Lesson No. 1 for the ALP, if it ain't broke, don't fix it, you'll only f**k it. The "no advantage" concept is a farce. The 200,000 refugees locked in East Asia are treated like rabid dogs because they can't afford the boat trip. Will we treat them in the same inhumane way? Of course not! We are not Third World! Boat people aren't stupid and they will keep coming as long as there is a vast disparity in conditions and we allow them to communicate the disparity.
The rogue Afghan soldier who killed three Australians has been identified, as the search for him continues.
The Financial Review today reported an imminent $120 billion debt due to irresponsible Government spending. "This equates to almost $5,000 for every man woman and child." Current interest on debt already amounts to $100 million per day and is placing upward pressure on interest rates. A leading financial commentator said this morning, "This is madness of the first order. Common sense seems lost in a maniacal scramble for lost votes." "These Politicians just don't get it", claimed Deloitte Access Economics. It's a taxing problem.
A Melbourne lawyer and Federal Independent candidate, James Johnson, has filed a formal complaint with the Vic. Legal Services Commissioner. "I am greatly disturbed about the widespread media reports containing allegations of unprofessional conduct/professional misconduct by the current Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Eileen Gillard", he said. Don’t hold your breath James, the lady didn't allowed her Practising Certificate to lapse for no reason.
Goodbye surplus hello spin. This is yet another Gillard farce. It appears a desperate attempt at vote grabbing. The scheme won't come on line until 2014. Gillard won't be here then and funding will be Abbott's problem. The NDIS and Gonski are set for the same fate. Neither will happen in the next decade and not in the form Gillard proposes anyway. She seems good at announcing schemes for when the Coalition will be in government trying make cuts to pay down horrific debt.
This move is really about trying to make it impossible for Abbott to dump the tax. It is all about encouraging Companies to forward buy carbon credits in bundles. If Abbott needs to refund carbon credits it will become too expensive. That's why Abbott is so insistent that he will dump the scheme thereby encouraging Companies not to purchase these corruptible credits. This Gillard move partially negates Abbotts move. Smart.
Others who are commenting on the Wilson/Gillard scandal today confirmed that damaging material is pouring from the Office of Kevin Rudd.
Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu says a CFMEU blockade would not be happening had the federal government not abolished the construction watchdog.
The decision to process refugees far from Australian shores hasn't harmed the nation's human rights reputation, Foreign Minister Bob Carr says.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard says she's confidence Treasury forecasts for a surplus and carbon price revenue can be met.
Stephen Conroy suggested all unionists are involved with “slush funds”. Julia Gillard agrees, and she should know.
Independent MP Rob Oakeshott has backed changes to the carbon price, which will see Australia link to the European trading scheme from mid-2015.
This material verifies what Pickering Post has been reporting over many months. The frequency and amount of the Bruce Wilson's fraud is extensive. It is unclear exactly what Gillard was privy to, instrumental in, and/or to what extent.
There's been a lot of crowing and elbowing to centre stage over the Gillard-Wilson affair this past week.
Radio announcer Derryn Hinch has been sacked from his job hosting the drive slot on Melbourne's 3AW radio station.