Prepare for impact – Federal budget 2015 – The #QldWeekly blogazine: #qldpol @Qldaah

Blogging the week in Queensland politics and news. Table of contents Can’t get their heads around it. (May 16, 2015) – State governments in a world of pain. (May 15, 2015) – Media has gone to the dogs. (May 14, 2015) – War against Abbott Government. (May 13, 2015) – Budget fallout. (May 12, 2015) – […]

Climate, Environment Boards, Foreign Aid slashed by Joe Hockey in #MYEFO says @Takvera

The Abbott Government slashing of climate change infrastructure continues in the latest Midyear Economic Forecast by the Treasurer Joe Hockey, where it was announced the Commonwealth deficit has blown out to more than $40 billion and forecast not to return to surplus until 2019-20 at the earliest. Hockey attributed this budget blowout to reduced commodity […]

Citizen journo @Wendy_Bacon on Joe’s ‘Widen the Gap’ budget

Last night I headed over to FBi, a successful not for profit radio station in inner Sydney to meet up with the Budget_Aus team to listen to Treasurer Joe Hockey deliver his first budget speech. We were hosted by Heidi Pett and the rest of the FBi Backchat team who were working on their show about […]

Will Libs bite bullet, withdraw Howard’s over-the-top entitlements to self-funded retirees?

By Margo Kingston  @margokingston1 9th March, 2014 When Samantha Maiden reported today that the Audit Commission wanted super-generous seniors health card benefits to self-funded retirees reversed, I dug up my 2002 SMH budget comment on the matter. The Libs are to blame for this totally unsustainable entitlement culture they knew would help cripple the budget […]

A baby boomer fires back at ‘a certain age bracket’

By Denis Wright February 26, 2013 Source: I don’t get cross at much, but one thing that really sticks in my craw is the constant harping by a certain section of a certain age bracket – that somehow the baby-boomers are the source of all evil in the world. Not you, of course – you’re […]