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OFFLINE   Mike Retter #1

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 03:08 PM

Tony Abbott as PM, what would Australia be like? What would be the policy changes and what would result from them? What would happen in all the major public services such as health, education, environmental, IR, defence, telecommunications, media etc?

ONLINE   newtaste #2

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 03:24 PM

Paradise.

OFFLINE   Big Dan #3

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 03:28 PM

More incompetency? I'm sorry, but I don't like Abbott anymore than I like Gillard. Which isn't much.
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OFFLINE   Con #4

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 03:35 PM

A disaster for this great country.

OFFLINE   Hugh #5

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 03:47 PM

A disaster for this great country.

True that. It would be woeful.
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OFFLINE   Mr. J #6

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 03:52 PM

He would be more hated than Julia within a few weeks of election. He's been getting away with so much as opposition that he won't be able to once he's in the spotlight as PM.

OFFLINE   Aslan #7

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 04:21 PM

No thanks.

Someone once said to me, the day after Tony Abbott is elected Australia won't be taking in 'boat people' we will be generating 'boat people' ourselves.
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OFFLINE   thesundoesnotspit #8

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 04:38 PM

How would anyone know what he would be like as PM since he doesn't seem to have any policies at all?

OFFLINE   jimbo #9

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 04:39 PM

^ Like most opposition leaders at the half way mark of a governments term. Everyone will breath a sigh of relief once Australia's most incompetent government in history is ousted.

OFFLINE   Leostar #10

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 05:13 PM

The day he becomes PM is the day I leave the country... Long trip around the world I think!

OFFLINE   jimbo #11

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 06:08 PM

The day he becomes PM is the day I leave the country


Maybe head to Greece then see what you'd prefer.

OFFLINE   feralflea #12

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 06:10 PM

Despite him being inept, unable to think on his feet, policyless, economically illiterate, a little too religioulsy inclined and the Liberals' fourth in line*, he has the potential to be the best prime minister since Julia Gillard** (not including Julia Gillard, that is).



* i.e. 1st Choice Costello, 2nd Choice Nelson, 3rd Choice Turnbull, 4th Choice Abbott

** Julia Gillard, probably vies with William McMahon as our worst ever prime minister.

OFFLINE   Mike #13

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 06:21 PM

Gillard was a victim of circumstance and her own incompetency at being in touch with the community, however Abbott has no ideas. Yes oppositions oppose but that's not all they are supposed to do. They are supposed to offer alternatives and talk about ideas, the Liberals have done none of this as attacking works best in the polls.

OFFLINE   Tickford #14

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 07:31 PM

A disaster for this great country.


Do you really think that if you fast forward 20 years, that Australia would be a different place with him as PM compared to if the ALP stayed in power? I don't.

Abbott, Gillard, Turnbull, whoever, they're all taking Australia in the same direction.



Someone once said to me, the day after Tony Abbott is elected Australia won't be taking in 'boat people' we will be generating 'boat people' ourselves.

Obviously not going to happen, but for a stereotypical Abbott supporter (at least what we're supposed to think, uniformed, racist, etc) that would be a dream come true.

OFFLINE   Con #15

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 07:31 PM

^ Like most opposition leaders at the half way mark of a governments term. Everyone will breath a sigh of relief once Australia's most incompetent government in history is ousted.


Rubbish. The most incompetent Government in history was the Bruce Government. This Government is not incompetent, despite the rhetorical rubbish being continually propagated by the Murdoch Press which suggests it is.

People's opinions of this government will be different in 30-40 years time when the benefits of the NBN will be experienced and new industries will be in operation thanks to the vision of this government to build the NBN and Price Carbon.

OFFLINE   Tickford #16

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 07:37 PM

They're still would have been an NBN with the coalition, it just would have been cheaper.

OFFLINE   Con #17

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 07:38 PM

Labor need to start regulating the Murdoch Press ASAP.

They're still would have been an NBN with the coalition, it just would have been cheaper.


But much, much, much slower.

OFFLINE   Matlock #18

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 07:47 PM

Labor need to start regulating the Murdoch Press ASAP.

Maybe they should regulate Nine, Seven, Ten and Mediaspy too, so that no undesirable opinions to Queen Juliar's reign of terror are expressed.

But much, much, much slower.

Sorry- no 1000mbps internet for you. Looks like you will have to wait another 20 seconds for that hi-def porno to torrent.

Edited by tmorgan96, 24 May 2012 - 07:49 PM.


OFFLINE   jimbo #19

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 08:13 PM

I forgot to congratulate you on getting a job in Julia's PR office a while ago, Con!

OFFLINE   SA TV #20

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 08:24 PM

Prime Minister Gillard is by far 'the worst' PM we've had, she's led a highly productive government and has pushed through some nation building policy... her only problem is being a victim of the time and the way she came to power.

The sad reality that Tony Abbott could be PM is something that should trouble any person who has this country and our future at heart.