March for a fair Australia. (Bust the Budget)
This is the Melbourne location.
Sunday, July 6
at 1:00pm in UTC+10
Queen Victoria Gardens (opposite the Arts Centre)...
Our Community Counts - March for a fair Australia
Your premiss about the ABC is ignorant and wrong, I guess if all you do is read Murdoch papers and maybe listen to people like Bolt & Jones I can see why you think this.
The ABC, was always neutral, even if the above mentioned pricks said otherwise, but do not worry, the Liberals have been bringing it down brick by brick, the recent appointment of conservative columnist Janet Albrechtsen and former deputy Liberal leader Neil Brown displays this, your hated left wing labor party never did anything like that. So in fact the ABC is being destroyed in front of our very eyes.
This is made possible by that American, Murdoch's influence. He has 9 papers here, only 1 makes money, it is done so he can change public opinion to suit his business interests. He wants the digital TV area that the ABC have. If you cannot see that then maybe you also have no knowledge of the 'Kill Whitlam" he told his editors, which they promptly did.
Now only a fool would say that we should not keep a keen eye on it, but just about everything this Abbott government says about the state of the economy is lies.
Tell me are you happy with just a few things he has done which he said he would not and things which were not in his election platform?
No dole for under 30 for 6 months.
His ripping down of the Budget of SBS 7 ABC.
Raise the aged-pension eligibility age.
A $6 co-pay for GP visits.
Cuts to the ABC & SBS.
How about the increase in Uni fees?
Paid maternity leave for the rich?
Stop the boats?
(I see we are now very possibly guilty of breaking international law in sending the Sri Lankan back to where they fled from and where menu were tortured).
If this makes me some kind of left winger to be derided carry on.
Now my general view of this country and where we are going.
I arrived here 35 years ago, I have never been on the dole, I married an Australian woman, I have an Australian daughter. I have always paid my tax and never been arrested. Model citizen, maybe not, but a left winger, absolute shite and an insult.
Back then we had a reasonable amount of equity, people were able to earn enough to partake in society. A society who looked after the young, the aged and those incapable of looking after themselves. Australia was know and loved for being an egalitarian country or great people, history and a beautiful land.
We had free education and health. We were poorer in GDP back then, but we could afford it, there was no failing economy because of it.
Every single fucking budget the disadvantaged, the young and the elderly are hit in some way or another, while the middle classes and rich are given even more back. The trickle down effect is a falsehood. How much do we take of this, this last budget the Murdoch commentators started the usual student bashing, pay you way, mongels, while none of them did.
It is a fact that that the more people you have finishing degrees the better the economy does, and the more that education is subsidised by the state the more people get involved, it is not rocket science.
We are following countries like the UK, recent study shows:
The UK has doubled it's GDP in the last 20 years, the population has gone up 5%, those living below the poverty rate has gone from 10% to 30%, this is what the liberals want for here.
Looney - I don't like either side. I think abbott is a buffoon and the rest of his team a bunch of muppets. Some of the budget announcements I don't like. But if you want to vote for blinky bill or old bag milne at the next election, go right ahead. We had 6 years of that rubbish.