GONSKI AIN'T GONSKI... IT'S "COMEBACKSKI"
Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.
The multi million “I Give a Gonski” campaign was organised by Susan Hopgood, Federal Secretary of the Australian Education Union, 120 Clarendon St, Southbank 3006. So it should be no surprise that Bill Shorten and his unions are desperate to maximise union membership now that hundreds of millions are lost to the unions over Hockey’s decision to stop shovelling taxpayer funds to the auto industry.
Education and Health interest Shorten and his predecessors most as these two portfolios have the massive union membership to supply union dues to the Labor Party.
As the latest Royal Commission into Unions clearly showed, most of the unions’ funds were finding their way to union executives' pockets in exchange for workplace EBAs. Millions more went to slush funds to elect hard Left union organisers to Parliament despite many contributing union members wanting nothing to do with electing Labor.
Education and Health (or Gonski and the NDIS) were deceitfully allotted outrageous funds way beyond the forward estimates. Swan, Gillard and now Shorten pinned the cost to ensuing conservative Governments, forcing them to either raise around $100 billion in the next ten years just for the NDIS or get kicked out of Office. Gillard and Shorten were happy either way... Swanny couldn't give a stuff..
AEU President, Corenna Haythorpe (above) said, “Schools need extra Gonski funding to cater for an influx of children with disabilities and autism”. Hmmmm.
The instant Badgery’s Creek airport was labelled a no-goer by Sydney Airport on first right of refusal, Turnbull spluttered, “All right we’ll build it then”. Turnbull’s kneejerk responses are legendary, but this time he was thinking ahead. Now the Badgery’s Creek white elephant can join the NBN, Gonski and desalination plants and go “off budget”, costing taxpayers billions more.
Now that bad debt has been redefined as different from good debt, it will be worth tuning into Morrison’s budget next week. This Liberal Government is becoming a complete farce.
Neither Government nor Opposition has any intention of balancing a budget or reducing the debt. If fact Turnbull made an agreement with Shorten to disguise any budget emergency suggesting we determine we would be back in surplus by 2021 on the basis of a GDP growth rate averaging 5 per cent per annum.
Abbott was part of this plan when he lost all interest in the debt and deficit prior to his downfall.
Remember that Swanny said we would be back in surplus this year (2017) without any ridiculous 5 per cent growth rate.
People who believe that that growth rate can be achieved are either bonkers or fiddling with their genitals. So now that that figure is at last looking hopeless up comes Morrison with some “good debt/bad debt” bullshit.
All debt is bad where infrastructure like Badgery’s Creek is concerned, because that area can remain fog prone for weeks forcing flights to Mascot where a two hour tortuous trip awaits passengers who will want compensation.
For weeks in a row I could not even land a helicopter, let alone a fixed wing in that region.
Fair dinkum, This mob makes idiot Tim Flannery's forecasts look reliable.
Debt has nothing to do with "good or bad"... just count the monthly interest and that’s the debt and deficits that need paying off... it’s all bad when we have to fork out tens of billions in interest alone.
“Off budget” means some other Government in the dim future might find a mentally deficient buyer for it. And it’s odds-on that if that ever happens the money won’t go to reducing the debt or deficit.
Hell no!... There is always some critical pork barrelling to be done in an upcoming election.