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SAY NO TO MORE TAXES

  ARE our politicians (and their economic and political theorists) in Canberra locked in a taxation time warp?  The answer to everything seems to be another tax! The Prime Minister’s latest ‘carrot’ to State Premiers to POSSIBLY share taxing powers with the States smacks of political desperation – and a...

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THE PENSIONER CON JOB

Pensioners & Retirees get ready for The BIG Spin in the coming Budget. ‘The Pensioner Con Job’   “Substantial increase in pensioner income”   :    “Increase in pensioner income is so significant” **There is every chance that we will be told that Pension reforms will generate significant benefits to...

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TAKE RETIRED WORKER’S HOMES?

  “Not on my watch” says Stuart Donald WA Senate Candidate for the Mature Australia Party. With the budget soon to be released what can we expect?  Another kick in the guts for Pensioners and Retirees.  If Kate Carnell and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) has their...

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Senate ‘Reform’ Just The Start

  Moves to force fraudulent Senate ‘reforms’ through the national Parliament are merely the start by the major parties, of a strategy to change our democratic processes.  To set up and entrench a formal two-party duopoly……just like the U.S.A. The current Senate bid is only the precursor to a much...

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PENSION SHAKEUP

  Young Sydney economics researcher Simon Cowan (one of our fortunate well-educated academic elite) seems hell-bent on ensuring that all Australia’s aged pensioners and self-funded retirees remain where most of them are already …barely scratching out a living, on incomes 13% below the national poverty line. If he is to...

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RESPECT AND COMMON SENSE

RESPECT and common sense – in our political, legal and justice systems in particular ……where have they gone? Australian society’s values and expectations, on both counts, have taken a battering in recent decades. SOME EXAMPLES…….. Very noticeably less respect for the law, and acceptable community standards. This is evident in...

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MINOR PARTIES DISADVANTAGED

  Proposed changes to Senate voting processes (currently before the Federal Parliament) are a sinister and worrying anti-democracy development in national politics designed to disadvantage minor parties. They represent simply a power-driven bid to take control of the Senate, for the foreseeable future, by an unholy alliance of a Canberra...

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NEWTONS LAW & VIOLENCE

Fifteen shootings in 8 days in Victoria….a murder (or two) every day, somewhere in Australia, reported on our TV screens every night. Can anyone seriously suggest we’re not seeing more and more violence in our society? It’s time we drew a line in the sand and started applying Newton’s Law...

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ELECTORAL RIGHTS HIJACKED!

Urgently-needed GENUINE tax reform ……. a dismal national economic outlook ……the proposed ‘gay marriage’ referendum – what do they have in common as political priorities in Australia today? Plenty….. and they all relate to the concentration and prostitution of power in our hugely unrepresentative system of what passes for modern-day...

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ROYAL COMMISSION A “MUST”!

NOTHING short of a Royal Commission can cleanse Australia’s banking and insurance industries of the entrenched unethical and discriminatory practices that are continually being exposed by our media. The ABC’s Four Corners program this week reported once again on rampant dishonesty and unethical conduct by our banks and life insurance...

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