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And this guy’s the Assistant Treasurer?

February 3, 2019 - 13:00 -- Admin

When David Speers asked federal member for Fadden, Sturt Robert, about Scott Morrison’s jobs promise, Robert replied they would be full-time jobs just like the million that Tony created. This, of course, is rubbish. When pressed about it, he dithered around finally saying “We’ll see what the economy throws up”. Exactly.  Unless the government starts…

Sigh…not the “great big new tax” line again

February 2, 2019 - 13:40 -- Admin

The same old dog-eared Liberal Party playbook has been dragged out again with Liberal Party federal director Andrew Hirst warning voters about Labor’s “great big new tax on ­retirement savings”. ProMo has embraced the talking points, accusing Labor of wanting to “take to hardworking retirees who’ve done nothing more than do the right thing and…

Good Guys, Bad Guys, Scott Morrison And Why Liberals Seem To Be Backing Failure!

February 2, 2019 - 10:04 -- Admin

Ok, I’d like to start with a little fiction: It’s noticed that a number of young people are getting into trouble after consuming alcohol. The city council announces that there’s no real problem; there’s always been underage drinkers and we can leave it to the police to deal with. However, after a lot of public…

The LNP can’t see the difference

February 1, 2019 - 14:00 -- Admin

By Jim McIntosh “Asked about Ms Banks’ complaints of bullying, Senator Hume said: ‘I – like the Liberal Party, like the voters of Chisholm – invested a lot in Julia. And she has betrayed all of us.’ ” (SMH, 31/01/2019) Which is pretty cute, coming from the first government in this country’s history to have…

Scott has a new pamphlet

February 1, 2019 - 11:26 -- Admin

As Coalition politicians flood the airwaves holding up Scott’s new pamphlet like kindergarteners proudly displaying a participation certificate, all I can think of is how much did it, and the roadshow to sell it, cost. Seriously guys, another glossy brochure? Scott earnestly tells us how concerned he is about our kids. “Half of all Australians…

If Labor Are Elected, There’s A Very Real Risk That Australia Will Tumble Into A Recession!

January 31, 2019 - 16:02 -- Admin

A few days again our PM, Scott Moribund, warned that there was a real risk of a recession in Australia under a Labor government. Well, given the polls and the state of the world economy, one would have to say that he’s right. I mean, he didn’t say that Australia wouldn’t end up in a…

Josh Frydenberg is “proud” of failure

January 31, 2019 - 15:06 -- Admin

In the face of a challenge from Oliver Yates, Josh Frydenberg has defended the Coalition’s record on climate change action. Well he tried to….with a load of rubbish. “The Coalition takes very seriously our international and domestic responsibilities and obligations to reduce emissions.” Oh really? The Coalition’s Monash Forum has called for us to pull out of…

“Instagram Helped Kill My Daughter”: Censorship Tendencies in Social Media

January 30, 2019 - 07:56 -- Admin

It is all a rather sorry tale. Molly Russell, another teenager gorged on social media content, sharing and darkly revelling, took her own life in 2017 supposedly after viewing what the BBC described as “disturbing content about suicide on social media.” Causation is presumed, and the platform hosting the content is saddled with blame. Molly’s…