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Well former Treasurer Joe Hockey

Well former Treasurer Joe Hockey has been overseas and has not seen the product of his ideology when he dared Australian vehicle manufacturers to leave Australia in 2014. His ideology could not stomach the public/private nature of the car industry, everything for Joe had to be private or not at all. He has paid the price for his mistake being shipped off to the United States as Australian ambassador, having to listen to that annoying yankee drawl and twang all day everyday.

Sadly we have now lost thousands of jobs, and the skills associated with them at a time when Roy Morgan Research puts “real” unemployment at more than 10% despite the underfunded ABS figure of 5.5% which has now become redundant, the Australian community knows how tough it is to get a job these days.

Our economy is faltering; unemployment is rife accompanied by over one million plus underemployed people who cannot gain enough hours to support themselves, which adds up to a lot of hidden misery and poverty that the average Aussie does not see. This country has been bleed dry by this LNP govt with working people getting the worst deal in history under this federal government, something needs to change, and quickly or there will be a revolt in this country.

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Martin Luther King 21.10.17

Martin Luther King once said “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” and how true that is. The injustice associated with politicians and the Adani project and allegations made by Change.org petition that follows:https://www.change.org/p/billionaire-adani-doesn-t-need-townsville-ratepayers-gift-council-must-say-no/psf/share?source_location=combo_psf&psf_variant=combo&share=1&autoshare=1 This is a job for the Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission, if ever there were allegation of corruption that Change.org petition should raise the ire of the CCC to investigate all Councillors and all State members who have been involved in discussions. This raises the ire of the public who will now say “they are all the same” on the take. Any of those people found to been bribed by Mr. Adani need to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

Australia today has in excess of..

Australia today has in excess of 1.1 million people unemployed and a further 1.2 million underemployed as private survey company Roy Morgan Research corporation has noted, which in reality means a great deal of poverty exists within Australia.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics unemployment figure has become redundant as it leaves out a huge amount of unemployed people, and the federal government have just ignored around half of the real unemployed.

Poverty is rife in Australia yet the LNP don’t even display the morality of a rodent, toward it, self-interest is their major policy as can be seen with their current energy policy, the coal industry donate to the LNP and so the they look after their mates in the coal industry. This is not acceptable to the majority of Australians who want Australia to convert to renewable energy ASAP.

Those of us in northern Australia don’t want to see the frequency and strength of Cat 5 cyclones, as for us it can mean the difference between life and death.

Regards,

What is a worker?

Queen Victoria

Amongst credible economists and political leaders (so, not including Malcolm Turnbull and Scott Morrison), it is universally accepted that Australia, like most other developed economies, has a wealth and income inequality problem. There are books and essays being written and read every minute about why this problem exists, but let me simplify in the words of a writer, not an economist: the people who own the capital (the business owners, shareholders and executives) are keeping profit from their investments for themselves, rather than dividing it amongst the people whose labour contributed to the return. This behaviour explains why company profits were up 40% to March this year, yet wages were only up 0.9%.

Before I go on, just a quick word about the behaviour that led to this outcome. You will often hear company executives and business journalists using passive language when talking about company profits and the way they…

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Right Wingers Playing the Victim

Queen Victoria

To be a right winger these days, you have to be good at playing the victim. Victim-playing defines the behaviour of right wingers from the Prime Minister and his in-fighting colleagues, throughout the right-wing business world, all the way down to the rank and file right-wing-trolls on social media. This is not just an Australian right-winger thing – but rather a worldwide movement. Play the victim. Take responsibility for nothing. Zero self-awareness. Here are some examples:

Men’s rights activists. I’ve watched The Red Pill. The men in this documentary claim that men are victims of society, more so than women. They provide evidence for these claims that include that men undertake more dangerous professions, and when there is a plane crash, women and children get saved ahead of men. They say this is evidence of society treating men as dispensable, a form of discrimination against poor, weak, underprivileged men. These…

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Let him eat cake: Abbott & marriage equality.

a PICTURE TELLS A THOUSAND WORDS:

No Place For Sheep

Tony Abbott marries himself. Mural by Australian artist Scott Marsh.

In the first paragraph of his opinion piece in The Age today, former Prime Minister Tony Abbott encapsulates the condescension and toleration typical of many on the No side of the marriage equality debate thus:

Like most, I have tried to be there for friends and family who are gay. They are good people who deserve our love, respect and inclusion but that doesn’t mean that we can’t continue to reserve the term “marriage” for the relationship of one man with one woman, ideally for life and usually dedicated to children.

(Note: in almost every statement you can think of, whatever comes after a “but” negates wholly or in part what precedes it).

