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How rent assistance indirectly gives $12+ billion to property investors

December 20, 2018 - 16:43 -- Admin

By Nick Chugg  The negative gearing and rental assistance scam! Another failure of government logic, from both the LNP and Labor. If you are a mortgagee and trying to pay off your homes mortgage you do not get rent assistance from the government. Which generally means that if you are a homeowner with a mortgage,…

The Banality of Evil

December 19, 2018 - 17:56 -- Admin

By John Haly  When we contemplate great evil, who comes to mind? Genghis Khan, Vlad the Impaler, Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Pol Pot, Alexander the Great, Attila the Hun, Idi Amin, Kim Il Sung, Josef Mengele, Saddam Hussein, Emperor Nero and so on? Too easy. The reasons are apparent, the history unrefuted and the weight…

No longer “suitable to terrain”

December 19, 2018 - 15:05 -- Admin

Poor Geoffery Rush … Poor Andrew Broad … and all those other damned and condemned poor bastard hetero’ males who were mesmerised beyond capacity for self-control by that demon of delight, that goddess of goodness; the female of the species … poor me … We are just no longer “suitable to terrain” vehicles driven wildly…

The legacy of the ATM government – we now know what misandrist means

December 19, 2018 - 13:14 -- Admin

As the Coalition government draws inexorably closer to an election wipeout, what do we remember from their time in government?  What have they achieved? They will tell us that the economy is in great shape.  Well bully for ‘the economy’. Meanwhile… There are 3.05 million people living in poverty, including 739,000 children. Homelessness increased by…

Fair Share Economics Versus the Galloping Opportunism of the Mid-Year Economic and Financial Outlook (MYEFO)

December 18, 2018 - 18:32 -- Admin

By Denis Bright  Paul Keating assisted with the launch of Fair Share: Competing Claims and Australia’s Economic Future by Professor Stephen Bell from UQ’s School of Political Science and International Studies and Dr Michael Keating AC, former Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (1991-96). The authors are long-standing advocates of more inclusive…

Tumblr and the Cult of the Safe

December 18, 2018 - 16:46 -- Admin

Be aware of the titty. Or pudenda. Or anything else suggesting a copulative angle familiar to most adults with a decent constituency of desire. The world of Tumblr, home of the expressive identity and sexual subculture, has shrunk before the pressings of those averse to the flesh, and much more besides.  The theocrats around the…

Why is there still so much anger?

December 18, 2018 - 10:30 -- Admin

By Ad astra  As we enter the Festive Season, we reflect on the year past and the one ahead. It’s a time when Christians celebrate Christmas and other special days, Jewish folk enjoy Hanukkah, Mexicans celebrate the Fiesta of our Lady of Guadalupe, and Swedes celebrate St Lucia Day. The New Year is ushered in…