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Labor announces the new NBN medicine program

With the election announced and Julia Gillard really keen to show just what can be achieved with her much questioned  praised NBN in a Sandpit exclusive I can share with you all a test operation using the new Tele-medicine ,  like a lot of Labor big ideas this one obviously has a few bugs to be sorted out, but I hope that we can be assured that things will be much more successful than the beta testing.

Its understood that The party’s  first choice of test subject  was their dear leader’s fashion consultant, however its understood that Gillard vetoed that because it would have meant that Tim would be unavailable for , err ” domestic duties” while he recovered from the process. This turned out to be a sound choice because the first demonstration was to say the least, underwhelming .

Commiserations and floral tributes  to the pioneer can be sent to Labor HQ.

Cheers Comrades

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13 Comments

  1. Grace says:

    What a handy coincidence, Craig Thomson arrested with 150 charges the day ATER Dillard announces the date for the election. We should conduct a poll; questions like;
    A: Does Juliar Dillard have the worlds best crystal Ball
    B: Does NickCola Rockon have the world’s best crystal Ball.
    C: Does the Victorian Police force have a hot-line direct to Federal Labor Headquarters.

  2. Ray Dixon says:

    I’m surprised Iain isn’t gloating about this already in a new post (give him time though) but I don’t see how it was the reason Gillard announced the election date yesterday. That doesn’t make any sense.

  3. Iain Hall says:

    I’ve been out to a medical appointment Ray and I have only just heard about the arrest, to be honest I am delighted that he has finally been charged, of course he can still sit in the house until he is convicted. That said I Agree that this has nothing to do with Gillard announcing the election date yesterday.

  4. Grace says:

    Makes all the sense in the world. She has announced the election date, the speaker can make Thomson step aside, NOT resign, and the opposition are snookered trying to call for a disillusionment of the Parliament now, the only thing could be that the government could be forced into a caretaker mode earlier than the date of the writs being issued. Caretaker roll and they can’t enact anymore policy. There’s a little bit more to it than that, but she or Rockson have been given inside word.
    Even when asked at a press stand-up in Bunderberg this afternoon, an hour after the pictures of his arrest have been published and TV footage shown, she said she’d only heard about press reports about his arrest. Come on, this is the Prime Minister, and she’s telling us that her office wouldn’t have been straight on the blower with something like this, pull the other one Juliar.

  5. Iain Hall says:

    Grace i don’t consider that Labor have the smarts to plan some thing like this but they could have just been lucky

  6. Ray Dixon says:

    Grace said:

    the speaker can make Thomson step aside, NOT resign

    The Speaker can do no such thing. Thomson can sit in the House until and unless he’s convicted.

    the opposition are snookered trying to call for a disillusionment of the Parliament now

    It’s “Dissolution” and they can call for one with or without Thomson in the House but they still won’t get one. Because they don’t have the numbers regardless of Thomson’s vote.

    the only thing could be that the government could be forced into a caretaker mode earlier than the date of the writs being issued

    You really don’t know how Parliament works, do you?

    she or Rockson have been given inside word

    Even if they were, so what? It wouldn’t to be to their advantage to announce the election date knowing that – quite the opposite.

  7. Great news about Thomson being nabbed. And so publicly too – when he did have the option of willingly attending a station of Vic. Pol’s choosing.

    One observation: Given most of us anticipate this Thomson thing to proceed at the speed of a snail towards a date with the Court, I suggest the month of May and handing down of the Budget could be rather entertaining!

  8. Brian says:

    I am delighted that he has finally been charged…
    Great news about Thomson being nabbed.

    Unless you two were victims of the alleged crime, why on earth would you be “delighted” about it? Just because he’s a former member of the ALP?

    Hopefully the law will treat Craig Thomson and the allegations against him with much more impartiality.

  9. I hardly think the Victorian Police Fraud Squad would spend 18 months chasing somebody accused of lifting jellybeans from a corner store jar, Brian.

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  11. Iain Hall says:

    Brian
    I have worked as a lowly cleaner when I was a student so I feel some affinity for those who work in those jobs and I also feel a great deal of resentment at the notion of union officials who live a champagne lifestyle by extracting dues from those who can hardly afford a beer…

  12. Brian says:

    Union officials don’t “extract” dues, they simply receive them, because in most cases union membership is voluntary. If a court finds he has misused the funds contributed by members then I’m sure Thomson will be convicted and held to account. Until then he is entitled to the same presumption of innocence as all of us.

    Fiona, try reading what I actually wrote. I didn’t say Thomson was innocent, in fact I personally doubt that he is. But at the end of the day it is not for you and I to decide, and cheerleading his arrest is just cheap politicking.

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