Articles from En Passant
The inability of Labor’s Treasury Spokesman, Chris Bowen, to explain how Labor’s new housing “affordability” policies could decrease house prices shows it is not about affordability at all.
Australian (ie ruling class) values? Genocide, war, racism, Islamophobia, xenophobia, running refugee concentration camps, screwing poor people and workers….
I went past my old school today
Saint John Vianney is its name
On that first day
59 years ago,
I ran away
I should have kept going
I remember the beatings, of others mainly
The angry nuns, the shouting
The fear of God,
Beaten in, always beaten in
With stories and the rod
If the aim of federal government policies is to increase affordability without decreasing house prices, then there is only one solution – allowing potential purchasers access to all their savings, including superannuation.
For Trump, Turnbull and others, Assad killing his own people is okay, as long as it’s not with chemical weapons because then it constitutes ‘war crimes’, I write in Independent Australia.
This is a poem/song from my recently published book of poetry Songs for the Band Unformed. I was prompted to post it in response to the Turnbull government winning $24 bn worth of cuts to company tax (with the Government hoping for $26 bn more of cuts) by doing deals with the cross bench of Xenophon and Hanson, among others.