Australian superannuation costs the Government more than it would spend just paying everyone a pension, so why don't we scrap super and just pay everyone a living pension? http://theconversation.com/myth-busted-boosting-super-would-cost-the-budget-more-than-it-saved-on-age-pensions-119002
Modern slavery, Australia
“We might not want to believe it, but human trafficking and slavery happens in Australia. Slavery is not an historical artefact, but a tragic reality for millions of people around the world, including in Australia.”
Get off a plane, remember about the Federal election, open tab to look at the results, close it again and resolve to never go back.
“Adani confident Labor will honour environmental approvals for its coal mine”
Shame Labor, shame.
Living wages don’t help those who need it, income redistribution does: “The false hope offered by talk of a living wage”
Politics, Gun control
Holy hidden agendas Batman, this article is a smoking gun: “Guns, politics and policy: what can we learn from Al Jazeera's undercover NRA sting?”
Oh god, Lion Nathan are buying out Four Pillars Gin. Time to enjoy the last bottle then never buy another one. :(
Racial violence, politics
White entitlement is part of the very structure of Australian society
Physical violence, Nazis
Australian teenager braves nazi supporters to egg racist politician. What a legend! 💪💪 https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/mar/16/australian-senator-fraser-anning-punches-teen-after-being-egged
Why is Australian satire so rarely risky?
Domestic violence, politics
“What's often missing from domestic violence responses are investments and strategies to stop men perpetrating violence in the first place.” — How can we make families safer? Get men to change their violent behaviour
I for one welcome the appointment of liberal celebrities by fiat to run public institutions in Australia, it has worked out so well for the US several times over. “Buttrose appointed chair of the ABC” –
Group of mostly white men declare racist, sexist cartoon published in national newspaper not racist. News at 11. https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/feb/25/serena-williams-cartoon-not-racist-australian-media-watchdog-rules
NSW Land and Environment Court rejects coal mine approval on social and climate change grounds: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/feb/08/court-rules-out-hunter-valley-coalmine-climate-change-rocky-hill
Goddamn someone take Adani to court right now!
High Court challenge mounted against Australian Federal Government for human rights abuses of asylum seekers: https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/lawyers-launch-class-action-against-australian-government/10599040
Support the National Justice Project's campaign here: https://chuffed.org/project/appeal4justice
Australia's right-wing government using the free speech arguments to shut down progressive political dissent: “There’s no such thing as a free speech” https://overland.org.au/2018/10/theres-no-such-thing-as-a-free-speech/
Labor keeping up the good work as "diet conservatives": https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/oct/13/bill-shorten-weve-got-to-end-the-climate-change-war #auspol
Men in the Liberal party that oppose quotas for women MPs to ensure gender equality are themselves beneficiaries quotas and wouldn't be in Parliament without them: http://theconversation.com/quotas-are-not-pretty-but-they-work-liberal-women-should-insist-on-them-103517 #AusPol
Hell yes, bring on presumed liability! “One change that’s in line with primary prevention and strong evidence of success is a move to a model of presumed liability for drivers.” — Rising cyclist death toll is mainly due to drivers, so change the road laws and culture” http://theconversation.com/rising-cyclist-death-toll-is-mainly-due-to-drivers-so-change-the-road-laws-and-culture-102567 #SydneyRides #Velo #AusPol