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And what if Labor wins?

April 21, 2016 - 21:30 -- Admin

It is possible Labor could win the 2 July election. These are words I never thought I’d write.

A few months ago Labor were dead in the water. Now they have a chance.

The media will put the swing to Labor down to Turnbull’s inaction. I think it is much more than that. It is mainly about class.

A narrow miss today on another Malcolm Turnbull approved unsafe building site

April 20, 2016 - 16:55 -- Admin

The CFMEU shut down this site yesterday. Worksafe allowed it to continue today. Now, the whole thing has collapsed, nearly hitting a lady walking by with her pram, and spewing asbestos dust into the area. There was no water to control dust before the collapse, and there certainly is not now. Have a listen to what CFMEU Vic-Tas secretary John Setka has to say compared with the representative from Sustainable Demolition.

Release your tax returns and other random thoughts on tax

April 12, 2016 - 20:14 -- Admin

If I were Bill Shorten I’d release my tax returns for the last few years and call on Turnbull to do the same.

Malcolm Turnbull is an investor in tax havens and a former merchant banker. That must explain his very strong campaigns against the greed of tax avoiders and the avarice of financial institutions.

The Panama Papers reminded me of something former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young said. “Nothing is illegal if 100 businessmen decide to do it.”