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Dastardly remains in the Parliament, why?

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Dear Shadow minister,

Do you believe that illegally putting millions of dollars into the coffers of a dictator with whom we went to war with is treasonous or not?

Actually from a party which boasts Pig Iron Bob I suppose the answer would be no.

Its just that it would most certainly fail any test in any pub in the country.
Posted by SteeleRedux, Thursday, 7 December 2017 6:31:00 PM
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Dear Shadow Minister,

Chinese businesses are by far the largest
foreign-linked donors to BOTH major parties.
Recent investigative studies show that
between 2013 and 2015 Chinese linked companies
and independent donors have poured more than
$5.5 million into Liberal and Labor coffers.
Analysts say Chinese political donations are one
way Beijing seeks to gain influence in Australia.

As for Sam ? Voters will decide at the next
election. Just as they will with the current
Coalition government and Labor.
Posted by Foxy, Thursday, 7 December 2017 6:35:47 PM
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SR,

What I believe is that you don't understand the definition of treason, or relevance. Please illuminate the link between the Private company AWB's crimes and an MP acting against his countries interests for money, I believe it is entirely in your fevered imagination.

Foxy,

If you haven't grasped that this issue is way way more than just foreign donations then you have lost the plot. The crimes of Craig Thomson helped bring down Juliar, and Shanghai Sam sitting on the back bench is going to be a rotting albatross around Shorten's neck until the elections in 18 months.
Posted by Shadow Minister, Thursday, 7 December 2017 7:25:32 PM
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Did someone mention that Liberal fortune cookie Andrew Rodd and his liking for a Chinese takeaway. No sooner had the former Trade Minister Robb cashed in big time with his Aussie taxpayer parliamentary pension. He was then on the payroll of the Chinese big business firm 'Landbridge'. What does Robb have to do to earn his payola of 4,300,000 Chinese Yuan ($A880,000), CONSULT! nothing more than that. so Robb would like us all to believe.

Former NSW Supreme Court judge Anthony Whealy, who examined the terms of a leaked letter from Chinese firm Landbridge to Mr Robb, said that "on the face of it, he is required not to do anything and still get a whacking great fee".

Does anyone think Robb might have been privy to secret government information when Trade Minister, information which could now be very advantageous to Chinese big business. Its time politicians like Robb and others came clean on their secret Chinese business deals.

Shadow, would you agree it looks like Dastyari and Robb are in the back of the rickshaw together on this.

http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/andrew-robbs-secret-china-contract-money-for-nothing-20171205-gzzaq5.html
Posted by Paul1405, Thursday, 7 December 2017 8:10:24 PM
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I have often wondered why Australia has been so generous when it comes to foreign land grabs in this country, by the likes of the Chinese. Maybe there is a method in the madness, why have they been able to buy the farm at knock down prices, is it a mystery? Its one thing to be able to open up the 'Happy Dragon' restaurant in Dixon Street it an entirely different matter to be able to buy Western Australia for four and sixpence halfpenny, or should I say a couple of yuan! The people should be asking both the Liberal and Labor parties to enlighten us on this oddity, and their connection to it all. Please explain Turnbull and Shorten! Now I sound like Pauline Hanson.
Posted by Paul1405, Friday, 8 December 2017 7:03:03 AM
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Paul,

As usual your argument is based on innuendo and a lack of logic.

Sam Dastardly is being pilloried for the following:

1 As an MP he gets a very generous salary and is expected not to take money from third parties for his own account which SD did. Whereas A Robb (and Bob Carr etc) as a private consultant gets no independent income and thus has no such limitations.

2 An MP is expected to put the interests of Australia above his own personal interests which SD violated several times on the public record. No one has shown that A Robb has done anything against Australia's interest.
Posted by Shadow Minister, Friday, 8 December 2017 9:46:10 AM
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