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imagine... A former atheist raises hell into promoting beliefs in Christianity... And a Republican senator, Paul Broun, a medical doctor by training, claims that "All that stuff I was taught about evolution, embryology, Big Bang Theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of hell."
So the Palmer United Party (PUP) has exploded into its constituent fragments, leaving its founder and one apparently reluctant acolyte in the Senate to act as leader, whip, bottle washer – whatever.
Malcolm Fraser: An unrelenting critic of the Liberal party until the end
The Prime Minister has used a video message aimed at schoolchildren to speak against cyber-bullying, labelling it "hurtful and wrong".
"I want to speak to the children of Australia, you are our future," Tony Abbott said in a video message filmed in his office.
the art of saying nothing substantial against turdy in The Australian...while "blaming" the "others"...
lost in political spin... Who would have thought that Tony Turdy was not any good at politics...? EVERYBODY apart from a few opinionators?... But what makes me laugh is that Paul Kelly, Turdy's pal, is blaming (other) politicians and the media for debasing the system... A bit rich. Not discounting that Paul Kelly is enamoured with Tony Turdy...
Tony Turdy is the MAIN cause of the whole shammozzle going south, presently.
Without objective critical analysis or informed debate, the Washington Consensus principles of fiscal austerity, privatisation and liberalisation are likely to be implemented in Australia. The economic consequences are likely to be a boon for the wealthy – including overseas "investors" – and increased costs and rising inequality for the ordinary Australian citizen, as overseas experience has shown.
The Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) has taken aim at the coal-fired power industry and the mining sector in a report naming and shaming Australia's top 10 worst polluters.
Labor has condemned Prime Minister Tony Abbott's claim that Australia was heading for a "Greek-style economic future" as inflammatory, irresponsible and capable of harming economic confidence.
The Prime Minister should be far more responsible than this constant scaremongering which is having a clear impact on confidence in the community
Mr Abbott made the remark during a radio interview in which he pledged he would not fix the federal budget this year at the expense of households but predicted a "broad budget balance" within five years.
Then Daley took on Hockey's claim that he was delivering the biggest infrastructure program in Australian history.
"It certainly hasn't gone up," he said. "It's probably tailed off, at least in as a percentage of GDP."
Hockey said Daley was wrong. "For a start we put $1.5 billion into WestConnex in Sydney," he said.
Daley reminded him that the project predated the Abbott government. He said not a single new project approved in Hockey's first budget had received a green light from Infrastructure Australia.