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Libs Better Off In Opposition Than Minority Government

AS FALLOUT from Saturday’s election continues — and with counting set to resume — the prospect the Coalition will lose its majority in the House of Representatives is growing; with an even less hospitable Senate than the one dissolved before the election, a leader whose authority has been obliterated, and considering history, the Liberal Party would be better served going into opposition than trying to survive the quagmire of minority government. 2,593 more words

Class War? Enter Wayne Swan, Shorten's Ancient, Ugly, Trusty Crony

LABOR’S UGLY crusade against success and enterprise took an equally ugly turn on Tuesday, as ex-Treasurer and self-important toad Wayne Swan entered the mix; Swan’s — like the “ancient, ugly, trusty crony” in Burns’ … 2,089 more words

"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

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