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Michael Danby

The Waffler from Wentworth

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 09:13

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As the smoke clears, the dust settles and the bodies of the fallen are stretchered to the government backbench or sent to the embassy in Washington DC, it becomes increasingly clear that our new unelected Prime Minister, the 'Waffler from Wentworth', is all talk and no action.


Marriage equality: Malcolm Turnbull, New Show Bag, Same Contents

Thursday, 05 November 2015 02:59

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Mean Port Melbourne landlords who won’t allow a local gay couple to hang a gay pride flag outside their property are narrow minded. But the bigger issue of the difference between the two sides of national politics on this issue have, unfortunately, become clearer with the elevation of a new Prime Minister.

Foreign Minister's Iran Kowtow

Monday, 19 October 2015 02:32

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This is Michael Danby's speech that calls on the Foreign Minister to support a parliamentary debate during the current sitting on the Australian Government’s strategy in response to the crisis in Syria and Iraq.

Labor and the China FTA

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 03:55

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Tony Abbott once said Carr was guilty of having an “all spin no substance, promise many things but don’t ever deliver style”.  Julie Bishop accused him of “narcissism, self-indulgence and immaturity”.

Showing the Prime Minister’s sudden embrace of ex-Foreign Minister Bob Carr is as opportunistic as it is dishonest.

Triumph of hope over experience

Monday, 17 August 2015 02:16

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Forty million Americans now have healthcare. If I was an American, the President’s domestic policy, in this area alone, would impress me. Further, if I was to put myself into the shoes of the average American taxpayer, after contributing so much blood and treasure to wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, I would be naturally reluctant to support action that might lead to further military involvement in the Middle East.

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