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March 12, 2014

Hague and Hammond meet Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop

Australia’s Minister for Name Dropping Julie Bishop is currently in the UK promoting Australia’s track record on Human Rights issues particularly when it comes to refugees and asylum seekers.

Facing a hostile press, and accusations that Australia’s asylum seeker “processing centres” resemble little more than Australia’s very own Guantanamo Bay, Ms Bishop retaliated saying the facilities were much more like “The Bangkok Hilton.”

“I have personally been to the facilities at Papua New Guinea, and I can confirm that the hotels there are certainly not five star, but I found them to be perfectly satisfactory.

Rejecting claims, that since winning the Federal election the Abbott government had effectively “trashed” its relationship with Indonesia, Ms Bishop said that she had a good working relationship with her counterpart Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Muliana Natalegawa.

“We continue to work with the Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. I am also busy travelling the world so that I can mention the United Nations Security Council, the United Nations General Assembly, “diplomatic relations” with the United Kingdom and the fact that I have met with William Hague.

“Let’s not forget that I am currently attending the annual Australia-UK Ministerial Consultations meeting which means I am really quite important.”

Mishearing a question on whether Australia would follow New Zealand’s lead on changing the National Flag, Ms Bishop said that the Minister for Education, Christopher Pyne continues to enjoy her full support and that the government’s position on same sex marriage remained unchanged.

 

 

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  1. March 12, 2014 12:49 pm

    Tags; ‘dumb as fuck Julie Bishop’

    You’ve certainly got a way with words Reb. Which is a lot more than can be said for J.B. The flag quote is priceless.

    A glimpse inside the vast empty basketball court of mind that is Julie’s intellect, across which the occasional lone thought dribbles its way toward the goal key.

  2. March 12, 2014 1:18 pm

    “the vast empty basketball court of mind “

    😆

    Have you noticed that whenever she opens her job these days, all she does is just name-drop various organisations and position titles without actually mentioning anything that she’s actually responsible for or any work that she’s doing…?

  3. armchair opinionator permalink
    March 12, 2014 1:30 pm

    also today, the abc review. I wish murdoch, the shock jocks & bolt and even fairfax had the same record as the abc.
    Murdoch would have had something like “of the 97 surveyed stories on asylum seekers, 3 raised no concerns”!
    Not that any of that will faze the IPA mobsters and the libs from screaming bias about every story that doesn’t fit the teabag party version of ‘reality’

    Of the 97 surveyed stories on asylum seekers, 93 raised no concerns:
    http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/gerald-stone-releases-audit-into-abcs-coverage-of-asylum-seekers-20140312-34lk8.html

    Government’s belittling of ABC the worst action of all:

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/comment/governments-belittling-of-abc-the-worst-action-of-all-20140312-34lb8.html#ixzz2viA9ttGY

  4. egg permalink
    March 12, 2014 2:37 pm

    Price is biased (NTTIAWWT).

  5. egg permalink
    March 12, 2014 2:42 pm

    ‘Mr Stone also found a 7.30 segment, broadcast in April 2013, should have applied more caution when broadcasting claims that a Tamil asylum seeker was tortured by Sri Lankan intelligence officers.’

    Yep, the fellow was dodgy.

  6. March 12, 2014 3:25 pm

    ””””’tags: Abroad, Blonde, dumb as fuck, Julie Bishop””””””’

    at the risk of enraging `our` feminista, reb, like edward, the tag line caught my eye straight away 🙂

    .

    ”””””Christopher Pyne continues to enjoy her full support and that the government’s position on same sex marriage remained unchanged.””””’

    Doggy.?

  7. March 12, 2014 3:33 pm

    This is part of the problem too armchair, Jenna has created a Latte Left narrative in defence of my ABC, from the Limited-News borg-trolls. The trouble is responding to the hive-mind gives easily impressed onlookers a false idea to be in Lock-step with and gives `promotion` to the unworthy trolls, bolt, devine and dog-fcuking kenny. Jenna is doing her best to defend Leftism, but l tend to thing these tit-for-tats `back-fire` or fizzle most of the time. Sure, Latte-Lefty`s will love it, and teabags will hate it, and the un-rusted majority will say so what. This post would have been much better done as `news` instead of `comment` so she could go after Brandis and the rest of the teabags, using `solid` quotes. l am glad however, that Jenna pulled her arse out of the fire with the last paragraph,

    ”””””””That’s according to Newspoll. According to Essential. Far and away, the ABC rates much more highly as a reliable news source than any of its competitors. Any of its competitors. That includes your mob, Mr Kenny.

    http://www.smh.com.au/comment/governments-belittling-of-abc-the-worst-action-of-all-20140312-34lb8.html#ixzz2viA9ttGY
    ””””””””””

    Which of course is correct regarding my ABC, and it`s level of trust, well beyond the rest.

  8. Splatterbottom permalink
    March 13, 2014 12:36 pm

    As I was watching Julie stare
    I saw a girl who wasn’t there
    She wasn’t there again today
    I wish to god she’d go away.

  9. armchair opinionator permalink
    March 13, 2014 12:48 pm

    Which of course is correct regarding my ABC, and it`s level of trust, well beyond the rest.

    The silence about what was supposedly a huge issue a few months ago is quite deafening, but that is how it is these days, whatever doesn’t fit the conservative narrative or agenda, is just ignored.

    There was another ABC review out too, that covered the ABC political reporting throughout the election period, those results have been kept even quieter, there was no bias at all, ABC was 100% correct re political reporting.

