Skip to content

Billionaire Bogans in Bondi Biffo!

May 5, 2014

Image

A bidding war for photographs of  Kerry Packer in a fist fight with Nine’s chief executive, David Gyngell, at Bondi beach is understood to have been won by News Corporation, which is believed to have paid more than $200,000 for the images.

According to our exclusive sources, News Corp put in a bid of $210,000 which was significantly ahead of the others, including the Gutter Trash which offered $20 and a MYKI card.

The pair were apparently photographed punching and wrestling each other outside the billionaire’s Bondi apartment on Sunday afternoon,according to reports.

The fist fight is thought to have broken out because Packer wrongly believed a Nine news crew in a live satellite van had waited outside his home.

There has been widespread speculation Miranda Kerr has been dating Packer, something Kerr has categorically denied.

Kerr arrived back in Sydney this week.

Our sources said Packer had called Nine’s chief executive, angry that there appeared to be a satellite truck outside his home. Gyngell investigated and assured Packer it wasn’t true and that there were no crews on such an assignment.

Gyngell apparently went over to Packer’s street to investigate and discovered that a cameraman who lived on the street had left the satellite truck locked outside his home, as is usual in between shifts. Gyngell waited to tell Packer in person but a fight broke out anyway.

The two men had peace talks on Monday morning and issued a brief joint statement through Channel Nine’s publicity arm:

“We have been friends for 35 years and still are. In that time we have had our fair share of ups and downs. We respect each other and neither of us will be commenting further.”

Packer was best man at Gyngell’s wedding to Leila McKinnon in 2004 and Gyngell was best man at Packer’s wedding to Erica Baxter in 2007.

A Bondi resident who says he witnessed the altercation tweeted about a “massive street fight” outside the Packer home and later described the fight on his Facebook page.

“Holy crap, big street fight outside my house … Not thugs, James Packer … And some other angry bloke going toe-to-toe – total brawl … Wow,” Chris Walker wrote.

“Packer packered a punch but copped a couple of hits straight to the jaw… Then they all fell on the concrete fence and I think the other guy broke his face … They were looking for teeth after he left.”

The Seven presenter Chris Reason tweeted: “I’ve just seen the pix, they are extraordinary. Gyngell bearded and barefoot, Packer black eye, both in head locks on ground.”

Our sources say the pair had been forcibly separated by Packer’s bodyguards.

“Both Packer and Gyngell retreated to their respective homes following the bust-up, and a short time later a person who appeared to be a medical professional attended Packer’s home.”

Gyngell was waiting outside Packer’s house early on Sunday afternoon, sitting on the boot of his car for about 20 minutes as the casino mogul was chauffeured home after arriving aboard his private jet at Sydney airport.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advertisements
171 Comments leave one →
  1. May 5, 2014 2:40 pm

    $20 and a Myki card. ROFLMAO 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Headline should have read; “Billionaire Bogan’s in Bondi Biffo!”

  2. May 5, 2014 2:48 pm

    Excellent suggestion EE, and implemented! 🙂

  3. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 5, 2014 2:54 pm

    A $20 myki card? You could have off loaded that country & western cd to.
    =======
    David Gyngell is a fair sort of surfer, therefore he’s more likely to pound the crap out of some fat boof head.

    (not that there’s anything wrong with fat boof heads)

  4. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 5, 2014 2:56 pm

    ‘too’

    (saving reb the trouble of pointing this out)

  5. May 5, 2014 2:57 pm

    I wasn’t going to say anything.

  6. TB Queensland permalink
    May 5, 2014 3:01 pm

    Nor me … phtttt … giggle ….

  7. egg permalink
    May 5, 2014 3:31 pm

    Sub eds no nuffin and live in the past.

    ‘A bidding war for photographs of Kerry Packer in a fist fight with Nine’s chief executive, David Gyngell, at Bondi beach…’

  8. May 5, 2014 4:59 pm

    l hope they put the video of the bondi brats on telly, it sounds like a hoot.

    .

    Wow, Limited-News is keen to let everybody know who bought `those` photos #watermarks

    .

    Hi Eddy, good title idea.

  9. May 5, 2014 5:28 pm

    it seems my abc is going to start inflicting `the-drum` on abc1 viewers, starting today, they have just said they will put the `packer-biffo` on, if anyboby`s near a telly

  10. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 6, 2014 9:45 am

    Apparently Packer’s bodyguards broke it up.

    What’s the use of having neutral bodyguards? They should have pinned Gyngell while Packer took an easy punch.

    Packer needs new bodyguards, ones who understand who’s paying them.

  11. May 6, 2014 10:13 am

    Latest…
    Packer has a shiner…

    There was a love in yesterday , more like a summoning to court for some ass kissing

    The Eastern Suburbs Command is conducting an “investigation” into the incedent

    New catchphrase “i’m all over this like a newscorp watermark”

    The Paps got 210k for the pics…

  12. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 6, 2014 11:46 am

    I see the brawl was directly opposite the Bondi Tratt – no wonder there were plenty of witnesses.

  13. egg permalink
    May 6, 2014 1:12 pm

    ‘NSW Police have launched an investigation into the brawl between billionaire James Packer and media executive David Gyngell in Sydney’s Bondi beachfront on Sunday afternoon.

    ‘A spokesman for the force said the decision to formally launch an investigation was made this morning, after images and video of the incident were published by News Corporation Australia, publisher of The Australian.’

    Oz

  14. May 6, 2014 4:26 pm

    Give this Copy writer a raise, best front page in years priceless stuff
    ‪#‎packerfight‬ ‪#‎packerclacker‬ ‪#‎roughgaysex‬ ‪#‎manlove‬ ‪#‎cranbrookcuddle‬ ‪#‎casionocuddle‬ ‪#‎grabbinthecrownjewels‬ ‪#‎lovepotionnumbernine‬

    http://s123.photobucket.com/user/rickypann/media/Stupidity/nt-news-416x600_zps24937ba5.jpg.html

  15. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 6, 2014 11:39 pm

    Is the australian government people smuggling?
    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/06/tony-abbott-speaks-to-indonesian-president-over-boat-turnback-reports

    …Tensions continue to escalate over Australia’s policy of turning back boats: ‘a very serious development’

    …“I am informed that apart from the apparently original 18 asylum seekers who were in the original two boats, apparently some additional three individuals were added to the boat that was forced back to Indonesia,” the ABC reported Natalegawa saying at a leader’s summit in Bali on Tuesday…

    Was catching up on qanda today after working late last night, how weird was it to see bob downe playing the straight man, completely out camped by christopher pyne!

    https://twitter.com/TheAviator1992/status/463479516887654400

  16. Meta permalink
    May 6, 2014 11:56 pm

    (More of that VDO from the PM, hitching his long-run wagon to the Wonder Years legacy of *shhh* record private debt and subsequent mysterious disappearance of public revenues post-GFC, with a return to more circumspect debt-and-savings patterns.)

  17. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 7, 2014 9:51 am

    http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity-life/prince-william-surprises-passengers-by-flying-economy-on-way-home-from-friends-wedding-in-memphis/story-fn907478-1226908223975

    ”Prince William surprises passengers by flying economy”

    Has anyone ever seen Dame Quentin Bryce or Sir Peter Cosgrave in economy? Our GGs are probably more up themselves with perks than the actual royals.

  18. TB Queensland permalink
    May 7, 2014 10:16 am

    Great PR stunt, ToM … apparently an EII initiative …

  19. May 7, 2014 10:47 am

    What’s the use of having neutral bodyguards? They should have pinned Gyngell while Packer took an easy punch.

    They look to me like they are doing their very best to keep packer out of trouble, trying to protect him from himself.

  20. May 7, 2014 5:52 pm

    From my ABC Fact Check,

    ””””The claim: Chris Bowen says Joe Hockey has doubled the deficit by changes to Government spending and changes to Government assumptions.
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-06/has-the-government-doubled-the-budget-deficit/5423392
    ”””””

    .

    ””””The verdict: Since the election, the official forecast deficit has doubled. The economic assumptions are different from those used before the election, and spending decisions have been made that were not in the previous forecasts. Mr Bowen’s claim checks out.””””

    Mr-Rabbit has `constructed` a budget emergency that he can `save` the gullible and the tea-guzzlers from.

  21. May 7, 2014 6:07 pm

    Haven`t seen the video, but was described to me, Gyngell threw the first punch, that caused the `black-eye`, Packer turned him into a punching-bag, Packer didn`t need help from `body-guards`, Gyngell did.

  22. Meta permalink
    May 7, 2014 6:08 pm

    (Changes and doublings typically are constructive, tho? Barangaroo building plans double in size.)

  23. Meta permalink
    May 7, 2014 6:14 pm

    (Alternatively, on the other…

    Rule 1. What doesn’t happen at Don’t Fight Club stays at Don’t Fight Club.
    Rule 2. Don’t hit.
    Rule 3. You don’t know who has a glass-jaw or an eggshell-skull, so don’t hit.
    Rule 4. If all else fails, bring in the professionals.)

