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Labor in the toilet still

I hope that my dear readers will forgive my laxity of late when it comes to federal politics and the Labor scandals and woes de jour.

For example we have the Craig Tompson  police raids:

The NBN hits a big speed bump:

The Greens are still pissing into the wind on the boat people…

The mining Tax is not bringing in any cash

THE failure of the Gillard government’s mining tax to raise any money in its first three months is emblematic of its “sheer incompetence”, the opposition says.

The government today defended the controversial tax, saying it wasn’t supposed to raise revenue when mining profits were being ploughed back into the industry.

But opposition treasury spokesman Joe Hockey said the tax was the “signature illustration of the failure of the Gillard government”.

“The tax has failed. I have never heard of a tax that doesn’t raise a dollar,” Mr Hockey said.

“Even the most incompetent government anywhere in the world would not introduce a tax that raises no money. But, this is a new benchmark in public policy.”

None of Australia’s biggest miners – BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto or Xstrata – has any liability under the minerals resource rent tax so far in 2012-13, The Australian revealed today, and the government did not receive any revenue by Monday’s payment deadline.

source

Its not looking good for team Labor, but is anyone really surprised given thier track record over the last five years?

Cheers Comrades

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26 Comments

  1. Simon says:

    The latest controversy of Bob Carr being accompanied with his wife whenever he goes overseas, costing a reported $120,000 in 6 months is outrageous. I’ve got no problem with the first bloke joining the Prime Minister when she goes overseas but the way Bob has tried to explain Helena’s presence as an “asset” is a joke. I can’t help but suspect this might have been the agreement reached for him to accept the position – and if that’s the case this has the potential to end the Labor government.

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  3. paulwello says:

    Iain,
    1: the Craig Thomson saga, He has not been charged with anything so this is again a non story.

    2: the NBN roll out seems to be going ahead even with the NSW Liberal Government trying its hardest to charge NSW customers more.

    The company building the National Broadband Network says claims by the New South Wales Government that the NBN rollout would lead to a rise in electricity prices are incorrect.
    “Putting fibre cables on power poles in NSW brings in more money for the state, not less,” said NBN Co CEO Mike Quigley.
    “Where we have an issue is that whereas we’ve negotiated fair and reasonable terms with other utilities in other states, the NSW Government wants to charge us far in excess of anybody else.
    “That’s unfair to taxpayers.
    “Sharing infrastructure is meant to save taxpayers money. It avoids us having to build more of it. It allows us to roll out the NBN more quickly. And it lessens disruption to communities.

    Links here for you to read.

    http://www.nbnco.com.au/news-and-events/news/nsw-utilities-access.html
    http://www.nbnco.com.au/news-and-events/news.html

    3: The MRRT is not expected to have revenue until the end of October.

    First MRRT revenue due by end of October

    http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/first-mrrt-revenue-due-by-end-of-october-20121018-27ud4.html

    And last this from the latest newspoll
    http://resources.news.com.au/files/2012/10/29/1226505/011192-aus-na-file-newspoll.pdf

    So Iain you were saying Labor are in the doghouse, I would say it is the other way around.

    Cheers Comrade

  4. Iain Hall says:

    Too many links sent you to moderation paul

  5. Iain Hall says:

    You must be missing me Paul 😉

    Iain,
    1: the Craig Thomson saga, He has not been charged with anything so this is again a non story.

    2: the NBN roll out seems to be going ahead even with the NSW Liberal Government trying its hardest to charge NSW customers more.

    The company building the National Broadband Network says claims by the New South Wales Government that the NBN rollout would lead to a rise in electricity prices are incorrect.
    “Putting fibre cables on power poles in NSW brings in more money for the state, not less,” said NBN Co CEO Mike Quigley.
    “Where we have an issue is that whereas we’ve negotiated fair and reasonable terms with other utilities in other states, the NSW Government wants to charge us far in excess of anybody else.
    “That’s unfair to taxpayers.
    “Sharing infrastructure is meant to save taxpayers money. It avoids us having to build more of it. It allows us to roll out the NBN more quickly. And it lessens disruption to communities.

    Hmm that supports my view that the NBN roll out is not going as smoothly or quickly as Labor claims

    3: The MRRT is not expected to have revenue until the end of October.

