Well its the weekend Liberal & National Voters all around our wonderful country of Australia. Get your Champers cracking because this week you have achieved…
Hitting the Disadvantaged where it hurts..Plans to Cut up to $250 dollars a fortnight from people with a disability by moving them from the Disability Support Pension to NewStart. http://www.greens.org.au/news/income-management-and-disability-support-cuts-government%E2%80%99s-agenda
Ignoring the Needs of Regional Australia..Ripped funding from Australian Universities making it harder for Regional Universities to compete and improve http://www.qt.com.au/news/900-million-cut-to-government-support/2092922/
Insulting our hard working Baby Boomers…Wyatt Roy pushing for Baby Boomers to stay in work longer, because he is sick and tired of his younger generation ‘propping them up’ http://media.smh.com.au/news/national-times/wyatts-word-to-baby-boomers-4946030.html
Come on Ye Racists Hear Hear! Caused a protest from the Indigenous, Jewish, Arab, Chinese, Greek, Armenian, Lebanese & Muslim populations against your proud plans to weaken racial discrimination laws http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/indigenous-ethnic-groups-unite-against-law-changes-20131120-2xvwe.html
If the USA can do it….Treasurer Hockey threatened to “Shut Down” Australia as USA did recently, if the increase to the debt ceiling isn’t passed (without figures to substantiate it of course). This will cause massive job losses and losses to vital services http://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2013/11/hockey-has-gone-too-far/
Get Up! Should Get Out…Despite tens of thousands of people marching for action on climate change around the country, they were ignored and a move to repeal a price on carbon, abolish the Climate Change Authority and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation were passed in the lower house http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/parliament-set-to-vote-on-carbon-tax/story-e6frfku9-1226765044549
Kissing Babies is only for Elections…Threatening to send a two week old baby to Nauru. A baby who is having difficulties breast feeding and needs proper care. Causing an intervention from Lawyers http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/asylumseeker-and-newborn-baby-get-court-order-to-stop-move-to-nauru-20131122-2y1ur.html
Yup we’s da backward yokels from down under… Australia is now labelled “Obstructionist” in reforms for climate change and caused countries to walk out of the Warsaw Climate Talks in disgust due to our backward and selfish stance on assisting developing countries combat climate change. http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/australia-under-fire-at-un-climate-negotiations-20131122-2y1ph.html
Neighbours, everybody needs good Neighbours…Or so we thought.. Abbott has Damaged our relationship with Indonesia, which is set to cripple a multi-million dollar cattle export trade http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/indonesia-suspends-police-cooperation-in-phone-tapping-fallout-20131122-2y1p6.html
Are foreigners Human Beings…Not according to the Coalition Govt. Still standing firm on their stance to provide aid in the form of boats to Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is a non-transit country for Asylum seekers and a country where Asylum seekers are fleeing from. The coalition stands proud in assisting to return the persecuted to the persecutors. “It saddens me that the Australian Prime Minister fails to understand that the root cause of our asylum seeker crisis here is human rights abuses and the ongoing genocide of the Tamil people in Sri Lanka” Sam Pari spokeswoman for the Australian Tamil Congress.
Life is like a box of chocolates…you never know what you are going to get….Well maybe so, but that shouldn’t be the case with the Speaker of the house. Bronwyn Bishop has refused to remove herself from party meetings, so she is aware of party attacks and uses “We” in parliament demonstrating her bias. http://www.canberratimes.com.au/comment/speaker-of-the-house-should-not-be-a-partys-political-pawn-20131121-2xyjc.html
That was the week that was 17-23 November 2013. Anyway enjoy your week end coalition voters. Absolutely amazing effort this week. Don’t drink too much, you need to stand proud and all that…Cheers. See you next week.
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