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May 8, 2012

Budget surplus with added sex scandal

Crikey media wrap: Journalists will be locked up for seven hours in Parliament House today to pour over Treasurer Wayne Swan's latest budget offering, which promises to return a $1.5 billion surplus.

Amber Jamieson — Freelance journalist in New York

Amber Jamieson

Freelance journalist in New York

Journalists will be locked up for seven hours in Parliament House today to pour over Treasurer Wayne Swan’s latest budget offering, which promises to return a $1.5 billion surplus.

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  1. Frank Campbell

    “Journalists will be locked up for seven hours in Parliament House today to pour over Treasurer Wayne Swan’s latest budget offering”

    Unconscious irony or just unsteady hands?

  2. Frank Campbell

    The budget is the charge of the Light Brigade, and you don’t get much lighter than Swan ‘n Gillard. Given the desperate state of the government, why would you punish your own base with a surplus?

    As Marshal Bosquet would have said, ” it’s magnificent, but it isn’t politics.”

  3. BlackIvory

    @FrankC – I think its because the word ‘p1ss’ would not make it through the filters.

  4. Zarathrusta

    As a single person I’m really pissed that I should have to subsidise other peoples’ reckless overpopulation of this country and this planet.

    Any education “assistance” should be given as a card so it can only be spent on truely education related items. Just like Howard and now this miserable government are doing to aboriginals.

  5. GocomSys

    “Budget surplus with added sex scandal”. Splendid tabloid headline. But what else can we expect from a sordid OZ MSM. Very sad really!

  6. Arty

    Locking up journalists for only seven hours is to light a sentence.

    Give them 20 years and save society.

  7. Suzanne Blake

    Still Thomson protects his innocence. I guess that stops when the hammer / trap door falls.

  8. shepherdmarilyn

    It did not say he misused the frigging funds for election expenses.

    It says they were used by others to get him elected.

    Jesus christ, you people are pathetic.

  9. Suzanne Blake

    @ shepherdmarilyn

    I have re-read the findings from page 611, how do you come to that conclusion?

  10. Michael de Angelos

    I don’t see why the sex scandal that involves Sophie Mirabella, her late aging , demented lover, a will and relatives should be mentioned at budget time.

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