or take 🙄 but of course it is the LNP so WTF?

      They are complete dickheads, the lot of them 😯 and the truth is that they are an embarrassment on the world stage with no real friends 👿

      Hockey and Corman together couldn’t count to 42 unless they both dropped their pants, and if it was cold they’d only get to 41… 20 1/2 each 😦

      Cheers 😀

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