Joe Sabatini explains the neoliberal mindset behind the UN climate talks in Paris last year–officially called the 21st Congress of the Parties for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, or COP 21–and what the resulting agreement really means for saving the planet, in an article originally written for the January 2016 issue of the revolutionary socialism in the 21st century magazine and published at the r
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Shadow Treasurer, Chris Bowen, says that Labor’s proposals to limit negative gearing to new housing from 1 July 2017 and grandfather existing investment before then are the biggest tax reforms in a decade. This isn’t the case.
I remember when US Supreme Court Justice Scalia spoke at the Australian National University Law School (early 1990s? ) to law school staff (of which I was one) about originalism. This is the idea that the constitution should be interpreted in the context of the time it was introduced.
The decision by staff at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital not to release 12 month old baby Asha back into detention and deportation to the Nauru gulag has rightly inspired many Australians.
It was of course going to be the magic pudding for big business and the States and Territories – an extra $33 billion a year flowing into Commonwealth coffers as a result of increasing the GST from 10% to 15%. There was only one real problem – we punters were opposed to it. So opposed in fact that the popular Turnbull government might if it went to an election with the proposal lose what appears so far to be the unlosable election later this year.