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- Mark Castellino on Man refuses rising for magistrate Regarding the Muslim man who refused to stand up for the judge. I agree it is not what Australia needs. However, the bill of ... more
- Kimber on Man refuses rising for magistrate It should not matter whether the Magistrate is female or male. This is Australia and the Magistrate is entitled to the ... more
- hadi on Man refuses rising for magistrate In islam, law is above all. In islamic history ,even top of the political system stand in front of law.So please this is not ... more
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- Sal Oddo on Man refuses rising for magistrate I am disgusted with the absolute disregard for authority from these muslim extremist.If they hate us so much and our laws ... more
- Peter on Gillard gains ground in polls for PM The only real ground she is gaining in is the one at the bottom of the pit she refuses to stop digging for herself and her ... more
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- Peter on Banning children not vaccinated? Amazing how some people from a minority fringe group are will to put the majority at risk over their un-scientific and ... more
- Karen on Banning children not vaccinated? Well if your child isn't vaccinated they don't get the Child care benefit for fee reduction and parents have to pay full ... more
- Terrence on Tony Abbott's Budget 2013 reply I think they have finally managed to flush him out to a point that he now has to talk about policies. We can see how ... more
- Sandra M on GST future looms at election? I am disgusted at the amount of the GST loaded on to our electricity bills, plus the carbon tax, plus plus even on our land ... more
- Keith A Tudor on Tony Abbott's Budget 2013 reply The Budget reply by Tony Abbott is the best, most open and honest reply I have ever heard as a result of an utterly crook, ... more
- Samuel Kyrikos on Thomson to contest as independent @AbortionisedTruth - I could not agree with you more in your posting here.I trust the voters of Port Macquarie, Tamworth and ... more
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- CARMEN on Abbott on 2UE as Gillard legislates THE MORE I SEE OF JULIA GILLARD AND OF ALL OF HER COHORTS, THE MORE I DISLIKE AND ABSOLUTELY HATE THEM.....THEY ARE MADE UP ... more
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- Keith A Tudor on GST future looms at election? It is utterly disgusting the money that these political damned rorting creeps rip us off for. It is on our electricity ... more
- Keith A Tudor on Packer picks Barangaroo design One patron in our pub today commented it looks like a replica of a motor cycle exhaust. I agree - a silly looking structure ... more
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Swan dumps budget surplus
Treasurer Wayne Swan says government revenues have been hit by "sledgehammer", and it's unlikely the government will deliver a budget surplus in 2012/13. The Opposition says it has become all too hard.
Mr Swan has dumped the government's repeated commitment to returning the budget to surplus in 2012/13 following the release of the latest statement of cash receipts showing revenue down $4 billion on expectations.
The budget at the end of October was running at a deficit of $12.3 billion.
The government had forecast a surplus of $1.1 billion for 2012/13.
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The Coalition has jumped on The Gillard Government's decision to dump it's much-promised budget surplus describing it as humiliating and embarrassing.
A 4 billion dollar fall in tax revenues on the back of lower commodity prices and the high Australian dollar has forced the Treasurer to concede a surplus is now unlikely.
Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says it's another sign the government can't be trusted.
Businesses groups have welcomed the Gillard Government's backdown on its promise to deliver a budget surplus.
The Government is out this morning defending it's credibility - saying weak commodity prices and low exports have taken a toll on the nation's finances.
The Coalition is attacking the Prime Minister for another broken promise.
But Scott Thompson from the Business Council of Australia says they're breathing a sigh of relief.
If you had to entrust your children to the care of a federal politician, which one would it be? For almost 3 in 10 surveyed, Finance Minister Penny Wong, whose daughter just turned 1, was the top political babysitter choice.
A doctor paid a million in overtime? The financial shape of NSW hospitals shows thousands of unpaid bills and debts that exceed assets and excessive overtime. Tim Webster asks if we are putting patients at risk?
@David posting - you are 200% correct. I would just add they all present with stiff upper lips, thin skinned and weak, bloody week right through to their plastic backbones. What we need now is a complete new political party to replace these dopes!Samuel Kyrikos Sunday 30 December, 2012 - 8:05 PM
@Danny Dix I agree. The now defunct labor party is moving its so called 'headquarters' - (the base from where all the shonky activities are planned) is moving itself from Sydney to Melbourne. I say good riddance to the rotten bastards. What we now need in Australia is another politial party to be born to replace this pack of abject rotten fools, dunces and clowns.Rakesk Friday 28 December, 2012 - 9:40 PM
@Terrence, mate you are one brainwashed Dhead, I have only seen people like you on the "get up" blogs. Take a deep breath amd smell the roses mate, it ain't smelling as sweet as you always say.Craig Thursday 27 December, 2012 - 11:15 PM
Mario P. thanks for mentioning Greece which has been all but destroyed by mismanagement, corruption and ideological obsession of right-wing governments. Australia must ensure we don't hand ourselves over to tea party like nuts to make Greece out of us. Let's look at the better performing ones like the Scandinavian countries in Europe who are ruled by centre-left parties.Franco Thursday 27 December, 2012 - 9:48 AM
@Franco bankrupt Greece and other like minded bankrupt, gnashing at the teeth, failed socialist countries want your distorted lying hypocrite ilk, not Australia. It is quite clear that you dislike Australians, what a damned shame. Like yourself, the insulting comments you make are worthless and totally unsubstantiated usual Labor lies.Mario P. Wednesday 26 December, 2012 - 10:38 AM
Hardly surprising that LIEberal party stooges want to talk about Gillard and Swan! Their Abutt has nothing to talk about. Good thing that businesses have welcomed abandoning the pursuit of surplus.
- run out of steam on Craig Thomson
- spectacular failure in opposing carbon pricing
- personal attacks on PM backfired
- Slipper conspiracy (to bring down the govt) specatacularly collapsed
- no substantial policies or programmes with less than a year to go
How does this goof even expect to be considered?Franco Tuesday 25 December, 2012 - 9:35 AM