  24. May 7, 2014 6:29 pm

    The 8th and final rule, if this is your first time at Don`t Fight Club,

    You better Not Fight.

  25. May 7, 2014 6:42 pm

    ”””””””
    http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/barangaroo-building-plans-double-in-size-20140506-zr59y.html
    ”””””””’

    another fine example of sloppy reporting meta, the increased `size` is obviously somewhere, and left fully unexplained by fairfox,

    just how is this `project` bigger,

    is buildings same height, and the foot-print bigger, or,

    is the foot-print the same, and more floors added to the tower/s

  26. TB Queensland permalink
    May 7, 2014 6:43 pm

    Mr-Rabbit has `constructed` a budget emergency that he can `save` the gullible and the tea-guzzlers from.

    $9 billion to the RBA … why? Let the banks fund it – its there for their protection!

    $12 billion for 58 MORE F35’s

    Total = $21 billion

    … not earmarked by the Liberals in the election and if they didn’t know they would commit to that sort of outlay … then they shouldn’t be in government – piss poor planning etc …

  27. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 7, 2014 7:10 pm

    “The claim: Chris Bowen says Joe Hockey has doubled the deficit by changes to Government spending and changes to Government assumptions.”

    Does it cross your biased brain that the current numbers are more accurate than numbers provided by the previous dishonest govt??

    How many of their predictions came true?? In case you do not know WAyne Swan said in his second last budget we should be in surplus right now.

    I would trust the newer figures than anything provided by that hate filled Treasurer, Wayne Swan.

  28. egg permalink
    May 7, 2014 7:22 pm

    $12 billion for 58 MORE F35′s

    http://www.vice.com/en_au/read/australia-will-buy-anything-america-tells-it-to

  29. May 7, 2014 7:39 pm

    #nice find dumpty,

    ””””the purchase was never really a debate about “if”, it was, “how many?” And the answer is up to one hundred. Australia has ceased to question its ties with the US; for better or worse the alliance is the bedrock of its foreign policy. If that entails spending a record amount of money on planes while cutting back on grannies, kids and sick people, so be it.”””’

    #yay for our canberra arse-lickers,

    ”””Australia has ceased to question its ties with the US”””

  30. May 7, 2014 7:43 pm

    it is much more important to maintain profits in teh-usa by purchasing single-use flying trashCans instead of governing `our` country to `our` needs, for `our` citizens,

    aint democracy wonderful folks

  31. May 7, 2014 8:07 pm

    Does it cross your biased brain that the current numbers are more accurate than numbers provided by the previous dishonest govt??

    These are the same guys who voted against the measures to stop the economy tanking at every turn for a GFC that apparently we didn’t have only to; NOT SURPRISE us with an “emergency” that they made up and a wait for it…. BIG NEW TAX that they sincerely would not, ( trust me i’m a catlick, never no way, labors fault ,we won fuck you all suckers, were grown ups… ) BREAK OUR PROMISES .right ho then 🙄 That Con Mission of Audacity seen so believable….

    Yeah we believe everything they say Sqweel, because you are such a gullible fucktard they are so dis honest 🙄

    Debt ceiling increased….
    Deficit added to…..

  32. egg permalink
    May 7, 2014 8:33 pm

    ‘…the purchase was never really a debate about “if”, it was, “how many?”

    Yeah, a bipartisan agreement to prop up Lockheed Martin is pathetic.

  33. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 7, 2014 8:33 pm

    By the way these are the predicted surplus figures from WAyne Swans second last budget

    http://www.budget.gov.au/2012-13/content/overview/html/overview_44.htm

    2012-13 $1.5B
    2013-14 $2.0B
    2014-15 $5.3B
    2015-16 $7.5B

    Of course we are going to be in deficit. I would believe the figures provided by Joe Hockey than anything provided by Wayne Swan and Labor. Same goes for Bowen. Would not trust him in a million years.

    We are not going to get the Wayne Swan predicted surplus budget figures. Would not surprise me if Swan politicised the whole Treasury.

  34. egg permalink
    May 7, 2014 8:44 pm

    ‘Fairfax Media has threatened to sack journalists who have gone on strike in protest at the company’s plans to make 80 journalists redundant.

    ‘An email to all staff from Allen Williams, managing director of Australian Publishing Media, said the strike was “unlawful” and, if journalists went on strike, the company would “consider disciplinary action … which may include the possibility of termination of your employment”.

    Taylor / Guardian

  35. May 7, 2014 10:04 pm

    Joe Hockey than anything provided by Wayne Swan and Labor. Same goes for Bowen Would not trust him in a million years

    Joe is a shady Liar Sqweel… what with the “budget emergency”..”dodgy slush funds”…. Fucking bent fiberal is eleventy. I wouldn’t trust him either pet, he has lied to you and all the poor gullible haters that voted for these incompetent, crooked, immoral liars….and that’s irrepressibly dishonest. I’m sure you’re SURPRISED and hurt by this BIG NEW TAX Have a tissue boo fucking hoo.

    North Sydney Forum – a fundraising vehicle run by his North Sydney Federal Electoral Conference – charged annual membership fees of up to $22,000 for perks including “VIP” meetings with Mr Hockey. It gave donations to the Liberal party but does not disclose its doners

  36. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 7, 2014 10:16 pm

    Speaking of lies this is a doozy from the former Treasurer of Australia. This from his second last budget

    http://www.budget.gov.au/2012-13/content/speech/html/speech.htm

    The four years of surpluses I announce tonight are a powerful endorsement of the strength of our economy, resilience of our people, and success of our policies……………This Budget delivers a surplus this coming year, on time, as promised, and surpluses each year after that, strengthening over time.”

    Those were the four surpluses budgets i posted at 8.33PM.

    Wayne Swan is as bent as you can get. Like most Labor people, a hater and a liar.

  37. May 7, 2014 10:29 pm

    I know you’re hurt Sqweel and I feel sorry for you, whta with all that betrayal by a fraudster who runs slush funds and the SUPRPRISE of voting for a catlick PM that vouches for a pedophiles character who he was in the seman any with. Why don’t you have a bex and a good lie down and try not to think about it sweetie. Maybe throw that picture of honest Johny you keep under your pillow overboard its probably confusing you as to who the BADDIES are 🙂

  38. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 7, 2014 11:39 pm

    do try to move on neil, you’re in a time warp, new government, we’re looking at them now.

  39. May 8, 2014 1:42 am

    do try to move on neil, you’re in a time warp, new government, we’re looking at them now.

    Indeed….

    I refuse to further engage with Sqweels juvenile grasp of cut and paste economics which is a reduction of nothing more that a predictably consistent barrage of facile and insideous fact deficit hate laced shrill. Bit like one of those abrasive endless barking tape loops outside a $2 shop selling fake perfume and thin rayon socks.

    Sqweel is incapable, of discussing the present government because he refuses to concede that they are not only fallible, but profoundly inept fibbers.

    So faced with this stark reality, Sqweel reverts to the denial of going over old ground because he is compulsively looking to blame Labor for everything from baby Azaria to his inability to getting laid.

    Sqweel is quite the incredulous bore. This morose plumeless parrot is locked in a small minded cage, convinced that shrieking the anti will disprove all detractors. The repetitive banging on infinitum over the same labored points worn and whittled beyond intolerable irrelevance is be pitied than despised.

    I guess those of Limited news and Dolt opinion tend to perceive things in a limited way.

    From this point forward I will not waste anymore than three words on Sqweel as that is all he seems to understand. NO SURPRISES THERE

  40. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 8, 2014 4:18 am

    “do try to move on neil, you’re in a time warp, new government, we’re looking at them now.

    I was just commenting on the allegation by Chris Bowen, posted by teabag, that the deficit has doubled under the Coalition since being in office.

    So i am commenting on the current govt.

    I would trust the numbers published by the current govt over numbers posted by Wayne Swan any day of the week.

  41. egg permalink
    May 8, 2014 7:53 am

    Julia and Wilson advised to get lawyers.

  42. egg permalink
    May 8, 2014 8:03 am

    Taxing the rich would have been more palatable underJulia’s watch.

  43. egg permalink
    May 8, 2014 8:22 am

    ‘Mr Truss declined to comment on the specifics of additional funding that would be allocated in the budget but said that “every community should see the benefits of this kind of infrastructure expenditure”.

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/budget-tony-abbott-government-prepares-to-unveil-10-billion-infrastructure-package-20140507-zr6fh.html#ixzz314RRGRK1

    I’m assuming he has rural commuters in mind and not just big city stuff, otherwise this mob will be screwed by the bush electorate.

  44. May 8, 2014 9:46 am

    Taxing the rich would have been more palatable underJulia’s watch.

    What as opposed to taxing the poor? There ya go again Egg, what does that even mean?

