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striking welfare

April 24, 2014 - 12:27 -- Admin

It is pretty clear that the Abbott Government's politics of austerity--known as fixing the budget in order to fix the economy --- is going to target welfare, especially the aged pension, whilst leaving the Coalition’s generous expansion of the paid parental leave scheme

flying high

April 16, 2014 - 12:00 -- Admin

ICAC's inquiry into the corruption in the NSW political system, which effectively destroyed the NSW Labor Party, is now focused on the NSW Liberal Party. It is examining the influence of lobbyists in the NSW Liberal Party, political donations, corruption, and special deals for mates in the face of the politician's memory loss akin to amnesia.

getting mauled

April 7, 2014 - 09:42 -- Admin

As expected the Palmer United Party is in the box seat in the new Senate and the ALP was mauled. Whilst Clive Palmer has been able used his wealth to buy enough political influence to force the Abbott Government to negotiate with him over their legislation for the next three years, the ALP continues to self-destruct.

it's a no brainer

April 5, 2014 - 17:09 -- Admin

Though the effects of climate change are beginning to take hold the economic and political forces arrayed against dealing with climate change are very more powerful. Ours is a civilization built on the continuing use of energy that fossil fuels provide; on cheap, accessible carbon-based fuels, notably oil, coal, and natural gas, that cause greenhouse gas emissions.

drifting along

April 3, 2014 - 08:27 -- Admin

Martin Parkinson, the Secretary of the Treasury, delivers a speech to the Sydney Institute that warns that there would be no return to budget surplus in a decade without increasing indirect taxation.