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Australian Politics, Trish Corry

Libs Are Rockin’ In The House Tonight!!!!!! Yes!! Great week everyone! Let’s celebrate this!

Well what a week it has been for the Liberal and National Party Voters of Australia.  I know so many of you were really truly excited during the election to read the Liberal Party’s Pamphlet  “Plan for Real Action”  or “Real Solutions” I know my local member must still be in election mode, she is still using slogans like “Open for Business” and “Shorten’s Shambles” as recently as this week. Anyway….. let’s celebrate the achievements of this week against the “Plan for Live  Real Action” (Sorry for that slip, Turtle Man)

Lets see how the Coalition Shaped up this Week

Backflipping on Education

(Real Solutions P. 40) We will deliver better schools, encourage better teachers, better teaching and give principals, communities and parents a greater say over schoolsWe will put parents, principals and school communities, not unaccountable bureaucrats, in charge of determining how their school will be run to improve performance

Kudos Mr. Pyne, for the first move towards wiping your hands of ‘Governmental Responsibility’ Back flipping on Gonski, because it seems only the “Principals of Calibre” will know how to spend money wisely. The Commonwealth has implied that, if there is a reduction in funding … that reduction may well only come out of public schools http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/gonski-public-schools-targeted-for-cuts-says-adrian-piccoli-20131129-2yg3k.html#ixzz2m1VV82pa

Here, Jane Caro explains what “Shorten’s Shambles” means in dollar terms, as the Liberals appear to have extreme difficulty in applying any clarity or reasoning behind their childish nicknames  http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-26/caro-gonski-funding/5117260

GST for Online Purchases

(Real Solutions P. 18) We have a plan for Australia – a plan to lower taxes….We pledge to the families of Australia that we will never make lives harder

(….Except if you shop online to save money, only big corporations are allowed to save money, not the peasant people) http://www.smh.com.au/business/open-letter-to-state-treasurers-you-should-all-be-sacked-20131129-2yf7u.html

Maybe the promise that “we won’t change the GST” left wriggle room to mean “we won’t change the GST, but it’s the states’ tax so if they want to change it, we won’t stand in their way”. That spreads the political pain (Michael Pascoe)  

http://www.smh.com.au/business/states-must-unite-for-gst-reform-20130920-2u3zl.html

Closure of yet another vital service

(Real Solutions P. 38) “That is why the coalition is so determined to deliver a strong, prosperous economy, because it allows us to invest in more government services, like NDIS, Health, Aged Care and Education. 

(…Except if it is education on drug and alcohol prevention, we don’t mean that type of community prevention and education) The Alcohol and Other Drugs  Council has now ceased due to Tony Abbott’s cuts) http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/alcohol-and-other-drugs-council-of-australia-in-administration-after-tony-abbott-cuts-20131126-2y836.html

…That’s when good Neighbours (don’t) become good Friends

(Real Solutions P. 24) We will develop stronger people to people relationships and foster mind-set and and skills set needed to make the most of Asia’s ongoing economic transformation.

Now I know it will be hard to believe, Abbott apologists, but the Jakarta Post is not owned by those left wing trollsters at the ABC. But hey, at least your hero is popular. Front page and everything!

http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/australias-reputation-in-indonesia-hits-new-low-20131123-2y2k2.html

Now Now, before you scream “It was Rudd the Dud” this one is worth a read… http://theaimn.com/2013/11/30/indonesia-remains-important-for-australia-under-abbott-or-why-indonesians-dont-like-him/

I think it is time to raise your glasses again. This time to the fact that the coalition will ensure that 40 percent of year 12 students will preferably learn an Asian language (Real Solutions P.41) . This is needed desperately, especially for our Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop as China says,

‘Australia’s irresponsible statements on the East Sea air defence identification zone are completely mistaken; China cannot accept them,” the statement said.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-27/china-rejects-australian-criticism-of-new-air-zone/5120920

NBN Update

(Real Solutions P. 32) We will roll out super-fast broadband using whichever is the most effective and cost efficient technology and we will use existing infrastructure where we can.

Raise your glasses Liberal and National Voters because tonight you can celebrate your wonderful party talking about the NBN longer, because it is going to take oh so much longer…

The Coalition’s national broadband network model will prove inadequate for many businesses, is poorly planned and is unlikely to be completed on time, according to NBN Co’s internal analysis for the incoming Abbott government.

http://www.afr.com/p/technology/deadline_doubts_for_coalition_nbn_YhOEFqv0zeFtIpITWLjz8H

Small Business

(Real Solutions P. 26) We have an economic plan for Australia – A plan to help small business grow and create stronger jobs growth. 