    I’m assuming he has rural commuters in mind and not just big city stuff, otherwise this mob will be screwed by the bush electorate.

    Truss is a Hypocritical Pit street farmer, he voted to sell Telstra and bleated against the NBN while Harsuker (who did the same) stood in his own electorate and for photo ops praising it… Both of these knobs are pro CSG and anti alterante energy as are most of the The Nationals including Barnaby Rubble…. they say they are all about country folk while they circle jerk with the right wing free marketeers who decimate the very farmers they claim to represent.

  45. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 8, 2014 10:13 am

    People don’t take kindly to politicians that bulls**t.

    Rudd won in 2007 because Howard was seen as expedient and dishonest. Gillard knifed Rudd because the powerbrokers/hacks thought he was being seen as a bulls**t artist. Rudd returned because Gillard was a bulls**t artist.

    Abbott won because he said he wouldn’t be a bulls**t artist. But he is.

    On the basis of history, he’s history.

  46. egg permalink
    May 8, 2014 10:14 am

    ‘There ya go again Egg, what does that even mean?’

    When a Conservative government goes out of its way to tax the upper middle class to build infrastructure, while at the same time continuing to shelter those who are truly needy, seems odd.

  47. egg permalink
    May 8, 2014 10:29 am

    ‘….free marketeers who decimate the very farmers they claim to represent.’

    The Nats are a diverse lot because its a big island and their interests vary, depending on the electorate. They are also a junior member of the Coalition, which doesn’t give them much clout.

    I’m still banking on mass transport and the opening up of the land, otherwise they are dead meat.

  48. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 8, 2014 10:51 am

    “On the basis of history, he’s history.

    You could be right but we will have to wait until the May budget.

    But do you really think Labor would be better economic managers???

    Hawke/Keating took govt debt from 5% of GDP to 19% of GDP and we lost our AAA rating

    Howard/Costello took debt from 19% of GDP to zero and we got our AAA back

    Rudd/Gillard took debt from zero to 10% of GDP and we have one of the fastest increases of debt in the OECD.

    We are now spending $12B/year in interest on the debt that Labor produced in 6 years. That would fund a large govt program.

  49. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 8, 2014 11:57 am

    They are also a junior member of the Coalition, which doesn’t give them much clout.

    Neither can gain govt without the other, if all those national/country parties threatened to walk the libs would have nothing. There is a bit of a revolt happening in our long ignored rural electorates, they are prepared to go indie if it means better representation.
    Makes an interesting dilemma for the coalition, all those opposing interests.

  50. May 8, 2014 12:08 pm

    On the basis of history, he’s history.

    Irrefutably and undeniably so. Only halfwits with no capacity to differentiate anus meme to support their one sided blind hatred, barrack for bullshitters. Bullshit has only one flavor and the bullshit filter has been cleaned by the ICAC revealing the BADDIES

    TWISTED FACT MEME

  51. May 8, 2014 12:17 pm

    There is a bit of a revolt happening in our long ignored rural electorates, they are prepared to go indie if it means better representation.
    Makes an interesting dilemma for the coalition, all those opposing interests.

    Absolutely we need more straight shooting No BS people who love their country and not the game like Tony Windsor and Rob Oakshot who were castigated for being shining pillars of political morality. Both personify what an honest politician serving their electorate and the common good with bipartisan issue based intelligence should stand for.

  52. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 8, 2014 12:41 pm

    I don’t know why I continue to be surprised at the level of corruption in govt.

    John Menadue. Penalty rates and Liberal lobbyists:

    …There is a campaign underway to cut weekend and holiday penalty rates particularly in the restaurant and hospitality industries…

    …The Commission is expected to report to Joe Hockey by April 2015. He is ministerially responsible for the Commission. He makes the references to the Commission…

    …What is of concern is the political relationship between Joe Hockey and John Hart, the CEO of Restaurant and Catering Australia who is pressing for a review of penalty rates by the government. John Hart is also the Chair of Joe Hockey’s North Sydney Forum which has featured prominently in Fairfax media in recent days…

  53. egg permalink
    May 8, 2014 12:57 pm

    ‘….politician serving their electorate and the common good with bipartisan issue based intelligence should stand for.’

    Members do their best for the electorate they represent or they’ll be thrown out, but party room meetings force diversity of interest into some kind of unified policy to get absorbed into the Coalition platform.

    That’s why there must be a sweetener in the Budget for the Nats to avoid Coalition collapse. Unlocking the land would be a good start, overcoming the tyranny of distance etc.

  54. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 8, 2014 1:06 pm

    I’ve tried 4 times to give you the link to john menadue article and it goes straight to spaminator, last try now

    johnmenaduedotcom/blog/?p=1608

    Unlocking the land would be a good start, overcoming the tyranny of distance etc.

    the rurals wanted the NBN too, actually everyone wanted the NBN except rupert.

  55. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 8, 2014 1:22 pm

    http://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2014/05/rort-nation/

    Rort nation:

    …The one area of budget largess that is most in need of reform, most corrupting to the economy, most inequitable to the nation, and therefore most politically difficult to address, are the special tax dispensations offered to various interests in the economy: stuff like super concessions, negative gearing and salary packaging rorts.

    The International Monetary Fund recently did a study of these rent-seeking tax giveaways and listed Australia as the OECD’s worst offender:…

    …Eight per cent of GDP is some $130 billion in giveaways, none of which are being touched.

    Tough budget? I think not.

    http://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2014/05/costello-slams-debt-tax-ignores-own-failings/

  56. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 8, 2014 1:56 pm

    Ricky – No BS people who love their country and not the game like Tony Windsor and Rob Oakshot who were castigated for being shining pillars of political morality

    I’m afraid I have to disagree with you there Ricky. I’m in favour of good independents, and try to give them my first preference.

    I’m not certain about Windsor, he seemed intelligent enough, but Oakeshott is entirely different.

    I go to Port Macquarie quite a bit – it has nice surf without a crowd. I was there during the week of the election in 2010, so many houses and business displayed Oakeshott’s image, he was on the TV all the time, non-stop local paper coverage. He had more grass roots support that any other politician I’ve seen.

    I was back there exactly a year later. People hated him, he was seen as a sell out, because Port Macquarie is a conservative regional centre – farmers, small business and retirees. His plummeting popularity had nothing to do with media attention, his own electorate turned on him because he failed to understand the nature of his own electorate. He was seen to side with the party that would give him 3 years tenure, rather than the one that might have called an early election when things got difficult.

    People observed that his choice of support accommodated his personal interests rather than reflecting the basic orientation of his electorate.

    He left politics because his reputation was trashed by his own decisions.

  57. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 8, 2014 2:01 pm

    “the rurals wanted the NBN too

    Not quite. They want affordable internet access. And they would have had it by now if you didn’t vote ALP/Greens at the 2007 election.

    The Howard govt signed a contract for Opel to build broadband for regional Australia. Conroy broke the contract after Labor won in 2007

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OPEL_Networks

    OPEL Networks Pty Limited was a telecommunications provider that was to establish wholesale broadband services in regional areas of Australia in the form of WiMAX and ADSL2+ via a network of DSLAMs. The network was also to include terrestrial and undersea backhaul. The project is now defunct……………..On 2008-04-02, it was announced that the funding agreement had been cancelled.[9] The minister cited OPEL’s failure to meet the terms of the contract,[10] specifically that analysis of OPEL’s detailed maps revealed that it would reach only 72% of under-served premises, a claim refuted by the OPEL joint venture partners, who nevertheless stated that the project would not proceed.[11][12]

  58. May 8, 2014 2:06 pm

    ”””””””””””’it will not go through the Senate ­unless the Palmer United Party (PUP) votes for it. PUP will only vote for it if it can create maximum damage to its No. 1 political enemy — the Coalition.
    http://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2014/05/costello-slams-debt-tax-ignores-own-failings/
    ””””””””””””

    Not according to `our` tea-guzzlers. Nobody has `ever` left the teabags because they are a well oiled, high performance machine on the democratic racing circuit. #Go-Clive #Go-Watermelon

  59. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 8, 2014 2:12 pm

    Hardly best practice technology neil, would have been behind before it even began. The national vision and hope was for a technology for the future and beyond, not backwards to the future.

  60. May 8, 2014 2:14 pm

    ””””””””’it was the Howard/Costello Government that was largely responsible for the ballooning of entitlement spending aimed at middle class families, the aged, and wealthy retirees, which has arguably contributed much more to Australia’s structural budget deficit than any policies implemented under Labor. Such largesse included baby bonuses
    http://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2014/05/costello-slams-debt-tax-ignores-own-failings/
    ”””””””””’

    l would love to know job-wise, just how `middle-class` these folks will be, if the largesse is removed, personally l think a lot of these folks will find themselves in `welfare-class` rather rapidly, particularly if banks also tighten their credit conditions. Lots of folks are making ends meet with credit cards.

