Category Archives: Budget

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

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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

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

He’s Alive!

Paul Keating slams Morrison Government for lack of scrutiny over early release of super.   FOR some time I’ve been concerned about the well-being – and, indeed, whereabouts – of former Treasurer and short-term prime minister Paul Keating. China’s most … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Economics and economy, Superannuation | 22 Comments

How to secure bipartisan funding for your spy agency

Neo-Nazis among Australia’s most challenging security threats, ASIO boss warns. In suburbs around Australia, small cells regularly meet to salute Nazi flags, inspect weapons, train in combat and share their hateful ideology.” – ASIO director general Mike Burgess   But … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, National Security | 74 Comments

Coming soon: deficits to become ‘happiness surpluses’

Labor’s Jim Chalmers backs Jacinda Ardern’s ‘wellbeing budget’ plan. Nobody in his right mind would ever want the government in charge of wellbeing – not even if the relevant Treasurer learned the ropes, as Jim Chalmers did, under an exemplar … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Federal Politics | 14 Comments