Politicians' silence is as telling as their outbursts

Politicians' silence is as telling as their outbursts

Politicians' silence is as telling as their outbursts
We can learn just as much about the values of our government from its silence as we can from its selective outrage, writes Ebony Bennett.

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Mat Morrison
Mat Morrison 2 months ago

Send that obnoxious cunt back to Belgium, and his Terminator accent. He can go rip off Belgian workers, oh no he'll have the EU breathing down his neck

Mike Yewdall
Mike Yewdall 2 months ago

Something about love and equality apparently requires a national opinion poll while something about war, death, destruction simply requires the P.M.'s say so...Very odd that!!

June de Ron
June de Ron 2 months ago

Reject the rubbish about Religious reasons for not voting yes!! VOTE YES and show them we are not hoodwinked by their attempt at treating us as imbeciles. I think Mattias Cormann has a soft side he does not want us to see. He was very emotional when Penny made her speech about her fears for her children and all the other affected little children who are going to be exposed to hatred and bullying. Cormann I suspect is not being true to himself Vote YES

Leon Isaacs
Leon Isaacs 2 months ago

corman was so uncomfortable and embarrassed having to sit opposite penny Wong it is clear that like so many front benchers they are allowing this farce to continue just to hold their positions. the next time a lib says that the party is a broad church someone should demand a definition and then offer them a soapy mouth scrubbing

Gillian Jamieson
Gillian Jamieson 2 months ago

I really think the lnp has got itself into a position that it can't get out of. Driven by the extreme ideals of the hard right and always being n the back foot where Tony is concerned they've driven themselves into a corner. It's common knowledge that Malcolm the person thinks we need a carbon trading scheme, that we should be a republic and that people of the same sex should have the right to marry anyone the want, just like the rest of us. Yet his party has forced him to backtrack on every one of those ideals. What price leadership? I think he's 'done' a Mephistopheles and sold his soul to the devil. No point in saying. RIP there - he's condemned it to eternal hellfire

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Global Citizen Sun, 10/22/2017 - 07:44

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The Sydney Morning Herald Sun, 10/22/2017 - 07:10

Witness in a sex abuse case was paid to remain silent

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Don't blame me I didn't vote Liberal Sun, 10/22/2017 - 04:03

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Don't blame me I didn't vote Liberal Fri, 10/20/2017 - 23:16
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Don't blame me I didn't vote Liberal Thu, 10/19/2017 - 03:28
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Australia’s “chronic non-compliance” “completely off the charts” says UN

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