29 Jun 2016
Medicare and Malcolm.It is Liberal ideology to oppose Medicare, so what does never,never,never really mean?
It is fair to ask whether Turnbull's solemn undertaking would be any more permanent if the opportunity to reverse it arose. So Shorten's so-called scare campaign - just the latest from both sides in this unedifying election - may indeed have some substance. The Libs may not be game to sell off Medicare, but that does not mean that they have to like it - or any other manifestation of publicly funded health policy.
It is easy enough to go back the last three years - Tony Abbott's promises of no cuts to health, education and the ABC, then the attempt to introduce a co-payment (read: charge to patients) for Medicare services, the slicing away of pathology and other areas, the reinstatement of what was supposed to be a temporary freeze on rebates, the so-called reviews of handing over the payment system and maybe other bits of human resources to free enterprise - Turnbull's record of preserving Medicare in all its pristine glory is hardly a convincing one.
AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL ANTHEM: my attempt with minor changes. Adding 'dream time' might it may help us recognise the original peoples of our land.
My version:- AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL ANTHEM Australians all let us rejoice, this ancient land that sets us free The dream time i...
As you can see I still smile a lot. Why because its free,no tax on it yet?
Canberra:- A war zone in Woden, buildings boarded up, windows smashed, a bloody mess for seven years.SEVEN YEARS OF NEGLECT. GUESS WHO'S FAULT? NOBODY? ITS ALWAYS SOMEONE ELSE'S FAULT. BUCK PASSING IS THE NAME OF THE GAME ...
Extract from an article by Tim Minchin To Politicians. Learn how to talk to the people, he says: “ You don’t have to talk dumb – you have ...