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Greatest thing Howard has done in his 10 years as PM
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Charles L
2006-03-03 15:09:29 UTC
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Can people name what they think is the greatest thing that the Australian
Prime Minister John Winston Howard has done in his 10 years as Prime
Minister?

Charles L
H Dickmann
2006-03-03 15:20:56 UTC
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Post by Charles L
Can people name what they think is the greatest thing that the Australian
Prime Minister John Winston Howard has done in his 10 years as Prime
Minister?
Charles L
Make women work and children to join gangs as a replacement for the Family.
Stan Pierce
2006-03-03 22:17:57 UTC
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Post by Charles L
Can people name what they think is the greatest thing that the Australian
Prime Minister John Winston Howard has done in his 10 years as Prime
Minister?
Charles L
Make women work and children to join gangs as a replacement for the Family.
I hardly think the Feminist Movement was a product of the Howard government.
Pru Goward would be very annoyed with you.
H Dickmann
2006-03-03 22:51:26 UTC
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Post by Charles L
Can people name what they think is the greatest thing that the Australian
Prime Minister John Winston Howard has done in his 10 years as Prime
Minister?
Charles L
Make women work and children to join gangs as a replacement for the Family.
I hardly think the Feminist Movement was a product of the Howard
government. Pru Goward would be very annoyed with you.
Most of the female senior public servants are Feminists. Howard listen to
them without realising that they only represent a small section of females
in the community.
boonarga
2006-03-03 16:07:33 UTC
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Post by Charles L
Can people name what they think is the greatest thing that the Australian
Prime Minister John Winston Howard has done in his 10 years as Prime
Minister?
Charles L
Forced Labor supporters to cry in their beers for 10 years.
Uber-Allah
2006-03-03 17:03:20 UTC
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Post by Charles L
Can people name what they think is the greatest thing that the Australian
Prime Minister John Winston Howard has done in his 10 years as Prime
Minister?
Charles L
Closed down the people smuggling rings.
How many years has it been since we have had bogus Arab dipshits claiming
"refugee status" in Australia?
or Pakis like the Baktiaris?
How safe is Australia because of his border control?
Most people think he is the only hope for Australia, Labor being ethnically
compromised. with its ubiquitous party brach stacking
Don H
2006-03-03 19:09:27 UTC
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Post by Charles L
Can people name what they think is the greatest thing that the Australian
Prime Minister John Winston Howard has done in his 10 years as Prime
Minister?
Charles L
Closed down the people smuggling rings.
How many years has it been since we have had bogus Arab dipshits claiming
"refugee status" in Australia?
or Pakis like the Baktiaris?
How safe is Australia because of his border control?
Most people think he is the only hope for Australia, Labor being ethnically
compromised. with its ubiquitous party brach stacking
# I tend to agree. The "invasion" of Australia has virtually stopped. What
we need now is a clamp on illegal fishing in Australian waters; and action
is being taken in that regard.
What does 10 years really celebrate - apart from political longevity? Why
does a centenarian get a telegram from the Queen? What does it celebrate,
except survival?
It is one thing to be an astute politician, and another to be a
world-renown statesman. However, if, for 10 years, the populace has been
more-or-less content with its government, then that has some empirical
merit. That the policies enacted may have long-term adverse consequences,
is another matter. For example, how much of our trade deficit is due to
importing goods we once manufactured ourselves?
The Conservative side of politics has the easier task; united by a common
concern for Money, the preservation of the Status Quo is always the easier
option. Radicals tend to diverge and bicker. Yet, conservatism can have
its internal differences, but if it is a case of entrenching Plutocracy,
then the direction tends to be apparent enough, and appropriate policy
indicated.
The "common touch" image of a folksy politician can be seen as somewhat
diminished when a $10,000 per head dinner in Toorak is a celebratory event.
So, on to the next 10 years; unless the govt does something completely
stupid. A minor-issue, me-tooism, Opposition, is unlikely to make a dint in
the govt's electoral prospects - unless able to convince the public that
"it's time" for a change (for what?).
dechucka
2006-03-03 20:26:24 UTC
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Post by Charles L
Can people name what they think is the greatest thing that the
Australian
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Post by Charles L
Prime Minister John Winston Howard has done in his 10 years as Prime
Minister?
Charles L
Closed down the people smuggling rings.
How many years has it been since we have had bogus Arab dipshits claiming
"refugee status" in Australia?
or Pakis like the Baktiaris?
How safe is Australia because of his border control?
Most people think he is the only hope for Australia, Labor being
ethnically
Post by Uber-Allah
compromised. with its ubiquitous party brach stacking
# I tend to agree. The "invasion" of Australia has virtually stopped. What
we need now is a clamp on illegal fishing in Australian waters; and action
is being taken in that regard.
What a load of crap, the "invasion" is occurring every day but the invaders
come in on aircraft. The "boat people" situation while high profile was only
ever a tiny source of illegal immigrants to this country


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Denz
2006-03-03 23:54:38 UTC
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Post by Charles L
Can people name what they think is the greatest thing that the Australian
Prime Minister John Winston Howard has done in his 10 years as Prime
Minister?
Charles L
Closed down the people smuggling rings.
Except he didnt. Its a myth
People have actually studied the issue, concluding Howard is irrelevant.
People smuggling has stopped at the source for completely different reasons.
Studies concluded this... as opposed to Howard propaganda
dechucka
2006-03-03 20:27:33 UTC
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Post by Charles L
Can people name what they think is the greatest thing that the Australian
Prime Minister John Winston Howard has done in his 10 years as Prime
Minister?
Charles L
He has done very well on the economy and has carried on the economic reform
started under Keating when he was treasurer and PM.
Patrick
2006-03-03 21:29:15 UTC
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Post by Charles L
Can people name what they think is the greatest thing that the Australian
Prime Minister John Winston Howard has done in his 10 years as Prime
Minister?
Charles L
One thing, and one thing only.....the gun buy-back and weapons
restrictions....admittedly it was an aberration for him to actually do
something for the betterment of all society..he certainly hasnt
repeated his moment of madness.

