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Good Government Starts Today … Or Tomorrow, But We’re Definitely Committed To It!

February 14, 2015 - 10:04 -- Admin

There’s an old cartoon where the couple in a car are speeding down the highway while there’s hundreds of cars stuck in traffic in a lane beside it. The wife says, “Look at the sign – we’re going the wrong way!” To which the husband replies, “Who cares, we’re making great time.”

Every few days someone in the current Abbott Government makes me remember that cartoon.

If you want this choice position…

February 13, 2015 - 23:53 -- Admin

Conventional wisdom would have us believe that we will be governed either by the Labor Party or by the Liberal Party in coalition with several minor parties.

Whilst I know this is probably true, I feel a bit like Jane and Michael Banks from Mary Poppins.

Our father is fixated on money transactions and is completely at the mercy of the owners of the company.  He has no time for us in his never-ending pursuit of profit for his employers.

A bombshell hits some Job Networks

February 13, 2015 - 19:00 -- Admin

Keith Davis unashamedly admits he is unemployed and poor; a station in life that requires him to turn up fortnightly to his Job Network provider and meet his Mutual Obligation to the Commonwealth. Keith shares his story, his struggles, and the shock our government has in store for him in the future, and the tens of thousands of fellow Australians like him.

Each and every fortnight for the last year I have done the right turning up thing.

Good Government. Abbott Style

February 13, 2015 - 11:22 -- Admin

After surviving what he describes as a near death experience on Monday, Tony Abbott with feigned penitential self-indulgence, declared that Tuesday 10 February was the beginning of good government. With tempestuous dexterity he decided that all the previous ideological wrong he had committed on the Australian people would be overlooked. A new start would take place the following morning.

You should be ashamed of yourself

February 13, 2015 - 10:26 -- Admin

Mr Abbott’s virulent attack against Gillian Triggs and the Human Rights Commission clearly demonstrates the type of person ‘we have elected’ to lead our country – a heartless narcissistic charlatan who thinks governing means having your photo taken and who will personally attack anyone who dares to criticise his approach regardless of what the facts show.

Behind the shelter sheds with Tony Abbott doing adult things like saying ‘Holocaust’

February 12, 2015 - 18:39 -- Admin

From my younger days, I have this memory of someone pushing me. They were heavier and there was no way I was going to win a contest of strength, so I did the only thing I could think of: I moved back faster than they were moving forward and did a neat little side-step. With nothing to push against, they fell flat on their face.