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February 2015

6 Australian flags for Gillard "cool" - for Tony Abbott they're a sign of insecurity

Here is the Sydney Morning Herald mocking the Prime Minister over the 6 Australian flags the AFP placed behind its podium for the Prime Minister's speech on national security yesterday.

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Tony Abbott's new emergency alert system is much clearer than the low, medium, high and extreme system employed by the national security apparatus.

You need simply count the flags.

The Prime Minister had six Australian flags all in a row behind him as he delivered his national security statement on Monday. It was a personal record. His level of alert in this new dark age was off the scale.

......for Tony Abbott, this is a search for a way out of a dark age, and you need only count the flags to know it.

Now look at the way the leftist Guardian newspaper reported on the same number of flags, 6, while Julia Gillard was PM.

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Tony Abbott plus 6 flags equals bad.

Julia Gillard plus 6 flags equals "cool".

And the same article goes on to fawn over the Gillard/Obama "relationship".   Imagine Tony Abbott in a similar pose with a female equivalent.

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Nick Xenophon gets cash and apology after false claim about him in Gillard's book

Here's News Limited's report about one of the claims made by Ms Gillard.

SA Senator Nick Xenophon receives apology, cash settlement for incorrect claim in Julia Gillard’s autobiography

NICK Xenophon has received a public apology as a part of a confidential cash settlement for an incorrect claim made by former prime minister Julia Gillard in her autobiography.

Ms Gillard wrote in My Story that Senator Xenophon had been involved in stuffing a ballot box when he was a student politician at the University of Adelaide.

“At that stage a Liberal Party person, Nick was infamously excluded from university for a period as a punishment for stuffing a ballot box full of voting papers he had somehow procured,’’ the former prime minister wrote.

In an advertisement published in several newspapers today, Random House retracted and apologised for the error.

It also promised not to publish the claim in any future editions of the book.

Senator Xenophon yesterday said he wished the statement had never been published but he was glad there had now been a retraction.

“I think there’s a lesson there for anyone who publishes a political memoir to at least be fair and accurate,’’ he said.

Spare a thought for your mates in Rockhampton.

Rockhampton has no power, no refrigerated food in most shops, no ATMs, no petrol pumps, no credit card transactions, most mobile phones out of power, most people desperate for news and heaps of houses that are unlivable.


Around the corner from Dave's place.

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Our mate Dale's car:

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And as it appears in the local newspaper


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And the typical drive home.

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