Dec 22, 2017

Ben Pobjie’s guide to the most thoughtful and respectful debate in 2017

This year has seen a tremendous amount of nuanced, balanced, and completely sane debate across the political spectrum.

1. Always listen compassionately to the concerns of others, and be mindful of their feelings.

“Can’t we all just grow a spine and grow up?” – Matt Canavan, Senator for Queensland

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5 thoughts on “Ben Pobjie’s guide to the most thoughtful and respectful debate in 2017

  1. old greybearded one

    I am sorry Ben you have mistaken Barnaby Blatherskite Joyce’s occupation. The correct term starts with “F” like farmer, but it ends in “wit”.

    1. Karen Hutchinson

      Dear OGO,
      I think you have just inadvertently invented the real ‘word of the year’ – forget Kwaussies, Australia’s greater political cohort can now be appropriately referred to as ‘Fwits’ (a collective of Aussie politicians)

  2. AR

    Too eezy – considering the material spewed out daily, hourly & minutely, one could drown in the tsunami of inanity, venality and sheer spite.
    How to choose the worst of the unspeakable in pursuit of the unforgiveable.

    1. Venise Alstergren

      Naughty, naughty. You swiped that last sentence from Oscar Wilde.

  3. [email protected]

    Wouldn’t it be wonderful, if all current parliamentarians followed the rule my mother used hold me to when I was growing up? “If you don’t have anything worthwhile to say, then don’t say anything.” Oh bliss oh joy, so quiet in the House now!

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