Posts tagged ‘senate’

April 14, 2012

Flashback – Penny Wong stands strong against LibNat insults (video)

In May 2011, during a senate committee hearing, Penny Wong was meowed at by Coalition Senator David Bushby (Liberal Senator for Tasmania). Wong did not let that slide, her response:

You meow when a woman does that … that’s a good idea. It is just extraordinary. The blokes are allowed to yell but if a woman stands her ground you want to make that kind of comment. It’s sort of schoolyard politics, mate.

April 13, 2012

Bob Browns resignation statement

The Australian Greens
Bob’s full media statement:

Bob Brown has resigned as Leader of the Australian Greens Parliamentary Party. He will also resign from the Senate, after 16 years’ service, when his Tasmanian replacement is available in June.

Senator Brown, who is 67, made the announcement to his Greens Party Room colleagues this morning at 10am.

“I am sad to leave but happy to go. It is good knowing that the Greens have such a depth of talent and experience lined up for leadership – I could only dream about that a decade ago”, Senator Brown said.

“It is prime time to hand over the reins. I offer a huge ‘thank you’ to the 1.7 million Australian voters who elected our Green team, and to my 9 colleagues: they have made each Green year in this parliament better than the year before – though the best is yet to come. For example, our policies for fairly taxing the resources boom and carbon polluters, uniquely enable the Greens to fund a national disabilities insurance scheme, the Gonski education reforms, Denticare, renewable energy businesses, as well as progress on High Speed Rail linking our major cities.

“I also thank my splendid staff, including my longtime friend, confidant, and fount of good political sense, Chief of Staff, Ben Oquist,” Senator Brown said.

Senator Brown has called the Governor-General, the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Tasmanian Greens to inform them of his resignation.

“I look forward to fresh green pursuits including writing, photography, music, occasional talks, bushwalking, and getting out with Paul to see Miranda Gibson who has been perched for 120 days 60 metres high, in defence of a giant tree facing destruction in central Tasmania,” Senator Brown said.

April 11, 2012

Tasmania, meet the Liberal Senator who doesn’t care if he kills you

Hello Tasmania, have you met Stephen Parry? I’m sure you have, you voted him in to the Senate, representing the Liberal Party.

Now, ex-police officer, Parry is the Deputy President of the Senate, and he cares so little about his constituents, that he seems to not care if he kills you or not.

Brave call for a little blog? Perhaps, but there is no other way to describe someone who gets caught drink driving, with a reading of 0.1 during a random breath test.

That is not just irresponsible, not just dodgy, not just a little bit of money ‘accidentally’ falling into the wrong pockets – that is putting your life in danger.

Well done to the Liberal member Stephen Parry.

Oh, and he is sorry I have made a serious error of judgement

… I must add allegedly for everything I have written.

Source: Drink-driving senator loses his licence
Tasmanian senator Stephen Parry sorry for drink driving

text by @redglitterx
reference to any person in this post is in no way intended to imply that the people quoted would in any way endorse the contents of this post or blog

March 24, 2012

Funniest Home Movies – Doug Cameron

Was it only last year when Senator Cameron read this letter out?

Sigh!!! those were the days, when politics was light-hearted and fun… or at least, not trying to recreate a Quentin Tarantino movie.

Now politicians (on the Right) just make allusions to death threats and causing physical harm to their opponents.

text by @redglitterx

March 20, 2012

Men and Women of Australia, we have a MRRT

Senate resumes at 11am today: watch here SENATE

how twitter announced the breaking news of MRRTax

compiled by @redglitterx