Joe Hockey went into the 2013 election complaining about Australia’s level of debt.
A guest post by John Kelly
MYEFO looms. December post for The King’s Tribune.Filed under: Politics Tagged: Budget, Joe Hockey, Kings Tribune, MYEFO
Wobbling trainer wheels, name-calling, and testing the limits of the yard duty teacher were all on show for the first working day of the new parliament, ending with a spectacular dummy spit – and tears – later in the day.
Federal Treasure Joe Hockey addressed reporters today saying the newly discovered $3 billion budget hole had been filled, but nobody should ask how.
The West Australian has a scoop today on one possible policy that could emerge from the new Government’s Commission of Audit:
The university education debt of millions of Australians could be sold off under a proposal to be examined by Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s inquiry into the state of the nation’s finances.
Obviously, there is a sense in which all elections are a game of ‘compare and contrast’. That’s the nature of the beast – we compare and contrast policies and performances, both past and present. We compare ideologies, winners and losers, promises, etc. We compare pots and kettles when we hear the pot calling the kettle black. And we compare apples and oranges – at our peril, because we are woolly thinkers, and, usually, we make a hash of it.