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Jun 2, 2014

Crikey says: whatever happened to Rooty Hill?

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Ah, western Sydney. During an election campaign politicians flock to its streets to hock their wares, and the famed Rooty Hill RSL has seen many a leadership showdown. Months out from last year’s election both Abbott and Gillard started their unofficial campaign trail there.

Eight months on and times have changed. The Abbott government has handed down a budget that looks hand-crafted to annoy and disenfranchise large sections of key marginal electorates — including in western Sydney.

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4 thoughts on “Crikey says: whatever happened to Rooty Hill?

  1. klewso

    Don’t worry – Abbott thinks they’re dumb enough to forget this slight and he can buy their votes in time for the next election?

  2. Bill Hilliger

    Ha, ha, the Rooty Hill Aussie sheeples have been shorn, dagged and shagged. And yes klewso, rAbbott will buy their votes come next election and I believe they’re dumb enough to get gypped once again.

  3. AR

    Crikey Crikey, are you letting the subliterate interns at the editorial now – “hock their wares”? Did you mean ‘hawk‘? Though, in a sense, they did hock their integrity (yeh, yeh, I know…).
    Klewy – Westies may be ‘slight’ in many aspects but they won’t forgive this sleight – assuming that they remember.
    Parramatta is the demographic centre of NSW – since the 80s there have been more schoolchildren between the BM’s & Queen St than the rest of NSW.

  4. Dez Paul

    Abbott is a fool to invoke the Howard “Golden Era” at just about every turn. People moved on, Tone, especially after 2004 when it became the “Golden Shower Era”.

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