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So Christopher Pyne says that uni students should get some perspective because they’re only being asked to contribute fifty percent of the cost of their education. I suspect that he’d be widely laughed at for this, were it not for the fact that the Rufus Youngblood for the Liberal Party – Andrew Bolt – throws himself in the path of any bullets by suggesting the aborigines weren’t here first.

Apparently – according to Bolt – history doesn’t matter. He got here fifty four years ago – that’s when he was born here, so any aboriginal person born after that wasn’t “here first”. (Mm, strange he still has an accent.) To quote Bolt directly:

‘But to say Aborigines today were here “first” is to treat each other as representatives of a “race” rather than an individual. No one of any “race” – Aboriginal or other – who is younger than 54 was here before me. They have no greater right to this country. It is racist to say a group of Australians living today were here “first” on the basis of who some of their ancestors were.’


Now, that seems to me that he’s implying all those older than 54 have a greater right to this country than he does, but perhaps, I’m not reading him correctly. And it does seem to contradict his constant assertion that new migrants should adapt to our values because that’s what was here when they arrived.

“You need to adopt the values that I tell you to.”


“We were here first!”

“When did you get here?”

“Fifty four years ago.”

“But my great grandfather was here before that.”

“That doesn’t count. That’s being racist! You can’t argue that a group of people has a greater right to this country than another group. We are all part of Team Australia. Apart from the Muslims, the Labor Party, the Greens, the ABC, protesters, Clive Palmer, and anyone who arrived in the past 54 years. In fact, only Rupert, Tony and I are Team Australia. And lately, I have had some doubts about Tony…”

But enough about Mr Bolt and his strange ideas. After all, it’s a free country and he has a right…

What? Or sorry, I forgot that nothing’s free. Which brings me back to the Honourable Mr Pyne…

As he said, students need to get some perspective, they’re only being asked to contribute 50% of the cost of their education. I mean, it’s not like the carbon tax where everyone had to give a kidney plus their their left testicle. This, of course, was like HECS repayments, lucky for women, where – according to Mr Pyne, it really wasn’t unfair because women generally do nursing and teaching so their courses don’t cost as much. (I’m surprised he didn’t suggest that most of them become stay at home mothers and never have to repay their HECS debt.)

So university students – who are being asked to pay thousands extra – need to get some perspective. Sort of like the way that the Liberals just encouraged people to accept the $500 (Abbott’s figure) that the carbon tax would cost.

Let’s have a look at a demonstration of perspective from various people when Labor introduced this GREAT BIG TAX on EVERYTHING!

Whyalla will be wiped off the map by Julia Gillard’s carbon tax, Whyalla risks becoming a ghost town, an economic wasteland if this carbon tax goes ahead”

Tony Abbott.


“So it was the carbon tax, the carbon tax and the carbon tax. And so these are the issues – because the ladies like yourself in the western suburbs of Brisbane who want the right to have that $20 left in their wallet and not stolen off them because of some insane idea that somebody can change the temperature of the globe voiced that opinion”
Barnaby Joyce


“Consumers would not be happy when they’re paying over $100 for a roast”
Barnaby Joyce

“If this carbon tax goes through then it’s bye bye Australia, it’s been nice to know you.

“You will become just another third world banana monarchy without even any bananas with the prices they’ve been charging for those at your supermarkets recently.”

“Lord” Monckton


Ah, perspective is a wonderful thing.


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  1. babyjewels10

    It’d be laughable if it wasn’t so shameful.

  2. EJB

    He is such a dill. Discrimination can only ever happen to him and his. It’s not fair if anyone in the world gets something and he doesn’t. It’s Bolt’s party. He’s a nothing, a nobody. Call me Boltist! Now he can have a little rant.

  3. Kaye Makovec

    I’m older than Bolt and all of Abbott’s mob and I’m white, does this mean I can claim sovereignty and boot them all out?
    Please? Pretty please with sugar on top?

  4. David Linehan

    Morning RL. I made my feelings re Pyne and his ‘not wanting a kidney’ comment clear on Twitter yesterday, brainless coot that he is. As for Honourable only thing that is honourable about that freak is the absurd title parliament bestows on him as a Minister of the Crown.
    Incidentally mention of the Carbon ‘Tax’ prompts me to ask, anyone know when the removal kicks in please? I received my power account last week for mid June – mid August and it merely mentioned, the estimated percentage of carbon tax for this account is etc. No mention of applying to part of the period.
    Will phone Horizon power and check, but needed to know the basics so as not to appear a complete dill (I detect mirth) 🙂
    Thanks for the article, as always to the point.

  5. michaelattoowoomba

    @David Linehan,
    re your electricity bill, used car salesman t abbott promised we would be $500.00 per year better off.
    { apologies to real car sales persons }.tonee also said,no suprises,no change pensions,no ABC or SBS cuts,
    keep gonski,no medicare change,etc,etc,too many promises to count,easier to number those kept,cut the carbon tax,O.K. thats one. do not think that I will hold my breath waiting for reduction,refund any time soon

  6. Rossleighbrisbame

    David, the energy companies will calculate how much you paid from July 1st and refund it when it hits a point that the refund is high enough that it seems like you’re getting a fair bit back and the fact that they used it to justify their other price rises, doesn’t seem so obvious.
    Probably sometime in 2016!

  7. stephentardrew

    So Andrew Blot we write away all precedent in history and law which is the complete antithesis of conservative backward referring magical, mythical thinking and religious irrationality. If only we could refer to the state of science when you were born and the subsequent undermining of irrational ideology. Hypocrisy the standard fare of the ignorant and ethically challenged. These fake Christians most certainly understand evil and its application to their self interest. A bunch of mendacious liars and buffoons. Pyne could do with a pine box and some real estate six feet under ground.

  8. Itsazoosue

    Clearly Australia has a deficit problem. A deficit of intelligence.

  9. Florence nee Fedup

    wonder if that worker, Abbott climbed the ladder to talk to, still has a job in the solar industry. If he has, I wonder how long before Abbott liberates him, as he has many thousands of others.

  10. David Linehan

    Thanks Michael and Ross for the assistance, will hear what evasive response Horizon have to offer.

  11. Anne Byam

    Bolt the dolt. He is so deeply entrenched in his right wing extremist views ( not to mention keeping in cahoots with his BFF, Tony A ) that he is beginning to sound like a true lunatic. Was bad enough before, but as the Abbott and his company of dim-wits, become increasingly out of favour, so Bolt’s inanities become more extreme.

    When the current Government gets turfed out, I can see Bolt sitting dejectedly on a park bench, naked as a jaybird, and contemplating his navel … before he’s carted off for serious psych. attention. By that time Pyne will be in the same situation …. they can sit and hold hands, and wonder where the world went ???

    Idiots – !!

  12. Wayne Rowles

    Pyne is a dimwit of the highest order,a snivelling mummies boy tied to Abbott’s butchers apron strings spewing forth the vile divisive mantra of a certified lunatic.His day of reckoning is beckoning and it can’t come soon enough!

  13. billy moir

    pyne, joey, hockey and the rabbott all had the same education and cannot risk compromising beliefs on women or those about their portfolio consequently chrissie has not read gonski, abbutt head of australala reads nothing relying only on sycophants and lobbyists, joey on the young dole bludgers and the old money under the mattress pensioners.
    As for the opposition little billy followed the boys to the same school? Still he and labor can wait till the libs lies and luck run out remember 23 years menzies 12 years howard the rabbott is a more accomplished liar than either right up there with santamaria so at least till rupe kicks on.

  14. Florence nee Fedup

    I suspect you will not see our Tony, climb that ladder now, as he dismantle the solar industry.

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