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    More amused than aggressive I'd say from this end of the line………………..

    BTW, I hope Barney get's back in, and I'm sure he will. I don't think anyone could have foreseen that in his background.
    Interestingly, how many of the first parliament would have fallen foul of that provision, and how many since?

    I reckon the ALP should have a bit of fun, but not get too antsy about the Government's situation. But some other parties may question the validity of a couple of close recent decisions. I wonder if a positive verdict might have a wider effect?

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    First off Ian, I did go a bit far in my general cynicism and I apologise.

    I meant prospective actions concerning recent close votes swung by single votes from (Barney) who wasn't entitled to vote at the time. Not the ruling made on friday re eligibility.
    I hope the ALP isn't silly enough to pursue that direction, but there may be others who might. Of course whether they have standing could the question.

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    Labor said it will not challenge but as Jeff says, other interested parties may.
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    I'm not up with the laws on this of course but I am presuming that either any Australian citizen could challenge, or only a sitting MP.
    Haven't the time to look through the Constitution today. Or any day on this matter as except for it's nuisance value I cannot see it going anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    Good luck with that, if you've got one vote in the House.
    It wouldn't be about the House, it would involve the High Court.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    Tch tch.... such aggressiveness is unbecoming. You guys should be ashamed of yourselves. I'll await your apologies.

    Dyslexia, as pointed out by Hallam, isn't a disability; it actually confers strengths on an individual. This, from the Dyslexia Association:

    Research has indicated that we should be wary about automatically assuming that language processing difficulties/differences associated with dyslexia are deficits. Some of the differences that individuals with dyslexia display may actually confer advantages for some kinds of thinking or encourage them to find different paths to learning (Singleton)
    It was a typo. I was not aggressive and have nothing to be ashamed about. You, on the other hand, mocked someone because they suffer a disability.

    Dyslexia is classed as a disability under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and the Human Rights Commission. That fact is also noted by the Australian Dyslexia Association. Many disabilities also confer strengths but that does not mean they are not disabilities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    How and why?
    Do your own thinking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    It's a pity you don't understand how Superannuation (sic) works. It's a pity you don't understand how the Remuneration Tribunal works. It's a pity you don't understand......
    That's not a proper noun and should therefore not be capitalised.

    See how useless it is to nitpick the grammar of other posters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    It's a pity you don't understand how Superannuation works. It's a pity you don't understand how the Remuneration Tribunal works. It's a pity you don't understand......
    It's a pity some pensioners live in poverty while retired pollies live in comparative luxury. Super is comparatively new, especially for women.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    What's a positive verdict?
    "Positive verdict" is an expression that has been in use since the 1700s. Surely someone who is so picky about the grammar of others would know that?

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    So why do you ask other people to do it for you ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    Its a proper noun if I choose to use it as one.
    Well, well - so you now get to decide the rules of grammar. Who'd have thought you had the power, and why do you get it but no one else?

    Oh, and that should have been "It's a proper noun", not "its a proper noun". You could read here for more information on the basics of apostrophe use, and you could also stop nitpicking other people when your own grammar is far from perfect.

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    Distraction warning. Dear me.

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    I can't be bothered with childish snark today.
    The weather is delightful. Warm and sunny with a gusty swinging northerly. Interesting sailing, I got wet. Water's cold though. Beach crowded, kids everywhere.
    It will be a difficult summer's sailing owing to large sand banks and a now deep narrow channel, the outgoing tide was making standing waves close to the bar. Less beach than last year and steeper. You can take a running jump from dry to 2m at half tide. Not as safe for small children as it usually is.

    I note the replacement for Nash has said she will not step aside to allow her to be reappointed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    I can't be bothered with childish snark today.
    The weather is delightful. Warm and sunny with a gusty swinging northerly. Interesting sailing, I got wet. Water's cold though. Beach crowded, kids everywhere.
    It will be a difficult summer's sailing owing to large sand banks and a now deep narrow channel, the outgoing tide was making standing waves close to the bar. Less beach than last year and steeper. You can take a running jump from dry to 2m at half tide. Not as safe for small children as it usually is.

    But fun for adults !

    I note the replacement for Nash has said she will not step aside to allow her to be reappointed.
    That's going to make a lot of friends !
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    Queensland election coming where all three major players support basically the same thing, well Adani anyway.
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    Isn't it amazing how politicians get excited about doing something about something that affects them. I am referring to the dual citizenship "crisis"...well for them anyway.
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    Day finished with a small BBQ and drinks in the tree house. We don't use it enough. Cracker of a day!

    They may all support Adani, but will, or can they raise the capital for the project? Banks say no, industry says no, will the feds risk using taxpayers dollars on a project that may fizzle in the face of a failing coal market? Unless some radical tech. comes along it may never make a profit and only survive on a subsidy. It may depend on whether the Lib/Nats are prepared to face reality or just do anything to hold onto power for power's sake.
    I'm quite sure it will never find a private buyer, unless, a tech. revolution occurs of course.

    Pollies are just trying to save face Gary. It's hard to calculate how embarrassing this is for them.

    BTW, have you looked at this yet?
    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...latory-capture

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    The Adani supporters hoping for a mine job may well be disappointed with the actual number of jobs ....should it get started.

    Automated self driving trucks and similar will be the go, no jobs there.
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    ​"Life is under no obligation to give us what we expect." Irrfan Khan. RIP

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    Cheers Gary .
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    Suddenly everyone want's a referendum, an 'omnibus' referendum no less. Just think what could be included…..
    The Aboriginal representation request, truth in political advertising and treating election advertising as a prospectus under company law, proper on-time accounting for political donations, removing politicians political advisors from the public purse unless they bare answerable to PS regulations, the possibilities are endless. Feel free to add a few.
    It could be a very big bus indeed.

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    All pigs to runway 5.
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    That too……. Pork flies all over the country with politicians as it is………...

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    I can't be bothered with childish snark today.
    I'm not sure if that's a reference to my recent posts, but if so I'd just like to explain that I was tilting at windmills trying to illustrate to BF how silly it was to nitpick about grammar.

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    Hi Chris, we are well aware of the source of snark on this thread and it isn't you .
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    I'm sure I remember Turnbull and Brandis telling us there was no danger of the foreign pollies being disallowed ? So much for any legal advice from them !!
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    Brandis is likely the second worst AG we have had, but then Barwick will be hard to surpass as an entirely politicised AG and High Court Judge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    Indeed
    Yes.
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    Surprise, Surprise. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-3...ission/9100838


    Coalition MPs may cross floor to vote for banking royal commission

    7.30
    By political correspondent David Lipson

    Updated 57 minutes ago

    VIDEO: Coalition MPs threaten to cross floor to vote for banking royal commission (7.30)
    RELATED STORY: Aussie founder Symond says banking royal commission 'on the cards'
    RELATED STORY: Scandal-hit CBA promises to cooperate with APRA probe
    RELATED STORY: Christensen threatens to cross the floor on banking royal commission bill

    Three Coalition MPs are considering breaking ranks and voting against the Federal Government in a renewed push to establish a royal commission into the banks.
    Key points:


    • Warren Entsch and George Christensen are considering crossing the floor
    • Ann Sudmalis, frustrated by slow pace of change, is also considering her options
    • Acting PM Julie Bishop says Government working to address MPs' concerns


    The High Court disqualification of former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce appears to have emboldened several Coalition MPs, who are considering crossing the floor.
    Queenslander Warren Entsch told 7.30 "all hell will break loose" if his demands aren't met by the end of the month.
    Mr Entsch said Treasurer Scott Morrison promised him a number of specific allegations of bad bank behaviour would be investigated but, as yet, there's been no sign of it.
    He is currently in New York, seconded to the United Nations, but he will be back in time for the final sitting fortnight.

    "The matters raised by Mr Entsch are still being worked on by the Treasurer and Minister for Revenue and Financial Services," a spokesperson for the Treasurer told 7.30.
    Queensland LNP member George Christensen has repeatedly threatened to vote for a banking royal commission and still has concerns.
    And 7.30 understands NSW south coast MP Ann Sudmalis is also considering her options, having been frustrated by the slow pace of change.

    VIDEO: Julie Bishop on prospect of Coalition MPs crossing floor(7.30)
    Acting Prime Minister Julie Bishop told 7.30 "we want to work with those MPs and others who have constituents who are concerned about the relationship they had with their bank".
    "A banking royal commission will not provide them with redress," she said.
    "It would only make recommendations and that could be years away and that's why we're trying to take action now.
    "I'm sure my fellow members of Parliament understand that."
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    Mostly the whips get at them or they get cold feet or it's just another distraction tactic.

    Q&A.
    Jones and Rudd are both quite impressive tonight. And not so far away either at base either. Some interesting questioners as well.
    A very good episode.
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    Things might be getting a bit tense on Manus, reports of a PNG tactical response group on site, inmates and locals arming themselves, the power and water will be turned off today.

    Could get very nasty.

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    It's nasty already. Applied bastardry.
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