The 902 achievements (and counting) of the Coalition Government
February 18, 2021 4:33 PM   Subscribe

Via the Chaser (an ordinarily satirical Australian website), engineer and developer Matthew Davis crowdsources a list (with citations) of the Australian Liberal-National Coalition government's many 'achievements'.
posted by prismatic7 (14 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
 
Where do conservative politicians the world over find the energy to work so hard at being such absolute trash people?
posted by The Card Cheat at 4:51 PM on February 18 [5 favorites]


Some of these are certainly more damning than others, but it's great to have all of them in one place. This government is clearly up to its neck in it. An opposition with any sense would run hard (would already be running hard?) on some of the very worst of these. Unfortunately I have no faith in the ALP to do so. Hopefully GetUp or another ally steps up to the mark.
posted by Panthalassa at 5:02 PM on February 18 [5 favorites]


Also of note: other Australian news organisations are using comment threads on The Chaser's Facebook page to provide important updates to the community, thus building on the joke of The Chaser being Australia's only news site.
posted by Merus at 6:46 PM on February 18 [7 favorites]


Merus, ditto with Betoota. The ABC FB teams are wildin in their threads.
posted by turbid dahlia at 6:57 PM on February 18 [4 favorites]


To non-Australians: it may seem counter-intuitive... because it is, so just remember: Australia is upside-down, so the Liberal party is not actually liberal at all. Just like how in Rand McNally they wear hats on their feet and burgers eat people.
posted by BiggerJ at 7:51 PM on February 18 [1 favorite]


it may seem counter-intuitive... because it is, so just remember: Australia is upside-down, so the Liberal party is not actually liberal at all.

The Liberal party was formed as a liberal party, as opposed to the worker-focused and dangerously communist Labor party (without a U). It ended up becoming the only practical home for the nascent conservative movement in Australia, and at this point it's kind of divided between the neoliberals and the conservatives.
posted by Merus at 8:40 PM on February 18


The Liberal party was formed as a liberal party, as opposed to the worker-focused and dangerously communist Labor party (without a U). It ended up becoming the only practical home for the nascent conservative movement in Australia, and at this point it's kind of divided between the neoliberals and the conservatives.

Not true. There's also a split between the racist misogynists and the merely insane.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 9:05 PM on February 18 [8 favorites]


Sadly the conservatives are winning with the knifing of Turnbull.

I'm hoping the Brittany Higgins rape coverup will finally sink the fucker because she really deserved better.
posted by Your Childhood Pet Rock at 9:06 PM on February 18 [2 favorites]


The painful firey death of over a billion native animals while he tanned his belly on a beach overseas didn't sink this sack of shit and his sack of shit shitship of fuck and evil and corruption and fail so, I hope so too, but probably not.
posted by turbid dahlia at 9:19 PM on February 18 [10 favorites]


I'm hoping the Brittany Higgins rape coverup will finally sink the fucker because she really deserved better.

Ironically the story was broken by a News Corp reporter
posted by Merus at 10:59 PM on February 18 [2 favorites]


at this point it's kind of divided between the neoliberals and the conservatives

Meanwhile, the Labor Opposition used to be kind of divided between the neoliberals and Doug Cameron, but Cameron resigned in 2019.
posted by flabdablet at 2:07 AM on February 19


I'd like to think that there should always be one of the majors screaming for a Federal anti-corruption commission. The fact that there isn't means we definitely need one, and probably two.
posted by pompomtom at 3:47 AM on February 19 [2 favorites]


There's also a split between the racist misogynists and the merely insane.

[citation needed]
posted by pompomtom at 4:14 AM on February 19


I still miss The Chaser's War on Everything. (Seasons 1-3 on YouTube.)
posted by lock robster at 11:25 AM on February 19


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