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The latest and greatest from the Minister for Women

This is too good not to share (courtesy of Support the Honourable Julia Gillard Facebook page).

LOL! When our Minister for Women, Tony Abbott, was asked to nominate his top achievements in 2014 in his “portfolio”, he said:

“Well, you know, it is very important to do the right thing by families and households. As many of us know, women are particularly focused on the household budget and the repeal of the carbon tax means a $550 a year benefit for the average family.”

Tony Abbott said he was “proud” to elevate a number of women in his cabinet reshuffle. Two women in cabinet. AMAZING, right? So praise worthy, right?

Tony Abbott also spruiked his “fair dinkum” paid parental leave scheme, one that has been revised countless times and remains opposed by many.

Yep – 2014 achievement as Minister for Women? More money for women by abolishing the carbon tax – check. More women in cabinet – check. Give more money to millionaires to have a baby – on hold / being revised / check back later.

Apart from being too comical for words, I see that he’s still trying to tell us that by repealing the ‘carbon tax’ families are still $550 better off a year. He’s both a comic and a liar.

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  1. Lee

    I saved a whole $7.26 on the carbon tax while I was doing the washing and ironing. However I’m still paying GST on tampons while condoms are GST-free. So glad Tony is looking out for me.

  2. stephentardrew

    AIMN don’t kill the imaginary golden goose before it has time to lay its rotten festering egg.

    Poor Tony can’t help kicking own goals it’s in his nature.

    Misogyny comes so naturally to Abbott. He doesn’t have to think about it

    Hang on there sunshine – think about it that’s a bit of an oxymoron.

    Anyway he is looking more like the shitty goose that laid the festering egg every day.

    Julia, Julia wherefore art though Julia.

    Friends Romans countrymen lend me your brains.

    Too late bozo.

  3. John Fraser


    No word yet on whether single family men will get this mysterious $550.

    Perhaps the Minister for Men could look into it.

    Who is the Minister for Men ?

  4. David

    Since the repeal of the ‘carbon tax’, Abbotts lying word ‘tax’, not Julia’s, effective July 1st 2014 I have received one credit on my Horizon power account of $25.00. My power bill has not decreased one cent otherwise. on the last account I was informed, appropriate credits would be applied as calculations continue.
    So at $25 dollars credit over 6 months, the much vaunted better off by $500 a year was of course just another blatant lie from Abbott and Hunt and most if us will never see anything like it ever.
    Labor should be hammering the point at every opportunity, sadly they appear engrossed in Simon and Garfunkle’s

    And in the naked light I saw
    Ten thousand people maybe more
    People talking without speaking
    People hearing without listening
    People writing songs that voices never shared
    No one dared
    Disturb the sound of silence

  5. mars08

    “As many of us know, women are particularly focused on the household budget…”

    What? No. No. Noooo… He didn’t! Did he?

    Why is this imbecile still allowed to speak?

  6. Rossleigh

    It was a carbon “tax”, but it’s a Medicare “price signal”.
    “Yes, Prime Minister” has nothing on these blokes.

  7. Lee

    ACA couldn’t make this shit up.

  8. John Kelly

    If that is the best he could nominate as an achievement, I think he should give back some of his salary.

  9. Lee

    He should give all of it back if he’s a dual citizen.

  10. marwill10

    I have received two electricity bills since the repeal of the carbon tax and each bill was about a $100 more than the corresponding period last year, and not a carbon credit in sight.

  11. my say

    IS this idiot for real ,my electricity bills have been around the same as they were before the removal of carbon tax,I am sick to death of hearing that ,that is his only claim to fame The only way he can claim that house holds will be better off to the sum of $550 ,is for the government to give that amount to everyone,WHAT A LOONY ,

  12. Anomander

    What about the great big new Sick Tax? Evidently women and children don’t get sick, so they won’t be affected.

  13. Roswell

    At least when he lies, the media catch him out over it. I’m sure the interviewer would have pulled him up over the $550 claim.

    Oh wait.

  14. Win jeavons

    He can’t help making sexist remarks, It is built in . Perhaps he still lives in the 50’s. Maybe growing up (?) in a church that says when women say God called them to be priests they are mad or lying ?

  15. nettythe1st

    If dumping the carbon tax was the best the Minister for Women could do in 2014, then I think Abbott should have dumped himself in the reshuffle.

  16. eli nes

    dear ladies if you would stick to folded toilet paper and the rhythm method we wouldn’t have to use condoms and we could put on the gst to make those pooftas, bludging on us men, pay their dues. Sad that david johnston(job as long as he wants) took his metaphorical cyanide pill.

  17. Richard

    This would all be hysterically funny if it wasn’t happening in ‘real’ life. Comedy writers couldn’t write what lurches out of Tony’s mouth…

    Is it Peta’s day off or did she accidently hit the auto-pilot button – again?

  18. Colin

    After this monumental effort – I cannot call him an idiot any longer – for even idiots have standards. I’m running out of insults for this ……… !

  19. Colin

    “If dumping the carbon tax was the best the Minister for Women could do in 2014, then I think Abbott should have dumped himself in the reshuffle.” Could not agree more Netty!

  20. Lee

    A friend sent me this a short time ago. Sorry, I don’t know the source so cannot give credit.

    It’s the Government’s biggest achievement for women this year. We asked a group of Australian women to share their own stories about how the end of the carbon tax led to greater equality, better safety, and less prejudice.

    “Equal pay was always going to be an uphill battle with the carbon tax in place”.

    Olivia Dresden, Sydney

    “The guys at work take me seriously now. They look me in the eye when they talk to me, not at my carbon tax”.

    Wendy Whitehead, Melbourne

    “Last year I lost out on a promotion to a man with less experience. But the abolition of the carbon tax has paved the way for my rise to CEO”.

    Felicity Pollock, Sydney

    “Yes, there were some overt carbon taxes that were hurtful. But it was actually the casual carbon taxes, the carbon taxes that popped up in every day situations, that affected me the most”.

    Sam Walker, Horsham

    “Childcare spots used to be so hard to find. That’s changed since Tony Abbott got rid of the carbon tax.”

    Belinda Squires, Melbourne

    “I’m judged on my talents now, not on what I’m wearing. That’s what scrapping the tax did for me”.

    Susie Holt, Gold Coast

    “I feel so much safer walking alone at night now that that scary big tax has been removed”.

    Amy Tan, Newcastle

    “I used to hate walking past building sites. All those guys staring at me and shouting ‘Show us your big new tax!’ That just doesn’t happen any more”.

    Deb Krigos, Adelaide

    “Since the carbon tax was abolished, the number of women in federal ministries in this country has increased by 100%. Fact.”

    Unnamed Government spokeswoman, Canberra

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