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BUDGET – DEVIL’S IN THE DETAILS

AUSTRALIAN pensioners and retirees received a minor “sop” in this week’s Federal Budget with a marginally-increased upper threshold of the assets test for the aged pension. But on the downside, proposed aged care spending will be diverted elsewhere; where there are more votes! And proposed changes to the pension “taper...

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A CHANCE FOR CHANGE LOST!

Last night’s first (2016/17) Federal Budget introduced by Treasurer Scott Morrison was (and is) a disappointing pre-election pork barrelling Budget; and little else! Certainly, Treasurer Morrison presented as a very genuine and well-performing salesman or “spin doctor” for the Government, and the largesse (in tax reductions and other concessions) spread...

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A “WIN “ FOR AUSSIE CONTROL!

The late Chinese withdrawal from a bid to take over majority control of the iconic KIDMAN  grazing “empire” is a very positive win for everyone concerned with growing foreign ownership of Australian interests and assets. The Chinese-based Dakang Australia (involving Chinese Government interests) had bid for 80% control of the...

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What are people telling us as a party?

We asked candidates and the executive from the Mature Australia Party to tell us what people are telling them about the political situation in Australia. The answers may surprise you, but you will get a really good idea of what drives us to do what we do. This from Terry...

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THE BUDGET : A CHANCE FOR CHANGE !

TONIGHT’s pre-election Budget to be delivered in Canberra, presents the Government (and the Opposition) with a tremendous opportunity to respond, positively to the mood for change which is sweeping the country. WILL we see “more of the same?” …… High national debt, extravagant and irresponsible spending on programs NOT endorsed...

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Kidman Update – MAP Calls for Guarantee

The Australian people (and electors) are entitled to know, before the coming Federal elections, if the Government will definitely block the latest bid by Chinese interests to control Australia’s largest single private land holdings, the iconic Kidman beef properties. M.A.P. demands the Government give an unequivocal assurance, now, that it will...

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M.A.P. POLICY ON KIDMAN JUSTIFIED

AUSTRALIA’S recently-registered Mature Australia Party has publicly commended the Treasurer (Scott Morrison) for his stance, today, on maintaining the Kidman grazing holdings in Australian ownership. Party National President, Terry Snell said M.A.P. strongly supported Mr Morrison’s stated view that the latest proposal for a Chinese consortium to assume 80% ownership...

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RURAL RESURRECTION…WATER IS THE KEY.

Rural and regional Australians are looking to the skies, and to Canberra (for some futuristic water conservation and development projects) to resurrect the fortunes of our rural industries. On recent and current performances, they’re almost certain to get the RAIN first! For decades, our rural and regional communities – and...

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RETIREES’ SAVINGS A TARGET: AGAIN!

Once again, our big-party big-spenders in Canberra are targeting the savings of pensioners and retirees to backfill fiscal “black holes” created by the financial incompetence of government. MAP believes it is time to set up a national superannuation fund, which future Governments cannot touch, to provide assurance and safety for...

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HANDS OFF OUR BIGHT!!!

BP’s Great Australian Bight oil proposal, off South Australian coast, under Senate spotlight OIL drilling in the Great Australian Bight? No way, says Mature Australia Party Senate candidate for South Australia, Darryl Bothe! In a statement, the Mature Australia Party Senatorial candidate said people couldn’t even fish in certain parts...

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