(…..But we don’t mean those small rural and regional businesses….the ones with really bad internet that stifles their day to day operations and competitiveness)

The FTTH NBN isn’t needed by small businesses in regional communities. Saving money on big Labor waste used to help businesses such as this, must make you overjoyed that you voted for your local Liberal or National candidate.

http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/news/net-glitch-stymies-business-bouldercombe-adsl/2099649/

Employment 

(Real Solutions P. 33) We will generate one million jobs over the next five years and two million jobs over the next decade)

(…..except you pesky people who work in Car Manufacturing….you will just have to find new jobs. We think you will find it consoling that the coalition is so committed to education and training)

Up to 200,000 direct and indirect jobs are in the balance as the Government sends mixed signals about whether it will meet requests to provide continued co-investment in the industry.  http://workinglife.org.au/2013/11/26/car-industry-cant-wait/

(More) Asset Sales 

(Real Solutions P. 38) We will deliver better Government services by working in close co-operation with the State and Territory governments.

(Except Government services that could be lucrative asset sales…we don’t mean those Government services)

Mr Hockey has offered his state and territory counterparts potentially billions of dollars in tax incentives if they sell off public assets and put the money into new job-creating infrastructure.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/recycling-public-assets-vital-for-future-growth-joe-hockey/story-fn59niix-1226770406737

Enjoy your weekend!

That was the week that was 24-30 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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About trishcorry

I love to discuss Australian Politics. My key areas of interest are Welfare, Disadvantage, emotions in the workplace, organisational behaviour, stigma, leadership, women, unionism. I am pro-worker and anti-conservativism/Liberalism. I am a proud member of the Australian Labor Party and you will find my blog posts written from a Laborist / Progressive Slant.

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13 thoughts on “Libs Are Rockin’ In The House Tonight!!!!!! Yes!! Great week everyone! Let’s celebrate this!

  1. Nailed it nicely Trish. Stalinism – take an ideology and apply it to society. When it shows to be unworkable, don’t change the ideology – punish society for their failure to comply.
    Also, and this is very important, try to erase all traces of the party/leaders mistakes in order to create the impression of a leader with vision far beyond mortal men.
    http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/tony-abbotts-more-controversial-speeches-disappear-20131130-2yimm.html

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    Posted by edward eastwood | December 1, 2013, 7:02 am
    • So true Edward. I have found this very interesting as well. 14 defining characteristics of fascism. http://www.rense.com/general37/char.htm

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      Posted by trishcorry | December 1, 2013, 10:18 am
      • Gosh, doesn’t it look just like the NLP’s electoral platform and policy statement! Then again, perhaps this is no surprise as one could argue that there’s not an original thought among the current government front bench.
        ‘Hold ’em up to the light – not a brain in sight!’ And when meeting with leaders from other nations who were held under house arrest for over 15 years, tell ’em that you were in opposition for four years yourself – its bound to create an instant bond between you and create a good impression of your abilities as a statesman.

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        Posted by edward eastwood | December 1, 2013, 11:21 am
  2. thanks again, sending of to family and friends andliberal [foes]

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    Posted by martha | December 1, 2013, 7:45 am
  3. How are we supposed to endure this mob for 3 years and remain sane ?? Enjoying your blog Trish !!

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    Posted by Gutfull | December 1, 2013, 7:57 am
  4. I believe majority of australians are disengaged from politics and have no idea whats happening to them. Try and explain to many LNP supporters and they dont want to know ,It is sad. I had a blood test the other day and the lady doing it was off to Bali ,so I made a comment about our idiot PM and his handling of Indonesia and she thinks he is doing a great job ,when i asked her why she thought that she couldnt answer he just is and he is better than Labor. Clueless just like many others who hated Julia and when challenged could never give a reason How frightening Fascists at work for sure and its been working for them . Ill never give up trying to inform the stupid . Im just angry with a few I know who voted for this Arrrrgh !!!!

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    Posted by Lynda | December 1, 2013, 2:57 pm
  5. seems that some Indonesians were trying to smuggle out some Australian bird life on a Hercules supplied by the Aussie Government.They should have let them take them.Turns out the Gallah was Scott Morrison and the Parrot was a three star general.

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    Posted by Dave the brickie. | December 1, 2013, 3:07 pm
  6. Another problem we have is the ill informed cashed up bogans who think voting Liberal makes them some sort of middle class superior beings all wRm and fuzzy inside no f—ing idea!! I find the more uneducated the parents the more insecure they are re education thus the need to send their children to independent school to make them feel better about their moronic brains. The christian right wing schools are booming in my area !! Pathetic really !!

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    Posted by Lynda | December 1, 2013, 5:00 pm
  7. Great Blog, thank you. Abbott and gang are very scary with more crap from Abbott and gang to come. But Abbott is building his own coffin and doing it very easily…

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    Posted by Maureen Walton (@maureen_walton) | December 1, 2013, 7:24 pm
  8. Very nice write-up. I certainly love this website.
    Keep it up!

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    Posted by opera.com | March 2, 2014, 2:44 pm

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Trish Corry

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I love to discuss Australian Politics. My key areas of interest are Welfare, Disadvantage, emotions in the workplace, organisational behaviour, stigma, leadership, women, unionism. I am pro-worker and anti-conservativism/Liberalism. I am a proud member of the Australian Labor Party and you will find my blog posts written from a Laborist / Progressive Slant.

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