19.4 C
Byron Shire
March 9, 2021

Abbott a mindless puppet

Latest News

Spring into Scavenge in Lismore this Saturday

Different, fun and rewarding are some of the words used to describe what's going to unfold in Lismore this weekend.

Other News

Buy and sell food app launches

Finding it too hard to purchase local produce via social media, partners Vanessa and Leisa thought there must be a better way.

My dear friend, Philip Rubinstein 1934–2021

I first met Phil on a rain-soaked day outside my house in Brunswick Terrace, Mullum. It was an accidental encounter, but we soon got stuck into a conversation about the parlous state of Australian universities.

Suffolk Park pump track

Jinesh Attard, Suffolk Park Many in the local community of hillside Suffolk Park have come to understand the impact the pump...

Caravan park to pay $2.3mil plus to consumers

The NSW Court of Appeal has upheld the Supreme Court’s decision arising from the sale of the movable dwellings located on waterfront sites along the Tweed River.

Missing teen located safe and well near Tweed Heads

A teen missing in the state’s North has been located safe and well.

Leadership lost

Paul Leitch, Ewingsdale Thanks to Hans Lovejoy for commenting on the proposed Ewingsdale Development (24 February). It is worthwhile noting that...

Mungo, in this week’s video, made the comment: ‘that’s the Abbott style of government’. I strongly disagree.

Abbott, in my view, doesn’t have an original thought in his turned-backward head. He is a mindless puppet of his confessed mentor, John Howard, from five prime ministers ago! He wants to drag our nation back to the last century.

He’s not running a government so much as a secret service… making even worse mistakes than he relentlessly accused Kevin Rudd of making within the first minutes of his prime ministership. Shameless and insensitive, he even has the audacity to ask that the next parliament be polite. He wouldn’t begin to know the meaning of the word or request. He was the most outrageous, unkind, unfair, verbally ugly apology for a sane, intelligent opposition leader in our parliamentary history. Even Paul Keating, at his worst, was not such a character assassin.

First time I’ve had to disagree with you, Mungo. Keep up your good assessments of this unbearably arrogant lot who are literally stealing from the public purse – and especially from us pensioners, who can find no other ‘JOY(ce)’ in life than to spend money we could have had on ensuring Barnaby gets to enjoy rugby grand finals, the perfect venue for political discussions, and phoney Tony charging us for his bike rides – which are UNprimeministerial – and still owning us $3,000 (that we know of).

Am 82, and couldn’t be more disgusted (in case it’s not evident).

Roma Newton, Kingscliff


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

2 COMMENTS

  1. So glad the majority of Aussies.do not agree with you.
    If the government had been in two years not two months your comments might have had merit,however you obviously are a supporter of a disgraced Labour Party.

  2. Roma, you are 100% correct – we have a Prime Minister who did enormous harm to the Australian economy by telling countless lies about the state of the economy. The rest of the world repeatedly confrimed that the Oz economy was on of the three strongest in the World, and that the Labor Government took eacly the right steps to save us from the efect of the GFC. That’s how we have a Triple A rating, with exceptionally low unemployment rate. Austraila is the envy of all Europe.
    Abbott rules for the rich – takes away Taxes on rich miners, but removes the tiny superanuation support for those earning under $36,000. Soon the minimum wage will be cut, and penalty trates will be abolished to please Tony’s rich mates. Tony is not just a puppet of Howard – he is a puppet of the rich .
    Deceitful, hypocritical and a PM who makes one ashamed to be Australian

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Van life

David Pettifer, Uki In reply to today’s article by the ABC Van Lifers I believe there is an opportunity for both sides to benefit. There is a...

Buy and sell food app launches

Finding it too hard to purchase local produce via social media, partners Vanessa and Leisa thought there must be a better way.

Inflatable lifejacket self-service clinic for Ballina

An inflatable lifejacket self-service clinic will be held on Friday 19 March 2021 at Fishery Creek Boat Ramp, West Ballina.

Seapeace: the late Tony Maxwell’s wetland legacy

Many curious minds have pondered the purpose of the rice paddy-like waterbodies that scallop the contour lines out into the Ewingsdale coastal plain that can be viewed from St Helena Road.