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The Conservatives may have won the election, but what about our future?

October 19, 2019 - 06:00 -- Admin

In my two most recent posts, I have, in “The State of Play” discussed the background or lead into the 2019 election. In the second, “The Bill the Australia despised” I canvassed the comparative campaigns of both major parties. In this one I concentrate on the aftermath of the election and dip into the future…

An Open Letter to Stuart Robert

October 18, 2019 - 17:24 -- Admin

The Hon Stuart Robert MP Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme Minister for Government Services Parliament House CANBERRA ACT 2600 Dear Mr Robert, My name is Elliot Dolan-Evans and I am a voter in Footscray, Melbourne. I am currently completing a PhD at Monash University in political economy and feminist studies, I am a…

Induced amnesia

October 17, 2019 - 20:38 -- Admin

By RosewmaryJ36  Nowadays it seems strange watching TV, film productions and documentaries from more than 30 years ago. Nearly everybody in them seems to be smoking cigarettes! OK, Joe Hockey and Matthias Cormann were caught smoking cigars only a few years back, although that was a drop in the ocean of his stupid behaviour when…

Mental health perfect storm

October 17, 2019 - 18:10 -- Admin

Media release from the Office of the Public Advocate Assaults and violence in Victorian mental health facilities drawn to the attention of Community Visitors have increased by 77 per cent in the last two years. Public Advocate and chair of the Community Visitor boards, Colleen Pearce, said that the figures – 101 in 2017 and…

Can the Federal LNP deliver its Flatter Taxation Scales in a Slowing Economy?

October 17, 2019 - 14:49 -- Admin

By Denis Bright   Just four months out from the federal election, current indicators do suggest that the federal LNP is fumbling the future of the investment sector of the Australian economy to achieve its short-medium term budget projections and to appease the erratic policies of the Trump Administration. The IMF data on economic growth trends…

NDIS red-tape leaves vulnerable Victorians in abusive homes

October 17, 2019 - 13:42 -- Admin

Media release from the Office of the Public Advocate Vulnerable Victorians living in disability accommodation remain in abusive situations for months due to NDIS bureaucracy. This was a key finding the Community Visitors Annual Report, tabled in State Parliament today. Nearly half of all serious incidents in disability group homes reported by the visitors each…

Don’t blame Anangu!

October 16, 2019 - 19:36 -- Admin

By Tjimpuna of the Anangu Mayatja Council of Elders Uluru climb incident yesterday with the 12yo girl her injuries were much worse than what was reported. She lost her grip on the chain and slipped, fell backwards and rolled 5 to 6 times. The result was she broke or dislocated multiple fingers, lost a tooth, suffered…