As a small businessperson, you have no greater leverage than the truth.
It really surprises me that some people in this party think we owe Westpac something. Or the ANZ Bank. Or the National.
This is the sweetest victory of all. This is a victory for the true believers; the people who, in difficult times, have kept the faith.
The Labor Party is not going to profit from having these proven unsuccessful people around who are frightened of their own shadow and won't get out of bed in the morning unless they've had a focus group report to tell them which side of bed to get out.
Because in the end those kind of conservative tea-leaf-reading focus group driven polling types who I think led Kim into nothingness, he's got his life to repent in leisure now at what they did to him.
If this Government cannot get the adjustment, get manufacturing going again, and keep moderate wage outcomes and a sensible economic policy, then Australia is basically done for. We will end up being a third rate economy... a banana republic.
You just can't have a position where some pumped up bunyip potentate dismisses an elected government.
In the end it's the big picture which changes nations and whatever our opponents may say, Australia's changed inexorably for good, for the better.
While frenetic activity, in the end suiting journos; running at the behest of little press secretaries does not pay off
No choice we can make as a nation lies between our history and our geography. We can hardly change either of them. They are immutable. The only choice we can make as a nation is the choice about our future.
He's the greatest L plater of all time.
The Placido Domingo of Australian politics.
The fact is Burke is smarter than two thirds of the Western Australian Labor Party rolled together
John Howard turned the prime ministership into something like a state police minister. He's at the scene of every crime, twice a day on radio, the guy did no thinking.