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"Black Hole" Or Not, Labor Simply Can't Manage Money

THE INTERNECINE brawl over whether the ALP has a “black hole” in its policy costings — and if so, how big it is — represents a cynical, over-used (and abused) feature of elections in this country; even so, for all but three of the past 30 years, Labor has never delivered a balanced federal budget: and its record of debt accrual at both state and federal levels is unrivalled. 1,543 more words

Day to Day Politics: Class Warfare? Yes it is. - » The Australian Independent Media Network

Saturday 30 April 2016 In 2013 the then Treasurer Wayne Swan, wrote an essay about the  ever-increasing inequality that had invaded our society. The right-wing Murdoch press immediately attacked his piece as class warfare. 39 more words

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"Let the meaning choose the word and not the other way around" George Orwell

Listening to Stephen Conroy an AM this morning, I reflected how far we’ve come since Kevin Rudd said “….loud and clear that this sort of reckless spending must stop”. 158 more words

Big Labor Spend-Up From Empty Coffers On Gonski, NDIS

JUST IN TIME for an election at which bribes, fear, empty populism and reckless irresponsibility collectively offer its only viable path to victory, Labor has wheeled out a stunning double whammy of almost $100bn in uncosted, unfunded promises and the arrant stupidity of its pious, self-important, utterly useless former Treasurer Wayne Swan to sell them. 2,758 more words

Wayne Swan: Tax avoidance impoverishes us all. Fighting it requires challenging the powerful | Opinion | The Guardian

There must be a debate about the ethics of tax avoidance and evasion. Board members who approve this behaviour should be forced to answer for it… 17 more words


No, Labor Did Not Make "Progress" In Government

RESIGNING her seat ahead of the 2016 election, Anna Burke — in a jab at Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull — cited “progress” made by Labor; Australia is poorer, in more debt, more divided and less civil after the Rudd-Gillard years: issues mishandled, unions put above the national interest, and money flung at whatever might buy votes. 2,531 more words

Perpetuating Uselessness: Chris Bowen Channels Wayne Swan

AS BILL SHORTEN — rattled by Malcolm Turnbull’s ascension — injects panic into his spiteful, deceitful political “narrative,” shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen has opened a new front in Labor’s quest for power, avowing himself “a Keynesian” and eulogising the self-important but essentially useless Wayne Swan. 1,866 more words