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 Turnbull criticised for being condescending on Q&A
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 Posted: Dec 12 2017, 02:46 PM
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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull criticised for being condescending on Q&A.

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MALCOLM Turnbull’s appearance on Q&A last night has backfired badly, with the prime minister accused of bullying and patronising members of the audience.

Mr Turnbull was once beloved for his leather-jacket clad appearances on the panel show and was expected to breeze through the evening after delivering same-sex marriage, but the Prime Minister was surprisingly combative with questioners and even sighed loudly at one member of the public.

The first of a number of heated exchanges began with host Virginia Trioli, after she asked him about the leaking of Labor senator Sam Dastyari’s conversations with wealthy Chinese donor Huang Xiangmo.

Trioli asked the PM if he was concerned about the leaking of surveillance material against elected members of Parliament.

“Are you making an allegation there?” Mr Turnbull quickly hit back.

Trioli rallied: “There’s been some strong suggestions ... this has come from somewhere hasn’t it?”.
“Unless you’re a ventriloquist, it clearly came from you,” the PM responded.

Mr Turnbull later clarified leaked information given to the media did not come from ASIO, but his “smartarse” reaction set the tone for the rest of the evening.

While it’s not uncommon for politicians to go hard against the host or other members of the panel, the lack of other sparring partners left Mr Turnbull directing his one-upmanship at members of the public.


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http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/current-affairs/prime-minister-malcolm-turnbull-criticised-for-being-condescending-on-qa/news-story/4d0450722e749c4438aaa80ab2b7a187

The question that I found most interesting was:

POPULATION GROWTH

BILL EDGE asked:Could you explain why you are allowing approximately 200,000 people to immigrate to this country every year & are there any plans to limit this intake or will it go on ad infinitem? What is the purpose of this massive intake which is well above other countries per capita?

http://www.abc.net.au/tv/qanda/txt/s4758471.htm

How many migrants come to Australia each year?

200,000 permanent migrants, and an additional 600,000 temporary migrants.

The key protagonists were Shen Narayanasamy, GetUp!’s human rights campaign director, and retired general Jim Molan, co-author of the Coalition’s refugee and asylum policy and Tony Abbott’s former special envoy for Operation Sovereign Borders.

As the transcript reveals, the two speakers offered up very different numbers for Australia’s annual migration intake:

SHEN NARAYANASAMY: I think there is an alternative [to Operation Sovereign Borders] because when you understand that we take 800,000 people a year and we have done so since prime minister John Howard, the highest intake in history, it’s because we know it turbo-charges our economy and contributes to our society.

JIM MOLAN: 800,000 per year?

SHEN NARAYANASAMY: 800,000 per year.


http://insidestory.org.au/how-many-migrants-come-to-australia-each-year/

Population ponzi overruns new Melbourne schools before they open.

By Leith van Onselen

The lack of planning and foresight to cope with the never-ending population (immigration) influx into Australia’s big cities never ceases to amaze. Over the past year or so, we have received numerous reports about overcrowding across schools in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, let alone other collateral damage like worsening traffic congestion, crush-loaded public transport, and deteriorating housing affordability.

The story is always the same: the explosion in the number of high-rise apartments and fringe houses across our major capitals is dramatically driving up student enrolments, resulting in “jam-packed” public schools.

Yesterday, we got yet another taste of this dysfunctional population ponzi in action, with The Age reporting that new schools planned for Melbourne are already over-subscribed before they even open:


Follow the link to read comments below this article, they highlight the fact that our government has lost control.

https://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2017/11/population-ponzi-overruns-new-melbourne-schools-open/


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 Posted: Dec 12 2017, 03:13 PM
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It’s about time someone stood up to the media, if that is what the PM did. I can also understand the sighs he may also have sighed. I sigh a lot when I read or hear our local (Esperance ) news on or in the various media. Incorrect “facts”, cherry picking to suit the “reporter’s” agenda, and beatups which leave out a lot of the story to suit what ever agenda the paper/radio station/ or what ever else is “reporting” news. In this, I sympathise with the man in the awful leather jacket. What is it with leather jackets that are shiny? The muggy, drizzley weather must be making me somewhat grumpy, note, I am blaming something else and not myself, I’m becoming modern??? http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/mad.gif http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/huh.gif http://fairdinkumnewschat.b1.jcink.com/uploads/fairdinkumnewschat/smiley_don_t_know.gif http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/rolleyes.gif. Needless to say I didn’t watch Q&A, the set questions and handpicked representative audience drives me to shout at the tv and that’s not behaviour that I condone. I do the ladylike thing and refuse to watch it. Well there’s my rant for the day. http://fairdinkumnewschat.b1.jcink.com/uploads/fairdinkumnewschat/soapbox_888.gif http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/mad.gif http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/rolleyes.gif http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/rolleyes.gif

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"Malcolm Turnbull’s appearance on Q&A last night has backfired badly, with the prime minister accused of bullying and patronising members of the audience."

I'm no big fan of Malcolm Turnbull but I can't agree with this summation. He was presented with a variety of questions and responded politely even though evasively at times. The latter is par for the course with politicians. Very few, if any, give a direct answer to a question.
Perhaps the writer is a member of the Labor party who objected to some of the PM's remarks about that party.

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You are not alone Alicia. I gave up on watching Q&A long ago for very similar reasons to you.

In my opinion that program is the ALPBC at it's worst.

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"Turnbull criticised for being condescending on Q&A."

Really, he should be criticised for poor political nous of even going on Q&A

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Just speaking generally, why can't politicians give straight answers to straight questions? If I'm talking to someone and they ask me something, I don't go halfway round the world with a vague answer that seems to have no bearing on the question! They either lie, or vaguely touch (slightly) on the subject, and then sit back with a smug face, kidding themselves that they've answered with authority and were forthright, when, to everyone else, it was a wimpy non-answer! It is uncanny to observe, and a bit embarrassing, at the same time! http://fairdinkumnewschat.b1.jcink.com/uploads/fairdinkumnewschat/smiley_don_t_know.gif

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Brian Trumble didn't do too badly on QandA, but he lost it over Indigenous Recognition. Had he engaged the two questioners differently he could have turned the question into a winner for himself.

He may well be correct that a referendum would be doomed from the start, but to rule out consultation going forward was a mistake.

It takes a special skill for a conservative politician to get Noel Pearson off side, as he has.

Clearly rattled on that one.

Malcolm handled QandA OK, but he's as boring as watching the last session of a game of cricket where the outcome is always going to be a draw.

Panel shows and the QandA format are not his thing.

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Essentially, to be a successful politician, you simply have to be a LIAR! That's it. Nothing more is required! http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/mad.gif

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