Monday, 2 June 2014

Australian Prime Minister Abbott's tin ear is on display once more


Oh, dear. Everything is just Tony, Tony, Tony and his political plans to stay on as Prime Minister……


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A MESSAGE FROM THE PRIME MINISTER - 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE D-DAY LANDINGS

Sunday, 1 June 2014
Prime Minister

This week the world will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
The D-day landings changed the course of human history.
As part of the commemoration, I will join seven Australians who were there 70 years ago.
Over 3,000 Australians were involved – including 2,500 air force personnel who provided air support for the Allied landings.
Following the D-day commemorations, I will be travelling to Canada and the United States – and will be joined by Australian business leaders.
My message to overseas investors is that Australia is open for business.
The Government’s Economic Action Strategy to lower tax, cut red tape and encourage trade will improve the competitiveness of businesses – so that we can build a stronger Australia.
We welcome investment and we are making investment more attractive by scrapping the carbon tax and the mining tax, cutting 50,000 pages of red tape and ending the “analysis paralysis” on major projects.
Our international partners can see that our Budget is again under control, we are tackling debt and deficits and we are serious about building a strong and prosperous economy.
This year Australia hosts the G20 summit to encourage growth around the world and I will be advancing that cause during this trip.
The United States, Canada and France are long standing friends.  We stood together at D-Day, we trade every day and we have always shared a commitment to democracy, to enterprise and to people’s right to be free.
1 June 2014
Authorised transcript of YouTube video by Tony Abbott:
Published on May 31, 2014

This week the world will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

The D-day landings changed the course of human history.

As part of the commemoration, I will join seven Australians who were there 70 years ago.

Over 3,000 Australians were involved -- including 2,500 air force personnel who provided air support for the Allied landings.

Following the D-day commemorations, I will be travelling to Canada and the United States -- and will be joined by Australian business leaders.

My message to overseas investors is that Australia is open for business.

The Government's Economic Action Strategy to lower tax, cut red tape and encourage trade will improve the competitiveness of businesses -- so that we can build a stronger Australia.

We welcome investment and we are making investment more attractive by scrapping the carbon tax and the mining tax, cutting 50,000 pages of red tape and ending the "analysis paralysis" on major projects.

Our international partners can see that our Budget is again under control, we are tackling debt and deficits and we are serious about building a strong and prosperous economy.  

This year Australia hosts the G20 summit to encourage growth around the world and I will be advancing that cause during this trip.

The United States, Canada and France are long standing friends.  We stood together at D-Day, we trade every day and we have always shared a commitment to democracy, to enterprise and to people's right to be free.

Unfortunately for Tony Abbott online media such as New Matilda noticed his crass attempt to assert his own political agenda into a media release about D-Day commemorations (just as they noticed the clumsy attempt to remove the media release link from the Internet which was thwarted by Google Cache):

It’s not simply the case of an unfortunate media release linking two issues together by accident, because by the end, Abbott returns to D-Day.
“The United States, Canada and France are long standing friends. We stood together at D-Day, we trade every day and we have always shared a commitment to democracy, to enterprise and to people’s right to be free.”
By late Sunday evening, the issue was trending heavily on Twitter, via the auspol hashtag.
New Matilda is awaiting comment from the Prime Minister’s office. At the risk of putting words into the spinner’s mouths, the response is likely to be something along the lines of ‘… we never removed the story, the link just broke... by itself… oh, look over there, a unicorn!’
Whatever the truth, expect to wake in the morning to more outrage from the public about a Prime Minister who can’t even manage to milk Aussie sentiment around war heroes without stuffing things up.

The last word must go to Twitter:


2 comments:

John Fraser said...

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See if readers can work out who the bloke is with the Hitler comb over, tight jacket and short pants :

http://www.pm.gov.au/sites/default/files/slides/4z9a3664.jpg

Hint .... he has never won any medals for valour.

John Fraser said...

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The world now has "new and credible information" that Australia's Prime Minister is a moron.

And a low life moron.