Tag: Federal budget
The budget according to Grug.
Cameron McPhedran It was the morning of the Federal Budget. For conservatives in Australia, it felt like the night before Christmas. The sweet succor of poverty, hardened hearts and social inequality were what they had been dreaming of. Tony Abbott was licking his reptilian lips and was strapped into an electricity charge in a vain…
Left vs Right: The Medicare Co-Payment
Left – Lauren McCracken Have you ever been stuck a few days out from payday with just $3.62 left in your bank account? That’s the amount staring back at me as I check my balance this morning. It’s not something I can’t manage. I have bread in the freezer, fruit and veg in…
Increased fees on the horizon as students hijack Q&A
Students from university campuses across Sydney temporarily shut down live broadcasting of ABC’s Q&A last night, while protesting Education Minister Christopher Pyne’s proposal to deregulate university fees, among a raft of recommendations aimed at creating a US-style college system in Australia. Benjamin Hammond, member of the NSW Education Action Network of students, said the protest…