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Australian Prime Minister and Minister for Women Tony Abbott's double dipping lie is an insult to working women

May 14, 2015 - 00:16 -- Admin

On Mother’s Day 2015 the Abbott Government announced that it would be removing all or part of federal paid parental scheme payments to an estimated 79,000 working women who take maternity leave from 1 July 2016 onwards.Under federal legislation these women had an expectation of receiving up to $11,500 for maternity leave of 18 weeks duration.In the interview with Laurie Oakes the Treasurer Joe Hockey used the word double-

The Australian general public overwhelming rejected a national medical records database but the Abbott Government is still insisting on gathering every piece of medical data on citizens that is available

May 13, 2015 - 00:15 -- Admin

On 10 May 2015 the Australian Minister for Health Sussan Ley freely admitted that two years and ten months after the federal government’s national database of personally controlled health records (PCEHR) opened for business as eHealth less-than one-in-ten Australians have decided to opt-in to this scheme.

Tony Abbott's latest budget pork pie

May 12, 2015 - 00:16 -- Admin

Tens of thousands of wealthier retirees will lose access to the age pension under changes targeting what Prime Minister Tony Abbott has described as "liquid assets millionaires".Excuse me?Every single one of these people receiving a part aged pension will continue to do so – it will just not be in the form of cash into their bank accounts.Under Abbott’s sleight-of-hand the announced