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A dedicated thread for your blow-by-blow commentary of the leaders’ debate at the National Press Club as it unfolds.

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  • 51
    triton
    Posted Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

    The worm really doesn’t like boats.

  • 52
    This little black duck
    Posted Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

    poroti,

    He’s the one on the right.

  • 53
    liyana
    Posted Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

    Abbott- Where is money coming from? Slogan slogan slogan…..

    ‘we haven’t got a clue where the money’s coming from.’

  • 54
    guytaur
    Posted Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

    Wow worm raced to basement on costings

  • 55
    AussieAchmed
    Posted Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

    The thing you gotta understand a lot of waste in the past..pink batts, school halls…

    avoiding how numbers will add up….wait until closer to election

  • 56
    confessions
    Posted Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

    Fudge, fudge, fudge.

    Nail him David!

  • 57
    alias
    Posted Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 6:43 pm | Permalink

    Abbott under pressure, and looking like a dodgy used car salesman at this point.

  • 58
    Laocoon
    Posted Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 6:43 pm | Permalink

    where’s the money: you will see in good time

    OkOkOk

    bit rattled on Q1?

  • 59
    ruawake
    Posted Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 6:43 pm | Permalink

    Abbott is bad. :)

  • 60
    triton
    Posted Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 6:43 pm | Permalink

    Okay, the worm hates boats and unannounced costings.

  • 61
    BK
    Posted Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 6:43 pm | Permalink

    The worm. on Abbott’s command just went way underground!
    And has stayed there for quite some time.

  • 62
    AussieAchmed
    Posted Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 6:43 pm | Permalink

    I could only find $5 billion in budget reply by Abbott.

  • 63
    This little black duck
    Posted Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 6:43 pm | Permalink

    Body language not good, Tone.

  • 64
    poroti
    Posted Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

    So does Abbott’s worm need Botox or Viagra ?

  • 65
    guytaur
    Posted Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

    @senatormilne: Abbott doing a good job of impersonating rubbery figures #debate #ausvotes

  • 66
    Laocoon
    Posted Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

    Thanks ‘fess

    Reporting in from sunny Perth :)

  • 67
    confessions
    Posted Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

    My worm is different. It hasn’t really moved much from the centre.

  • 68
    BK
    Posted Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

    Rudd’s “Evasive” sends the worm to the very top.

  • 69
    alias
    Posted Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

    Rudd is killing Abbott on all fronts at this point – in terms of content, delivery, warmth, the works. It’s no contest in these early minutes.

  • 70
    This little black duck
    Posted Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    I don’t have worms.

  • 71
    AussieAchmed
    Posted Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    We know what Labor are doing, FBT etc

    Abbott is being evasive

  • 72
    BK
    Posted Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    Laocoon
    Hi there my friend!

  • 73
    alias
    Posted Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    Crazy of Abbott to refer to his own so-called “great big scalpel”.

  • 74
    confessions
    Posted Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 6:46 pm | Permalink

    Lao:

    Are you on holidays?

  • 75
    leone
    Posted Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 6:46 pm | Permalink

    Here we go on the ‘consent of the states’ furphy.

  • 76
    AussieAchmed
    Posted Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 6:46 pm | Permalink

    Liar…the GST can change without the approval of the states….

  • 77
    alias
    Posted Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 6:46 pm | Permalink

    Rudd now in top gear. Running circles around Abbott.

  • 78
    confessions
    Posted Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 6:46 pm | Permalink

    All the states want more GST.

  • 79
    BK
    Posted Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 6:47 pm | Permalink

    The way things are going Rudd will get under the lizard’s thick skin.

  • 80
    rummel
    Posted Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 6:47 pm | Permalink

    This GST debate is laughable. Kevin’s last shot in the locker lol

  • 81
    guytaur
    Posted Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 6:47 pm | Permalink

    Abbott losing the GST debate according to worm

  • 82
    BK
    Posted Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 6:48 pm | Permalink

    The worm has hit ironstone it’s gone that deep with Abbott!

  • 83
    Laocoon
    Posted Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 6:48 pm | Permalink

    Hey BK!

    GST is a struggle for Abbott

  • 84
    AussieAchmed
    Posted Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 6:48 pm | Permalink

    Wont say that GST wont be reviewed…..

    Rudd voted against a tax – GST

    Abbott voted against a carbon price

  • 85
    alias
    Posted Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 6:48 pm | Permalink

    Abbott looked extremely evasive on the GST. Didn’t help himself at all.

  • 86
    rummel
    Posted Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 6:48 pm | Permalink

    Labor are the party who bring in BIG new TAX’s without going to the people.

  • 87
    zoidlord
    Posted Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 6:49 pm | Permalink

    Interesting different view points Rummel vs everyone else.

  • 88
    Puff, the Magic Dragon.
    Posted Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 6:49 pm | Permalink

    which channel has the worm? abs does not.

  • 89
    alias
    Posted Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 6:49 pm | Permalink

    Abbott is crazy to have the GST as part of the review. He’s dug a very deep hole that he just can’t find a way out of.

  • 90
    Diogenes
    Posted Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 6:49 pm | Permalink

    Is Speers debating both candidates? Shouldn’t the debaters be debating each other.

  • 91
    ruawake
    Posted Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 6:49 pm | Permalink

    Speers role is not to interrupt. Sack him. Or jail him if I was Bob Ellis. :lol:

  • 92
    BK
    Posted Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    Puff
    Channel 90 in Adelaide

  • 93
    This little black duck
    Posted Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    Tone goes the noddy.

  • 94
    confessions
    Posted Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    Speers is using Pyne QT tactics to stop any clear grab that could be used in the news.

  • 95
    AussieAchmed
    Posted Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    Rummel

    what tax?

  • 96
    triton
    Posted Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    The coalition voted to water down on boats. Rudd didn’t say that.

  • 97
    guytaur
    Posted Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    Puff

    Gem part of Nine

  • 98
    Diogenes
    Posted Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    I should add I don’t think Speers is being biased, just overly involved.

  • 99
    pithicus
    Posted Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    maybe rudd is on to something with the gst after all.

  • 100
    alias
    Posted Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    Interesting point Diogenes. I wonder who will be first to engage the other – Abbott or Rudd. Or perhaps their people both advised against direct engagement.

    Surely, though, one would be tempted by a Reaganesque “There you go again..”.

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