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Welcome to the new economy: Brought to you by the Coalition Government

October 16, 2017 - 08:00 -- Admin

By Terence Mills Punitive legislation to hobble and ultimately cripple the union movement has been a key strategy of both government and employer groups in recent times, and the fruits of these endeavours are now being harvested in the form of historically low wages growth together with the wholesale stripping of employment benefits that took…

A government not remotely interested in health. Nor human rights.

October 15, 2017 - 21:15 -- Admin

“It is hardly necessary to say that the court is aware of the need to give its answers to these references with or without reasons as soon as possible,” declares High Court Chief Justice Susan Kiefel, Friday. Kiefel is slapping down brash Matt Canavan’s barrister, David Bennett QC, whose client has changed his story several…

What is a worker?

October 15, 2017 - 08:39 -- Admin

Amongst credible economists and political leaders (so, not including Malcolm Turnbull and Scott Morrison), it is universally accepted that Australia, like most other developed economies, has a wealth and income inequality problem. There are books and essays being written and read every minute about why this problem exists, but let me simplify in the words…

Abbott And Bolt Or Why Our Current Energy Crisis Is More Like The Potato Famine!

October 15, 2017 - 08:08 -- Admin

Let’s start with a little quote from Andrew Bolt circa 2009: “What I want is for people, it’s the emperor’s new clothes thing. I want people to see that the emperor has new clothes. If Tim Flannery can go on the ABC TV and say, whoops the theory isn’t working, the world is not warming,…

Letting Craig Kelly dictate energy policy is as stupid as letting Tony Abbott destroy the NBN

October 14, 2017 - 11:08 -- Admin

The head of the misnamed Coalition backbench environment committee, Craig Kelly, has been all over the media with ever more strident calls to stop all subsidies to renewable energy. His argument, which has been adopted by that jellyfish Frydenberg, is that, if renewables are cheaper then they don’t need subsidies. On June 25, Mr Kelly…

The Corporatization of Women

October 13, 2017 - 19:20 -- Admin

Before I go here, let us agree to lay our weapons at the door and seat ourselves quietly and not interrupt until the speaker is done … agreed? Right … let me make an observation about the outrage and disgust concerning certain male behaviour, not naming those individuals accused, for they have to answer for…

The bottom of the barrel

October 13, 2017 - 10:17 -- Admin

By Christian Marx Once again Murdoch attack dog, Rita Panahi has outdone herself with her article (pay-walled) on Harvey Weinstein. Weinstien is at the centre of a series of sex scandals and has been sacked from his own company. While Weinstein should be rightly condemned for his actions, it is the extreme partisan nonsense coming…