    Just emphasises to me how much ‘teh right’ live in a world that only exists in their heads and all the screaming and froth mouthed accusations of bias are all part of the propaganda agenda. Couldn’t be done without the enormous assistance they get from uncle rupert and the paid megaphones.

  10. armchair opinionator permalink
    March 13, 2014 12:54 pm

    Where’s the quick-to-enforce-move-on-laws cops when it comes to the right wing?

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/12/melbourne-abortion-clinic-takes-legal-action-in-effort-to-end-daily-protests

  11. armchair opinionator permalink
    March 13, 2014 1:13 pm

    A little light relief

    Speaking proper: does it matter if we can’t pronounce mispronunciation?:
    http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/mar/11/speaking-pronounce-mispronunciation-english-elocution-expresso-nucular?INTCMP=ILCNETTXT3487

    I readily admit to [because my family love to correct me on it!] saying excelerator rather than accelerator, I know how to say it and will do so when I think about it first, but it is my natural inclination to always say ‘excelerator’

    8 pronunciation errors that made the English language what it is today:
    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/mar/11/pronunciation-errors-english-language

  12. Splatterbottom permalink
    March 13, 2014 1:45 pm

    So now you support a crackdown on the right to protest?

  13. armchair opinionator permalink
    March 13, 2014 1:50 pm

    no, I don’t sb, what i do support is equal application of their suppression laws.

  14. Splatterbottom permalink
    March 13, 2014 2:03 pm

    So there is a balance between the right of demonstrators to have their say and the right of everyone else to go about their business unmolested?

  15. egg permalink
    March 13, 2014 2:05 pm

    ‘Just emphasises to me how much ‘teh right’ live in a world that only exists in their heads’

    Not too different to the leftoids and watermelons on a particular matter which cannot be mentioned here.

  16. egg permalink
    March 13, 2014 2:27 pm

    Its the elephant in the room, I’ll stick it up out the back.

  17. egg permalink
    March 13, 2014 2:47 pm

    The Bolter gets an apology from Marcia Langton.

    LANGTON: Well, I do it now. Andrew, can I do it now? I apologise for saying that you believe in the master race. But let’s go to what you actually said…

    BOLT: And racial hygiene? What about the racial hygiene crack? That I believed in racial hygiene.

    LANGTON: What I was explaining in that article is that there are concepts of race going around in our community. And one can interpret a lot of what you say as, ah, ah

    BOLT: Only if you’ve got a nasty disposition would you interpret what I think as being allied to Nazi thoughts of racial hygiene. It was a disgusting crack.

    Yes indeedy …

  18. Splatterbottom permalink
    March 13, 2014 3:25 pm

    Credit to her. Of course that won’t stop the rest of the rabid loons.

  19. egg permalink
    March 13, 2014 3:35 pm

    Andrew Bolt is channeling me.

    ‘Tanya Plibersek is sometimes spoken of as a future Labor leader. This rorted-sideways $4.5 billion housing scheme she bungled suggests she’d be in the great tradition of past Labor leaders – specifically Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard. And, I suspect, she would do equally well. Or possibly even worse, if that’s possible.’

  20. March 13, 2014 6:00 pm

    ”””The silence about what was supposedly a huge issue a few months ago is quite deafening”””,

    ””’There was another ABC review out too,”””

    ”””that covered the ABC political reporting throughout the election period, those results have been kept even quieter, there was no bias at all, ABC was 100% correct re political reporting.”””

    #l think this is it armchair,

    http://about.abc.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/ABC2013FedElectionReportChairECRC.pdf

    #there has also been several `nuisance` complaints filed at ACk-MA and the `complaints` office at my ABC, l say `nuisance` because they seem to lodged by teabag-trolls as an exercise in `obstruction` and hinderance, not really what `normal` people would consider a reason to complain.

  21. March 13, 2014 10:35 pm

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/12/melbourne-abortion-clinic-takes-legal-action-in-effort-to-end-daily-protests

    the main trouble with these laws armchair, is most of the `move-on` enforcement will be used on harmless `occupiers` and others with legitimate `gripes` (unions,enviro,consumer) and restrict their rights.

    Those idiot dog botherers, interfering in other peoples medical treatment would be better dealt with by `street` justice.

  22. March 13, 2014 11:58 pm

    I gotta say, if people are gonna slime Bolt, the shit shouldn’t be ethereal.

    FFS, it’s not like he isn’t already a big enough target without making shit up…

  23. March 14, 2014 12:44 am

    Elephant in the room (Gina) Julie has an absestod hide. I listed to 2gb last night.. Twas an Ambush.. How the fuck can people listen to these morons.. Price has that whack job Professor Leslie Kemeny telling us that Fucashima was fine and its all alarmist? He’s never been there FFS, nor has he actually built a power station. But he has a made up group of which he is the chairman and he gets regular emails, so he is Steve’s Expert… Are these people real? These people are mentally defective. Bolt is a bully, professor Langton was not allowed to answer the questions and Bolt was trying to get her to say something libelous.. How do you interview someone and preface it with, I hope she gives you an apology..then tail it with..and she’s a professor? These guys have a gravy train of negativity and vindictive venomous vomit, masquerading as issue based discussion devoid of fact Steve price, alan jones Miranda Divine, Andrew Bolt Brian Wilshire and Ray hadley… fuck me what a line up of flossy fucktards.. Singo is lining up as many shock jocks as he can to sell advertising through controversy.. If this is the voice of the right.. we are all doomed.

    But this is the piece of the Day.. Bandis is now officially an Art Nazi, he’s rough shoting Biennale.. a disgrace http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/sydney-biennale-shame-risks-funding-says-george-brandis/story-fn59niix-1226853051859#

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