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#1427272 - 03/07/2017 17:28 Re: Australian Politics [Re: ColdFront]
BlueyZarsoff Offline
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all the negatives about the Libs !!!!! , what about that that Do gooder Greens senator Hanson.... ripping off Tax payers with a "Whale watching trip"" on us ...!!!!!! & she wants us to load up on more refugees ... BET she aint gonna put any up ??.

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#1427274 - 03/07/2017 17:37 Re: Australian Politics [Re: ColdFront]
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I don't rate the greens at all as a political part Bluey. They are not on my radar in the slightest. They will never run the country so are not worth my time.
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#1427283 - 03/07/2017 19:12 Re: Australian Politics [Re: ColdFront]
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Steve Price just made a big call on the project. He reckons we are witnessing the beginning of the end of the Liberal party .
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#1427286 - 03/07/2017 19:31 Re: Australian Politics [Re: ColdFront]
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Is a Current Account Deficit of 0.9% good ?

Edit- Source http://www.smh.com.au/business/the-econo...629-gx1pb1.html


Edited by samboz (03/07/2017 19:32)
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#1427287 - 03/07/2017 19:40 Re: Australian Politics [Re: ColdFront]
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Is that an acknowledgment from a proud liberal national voter that debt isn't the issue that Abbott/Hockey/Turnbull/Morrison said it was or just a distraction from my comments regarding Steve Price?
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#1427288 - 03/07/2017 19:42 Re: Australian Politics [Re: samboz]
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Originally Posted By: samboz
Is a Current Account Deficit of 0.9% good ?

Edit- Source http://www.smh.com.au/business/the-econo...629-gx1pb1.html


No, it's a question.
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#1427289 - 03/07/2017 19:44 Re: Australian Politics [Re: ColdFront]
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You really don't know or are you fishing?
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#1427290 - 03/07/2017 19:52 Re: Australian Politics [Re: ColdFront]
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I'm asking a question CF ?

You don't have to answer, simple as that.
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#1427291 - 03/07/2017 20:00 Re: Australian Politics [Re: ColdFront]
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The reason I asked is because I genuinely believed you were having a lend. Kevin Rudd and Wayne Swann tabled a graph in parliament in 2013 highlighting that Australia had among the lowest debt as a percentage of GDP and your lot along with the Murdoch press went to town on them saying debt is bad and screaming budget emergency. Meanwhile the Liberal government are about to increase the debt ceiling for the second time since they won government after promising to rein it in and deliver a surplus every year in government. Not one single surplus now that they have nothing left to privatise after Howard sold everything off to deliver his much vaunted claytons surplus.

By the way, if you read that article you posted carefully you'll notice Keating gets credited. What it is missing however is labor's investment in CSG that has been a savior of late. Now if only the government had the courage to tax it properly.
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#1427292 - 03/07/2017 20:04 Re: Australian Politics [Re: ColdFront]
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Now that I have answered your question , what's your thought on Steve Price's comments?

Is this dysfunctional, divided government salvagable or dead in the water? Steve Price is a conservative commentator so has some idea of the ins and outs of the party.
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#1427294 - 03/07/2017 20:31 Re: Australian Politics [Re: ColdFront]
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Awesome work Mal /Scotty. Fascist policy at work.

http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story...erview-no-show/
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#1427340 - 04/07/2017 12:27 Re: Australian Politics [Re: ColdFront]
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It is private debt that is Australia's problem, not public debt.

If interest rates rise in the medium future the number of people unable to repay their mortgage will just go through the 'roof'. Most of these people have had nothing in the way of wage rises to compensate. Four years for me.

None of the parties in the last 20 years have addressed housing affordability as it has been such a cash cow for both aussie and foreign investors. It has been a cash cow for state governments with stamp duty.

Oil prices have buffered our economy, fear the day that trend reverses because we will enter stagnation.

Meanwhile electricity hits new highs - who can really support privatisation now? I am still waiting for one of the neo capitalists on this s forum to support that one.
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#1427362 - 04/07/2017 15:10 Re: Australian Politics [Re: ColdFront]
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Is the struggling retail sector the right place for 10,000 interns?

http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/hack/is-the-retail-sector-the-right-place-for-10,000-interns/8674636

Struggling retail sector - that would be because spending is down as ordinary people have seen their take home pays diminish. No use giving the richest a tax cut, or politicians a pay rise, they will Horde, not spend. And if like our PM that will be investing in state of the art telecoms in other countries, or giving the Cayman island tax havens another buzz.

