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EQUITY …..OR JUSTICE?

IF we are ever to have equity in the level and range of national wages, pensions and entitlements, the Commonwealth Remunerations Tribunal either must go or be expanded! Our MPs, senior public servants and appointed Public Officers must be subject to the same processes that determine the wages, salaries and...

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FREEZE MP’S SALARIES AND PERKS!

Cuts in Commonwealth health and medical funding, aged care funds diverted, and pensioner and retirees cutbacks; why not a freeze on MPs salaries, perks and entitlements too? In its pre-election Budget, the Federal Government cut funds in all these areas (and more!) and maintained a freeze on Medicare rebates (affecting...

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“DEMOCRACY” OR A PUPPET SHOW?

DO we have a genuine democracy in Australia today, or just the best political “puppet show” that money can buy? Here is an article from the Sydney Morning Herald on May 21 2016. For years, advocates for change have been calling for BOTH of Australia’s major parties (in Government) –...

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OUR “Big Two” AND THE BANKS

The “Woollies and Coles” duopoly of our Australian political system – Liberal and Labor – came out of the first leaders’ TV debate of the election campaign with their records still tarnished over the conduct of our national banking system. Predictably, as a former merchant banker with a long and...

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TIME FOR GOVERNMENT, NOT GAMES !

It’s time our “Canberra Club” politicians were called to account: “Stop the partisan game-playing, tit-for-tat politics, and rorts – and get on with governing properly for ALL Australians; it’s not happening now!” This is the message on issues that Mature Australia Party members and supporters are telling us they want...

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TIME TO “FRONT UP”ON CORRUPTION.

IT’S time we fronted up, as a nation, to issues of corruption in Government, in the union movement, in tax avoidance, and in banking practices(to name just a few areas). The message, for Government, that the Mature Australia Party is consistently receiving from its membership (and the public generally )...

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