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11 April 2018


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William Dunlop

Well Bernard. Im still laughing, good old banana land, all the way from the Emerald isle.
The Prince comes to mind, Machiavellian that is.

Bernard Corden

Clive Palmer has more ethics than Peter Beattie. Take a look at this report from Graham Readfearn covering the corrupt birth of coal seam gas in Queensland.

Many of these chthonic characters were provided with impeccable credentials from The Butcher's Apprentice to the Bligh government:

Irrespective of your persuasion the Moonlight state is reminiscent of Tammany Hall polttics which dominated the New York political arena for almost 80 years and it is very much like trawling through an website.

William Dunlop

Well Bernard. Run by the discredited Beattie.

Lindsay F Bond

Along with Phil, we await seeing evidence of a cash payment to each medal-winning PNG competitor after the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games of 2018. Else, on the topic of playing fare, will it be in kind?

Of more hope going forward, David Grevemberg offers opinion on promoting equity: "From the equal medal opportunities for men and women for the first time at any international major multi-sport event (133 medal opportunities each); ... to the largest-ever fully-integrated para-sport program."


Good heavens. Equity? Only at the starting line?

And for folk like Phil: If ball sports aren't it, try vaulting tumbling balancing...Haus sports.

Max Phin

'Teams compete to put a ball through all sorts of arrangements of posts, bars, nets, sticks and little hoops on poles. The sexual message is overwhelming. Men being men and maybe some women being men too' he,he,he..the best paragraph of this write-up by far. Fair analysis though.

Bernard Corden

Did the Gold Coast get the Commonwealth Games or the Commonwealth Games get the Gold Coast?

Corruption always involves the corruptor and the corrupted.

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