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Fuck 'em. It's awesome. Can't spend all my life worrying about bloody Trump.
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:fistbump:
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That's a very suspicious looking Quoll. Prolly a greenie. Put im in the van.
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Ok, this one takes the biscuit. :grin:

So our Incumbent Bunch of Wankers wanted to end the year on a high. This meant getting one of their pet bits of legislation through. Said legislation was always arguably as useless as tits on a bull, but they'd made a big noise about it so it had to go through.

This required the IBofW to agree to various amendments, which had the wonderful effect of basically rendering the legislation even more useless than it originally was. The crowning glory of this bit of fuckwittery was the following:

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The amendments are a significant increase on current labour market testing for such projects. As the Guardian's Paul Karp has reported, the amendment means that the required advertising must be done "in such a way that a significant proportion of suitably qualified and experienced Australian citizens and Australian permanent residents would be likely to be informed about the position" and applies to all jobs regardless of how small they are.

But that isn't the biggest issue.

The way the amendment is actually worded makes it essentially impossible to hire anyone and also adhere to the code.

The amendment states that "the Building Code must include provisions ensuring that no person is employed to undertake building work unless" there is that targeted advertising, and "the employer demonstrates that no Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident is suitable for the job".

So no person can be employed unless the employer demonstrates that no Australian is suitable for the job.

That literally means that if employers can demonstrate that an Australian citizen is suitable for the job, they can't employ them because they have failed to demonstrate that no Australian citizen is suitable for the job!

It's a lovely catch-22 (or catch-23, subclause 2A (d))

Clearly it is meant to be no foreign person can be employed unless the employer demonstrates that no Australian citizen is suitable (note - suitable, not "available") for the job.

But that is not what has ended up in the act.

Haste makes waste.

This government wanted to end the year with a win and was willing to do anything to achieve it - including not bothering to closely check the legislation that it was attempting to enact.
:clap:  :cheer:  :happydance:  :parrot:

Seems like it does mean a non-Australian citizen and/or resident can be hired. Maybe I'll sign up and simply commute. That way I won't be become ineligible by becoming a resident.
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surprising news from across the ditch http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11760656

Quote from: NZ Herald
Prime Minister John Key has today announced that he will step down.

More to follow.
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In today's news: Ex-PM Tony Abbott performs  fellatio on a syphilitic pig! :cheer:

Well near enough to it. He described Pauline fucking Hanson as "an honourable exception on a crossbench dedicated to populism". Go Tones! Full retard is your natural habitat! :cheer:

:rofl:

Fuckwit.
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If you're trying to make this a contest, you know the US is totally going to own yer outback ass for the next 4 years.....

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It's not a contest. There's enough fuckwittery to keep every country well supplied for the foreseeable future.
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Awesome one today. That Trump fellow may well be leading the US of a cliff, so Fizza thinks it would be a good idea to follow him.
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/dec/17/malcolm-turnbull-interview-trump-can-boost-case-for-business-tax-cuts-in-australia
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Go Fizza! The man's a genius. :parrot:
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The most recent offensive gaff from our former Prime Minister Tony Abbott:

It's really easy to get on the disability pension. But they're just rorters, with a bit of depression or a bad back: http://www.news.com.au/national/politics/tony-abbott-criticises-unemployed-people-who-have-a-bad-back-or-bit-of-depression-as-public-fights-back/news-story/a11b9ea47ac9a393de89c7f02dc349a7

Only about 290,000 Australians receive DSP.

It's so fucking hard to qualify, that my buddy who had a stroke a couple years ago still cannot walk, can barely speak, has developed diabetes, incontinent, needs a kidney transplant and is starting dialysis, CANNOT GET DSP BECAUSE "oh, he *might* Improve one day."

If he doesn't die first. *rage face*

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Awesome one today. That Trump fellow may well be leading the US of a cliff, so Fizza thinks it would be a good idea to follow him.
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/dec/17/malcolm-turnbull-interview-trump-can-boost-case-for-business-tax-cuts-in-australia
Now these cliffs.  Can you perhaps expand a little on what sort of metaphorical cliff you're referring to?  You see in the run-up to the Brexit referendum and even now well afterwards, establishment types like to talk about and issue dire warnings regarding "going over cliffs" but nothing much of anything ever seems to happen.  Do you mean an economic cliff or social or ethical or climate or all of the above or something else entirely?  In your view, what sort of cliff is Trumpula leading the US off?

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The cliff on Mt Berlusconi might be an indication.

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You Yanks are going to have to up your game and work harder to maintain your global preeminence in the field of fuckwittery.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVzvRsl4rEM

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Awesome one today. That Trump fellow may well be leading the US of a cliff, so Fizza thinks it would be a good idea to follow him.
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/dec/17/malcolm-turnbull-interview-trump-can-boost-case-for-business-tax-cuts-in-australia
Now these cliffs.  Can you perhaps expand a little on what sort of metaphorical cliff you're referring to?  You see in the run-up to the Brexit referendum and even now well afterwards, establishment types like to talk about and issue dire warnings regarding "going over cliffs" but nothing much of anything ever seems to happen.  Do you mean an economic cliff or social or ethical or climate or all of the above or something else entirely?  In your view, what sort of cliff is Trumpula leading the US off?

Guess what Cephus. I can read your previous posts.

Therefore, my response is simple.

Fuck off.
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Can't we just sack Peter Dutton already?

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 :cheer:  :cheer:  :cheer:  :cheer:  :cheer:

Cory Bernardi to quit Liberals to form own conservative party

This is awesome. Self-inflicted slash and burn among the Coalition dinosaurs. A bright spot in an otherwise horrendous week.  :parrot:
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in other news, the word on the street is it's #on
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Yeah it's been rumoured for a while, but appears to be solid now.
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I hope Mal replaces him with a human being.
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He'd have to find one in the Libs first. :grin:

But anyway, Cory is already in for this term, so he can't be replaced. It just means the LNP lose a senator.
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Hey our constitution is fucked. We need to overhaul it. From teh Convo:

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Bernardi, who was the second-placed candidate on the South Australian Liberal ticket in the 2016 double-dissolution election, is what the Constitution defines as a "first-class" senator, and thus entitled to a six-year term.
How the fuck can that third rate tosser be classified as a first-class senator? This is an outrage and something should be done about it.
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Those  is cute:

Australia Just Realized Its Postal Chief Is Making 10 Times More Than Its Prime Minister

Way down in the article we find that the majority of its business is unregulated competing with UPS and FedEx, so maybe it's not totally insane. But it does make a great headline.
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Well TBH our PM is pretty useless. :grin:
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Those  is cute:

Australia Just Realized Its Postal Chief Is Making 10 Times More Than Its Prime Minister

Way down in the article we find that the majority of its business is unregulated competing with UPS and FedEx, so maybe it's not totally insane. But it does make a great headline.
factually incorrect; its main business is traditional mail services that it's losing its shirt over because who writes letters these days. so of course we should pay a merchant banker millions to run the business into oblivion because capitalism :cheer:
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