Category Archives: Federal Politics

What about male obstetricians, Annabel? Can they deliver?

Can a Budget shaped by male leaders hope to deliver for women hit hardest by this recession?

Posted in Budget, Economics on the left, Fake News | 48 Comments

White Woman’s Burden

Who will pick our cotton? Who will make our Nikes? Who will drive our cabs? Who will collect our garbage? Who will look after the children? Spot-on analysis as usual from @annabelcrabb Budget 2020 is big, loud and splashy — … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Politics of the Left | 41 Comments

We are a mere $872 billion in debt

Rough and ready that’s about $34,000 each.

Posted in Budget | 56 Comments

The ABC is being cut … well sort of.

This is almost good news. Here is the breakdown of public broadcasting spending from last years budget. As you can see the ABC is just over a billion dollar spend each year. That is broken up into operational spending and … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Shut it down. Fire them all. | 24 Comments

Budget Speech: 2020-21

Mr. Speaker, I move that this Bill now be read a second time. In 2020, Australians have been tested like never before. Flood, drought, fires, and a global pandemic. So many Australians, through no fault of their own, are doing … Continue reading

Posted in Budget | 74 Comments

Budget 20-21 Open Forum

Receipts and spending. So lets zoom into the past decade. The unbroken blue line is Receipts and the unbroken red line is Payments. The dashed blue line is the average receipts over the period 1970 to 2019 and that dashed … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Open Forum | 106 Comments

Fundamentally incorrect government statements

This seems very direct. Lying is native to politics. If you did not realise it before watching the inquiry into Victorian Labor’s disastrous COVID-19 quarantine scheme, you will now. The Victorian government led by Daniel Andrews is so mired in … Continue reading

Posted in Federal Politics, Politics of the Left, State Politics | 18 Comments

How do we come out of this alive?

Taken from JobSeeker, JobKeeper ending will reveal massive recession crisis. The core concept of Jobkeeper was all right, to make sure no one was deprived of the ability to buy because they had lost their income. The data in the … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Federal Politics, Politics | 39 Comments

Millionaires Outraged

Paul Keating and Kevin Rudd unite to pressure Scott Morrison on superannuation guarantee increase.

Posted in Politics, Superannuation | 17 Comments

Albanese hits the phones, marking return of dirty old politics

“Hello, is that Manwell… it’s Anthony Albanese here.” I understand why Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese is now moving to reintroduce himself to Australians after months of polite invisibility – and I respect him for it. I’m never comfortable with politicians … Continue reading

Posted in Federal Politics | 21 Comments