Just in case anyone hasn’t noticed, our economy, the former darling of the OECD, is fast becoming a basket case. We are now far from the post-GFC days (2008-2013) when we were the envy of the 34 member OECD world. Back then we avoided a recession because our then Labor government acted quickly and prudently to stimulate the economy.
Articles from The Australian Independent Media Network
Ok, I suppose that you all know that the Australian economy’s in a mess owing to Labor’s profligate spending which led to the GFC and all those unhealthy windfarms driving up the price of gas! So I do see the argument for tax cuts in an attempt to boost spending.
Has Australia ever, so blindly, elected a man so negatively characterless? So ignorant of truth and transparency. So insensitive to those who cannot help themselves. So willing to endorse and foster inequality. So illiterate of technology and science. So oblivious to the needs of women. So indifferent to diplomacy. So inept at policy formation and its implementation. So prone to the language of absurdity. So pugnacious, so confrontationist, so self-righteous, in his attitude toward others.
Earlier todayI was feeling sorry for myself because it was wet and raining and the car was in the street and I wanted to go out but I’d get wet because I don’t have an umbrella. But then I dipped my toe into the media offerings from the ABC and I suddenly grew some perspective and realised there are people worse off than I am. Did anyone else notice this today?
The Greek financial crisis has left the country friendless and defenceless, writes David Giles.
At last, an email from the Labor Party not asking me to sign a petition. Instead, urging me to get directly in touch with the Environment Minister Greg Hunt to voice my disapproval at his government’s wholesale attack on renewables.
I’m happy to do that. This is an important issue to me.
I’d be happier though if tens of thousands of people did it, as unless we make a loud noise we’re simply wasting our time.
This was disappointing but predictable news yesterday:
The Abbott government has opened up another front in its war on renewable energy by pulling the plug on investments in the most common form of alternative energy, rooftop and small-scale solar.
Dear Mr Abbott, you’re not the King. This is not Old England. And it’s definitely not Game of Thrones writes Kate M.
“Heads should roll“ declared Abbott a few weeks back, after the ABC dared to do what every other TV channel was doing by replaying Zaky Mallah’s appearance on Q and A.
“Is it becoming clear yet that the conservative ideology espoused by Abbott and the LNP jeopardises the average Australian family’s way of life?” asks Matt Hurley.
Four young men died ‘under’ the Labor Government’s Home Insulation Program. Events, so tragic and avoidable that our current Prime Minister ordered a Royal Commission into the program within months of taking office.