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The Hollow Man

May 26, 2020 - 04:11 -- Admin

We have a Prime Minister who has no idea how to lead. In campaigning for the last election – It feels like eons ago, but it was just over a year! – Scott Morrison was here, there and everywhere. Seldom did he have other Ministers with him – he was the genuine one-man band. He…

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Budget Cockups in the Time of Coronavirus: Reporting Errors and Australia’s JobKeeper Scheme

May 24, 2020 - 15:45 -- Admin

Hell has, in its raging fires, ringside seats for those who like their spreadsheets. The seating, already peopled by those from human resources, white collar criminals and accountants, becomes toastier for those who make errors with those spreadsheets. Even in their self-celebrated expertise, blunders will happen. Few errors are as magisterial as that of the…

Not so Covid Safe

May 24, 2020 - 13:36 -- Admin

By John Haly   The CovidSafe app has triggered innumerable privacy and security concerns amidst the public, who are already deeply suspicious of a government that has eroded public trust. Amongst recent instances of the diminishment of our trust are: accusing arsonists of being responsible for the Summer fires, much pork barrelling in coalition seats (including but not restricted to the Sports-Rorts), the draining of Australian…

Climate change and managing the economy

May 23, 2020 - 14:00 -- Admin

When so many in business started stressing the need for the government to tackle the COVID-19 recovery and action on climate change, simultaneously, I foolishly let my hopes rise that the government might, for once, recognise that planning for the future took priority over courting favours from the fossil fuel industry. Silly me! Clearly the…

Frydenberg: Best Economic Manager Ever Improves Budget By $60 Billion Overnight!

May 23, 2020 - 12:11 -- Admin

It’s been quite a week for the Coalition government what with China calling us a joke after cancelling some of our exports, Peter “He Who Must Not Be Named” Dutton calling for the opening of borders, and Stuart Robert trying to shut down the Abbotsford Centrelink office. In the case of the Centrelink office, it…