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A super way into property ownership?

April 13, 2017 - 10:00 -- Admin

By Peter Hunt Using superannuation savings to provide the deposit as a means of entering the housing market appeared to have been put back into its box but seems to have escaped again, with the likes of Scott Morrison spruiking the idea. As someone who recently joined the ranks of the self-funded retirees, believe me,…

Fonex, One Nation, The Australian Newspaper and Other Absurdities.

April 12, 2017 - 12:12 -- Admin

Owar guvenment iz torking to Britush pollytishun and skools minista, Nick Gibb, about fonnex. Apearently, in Britun, kids ar givun a test on may dup werds to see wich of them dozent undastand fonnex… Ok, I’ll stop now. But I’d just like to make two points before I leave the absurdity of Australia buying this…

HSR could be a game changer

April 12, 2017 - 11:45 -- Admin

Once again, we find our Prime Minister arguing the case for something he thinks is a “thoroughly bad idea.” In an address to the Brisbane Club in March 2015, Malcolm Turnbull condemned Joe Hockey’s proposal that first-home buyers be able to dip into their superannuation. “My own view is that would be a thoroughly bad…

Hey, it´s not Taxpayers’ Money!

April 12, 2017 - 09:28 -- Admin

By Ric Testori How often do we hear how taxpayers are funding something or other? In most cases, when it´s put like this, we can assume that our money is being wasted on something, like politician’s travel rorts. And we hate our money to be wasted, don´t we! So statements like these can usually be…

Are We Going To Underwrite Adani – Since When Did We Become Socialist?

April 11, 2017 - 17:04 -- Admin

Ok, I was going to write about Trump’s attack on Syria and my confusion that some of the same people who were worried that Trump would react emotionally and attack another country are now applauding his actions because he reacted emotionally to the footage of the gas attack. And then I realised that I’d have…

Accidental Overeating is SO Easy

April 10, 2017 - 15:38 -- Admin

Today I learnt a valuable lesson about overeating. It is definitely a lesson I should NOT have had to learn (as in, I should already know better), but I’m very glad I did. I had been at St. Vincent’s Hospital this morning for part of a pain management assessment. On the way home I stopped…

What’s up, GetUp?

April 10, 2017 - 13:47 -- Admin

By Ric Testori With the Australian Federal Budget coming in a month or so, what can we expect from our government and opposition parties which are both fully committed to the false neo-liberal concepts of fighting budget deficits and accepting unnecessarily high levels of unemployment/underemployment? My answer is “Not much”. At the same time, I…

Vale John Clarke

April 10, 2017 - 11:09 -- Admin

John Clarke, comedian and satirist, has died suddenly. From Fred Dagg to Farnarkling to his recent Clarke and Dawe interviews, Clarke has always helped us see the absurdity of politics and kept us laughing. His wit and intelligence will be sorely missed. As this flashback to 2007 shows, he had the capacity to remind us…