Author Archives: Judith Sloan

Actually, we have the right balance

Here we go again, another piece from Fairfax Media telling people how they should lead their lives. This particular commentator is outraged at the fact that there are not more women with children out there in the full-time workforce paying … Continue reading

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Who is advising Turnbull on industrial relations?

Whoever is advising Turnbull on industrial relations is doing an extremely bad job. That person clearly has no understanding of how the club works and is just digging a bigger hole for the boss when Turnbull cares to ‘seize’ on the … Continue reading

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Oh please … the Swandive had fiscal rules

Let’s face it, Sco-Mo has been singing off key every since the Budget.  OK, before the Budget too.  His enthusiasm for increasing the rate of the GST was  like a toddler seeking a piece of chocolate. But now he has gone … Continue reading

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The super issue overwhelms the government

The fact that the close-to-minority Turnbull government cannot achieve any clear air because of the on-going turmoil over its cack-handed superannuation changes must mean that even some of the know-nothing Coalition members must be wondering what is going on. But it’s … Continue reading

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Looking pretty stupid

You have to laugh.  Outgoing environment minister, Greg Hunt, regards the RET he negotiated as his finest achievement.  Oh please – it is a disaster. I guess what he was saying is that it could have been worse.  Maybe he’s … Continue reading

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Advice from the Guardian: ignore, Josh

This post is to read in combination with the post on Denmark.  You should get a few giggles from this one.  Oh please …. Malcolm Turnbull’s decision to merge the environment and energy portfolios could lead to a breakthrough in … Continue reading

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For Denmark, read South Australia

Denmark has led the charge for renewable energy, but now the green policies have become too expensive. In 2015, Denmark set a new world record by generating the equivalent of 42.1% of the country’s total energy consumption by wind. Denmark … Continue reading

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Anyone for Medicare Gold? What about RSPT?

We all know that Laura Tingle of the Fin regards herself as something of a serious policy wonk.  (Cats: stop that unseemly laughing.) After all, she was fully supportive of Julia Gillard’s masterpiece, Medicare Gold, that involved providing absolutely ‘free’ … Continue reading

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Don’t believe the figures: Morrison on notice

Let’s face it, the government is in a complete pickle about the superannuation changes announced in the Budget.  Frankly, for the ministers who were in on the heist and the bureaucrats/activists, it couldn’t happen to a ‘nicer’ bunch of buffoons. … Continue reading

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Compare and contrast: same government

Tony Abbott, Prime Minister, May 2015 There will be no changes to super, no adverse changes to super in this term of Parliament, and we have no plans to make adverse changes to super in the future. Alex Hawke, Assistant … Continue reading

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