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EYE-BALL’s Harry’s Growl on – Election 2013 – Growl No: 24 – Stephen Conroy – the ‘Black’ Prince of all ALP Ministers –

March 20, 2013
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– 12th Mar – Election 2013  – Growl No: 23
– The Track Record of the Worst Prime Minister ever –

– 11th Mar – Election 2013  – Growl No: 22
– The Monkeys are in the trees –

– 10th Mar – Election 2013  – Growl No: 21 – Gillard is the Dumbest … i.e. –  457 Visa’s –

– 22nd Feb – Election 2013 – Growl No: 20 – The ALP Brand – a Catharsis of toxicity  –

– 18th Feb – Election 2013  – Growl No: 19
– The Sham Marriage between the ALP and Greens –

– 18th Feb – Election 2013  – Growl No: 18 – Paul Howes – AWU National Secretary – standing under the crap flow leaking from above –

– 18th Feb – Election 2013 – Growl No: 17 – Wayne Swan’s ‘Sarah Palin’ Moment –

– 17th Feb – Election 2013  – Growl No: 16 – Gillard Blunder’s Again – Draws a line under Age Pensions –

– 16th Feb – Election 2013 – Growl No: 15 – The Devils Brew: who’s left, Gillard, Swan, Shorten, and who else

– 15th Feb – Election 2013 – Growl No: 14 – The ALP tinkering and staring at the abyss …

– 10th Feb – Election 2013 – Growl No: 13 – The Obeid Dynasty Profile –

– 9th Feb – Election 2013  – Growl No: 12 – Dunce Hat’s sit firmly on Gillard and Swan’s noggin’s –

– 8th Feb – Election 2013 – Growl No: 11 – Parliamentary remuneration – Peter Slipper in Profile –

– 8th Feb – Growl No: 10 – Parliamentary remuneration – Peter Slipper in Profile –

– 7th Feb – Election 2013  – Growl No: 9 – Gillard in Focus –

– 6th Feb – Election 2013 – Growl No: 8 – Obeid has decided to take a few with him –

– 4th Feb – Election 2013 – Growl No: 7 – ABC’s “Q&A” proves none of them have a goddamn clue

– 4th Feb – Election 2013 – Growl No: 6 – Gillard in Cartoon Form –

– 4th Feb – Election 2013  – Growl No: 5 – Poll Results,  Senate Leadership, & Pyne’s Hitler Gibe –

– 2nd Feb –  Election 2013 – Growl No: 4 – Craig Thompson’s Bankruptcy revisited –

– 1st Feb – Election 2013  – Growl No: 3 – Roxon’s Rocky Status as the AG  –

– 31st Jan – Election 2013 – Growl No: 2 – Gillard lifts her skirts to thrill the Media  –

– 28th Jan – Election 2013 – Growl No: 1 – Senator Penny Wong … policy exposed –

– 18th Jan – Hedley Thomas and Larry Pickering – – Resume their AWU crusade against Gillard  –

– 1st Jan 2013 – Jenny Macklin – Joins Swan as another ALP Fu_kwit – Claims she can live on the Newstart allowance –

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– Election 2013  – Growl No: 24 –
– Stephen Conroy, the ‘Black’ Prince of all ALP Ministers –
| Author: EYE-BALL’s Harry’s Growl | 20th Mar 2013|
Latest Pickering images – [8 New Cartoons added] – 20th Mar 2013 – see end of text linked here

The ALP and PM Leadership once again hangs by a thread and occupies the political agenda.  How much longer this abysmal and collective leadership can fumble and pretend to be running a Nation is measured in hours, days, or weeks at best.

Conroy’s recent showing as the most incompetent or all Ministers has been on show since he took on the role as Communications Minister.

When Rudd appointed him it was to appease the Unions, and in particular the Transport Workers Union [TWU] faction.   It has proved a monumental failure and cost Australia $10’s billions is flawed decision made by a man who is completely out of his depth.   How is counterparts have not noticed or acted on this previously points directly to their own incompetency.

Bad Government is the fear of all voters and few disagree that this Gillard Government has lurched from one catastrophe to another as is the worst Government in our History.  Why is it so hard for them to realise they need to listen to the electorate at large and take notice.  The polls have been saying it for more than two years.  Not once have they flinched or admitted their errors, nor have they taken responsibility for mess the Nation finds itself.

