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What about the Lib senator’s threat?

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The attacks by the government over the recent Q&A seems to be very one sided.

As I recall Senator Steve Ciobo was the member of parliament who suggested the then Prime Minister Julia Gillard should have her cut throat. A death threat against any PM must be seen as a terrorist action.

Given Abbott’s push to strip our citizen rights under the guise of terrorism maybe we should be looking whether the senator is a dual citizen?

What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

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  1. Abbott came to Australia on an assisted passage after both his English born father and his Australian born mother had lived in Australia. They returned to England and Abbott was born, no doubt much to the country’s chagrin. I think the immigration department should investigate how they qualified for assisted passage seeing as neither were genuine refugees or migrants. My parents who came to Australia as genuine migrants, fleeing the destruction of everything they owned by the Nazis after WWII, at the same time as the Abbotts, had to pay their own way and my dad was even arrested the first time he attempted to come here when he was found stowed away on a cargo ship. He repaid his passage by washing dishes on board when he was sent back to Malta. Maybe Abbott owes the Australian taxpayers a few weeks of labour. The privileged goose certainly could do with a solid dose of reality. Many people know what is good for the goose calling itself the Australian PM but no doubt that is now covered by his draconian terrorism laws. The real scary bit is that the ganders in the ALP approve and support this march to fascism. Hitler and Mussolini would definitely approve of Herr Abbott and his gaggle.. As for the Minister and his over stepping of his power on national TV, it begs the question, why has he been let off so lightly by the media seeing as he used his incredible position of power to threaten an Australian citizen?


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