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30 comments so far

  • She didn't need Tony's help to pass the carbon tax disaster so why is she blaming him for this now?
    Why not blame the Greens? They are in government with the Greens,not with the opposition.

    Date and time
    October 14, 2011, 10:23AM
    • Call an election then Juliar,and show some guts,instead of blaming someone else when you stuff up>!!

      Date and time
      October 14, 2011, 10:51AM
      • once again this pm skews the facts, she created this issue of the Malaysian solution. Both her and Rudd have destroy any commonsense relating to the Asylum seekers issue or migration. She blames Abbot for her own doings she is the government she should govern but she is incapable of doing so always blaming others, Abbot is not there to provide this governments policies. Plainly her coalition partners the Greens and Independents did not want Malaysia, it is not about the the offshore except with the greens, she is the politicing to stay in government ie it is only about her outcomes in her min and nothing about what is good for the country

        Date and time
        October 14, 2011, 11:22AM
        • She's right. Abbott is playing politics with lives along with the rest of his bleeding heart liberals. It's easy. You either want the boats turned back or you do not. And it seems to me that Abbott really isn't serious about the matter. Either do your business or get off the pot, Abbott.

          Gillard is Right!
          Date and time
          October 14, 2011, 11:50AM
          • To Gillard is (not) right.
            What are you talking about?
            Labor is in government with the Greens not with Liberals so it's the Greens who should be supporting her policies NOT Liberals.
            If she wanted to process them at Nauru then yes, Abbott should support it because it't Liberal policy but why should he support her Malaysian policy? He doesn't owe her anything. Actually I hope he stands firm on this and she continues to blame him for her policies.

            Date and time
            October 14, 2011, 12:03PM
            • One 'Ranga's rort' has bitten the dust - with many more to follow suit.
              Labor - the rabble-rousing posse of ill reputes will rightly suffer a massive defeat at the next election.
              They've proved on every count - they're self-serving and nothing short of a DISGRACE!!!

              Date and time
              October 14, 2011, 12:49PM
              • Get lost "GILLARD" the sooner the better.

                IAN BARKER
                Date and time
                October 14, 2011, 12:52PM
                • How can she blame Tony Abbott, she stufed up again and it's all his fault. She's starting to sound like one of my ex wives.

                  Date and time
                  October 14, 2011, 1:27PM
                  • Lets get this straight first. Madame Gillard is supposed to be the prime minister and head of government - sadly. It is up to her, not Mr Abbott in Opposition, to correct the abject rotten mess she has got this country into through her breathtaking rank incompetence and her jaw dropping stupidity - both of which very poor 'qualities' have been well proven!

                    Date and time
                    October 14, 2011, 1:32PM
                    • So you want 600 a month pouring into Australia do you Peggy? Nice to know what you stand for. Abbott claims he would turn back the boats and when he gets the chance to do just that he wimps out on some trivial technicality. The fact is that it is Gillard who is trying to turn back the boats, not Abbott. He in effect is supporting the Greens in wanting on-shore processing instead of off-shore in Malaysia. Apparently, the Greens and Abbotts Liberals are both in bed together on "human rights" for everyone one in the world who wants to sneak into Australia. Face facts, Peggy. Gillard is the ONLY one we can trust to turn back the boats, not Abbott.

                      Gillard is Right!
                      Date and time
                      October 14, 2011, 2:07PM

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