It really is a bizarre move.
Giving an Aussie knighthood on Australia Day to a non-Aussie with a million other titles.
Its like self-sabotage.
+ Reply to Thread
Results 21 to 29 of 29
26-01-2015 16:04 #21
26-01-2015 16:31 #22
26-01-2015 16:57 #23Senior Member
- Join Date
- Aug 2009
I'm not even sure how TA is bestowing knighthood on anybody. I always thought the reigning monarch was the only one that could.
26-01-2015 17:04 #24
26-01-2015 17:16 #25
26-01-2015 17:25 #26
I agree that Malcolm Turnbull or Julie Bishop would have been so much better. (Or even better - Peter Costello).
Whoever follows after TA is going to look great by comparison. He's really set the bar low.
26-01-2015 17:46 #27
26-01-2015 19:06 #28
Mr Abbott said the honour would be extended to Australians of "extraordinary and pre-eminent achievement and merit".
After some contemplation it almost makes sense to me that TA has awarded Prince Phillip a knighthood, they seem to share some beliefs. Let's look at a few quotes from them:
On Indigenous Australians and their Heritage
Abbott (Nov 2014) -During a breakfast for British prime minister David Cameron in Sydney this morning, Mr Abbott made a speech about infrastructure and noted the "extraordinary partnership" between the two countries since the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788. "As we look around this glorious city, as we see the extraordinary development, it's hard to think that back in 1788 it was nothing but bush," Mr Abbott said. (link)
Um, no, there was a thriving population with the longest continuous culture the world has ever known. Just because they didn't have roads and buildings doesn't mean they don't count and they are less of human being.
Prince Phillip - During a visit to Australia in 2002 asked William Brin, an Aboriginal leader, "do you still throw spears at each other?"
Abbott: where to start?!!
Prince Philip - Said to a woman solicitor in a royal reception line, "I thought it was against the law these days for women to solicit".
"You're not wearing mink knickers, are you?" Philip charms fashion writer Serena French at a World Wildlife Fund gathering in 1993.
I'm sure there's more but it's story time here...
The Following User Says Thank You to Busy-Bee For This Useful Post:
26-01-2015 20:08 #29
Its like something out of Blackadder...
By heplusme in forum Seeking a Maternity HospitalReplies: 2Last Post: 17-12-2014, 18:48
By gps in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & ChatReplies: 2Last Post: 20-11-2014, 18:17
Cryosite Family Cord Blood & Tissue BankCryosite has been providing Cord Blood Banking services for over 14 years, and is the trusted choice of Australian ...
LATESTWhy it is OK for your child to be differentWhat is a blessing way? How is it different to a baby shower?7 ways to break the ‘mumnotony’ at home
POPULARWhen can I start giving chores to my children?New baby nursery checklist – a guide to newborn essentialsWhat to pack for labour and hospital – a checklist
FORUMS - chatting now ...
High Natural Killer Cells #9Reproductive Immunology
A - Z of Baby Boy NamesGames & fun stuff
A - Z of baby girl namesGames & fun stuff
Saeco Coffee machine helpGeneral Chat
Lite & Easy ???Second Trimester Chat
Egg Donation in South Africa #14Egg Donation
April/May TTC group chatConception & Fertility General Chat
The Not So Serious Vent Thread #7General Chat