History Funny / AustralianPolitics

15th Jan '16 2:11:51 PM tsstevens
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* A possibly apocryphal story involving Ben Chifley: After he said "Lend me your ears!" in a speech, a member of the public threw a cabbage at him. It landed on the stage next to Chifley, who then called back "I said your ears, sir, not your head!"

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* A possibly apocryphal story involving Ben Chifley: After he said "Lend me your ears!" in a speech, a member of the public threw a cabbage at him. It landed on the stage next to Chifley, who then called back "I said your ears, sir, not your head!"head!"
* Just how bad a Prime [[http://i.imgur.com/Di0iuhC.jpg?fb Sinister...]] hang on that was a typo on radio show 3AW, ''Minister'' was Tony Abbott? [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VmR9CesbXk Let WatchMojo show you.]] Not even UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush got this. George. Bush. Damnen.
14th Sep '15 9:13:11 AM Doc_Loki
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* Gough was nearly as a good with the zingers as Keating:
-->''Sir Winton Turnbull'': I am a Country member!
-->''Gough'': I [[CountryMatters remember]].
18th Apr '15 10:51:07 AM JohnPrestwick
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--> "I am in favor of it, and in your case I think it should be retrospective."

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--> "I am in favor of it, and in your case I think it should be retrospective.""
* A possibly apocryphal story involving Ben Chifley: After he said "Lend me your ears!" in a speech, a member of the public threw a cabbage at him. It landed on the stage next to Chifley, who then called back "I said your ears, sir, not your head!"
22nd Oct '14 2:14:58 AM Laevatein
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--->''(on the Liberal Party in opposition)'' The Opposition crowd could not raffle a chook in a pub.

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--->''(on the Liberal Party in opposition)'' The Opposition crowd could not raffle a chook in a pub.pub.
* Gough Whitlam, in response to a member of the public constantly asking about his stance on abortion:
--> "I am in favor of it, and in your case I think it should be retrospective."
8th Jul '14 2:23:54 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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** In general, Keating was famous (or infamous) for having one of the sharpest tongues and best arrays of insults in political history He raised IShallTauntYou to a high art.

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** In general, Keating was famous (or infamous) for having one of the sharpest tongues and best arrays of insults in political history history. He raised IShallTauntYou to a high art.
8th Jul '14 2:21:41 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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--> '''Keating:''' Because...I want to do you slowly.

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--> '''Keating:''' Because...I want to do you slowly.slowly.
** In general, Keating was famous (or infamous) for having one of the sharpest tongues and best arrays of insults in political history He raised IShallTauntYou to a high art.
--->''(on Peter Costello)'' The thing about poor old Costello is he is all tip and no iceberg.
--->''(on John Howard)'' What we have got is a dead carcass, swinging in the breeze, but nobody will cut it down to replace him.
--->''(on John Hewson)'' I was implying that the Honorable Member for Wentworth was like a lizard on a rock - alive, but looking dead.
--->''(on the Liberal Party in opposition)'' The Opposition crowd could not raffle a chook in a pub.
8th Jun '14 4:03:46 AM JohnPrestwick
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** After an hour and a half of being hounded by Deputy Opposition Leader Julie Bishop over a slush fund when working as a lawyer Prime Minister Julia Gillard close Question Time with, "And I can confirm for those listening on radio that Opposition Leader Tony Abbott was in attendance today."

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** After an hour and a half of being hounded by Deputy Opposition Leader Julie Bishop over a slush fund when working as a lawyer Prime Minister Julia Gillard close Question Time with, "And I can confirm for those listening on radio that Opposition Leader Tony Abbott was in attendance today.""
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEsN4-XLE2k This scene]] with Paul Keating, during John Hewson's time as opposition leader. [[ActuallyPrettyFunny Hewson can be seen laughing too]].
--> '''Hewson:''' I ask the prime minister, if you are so confident about your view on ''Fightback'', why won't you call an early election?
--> '''Keating:''' Because...I want to do you slowly.
30th Nov '12 3:04:46 PM tsstevens
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** After an hour and a half of being hounded by Deputy Opposition Leader Julie Bishop over a slush fund when working as a lawyer Prime Minister close Question Tine with, "And I can confirm for those listening on radio that Opposition Leader Tony Abbott was in attendance today."

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** After an hour and a half of being hounded by Deputy Opposition Leader Julie Bishop over a slush fund when working as a lawyer Prime Minister Julia Gillard close Question Tine Time with, "And I can confirm for those listening on radio that Opposition Leader Tony Abbott was in attendance today."
30th Nov '12 1:50:42 PM tsstevens
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** The current speaker is currently in the same boat. Watching Question Time, current 2012 with the replacement of Peter Slipper, is like watching a season of Series/HowIMetYourMother, Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer and WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries in terms of watching grown men and women act worse than a misbehaved kindergartener.

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** The current speaker is currently in the same boat. Watching Question Time, current 2012 with the replacement of Peter Slipper, is like watching a season of Series/HowIMetYourMother, Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer and WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries in terms of watching grown men and women act worse than a misbehaved kindergartener.kindergartener.
** After an hour and a half of being hounded by Deputy Opposition Leader Julie Bishop over a slush fund when working as a lawyer Prime Minister close Question Tine with, "And I can confirm for those listening on radio that Opposition Leader Tony Abbott was in attendance today."
7th Nov '12 4:10:55 PM nombretomado
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** The current speaker is currently in the same boat. Watching Question Time, current 2012 with the replacement of Peter Slipper, is like watching a season of HowIMetYourMother, Series\BuffyTheVampireSlayer and BatmanTheAnimatedSeries in terms of watching grown men and women act worse than a misbehaved kindergartener.

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** The current speaker is currently in the same boat. Watching Question Time, current 2012 with the replacement of Peter Slipper, is like watching a season of HowIMetYourMother, Series\BuffyTheVampireSlayer Series/HowIMetYourMother, Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer and BatmanTheAnimatedSeries WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries in terms of watching grown men and women act worse than a misbehaved kindergartener.
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