May 2019 After six years of Liberal cuts and chaos, and just six weeks before an election, this Budget was Scott Morrison’s last chance to reverse his cuts to the services that everyday Australians rely on. But we now know that Scott Morrison has delivered an election con ━ his budget is filled with the […]
Category: Letter to the Editor
May 2019 I just finished my Budget Reply speech. I outlined Labor’s vision for a fairer, more equal Australia where everyone gets a fair go. It’s an Australia where your Medicare card determines your access to health care, not your credit card. Our health care system is the envy of the world, but it’s one […]
May 2019 This is one reminder of the unkind and unsafe world we’re living in. On April Fool’s Day, singer and administration critic Jim Paredes saw a sex video of himself go viral. I was shown that video as we waited in court for another bail posting for yet another case against Rappler, and dismissed […]
In the Philippines last month, Facebook announced its first public takedown of recent pro-Duterte and some pro-Marcos pages.
The Democrats are so desperate to regain lost political ground that they are driven to staging political stunts such as the latest comedy: snail-mailing harmless bombs to themselves hoping for voter sympathy and support in the mid-term elections. They will certainly attract the world’s attention to themselves but the voters’ sneering rejection at the polling […]
Journalists and individuals who are critical of those in power tend to be the primary targets of both state and other groups with resources and the means because threats and attacks are intended to scare them, if not stop them altogether in their tracks.
On my way home today at around 8:15 pm, as soon as I took a right turn from star gate towards old terminal, a policeman signaled me to stop.
Today’s leaders have critics and supporters, detractors and loyalists. The rich still get richer and the poor not just poorer but have grown in numbers. Thanks to a sustained growth in population and growing dollar remittances from OFWs, the government is able to use percentages to be able to show percentile improvements in economic indicators. […]
I know it’s all saber-rattling, ahh flag hoisting in the open seas.
Labor has called on the Turnbull Government to reverse its unfair changes to Assurance of Support requirements. These unfair changes were recently introduced in the dead of night, without any community consultation.
If someone said we should sack more than 2,000 nurses a year from our public hospitals, I’d tell them they’re dreaming. Yet that’s what Malcolm Turnbull is essentially doing to our public hospitals. He’s cutting the equivalent of 2000 nurses a year from 2017-2019.
Du30 is truly a danger to the country’s fragile democracy, encouraging wholesale violations of human and civil rights, the killings of suspected drug users or pushers being the most flagrant example; threatening impeachment of those officials who criticize him. He seems to really get infuriated when the critic is a woman. He allowed the burial […]