Frydenburg and Morrison – a double act


Josh Frydenburg showed his true colours today. He ripped into the Victorian Premier and blamed him directly for the second wave of coronavirus. Obviously if Daniel Andrews is in charge, and the outbreak occurred on his watch, then at some point in time, he will be held to account. The major problem is that Andrews … Continue reading Frydenburg and Morrison – a double act

Privatisation – who is it good for?


Privatisation is one of those terms which politicians avoid using. That is because the public does not like the idea, or its outcomes. It can be used in a number of ways, but most of us regard it as meaning “selling off a publicly owned asset, usually to the detriment of good government”.  Most politicians … Continue reading Privatisation – who is it good for?

What went wrong with Aged Care?


There is a definite turning point in the quality and the humanity of Australia's care for the elderly. The Aged Care Bill 1997 (Cth). was introduced as part of the new Howard Government's 1996 Budget measures. It was to prove a huge gamble, which still wreaks havoc in the Aged Care sector. And it created … Continue reading What went wrong with Aged Care?

Why we need a welfare state in Australia


Welfare state, a concept of government in which the state ... plays a key role in the protection and promotion of the economic and social well-being of citizens. It is based on the principles of equality of opportunity, equitable distribution of wealth, and public responsibility for those unable to avail themselves of the minimal provisions … Continue reading Why we need a welfare state in Australia