  61. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 8, 2014 2:16 pm

    It most probably would have worked which is all the bush wanted.

    http://www.techworld.com.au/article/395910/opel_would_serving_bush_broadband_today_turnbull/

    Federal opposition communications spokesman Malcolm Turnbull has used his National Press Club address to argue the decision to scrap the Howard government’s OPEL network for an NBN has denied the bush broadband services over the past three years.

    Turnbull gave familiar arguments against the NBN saying the network is too costly, won’t result in more affordable broadband services and will stifle competition……………Today Turnbull lamented the fact that OPEL was torn apart by the Rudd government in early 2008 when Senator Stephen Conroy said the joint venture failed to meet its contractual obligations.

  62. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 8, 2014 2:23 pm

    PUP will only vote for it if it can create maximum damage to its No. 1 political enemy — the Coalition.

    Palmers PUP party is billionaire biffo on a national scale, nothing physical like packer vs gyngell, he is out to bring the LNP to it’s knees.

    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/palmer-offers-rinehart-a-reality-check/story-fndo48ca-1226461622456

  63. May 8, 2014 2:29 pm

    ”””””””’The Patrician says: May 5, 2014 at 8:52 am
    +1 HnH, Why would you introduce a universally unpopular new tax when there are tens of billions of $ in revenue pouring through unproductive and distorting tax loopholes in the collection bucket?

    It makes no sense.
    http://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2014/05/rort-nation/#comment-357030
    ””””””””””””’

    #bingo, that`s how l see it,

    l think the teabags are really ramping up their level of willful stupidity and willful blindness to create unnecessary tension among the population, including small business, when there is abundant, easy, low-hanging fruit they could pick. #stupid-teabags

  64. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 8, 2014 2:36 pm

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-08/icac-highlights-loophole-political-donation-disclosure-laws/5438622

    …Counsel Assisting Geoffrey Watson SC asked: “So are you telling us that there has never been an occasion in 33 years that the Liberal Party asked what lay behind the FEF?”…

    …The inquiry heard the foundation had no website and no phone number.

    “Could it be because the Liberal Party is behind the FEF?” Mr Watson asked.

    To which Mr Bandle replied: “No, it’s not.”

    He conceded that the foundation was declared as an associated entity of the Liberal Party, but insisted the association was not formal.

    Electoral law ‘loophole’ an understatement: expert

    …”The regime in New South Wales is strict, but what we have really is a parallel universe at the federal level which is virtually unregulated,” he said.

    “This is not a loophole, this is something far bigger than a loophole.”

  65. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 8, 2014 2:50 pm

    Almost nothing the ALP does actually works.

    The bush would have had broadband by now but Conroy broke the signed contracts for the Howard govt plan for the OPEL network to provide broadband for rural Australia.

    And what did Labor do in six years?? Nothing. Just started building a costly while elephant.

  66. May 8, 2014 3:09 pm

    ””””””””Rinehart also suggested the government should lower the minimum wage of $606.40 per week and cut taxes to stimulate employment.
    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/palmer-offers-rinehart-a-reality-check/story-fndo48ca-1226461622456
    ””””””””””””””

    l won`t be surprised if she has a `grassy-knoll` moment either.

    (606.40×52)=$31,532.80.p.a _ _ Goss or Nett.?

    Gina expects a working man and family to live on very little.

  67. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 8, 2014 3:18 pm

    Doesn’t take long for lefties to start mentioning Gina.

    She must be continually on the mind of most lefties.

  68. May 8, 2014 3:23 pm

    ””GRoss or Nett.?”” (#obviously)

    that link is a golden oldie armchair, gina seems to publicly display that `downward` jealousy that is quite repugnant, even if l had money, say won a few $million on lotto, l would be too embarrassed to claim (in the newspaper or web) that working people don`t deserve to earn a decent wage.

  69. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 8, 2014 3:28 pm

    How many more times do you think you will mention Gina??

    Most of us know what she thinks by now because of your many posts.

  70. May 8, 2014 3:44 pm

    well i saw the well-fed amanda vanstone on boltreportland this week,

    amanda did a great imitation of gina for bolt,

    amanda made all the same noises as gina,
    while wobbling both her chins in favor of other peoples `belt-tightening` #greed

  71. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 8, 2014 3:52 pm

    more brawling

    Queensland deputy premier calls Clive Palmer a ‘crook’ in state parliament:

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/08/queensland-deputy-premier-calls-clive-palmer-a-crook-in-state-parliament

    If only the libs had to use their own money for palmer suiing, but qld taxpayers will foot the bill, isn’t qld [like the nation] supposed to be broke?

  72. May 8, 2014 4:05 pm

    ””””””””’Palmer said the premier’s claims, during a recent media interview, were false and damaged his integrity. The federal MP for Fairfax is seeking $1.1m in damages. If he wins the case, he’s promised to give the money to a charity that’s working with public servants sacked by the Newman government.
    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/08/queensland-deputy-premier-calls-clive-palmer-a-crook-in-state-parliament
    ”””””””””””””

    #Guffaw #Go-Clive #Fcuk-Noddy

  73. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 8, 2014 4:09 pm

    background

    The Clive problem: why Palmer is Abbott’s nightmare best friend:
    http://www.afr.com/p/national/the_clive_problem_why_palmer_is_5OA1nq05CPnCQKRhWbmZOK

    …Abbott must now negotiate with the man he spurned in an angry confrontation in a room at the Hyatt Hotel in Melbourne before the Liberals’ federal conference in June last year.

    Palmer wanted to bar lobbyists from holding party positions because he argued it produced conflicts of interest – a move that would force Santoro out of his position as fund-raiser for the federal party…

    …This was just the beginning. In Queensland, Palmer wants to develop his China First coal project in Queensland’s Galilee Basin but his plans have been blocked by the Newman government. Palmer is aggrieved not just with the state government but also with Aurizon (formerly QR National) which uses Santoro as a lobbyist…

    hold on tight, it could be a rough ride!

  74. May 8, 2014 4:15 pm

    #heads-up TB,

    ””””””’Palmer says the premier’s claims he tried to “buy” the Newman government are totally false and damage his integrity.

    “These comments by Mr Newman can’t be allowed to go unchallenged,” he said.
    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/07/clive-palmer-seeks-1m-in-damages-from-queensland-premier
    ”””””””””””””

    noddy`s quite the fcuking dill TB, clive has been all over teabag-media and my ABC and has explained his election funding,

    clive was also on qandaland, answered a shit-load of questions about his campaign funding, (funded by clives cash, not others cash) which, by the way, was a lot less than the teabags and alp,

    +

    ””””’The mining tycoon and MP has lodged papers in Queensland’s supreme court and papers have also been served on the Queensland premier through the crown solicitor.””””’

  75. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 8, 2014 4:15 pm

    Ficarra tries to distract ICAC with stories about her dog.

    Watson asks that she "please don't mention the dog again" #icac— Leo Shanahan (@_leo_s) May 8, 2014

    #icac room in stitches. Tears in the eyes. As Marie Ficarra insists "it's not easy to take blood from a sick schnauzer." #eyewitnessnews— Ellie Southwood (@SouthwoodEllie) May 8, 2014

  76. TB Queensland permalink
    May 8, 2014 4:16 pm

    Almost nothing the ALP does actually works.

    But Tony & The Tonedeafs are running the playschool now – have been for over six months … or did you miss that in your permanent red fog fugue state …

    Once ya sit on the left of the Speaker … you’re IT!

    We are now spending $12B/year in interest on the debt that Labor produced in 6 years. That would fund a large govt program.

    And yet the Abbott Liberal government spends $12 billion on 58 strike fighters … that’s $12 billion we didn’t know about before the election – along with the $9 billion to the RBA we didn’t know about either … then there’s all the lifeboats and life jackets for people who arrive on the boats – that don’t arrive anymore …

    http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/un-has-doubts-over-png-refugee-processing/story-e6frfku9-1226910506292

    Gina expects a working man and family to live on very little.

    I’m surprised she doesn’t want to nuke us all …

    She must be continually on the mind of most lefties.

    I shouldn’t think so (although you would need to ask a lefty, anyone with an sense would know that she is just a very rich, spoilt daddy’s girl with a tiny brain, she just won’t shut her fkn great gob! With any luck SHE will explode and give us all a rest …

  77. TB Queensland permalink
    May 8, 2014 4:20 pm

    Yep, Tbagz, been following all of it! My take?

    Go Clivey!

  78. May 8, 2014 4:40 pm

    ””””’Palmer wanted to bar lobbyists from holding party positions because he argued it produced conflicts of interest – a move that would force Santoro out of his position as fund-raiser for the federal party.””””’

