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The ScoMo Government

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by sptrawler, Aug 24, 2018.

  1. Knobby22

    Knobby22 Mmmmmm 2nd breakfast

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  2. wayneL

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    Nothing will be right until Labor, Liberal and The Greens are dead a buried.
     
  3. SirRumpole

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    Leaving just Pauline ?
     
  4. Knobby22

    Knobby22 Mmmmmm 2nd breakfast

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    That sounds a bit morose or are you planning a coup? :cautious:

    HARRY SECOMBE

    If I Ruled The World Lyrics

    If I ruled the world
    Every day would be the first day of Spring
    Every heart would have a new song to sing
    And we'd sing of the joy every morning would bring

    If I ruled the world
    Every man would be as free as a bird
    Every voice would be a voice to be heard
    Take my word, we would treasure each day that occurred

    My world would be a beautiful place
    Where we would weave such wonderful dreams
    My world would wear a smile on its face
    Like the man in the moon has when the moon beams

    If I ruled the world
    Every man would say the world was his friend
    There'd be happiness that no man could end
    No my friend, not if I ruled the world

    Every head would be held up high
    There'd be sunshine in everyone's sky
    If the day ever dawned when I ruled the world

    (my dad used to sing this).
     
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  5. sptrawler

    sptrawler

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    They have certainly put paid to lyrics like that, social media and the news media, put paid to joy and dreams. They give you a dose of reality, and if it brings pleasure and a feeling of contentment, they appologise, that is the last thing they want to encourage. IMO :roflmao:
     
  6. PZ99

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    Federal politics has been dead and buried for a decade. Meanwhile the country continues to function positively with a clear example as to why we don't even need a Fed Govt at all.

    Additional comfort for ScoMo when the sharks are winning home and away games of late :cool:
     
  7. Smurf1976

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    I'm not an expert on immigration laws but my understanding is that investing $1.5 million is one way to get in.

    Now $1.5 million isn't exactly going to start any substantial sort of new business now is it? Sole trader yes, a small shop or professional office yes, but not anything that makes any real difference even locally unless it's based in a very small town.

    There are also other categories for higher amounts but they're still only a few $ million, the sort of money that isn't particularly uncommon these days.

    To me it looks like a pretty easy to jump hurdle for those with money.

    I'm not opposed to the concept of immigration, just to the concept that throwing a few $ around is one way to get in. Fair enough if you're investing serious $ into a steel works or launching rockets or something like that but not if we're talking about mundane investments of no real significance.
     
  8. Smurf1976

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    I question whether the government is really just a caretaker in practice from now until the election?

    Officially not, they're still the government, but does anyone seriously expect anything to be done in their remaining time beyond simply administering business as usual?
     
  9. PZ99

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    Not really. But 9 months* is a long time in politics. Mark Latham/ALP had a fair lead over the Howard Govt before it all went to dust. The amount of negativity from the ALP will cost them if they don't start presenting an alternative Govt.

    *The interesting thing for me is most commentators are expecting the election to be around the same time as the budget statement. So expect some serious pork barrelling and Hash Candy :)
     
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  11. sptrawler

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    I think people have realised, consumer prices can't stay this low forever, dollar going down interest rates going up, the cycle is turning. IMO
    For example I just bought a 5KW Fujitsu A/C for $999, that is cheap.
    It will be interesting to see how things are going in eight months, like you said earlier, it is a long time in politics.
    Wages are on the rise in mining, and it is difficult to find workers, at the moment.
    By the time the election comes around, Billy's slash and burn policies, may well not be as palatable as people are finding them currently.
    One thing for sure, Billy won't have as good a time debating Morrison, as he did with Turnbull.
    It could well be, the most interesting times in politics, for a long time. :2twocents
     
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  12. sptrawler

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    What a hoot, now the SMH wants to bag the Libs for dropping lifting the age pension age, lol why because it's really unpopular. Jeez give us a break.

    https://www.theage.com.au/politics/...o-for-australia-s-future-20180905-p501ua.html

    Silly Billy doesn't have to worry about going into meltdown, obviously the Age will do it for him.IMO

    Maybe if it so important a step, that the Libs shouldn't drop it, they should be pushing Labor to adopt it, after all they increased the pension age from 65 to 67.

    That would give the Media a bit more credibility. lol as if. :eek:

    The hippy hippy shakes are starting to happen, Billy can't sit in his cone of silence and say FFFk all, Malcolm's gone the soft roll is over. lol
     
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    OMG the ABC are jumping on the band wagon, you young lefties have no hope. LOL give me the ventilator :laugh:
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-...-savings-sacrificed/10204696?section=analysis

    Come on Bill, give us a dose of reality, what a hoot. :roflmao:
    Lift the retirement age, and don't think you can go early by buying an investment property, you grunt it you asked for it.
    I think I will vote Labor, we can share the pain together, luckily i'm doing it from a later stage in life. :laugh:
    At last, the real news comes out.:xyxthumbs
     
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    I hope both those authors loose their jobs around 5 years before they reach the pension age.

    They'll be pushing for it to be 65 real quick :)
     
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    Tisme Apathetic at Best

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    Should be lowered to 63 and those who want to work 'til they drop given a tax break.

    Biggest rort of all time was govt employees retiring at 55 on the back of overpaid, over superannuated salaries and ridiculous severance redundancy packages.
     
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  16. sptrawler

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    Like you said in another thread, some workers will physically struggle to get to 65 let alone 67.
    I've had two knees and hips replaced, I couldn't go on, a mate of mine is a brickie and watching him work breaks your heart poor sod.
     
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    I have a bit of arthritis which bugs me at work. Ironically, and to add insult to injury, I'm no longer allowed to buy the codeine painkillers unless I burden the health system with a visit to the GP.

    Wait until the automation kicks in - then we're really up the creek. I better start refreshing my day trading skills...
     
  18. SirRumpole

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    If people retire at 70 there will be a lot of young people trying to raise families who can't get a job because the old fogeys are hogging them.
     
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    moXJO menace to society

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    People have a right to work. Age shouldn't be a factor.
     
  20. SirRumpole

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    We are not talking about "right to work", but the age at which people can get a government pension.
     
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