Just when we thought this federal government couldn’t get any more evil, it goes out and tries to legislate the Indue card into permanence, enlists three debt recovery companies to chase down welfare recipients and creates workplace conditions that will be even worse than the WorkChoices policies that were too extreme for John Howard to introduce way back in 2005.
But when your policies are guided by the ghosts of Margaret Thatcher, what more could we expect? Except for the end of society because, according to Thatcher, it doesn’t exist. Out of sight, out of mind.
2020 will go down as one of the most dramatic years in human and political history, and we look at what went right, and what went wrong. Australia did manage the effects of the coronavirus well – despite the efforts of the federal government – but we could have done so much better on setting up the building blocks for a better and far more sustainable economy for the future. It was a lost opportunity.
And it ended up being politics and business as per usual.
Why has the Labor Party been in federal government for only 32 per cent of the time since 1901? That’s an abysmal record, especially when compared to the Labor Party at the state and territory level – since the party was formed in 1893, it has been in government at this level for well over half of this time. Why is there a huge discrepancy between the performance of federal Labor, and state/territory Labor?
As we move into 2021, what are the dangers for Scott Morrison? And what are the dangers for Anthony Albanese?
Both need to be looking over their shoulder, but for different reasons. It’s going to be an exciting year and, with the possibility of a federal election, it’s going to be a very interesting one.
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