    #l agree with clive, the revolving door between govt/s and lobbyist/s produces heaps of conflict-of-interest/s, cities sprouting toll road/tunnel/bridge/motorway/s and `anti-compete` clause/s related to public transport, DON`T serve the public

    +

    ”””’Abbott has been ambushed by a civil war that has simmered behind the scenes in Queensland’s Liberal National Party (LNP) since early 2011. He is now forced to contemplate whether he and Queensland Premier Campbell Newman chose to back the wrong side.
    http://www.afr.com/p/national/the_clive_problem_why_palmer_is_5OA1nq05CPnCQKRhWbmZOK
    ”””””””””

    #another nice walk down memory lane armchair,

  79. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 8, 2014 4:45 pm

    Doesn’t take long for lefties to start mentioning Gina.
    She must be continually on the mind of most lefties.

    neil fails to compute once again.

    Haven’t you been following the connections between lobbyists, liberal party donations and then coalition policy?

  80. May 8, 2014 4:52 pm

    This is Priceless

  81. May 8, 2014 5:04 pm

    What some people know about telecommunications and living in the bush you could write on a postage stamp with a broomstick dipped in their own shit…

    I have worked at the high end of the Telecommunications industry for Telstra, Jtec, Scitec and Price Waterhouse,designed and project managed the Navy Voice, data, Image Network. This is in addition to owning a business in regional NSW.

    I also have friends in TONY Windsor’s and Rob Oakeshott’s electorate. I have met them both and had the pleasure of speaking to Rob at length at a party in Port.

    SQWEEL TALKS SHIT

    Clive is the new Lemon wedge and will keep the bastards honest (well he has quite a bent past himself) , but he has to be careful because he is sailing very close to the line in regard to pecuniary interests.

  82. egg permalink
    May 8, 2014 5:38 pm

    ‘People observed that his choice of support accommodated his personal interests rather than reflecting the basic orientation of his electorate.’

    That’s how I saw it too.

  83. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 8, 2014 5:38 pm

    “had the pleasure of speaking to Rob at length”

    At length sounds about right.

  84. May 8, 2014 5:42 pm

    l agree ricky, #Go-Clive is the fly in the zombies ointment, and he has recently collected two more fly`s from the NT, and l think they are both refugees from the NT-teabags, which tends to show that the teabags are pissing off a more and more of their `own` members, l wonder how long before the nitnats get sick of playing second fiddle to Mr-Rabbit`s imbeciles, and seek an immigration visa of #Go-Clive 🙂

  85. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 8, 2014 5:52 pm

    “I have met them both and had the pleasure of speaking to Rob at length at a party in Port.”

    No doubt the length was due to Oakeshott, he’s that kind of talker.,

  86. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 8, 2014 6:04 pm

    ‘People observed that his choice of support accommodated his personal interests rather than reflecting the basic orientation of his electorate.’
    That’s how I saw it too.

    What do you think all those MP’s who block euthanasia, abortion and gay marriage do? Wrecking of Gonski? All those ‘conscience’ votes?

  87. TB Queensland permalink
    May 8, 2014 6:22 pm

    LOL! @ KL

    … some folk just play with themselves their “smart” phones rather than actually figuring it out for themselves, KL … 🙂

  88. May 8, 2014 6:22 pm

    [1]””””The UNHCR said the deal with PNG, negotiated by the _ government, did not extinguish Australia’s legal obligations.””””

    [2]””””Both countries had a joint responsibility for providing appropriate settlement services.””””’

    [3]””””In a reference to PNG, the UNHCR said a state that was unable to guarantee relevant rights or essential services to refugees was not in a position to offer them resettlement.””””

    #when blue-collar bozo`s without `any` Legal education, such as myself, knows the numbered points above, and the Govt full of so-called `uni-educated` genius`s don`t, and they need `correcting` by the unhcr, seems to me to indicate that our nation is truly fcuked, TB

    ”””””’It cited(#unhcr) particular concerns for gay or lesbian refugees because people convicted of homosexual offences in PNG can be jailed for up to 14 years.
    http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/un-has-doubts-over-png-refugee-processing/story-e6frfku9-1226910506292
    ”””””””””’

    #bedroom police, that`s fcuking nice too, aint it

  89. egg permalink
    May 8, 2014 6:32 pm

    ‘What do you think all those MP’s who block …’

    There are diverse views in every electorate, a majority may not want euthanasia, abortion or gay marriage. Then there is groupthink within the party, factions and the pressure of realpolitik. Career politicians need to go with the flow if they are to survive.

  90. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 8, 2014 6:33 pm

    “And yet the Abbott Liberal government spends $12 billion on 58 strike fighters … that’s $12 billion we didn’t know about before the election

    I would be surprised if that was true. These defense purchases take years of planning. Who told you these planes were not in the forward estimates??

    Are you sure you are not making stuff up??

    ” then there’s all the lifeboats and life jackets for people who arrive on the boats – that don’t arrive anymore …

    Yep the Abbott/Morrison policy is working. Saw a report that we are now going to start taking more people from UNHCR camps since the boats have stopped.

  91. TB Queensland permalink
    May 8, 2014 6:34 pm

    The government, already under pressure from plans to increase the tax burden on wealthy Australians, has opened another battle front with reports it plans to lift the fuel excise and reintroduce indexation.

    Motorists could be slugged an extra $1 billion a year at the petrol pump.

    Australian Institute of Petroleum data shows tax on fuel in Australia is one of the lowest among OECD countries.

    http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/budget-wont-detract-from-growth-hockey/story-e6frfku9-1226910615725

    WTF is advising, Joe Hockey? Every measure I’ve seen is designed to destroy an improving but very fragile economy … fkn DH’s … is it a strategy to then say “look what Labor has done?” … if so, then this bunch of Liberal twits misunderstands that Australians are NOT the same as Americans …

    Wally, you are very, very, quiet!

  92. May 8, 2014 6:35 pm

    At length sounds about right.

    Well I was sitting next to him a a BBQ. Not quite sure what you mean by that.

    No doubt the length was due to Oakeshott, he’s that kind of talker.

    Actually the opposite is true, He was asking all the questions. Talked about political history, media strategy (social networking blogespherics) and music. I was jamming with a local hot shot guy in the corner and like most they shut up when I have a guitar in my hand. Must say he is a really nice personable bloke and highly intelligent and not opinionated like most politico’s I have mixed with over the years. I really liked Tony Windsor as I said both are loved by their local constituencies , because thay are men of action not distraction despite what the fucktards big shitty Jouno’s say. The three biggest fuckwit polititions I have ever met bar none are Mark Arbib, Tony Roosendaal and Luke Cocksucker Hardsuker (fucking halfwitted goose), would make Sqweel look like positively intelligent.

    Where’s Opel Now Squeals Opel fake

  93. TB Queensland permalink
    May 8, 2014 6:50 pm

    “… seems to me to indicate that our nation is truly fcuked, TB …”

    I don’t expect you to recall … but I said as much when the ALP made the Manus Island shite up … you may not recall but I was a resident in PNG for 12 months (and travelled across the country for work) … and predicted the UN outcome … after all ’tis a 3rd world country “playing” at democracy … its “owned” by tribal chiefs … how would I know? I clashed worked with one …

    PNG is a beautiful place with lovely people … but like our own country its controlled by Robber Baron arseholes … nothing changes …

    ========================================

    OT

    I just spent five hours* (over a couple of days) removing my 20yo workstation, building (flat pack), and replacing it with this …

    http://www.wayfair.com.au/By-Designs-Grafton-Workstation-KR1213-KR1214-HUAL1000.html

    Bought two … one for The Minister – in cherry … noice …

    *includes cleaning, resetting and rebuilding my system too …

    Number two arrives tomorrow!

    Two workstations cost us $741.00 incl.delivery (after email/telephone negotiations) … great company to work with too …

  94. May 8, 2014 6:57 pm

    ””””””Every measure I’ve seen is designed to destroy an improving but very fragile economy … fkn DH’s … is it a strategy to then say “look what Labor has done?” … if so, then this bunch of Liberal twits misunderstands””””’

    #yeah fully agree TB, l`m also dubious on those `full-time` jobs, the way the zombies are going, those jobs aint going to last long,

    .

    ””””that Australians are NOT the same as Americans”””’

    # l used to think that, after the last election, not so sure 😦

  95. TB Queensland permalink
    May 8, 2014 6:58 pm

    I would be surprised if that was true. These defense purchases take years of planning. Who told you these planes were not in the forward estimates??

    Are you sure you are not making stuff up??

    You have no idea what you are talking about!

    Yep the Abbott/Morrison policy is working. Saw a report that we are now going to start taking more people from UNHCR camps since the boats have stopped.

    You have absolutely NO IDEA what you are talking about …

    THE FKN BOATS HAVE NOT STOPPED – we just sent back the crews and asylum seekers of TWO boats in Australian waters to Indonesia … with at least TWO other asylum seekers ADDED – from where?…

  96. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 8, 2014 7:06 pm

    “You have no idea what you are talking about!

