Saturday, November 09, 2013

How bad can The Abbott be

A week or so ago Prime Minister Abbott was at the annual Science awards where he gives a personal Prime Minister's science prize. He spoke of course, as politicians do, and lauded Australian scientists and their work, discoveries and achievements. I actually thought he was sincere and I felt a sense of relief. The Abbott knows how important science is and it will be well funded under his government.

ABC RN Science Show presenter Robyn Williams expressed a view that The Abbott was pleased that his speech would be in part be on the RN Science Show. 

The two faced bastard.

http://www.zdnet.com/au/abbott-denies-responsibility-for-csiro-job-cuts-7000022960/


18 comments:

  1. The bias is anti-science, alright, but also
    anti-environment,
    anti-public service,
    anti-vocational education and
    anti-universal health care.

    If you are not wealthy, white, male and conservative, you are stuffed.

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    1. As I see it Hels. There are many things about The Abbott that I could have written, but the sheer two faced behaviour about science really got under my skin.

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  2. As a gay scientist of asian descent, the future is looking bleak under the new coalition government.

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    1. The future looks bleak for all of us

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    2. Ad Rad, gay, negative, scientist, negative. The world has changed since Howard. You won't hear anything negative Asian from The Abbott.

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    3. maybe not directly but the proposed amendment to the Racial Discrimination Act is a bit of a concern. My last experience of a coalition govt (and shock jocks) using the argument of 'free speech' to condone comments from the likes of Pauline Hanson saw my family's business sprayed with racist graffiti.

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    4. It was a bad time Ad Rad. I will never forget nor forgive Hanson and Howard. The memory of a Cambodian workmate in tears as he described the abuse his teenage daughter received in the street remains vividly in my mind and tempers my thinking. As an aside, she is now a surgeon.

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  3. Now he lost his first confrontation with Indonesia. So far for 'Stopping the Boats', very funny that!

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    1. Indeed Bill. Indonesia 1, Australia under The Abbott, 0. The bad thing about stopping the boats is that some less worldly people took him seriously.

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  4. What! only two faced.. methinks this man is capable of a few more than that!

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    1. Possibly so Grace. We will wait with trepidation.

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  5. Abbott spoke? Reminds me of the marketing of Greta Garbo's first Hollywood talking movie which (I think) was 'Garbo talks!'. (No Andrew, I wasn't around at the time.)

    Mr Abbott appears to have taken a vow of silence since becoming Prime Minister.

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    1. I think he did eventually hold a press conference on Friday night, always the best night if you don't want people to notice any of what you say.

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  6. Why don't we ask the GG to sack him, that is what happened with Whitlam.
    Merle...........

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    1. I'm with you Merle, but not until people really get what he is going to do.

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  7. My Aunt works at the CSIRO. She says they would have lost the jobs regardless of the government as it's the new push to have the CSIRO self funded. Aka they're meant to go out and find the funding themselves from big pharma. Only problem with this is big pharma won't fund anything unless it is PROVEN to cure/fix whatever ails you. They're not interested in funding anything else. So the whole situation is pretty fucked really.

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    1. Fen, was that started under the Labor government? Quite depressing. The tales of drug company funded trials is very scary.

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    2. Yes, she says the Labour gov. started it :(

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