A report released today by one of the country’s leading economic modelling centres has warned the growth in living standards will dramatically slow over the next decade — and more worryingly, actually decline for some of the country’s most disadvantaged groups.
Source: The thoroughly humiliating and extremely satisfying demise of Tony Abbott | First Dog on the Moon | Comment is free | The Guardian
“Good Morning, Mr Abbott, thanks for joining us.” “Is the mike on?” “Yes, the interview’s started.” “And you’ll tell me when it’s off?” “Just presume that it’s on all the time. Now how are you feeling about your prospects in Canning.
One of the youngest refugees on Manus Island – erroneously sent to the adult-only detention centre when he was still a child – has been assaulted by a guard at his detention centre and, when injured, was forced to borrow and buy his own pain medication.
Changes to Australia’s working holiday visa scheme by the Abbott Government may see the end of WWOOF program — a lifeline to struggling farmers. Sophie Love, says not only will farmers be denied a helping hand but students on visas will lose what has been a valuable life-changing experience.
Queensland MP George Christensen, federal member for Dawson, is a moron.In a week when Australians were debating a serious humanitarian question about how many Syrian refugees we ought to re-settle here, Mr Christensen thought it would make great politics to link the issue of asylum seekers to the domestic squabble … Continue reading
A Federal Circuit Court judge from one of Australia’s most famous legal families has been accused of apprehended bias after he rejected more than 250 appeals in migration cases in six months.
What sort of democracy do we have when donors with deep pockets determine policy outcomes? Is it right that the most powerful segments of society benefit against the interests of ALL Australians, asks Ian Bersten. THE GREEKS introduced the idea of democracy, which broadly means rule by the people. Most … Continue reading
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Source: First Dog on refugees: let them all come | Comment is free | The Guardian