According to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade the Chinese-Australia fair trade agreement will “provide greater flexibilities for companies to respond to unique economic and labour market challenges”. But what does this mean for Australian jobs, asks Mel Mac.
Articles from The Australian Independent Media Network
Now, I know that some of you have trouble understanding basic economics. That’s because you’re all Labor supporters. Or even worse, you’re one of those environmentalists who are sabotaging the coal industry by using the courts to stop the Envrionment Minister from ignoring the law.
Above is a photo of some place in Greenland. The unknown place looks a lot more hospitable than most of the photos I’ve seen of Greenland.
Greenland offers up a cold, icy, unwelcoming landscape. And this is the evidence, apparently, that the world is cooling – not heating.
Some climate change denialists are really stupid. The voice behind the logic that gives us Greenland as the best evidence that the world is cooling belongs to one of them.
Author’s note: I received a request from a lady on Facebook to post an open letter she wrote to the Treasurer.
With the cross-party bill on marriage equality likely to be introduced next week, debate is hotting up.
In defending a $5000 cost for Christopher Pyne and three of his family members to fly to Sydney from Adelaide over the Christmas/New Year period, a spokesperson explained that Pyne did engage in work activities and he and his family had never seen the Sydney New Year’s Eve fireworks.
I saw this comment on Facebook that struck a chord with me and was too good not to share:
“Joe Hockey wants us to work until we’re 70, but he could retire tomorrow and start getting his parliamentary pension straight away. Wouldn’t it be good if retired parliamentarians had to wait until they too are 70 before they starting receiving their pensions?”
What a great idea.
Why shouldn’t retired politicians be made to wait too?
Look around you.
Direct your gaze over towards the low hill of politicking and gamesmanship and tell me what you see.
I’ll tell you what I see.
As alchemist Abbott tries to turn coal into gold and professor Pyne pushes phonics, our children’s future is being placed in jeopardy.
A recent report from chief scientist Ian Chubb stated that 75 per cent of the fastest growing occupations required science, technology, engineering or mathematics skills and knowledge yet there has been a continuing decline in the percentage of year 12 science and maths students over the past two decades.
What do the Pope, George Pell, George Brandis, Tony Abbott and climate change have in common? Quite a lot, suggests Vanessa Kairies.