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Photon
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Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has denied that the timing of his press conference on the interception of an asylum seeker boat is political.


Mr Dutton and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull held separate press conferences to confirm a group of 21 asylum seekers has been returned to Vietnam earlier this month.


BULLSHIT !   :mad:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-22/election-live-june-22/7531646 

 

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June 21, 2016 at 11:08 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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The Federal Government removed a respected veterinarian after she presented evidence of cruelty and appalling conditions on-board Australian live export ships, according to documents obtained by the ABC.

Dr Lynn Simpson was one of the country's most experienced and respected live export veterinarians when she was hired by the Department of Agriculture in 2012 in response to the explosive Four Corners report on live export cruelty.

As a technical adviser to the Animal Welfare Branch, Dr Simpson was invited to submit a report to a government steering committee which was reviewing Australia's standards for live export.


We can’t have this woman upsetting Barnaby’s chances of re-election can we?   :(


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-22/live-export-vet-removed-after-revealing-conditions-on-ships/7501428

 

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June 21, 2016 at 11:15 PM Flag Quote & Reply

gusset
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Absolutely disgraceful but not surprising. It's just one thing more that is most likely being hidden from us. Yesterday's revelation about the boats that had been turned back has been a great secret until now when it was trotted out to show how determinedly our borders have been protected by a stable, trustworthy government. Can we believe anything they tell us? I doubt it.
June 22, 2016 at 4:24 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Rumpole
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gusset at June 22, 2016 at 4:24 AM

Absolutely disgraceful but not surprising. It's just one thing more that is most likely being hidden from us. Yesterday's revelation about the boats that had been turned back has been a great secret until now when it was trotted out to show how determinedly our borders have been protected by a stable, trustworthy government. Can we believe anything they tell us? I doubt it.

And Simon Crean should be ashamed of himself as well.


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June 22, 2016 at 4:26 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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Rumpole at June 22, 2016 at 4:26 AM

gusset at June 22, 2016 at 4:24 AM

Absolutely disgraceful but not surprising. It's just one thing more that is most likely being hidden from us. Yesterday's revelation about the boats that had been turned back has been a great secret until now when it was trotted out to show how determinedly our borders have been protected by a stable, trustworthy government. Can we believe anything they tell us? I doubt it.

And Simon Crean should be ashamed of himself as well.


I agree with you about Simon Crean.

The hypocrisy of a former union leader and human rights advocate taking money to defend animal cruelty is shocking.

Live animal exports should have been phased out years ago.

The long term benefits of setting up the infrastructure for chilled meat exports are obvious.

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June 22, 2016 at 6:01 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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In the final days of the Brexit campaign, Parisians have descended on London train stations to woo Britons the only way the French know how — with croissants and love letters.


That’s more civilised than political campaigns run down here in Oz !   :)


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-23/brexit-parisians-woo-britons-to-stay-with-operationcroissant/7536838

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June 22, 2016 at 11:07 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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British rock group Led Zeppelin did not steal the intro to their signature track Stairway to Heaven from a long-defunct Los Angeles rock band, a US jury has found.


As a long term fan of Led Zeppelin I am very glad that the jury used common sense.  8)      


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-24/led-zeppelin-cleared-of-stealing-stairway-to-heaven-intro/7539542

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June 23, 2016 at 7:41 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Patch
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Me too Photon, me too. :D

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June 23, 2016 at 8:00 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has confirmed Coalition MPs will be given a conscience vote on same-sex marriage, regardless of the outcome of a $160-million plebiscite.


The Government is promising to hold a national vote to resolve the issue, possibly before the end of the year, but is yet to outline any details including the timing and question that will be put to voters.


However, the 45th Parliament will be required to pass legislation to hold a plebiscite and then to change the Marriage Act if it returns a yes vote


Conservative Liberal senators Cory Bernardi and Eric Abetz are firmly opposed to gay marriage and have indicated they will vote to maintain the traditional definition of marriage regardless of the outcome.


So why bother with a plebiscite ?  It will be a total waste of money.

Another good reason not to vote LNP.   :|


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-24/election-2016-coalition-mps-can-vote-against-gay-marriage/7540988

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June 23, 2016 at 11:22 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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A stunned European Union has urged Britain to leave as "soon as possible" amid fears the devastating blow to European unity could spark a chain reaction of further referendums.


In a sign that the bloc wants to move on swiftly, EU chiefs told Britain in a strongly-worded joint statement to "give effect to this decision of the British people as soon as possible, however painful that process may be".


Sounds like the wife telling her philandering husband to piss off with his mistress.  :|


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-25/european-union-tells-britain-to-leave-quickly-after-brexit-vote/7542948

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June 24, 2016 at 7:13 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Rumpole
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The main reason for leaving seems be the immigration issue. Maybe the rest of Europe interprets the decision as having racism at its core and is therefore mightily offended. Germany will have to pick up a lot of the payments that Britain used to, I wonder how keen they will be to do that.
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June 24, 2016 at 7:21 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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Rumpole at June 24, 2016 at 7:21 PM

The main reason for leaving seems be the immigration issue. Maybe the rest of Europe interprets the decision as having racism at its core and is therefore mightily offended. Germany will have to pick up a lot of the payments that Britain used to, I wonder how keen they will be to do that.

I agree about racism playing a part in the Brexit decision making process.  :/


Did you see the demographic breakdown of the vote?   :o

Young people wanted to Stay.

While it was the Old Farts who told Europe to bugger off.

64% of of 18 to 24 year olds voted to remain.

In the 65 plus age bracket it was 58% voting to leave.

