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I tend to think that there is a case ATM, to make employers give an across the board pay rise to low income earners, in lieu of the increase to their super contributions.
I have no confidence that a persons super contributions will in fact help their retirement in 30-40 years time, as opposed to just reducing the amount of pension they qualify for, whereas now the money could be better used to help them manage in the current economic situation.
If at a later date things improve whereby, wages are increasing and outstripping cost of living increases, then up the super contribution rate.
Life and the economic situation isn't a linear progression, the system should adapt to the prevailing economic climate, as opposed to pandering to the Government and Super Funds, it is the individuals money not the Governments. The Government's are too focused on reducing their pension obligations and Super Funds are too focused on their gravy train. IMO
 
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New flavour of the month for the Libs.
Sounds Putinesque..

Peter Dutton accused of sounding 'like a dictator' after urging welfare cuts for protesters

Home affairs minister also recommended mandatory jail sentences and public shaming of climate change activists

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Peter Dutton has called for protesters disrupting Brisbane to have their welfare withdrawn and to face mandatory, indefinite jail sentences. Photograph: Lukas Coch/AAP
Protesters who disrupt traffic should have their welfare payments cut and be subject to mandatory jail sentences, Peter Dutton has declared, as conservative MPs continue to lash out against climate change protests.
https://www.theguardian.com/austral...cused-dictator-urging-welfare-cuts-protesters
 
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New flavour of the month for the Libs.
Sounds Putinesque..

Peter Dutton accused of sounding 'like a dictator' after urging welfare cuts for protesters

Home affairs minister also recommended mandatory jail sentences and public shaming of climate change activists

Amy Remeikis

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Thu 3 Oct 2019 03.58 EDT Last modified on Thu 3 Oct 2019 04.16 EDT


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Peter Dutton has called for protesters disrupting Brisbane to have their welfare withdrawn and to face mandatory, indefinite jail sentences. Photograph: Lukas Coch/AAP
Protesters who disrupt traffic should have their welfare payments cut and be subject to mandatory jail sentences, Peter Dutton has declared, as conservative MPs continue to lash out against climate change protests.
https://www.theguardian.com/austral...cused-dictator-urging-welfare-cuts-protesters
Twit.
 

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New flavour of the month for the Libs.
Sounds Putinesque..

Peter Dutton accused of sounding 'like a dictator' after urging welfare cuts for protesters

Home affairs minister also recommended mandatory jail sentences and public shaming of climate change activists

Amy Remeikis

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Thu 3 Oct 2019 03.58 EDT Last modified on Thu 3 Oct 2019 04.16 EDT


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Peter Dutton has called for protesters disrupting Brisbane to have their welfare withdrawn and to face mandatory, indefinite jail sentences. Photograph: Lukas Coch/AAP
Protesters who disrupt traffic should have their welfare payments cut and be subject to mandatory jail sentences, Peter Dutton has declared, as conservative MPs continue to lash out against climate change protests.
https://www.theguardian.com/austral...cused-dictator-urging-welfare-cuts-protesters
It's an ambit claim.

Taken round the back of the station for a "chat", is probably all they're after. Medical bills on the house.
 
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You may be right..er..correct. Journalists aren't really off to Labor camps , "Taken round the back of the station for a "chat", is probably all they're after."
 
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In the strange world of planet America , Afghans and Iraqis are kidnapped in their countries for breaking US law and sent to Guantanamo of communist Cuba, enemy of the free world.
"The 38-year-old University of Queensland research student was held in custody for 13 months over allegations he exported American radar equipment for detecting stealth planes or missiles to Iran, circumventing US sanctions."
Iran has swapped its innocent kidnap victims from Aus in exchange for the guy. A bit more like kindergarten games than Law and Order. But now Trump is normal.
 
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This government is one of the sneakiest bunch of authoritarians around. And biggest bunch of do nothings. And labor has been passing a lot of their bills as well. Theres a reason they didn't win the last election.

Government grabbing more control while we look away.
 
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This government is one of the sneakiest bunch of authoritarians around. And biggest bunch of do nothings. And labor has been passing a lot of their bills as well. Theres a reason they didn't win the last election.

