Bleeding Heart Lefty – Smokin Joe Hockey’s Fight For Free Education

I missed commenting on The Budget ™ because my computer had crapped its pants but I couldn’t resist this. The background….. Last week our nation’s Treasurer, Joe Hockey, delivered his government’s first budget. Like most first-term government inaugural budgets, it blows a whole bunch of political capital on ideological flights of fancy that the government hopes it can make up for before the next election. It’s a budget that makes Australia a meaner, more desperate place. One of those flights of fancy is the deregulation of universities and associated changes to Australia’s student loans scheme. Basically, the government wants a […]

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Bleeding Heart Lefty: Verb The Noun – #Auspol

It’s been very hard to concentrate on cars the last week, so it’s time to blow out a few of the week’s cobwebs…. —— From 2007 to 2013, Australia was governed by a leftist government – the Labor Party. The leader for much of this time, Kevin Rudd, was very popular with the electorate but his leadership style was loathed within his own party. The solution: they ousted him in his first term of government and replaced him with Australia’s first female Prime Minister, Julia Gillard. An election followed that delivered a hung parliament but Gillard won the day by […]

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