Minster for infrastructre - sorry insemination

 
  don_dunstan Minister for Railways

Location: Adelaide proud
Andrew Broad fires the first shot to depose Barnaby:

Now even a Nationals MP is calling on Barnaby Joyce to resign
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-22/barnaby-joyce-should-resign-says-andrew-broad/9475240
There is a growing likelihood of a spill on Monday, I think the sensible thing for Banaby to do would be to agree to go to the back-bench - at least for a while. The problem is that he's become used to the power and authority of being Deputy PM and Infrastructure Minister (whatever that means) and he will not go quietly.
A spill won't take place while the Senate isn't sitting, particularly since there are a number of Parliamentary/Senate Committees sitting outside the National Capital for the next week or so.

Jack
Jack Le Lievre
Okay - what was the meeting on Monday about - party room meeting? Can't he still be sacked by his own party at a meeting?

Anyway, all the in ether given he's now quit.

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  Jack Le Lievre Chief Train Controller

Location: Moolap Station, Vic
Andrew Broad fires the first shot to depose Barnaby:

Now even a Nationals MP is calling on Barnaby Joyce to resign
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-22/barnaby-joyce-should-resign-says-andrew-broad/9475240
There is a growing likelihood of a spill on Monday, I think the sensible thing for Banaby to do would be to agree to go to the back-bench - at least for a while. The problem is that he's become used to the power and authority of being Deputy PM and Infrastructure Minister (whatever that means) and he will not go quietly.
A spill won't take place while the Senate isn't sitting, particularly since there are a number of Parliamentary/Senate Committees sitting outside the National Capital for the next week or so.

Jack
Okay - what was the meeting on Monday about - party room meeting? Can't he still be sacked by his own party at a meeting?

Anyway, all the in ether given he's now quit.
don_dunstan
Monday's Part Room meeting was meant to be a kumbayah session, to try and show that they are all one big happy party and to try and enforce that Barnaby was the leader and everyone should behind him. But as you say, it is all a moot point now, since he has quit.
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

John McVeigh will be the acting Minister for Infrastructure and Transport until an official replacement is selected.
Speaks a lot to the animosity still held for Darren Chester I suspect....
james.au
I think you are reading too much into it. It would be a major departure from convention to name a backbencher as an Acting Minister when there is an otherwise full Cabinet available.

McVeigh is filling in because his regular portfolio (Regional Development, Territories and Local Government) is the one which most closely corresponds to the vacant portfolio, as shown by the exact reverse happening last year when Chester stood in for Fiona Nash while he was the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport.

I wonder if he is a prospect for leadership at all?
james.au
Certainly not this time around.
  ParkesHub Chief Commissioner

Who wants to lay odds that Beetrooter and Abbott will team up to whiteant Trumbull?
  wobert Chief Commissioner

Location: Half way between Propodolla and Kinimakatka
Pity about running the country,snouts and troughs and all the important  stuff of scoring points.One thing,they will go down in history,  and be remembered for, as the worst rabble the country has ever had to endure. And arguably the most corrupt.
  gordon_s1942 Chief Commissioner

Location: Central Tablelands of NSW
If I was the leader of any political party, the one phrase that would send a cold chill up my back would be when the members say in moments of crisis that they are rallying BEHIND the Leader because they are now out of your sight and you cant tell whose got the knives out ready to attack..........
Always remember it was in a moment of Solidarity that Brutus stabbed Cesare, along with the rest of the assemblage.
  don_dunstan Minister for Railways

Location: Adelaide proud
Who wants to lay odds that Beetrooter and Abbott will team up to whiteant Trumbull?
ParkesHub
I will give you two bob to a pound of cocky poop that they're already colluding. Although Barnaby really has no right to be angry at Turnbull, he's bought this all on himself.
Pity about running the country,snouts and troughs and all the important stuff of scoring points.One thing,they will go down in history, and be remembered for, as the worst rabble the country has ever had to endure. And arguably the most corrupt.
wobert
They're all so chronically bent they can't see the country they're supposed to be looking after is actually going down the drain. We don't have a properly functioning, affordable electricity system any longer, we don't refine our our fuel or do our own heavy engineering any longer. Hell, we can't even defend ourselves against multinationals who come here and pillage our resources selling them for a fraction of cost overseas while domestically we have to pay above the odds.