In Terns - I am in two minds about this. While it sounds all nice and may provide some experience, it is fraught with too many opportunities for exploitation. We all know that companies and CEO's would NEVER exploit people? but lets pretend they do. The retail sector will be very interested in the $1000, and will be already planning how the revolving door can be made to spin faster. Interns are popular in the USA, and we also know that they are the example to follow.

Apprenticeships One of the biggest problems we have is many big companies no longer want to take on and train apprentices. People like Reinhardt would rather bemoan the lack of Aussie tradespeople and seek to employ overseas staff.

We are stealing the welfare of our future generations.
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#1427430 - 05/07/2017 08:43 Re: Australian Politics [Re: ColdFront]
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Pay rise? Please tell me what these things are.

Hubby has had an increase of 2% over the last 3 years. That is less than 1% a year.

The new enterprise agreement the company wants is for a 0% payrise for the next 12 months followed by a 2% spread over the following 2 years.

So less than 1% per year for the next 3 years.

Has anyone mentioned the rapid rise in the cost of living? We are rapidly going backwards.

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#1427451 - 05/07/2017 11:59 Re: Australian Politics [Re: bundybear]
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Originally Posted By: bundybear
Pay rise? Please tell me what these things are.

Hubby has had an increase of 2% over the last 3 years. That is less than 1% a year.

The new enterprise agreement the company wants is for a 0% payrise for the next 12 months followed by a 2% spread over the following 2 years.

So less than 1% per year for the next 3 years.

Has anyone mentioned the rapid rise in the cost of living? We are rapidly going backwards.


Similar here, now in 4th year without. Electrickey going UP, Rates going UP, Home Insurance sneaks UP.

Can't afford health insurance (queue jumping tax) at 60 years old for a family on a single income, so cannot personally comment on that...............but I believe it has gone UP.

No tax cut for me either, well short of that level.
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#1427474 - 05/07/2017 17:10 Re: Australian Politics [Re: ColdFront]
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Originally Posted By: ColdFront
The reason I asked is because I genuinely believed you were having a lend. Kevin Rudd and Wayne Swann tabled a graph in parliament in 2013 highlighting that Australia had among the lowest debt as a percentage of GDP and your lot along with the Murdoch press went to town on them saying debt is bad and screaming budget emergency. Meanwhile the Liberal government are about to increase the debt ceiling for the second time since they won government after promising to rein it in and deliver a surplus every year in government. Not one single surplus now that they have nothing left to privatise after Howard sold everything off to deliver his much vaunted claytons surplus.

By the way, if you read that article you posted carefully you'll notice Keating gets credited. What it is missing however is labor's investment in CSG that has been a savior of late. Now if only the government had the courage to tax it properly.


So who was right CF, RUDD/SWAN or COALTION.

Your Rudd/Swan duo must have thought it was pretty good to have a low GDP, they tabled a graph you say.

So if low GDP is good, have the present Coalition done well with the GDP of 0.9% ?
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#1427483 - 05/07/2017 17:46 Re: Australian Politics [Re: ColdFront]
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Originally Posted By: ColdFront
Now that I have answered your question , what's your thought on Steve Price's comments?

Is this dysfunctional, divided government salvagable or dead in the water? Steve Price is a conservative commentator so has some idea of the ins and outs of the party.


You had your turn Samboz. My turn.
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#1427493 - 05/07/2017 18:49 Re: Australian Politics [Re: ColdFront]
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Still trying to get a clear non libelous answer CF.

One step at a time thanks grin
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#1427495 - 05/07/2017 19:04 Re: Australian Politics [Re: ColdFront]
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So not capable of providing a answer. Noted.

Leave the deflection to your Liberal mates 😉

If you read the link I posted you'd have noticed much of the credit for the debt to GDP has been credit to Labor policy (Keating's superannuation policy and Labor's CSG investment). Hence why I didn't bother answering that nonsense.

The answer was right under your nose. But then you support a party that peddled a lie about debt and the great big budget emergency for half a decade and used it ws an excuse not to invest in this country. Their NBN is a national tragedy , their constant attacks on the less fortunate is a national disgrace and their holding back of 1000's of jobs in the renewable industry is a national sham.

So I'll ask one more time . Do you agree with Steve Price or not?
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#1427517 - 06/07/2017 09:15 Re: Australian Politics [Re: ColdFront]
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Originally Posted By: ColdFront
Steve Price just made a big call on the project. He reckons we are witnessing the beginning of the end of the Liberal party .


So this is the post you request me to comment on ?
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