    Really?? Both sides of politics have agreed to purchase these planes. Are you saying they have no plan to provide the money for these planes??

    I find that hard to believe.

    ” we just sent back the crews and asylum seekers of TWO boats in Australian waters to Indonesia

    OK they have stopped making it to Australia.

    We can now start taking more people from UNHCR camps like we used to do under Howard instead of country shoppers we used to take under your heroes Rudd/Gillard.

  97. May 8, 2014 7:17 pm

    snazzy desk, a new obstacle course for robo-vac 🙂

    __________________

    ”””tis a 3rd world country “playing” at democracy … its “owned” by tribal chiefs””’

    #that`s how it comes across in doco`s TB, the `individual` doesn`t seem to vote, but they `tell` the chief (or vice versa) the preference and the `tribe` votes as a `block`,

    #yep, ya`did mention elsewhere png probably would fail, was crap idea etc, (tho our non-teabags didn`t think off-shoring was any good either)

  98. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 8, 2014 7:20 pm

    Hey Teabag

    You did not mention Gina in your post.

    Are you feeling well??

  99. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 8, 2014 7:22 pm

    ssshhhh TB, the boats stop if you don’t hear about them, out of sight = out of mind – works for those with an ‘intellectual disability’ coalition supporters.

    I was jamming with a local hot shot guy in the corner and like most they shut up when I have a guitar in my hand.

    You sound like you have such an interesting lifestyle! 😎

    Must say he is a really nice personable bloke and highly intelligent and not opinionated like most politico’s I have mixed with over the years.

    I remember sending him an email during the gillard years and was surprised to receive a thoughtful, personal reply. I liked him.

  100. egg permalink
    May 8, 2014 7:27 pm

    There will be no new spending by taxpayers on the purchase of these planes, its a defence matter long mooted and bipartisan.

    As long as the alliance remains intact, its expected that we contribute to keeping their arms industry alive.

  101. May 8, 2014 7:36 pm

    Sorry I did forget to mention I met Scott Morrison twice, once before pre selection for Cock Cook and once after… He was a complete fuckwit, arrogant, loudmouth, talks over you, aloof, know it all, born to rule type…then he started talking about church… I took an instant disliking to him to him… saves time.

    Sqweel No Clue

    Sqweel Not Funny

  102. May 8, 2014 7:43 pm

    tonight, the well-fed amanda vanstone is on a certain reportland,

    amanda will do a great imitation of gina for bolt,

    amanda will make all the same noises as gina,
    while wobbling both her chins in favor of other peoples `belt-tightening` #greed #teabags

  103. egg permalink
    May 8, 2014 7:55 pm

    Ricky I have fallen in love with the robot girl in The Bridge.

  104. May 8, 2014 8:00 pm

    You sound like you have such an interesting lifestyle!

    Well yes and now. I have had lots of setbacks in my life but music and film have been constants that keep me happy. The main thing is it keep others happy and that gives me great joy writing and playing. Music has opened a lot of doors for me but like others here I have had to work very hard because every person and their dog is a guitar player….

    Today I have been script writing for a international disability film competition with my mate who has cerebral palsy. He is a super intellect and a huge Python fan so its very Python and pays out on Lefties and Teabags. Generally how people treat him like an idiot. Those things are highly competitive but have big paydays if you crack it. My new film that will come out for the summer season is about a son dealing with his dad having Alzheimers and stars an 84 year old man…. Its better than working for those fuckwits at Price waterhouse I can tell you 🙂

    I remember sending him an email during the gillard years and was surprised to receive a thoughtful, personal reply. I liked him.
    We actually talked about how many people had sent him letters of support (and hate mail) as I mentioned I sent one to him and Tony Windsor. He was quite overwhelmed by people from all over Australia and expats that pledged support, sent money. He said he used to read them occasionally when he was getting hammered by the Noalition mainly. He had great things to say about Gillard pragmatic, good listener, good stradesit, trustworthy and loyal. Good to her word. The opposite of what the teabaggs and no doubt Sqweel will bleat on about..

    I have been around Polli’s all my life and they tried to get my father to go into politics. Its a dogs life for an honest man, compromise and party games. Bugger that, i’d rather charm cute ladies and make people forget about life and smile, even if its for one night.

    Whats the word on Gyngil..is it true he is taking the fall for any charges because otherwise Whacker would be Barangarooted?

    Hey Channel 9 have a new show
    How to beat a billionaire 🙂

  105. May 8, 2014 8:03 pm

    whoops blockquote does not = del 🙂

  106. egg permalink
    May 8, 2014 8:30 pm

    ‘Fucking assholes’

    Its better in the hands of free enterprise because of the prohibitive costs involved. Blame the auditors.

  107. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 8, 2014 8:35 pm

    “There will be no new spending by taxpayers on the purchase of these planes, its a defence matter long mooted and bipartisan.”

    That is what i would have thought.

    Why do lefties say this is some new spending that has not been budgeted??

    From experience i have found is that ALP supporters cannot tell the truth. So i will assume these F35’s are in the budget until proven otherwise.

  108. May 8, 2014 8:35 pm

    what fcuking imbeciles ricky, my abc has just got a great deal with china, a world first, and the zombies want to flush it down the crapper, total fcukwits

  109. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 8, 2014 8:45 pm

    Those things are highly competitive but have big paydays if you crack it. My new film that will come out for the summer season is about a son dealing with his dad having Alzheimers and stars an 84 year old man…. Its better than working for those fuckwits at Price waterhouse I can tell you 🙂

    You’ll have to let us know details so we can check them out! Comedy or drama?

    Fucking assholes

    I wonder. Remember when rupert wanted it bad, about the time of his illegal activities [court case playing out in the UK right now, not that the aussie media is reporting any of it]. Will it be sold off?

    Bugger that, i’d rather charm cute ladies and make people forget about life and smile, even if its for one night.

    Quite the ladies man eh? 😆 That’s a first for GT! [and I don’t count tomM and the snobby lulubelle/fifi, his only fling would be with his wine bottle!]

  110. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 8, 2014 8:57 pm

    What rupert wants, rupert will be given by this govt.

    We won’t need to look for donations to any of the lib party money laundering fronts, the kingmaker’s donations appeared across all his rags.

    Must be off, night duty 😥

  111. May 8, 2014 9:06 pm

    ”””better in the hands of free enterprise because””’ bullshit, our press is crap, and the networks are not far behind, the heavily Limited-News influenced network-10 is deepest down the crapper, got any more dumb ideas

  112. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 8, 2014 9:17 pm

    ❤ ⭐

  113. egg permalink
    May 8, 2014 9:19 pm

    ‘Why do lefties say this is some new spending that has not been budgeted??’

    Dunno.

  114. egg permalink
    May 8, 2014 9:25 pm

    ‘…got any more dumb ideas’

    The taxpayer shouldn’t have to pay for something which is of no value to them. If new or old players are prepared to foot the bill, they are welcome to it.

  115. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 8, 2014 9:28 pm

    Gina Gina Gina.

    I love Gina because she sends lefties mad.

    By the way TB says F35’s are not in the budget.

    Is this true??

  116. May 8, 2014 9:54 pm

    there is no value to most taxpayers giving the billionaires endless loopholes in the tax-system either dumpty, if you want to run the `no-value` argument, that`s the place to start,

    and as we were talking about `news` in/out of china, none of the `other-players` have anywhere near the credibility in accuracy, fairness and responsible governance that my ABC has, so your `end-game` decision is choosing between 1.my-ABC or 2.None, (no 3rd choice)

  117. May 8, 2014 9:59 pm

    Its better in the hands of free enterprise because of the prohibitive costs involved. Blame the auditors.

    I won’t even dignify that with an answer. Sufficed to say that Julie thinks it can all be done via facebook and they may have just killed one of the historically biggest content deals that the ABC has ever secured… I have a friend negotiating a 6 mill 10 episode Aus Doco series on the back of that deal… What Rupert wants he gets out of this lot… The VChinese fucking hate Ruepert, with the whole Wendy Tang thing and his dealings with them and Star TV… 😦

    Quite the ladies man eh? 😆 That’s a first for GT!

    Shit two ex wives and I broke up with my girlfriend last year… Nah I’m enjoying being single. I have lots of female friends and there’s the girl I want but cant have. Usually on the road I meet lots of nice ladies who are newly single. What can I say both me and the bass player have had our hearts broken so..back on the bike (not the town one). He fares better than me because he is Famous (was on countdown and stuff) :..

    The Alzheimer’s film is a tearjerker. Its aimed to speak to people over 40 who are going on that Journey. Did lots of research and Lots of people were keen to share their experience. Its a very common thing so Its touching. A famous director mentored me when I was making it and said don’t be the guy who fucks up an alzheimer’s film…. Thanks no pressure coming from a guy who’s last film stared Renee Zellweger 😦

    SQWEEL NEED ROOTing
    GET A LIFE

  118. May 8, 2014 10:10 pm

    ””””” http://t.co/ozg4dM7gNZ ””””’

    these images with the quotes on, (like deknarf does) are the media segment that the public shits all over the embedded media with, sharp, short and to the point

  119. egg permalink
    May 8, 2014 10:20 pm

    ‘2.None’

    That would be best.