    First MRRT revenue due by end of October

    The proof of the pudding will be in the eating and so far the MRRT plate has been empty and as tomorrow is the last day of October…

    And last this from the latest newspoll
    http://resources.news.com.au/files/2012/10/29/1226505/011192-aus-na-file-newspoll.pdf

    So Iain you were saying Labor are in the doghouse, I would say it is the other way around.

    Cheers Comrade

    Labor will still lose Paul and then what will you do?

  6. paulwello says:

    Well considering you did not actually give a reply to any of those replies other than Labor will lose, and who said that the LNP will win, It will not be on their policies, as they have none.

  7. Iain Hall says:

    Paul Paul Maaate….

    Labor are desperate and draging out every smear and distraction that they can envision and you think that the election will be fought on policy???

    😆

  8. paulwello says:

    Who is bringing out the smears and distractions, the LNP have been doing it for over three years and not one policy issue has been brought up, It was the LNP who is bringing up all the smears, Craig thomson, peter slipper. the sexism claims, the internal Labor leadership issues are all LNP doings.

    Policy should be the issue at the next election, but the LNP have not policies except to repeal everything that the ALP have done and offer nothing to replace them except idiotic ideas, their climate policy is only good for burning, there NBN policy is going to take us backward and there Maternity leave Policy is for the Rich. so what policies do the LNP have that is going to take Australia forward.

  9. paulwello says:

    And by the way IAIN you are not my MATE, you are nothing but a tired old liberal who wants to take us back to the past.

  10. Iain Hall says:

    Paul

    Who is bringing out the smears and distractions, the LNP have been doing it for over three years and not one policy issue has been brought up, It was the LNP who is bringing up all the smears, Craig thomson, peter slipper. the sexism claims, the internal Labor leadership issues are all LNP doings.

    The Craig Tompson scandal is not a “smear” its the true story of a dodgey union apparatchik who has risen above h station and has a past that is embarrassing for the government,now you can pretend that all that matters is that “he hasn’t been charged” but we both know that is bullshit. Peter Slipper is a fine example of Gillard’s bad judgement because she was teh one who seduced him with the promise of high office even though he was far from being suitable for the job and he had a reputation for being a bit dodgey, that she ignored his history for the sake of that extra vote in the house is in itself scandalous,That she did it by pushing Harry Jenkins out of the speakers chair belittles the parliament.

    Policy should be the issue at the next election, but the LNP have not policies except to repeal everything that the ALP have done and offer nothing to replace them except idiotic ideas, their climate policy is only good for burning, there NBN policy is going to take us backward and there Maternity leave Policy is for the Rich. so what policies do the LNP have that is going to take Australia forward.

    Well outside the latte belt much of what has been done by Labor is far from being seen as all sweetness and light. In fact much of it is seen as an ongoing disaster (like the boats policy) or stupid and pointless (like the Carbon tax) or all promise and no delivery (like the NBN and the disability “insurance scheme”)
    As for the LNP government what people expect is the good management and good governance that Labor has been failing to deliver.

    Oh and one more thing I suspect that were we to meet face to face that you would find that I’m actually a nice guy who makes a decent cup of tea 😉

  11. paulwello says:

    Iain, the asylum seeker policy is now on both parties shoulders as the LNP also agreed on that policy, the LNP NBN policy is a shambles, as u know as u do not want to understand the technology, the NDIS is just starting and the LNP are also committed to that, all the LNP want to do is to take us backwards.

    Please tell us why the LNP would be a better government and the policies they have, or not have.

    And why are liberal pollies now talking of change in the party, sounds like rumblings to me that they are not satisfied with your hero TA.

    http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/sit-tight-abbott-moves-to-calm-nervous-coalition-mps-20121029-28fpc.html

  12. Iain Hall says:

    Paul

    Iain, the asylum seeker policy is now on both parties shoulders as the LNP also agreed on that policy, the LNP NBN policy is a shambles, as u know as u do not want to understand the technology, the NDIS is just starting and the LNP are also committed to that, all the LNP want to do is to take us backwards.

