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What Budget Crisis?

Joe Hockey and the Abbott Government of Australia have made a lot of noise before during and after the last election about Australia’s ‘budget emergency’. 334 more words


Why The "Low Income Superannuation Scheme" Must Be Scrapped

AS MACHINATIONS over the Abbott government’s budget continue, The Guardian is reporting the Nationals and Clive Palmer’s party are being lobbied to spare the Low Income Super Contribution (LISC) from the axe; at a cost of $3.8bn and completely unfunded, this was a Labor election bribe that the Commonwealth can’t afford. 1,326 more words

Honestly, Labor-bashers, Face the Facts!

This reader’s letter to the Canberra Times really got my goat. OK, so I’m a Laborite and so my hackles rise whenever I read criticisms of my party. 676 more words


Swan: "trash talking of our economy is ideological- is damaging to Australia's international standing

Wayne Swan correctly pointed out in the Federation Chamber last night that the trash talking of our economy is ideological. He continued with point that the claim that Australia is in an economic mess and that we have a serious debt and deficit issues is damaging to Australia’s international standing. 275 more words

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