Author Archives: Judith Sloan

Growing the economy

Bill Shorten is suffering the unicorn disease big-time, he is not even bothering with establishing a plausible segue between points. He is asked a question on the economy, look over there – health and education; He is asked a question … Continue reading

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Is this right? REST does it again.

As we read today about one of the super funds going into life insurance – does this really surprise anyone? – here is a cautionary tale. The retail industry fund – REST – which is controlled by the Shoppies (SDA) … Continue reading

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Defaming drunken sailors

It’s all very well saying that Labor is spending like drunken sailors, but we have made the point before: this defames drunken sailors who are spending their own money. Or to quote George Best: “I spent a lot of money … Continue reading

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Policy to Protect Vulnerable Workers

I was reading this document the other day – it must be from Labor or the Greens. But, no, it is Liberal (Coalition) Policy and it is truly alarming.  Talk about buying into the IR club, refusing to acknowledge the … Continue reading

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Stop the rort: negative gearing with a side of TA

This is a bit rich, surely.  Say you work in the private sector and you have to travel to another city a great deal of the time to work there. You decide to buy a unit because it is more … Continue reading

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Is anyone surprised?

Fairfax thinks it is really smart by undertaking some low level ‘investigative’ journalism to demonstrate that lots of workers are dudded under the McDonald’s Australia Enterprise Agreement compared with the current award.  But anyone can look up the agreement on … Continue reading

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So hard to believe

One of Australia’s leading experts on ethical investing says his experiences with renewable energy have turned him off the industry, comparing the sector to a Wild West populated with crooks and cowboys. Hunter Hall founder Peter Hall has recounted how … Continue reading

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Shorten helps his union mates: the AMA

I can see a very, very big fiscal black hole developing for Labor that will be papered over by completely dodgy 10 year projections that will be lapped up by Fairfaux and ALPBC. But why oh why would they want … Continue reading

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Public servants: loose with the truth

Who would have thought that the report The Settlement Outcomes of New Arrivals would try to put a positive spin on how refugees fare once they arrive in Australia? Take this quote from the Executive Summary of the 2014 report: … Continue reading

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According to Labor’s Advancing Multicultural Australia

Here is a quote from one of Labor’s positive plans: One third of humanitarian entrants speak little or no English, which undermines labour productivity and stymies long-term economic and social opportunities. This is an issue which is only going to worsen … Continue reading

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