The damage being inflicted on this and future generations is immeasurable and Conroy is the Black Prince of all the dunderheads sitting on the Government’s Front Bench.

The NBN:

The NBN is proving to be the biggest clusterfu_k in living memory and that is all Conroy.

Telstra were handed a $12 billion windfall because the NBN rollout was dead in the water if Conroy could not get ownership of the Telstra owned copper network.  This was an oversight in the original NBN proposal and when Conroy realised that Telstra were holding the NBN to ransom, he was forced to overpay and do a deal with Telstra that cost Australian taxpayers and handed Telstra shareholders a massive windfall.   Since the deal 12 months or so ago – Telstra shares have advanced some 50% … and all because Conroy fumbled the ball.

As reported by the EYE-BALL OPINION in previous posts – linked here – the deal had many other undertakings that allowed Telstra to walk away from previously exchange upgrades in regional and rural Australia to ADSL 2 type services.   These exchanges now mirror the NBN rollout which is some two years behind schedule, and there is no forecast timeframe for areas that were previously advised of upgrades that were to be carried out last year..

Conroy takes no responsibility for the mistakes made in this ‘copper network’ deal.

This author has written numerous letters to his Department and followed up with phone calls all to no avail.  Conroy’s office have yet to provide answers to questions asked .

Why did Conroy not protect the interests of rural and regional Telstra clients when he allowed Telstra to walk away from the pre ‘copper-network’ deal scheduled upgrades?

The answer is simple – Conroy had no idea what he was doing when he put the deal together.

Media Legislation:

The continuing capitulation by Conroy and his Leadership over the proposed new media legislation escalates.  Conroy’s attempt to ram through his legislation in the House this week has faltered and is not under review and amendments that were previously ruled out of bounds.

Gillard has announced she is taking over the legislation and is doing deals to gather support for the bills in the hope that her leadership can survive the fallout already flowing over Conroy’s handling of the legislation – see Financial Review story here

Conroy was recently made Leader of the Government in the Senate – if he is the yardstick by which all other ALP Senators are measured – i.e. he is the best they have – then no wonder this administration lurches from catastrophe to catastrophe …

A story in todays’ The Australian by Troy Bramston questions the Gillard Leadership and the Rudd numbers – see story here – it states in part …

SUPPORT for Kevin Rudd to replace Julia Gillard has gained momentum after senior parliamentary figures in both camps confirmed that the Prime Minister’s majority in the 102-person Labor caucus is now in serious doubt.

Last night, as a number of meetings were held by both Rudd and Gillard camps to assess support, senior Labor figures told The Australian that Rudd’s support in caucus was growing and could surpass support for Ms Gillard, perhaps as soon as today.

While precise numbers are unclear, backers of Mr Rudd, however, said his support is already at around 50 votes or higher in the caucus.

Supporters of Ms Gillard are hopeful that a leadership showdown can be averted, but morale is at rock bottom.

Both Rudd and Gillard camps are now pro-actively counting and courting support, as they concede that a leadership showdown could come sometime this week.

One Rudd supporter said any canvassing of MPs to switch leaders was “nuanced” and there was “no pressure” being applied. Their strategy is predicated upon Ms Gillard relinquishing the leadership, thus necessitating a leadership ballot in caucus… continues

This ‘train-wreck’ proned Government is approaching the cliff-edge and the brakes have failed. The crash can’t come quick enough and when Gillard goes – hopefully the release valve will allow common sense to prevail and an election scheduled before Swan delivers another flawed budget forecast … not likely, but if the Independents are true to their word, their decision to support Gillard and not the ALP will hopefully allow them to force the election.

Larry Pickering’s Political Take:

To bring some much-needed levity – there is always the Larry Pickering Cartoons … below is a sample of his summer offerings – his images page can be access here[click on image below to enlarge] … enjoy and don’t hurt yourself with the belly laughs …

Larry Pickering also writes some very intelligent blogs including many on the AWU scandal.  Whilst not as regarded as Hedley Thomas in journalistic circles – his penmanship and his heady wit give him a take on things not easily publishable in mainstream media.  None the less … his take on events cuts to the chase and he does not mince words … his Facebook page can be accessed here

Added 20th Mar 2013:

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  1. barry
    March 20, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    Enough is enough , get rid of them , or bow to them , make up your bloody mind Australia.

    I , for one , refuse to bow to these imbeciles .

  2. Floral Arrangements
    April 9, 2013 at 5:25 am

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