Australian Politics, Mark III

They do so much…

Thoughts and prayers for Barnaby having to survive on $200K a year.

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Got to have some empathy for him supporting two families, it’s not like that was his choice, oh hang on…

Its always the economy.

For those a little spooked by just the little housing cold here.

All good things come to an end, and if there is one country who when they have a cold… Gets everyone else sick.

He could get an Indue card if he can’t handle his finances.

Two wives and five kids to support on a backbencher’s salary.

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For the time being, it’s tactics, which might raise to strategy. Small targets. Between Wong and Burke ( who did a Keating style performance on Angus Taylor in the House) Taylor is wounded on grass gate, Watergate is next.
They are avoiding asking the PM questions, gives him no room for his quotable quotes of meaningless Trump style headlines. When the PM criticises those in favour of Newstart increases as engaging in funding empathy and when Barnaby and a few others on his side are raising questions, smacks of disunity.

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Unfunded empathy is the Pentecostal way - God will save you if you have the cash.

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now they want to take back our super increases. ‘Lots of businesses are struggling…’

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Maybe their business models are ■■■■.

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What about Dutton’s people facilitating access for high rollers coming in on private jets so they can engage in money laundering at Crown. That’s Homeland Security for you, just giving a helping hand to Crown and its Directors.

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Just a distraction for the Libs trying to take your superannuation and give it to tour boss.

why? the economy is fantastic, the LNP are astute economic managers

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Because, apparently as they get out and talk to business owners, they’re struggling…probably having dinner with George Colombaris!!!

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great to see labor squib again.

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Labor get a lot of criticism, but credit where its due. This was not reported in the MSM of course but worth posting here.

For ages now the Prime Minister has been chanting an absurd refrain directed at Labor: “Whose side are they on?” After Question Time finished on Thursday, Anthony Albanese stood up and took the question head on. He explained the PM’s question was all about pitting Australians against each other, and that’s not who we are. Part of his speech:

“We’re on the side of unity, not division. We’re on the side of equality, not inequality. We’re on the side of political conviction, not political expediency. We understand that we need to promote what we are for, not just what we are against, unlike those opposite. We understand that we want an economy that works for people, not people who work for the economy. We understand aspiration, but we understand that that’s not just about individuals. That is about the better life that working Australians want for their family, neighbours, community and country. We support those who are struggling and who need a helping hand”.

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I’m sorry @Albert_Thurgood but until the ALP completely rejects the current neoliberal orthodoxy which has been screwing workers and the middle class for the last 3 decades then they will never be an effective opposition.

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Memo to Scomo and Albo ’
Not so easy to be aspirational if you are on the breadline.
Sure, free courses help. But, if eligibility depends on recognition of Year 12 Certificates, or, $300 to a private provider to pass an English language test (pass certificate only valid for 2 years); plus around $1k for books etc ); course full time for 2 years, with obligatory 15 week placements ( when you cannot get paid employment); how are you going to pay the rent and utilities, car maintenance and fuel, rego, phones (all essentials):; Centrelink assistance is not enough.

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And never win Government again.

So, same as now then?

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