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caveman72

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Someone like Barnaby Joyce, liar, adulterer, fraud, racist, nationalist, right wing, religious pretender, hypocrite and thief.
Surely as "grass roots" as you get in this current Government without being Scott Morrison.
Looking forward through the ******* windscreen so they can't see the bodies and carnage they have caused.

Like those inbred, cultist campaigners?

Is that what you mean by "grass roots"
No grassroots like people who make breakthroughs in medicine or have dedicated their life to charity stuff like that. would much rather see bob from the ses or local fire brigade get these awards than sportspeople or mining magnates
 

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I’ve heard from several very reputable sources that he’s a major flog.
But if he raises awareness as to the NDIS and the difficulties posed by being disabled, like Grace did to those suffering from sexual violence, I hope he can mend his floggery for the good will of those he’s supposed to be the voice for.
 

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Grace Tame is inadvertently one example of how it should be used. She was chosen to score political points for a Government with a problem relating to women, but it ended up unearthing a lot of cultural sexual assault problems amongst people in high office.

It should also be used to celebrate quiet achievers. Someone like Dylan Alcott, although I'm sure he's a fantastic person, mainly gets chosen because of his celebrity. So maybe they could have chosen a more low profile disability advocate, like maybe someone who set up a charity to build wheelchairs, or something like that.

People always say "Shane Crawford for AOTY, or Neale Daniher for AOTY" as though there aren't similarly inspiring people working away outside the limelight. We only nominate the Shane Crawfords because we know of them and their work already.

The problem is the system, they need to get rid of the popular vote altogether, and set up a panel to unearth exciting new Australian individuals who are doing truly inspiring work that we don't already know about. Raise the profile, and the work of people similar to Neale Daniher, but who more sorely need the boost in awareness and funding for their issue or their work.
I like the idea, but I can't help but feel a panel becomes too easy to stack with political appointments and it loses the purpose of the award behind what the sitting government of the day wants to use it for.
 

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I’ve heard from several very reputable sources that he’s a major flog.
But if he raises awareness as to the NDIS and the difficulties posed by being disabled, like Grace did to those suffering from sexual violence, I hope he can mend his floggery for the good will of those he’s supposed to be the voice for.
In what ways is he a flog, allegedly?
 

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I’ve heard from several very reputable sources that he’s a major flog.
But if he raises awareness as to the NDIS and the difficulties posed by being disabled, like Grace did to those suffering from sexual violence, I hope he can mend his floggery for the good will of those he’s supposed to be the voice for.

He's already said he will be using this as a platform to push for a fully funded NDIS, and more inclusion for people with disabilities.

And half joking, I thought being a flog was a prerequisite for sportspeeps who get named Aussie of the year :p
 

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He's already said he will be using this as a platform to push for a fully funded NDIS, and more inclusion for people with disabilities.

And half joking, I thought being a flog was a prerequisite for sportspeeps who get named Aussie of the year :p
The reason I mentioned him being a flog, was that the people making these claims have worked in and around the media for a very long time, they’ve met “famous” people, big time names in the world of politics, film, music, sport etc.
The so called elite amongst us, and for them to call him out as opposed to many others who’d they’ve claimed as “very friendly, sociable, infectiously engaging, funny” etc. was a tad disappointing on his behalf.
I bloody well hope he does this and holds either side of gov. to account as I’ve personally seen the destructive nature of the cuts by the current Morrison gov.
It’s a wonderful scheme Julia set up and should be bloody fully supported.
$38+ billion to companies that didn’t require support during Covid is a ******* crime.
ICAC NOW!!!
 

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The reason I mentioned him being a flog, was that the people making these claims have worked in and around the media for a very long time, they’ve met “famous” people, big time names in the world of politics, film, music, sport etc.
The so called elite amongst us, and for them to call him out as opposed to many others who’d they’ve claimed as “very friendly, sociable, infectiously engaging, funny” etc. was a tad disappointing on his behalf.
I bloody well hope he does this and holds either side of gov. to account as I’ve personally seen the destructive nature of the cuts by the current Morrison gov.
It’s a wonderful scheme Julia set up and should be bloody fully supported.
$38+ billion to companies that didn’t require support during Covid is a ******* crime.
ICAC NOW!!!

Steve Waugh was a flog. Noone cared. Why does it matter if you're in a chair?
 

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Steve Waugh was a flog. Noone cared. Why does it matter if you're in a chair?
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On the balance of probabilities, I've always thought that the person calling another person a flog, is more likely to be more of a flog than the person he or she has called a flog.... I dont have any proof of that theory.
 

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On the balance of probabilities, I've always thought that the person calling another person a flog, is more likely to be more of a flog than the person he or she has called a flog.... I dont have any proof of that theory.

this formula supports the assertion

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carltonchelsea

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Steve Waugh was a flog. Noone cared. Why does it matter if you're in a chair?
Nothing to do with him being in a chair, I didn’t mention that as any reason for his assumed floggery.
I’d reckon some of his personality has been formed by being told he couldn’t do something his entire life, he’s proved many those wrong.
I hope he does good work as AOTY.👍
 

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Nothing to do with him being in a chair, I didn’t mention that as any reason for his assumed floggery.
I’d reckon some of his personality has been formed by being told he couldn’t do something his entire life, he’s proved many those wrong.
I hope he does good work as AOTY.👍

He might be something to do with his buoyant nature. Some people might find it a little contrived. Ironically, the people making their assessments of his floggery are probably doing their best to impress the world with their super coolness.
 

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He might be something to do with his buoyant nature. Some people might find it a little contrived. Ironically, the people making their assessments of his floggery are probably doing their best to impress the world with their super coolness.
A lot of people also aren't huge fans of men who are apparently sleazy and gropey towards women.
 

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All we need is Dylan Allcott to go nuclear at Morrison over the NDIS and we'll have the perfect end to the week.
 

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She did a great job of staying relevant. I don't think she had this much press from January 27th 2021 until now.
 

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