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In Abbott's Australia it's all about protecting those who 'have' and knocking the 'have nots' into the gutter

February 27, 2015 - 00:15 -- Admin

The Daily Telegraph 22 February 2015:A SECRET plan to kick millionaires off the aged pension was shelved by the Abbott Government’s budget razor gang in favour of slashing the indexation of payments for every pensioner in Australia.The Sunday Telegraph can reveal that cabinet’s budget razor gang was asked to consider reforms to slash pension pa

So you think you're hard done by because Abbott & Co told you so?

February 26, 2015 - 00:16 -- Admin

The top 20 per cent of people have five times more income than the bottom 20 per cent, and hold 71 times more wealth. Perhaps the gap between those with the most and those with the least is most starkly highlighted by the fact that the richest seven individuals in Australia hold more wealth than 1.73 million households in the bottom 20 per cent. [The Australia Institute, Income and wealth inequality in Australia, Policy Brief No.

Right-wing attacks on the ABC continue. This time Gerard Henderson's tilt at Media Watch & Professor Chapman backfires spectacularly

February 26, 2015 - 00:15 -- Admin

Weighed under by budget cuts and loss of an international platform the Australian Broadcasting Commission, everybody's Aunty, must wonder when Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's flying monkeys will cease their attacks on its integrity.Fortunately some of those who become collateral damage in t

Santos' Gladstone LNG expansion proposal involves significant scientific uncertainties according to Federal Government's Independent Expert Scientific Committee

February 25, 2015 - 00:16 -- Admin

The industrialisation of rural and regional landscapes continue with Santos planning more than 6,000 water hungry gas wells operating for an estimated 30 years across 10,676 square kilometres in Queensland.The Abbott Government has been in possession of the Independent Expert Scientific Committee’s final report on the Gas Fields Development Project

Metadata Retention: in which the Prime Minister of Australia says any old thing which pops into his head

February 24, 2015 - 00:18 -- Admin

The Sydney Morning Herald on 19 February 2015 reported assertions made by Prime Minister Tony Abbott concerning his government's plan to introduce mass telecommunications and information technology surveillance of the Australian population:The Abbott government's controversial data retention scheme will cost an estimated $300 million to set up, with tel