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Allegations of widespread rorting of taxpayer money, in the direction of coalition donors continue unabated, the last one involving Peter Dutton, the minister of prolonged misery, ignoring his own department’s guidelines and redirecting grant money into coalition held seats. There also seems to be an element of Trumpism creeping into coalition ministers when handling public scrutiny.

When visiting the US our ‘exulted’ leader seemed to be smitten by Trump’s incredible ability to lie, and even spent time on the campaign trail learning from the master manipulator. For this show of uninhibited arse-sucking Morrison was duly rewarded by having an American medal bestowed upon his person. Until a Federal ICAC with teeth is established these coalition ministers will continue to run amok. Unless of course we can dump the lot of them at the next election?

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  1. Yes keith for all your absolute disdain
    For the coalition Government
    Yet they keep getting voted in !!
    You need to ask yourself & your mates
    In Labor WHY ?

  2. You vote ’em in because you fear them, Barrow. Tax rorting the public’s money should be seen
    as a ‘crime scene’. The think-alike Trump & Morrison love-in is sickening but more-so are
    the attacks on women. Covering up rape – there’s a few of them plus one death that we know
    of. Kicking women in the guts is NOT ACCEPTABLE. It’s moronic & deadly.

  3. Badly behaved Men & women who take
    Advantage of others is unacceptable.
    Incidentally Stefanie there is a reason that labor has lost the last 7 from 9 elections
    Because they have lost there way ..
    Used to be a party of the Workers for jobs !!
    Now they are more aligned with the Greens more than ever , with this stupid obsession
    With Global Warming… its not a priority
    For the majority of voters far from it ..
    and for good reason . and at this stage labor
    Have zero chance of toppling the Coalition
    at this years election. and as i have suggested to Keith Why ??

  4. Naturally Labor is supporting the uncalled-for treatment of women in polly-land & outside.
    I’ve noted that Albo had no need to ask his wife what to do given the state of attacks on
    women inside & out of parliament. There-in lies my choice of – shall we call it – Manhood.
    Sure, some women can be difficult but not in this neck-of-the-woods we are seeing & trying
    to digest. The PM salesman’s now bogged himself down to a list of women finally taking a
    stand; it’s high time they did. Recall – PM Julia lost her father ‘who died’ because he was
    supposed to be ‘ashamed of her.’ [Tony A’s treatment was a beauty too, wasn’t it]? Note
    that I’m leaving Mr Jones’ ratty comments out of this. The women have been raped, spat
    on, humiliated & belittled at every turn & they are Not All Labor women either. The LNP
    stinks to high heaven & ScoMo’s trying to crawl out from under nursing the the US medal
    Trump handed him for God knows what. Hanson Young’s won her crash with ex-Sen. Leyon
    -hjelm… & there must be more of the same especially the woman who took her own life.
    So, like it or not these men are cowards pretending to be our ‘founding fathers’. What a
    joke & the numbers are rising. Gladiator Trump’s at it again – on the 4th March [5th in US]
    the ‘riots began again’. I’m not at all surprised.


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