    Firstly The asylum seeker problem is a creature entirely of Labor’s making. If there is a shambles with the NBN its the fault of its backers (the ALP) The NDIS will never come to fruition because there is just no money to make it so, Sadly like so many minions of the left you seem to be obsessed with the idea of “progress” and constantly trying to reinvent the wheel. We conservatives understand that there is more to be gained by keeping the best from the past and changing things with care.

    Please tell us why the LNP would be a better government and the policies they have, or not have.

    In the first instance they are grown ups who know the value of doing things properly and they also value the notion of us (collectively) living within our means Labor never seem to be able to get that

    And why are liberal pollies now talking of change in the party, sounds like rumblings to me that they are not satisfied with your hero TA.

    Well I don’t think that there is any serious talk to that effect and unlike you I don’t take everything said in the Fairfax opinion pages as gospel

  13. paulwello says:

    So you only read right wing sites, wow that is insightful.

  14. paulwello says:

    LOL Iain that is so funny, why do conservatives live in the past because they are afraid of the future, and you are the living proof of that, not one great or good Idea from the conservative side of politics, always looking to the past.

    Now you know why they are starting to languish in the polls, no future.

  15. Iain Hall says:

    No actually I mainly read opinions form the left when it comes down to it that way I can understand just where you lot are coming form, Phill Coorey is Generally a decent sort of commentator but on this occasion I think that he builds his whole argument on a rather shaky foundation.

    why do conservatives live in the past because they are afraid of the future, and you are the living proof of that, not one great or good Idea from the conservative side of politics, always looking to the past.

    We don’t “live in the past” Paul but when you have been around for a bit longer you will realise that the history of ‘radical change” is a far from rosy one and that caution is merited.

    That said I do like some aspects of the past like big band swing music, Cars made of steel and style, The blues and fine singing.

  16. paulwello says:

    Iain, you are living in the past if you want the LNP back in power, they have offered nothing other than talk, nothing of substance, give us your insightful thought as to what a LNP govt would look like if they win next years election.

  17. paulwello says:

    Iain who is talking about radical change, I’m not but you obviously are, what are these radical changes. All I see is a nation going forward, not backwards as the LNP want us to do.

  18. paulwello says:

    My god Iain, you are a lazy bastard, this link has nothing to do with this post.
    http://purepoptropica.wordpress.com/2012/10/24/super-important-stuff-on-aqw/
    Just goes to show you do not do research for you stories.

  19. Iain Hall says:

    Really Paul when you write your own blog you will be qualified to judge me on the way that I write this one. 🙄

    That said thanks for pointing out that one link I posted was not relevant to the post. It has been removed 🙂

  20. paulwello says:

    Iain, that is not the first time, what about all those stories that you put up about muslims that and child abuse they were also false.

  21. Iain Hall says:

    Paul

    with wordpress when you write a post it has an add on that suggests related pieces and for no particular reason I often add the links that look like they may be appropriate and guess what sometimes they are not, BIG FUCKIN DEAL 🙄
    As for Muslims and child abuse well theirs is one of the few faiths that have a prophet who marries a girl of seven and consummated the marriage when she was nine. That is a grand example to their faithful don’t you think?

  22. paulwello says:

    Really Paul when you write your own blog you will be qualified to judge me on the way that I write this one

    Actually Iain, I am qualified to criticise you on your blog, seeing though this is a democratic society, I can criticise you on whatever you write or lack off, considering this site is a right wing blog, or thought it was, why don’t you write some articles on the virtue of what the Liberal Party would offer coming into the next election, like article on policy debate, or lack there off.

    If you cannot take criticism, why write a blog.

  23. paulwello says:

    Now Iain, would you care to please link this to where its says this thank you.

    As for Muslims and child abuse well theirs is one of the few faiths that have a prophet who marries a girl of seven and consummated the marriage when she was nine. That is a grand example to their faithful don’t you think?

  24. paulwello says:

    with wordpress when you write a post it has an add on that suggests related pieces and for no particular reason I often add the links that look like they may be appropriate and guess what sometimes they are not, BIG FUCKIN DEAL

    Touch a raw nerve there did we, and as this being your web site, you should actually check your links before posting, Lazy iain LAZY

  25. Iain Hall says:

    Paul
    I don’t need to do that when I have ever vigilant readers like you to do it for me 😉

  26. paulwello says:

    You just want other people to do the work for you LAZY Iain LAZY

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