Gillard’s deficient ethics are in play again. Her sympathy for families affected by gambling addiction is nothing but arrant crap. The “trial” is utterly pointless as everyone knows. It will not be the faintest indicator of addicts’ intentions or habits. But the $40million to be gifted to ACT Clubs for the privilege of conducting this “trial” will be well spent, just ask Gillard. You see, the ACT Clubs are the ALP’s biggest donors. Why would that be? Well, ACT Clubs are owned by the Labor Party and the powerful CFMEU. I guess the working man’s interests are still in good hands.
Kevin Rudd has called for a rethink on super-trawler fishing in Australian waters.
A committee to oversee a pokies reform trial in the ACT has been set up.
The short answer is, “What drugs are you on?”
After talks with a major supplier, we may be able to arrange: NO INCREASES UNTIL THE NEXT FEDERAL ELECTION
Power station operators have hit back at claims they are being over-compensated for the impact of Labor's controversial carbon tax.
Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has deflected suggestions that Malcolm Turnbull or Barnaby Joyce are unhappy with his leadership.
A few weeks ago, on July 19, I sat watching the TV. A bloke called Nick Warner was speaking to the Lowy Institute. I’d never heard of him but he seemed inoffensive enough.
The Australian Energy Market Commission has released a draft report which outlines new ways consumers could manage their electricity bills.
It seems everyone is now getting up from the floor after receiving their post-carbon tax power bill. Screams of WTF!!!! are resounding from Hobart to Darwin and Perth to Sydney.
The carbon tax is unravelling fast. It seems whatever Gillard dreams of tonight she will try to implement over breakfast tomorrow. This crazy tax had nought to do with emissions, was poorly designed and, like all other green/red thought bubbles, doomed to failure. Gillard and Swan’s outrageous spending is contingent on this and other imposts on mining. They never considered an inevitable downturn in demand or world prices. They didn’t allow for mining programs being shelved at the rate of one a day. The mining boom is over, the dollar is high, the pipeline of dreams is hollow, China is taking a smoko and we are now in debt $230 billion, paying interest at $100 million a day and dangerously less competitive in a highly volatile business. Thank you Julia... thank you ball boys.
Gina Rinehart's call for a special economic zone in Australia's north needs further discussion, opposition treasury spokesman Joe Hockey says.
She should not have lasted this long. Her stonewalling of a weak and crippled Press is overt and purposeful. A Press of old would never have tolerated this.
Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says the government's dumping of a plan to shut down some coal-fired power stations is a budget patch-up.
Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu says his government's offer to make the state's best teachers the highest paid in Australia is a good one.