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Abbott Takes Credit for Sweet F*** All

18/06/2013

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UPDATE!!!!!   OMG!!!!   The coalition have changed the quote!! That is right! They have totally changed the article !!! But thank god for Hansard! Albo caught it before the coalition media squad sanitised it.

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(FROM HANSARD 17/06/2013 – Proof that the coalition are manipulating the media)

Mr ALBANESE: I saw a bit of policy from those opposite on 14 June—last week. The South Coast Register had the headline ‘Abbott show rolls into town’. It says—this is a direct quote:

If we are elected we will form an organisation called Infrastructure Australia …

Well, there’s a thought! There’s an idea! Why didn’t we think of that? Then he went on to say this:

… which will do its best to rationally and scientifically look at the various infrastructure projects and rank the best on public cost benefit …

There’s another idea! Why didn’t we think of that? Melbourne Metro—we did it. It is on the list. Cross River Rail—it is on the list. All 15 out of 15 projects are on the list, and we are funding them, and this bloke is telling state governments: ‘No, don’t accept the money. Stick with the Bombay solution on Cross River Rail of removing seats so people can stand up.’

Mr Pyne: Madam Speaker, on a point of order: before the Leader of the House blows a gasket, I will slow him down. But, to be relevant, surely he needs to explain whether the NBN underwent a cost-benefit analysis as part of Infrastructure Australia.

The SPEAKER: The Manager of Opposition Business will resume his seat. That was a complete abuse of a point of order.

Opposition members interjecting—

The SPEAKER: It was not a good point of order, actually; it was an absolute abuse of points of order.

Mr ALBANESE: This quote goes on:

… then all levels of governments will be able to fund what they choose to be the one that makes most sense.

So we have cost-benefit analysis. We have Infrastructure Australia. We have the system set up which doesn’t say, ‘We fund roads but we don’t fund rail.’ It says you do proper analysis and that you don’t have bias according to mode. That is precisely what we have done. It is precisely the good policy structure that we have set up. This bloke has not noticed that we have been funding public transport in our capital cities and urban centres. He also has not noticed Infrastructure Australia; so, to help him, I table the national infrastructure priority list, which has on it the NBN— (Time expired)

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Tony Abbott has gone on and on about how the Prime Minister “lied”. That it is all her fault that she said there would be no carbon tax and then there was. Tony wants everyone to forget reality.

He does this when he explains how by spending more money on schools, somehow schools will be worse off. He wants you to forget that climate change is real and his policy to address it is totally bogus. He wants you to forget that in a global economy, a crisis such as the GFC will affect us indirectly by affecting our trading partners. He tries to make you think the economy is in a recession. Or that productivity, something that has been rising over the last 9 quarters, is actually down. And he wants you to forget this is a hung parliament.

Abbott gets to say these things because the media have neglected to focus on what this govt has done and instead have focused on reporting the “alternative”, even when none exists. Indonesia has been saying they will not accept tow backs or turn backs for about four years now. Any media organisation could have flown to Jakarta and asked the government there and we would have all known that. Instead, they created the illusion that Abbott’s policy was intact. And that the government is at fault. Despite the reality of a hung parliament and what that means. How policy needs support. Ironically, the governments immigration policy was passed with the coalitions support. Yet they blame it all on the government.

It is now becoming more and more clear that Abbott has been deceiving the electorate on turn backs. As he has about climate change and the price of carbon. As he has about the economy. As he has about education. As he attempted to do with the NDIS claiming it to be aspirational policy. Well it’s now here.

While Abbott was doing his deceiving, he was telling the electorate that the Prime Minister is a liar.

Abbott show rolls into town

THE national media caravan rolled into the Shoalhaven yesterday with Opposition leader Tony Abbott.

Mr Abbott made a number of appearances to support Liberal candidate Ann Sudmalis, including attending a community forum in the Nowra School of Arts.

A large crowd of Gilmore residents, which Ms Sudmalis said had been “randomly selected” and sent invitations in the mail, attended the forum where after a short address Mr Abbott answered a number of questions on varying subjects from the floor.

Dressed in one of his blue ties, he was confronted with issues such health, education, care for veterans, the National Disability Insurance Scheme, superannuation, small business, Aboriginal affairs, looking after youth, supermarkets harming farmers, road and rail transport and even the site for Sydney’s next airport.

http://www.southcoastregister.com.au/story/1572751/abbott-show-rolls-into-town/

The article was bought to public attention in parliament when Anthony Albanese noticed a few quotes from the man who says he never lies. Here is Tony, standing in front of people that he is asking to trust him and vote for him and he lies to them. He treats them as ignorant. That they maybe unaware of the outside world beyond their small town borders.

In a further question he said he would like to see the Princes Highway between Nowra and Gerringong upgraded.

“Sure it would be great to have a fast train between Nowra and Sydney but it would also be good if we didn’t have that terrible and dangerous section of road from here Nowra through Berry and up to Gerringong,” he said.

“So, what do we do?

 “Well, in the case of the Federal Government we are going to have this organisation, Infrastructure Australia, which will do its best to rationally and as scientifically as you can look at various infrastructure projects and rank the best on public cost benefit – then all levels of governments will be able to fund what they choose to be the one that makes most sense.”

NB!! This is NOT what ABBOTT originally said at all!!! From Hansard

If we are elected we will form an organisation called Infrastructure Australia …

Well, there’s a thought! There’s an idea! Why didn’t we think of that? Then he went on to say this:

… which will do its best to rationally and scientifically look at the various infrastructure projects and rank the best on public cost benefit …

That’s right. If elected Abbott is going to ‘form’ Infrastructure Australia! By the information he told the people at the meeting, it sounds exactly like the one Australia already has. Maybe what he will do is repeal the one that is there now, then create the new one which does exactly the same thing that the organisation the ALP govt placed in 2008/2009. I can imagine him not batting an eyelid as he lied to people as he asked for their trust. But it is also becoming obvious that people are starting to see this.

He was also tackled on whether or not he would make promises he knows he can’t keep.

No mention in the article how Abbott tackled that question. But great to know people are asking him. And how do you make this a possible? How can you set the scene where a politician can openly lie and make sure he will not be called out for that lie by someone who may know better such as the ALP candidate. How do you make sure that only the people you want attend an ‘open community forum’.  Well. What you do is this.

Outside, secretary of the South Coast Labour Council Arthur Rorris cut a lonely figure after being refused entry because he did not have printed invitations to the event.

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A. Ghebranious June 2013

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