Government grabbing more control while we look away.
Maybe it is just that they aren't on the front page of every paper, that gives that impression, we are very used to seeing politics taking up 50% of all news media.
 
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Maybe it is just that they aren't on the front page of every paper, that gives that impression, we are very used to seeing politics taking up 50% of all news media.
Noticed that Littleproud is having an investigation into how the satellite imagery of full dams for the cotton industry was accessed and revealed.Of course not how the dams got full in drought times ,and no flows going down the rivers.Was cotton growing reduced by the drought?I do not think so.
 
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Noticed that Littleproud is having an investigation into how the satellite imagery of full dams for the cotton industry was accessed and revealed.Of course not how the dams got full in drought times ,and no flows going down the rivers.Was cotton growing reduced by the drought?I do not think so.
Have you a link to what you are saying, I can't follow it, from W.A.
Who is littleproud? was cotton growing reduced by the drought?
Sounds interesting though.
 
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Noticed that Littleproud is having an investigation into how the satellite imagery of full dams for the cotton industry was accessed and revealed.Of course not how the dams got full in drought times ,and no flows going down the rivers.Was cotton growing reduced by the drought?I do not think so.
Whoops, your political leaning is showing, so I will use a lefty website, from the ABC

Australia's cotton production halved as drought and low to no water allocation takes its toll

Key points:
  • Australia's cotton crop is expected to be 2.1 million bales — about half the previous season's yield
  • Cotton Australia's chief executive says the national crop will still generate around $1.5 billion
  • He said it will not affect the global market, nor will it increase prices

https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2...er-allocation-impacts-cotton-harvest/11172966
 
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Whoops, your political leaning is showing, so I will use a lefty website, from the ABC

Australia's cotton production halved as drought and low to no water allocation takes its toll

Key points:
  • Australia's cotton crop is expected to be 2.1 million bales — about half the previous season's yield
  • Cotton Australia's chief executive says the national crop will still generate around $1.5 billion
  • He said it will not affect the global market, nor will it increase prices

https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2...er-allocation-impacts-cotton-harvest/11172966
Nothing to do with political leanings.Why was any cotton grown at all when no water is flowing down the Darling?I got this info off twitter.I vote for the centre-left.. rebekhah Sharkie.They want a royal commission into the mdb...no other party does.Why are cotton growers at the top of the system allowed to hive off flood water for free...and stop water getting into the system?This information also came from a Ms Slattery who gave evidence at the SA royal commission into the MDB-known as an expert. ...unlike Cotton Australia's chief executive.She alerted all to the full dams (massive holding ponds) that the cotton growers have in storage.,This was last week on the Drum.
 
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Why was any cotton grown at all when no water is flowing down the Darling?
Does literally none of it grow without irrigation and is there nowhere else in Australia that cotton is grown?
 

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Maybe it is just that they aren't on the front page of every paper, that gives that impression, we are very used to seeing politics taking up 50% of all news media.
Internet censorship, media censorship, cash attack, this mob has been tightening its grip around a few areas of concern. It started off with the bikers losing rights (I know most don't care about criminals) but it started morphing into some pretty big breeches of the general publics rights and privacy.
 
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It will be interesting to see how this pans out, it could well blow up in Morrison's face, because he will be judged in hindsight.
If Australia goes into recession he will wear it for not splashing cash, if we pull through some will say it was a master stroke others will say lucky, but it looks like a bit of a hiding to nothing to me.
 

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Interest rate cuts and tax cuts haven't worked so there's no guarantee a cash splash will work.

Confidence is the key. A budget surplus might add to that.

Another rate cut from the reserve bank talking the economy down will do the opposite.
 
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Interest rate cuts and tax cuts haven't worked so there's no guarantee a cash splash will work.

Confidence is the key. A budget surplus might add to that.

Another rate cut from the reserve bank talking the economy down will do the opposite.
I definitely agree that confidence is the key and more rate cuts won't work.

If governments wanted to invest infrastructure and create jobs then near zero interest rates are the time to do it. Infrastructure will be needed at some time (it is needed right now), so if they have to borrow at 5% in some years they are just stupid if they don't do it now.
 
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