I believe the specs got changed between the Abbott request and the Turnbull decision. Considering the Abbott Minister of canoes could not get anything build in Australia, there must have been some new instructions on the spreadsheet: build in Australia or else. Only the French managed to get across the line. Their shipyards are expert in building big things including the two Queens for Cunard. They build their own nuke subs and they build aircraft carriers for the Russians, until the F*&^%$#ing embargo imposed by the yanks...
Today was, of course, Anzac Day, where we honour our fallen and remember the feats of Australian soldiers and service personnel from Gallipoli and beyond.
No doubt you will be shocked to learn, as I was, that it is the rich who benefit overwhelmingly from negative gearing losses, and the superannuation and capital gains discount tax concessions.
Here are some pesky facts.
Here comes the next instalment of chapter 23 of The Age of Deceit, presented as a different post.
It's a long story...
In extracts published by News Corp newspapers on Saturday, Mr Abbott concedes his government failed to rise to the challenges of "greater fairness, more thoroughgoing justice and deeper empowerment".
In what will be seen by many as another plank in his pitch to one day reclaim the Liberal leadership, Mr Abbott says he intends to learn from his failings in his "future public life".
You might have been emailed by some Americans who are panicked that their lovely nuclear power stations could be closed "prematurely" by "ideology"... Yesterday came the news that "Iron Man's Robert Downey, Jr. Speaks Out for Nuclear Power".
In a photograph taken on the premiere of Iron Man, the movie sequel of the sequel, flanked by a couple of cuties, one of them interviewing him, our hero talks about the chain reaction of uranium 235 decay with alpha, beta and gamma plutonium-ised emissions that powers his iron suit and that will solve the global warming problem for ever, and we'll all be happy ever after. No more rust.
The Federal Opposition has slammed comments by former Liberal frontbencher Sophie Mirabella, who says a Victorian hospital missed out on $10 million in federal funding because she was not re-elected to the seat of Indi at the last election.
senator cash solves the unemployment problem with enthusiasm, fighting spirit and the killer instinct...