Media watch

17 May 2019


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    • Blazer

       /  17th May 2019

      yes flipping houses has slowed down,and immigration is not as high.

      These were the 2 main drivers of GDP…’growth’.


      • David

         /  17th May 2019

        Funny you should mention that Blazer I was wondering the other day if you were going to pipe up on GDP per capita which was your clarion call when National had us chugging along at 4%. Disappointingly under yours and Robertsons favorite measure we arnt growing at all.

        Business confidence leads to lower investment leads to lower growth leads to lower tax take leads to less money for social services and batshit crazy pay increases for teachers and others. We should see the trough around the start of 2020 which helpfully is election year.

  2. David

     /  17th May 2019

    Fake news and the tanking credibility and ratings of CNN, this one is particularly awful.

  3. Zedd

     /  17th May 2019

    I see Aussie ex-PM Bob Hawke, has passed away. I was in Aust. when he was in power.. 1983-91

    “Rest in Peace Bob”.. the ‘Great Aussie battler’ you were, one of their best… Mate ! 🙂

  4. Zedd

     /  17th May 2019

    I see that Mr T. has made a speech saying (paraphrased) ‘we need to invite only immigrants, who are well educated, well off (Financial) & speak ENGLISH !

    reminded me of the scene in the Blues Bros movie.. USA ‘White peoples party’

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  17th May 2019

      The ARFU should simply have disassociated itself from Folau’s comments, said it deplored them and left him to take responsibility for his own offensiveness.

      Sacking him has just embroiled it in Folau’s mess.

      • MaureenW

         /  17th May 2019

        And a bigger mess for itself financially by the sound of things.
        Must say I’m astounded at the reaction to his twittering – he’s a footballer not a bloody philosopher.

        • duperez

           /  17th May 2019

          He’s no ordinary footballer – he’s an excellent one. Then again he’s not just an excellent footballer, he’s a very dumb one.

      • Conspiratoor

         /  17th May 2019

        Totally agree. Israel doing what he does best on the field and generating headlines off it is the last throw of the dice for aussie rugby. Theyre rooted anyway so might as well go out with a bang


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