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- Mehmet Hasan on 'We are on Team Australia' I agree totally with the Sheik and Ekrem Fuldagli. As a practising Muslim I reject extremism and criminal behaviour. We are ... more
- poppitt on 'We are on Team Australia' Happy to accept anyone. Any country. But they must obey Australian Laws. If not they are a criminal and should be dealt with ... more
- Gary on Call to make drivers pay for all roads The man is using his feet for thinking and his brain for dancing. What put a toll on the Princes Freeway at Longwarry, what ... more
- poppitt on Call to make drivers pay for all roads What about transport companies, what about plumbers, electricians, builders, they pay tax on what they earn, now you want ... more
- poppitt on Call to make drivers pay for all roads Do we not pay more with the TAX on fuel? Registration! Insurance! Gosh how much more. I work for a living I have never had ... more
- Peggy on Call to make drivers pay for all roads People drive to work every day so how much would one pay for a day? Anyone living in the outer suburbs will pay a lot more ... more
- Paul on Call to make drivers pay for all roads Bad idea, only reason govt want this is because modern cars are set to be very economical and fuel tax will drop, oppose ANY ... more
- Geoff on Call to make drivers pay for all roads Just redirect our car registration fees to make the roads better. I am not sure but at the moment I think registration goes ... more
- Frankie on Call to make drivers pay for all roads Don't we already pay for the roads??By way of Car rego, Federal and state taxes and toll roads. So sick of Govt trying got ... more
- Brendan on Owner lifts a finger to save her dog Wasn't there a rugby player a few years ago that tried the same method on a opponent? more
- ggggame on Owner lifts a finger to save her dog Staffordshire terrier, aka Pitbull. Nothing against the breed but people should have to pay for a license to own one these ... more
- Meow on Owner lifts a finger to save her dog Peggy, your ignorance clearly knows no bounds. more
- Sarah on Owner lifts a finger to save her dog I am an owner of a ridge back cros American staff and a bull arib cross aswell. They are very gentle and full of life. They ... more
- jasmine on Owner lifts a finger to save her dog BLAME THE OWNER NOT THE DOG yes this dog should have been on a lead, any dog can try and attack another its just the ... more
- Laura on Owner lifts a finger to save her dog It was an off leash beach hence why the dog was off leash. more
- David T. on Owner lifts a finger to save her dog Anne's finger would be a great weapon to use in the fight against Isis. more
- Harry on Owner lifts a finger to save her dog A Bucket of water works very well too... and is much nicer on your fingers! more
- Gizmo on Owner lifts a finger to save her dog Would work for me! Everytime I visit the vet its the one thing I dont mind him doing. Much to the embarressment of my ... more
- Walter on Owner lifts a finger to save her dog Anne, I promise never to attack anything of yours .... ever. more
- Chris on Owner lifts a finger to save her dog You can also grab the attacking dogs hind legs and they will also go in shock and instantly release. more
Bill Shorten to lead Labor Party?
Chloe Bryce and Bill Shorten last year.Share
Ross and John - A Scottish psychic has her say
REPORT: Bill Shorten, the former union boss who orchestrated the execution of Kevin Rudd from the Labor leadership, has been backed by punters to lead the party to the next election.
While hundreds of punters sweat on the final election outcome, Mr Shorten, the parliamentary secretary for disabilities, has been installed as the clear favourite with bookies to topple the Prime Minister Julia Gillard, who is fighting to form a minority government.
Leading betting agency Centrebet has Mr Shorten, a Victorian Labor-right figure who is married to the daughter of Governor-General Quentin Bryce, a $2.70 favourite, with Ms Gillard at $4.10.
Mr Shorten is widely credited as joining forces with NSW Labor powerbroker, Mark Arbib, and South Australian party factions boss, David Feeney, to launch the dramatic late-night assault on Mr Rudd's prime ministership in June.
The fallout from Mr Rudd's demise has been blamed for huge swings against Labor in Queensland, where it is set to lose nine seats to the Coalition.
Centrebet's spokesman Neil Evans said Financial Services minister Chris Bowen was third favourite to lead the party at $7 with former ACTU boss and Defence Materiel minister Greg Combet close behind at $8.50.
Treasurer Wayne Swan, who suffered an embarrassing swing against him in his Brisbane seat of Lilley, is an outsider at $15, while Mr Rudd has the juicy odds of $31.
"Of course, the market will move depending on who can eventually form government, but if the Coalition takes power, Ms Gillard's hopes of being leader when Australia next votes would nose-dive," Mr Evans said.
Evans said the Coalition remained at $1.57 to form government, with Labor at $2.25 - although they had firmed markedly in the past few hours.
THE CENTREBET MARKET
$2.70. Bill Shorten
$4.10 Julia Gillard
$7 Chris Bowen
$8.50 Greg Combet
$9 Any Other
$12 Stephen Smith
$14 Anthony Albanese
$15 Wayne Swan
$21 Kate Ellis
$26 Nicola Roxon
$31 Kevin Rudd
HINCH: By 'pulling one on' as they say she virtually turned it into a campaign by two Opposition leaders. She did not have the oomph and power of incumbency that usually translates into votes for a PM. Click the image on the right for Hinch's scathing editorial.
why does the "Bill Shorten"
episode not surprise me POWER is the name of the game unfortunately Julia was only a stepping stonejan Wednesday 25 August, 2010 - 1:13 PM
the 24th of June is the 76th anniversary of the "Night of Long Knives";
Coincidence?LEMON Monday 23 August, 2010 - 10:56 PM
Money, political power and social prestige... sure does buy the veneer of respectability in this country!Maureen Monday 23 August, 2010 - 7:23 PM
No more bloodletting please. I favoured the replacement of Kevin Rudd but if Julia Gillard can form a government can we please NOT have other candidates undermining her & jockeying for her position.Judy Monday 23 August, 2010 - 6:50 PM
The Greens appear to be very happy. It's obvious they don't realise or understand that the Aussie voter's were not happy with either of the major parties, so all they got was a protest vote. It's not as if they actually got all those votes because the public agreed with their policies. Their professionalism leaves a lot to be desired. A bit of a worry in the Senate.Dianne Kellett Monday 23 August, 2010 - 5:57 PM
Gerard, you are correct again. The Labor Party Caucus is not all that happy with Gillard. I would not be surprised to see our third Socialist PM in three years.
And what perks does a 58 day PM get, that should go to more deserving people in our Community.Owen Carlton Monday 23 August, 2010 - 3:35 PM