And our own politicians actually work against our domestic interests: Matt Canavan rushed to Japan last month to assure our north Asian gas customers that they wouldn't be turning off the supply of ultra-cheap gas... who does he work for? Not for Australian consumers, that's for sure.

Guy Fawkes was onto something.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Guy Fawkes is the only man to ever enter Parliament with honest intentions.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Guy Fawkes is the only man to ever enter Parliament with honest intentions.
Valvegear
Oh how true; one of your better efforts Valvegear!!!! Laughing
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

Michael McCormack has been elected as the new Nationals leader and Deputy Prime Minister.

He is currently the Minister for Defence Personnel and the Minister for Veterans' Affairs, but it will be interesting to see if he lays claim to a higher profile portfolio and instigates a mini-shuffle of Cabinet positions.
  wobert Chief Commissioner

Location: Half way between Propodolla and Kinimakatka
Another typical  Nat Party dullard. I wish Christensen had won, that would have been entertaining.
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

McCormack has also been sworn in as the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport.
  GrahamH Chief Commissioner

Location: At a terminal on the www.
LancedDendrite, you do know that Tony Burke had an affair with one of his staffers don’t you? The name Skye Laris rings a bell, and Burke was married to Cathy at the time.

Do we recall that it would seem that as a share holder we paid for them travel all over the world together? Did we see Tony Burke resign?

Nick McKim had an affair with Cassie O’Connor who worked as his staffer, and was married with four kids...

Not a word on those.

Bob Hawke was essentially applauded during his affair with Blanche (not a staffer), whilst PM and still married to Hazel.

The current leader of the opposition got his current wife pregnant while they were both in marriages with other people.

I am sure I could think of more if I remember back.
Aaron
I'll help you.

Deputy Prime Minister Jim Cairns and a senior staffer named Junie Morosi while he was married to Mrs Cairns. Not much hateful fuss back then. Is it morally OK for Lefties but not those of the Right? Or is it that 'everyone' knows that the Left leaders are morally bankrupt and little is expected?
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
Meanwhile......Ainsley Gotto (Gorton's former Private Secretary) is reported to have died today...leaving behind many boxes of documents that she had said were not to be opened until after her death. Probably no great drama, as most of those named will already be deceased.
  wobert Chief Commissioner

Location: Half way between Propodolla and Kinimakatka
Its not the bonking as such, its the corruption, his partners jobs and the 50 days of claiming entitlements. What was he doing in Canberra for 50 days more than anyone else? And the bare faced hypocricy, sanctity of marriage and all that, denigrating gay people, lo and behold  the Beetrooter has been picking apples off somebody else's tree, on a regular basis.
  don_dunstan Minister for Railways

Location: Adelaide proud
I'll help you.

Deputy Prime Minister Jim Cairns and a senior staffer named Junie Morosi while he was married to Mrs Cairns. Not much hateful fuss back then. Is it morally OK for Lefties but not those of the Right? Or is it that 'everyone' knows that the Left leaders are morally bankrupt and little is expected?
GrahamH
It's not a left/right thing, it's the fact that (as Wobert points out) Barnaby was so clumsy and stupid about the whole thing, using taxpayer resources to hide the truth and then trying to pretend like it's his private life and how dare everyone be interested - after lecturing everyone only months ago about the sanctity of traditional marriage.

It fits in a pattern from him though - moving the AVMPA from Canberra to Armiadale cost $26 million and he subsequently refused to release a report into the move (which pretty much destroyed the agency anyway since most of the staff refused to move). He lectures everyone else about fiscal responsibility and prudence while spending taxpayer money on his own electorate like it's unlimited free money.

