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good morning pollie watchers👋🏼happy Sunday! This week on #Insiders are David Crowe from Nine/Fairfax, Malcolm Farr late of NewsCorp, and Annika Smethurst from NewsCorp. This thread is not fact-checked, and I hashtag each tweet for those who want to mute.
the leader of the Nationals has his back against the wall, is the opening gambit. The leader of the Nationals is also the interview guest this week. Cue diddly twang to accompany a montage of Nats saying incoherent things #Insiders
Chester, Llew, McCormack, Joyce, Leigh, Zimmerman, Albanese, Andrews, Joyce, Andrews (again?) Canavan, McCormack, Morrison, Joyce Joyce Joyce, Elvis #Insiders
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good morning pollie watchers👋🏼 Happy Sunday! The #Insiders lineup today is Andrew Probyn, Katharine Murphy and Nine/Fairfax executive editor James Chesell. I’ll try to remember the hashtag throughout so you can mute ✅
old and deep divisions in the government over coal, is the opening gambit. Speers sympathetically suggests what the prime minister must do and implies that the Nationals alone are the climate deniers which... is not true. #Insiders
as per the clip of Molan in the montage, there is no shortage of climate denying Liberals AND Nationals, including the man Morrison repeatedly invited to share his emergency pressers and the Nationals promoted to deputy, David Littleproud #Insiders
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My Mum thought she wouldn’t live to see @David_Speers host #Insiders.

She’s delighted.
2. Do you admit Govt misused taxpayers money on #sportsrorts?

Frydenberg won’t ‘preempt’ #ScottyfromMarketing’s referral of the matter to his former chief of staff. Yep, that’s the play.

Why can’t you concede this was wrong?

No answer.

3. Frydenberg foreshadows ANOTHER #sportsrorts program in the budget to pay off the worthy applicants his Govt shafted.

Should @senbmckenzie go?

Awaiting the #ScottyfromMarketing report.

No ? on the late $653,000 to Kooyong!

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Thinking a lot these past couple of days about Morrison’s call for company boards to listen to their “quiet shareholders.” Morrison’s ignorance about corporate governance, and corporations law and regulation, is not surprising. #insiders
A key element of Morrison’s ‘fauxgan’ brand is to make a virtue of ignorance about certain things; corporate governance is just the latest on a long list. This isn’t the worrying thing; the quick pivot from ignorance to *active disregard* for law and institutions is #insiders
Perhaps the parts of our legal and regulatory system that deal with corporations will be robust enough to withstand attempts by Morrison to erode checks and balances — but I wouldn’t count on it. #insiders
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I read this story the other day & thought that's suss as!

$100+ million in funding for sports released in the 6 months prior to federal election
Rnd 1- Dec 2018
Rnd 2- Mar 2019
Rnd 3- Apr 2019

So, I decided to have a closer squizz
#auspol #insiders…
Firstly, I had a look at the amounts of sports funding, approved by then Sports Minister @senbmckenzie, Australia-wide compared to population.

On a per capita basis, Northern Territory fared best, NSW fared worst
#auspol #insiders
But, I really wanted to focus on Queensland to see if that may have been a contributing factor to the large swing to the Coalition in QLD.

It appears that some QLD federal seats fared better than others, particularly Coalitions seats!
#auspol #insiders
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I've got a little story for y'all

It's a story about 'not what ya know, it's who ya know'

Last week Minister for NAIF @mattjcan & @mlandryMP announced NAIF (Nth Aust Infrastructure Fund) had approved a loan for Blair & Josie Angus from Signature Onfarm P/L
#auspol #Insiders
A nice little $25 million loan to build a 'boutique' abattoir & 'on-farm village' on the Angus's property Sondella, Clermont, QLD.

Now, the Angus's aren't short of a quid

Angus Pastoral Co own 162,000ha & run abt 35,000 head of cattle, valued at about $71 million a few yrs ago
Josie Angus is David Camm's daughter, her grandfather was a Bjelke-Petersen Minister

The Camms are just as lucky as the Angus's

Cr Amanda Camm is Dep Mayor of Mackay Council
Bryce Camm is Chair of Beef Aust

Josie's nieces are lucky too, 2 of them just got a $30K Nuffield each
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I wrote this in @Meanjin in Autumn 2016 on Australian conservatism and its political vehicles and would draw attention to (A) the Australian Right's national dominance since 1901 + (B) Brian Loughnane's observations as pertinent to Scott Morrison's win…
Australia's national & *federal* elections are decided in a Westminster system of 151 local House seats across an island continent the size of the EU. We have a national election in which local candidates & local communities matter. There was always that 'Quiet Australian' vote.
One aspect of the 2019 election is that Australia is developing, even with compulsory voting, regional & demographic tribalism of other Western countries. The Coalition did best in working, middle class & rural seats.
Labor gained only in more educated & perhaps affluent seats.
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Huh? I deliberately did NOT Retweet the @AngusTaylorMP allegation thread because the allegations were unsourced. What’s going on, Angus?
2. Here’s the full letter from @AngusTaylorMP lawyers sent to @NoFibs which falsely claimed I tweeted a thread on allegations against him.
3. Wondering if a lawyer Tweep would agree to act for me pro bono to sort out this mess? I believe I did not Tweet or RT the thread in question.
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Hey #auspol

