Tips and rumours

Aug 11, 2017

Tips and rumours

Need to work out the kinks of "Send Bill to Jail" campaign ... power play ... Abbott's jacket offensive ...

From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours …

Corruption in the ranks. If the government is going to persist with its current "Jail Bill Shorten" campaign, then it needs to be a little clearer in its wording. Yesterday in question time, Peter Dutton got a Dorothy Dixer on the government's efforts "to protect Australian families from dangerous non-citizens, including criminal gang members, and keep us all safe", which was -- surprise! -- actually a cue for J. Edgar Tuber to attack Shorten's union history and how he is in thrall to a rogue's gallery of union thugs. "What happens," said Dutton, "is that the Labor Party is dictated to and run by the CFMEU. They've donated, over the last five years, $8 million to this Leader of the Opposition and this Labor Party." 

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