Written by: John Lord MY TOP 30 POLITICAL THOUGHTS FOR 2014 Author’s note: On Facebook, I post on a daily basis continuous political commentary. Here is a selection. Please vote for one of the following or nominate your own: 1 Scott Morrison has been promoted to Social Services Minister. Start … Continue reading
Written by: Trish Corry Kevin Andrews has announced that anyone seeking to access the disability support pension, will now be required to see an independent doctor prescribed by the Government, and recommendations from family doctors will no longer be allowed to assess people for the disability pension.The LNP has effectively … Continue reading
As Scott Morrison prepared to step in as Social Services Minister, his new department was contacting housing advocacy groups and other community services providers on Monday to inform them their funding had been cut and contracts with the Commonwealth would be discontinued. Social Services posted letters responding to requests for … Continue reading
The reshuffle – cartoon | Comment is free | The Guardian.
By Jennifer Brassel Under the Abbott government, Australia is now a cruel, mercenary and pessimistic country. Author Jennifer Brassel reflects on the battered psyche of the once ‘Lucky Country’ and urges us all to embrace the true ‘spirit of Christmas’.
The head of the Australian Tax Office, Chris Jordan, has described a tax lurk for multinational companies that is being retained by the Abbott government as having been “abused” by foreign corporations at a cost of “hundreds of millions of dollars” a year to the Commonwealth.
#IllRideWithYou. Even you – cartoon | Comment is free | theguardian.com.
Treasurer Joe Hockey has broken a pledge to impose tough new tax avoidance rules on multinational companies that shift billions of dollars in profits between Australia and their international subsidiaries. The practice of global corporations loading up subsidiaries with debt and then claiming relief from the Australian tax man on … Continue reading
This will be used to justify so much: controversial security laws the Abbott government has already passed, the metadata retention law waiting in the wings and heaven knows what other laws may now be dreamed up in the aftermath of the shocking deaths in the Lindt cafe.
In May 2013, Wayne Swan estimated revenues for the 2014-15 financial year of $401 billion; this was two years in advance. In May 2014, Joe Hockey projected revenues of $385 billion for the same period one year in advance.Just six months later, in December 2014, Hockey downgraded his original estimate … Continue reading