The Neo-liberal Juggernaut Rolls On

idiotsThe Coalition promised a lot in 2013, yet in the two and a half years since becoming the government, they could not boast one measurable statistic that shows improvement since September 2013. They are, as they always have been, a policy vacuum.

 

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It’s all just numbers in a computer

confusedThe strength of a nation’s wealth is its GDP, its gross domestic product, its ability to produce goods and services that people here and overseas want to buy. Throwing money out of helicopters would not achieve that.

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Disunity is death and the Liberals have it in Buckets

disuniFrom memory John Howard was the first to say, Disunity is death” when referring to political parties, although just about everyone in politics says it now. And, as it happens, the Liberals have buckets of it.

If you read Mike Seccombe’s column in the The Saturday Paper this week you will get some idea of what is going on behind the scenes inside the Liberal Party and none of it is good news for Malcolm Turnbull.

 

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The gift that keeps on giving.

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The media is in a spin over all this chatter about the possibility that former PM Tony Abbott might make another run for the top job.

Abbott has announced that he will re-contest pre-selection for the safe seat of Warringah.

Meanwhile he is off to speak to the Alliance Defending Freedom in the US where he will be among like-minded souls. They want to return the world to the Christendom of the Dark Ages.

 

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Australia Day: a date that divides us

flagAs Australia Day 2016 approaches, I feel, once again, a sense of discomfort, something I attribute to my uneasiness about what this day represents.

I have long felt uncomfortable about using the 26th January to commemorate the birth of our nation. After all, it was that day in 1788 an occupying force landed in Botany Bay, a force that sought no dialogue with the indigenous inhabitants nor cared for any.

 

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The Game is Rigged.

corpA short video by Robert Reich lasting just 2 minutes 35 seconds landed in my news feed on Facebook a few days ago. For all I know it may have been around for months, but that’s irrelevant. The message is what is important.

Reich was US Secretary for Labor, from 1993-1997 under the presidency of Bill Clinton and besides now being Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at Goldman School of Public Policy at University of California, Berkley, he is also an outspoken political commentator.

 

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Blogging for a Better Australia

ausWhat do the following have in common: Tony Abbott, Joe Hockey, Arthur Sinodinos, David Johnston, Bronwyn Bishop, Jamie Briggs, Eric Abetz, Mal Brough, Kevin Andrews, Bruce Billson?

They were all Liberal ministers in the Australian Abbott government, including Abbott himself, and all somehow fell out of favour with their peers or chose to resign from their portfolios and, in the process, weakened the government’s unity, it’s cohesion, it’s integrity….if indeed it had any in the first place.

Hello, my name is John Kelly and I am a blogger at ‘The View From My Garden.” I am 70 years of age, retired from paid work and loving it. My passion is Australian politics and Economics. I have a Bachelor of Communications degree majoring in Journalism. 

I have no Economic qualifications but am a student of Professor Bill Mitchell, professor of Economics at Newcastle University in New South Wales, even though he probably doesn’t know it.

Professor Mitchell writes a blog every day on some issue of relevance to Australian politics and the state of our economy. His vast knowledge and foresight enables those who follow him to understand how money works. He does this better than any other economist save a handful of his associates, here and around the world, who are of like mind.

What you will discover reading my blogs is that I do not suffer fools. Perhaps I could be more conciliatory, but when one watches the antics of a federal government that acts like a bunch of illiterate, schoolyard bullies, patience and grace are not my first considerations.

So join me if you wish or don’t. I will still be here doing what I enjoy. As you will note, all my blogs are syndicated with The Australian Independent Media Network where the majority of my readership resides.

lyingYou are welcome to join us but don’t expect oranges and roses. That’s not what we’re about. We’re about exposing the incompetence of a dysfunctional government that includes the ten members listed above.

Ten ministerial replacements were thus required to replace them in the short space of two years and three months. This is no more than a political version of Game of Thrones. Doubtless there will be more exposed before they are removed from office.

John Kelly

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