Where is Australia heading?

Support for the Gillard Labor Government hit an all-time low in July. A Newspoll published in The Australian newspaper showed support for Labor at a mere 27%. On a two-party preferred basis the Coalition was polling at 58% with Labor at 42%. Clearly Gillard is having trouble selling the carbon tax to ordinary people. While […]

Federal budget: $22 billion of unnecessary cuts

Wayne Swan’s fourth budget is set to deliver a number of blows to society’s most vulnerable. While the screws are tightened on the disabled, long-term unemployed, Indigenous people and single mothers, the big mining companies are rubbing their hands together with glee. In several polls 80-90% of people have said that they feel the budget […]

Gillard caves in to mining giants

Just a week after becoming PM Julia Gillard announced a complete back down on the Resources Super Profits Tax (RSPT). Billions of dollars of concessions were made to the three big mining companies; BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto and Xstrata. Delighted with the windfall, the mining giants decided to call off their $100 million anti-government advertising […]