Repulsive hypocritical individual - and he think's he got us all fooled. I hope he loses his endorsement for New England before the next election.
  davesvline Chief Commissioner

Location: 1983-1998
Bob Hawke did it to his biographer, and no one said F..king BOO....

Ah social media and the slagging it will bring. Tall Poppies et all. Only in Australia.

In Bobs case she was too old for kids, but never the less, the outrage comparison is massively different. Gareth Evans was boinking whats her name from the Democrats - and again F..king BOO!!


Funny how Barnaby's an effing this, that, and the other. Never get in the way of a leftist lynch mob on a mission!

Regards



ps, we all forgot the Bob thing, DIDN'T WE ?? Shocked

Not that I'm a fan of the bloke, but his electorate loves him. Yes, he'd pull a 60% primary vote again. As for the tax payer funded thing, last time i heard the investigation was still ONGOING....
  Jack Le Lievre Chief Train Controller

Location: Moolap Station, Vic
Bob Hawke did it to his biographer, and no one said F..king BOO....

Ah social media and the slagging it will bring. Tall Poppies et all. Only in Australia.

In Bobs case she was too old for kids, but never the less, the outrage comparison is massively different. Gareth Evans was boinking whats her name from the Democrats - and again F..king BOO!!


Funny how Barnaby's an effing this, that, and the other. Never get in the way of a leftist lynch mob on a mission!

Regards



ps, we all forgot the Bob thing, DIDN'T WE ?? Shocked

Not that I'm a fan of the bloke, but his electorate loves him. Yes, he'd pull a 60% primary vote again. As for the tax payer funded thing, last time i heard the investigation was still ONGOING....
davesvline
I would say that it has a lot to do with the fact that it 2018 and not the 1980s-2000s, peoples attitudes have changed. It isn't just because of social media, but social media has given an opportunity for the voiceless to have a voice.

Oh, and it isn't just a leftist thing, the right had a few choice words about Barnaby. Should have watched the Senate Standing Committees on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport yesterday, the Chair Senator Barry O'Sullivan of the Nationals had a few words about Barnaby's and what he had done as the Minister for Agriculture, even Senator Slade Brockman made some passing comments.
  mejhammers1 Deputy Commissioner

Bob Hawke did it to his biographer, and no one said F..king BOO....

Ah social media and the slagging it will bring. Tall Poppies et all. Only in Australia.

In Bobs case she was too old for kids, but never the less, the outrage comparison is massively different. Gareth Evans was boinking whats her name from the Democrats - and again F..king BOO!!


Funny how Barnaby's an effing this, that, and the other. Never get in the way of a leftist lynch mob on a mission!

Regards



ps, we all forgot the Bob thing, DIDN'T WE ?? Shocked

Not that I'm a fan of the bloke, but his electorate loves him. Yes, he'd pull a 60% primary vote again. As for the tax payer funded thing, last time i heard the investigation was still ONGOING....
davesvline
Wow. These days you cannot even criticise a Conservative pollie without being associated with a lynch mob! Completely bonkers! And Bob Hawke did not portray himself as some shining star of morality like B Joyce. Nor did Gareth Evans. If Barnaby Joyce had not opened his piehole about how he is for the family and how SSM would endanger that, I would not care less what he did. That is what I rail against, the hypocrisy of the man.

Forget that Barnaby Joyce is a hypocrite who voted against SSM because he believes in family values then gets a staffer pregnant who is half his age. If B Joyce is a tall poppy then we as a nation is screwed. You like him, I flaming well don't.

Not that I'm a fan of the bloke, but his electorate loves him. Yes, he'd pull a 60% primary vote again.

Your point? A certain Julia Gillard used to be returned with massive majorities in her electorate of Lalor. Did not stop people giving her stick.