  120. egg permalink
    May 8, 2014 10:26 pm

    ‘I have a friend negotiating a 6 mill 10 episode Aus Doco series on the back of that deal…’

    He may have lost out, but the taxpayers are happy. Personally I would have culled the journalists as well, like Fairfax has done.

  121. May 8, 2014 10:31 pm

    #2.none, for rupert loving cranks maybe, the rest of Aust a big loss, as another nation would gain that position dumpty

  122. May 8, 2014 10:34 pm

    that `communication/journalism/advertising` tax-payer-funded tafe course you claim you did, has been a big waste, hasn`t it dumpty 🙂

  123. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 8, 2014 10:41 pm

    Teabag

    Gina Gina Gina. Gina Gina Gina. Gina Gina Gina. Gina Gina Gina. Gina Gina Gina.

    And furthermore

    Gina Gina Gina. Gina Gina Gina. Gina Gina Gina. Gina Gina Gina. Gina Gina Gina.

  124. May 8, 2014 11:01 pm

    Personally I would have culled the journalists as well, like Fairfax has done

    Yeah but you’re a fact deficit fucking idiot, who childish don’t like the Abc and want them punished because they don’t share your unscientific delusions over in your little sandpit where you continue to be at odds with people of gargantuan intellectual capacity that devote their lives to actual scientific careers as opposed to blosopheric mastubartion…..

    The best Journalists in Australia come from the ABC, they just happen to consider flat earth fucktards like you in mass delusion, not worth an electron of airtime as they are bound by charter to tell the actual truth as opposed to spread propaganda. 🙂

    Talking of blosopheric mastubartion …Oh look everyone Squeal is trying to be funny… quick everyone laugh (at him as opposed to with).. Is there a metaphorical equivalent of a fly swat?

    Squeals a pest

  125. May 8, 2014 11:26 pm

    Ricky I have fallen in love with the robot girl in The Bridge.

    Are you talking about this show? I just aquired season 1..looks awesome

    Got the Euro version too

  126. armchair opionator permalink
    May 8, 2014 11:47 pm

    I just got S1 of the bridge too!
    I was told it follows on from the killing but it doesn’t at all.

  127. May 9, 2014 12:13 am

    AO and Egg strongly recommend
    American Detective and
    Treme both fantastic 🙂

  128. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 9, 2014 12:36 am

    I also want to say that Wayne Swan is a fool.

    Dishonest as well.

    Corrupt as well.

    Proud as well.

    Useless as well.

    But people on this blog like him.

    So people on this blog are dishonest, corrupt, proud, useless, just like Wayne Swan.

  129. May 9, 2014 12:41 am

    So like I thought Gyngell takes the fall.. BTW nice little hack if your looking at Fairfax press stuff, go to Canberra Times they don’t have a paywall

    http://www.canberratimes.com.au/business/why-gyngell-took-a-fall-for-packer-20140507-37wks.html

    SQWEALS LIKE PIG

  130. May 9, 2014 12:45 am

    Hey Reb ^ you gonna cop that from this facile imbecilic Tnuc?

    KILL SQUEAL PLEASE

  131. egg permalink
    May 9, 2014 8:45 am

    ‘Are you talking about this show?’

    Yep and besides the robot girl I also like the visual science fiction quality.

  132. egg permalink
    May 9, 2014 8:58 am

    ‘Yeah but you’re a fact deficit fucking idiot’

    Only time will tell, but I’m confident your fears about the end of the world are unfounded.

    ‘The best Journalists in Australia come from the ABC’

    This is debatable.

    ‘….bound by charter to tell the actual truth as opposed to spread propaganda.’ 🙂

    News organisations bend reality with collective bias, in that regard the burnt hands of asylum seekers was just a made up story. So you can appreciate why Abbott wants to cull aunty.

  133. Tony permalink
    May 9, 2014 9:02 am

    The Science is settled. The Experts have reached a Consensus. The time for debate is over. 😀

  134. Tony permalink
    May 9, 2014 9:25 am

    “AO and Egg strongly recommend
    American Detective”

    Do you mean True Detective? (If not, do yourself a favour.) Also loving the hilarious Silicon Valley.

    http://www.hbo.com/silicon-valley#/

  135. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 9, 2014 9:43 am

    Good vid, Tony. The truth is not in doubt. The time for radical social change has come. People who differ are evil liars most likely in the pay of the Koch brothers. If we waste time debating with them nothing will ever get done. They can get on the bus or be thrown under it.

  136. Tony permalink
    May 9, 2014 10:09 am

    “People who differ are evil liars most likely in the pay of the Koch brothers.”

    Yep.

  137. TB Queensland permalink
    May 9, 2014 10:20 am

    From experience i have found is that ALP supporters cannot tell the truth. So i will assume these F35′s are in the budget until proven otherwise.

    I expect an apology … firstly for constantly being called a liar by you and constantly proving you incorrect and secondly for your ignorance of subjects you annoyingly return to …

    both of Australia’s major political parties currently support the development and purchase of the aircraft (though differences remain on the deadline and the number of aircraft).[116][117] Former defence minister Joel Fitzgibbon has charged the defence chiefs with an obsession for the JSF.[118]

    On 21 August 2009, it was reported that the RAAF would get two F-35s for testing in 2014 and that the initial squadron would be delayed until 2017.[119] On 11 September 2009, Air Marshall Mark Binskin said that a fourth squadron of F-35s for the RAAF would be imperative.[120]

    On 25 November 2009, Australia committed to placing a first order for 14 aircraft at a cost of A$3.2 billion, with deliveries to begin in 2014.[96] However in May 2012, it was announced that the purchase of twelve F-35As from the initial order were being deferred to 2014 as part of wider ADF budget cuts in order to balance the Federal Government budget for the 2012-13 financial year.[121][122] Two F-35As from the initial order are in production and are still expected to be in Australian service in 2014 for testing and evaluation.[123]

    Air Marshal Geoff Brown, the Chief of Air Force, has said that “anything less than 100 JSFs severely limits the options available to government and only provides a boutique capability”, and that the fighter is necessary for the RAAF to be able to keep up with the aircraft other air forces in Australia’s region are expected to operate in the 2020s.[124]

    My bold …

    If the budget is in such dire straits then the additional 58 F35s (still having tech problems BTW and non operational) should never have been committed to by Tony “Topgun” Abbott …

    If you really want to “enjoy” reading about military developments in fictional or non-fictional books (using facts as a base) go to Tom Clancy’s series … he writes and edits other authors and combines military knowledge of all arms of the US military … some of his books are docos on particular units eg fighter aircraft, airborne, marines etc …

  138. TB Queensland permalink
    May 9, 2014 10:25 am

    But people on this blog like him.

    So people on this blog are dishonest, corrupt, proud, useless, just like Wayne Swan

    Wrong again, Kneel, Swan is a nice bloke but a lousy treasurer … the best treasurer we've ever had was on Lateline last night …

  139. May 9, 2014 11:05 am

    LOL!

  140. May 9, 2014 11:10 am

    Do you mean True Detective? (If not, do yourself a favour.) Also loving the hilarious Silicon Valley.

    Yes thanks Tony.. remarkable and thanks for the heads up on Silicon valley, will check it out!!..

    Love that vid by the way. I have no problem with Skeptic, I am by nature one myself, this is an essential quality along with an open mind and the ability to admit you were wrong for the critical thinker. My problem is they jont don’t prove their case and have people like Bot and Monckton defining their case… I’ve listened, digested and no thanks.

    I expect an apology … firstly for constantly being called a liar by you and constantly proving you incorrect and secondly for your ignorance of subjects you annoyingly return to …

    Nothing

    SQUEAL NASTY FUCKTARD

    Wrong again, Kneel, Swan is a nice bloke but a lousy treasurer … the best treasurer we’ve ever had was on Lateline last night …

    “Best Politician” by legacy… “They don’t have a scintilla of imagination”..priceless.
    Here here.. Brilliant Interview from a brilliant mind. Side splitting laughter at Kelly O’Dwyer talking about Keating’s faults…

  141. egg permalink
    May 9, 2014 11:20 am

    That was funny Reb, the staff here are still laughing.

  142. May 9, 2014 11:55 am

    Hey Egg, watched two episodes of the Bridge last night..Awesome stuff thanks 🙂

  143. egg permalink
    May 9, 2014 1:20 pm

    That’s okay.

  144. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 9, 2014 1:39 pm

    Fined $500 each.

    This will go to whether Packer is a fit and proper person to hold a gaming licence. Maybe that is why Gyngell took the blame. I wonder if Packer will contest the infringement notice?

