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I reckon there are elements within the newspaper media that are very heavily pro-Liberal (or anti-Labor) such as the Australian and the Daily Telegraph in NSW, and I imagine the Herald Sun in Melbourne. Certain key radio personalities are into Labor for all their worth, too and they have huge audiences. So I think there is plenty of support for the Liberals in the media at present. Abbott's policies were basically presented as the direct oppposite of Labors, or were cheaper (eg internet) alternatives which didn't cut the mustard with those independents. His Maternity Leave proposal was in reality, a tax on large companies, though it was far more generous than Labor's.Calaber, Tony started out with new policies etc. Problem we saw was that media outlets were bagging **** out of him (as well as Labor) because of budgetary issues. Now, last I checked they were in opposition so access to treasury is limited. How do you come up with attempted budgeted policy without this access? How do you come up with policy when the government IN POWER are treating the opposition like they are in power? How do you do it when the media do the same?
He has no choice but to call out the government because anything that is said is scrutinised much much more than the party in power<sic>.
Quite possibly, although such an event is unlikely during the current term of government. Whatever the case, Rudd is a major problem for Gillard. A real loose cannon on the Labor deck.Is anyone else under the impression that Kevin Rudd is making a small push for the leadership again?
Yes, sometimes I look at the crap that some of our younger generation get away with and think about how a near fatal beating would alter their behaviour for the better, but...
Perhaps you didnt go to a catholic school(either did I), but type corporal punishment, sexual abuse and catholic priest into a search engine and see how many hits you get.
Why dont you do a survey of the older cliental in prisons and see if there are any in there that didnt get the living daylight beaten out of them by either drunk parents, relatives or school masters(Im guessing most of them got away from school pretty early in life anyway).
So there you have one person who worked at the sharp end of the problem, but regardless you know best because the views of all teachers should be just tossed in the bin because they are just left wing bleeding heart commy bastards.
Benjamin sounds like the problem is that the child is allowed to remain at school and the revolving door policy of the school/system needs addressing, you are advocating that corporal punishment is the only solution to this problem?You seriously have no frickin idea, you have all these opinions that show you have no experience in all the shizzle you talk about.
. And guess what, after the one day suspension (holiday) is over, he comes back and pulls the same stuff.