The Murdoch-Abbott Megaphone

Post written by Susan Connelly
12 July, 2014
On July 11, 2014 Clive Palmer and the Palmer United Party Senators pulled the biggest swifty so far on the Prime Minister Tony Abbott, forcing the expected scrapping of the carbon tax to be delayed. The PUPs, all Robin Hood look-a-likes for the moment, were grandstanding for all the tax offsetting perks to remain in the people’s pockets. Similar endowments have been used by all recent Governments to woo people’s support, rewarding them for simply existing. Should bring in a few votes, I suppose. Rupert Murdoch’s Daily Telepathy was in high dudgeon: editors, commentators and letter-writers scrambling to outdo each [...]
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