  145. May 9, 2014 5:30 pm

    nice quote TB,

    we have gone from 2x trash-cans in 2014,

    with `squadron` purchase in `around` 2017,

    giving `our` raaf 3-years to evaluate the trash-cans,

    but mr-rabbit`s eagerness to present himself on all-fours to teh-usa, has pushed forward the 2017 purchase date for 58 trash-cans, and denying ANY evaluation the raaf could obtain, #stupid.fcuking.teabags

  146. May 9, 2014 5:47 pm

    Your tinfoil detector is working well today Tinfoil`osy,

    This is one rich tinfoil-mine. 🙂

    http://www.reddit.com/r/politics/comments/frrth/stop_the_koch_brothers_they_are_trying_to_end_the/

  147. May 9, 2014 5:57 pm

    Lots of LOLs for this one reb 🙂

  148. May 9, 2014 6:08 pm

    ””””””””On Wednesday, police said they were looking at whether a charge of assault or affray was appropriate, opting instead to send both men the infringement notice.
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-09/packer-and-gyngell-to-be-charged-over-public-brawl-at-bondi/5442276
    ””””””””””’

    l would just point out that if this identical situation existed, and it was a chippy and a bricky, there would be NO FCUKING CHOICE here, both would be charged with affray at the minimum, and be dragged into court.

    (or gays fighting outside a `gay` night-club)

  149. egg permalink
    May 9, 2014 6:10 pm

    ‘Erica and James Packer were pictured together for the first time since they separated last year as they attended the funeral of Australian billionaire Paul Ramsay and the couple seemed to be on very good terms.

    ‘The 36-year-old model and her beleaguered ex-husband, 46, were seen boarding a private helicopter to fly down to Bowral to attend the funeral early on Friday morning.

    ‘They were accompanied on the 40-minute flight by Seven Network chairman Kerry Stokes, who owns the helicopter, his wife Christine Simpson Stokes, and his son Ryan Stokes.’

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2623901/Erica-Packer-James-reunited-time-split.html#ixzz31ChWhmMU
    Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

  150. TB Queensland permalink
    May 9, 2014 6:19 pm

    LOL! Here too …

    Been busy building desk two … in less than half the time of the first … !

  151. TB Queensland permalink
    May 9, 2014 6:24 pm

    … and it was a chippy and a bricky, there would be NO FCUKING CHOICE here …

    … welcome to the world of The Robber Barons … egalitarian society my arse …

  152. TB Queensland permalink
    May 9, 2014 6:24 pm

    Read more: WTF for?

  153. TB Queensland permalink
    May 9, 2014 6:26 pm

    WTF is Kneel’s apology? I bet he’s playing with the old folks until the dust settles … ignorant little prick!

  154. May 9, 2014 6:26 pm

    ”””””””In taking responsibility Gyngell has taken the heat off Packer but the reality is that either could have avoided the confrontation. Packer knew Gyngell was outside his Bondi apartment and Gyngell knew Packer was on his way.
    http://www.canberratimes.com.au/business/why-gyngell-took-a-fall-for-packer-20140507-37wks.html
    ”””””””””’

    lf this is true, then nsw police are practicing `classism` in who gets charged with affray. 😦

  155. TB Queensland permalink
    May 9, 2014 6:27 pm

    I wonder if Packer will contest the infringement notice?

    Here’s a quick guess – WTF for? $500 … WGAF …

  156. TB Queensland permalink
    May 9, 2014 6:36 pm

    And this is where Fuckwit™, Kneel, get their info from …

    Government frontbencher Christopher Pyne said Labor were “arsonists” for not supporting the government’s plan to scrap the carbon tax.

    “They’re like arsonists that set fire to their neighbour’s house, then when the firefighter turns up to try to put it out they mug the firefighter as well,” Mr Pyne said.

    http://www.news.com.au/national/increasing-fuel-excise-could-be-as-effective-as-carbon-tax-at-reducing-emissions/story-fncynjr2-1226911842979

    What fkn nonsense …

  157. TB Queensland permalink
    May 9, 2014 6:38 pm

    C’mon, Kneel, I’m sorry is so easy when its meant …

  158. May 9, 2014 6:48 pm

    ””””””’Why is the government continuing to say: ‘We’ll allow Gina Rinehart and the like to get cheaper petrol but potentially make it more expensive for everyone else’,” deputy leader Adam Bandt told ABC radio yesterday.
    http://www.news.com.au/national/increasing-fuel-excise-could-be-as-effective-as-carbon-tax-at-reducing-emissions/story-fncynjr2-1226911842979
    ”””””””””””’

    Sounds familiar.

    Where is my imbecile.?

  159. TB Queensland permalink
    May 9, 2014 6:52 pm

    Where is my imbecile.?

    I suspect she’s off harassing CU et al …

    I’m waiting for my APOLOGY! AGAIN!

  160. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 9, 2014 7:28 pm

    neil also needs to apologise for making out that the libs work produced the AAA rating we have now.

    …Howard/Costello took debt from 19% of GDP to zero and we got our AAA back…

    http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/3742298.html

    …There are also some inconvenient facts that undermine Costello’s commentary. Never once during the Howard government during which Costello was treasurer for the whole time did Australia achieve the triple-A credit rating from all major credit rating agencies. With Fitch moving Australia to triple-A last month, Australia for the first time ever has the trifecta of triple-A from all three agencies. This is a truly magnificent endorsement of Australia’s economic position and management over many years so little wonder Treasurer Swan was Euromoney’s Treasurer of the Year…

    …It is also worth looking at what Costello said in 1999, shortly after the budget and in reaction to a ratings upgrade for Australia from Standard & Poors.

    He quite rightly said:

    “This is a recognition by an international ratings agency of the strength of the Government’s budget policy. As the ratings agency announced, it’s a consequence of good economic policy and it means that Australia is again being regarded internationally as a very strong economy”

    He went on:

    “It also means that Australian companies will find it easier to borrow at lower rates. It will be good for economic growth and that will be good for jobs in Australia…it’s a consequence of long, hard, good economic work by this Government and it shows the benefits that economic reform will have.”

    Costello does not use such words now even though Australia’s sovereign rating is now better than back then and better than at any time in history, including the 11 and a half years he was Treasurer.

    labor didn’t have the luxury of frittering away once in a generation tax $ on middle class bribes for votes like the libs did, they had to contend with the structural deficit they inherited from howard/costello as well as the immediate financial tsunami of the GFC.

    The libs would have introduced austerity measures which would have seen us go down the gurgler.

    neil will pop back again trumpeting his same spoon fed lib propaganda as if it were fact…or will have an immature little tanty full of “everybody hates me, nobody loves me, think I’ll go and eat worms, I hate youse all, you’re all liars nah, nah, nah” 😛

  161. Tony permalink
    May 9, 2014 7:42 pm

    TB needs to apologise for continuously and gratuitously demanding apologies. 😯

  162. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 9, 2014 7:46 pm

    😆

  163. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 9, 2014 7:48 pm

  164. May 9, 2014 8:02 pm

    1st-dog still has 2`plus years to enjoy the `delicious piles of steaming lies` 🙂

  165. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 9, 2014 8:09 pm

    ballistics expert at oscar pistorius trial, makes me chuckle

  166. egg permalink
    May 9, 2014 8:27 pm

    Stuck my head over the kaf fence and didn’t see Neil, but heard Lovo say he was once a ‘swinging voter.’

    Taylor has a post up on a survey and he thinks Labor Party voters are not aware of the importance of ‘onshore processing’ in the asylum seeker debate. Here is the conclusion to the survey.

    ‘One of the main points to take out of the 2014 Vision for Australia Survey of Labor supporters is the importance of substantial engagement with supporters on the issues of policy & representation. Supporters frequently highlighted their desire to engage with Labor in terms of policy discussion, and choosing who their elected representatives.

    ‘The policy areas of importance to supporters, namely healthcare, climate change, the NBN & schools funding, were policy areas already championed by the Party. Opening up the election of the leader of the Labor Party to members was also viewed favourably by supporters, and indicates that efforts already taken to engage with members in a substantial manner are a first step on the path to meaningful and productive supporter engagement.’

  167. TB Queensland permalink
    May 9, 2014 8:27 pm

    TB needs to apologise for continuously and gratuitously demanding apologies.

    Twice in 8 years is “continuously and gratuitously” GMAFB?

    You’re slipping, sunshine!

    And both from requests from Fuckwit, Kneel … don’t be a Dickwit too, ToSY … didn’t you tell me to butt out of other people’s stoushes not so long ago?

  168. egg permalink
    May 11, 2014 7:48 am

    ‘James Packer and David Gyngell’s street fight in Bondi was the seventh or eighth time they have come to blows

    ‘Blackeyes, split lips and facial trauma have become the hallmarks of the increasingly volatile friendship….’

    Daily Terror

Go on say something, you'll feel better...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: