Monthly Archives: August 2015

Why, I ask myself


Why, I ask myself, why would the Productivity Commission want to cut penalty rates from the lowest paid sector of the economy, Retail? Hot on the heels of a woman having to resign because she had expenses of over $811,000 for one year, the Prime Minister reportedly came in at $1.4 mil for the same period, but he is the Prime Minister.
Now the Productivity Commission is saying that little Jimmy working his weekends to bring some extra money into an otherwise low socio-economic home should lose his penalty rates even given the facts that his employer had a great year between June 2014 – June 2015 with coffee shops increasing their income by 4.9 per cent and Australia retailing giants Westfarmers and Woolworths who respectfully own Bunnings and Masters increasing their incomes by 10.4 per cent? Is the Commission saying that these places cannot survive when they have all increased their income over the previous year?
This is beginning to stink of a cunning plan hatched by some extremist right wing mantra and being inflicted upon people who are the lowest paid workers in Australia. It seems that this is just another plot by those who would be king to keep the workers down where they belong, shall we be required to address our bosses as Sir or Madam, next?

Help! Help! Cried Prime Minister Abbott, the peasants are revolting, then of all people Malcolm Turnbull said why don’t we give them a fair go, no way said Tony, let them eat cake, cut their wages, doesn’t matter that they are on the lowest wage possible already, small business must get a fair go!
Then the strangest thing happened, someone produced figures that showed that even the humble coffee sellers businesses increased by 4.9 per cent over the year from June 2014 to June 2015, other businesses like Bunnings sold homewares to the increase of 10.4 per cent and on it went showing absolutely no logical reason except for heavy handedness to cut wages for those supposed struggling small businesses because they were all in fact doing rather well.
So the story closes, with yet another blow being delivered to those who can least afford it, for the benefit of the well to do, perhaps they will change our names from workers to serfs next in order to keep us well and truly in our places. The well to do will have their revenge for old Bronny’s loss of stature.

It would seem that the house

It would seem that the house of cards that this LNP government is built on is about to fall and shatter into a thousand pieces, so many scandals going on it is definitely difficult to keep up with the scuttlebutt surrounding the divisions in the federal LNP. We have Ministers telling the Prime Minister than they would not back the (former) Speaker in a vote of no confidence, we have a Prime Minister that does not possess the ticker to sack her, we have the Trade Minister (Andrew Robb) doing his best to sell Australia out, in the TPP and all the while Hockeynomics is ruining the country with the media saying that Australia is about to lose our AAA credit rating which we achieved for the first time under a Labor government, and the LNP are telling us what superior economic managers they are, goodness gracious me, when will this circus come to an end?
The LNP are taking us backwards with this aversion to renewable energy and complaints about wind turbines, when the windmill has been the foundation of Australian agriculture which is also under fire from these incompetent twerps. The sugar sector it seems as if Barnaby Joyce may be preparing to sell out our sugar producers and what dairy we have left. What a mob, I’ve never seen anything like it in my life, the scandal, the backstabbing, and the government of the country in absolute crisis, for goodness sake Tony Abbott, hold an election so we ordinary Aussies can vote to redress this terrible situation.

Dear Sir

Letter to the Editor
Dear Sir, I have heard that a highly paid temporary job is available in Canberra at the moment. I believe the job will last from 6-9 months. I have also heard that approximately 5-6 names have come forth to claim this prize as it comes with an all-expenses paid component if one chooses to make it so, inter-State and inter-National travel, even short distances can be fun in a helicopter.
What a shame that one must be of the greedy persuasion and not the needy like those poor beggars down at Centrelink who sadly can’t apply for it, because the cash component alone would keep one of those poor wretches going for many, many years.
Shaun Newman