The Week in Dot Points

May 10, 2009 at 10:40 am (awesome pile, ettiquette and fashion, fail room, health, politics, tasmania) (, , , , , , , , )

*rumors about next weeks Australian Federal Budget were abundant – in particular the axing of the 30% Private health insurance rebate, superannuation contributions and paid paternity leave

*Malcolm Turnbull accused Kevin Rudd of being “hot headed” after a supposed incident over not having a hair dryer on his last trip to Afghanistan. Speaking of Turnbull, he announced rather pigishly that He and the Liberals will be ready whenever the Labor party are for the election. All getting rather childish in Canberra by the sounds of it, I expected him to be poking his tongue out after he said it as well.

*Death total from Swine Flu currently stands as being under 200, whilst the world wide hysteria kicks into overload and everyone uses alcohol hand sanitizer like Niles Crane from Frasier.

*Everyone learned that those in the Congo Army believe that sodomising Pygmies give supernatural powers

*In Australia the gender test for pregnant couples has been made available – which has struck fear into those hate filled right to lifers (who will gladly kill you if you ever mention the “A” word around them) saying that couples who find out the gender of their unborn child at 8 weeks will lead to more abortions.

*In Tasmania, it was found out that opposition leader Will Hodgman spent $13000 on his website – gee and I spend nothing for mine, he’s really being ripped off

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and the Australian Nomination for Turn Coat of the Year is…

January 6, 2009 at 11:16 am (politics) (, , , , , )

Peter Garrett the current Australian Environment Minister.
And for those who don’t know who I am talking about here’s a picture of him now;

peter-garrett Image from http://www.australia.gov.au/Environment_&_Natural_Resources

now for those are going “hey! I know that guy, but I didn’t think he was a suit”, he was infact the frontman for Australian Rock Group Midnight Oil and was quite passionate about several issues such as environment and mining.
a image of him during the oils hey day

in the eighties, he ran for a seat in the Federal Government with Nuclear Disarmament Party but lost. In 2004 he was preselected by the Labor Party and won the seat of Kingford-Smith and continues to serve there today.
So you’re asking yourself “err so whats wrong with that? He finally got in and is now trying to do more from within the establishment right?”
WRONG!
Since becoming Environment/Heritage/Arts Minister he has;

*Approved planning to dredge Port Phillip Bay
* Approved the Expansion of the Beverly Uranium Mine in South Australia.
“Children, what do we use Uranium for?”
“errr for medical reasons and to blow each other to hell”

It was this, that Garrett was campaigning against in the eighties

* The closure of Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne

and yesterday he approved nine more parts of a Pulp Mill in Bell Bay, Tasmania. Which if it gets the go ahead; could cause an absolute environmental catastrophe for the East Coast of Tasmania. Whilst he reassures that the mill will not be approved fully until all studies are concluded, approving the nine more parts of the plan brings it closer to reality
to read his Press Release go here;
http://www.environment.gov.au/minister/garrett/2009/mr20090105.html

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