Check out the chart in this article.

http://www.smh.com.au/world/brexit-vote-mayhem-sweeps-across-a-disunited-kingdom-20160624-gpro44.html


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June 24, 2016 at 8:07 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Photon at June 24, 2016 at 8:07 PM

Rumpole at June 24, 2016 at 7:21 PM

The main reason for leaving seems be the immigration issue. Maybe the rest of Europe interprets the decision as having racism at its core and is therefore mightily offended. Germany will have to pick up a lot of the payments that Britain used to, I wonder how keen they will be to do that.

I agree about racism playing a part in the Brexit decision making process.  :/


Did you see the demographic breakdown of the vote?   :o

Young people wanted to Stay.

While it was the Old Farts who told Europe to bugger off.

64% of of 18 to 24 year olds voted to remain.

In the 65 plus age bracket it was 58% voting to leave.

Check out the chart in this article.

http://www.smh.com.au/world/brexit-vote-mayhem-sweeps-across-a-disunited-kingdom-20160624-gpro44.html


I think that Britons hoping that this will lead to the break-up of the EU will be shocked to see it strengthened as a result of the UK exit.

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June 24, 2016 at 8:24 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Tardis001
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Another sign that the Great Barrier Reef waters are sick:


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-25/sea-turtles-found-with-lesions-on-great-barrier-reef/7391126

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June 24, 2016 at 8:26 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Rumpole
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Tardis001 at June 24, 2016 at 8:24 PM

Photon at June 24, 2016 at 8:07 PM

Rumpole at June 24, 2016 at 7:21 PM

The main reason for leaving seems be the immigration issue. Maybe the rest of Europe interprets the decision as having racism at its core and is therefore mightily offended. Germany will have to pick up a lot of the payments that Britain used to, I wonder how keen they will be to do that.

I agree about racism playing a part in the Brexit decision making process.  :/


Did you see the demographic breakdown of the vote?   :o

Young people wanted to Stay.

While it was the Old Farts who told Europe to bugger off.

64% of of 18 to 24 year olds voted to remain.

In the 65 plus age bracket it was 58% voting to leave.

Check out the chart in this article.

http://www.smh.com.au/world/brexit-vote-mayhem-sweeps-across-a-disunited-kingdom-20160624-gpro44.html


I think that Britons hoping that this will lead to the break-up of the EU will be shocked to see it strengthened as a result of the UK exit.

Don't know Tardy. I think the effects are unpredictable, now that one of the biggest members has decided to leave, others may follow.

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June 24, 2016 at 8:44 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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Rumpole at June 24, 2016 at 8:44 PM

Tardis001 at June 24, 2016 at 8:24 PM

Photon at June 24, 2016 at 8:07 PM

Rumpole at June 24, 2016 at 7:21 PM

The main reason for leaving seems be the immigration issue. Maybe the rest of Europe interprets the decision as having racism at its core and is therefore mightily offended. Germany will have to pick up a lot of the payments that Britain used to, I wonder how keen they will be to do that.

I agree about racism playing a part in the Brexit decision making process.  :/


Did you see the demographic breakdown of the vote?   :o

Young people wanted to Stay.

While it was the Old Farts who told Europe to bugger off.

64% of of 18 to 24 year olds voted to remain.

In the 65 plus age bracket it was 58% voting to leave.

Check out the chart in this article.

http://www.smh.com.au/world/brexit-vote-mayhem-sweeps-across-a-disunited-kingdom-20160624-gpro44.html


I think that Britons hoping that this will lead to the break-up of the EU will be shocked to see it strengthened as a result of the UK exit.

Don't know Tardy. I think the effects are unpredictable, now that one of the biggest members has decided to leave, others may follow.

I agree with Rumpy, the French and Germans will be very worried about the likes of Italy and Spain wanting to leave the EU.


One thing is for sure:

Unwinding all the EU regulations built up over 43 years will be a major pain in the arse for the Brits.  :(


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June 24, 2016 at 8:56 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Rumpole
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Photon at June 24, 2016 at 8:56 PM

Rumpole at June 24, 2016 at 8:44 PM

Tardis001 at June 24, 2016 at 8:24 PM

Photon at June 24, 2016 at 8:07 PM

Rumpole at June 24, 2016 at 7:21 PM

The main reason for leaving seems be the immigration issue. Maybe the rest of Europe interprets the decision as having racism at its core and is therefore mightily offended. Germany will have to pick up a lot of the payments that Britain used to, I wonder how keen they will be to do that.

I agree about racism playing a part in the Brexit decision making process.  :/


Did you see the demographic breakdown of the vote?   :o

Young people wanted to Stay.

While it was the Old Farts who told Europe to bugger off.

64% of of 18 to 24 year olds voted to remain.

In the 65 plus age bracket it was 58% voting to leave.

Check out the chart in this article.

http://www.smh.com.au/world/brexit-vote-mayhem-sweeps-across-a-disunited-kingdom-20160624-gpro44.html


I think that Britons hoping that this will lead to the break-up of the EU will be shocked to see it strengthened as a result of the UK exit.

Don't know Tardy. I think the effects are unpredictable, now that one of the biggest members has decided to leave, others may follow.

I agree with Rumpy, the French and Germans will be very worried about the likes of Italy and Spain wanting to leave the EU.


One thing is for sure:

Unwinding all the EU regulations built up over 43 years will be a major pain in the arse for the Brits.  :(


They should have just had an argument over the Eurosausage.

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June 24, 2016 at 9:05 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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Sorry We've Changed Our Minds.   :roll:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-26/eu-petition-2.4-million/7544276


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June 25, 2016 at 7:26 PM Flag Quote & Reply

MaxHR
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Has the ABC started a new forum, i saw sumpin on a promo, but forget the web address

Is this like 'have your say' 2.0?

Back to the future.

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June 26, 2016 at 4:26 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Something like a revamp.

You can find there forum/ message boards here:

http://www2b.abc.net.au/communities/default.shtm

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