I've collated the % margins for current sitting MPs so y'all know exactly the margin your local MP holds, pics are only Govt & X-Bench MPs, Senate expiry dates here too.
It's a long thread so I've organised it state by state to make it easier reading.
Blair, ALP, Shayne NEUMANN 18.88%
Bonner, LNP, Ross VASTA 13.39%
Bowman, LNP, Andrew LAMING 7.07%
Brisbane, LNP, Trevor EVANS 5.92%
Capricornia, LNP, Michelle LANDRY 0.63%
Dawson, LNP, George CHRISTENSEN 3.34%
Dickson, LNP, Peter DUTTON 1.6%
Fadden, LNP, Stuart ROBERT 11.05%
Fairfax, LNP, Ted O’BRIEN 10.89%
Fisher, LNP, Andrew WALLACE 9.06%
Flynn, LNP, Ken O’DOWD 1.04%
Forde, LNP, Bert van MANEN 0.63%
Griffith, ALP, Terri BUTLER 1.6%
Groom, LNP, John McVEIGH 15.31%
Herbert, ALP, Cathy O’TOOLE 0.02%
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1/ I'm thinking out loud here

Yesterday @JoshFrydenberg releases ridiculous Morrison-hostage-style video

Today, he & @SenatorCash release a joint statement & Joshie does serious media on 2GB/Sky/ABC radio+tv/Courier Mail/6PR about $2 BILLION (there's that word again!)
2/ investment in & establishment of a ongoing fund to prop-up non-bank lenders for small biz loans.

On ABC this am he said the hostage-video had 'achieved the desired result'- which was what? smoke & mirrors? Distraction from today's announcement?
3/ Joshie says we have 'immature or underdeveloped securitisation' in Aust.

What this means is: non-bank lenders who lend to small biz charge high rates bcuz it's high risk, their debt can't be sold on. So, Joshie wants to effectively buy their debt.…
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I've worked out the reason why PM @ScottMorrisonMP is crashing & burning right before our eyes.

Because, it's hard to soar like an eagle when you're surrounded by turkeys.

Exhibit A: Let's take a look at the Morrison Ministry and just SOME of their fuck-ups. #auspol #qt
Nigel Scullion – the Minister for Indigenous Affairs who voted for Hanson’s ‘it’s OK to be white’

O’Dwyer - #insiders appearance - talking about govt delaying banking RC
Michael McCormack – who?

Bridget McKenzie – excessive expenses claims…
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OK, I've been doing a bit more digging on @stuartrobertmp , you might want to listen up to this @ScottMorrisonMP

Late yesterday, Friday 12 Oct 2018, Stu said he had repaid $37,975.00 regarding his internet expenditure charged to the taxpayer for home internet.
#auspol #insiders
I decided to double-check Stu's figures, because quite frankly, I wouldn't trust Stu as far as I could throw him and I'm not real confident in the Finance Dept either, just quietly @MathiasCormann.
Stu was elected in 2007, MP for Fadden, QLD. He assumed office on 24 November 2007.

Robert served in both Abbott & Turnbull's Ministries, holding various portfolios including Minister for Human Services. Robert is currently Assistant Treasurer in the Morrison Ministry.
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BREAKING: Leak of transcript of @MathiasCormanns's interview with @barriecassidy on #insiders 24 hours BEFORE it has even taken place! AFP investigating leak.

BC: Good morning & thanks for joining us, Minister
MC: Thanks Barrie, great to be here, 'Bill Shorten' 'Labor'
BC: Q.1
MC: 'Bill Shorten' 'Labor' 'getting on with the job' 'small business' 'can't trust Labor' 'Bill Shorten' 'Labor'

BC: Q.2
MC: 'Bill Shorten' 'higher taxes' 'Bill Shorten' 'Labor' 'our superior budget management' 'stable govt' 'can't trust Labor' 'Bill Shorten' 'Labor'
BC: Q.3
MC: 'Bill Shorten' 'economic certainty' 'Labor' 'small business' 'Bill Shorten' 'responsible govt' 'Labor' 'working families all around Australia' 'Bill Shorten' 'Under Labor you'll pay more tax' 'Bill Shorten' 'Labor'
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According to Hansard, @stuartrobertmp , was in Israel for Sukkot 23-30 Sept 2018, representing the Israel Allies Foundation.
He moved a motion 26 Mar 2018 ending with a reading of Psalm 122.
He's also currently promoting a tour of 2019 Israel with Metro Church.
#insiders #auspol
Metro Pentecostal Church on the Gold Coast - cost per person for a trip to Israel with Stuart Robert & his wife is $5600.00 each.

Stuart Robert has also penned a book, 'In The Footsteps of Jesus', published June 10, 2017
Amazon lists Robert as the publisher.
#insiders #auspol
Stuart Robert has extraordinary printing & communications expenses claims, that can fluctuate by up to $100 K per qtr.

Jan-Mar 2017 $6003.53
Apr-Jun 2017 $55,517.92
Jul-Sep 2017 $79,072.76
Oct-Dec 2017 $107,848.99
Jan-Mar 2018 $7141.04
Apr-Jun 2018 $45,430.48
#insiders #auspol
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@neighbour_s @4corners @FergusonNews @abcnews @KeriPhillips3 @PhillipAdams_1 @GeraldineDoogue @RNBreakfast @zdaniel @LisaMillar #4corners #abcnews #TheDrum #qanda #mediawatch #Russia #RNBreakfast
Will #4corners present James Clapper as credible? He supported bogus intelligence that led to Iraq war.
Is trusting Clapper a lazy way of showing contempt for Trump?…
@neighbour_s @4corners @FergusonNews @abcnews @KeriPhillips3 @PhillipAdams_1 @GeraldineDoogue @RNBreakfast @zdaniel @LisaMillar #4corners #Russia
'Mainstream liberals who despise Trump and yearn to drive him from office hold up Clapper as a man of unquestioned authority, integrity and patriotism — but no such qualities are available these days.'…
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