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Derek S. Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🏳️‍🌈
Founder of The Babel Fish Project, musician, writer, truth-teller. Scottish Australian. Reserve right to comment on politics of both countries. Complaints? TSC
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Derek S. Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🏳️‍🌈 11h
The private sector doesn't improve anything, that was a hypothesis that didn't stand up to real world testing.
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Derek S. Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🏳️‍🌈 11h
Maybe the establishment now is socially liberal, but it's economically neoliberal (hard right).
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Derek S. Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🏳️‍🌈 11h
The media bear a lot of responsibility here for deciding when a story is substantial enough to run. Tracy Spicer = good, Tele = bad.
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Derek S. Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🏳️‍🌈 11h
Celibacy may have been more important in the past, when it helped to create the ideal hiding place for paedophiles.
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Derek S. Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🏳️‍🌈 12h
Interesting to see the Bishops' outright refusal to contemplate change was not echoed by the pope.
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Derek S. Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🏳️‍🌈 12h
Because they're wrong about everything?
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Derek S. Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🏳️‍🌈 12h
Turnbull: Not waving, drowning.
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Derek S. Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🏳️‍🌈 15h
Everything about this smacks of short term thinking, and there's nothing in place for what happens when Trump's insane budget drives the US economy off a cliff.
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Derek S. Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🏳️‍🌈 Dec 16
Yeh, I tweeted that when Malcolm was still on his feet, before JA started. To be fair, if I was his campaign manager, I wouldn't let him speak either. 😀
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Derek S. Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🏳️‍🌈 retweeted
Joan Harris Dec 16
Kristina can actually speak though
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Derek S. Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🏳️‍🌈 Dec 16
Oh, he's not a tenth of the politician she is. I just hope she resists the temptation to take the Senate seat, it would be a waste of talent. JA will just be keeping the seat warm, KK has a real future.
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Derek S. Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🏳️‍🌈 Dec 16
Yes, absolutely! That was the speech Malcolm WANTED to make last year, but couldn't, so threw a tantrum instead.
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Derek S. Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🏳️‍🌈 Dec 16
Interesting to see that Shorten let speak first, but Malcolm wants all the glory for himself. Enjoy it while you can Malcolm. Tick tock, tick tock.
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Derek S. Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🏳️‍🌈 Dec 16
Who is going to refer WHOM ffs! Come on your standards are slipping!
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Derek S. Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🏳️‍🌈 Dec 16
If there's a sympathy vote factor here, why do the polls show no enthusiasm for changing the rule? Because it SHOULD be changed. It deprives us of a lot of talent, like ME for instance.
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Derek S. Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🏳️‍🌈 Dec 16
appear to be using the NBN for this cross. Why don't you have a proper camera set up?
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Derek S. Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🏳️‍🌈 Dec 16
So-called Mediscare was NOT discredited in the last election, your leader just threw a strop about it, and that's what everyone remembers - Malcolm's tantrum, when he told us all we were stupid.
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Derek S. Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🏳️‍🌈 Dec 16
Come on, everyone knows you HAVE to assume you're going to win, and any smart politician knows you never say never.
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Derek S. Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🏳️‍🌈 Dec 16
We have always had 'agents of influence' in Australian politics, mostly American, but one PM who was an Israeli one. And yet we never worried about it before. Strange.
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Derek S. Macpherson🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺🏳️‍🌈 Dec 16
Of course she's got a good voice! Is there anything she's NOT good at?
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