Monday 18th of February 2019

travelling love at the crown's expense...


A note to Julie Bishop ("Free travel, but he's no spouse", March 1). If David Panton is not your "partner" we're not interested in seeing his assets on the parliamentary register, but equally, we're not interested in picking up the tab for his jaunts around the country with you. Thing is, you've charged us large sums for his appearance as your handbag at endless functions. Since 2015, every photo in the social pages (and they are legion) has captioned him as your partner. By our reckoning, that renders your relationship tight enough to warrant his inclusion on your parliamentary register. But you've always been the queen of the each-way bet, sailing through your parliamentary career pathologically incapable of committing to a position on anything, as non-committal now about your relationship as you've been about every other issue.

Kim Hatherly, Gymea


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love at the expense of the taxpayers is blind...

The MP who disclosed his girlfriend on the register of interests as a potential conflict is "bewildered" by Julie Bishop's insistence on avoiding scrutiny of her boyfriend.

Key points:
  • Reports highlight Julie Bishop has claimed tens of thousands in travel entitlements for David Panton
  • Ms Bishop argues Mr Panton is entitled to travel because he is her "nominated person"
  • Labor says Ms Bishop is walking a "very fine line"


David Panton, reported variously as a pharmacist, winemaker and property developer, has accompanied the Foreign Minister at functions she attended in an official capacity, including on the floor of the United Nations.

Reports this week highlighted how Ms Bishop had claimed tens of thousands in travel entitlements for Mr Panton in the past three years.

Yet Ms Bishop argues Mr Panton is entitled to travel because he is her "nominated person".

She has told triple j she is "absolutely, 100 per cent compliant with the rules".

When asked whether her circumstances passed the "pub test", she was adamant she had done nothing wrong.

"These are the rules that apply to all members of parliament, and I comply with them," she said.

"That's the test that members have to meet in relation to the Register of Interests and appropriate declarations, and I've made them."


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See toon at top...

some cartoonists only dip a toe in...



Some cartoonists are more polite than Gus Leonisky. Considering the rort that David Panton and Julie Bishop represents, I did not hesitate to go the full monty... See toon at top.

an answer to saturday paper on saturday...

Luckily for them, Julie Bishop and Barnaby Joyce don’t have to explain their love lives to Centrelink.

Luckily, because as members of Australia’s political class they get to deal with much more accommodating regulators than do Australia’s welfare recipients.

Bishop’s “friend”, as she coyly described him when their relationship was new back in 2014, is David Panton, variously described in media articles as a winemaker and property developer.

Bishop keeps her friend close. The pair has posed for photographs at the Rio Olympics, on the floor of the United Nations, at a polo tournament in Portsea, at the Melbourne Cup, at Canberra’s Midwinter Ball.

Clearly, they are more than friends. In fact, when it comes to Bishop’s use of her travel entitlement, he is “family”. According to figures from the Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority, Panton has cost the taxpayer some $32,000 since 2015.

But while he is “family” when it comes to claiming taxpayer-funded travel, he is not when it comes to parliament’s register of members’ interests.



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Answer: A dildo is a sex toy, often explicitly phallic in appearance, intended for sexual penetration or other sexual activity during masturbation or with sex partners

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See toon at top. Dildos always travel at government expense. 





afraid of giant chinese dildoes...

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has warned Beijing against militarising the South China Sea following reports that China has installed missile systems in the Spratley Islands for the first time.

Key points:
  • China reportedly installed anti-ship cruise missiles and surface-to-air missiles in South China Sea
  • The White House said it had raised its concerns directly with Beijing
  • Multiple countries have competing claims in the South China Sea


US news network CNBC reported yesterday that China had installed anti-ship cruise missiles and surface-to-air missile systems on three outposts in the South China Sea, citing sources with direct knowledge of US intelligence.

Ms Bishop would not say if the Australian Government had intelligence confirming that — but said if the reports were accurate, then the Government would be worried.


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And please ABC, stop using that word "multiple" instead of "several". It's ignoramus plus.

chinese made dildo...

Julie Bishop has hit back at former Australian ambassador to China Geoff Raby, who penned a damning opinion piece overnight claiming that relations with Beijing can only improve with the Foreign Minister's sacking.

Key points:
  • Geoff Raby slammed Julie Bishop saying Australia's foreign policy is missing in action
  • PM Malcolm Turnbull said the article is "utterly wrong" and disappointing
  • Ms Bishop appeared to question China's leadership abilities last year


In the piece, Mr Raby slams Ms Bishop for not having visited China in more than two years while angering Beijing with "strident public comments on the South China Sea" and an "utterly bizarre" 2017 speech that he maintains questioned Beijing's regional leadership.

"It is a profoundly ignorant and ill-informed analysis of the China-Australia relationship," Ms Bishop told the ABC in a statement.


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I would be of the same learned opinion as former Australian ambassador to China, Geoff Raby, considering the Aussie government use the carbon copy it scavenges in the US paper bins of the White House... Julie Bishop of course knows more about dim-sins than my many local Chinese "westowants"... pun intended...

Ms Bishop appeared to question China's leadership abilities last year??? Bloody hell. That a bit dumb for a government — of which she is a free wheeling cog — that can't properly handle more than a quarter of 23 million people on a highly resourced rich land, when the Chinese Leadership manages 1.5 billion people quite successfully...

the self-winker does it again...

la belle...

our julie is dildoing with the fake truth...


Australia weighs stricter Russia sanctions -

21 hours ago - Australia is weighing up whether to impose stricter sanctions against ... Foreign Minister Julie Bishop was on Thursday asked if Australia would follow suit. ... attack on Salisbury Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in March.

I heard our Julie pontificate with gravitas on radio, as if the Skripal's was an open and shut case — with evidence that the Russians tried to kill the Skripals with their notorious poison... thus Australia should blahblah blah sanctions against Russia... blah blah blah support US on this... blah blah blah...

Yeah, our Julie knows where her bread is lubricated. 

It's all shit of course. The Skripal poisoning case has no evidence of Russia's hands, nor were the Skripals poisoned by a "notorious Russian poison" — otherwise they would be both dead and smelly like the rats in my attic. Inspector Clouseau would do a better job at finding the "truth" than the entire MI5 and MI6 and CIA teams put together. But then the "evidences" point to the STRONG possibility that this was a made up story by MI5 (or whatever number you wish to assign to this disinformation service) in order to embarrass Russia and "impose yet more sanctions" by letting the media run with the fake news about the Skripals. How do I know this was fabricated fake news? You don't need to know... but some other people know:

The US State Department decision to blame Russia for the poisoning of Sergei Skripal without any evidence amounts to “flicking matches in a gasoline-filled room,” former US diplomat Jim Jatras told RT.


The announcement of sanctions on Wednesday came despite the fact that the US is entirely aware that Russia was not responsible for the poisoning of Sergei Skripal in Salisbury, UK in March, he said.


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at your service, sir...


Will "she" serve under yet another leader?... Read from top...