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Former PM Tony Abbott wants Martial Law

September 28, 2017

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Former PM Tony Abbott has been ordered by senior colleagues to ‘get a grip’ after suggesting the Army could invade the states which don’t expand natural gas production.

Mr Abbott called on his successor Malcolm Turnbull to invoke “defence powers”, telling The Gutter Trash the government could then take control over the management of resources from the states.

His drastic response to warnings of a possible gas shortage next year was an implied criticism of Mr Turnbull’s deal with three major gas suppliers yesterday to ensure potential exports would be used to protect the domestic market from gas scarcities.

The suggestion was immediately laughed off by his senior colleagues.

“No we’re not interested in a khaki solution,” Treasurer Scott Morrison said curtly today.

Another senior Government source said the move would be illegal.

“The Defence Powers are a wartime provision. There is no way the High Court would allow it to be used like that,” said the source.

The defence powers allow the Commonwealth to impose domestic new controls during wartime, such as rationing and price fixing.

They have never been seen as a means to control the market or other governments during peace time.

 

 

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. TB Queensland permalink
    September 28, 2017 1:30 pm

    How did this dopey prick ever get to be Prime Meddler … he’s more suited (pun intended – see above) to Court Jester …

  2. Shane in QLD permalink
    September 28, 2017 3:11 pm

    Well if they didn’t sell off everything our forefathers built for us we would not be in these messes, Banking, Power, Airports, Water. Just to name a few

  3. October 2, 2017 11:43 pm

    Tony should stick a double bunger up his arse and blow his brains out!~!~

  4. TB Queensland permalink
    October 3, 2017 3:59 pm

    G’day BV, welcome … you’d have to find ’em to blow ’em … 🙂

    BTW the globmeister here is a stickler for grammar, punctuation and particularly spelling …

    You should have another look at your name … I think you meant – Venetian 🙂

  5. In_the_sticks permalink
    October 4, 2017 9:52 am

    An additional sad consequence to this is that I’m seeing some maniacs now arguing that we need to relax gun control laws so that we can protect ourselves in this instance. Madness…

  6. armchair opinionator permalink
    October 4, 2017 1:25 pm

    Tony wanted to send the army into the Ukraine when he was PM, the defence bigwigs had to talk him down from the ledge. He’s big on using defence for partisan political purposes. Unaccountable power in the hands of the crazies make them all kim jong-un style dictators. If abbott had control of the senate, just imagine how our lives would have changed!

    http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/federal-election-2016/tony-abbotts-office-floated-sending-australian-troops-into-ukraine-conflict-defence-expert-claims-20160612-gphbab.html

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