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Old 26th November 2021, 06:23 AM   #761
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Originally Posted by Norman Alexander View Post
That is actually much the same as what I said. This bill simply provides a legal excuse for removal, should it be needed. An excuse that was previously legislated against.
Agreed. I don’t think anyone had brought up non Catholic students though. I may have missed it.
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Old 28th November 2021, 09:25 PM   #762
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Okay, this is absolutely crazy.

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Parliament to sit for just 10 days in the next eight months

The sitting calendar has been released.

Tony Burke says he can’t remember a sitting calendar where there were less sitting days in the first half of the year

None in January - that is normal

Seven in February – that is not normal

THREE in March - that is definitely not normal. The three days in March are set for the budget.

The parliament then doesn’t sit again until August.

So that makes ten sittings days from Friday until August 9.
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Old 28th November 2021, 09:36 PM   #763
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Lies and Falsehoods

Crikey's political editor, Bernard Keane has published a book titled "Lies and Falsehoods - The Morrison Government and the New Culture of Deceit".

This book follows on from the publishing of a "Dossier of Lies and Falshoods" in May this year which listed 16 documented lies and 11 documented falsehoods told by Scott Morrison on various issues and gives an intake on "why deceivers dominate in the new era of politics". You can view the list HERE.

In an article titled "Why we are calling out the prime minister", Crikey.com distinguishes between lies and falsehoods by claiming that a lie is falsehood that is knowingly and wilfully told in order to deceive.
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Why have we made a distinction between “lies” and “falsehoods”? Because we appreciate that sometimes the PM might misspeak or be poorly briefed. We are not inside his head. We don’t always know his motive.

But when he repeats or fails to correct the same untruth, in the face of evidence to the contrary, we can only conclude that someone of his intelligence and high status objectively understands and knows what he is doing is lying.
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Old 28th November 2021, 09:42 PM   #764
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But Morrison hasn't told any lies! We know because that's what he said!
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Old 29th November 2021, 01:06 AM   #765
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Originally Posted by arthwollipot View Post
Okay, this is absolutely crazy.



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Why do I get the feeling we're going to have separate House and Senate elections this time round?
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Old 29th November 2021, 03:35 AM   #766
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Originally Posted by arthwollipot View Post
Okay, this is absolutely crazy.



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When something is described as crazy it is worth going to primary sources. See my link below. The table is based on that source.


Month2021 2022
January 0 0
February 11 7
March 8 3
April 0 4
May 7 8
June 10 11
July 0 0
August 13 7
September 2 8
October 8 8
November 6 7
December 2 1

Edit. It is not 10 days it is 33 days for January - June 2022

https://www.aph.gov.au/News_and_Even...ral=0&pubhol=1

Edit2 Here is a pdf of the latest document. It says nothing that is not above. It was Issued 29 November 2021

https://1drv.ms/b/s!Ag6rBpv34ZT-jtYN...NslMg?e=hVqaRD
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Old 29th November 2021, 03:54 AM   #767
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Why do I get the feeling we're going to have separate House and Senate elections this time round?
The Senate must go to the polls by May next year but the House of Representatives may delay until as long as September. Of course, a PM doing this would be committing electoral suicide (though it is not the first time a PM was arrogant enough to think that he could get away with doing something like this).

However, local media is suggesting a May election.
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In a move that has surprised no-one, Christian Porter just announced that he will not contest the next election.

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http://www.christianporter.com.au/local-news2/statement
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Originally Posted by arthwollipot View Post
In a move that has surprised no-one, Christian Porter just announced that he will not contest the next election.
He was harmed (and forced to stand down as attorney general) over the rape allegation.

However, he was toast anyway because he supported Clive Palmer in his high court challenge against WA's border closures last year. Had he continued to run in 2022 then a campaign like "A vote for Porter is a vote for Clive Palmer" would probably see a similar white-out of the liberal party at the federal election as it was at the state election.
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