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The Australian Politics Thread

Scopa

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Lol @ “Farmers Union iced coffee gelato”.

Hmm. Sounds interesting, but to be honest I love the traditional water-based gelati. Everyone and there dog is making the creamy, milk-based variety now and it’s too much like regular boring old ice cream.

Still, if I happen to be there, I’ll try it.


EDIT: Wait. Why is this in the politics thread?
 
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I'm not a massive fan of the climate protesters either but that doesn't mean they shouldn't be able to protest or be bullied into not doing it by potato head.

If it does happen, the anti-abortionists should get the same charges against them. Or just abort them. Very late term.


Looks like Woolies will be getting a few extra senile grannies through their doors.
 

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I'm not a massive fan of the climate protesters either but that doesn't mean they shouldn't be able to protest or be bullied into not doing it by potato head.

If it does happen, the anti-abortionists should get the same charges against them. Or just abort them. Very late term.


Looks like Woolies will be getting a few extra senile grannies through their doors.
The only reason they have time to carry out these “protests” is because we’re paying them to not work. Bunch of useless parasites. Also Larissa Waters is a massive cunt.
 
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Scopa

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The only reason they have time to carry out these “protests” is because we’re paying them to not work. Bunch of useless parasites. Also Larissa Waters is a massive cunt.
Agreed. If they took away the dole, they’d be a whole lot less protestors.

I’ve got nothing against freedom to protest. But, most of these fuckwits wouldn’t even know why they are there half the time. Oxygen wasters.
 
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Agreed. If they took away the dole, they’d be a whole lot less protestors.

I’ve got nothing against freedom to protest. But, most of these fuckwits wouldn’t even know why they are there half the time. Oxygen wasters.
Freedom to protest should only apply to people who pay tax
 

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I'm not a massive fan of the climate protesters either but that doesn't mean they shouldn't be able to protest or be bullied into not doing it by potato head.

If it does happen, the anti-abortionists should get the same charges against them. Or just abort them. Very late term.


Looks like Woolies will be getting a few extra senile grannies through their doors.
Bullshit. They get dole so they can try to better themselves and look for jobs.
Not LARPing as proto-communists or having hippie parties in the middle of the city, in the middle of the day when honest people are working.

Don't like the conditions the dole comes with? Well just learn to live without it.

Once again, QLD will take the lead and show the rest of the country and world how to deal with these degenerate losers.
Take 5 minutes of your time, leave the avocado toast and go try get a proper job instead leaching off society.
 
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Can the Federal Government even afford to pump money into the aged care sector?

IIRC they're aiming to bring down overall government expenditure in order to balance the budget after the tax cuts.
 
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What shitstain this guy is.

Is there some rule that to be a member of the LNP you have to be a rotten cunt?
 

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Home Affairs suggests porn viewers be subject to face scans

The Department of Home Affairs has suggested using face scans to confirm people's age before they watch online pornography and to restrict access to gambling sites.

The department has suggested checking ages by matching a person's photo with a document already logged with Home Affairs, such as a driver's licence.

"This could assist in age verification, for example by preventing a minor from using their parent's driver licence to circumvent age verification controls," it wrote to a parliamentary inquiry into age verification for online wagering and online pornography.

The United Kingdom this month abandoned plans to introduce a nationwide age verification system for online pornography, after years of technical troubles and concerns from privacy campaigners.

Closer to home, the Home Affairs proposal would piggyback off a separate proposed facial recognition scheme being pursued by the federal government.

The government had floated a contentious plan to permit government agencies, telecom companies and banks to use facial recognition technology connected to a 'hub'.

Under the laws, driver's licence, passport and visa images would be stored by the Home Affairs Department in an "interoperability hub".

However, a bipartisan committee last week told the Morrison government to redraft the proposed laws allowing for the technology's use in Australia, with Liberal and Labor MPs demanding additional safeguards be added.

Sex industry lobby group Eros Association suggested stronger parental controls be made available by internet service providers, pointing to Telstra allowing a filter of websites.

In the association's submission, general manager Rachel Payne says the UK model posed serious privacy concerns and risked creating a potential "honey pot" for hackers.

The University of New South Wales' Law Society said in countries where age verification for porn was enforced, effectiveness was limited with over four million domains and internet tools allowing users to circumvent controls.

But the society did say Italy, Denmark and Spain had successful government-run age verification schemes for online gambling.

The society said the UK's scheme was unable to guarantee the anonymity of users and would have potentially forced them to use multiple third-party age verification systems.

South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence said restricting children's access to porn would allow them to learn about sex more appropriately.

Source: SMH

Dutton wants to watch you masturbate.

 
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How does a person get to the point where their first thought upon hearing about firefighters braving their lives to save people's homes is "oh I bet he goes home to beat his wife"?
I don't know, it's idiotic.

What about the gay and lesbian firefighters, do they beat their partners as well?



I wonder if people ever come up to her and say: "Bowled Shane."?
 

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I don't know, it's idiotic.

What about the gay and lesbian firefighters, do they beat their partners as well?
We don't have data on lesbian firefighters in particular but we have ample data that the amount of domestic violence in lesbian partnerships is significantly higher than any other parthership configuration.

As I think the trait of being a firefighter has no correlation to being a perpetrator of domestic violence (I know of no studies that suggest this).
I draw the conclusion that :

* Yes. Lesbian firefighters DO beat their partners in significantly higher proportions than non-lesbian firefighters.
* and this is statistically significant.
 
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Does that make Greta the pope?

Retired nurses in South Australia have been threatened with debt collectors for as little as $33 due to salary overpayments made more than 20 years ago.

Nadine retired in early 2018 after 32 years' service at the Repatriation General Hospital in Adelaide's south, but last month she was phoned by a government agency seeking $143.85 which it said had been paid in error in 1996.
Another nurse, Pamela, who retired in May after 45 years, was sent a letter last month stating she had been overpaid by $33.

When she asked SSSA what would happen if she didn't pay it back, she said they responded by saying, "We'll send the debt collectors".