“They” are good people who deserve inclusion, however “they” do not deserve that ultimate straight privilege: marriage. And why don’t “they” deserve it? Because they are not…

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According to respected private research company

According to respected private research company Roy Morgan Research “real” unemployment in August is up to double figures at 10.2% with 1.324 million Australians (10.2% of the workforce) and 1.241 million people are underemployed up 2.4% on last year. While the Abbott/Turnbull government is hiding behind the ABS figure which suffers from government is underfunding and possibly government meddling to read 5.6% unemployed. Australians have over the years learnt to know government BS when they hear it, and they know how difficult it is to find a job and the ABS figure does not ring true with what they see and hear in the community.

The total according to Roy Morgan Research in August was 2.565 Australians either unemployed or underemployed which a whopping 19.7% of the workforce is. This is a shameful mismanagement of our economy. Malcolm Turnbull promised a new type of management when he rolled Tony Abbott but it seems nothing has changed, and Mr Turnbull has been a frightful failure. Roll on the next election; we simply can’t take much more of this incompetence.

I cannot recall

I cannot recall a time when federal government was in a worst position in this country; the coalition seems to be falling apart at the seams. We have seen an internal civil war between the extremist right wing faction of the Liberal Party v the moderate faction of the party which has been in existence since Abbott was knifed by Turnbull. The extremists seemingly holding sway by introducing the harshest policies ever seen in Australia on the poorest Australians.

This federal LNP government’s policies have forced in excess of three million Australians to survive living below the poverty line because there are far too many people and far too few jobs for these people. Apparently, between 2011-2016 we accepted 1.3 million immigrants which have further exacerbated the situation, and still no jobs policy except drug testing, from the LNP.

This country is in a terrible state, we have politicians making laws who may well be ineligible to make those laws, which would make every law the LNP have made, invalid since the Turnbull government was elected. These people have always considered that laws were made for others, not themselves. When the High Court returns their verdict on the Deputy Prime Minister and a by-election is called, only then will we see justice.

Marriage Equality Campaign Battlegrounds

For me it is simple, every Aussie should have equal rights to marry whomever they like.

Queen Victoria

The marriage equality ‘yes’ and ‘no’ camps are establishing their campaign narratives. If the ‘yes’ campaign is to win, it’s important that they understand what the ‘no’ camp is doing, and fight back against their strategy at every opportunity.

No political campaign can offer everything to everyone, so messaging must be targeted towards specific groups at the most relevant times. There are three groups that the ‘yes’ campaign need to be aware of. As per Essential Media’s latest poll, there are the ‘committed yes’ group, which make up 57% of the population. Then there are the ‘committed nos’ at 32%. And the ‘don’t knows’ at 11%.

The ‘yes’ camp has speedily mobilised an impressive grass roots campaign to get voters on the electoral roll. The narrative of this enrol campaign is spot on to encourage those in the ‘committed yes’ group who weren’t previously on the roll, or who…

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We seem to have come to a crisis point

11.08.17

We seem to have come to a crisis point in human history with two madmen in charge of Earth’s future. On one hand we have a maniacal communist dictator and on the other, a man that the majority of 43% of that country’s population voted into power, a conservative capitalist, and as with all conservatives, with willingness for war from the moment he assumed office. Both of these men lead countries with a determination to dominate the other, with scant regard for the hundreds of millions of people that a nuclear war could murder, as long as they get their own way.

Then overnight, our illustrious Prime Minister Turnbull throws his hat in, without being asked or invited, making a statement the equivalent of the Pig Iron Bob Menzies statement in the Second World War “Britain is at war, so Australia is at war” as if the United States of America would somehow require Australia’s assistance to combat North Korea, which would be laughable if not so tragic, both nations being nuclear capable. Sure we could support our ally in principle however we should not supply cannon fodder in Australian lives, as we did in the last world war in an exercise of pandering to the massive Trump ego.

As we stand on the precipice of war, there is no world power that can stop these two ego maniacs; by entering the fray so early Prime Minister Turnbull has made Australia a target for North Korea to up the ante from Guam to Australia and put our population at risk, from the Torres Straight to as far south as Sydney. If we do make it to the next election the Australian people will not thank the current Prime Minister for bringing us into the spotlight so early and putting the people of Northern Australia to Central NSW in harm’s way, especially Townsville, with Australia’s largest Army Barracks and RAAF Base.

Regards,

Shaun Newman

13 Laura Court, Deeragun

Townsville, North Queensland, 4818

Ph: 0747516184

Email – sne35565@westnet.com.au