Michael
  davesvline Chief Commissioner

Location: 1983-1998
My point -
is smack people equally,
no social media to hang Bob or Gareth,
a lot of people still like him (his electorate
sofar he's not done anything illegal,
and yes, you're also allowed not to like him.

regards
  mejhammers1 Deputy Commissioner

My point -
is smack people equally,
no social media to hang Bob or Gareth,
a lot of people still like him (his electorate
sofar he's not done anything illegal,
and yes, you're also allowed not to like him.

regards
davesvline
Yeah New England Electorate. You could run a stuffed teddy for the Nationals and they would win.

That's your argument, he hasn't done anything illegal.

Clearly you have not read what I have said. If he was not such a two faced hypocrite as regards to morals I and I am probably not alone in this, would not have cared less.

SSM marriage, its wrong its against the institution of families, the sky is falling in, but he has a deep and intimate relationship with a woman considerably younger than him and has made her pregnant whilst with his wife, so much for family values.

Michael
  DJPeters Assistant Commissioner

He can bonk whoever he likes,but he went against what he said was family values and he did not obviously give a fig about his family's values though.  Do not do as I do, but do as I say. That alone is enough to get rid of him he is two faced and a B****y hypocrite! When something hits the fan better to retire than fall on your own sword it looks better on your resume for starters.
  mejhammers1 Deputy Commissioner

LancedDendrite, you do know that Tony Burke had an affair with one of his staffers don’t you? The name Skye Laris rings a bell, and Burke was married to Cathy at the time.

Do we recall that it would seem that as a share holder we paid for them travel all over the world together? Did we see Tony Burke resign?

Nick McKim had an affair with Cassie O’Connor who worked as his staffer, and was married with four kids...

Not a word on those.

Bob Hawke was essentially applauded during his affair with Blanche (not a staffer), whilst PM and still married to Hazel.

The current leader of the opposition got his current wife pregnant while they were both in marriages with other people.

I am sure I could think of more if I remember back.
I'll help you.

Deputy Prime Minister Jim Cairns and a senior staffer named Junie Morosi while he was married to Mrs Cairns. Not much hateful fuss back then. Is it morally OK for Lefties but not those of the Right? Or is it that 'everyone' knows that the Left leaders are morally bankrupt and little is expected?
GrahamH
Why are you turning this into a left vs right? If you do not understand the reason why Barnaby Joyce has copped heaps, then you do not get it at all.

Michael
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
Why are you turning this into a left vs right? If you do not understand the reason why Barnaby Joyce has copped heaps, then you do not get it at all.

Michael
mejhammers1
Exactly. Most of the criticism on the 'moral' side of the equation has come from the members on my right. Let's not forget that the story itself was broken by that bastion of communist thought, The Terrorgraph........oh wait a minute Razz

Most of the calls for him to step down came from members of his own party and the Libs.

Labor has actually kept pretty quiet about it - their focus, quite rightly, has been on the 'jobs for the girls' aspect of this soap opera.
  RTT_Rules Dr Beeching

Location: Dubai UAE
Why are you turning this into a left vs right? If you do not understand the reason why Barnaby Joyce has copped heaps, then you do not get it at all.

Michael
Exactly. Most of the criticism on the 'moral' side of the equation has come from the members on my right. Let's not forget that the story itself was broken by that bastion of communist thought, The Terrorgraph........oh wait a minute Razz

Most of the calls for him to step down came from members of his own party and the Libs.

Labor has actually kept pretty quiet about it - their focus, quite rightly, has been on the 'jobs for the girls' aspect of this soap opera.
bingley hall

Yep, LNP's other name is after all "conservative". This treatment of his wife would not have gone down well with many regardless of what they didn't say publically.

ALP will keep quiet because of "glass houses" and how many in ALP world live in a glass house. Besides, why go on the offensive and risk stuffing it up when his own party will do their dirty work.

Anyway, BJ will sit on back bench for a while, likely until next election. It still polled +70% in by-election and will probably do so again so they cannot afford to throw the "baby out with the bath water". After LNP blow the next election, MT will then resign from Parliament and likely much of the senior Libs, BJ now protected in the back bench will rise to fill a void and likely again be shadow deputy or shadow minister for agriculture etc...This all could be a blessing in disguise for BJ's political future.

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