Australia is in economic recession. A 0.3% contraction in economic activity measured in GDP terms.
I remember when I was 16, having to get up in June at 5:00am for work start at 7:30, to have breakfast, shower, shave, etcetera, then catch a bus – I was 16 remember – It was ferking cold. I distinctly remember standing at the bus stop, shivering. I remember the winds in July-August howling through the concrete canyons of the city, bitterly cold. That was 1973, so 47 years ago. I wonder these days where those winters have gone. I have vivid memories of living in Cairns, 1976 to 1979. Wonderful place, much smaller than it is today. […]
an approach that evaluates theories or beliefs in terms of the success of their practical application. Richard Marles, Labor’s Deputy Leader of the Parliamentary Party, has come out stating that Labor needs to be ‘pragmatic’ in it’s approach to policy development between now and the next federal election. “be prepared to ignore and avoid and look past the manufactured parliamentary tests, the stunts and the wedge politics the Liberals spend so much of their time constructing for us”. “We know that sometimes that will hurt in the short term, sometimes it will sting our passionate supporters who might prefer a […]
I don’t write much here anymore basically because I feel that my voice is just another of the many whispers lost in the rabble of overtly right-wing conservative shouting about neo-liberalistic idealism. What’s the point, right? However, once in a while I get a bee under my bonnet. The current bee has been disturbed & set a-buzz by coverage on the ABC – that’s the AUSTRALIAN Broadcasting Corporation, myABC if you will – about this piece of legislation currently in the Senate. The Treasury Laws Amendment (Personal Income Tax Plan) Bill 2018. This legislation seeks, according to government propaganda, to […]
I don’t accept Katharine Murphy’s premise of not reporting on this sorry business, simply because she couldn’t verify the yarn. She shoots herself in the journalistic foot in at least two points in her “don’t-shoot-me-I’m-a-journalist” piece. “I’ve known Joyce, and his former wife Natalie, for ages. We all grew up in the same part of the world.” yeh….uh huh….and??? “The feedback I got in the time I had available to make inquiries was people weren’t speaking on the record.” In the time she had available??!! If that’s not a cop out, I’m not here and I’m not writing this. Let’s […]