" A corporation is a device for obtaining individual profit without
individual responsibility."
Iskandar Baharuddin
2006-03-03 23:26:44 UTC
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Post by Patrick
Post by Charles L
Can people name what they think is the greatest thing that the Australian
Prime Minister John Winston Howard has done in his 10 years as Prime
Minister?
Charles L
One thing, and one thing only.....the gun buy-back and weapons
restrictions....admittedly it was an aberration for him to actually do
something for the betterment of all society..he certainly hasnt
repeated his moment of madness.
" A corporation is a device for obtaining individual profit without
individual responsibility."
You have zeroed in on the single most useless thing done by the
Coalition.

BTW, I am a Howard supporter, but he ain't perfect.

IMNSHO the Port Arthur tragedy turned out as badly as it did because
no one could shoot back.
--
Shalom & Salam

Izzy

"Capitalism is the exploitation of man by his fellow man! Communism, on the other hand, is the exact opposite."

- Anon (Russian, deceased)
Patrick
2006-03-04 00:51:49 UTC
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Post by Iskandar Baharuddin
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Post by Charles L
Can people name what they think is the greatest thing that the Australian
Prime Minister John Winston Howard has done in his 10 years as Prime
Minister?
Charles L
One thing, and one thing only.....the gun buy-back and weapons
restrictions....admittedly it was an aberration for him to actually do
something for the betterment of all society..he certainly hasnt
repeated his moment of madness.
" A corporation is a device for obtaining individual profit without
individual responsibility."
You have zeroed in on the single most useless thing done by the
Coalition.
BTW, I am a Howard supporter, but he ain't perfect.
IMNSHO the Port Arthur tragedy turned out as badly as it did because
no one could shoot back.
--
You obviously havent spent any time in America , where perhaps you
should consider moving to if you want to live in a society where guns
are plentiful and easy to obtain.
Post by Iskandar Baharuddin
Shalom & Salam
Izzy
"Capitalism is the exploitation of man by his fellow man! Communism, on the other hand, is the exact opposite."
- Anon (Russian, deceased)
Iskandar Baharuddin
2006-03-04 13:09:55 UTC
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Post by Charles L
Can people name what they think is the greatest thing that the Australian
Prime Minister John Winston Howard has done in his 10 years as Prime
Minister?
Charles L
One thing, and one thing only.....the gun buy-back and weapons
restrictions....admittedly it was an aberration for him to actually do
something for the betterment of all society..he certainly hasnt
repeated his moment of madness.
" A corporation is a device for obtaining individual profit without
individual responsibility."
You have zeroed in on the single most useless thing done by the
Coalition.
BTW, I am a Howard supporter, but he ain't perfect.
IMNSHO the Port Arthur tragedy turned out as badly as it did because
no one could shoot back.
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You obviously havent spent any time in America , where perhaps you
should consider moving to if you want to live in a society where guns
are plentiful and easy to obtain.
How did you make that false inference?

I spent many years in the US, some of it in Kentucky where I knew no
one who _didn't_ have a gun. In that area the murder rate was...

Too many decimal points. About one every fourteen years.
--
Shalom & Salam

Izzy

"Capitalism is the exploitation of man by his fellow man! Communism, on the other hand, is the exact opposite."

- Anon (Russian, deceased)
Iskandar Baharuddin
2006-03-03 23:23:18 UTC
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Post by Charles L
Can people name what they think is the greatest thing that the Australian
Prime Minister John Winston Howard has done in his 10 years as Prime
Minister?
Charles L
The GST.

He had the guts to do a "backflip" when he focused on the fundamental
economics.

Few Australians understand just how much this bit of tax reform has
helped the economy. Only the Lord knows what our trade deficit would
be without the exort tax credits.
--
Shalom & Salam

Izzy

"Capitalism is the exploitation of man by his fellow man! Communism, on the other hand, is the exact opposite."

- Anon (Russian, deceased)
Frederick Zenozzograte
2006-03-03 23:40:27 UTC
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Denz
2006-03-03 23:56:18 UTC
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Post by Charles L
Can people name what they think is the greatest thing that the Australian
Prime Minister John Winston Howard has done in his 10 years as Prime
Minister?
Charles L
The only thing Howard has done... was remove Downer as Liberal leader...
probably his only notable achievement.
Crouching Nun, Hidden Cucumber
2006-03-04 00:36:14 UTC
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On Fri, 03 Mar 2006 15:09:29 GMT, "Charles L"
Post by Charles L
Can people name what they think is the greatest thing that the Australian
Prime Minister John Winston Howard has done in his 10 years as Prime
Minister?
Charles L
He created the Productivity Commission.

Now only if he'd listen to it.
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