Adding insult to injury : unemployment in Australia

Unemployment is, for most, a devastating experience. Paid work is essential for most people, simply because without it, they are unlikely to have the funds to house, feed, and clothe themselves and their families or dependents. Leaving aside the economics, however, the reality is that human beings NEED to work. For most, if not all, work enhances life. It provides stimulation and challenge, an opportunity to learn and develop skills,…

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Scott Morrison’s calculated cruelty is his legacy

Australia currently has an obscene right wing government which came to power under the leadership of Tony Abbott, a man who, it is well documented, lied to the Australian electorate before the election and continued to lie once elected as well as to make “captain’s calls” in introducing new policy that often surprised even members of his Cabinet. Abbott appointed a number of the most extreme right-wing ideologues to his…

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Almost 600 major Australian corporations did not pay tax in 2013-14 financial year

Over the last 18 months or so the right wing LNP government of Australia has spent $80 million of taxpayer funds on a Royal Commission into Union Corruption. Headed by an ex High Court Justice who, it appears, had had lengthy ties with the LNP government, this Royal Commission, from its inception, appeared to have been created for nothing other than to vilify the ALP Opposition and produce results that…

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Australian inequality rising as top 20% increase wealth and income

Top earners are now pulling in five times as much as those at the bottom and the wealthiest have 70 times the assets of the poorest, the Australian Council of Social Service says, as it calls for a stronger social safety net Source: Australian inequality rising as top 20% increase wealth and income – report | Australia news | The Guardian

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