Articles from En Passant
The rich run society in the interest of profit—and we can’t vote them out come July, explains James Supple in socialist magazine Solidarity. He starts off by saying:
Duncan Storrar asked a question on Q&A on Monday night and then made a comment that, with blinding clarity, highlighted the unfairness of the Budget and the wealth shifting agenda of the ruling class.
Protesters in Melbourne have occupied Immigration and have called for civil disobedience to be our watchword and way forward.
Here is how Melissa Davey reported in the Guardian on the reasons for occupation of over 100 protesters in The Guardian:
When the rest of the world’s leaders moved swiftly to condemn the tax rorts exposed in the Panama Papers, our Prime Minister was curiously silent. Today, we learn that he was one of those named. John Passant in Independent Australia questions just how serious Malcolm Turnbull is on cracking down on tax avoidance.
The latest article in socialist magazine Solidarity starts off:
‘Turnbull has delivered a budget for business and the rich. Its centrepiece is handouts to business and high income earners. Most workers get nothing, except the impact of further cuts to services.
Jobs and growth eh? That must be why the Budget papers say GDP growth this financial year will be just 2.5% and the same next financial year.
CPI will be just 1.25% this financial year and 2% next year.
Budget 2016: Robbing the poor to pay the rich
I acknowledge and celebrate the First Australians on whose traditional lands we meet, and pay my respect to the elders of the Ngunnawal people past and present.
Robbing the poor to give to the rich: What the budget means for students, workers and others