Economic issues · One Nation

Welfare cuts bill killed off by One Nation

For a populist/ conservative politician looking to seek appeal amongst the broader electorate, this approach from One Nation is spot on. Radical economic liberals aside, who could dispute this reasoning used by One Nation? “Welfare cuts bill killed off by One Nation”, Sky News, 21 March, 2017: Pauline Hanson has killed off the federal government’s hopes of… Continue reading Welfare cuts bill killed off by One Nation

Islam in Britain

Jihadis Living on Support Payments from the Europe They Vowed to Destroy

“Jihadis Living on Support Payments from the Europe they Vowed to Destroy”, Gatestone Institute, March 10, 2017: Four years ago, the British liberal newspaper, The Guardian, ran a story about the “survivors of Guantanamo“, the “victims of America’s ‘icon of lawlessness’”, “Britain’s survivors of the detention centre that has been called the ‘gulag of our… Continue reading Jihadis Living on Support Payments from the Europe They Vowed to Destroy

One Nation · The gravy train

One Nation seeking the populist rage

Much of what aided the popularity of Donald Trump and other comparable movements, was their rebellious anti- establishment and anti- government themes. This concoction which has proved effective on numerous occasions, is now being employed by One Nation in targeting the excesses of pensions for politicians. And rightly so. Politicians already earn a salary far and above average Australians, so it is unjust for… Continue reading One Nation seeking the populist rage

The gravy train

The rort continues 

Today, The Age reported that on top of Joe Hockey’s substantial pay as US ambassador, he has charged tax- payers $2500 for babysitting costs, among other extraordinary benefits. Surely now, the time has come for all interested in politics, regardless of where they be in the political spectrum, to unite against this shameful rort. And the longer… Continue reading The rort continues 

Indigenous Australians

The Welfare card

Last month, the Federal Government’s bill on Welfare cards passed through the Senate, authorizing the use of these cards in trials throughout areas of remote Indigenous Australia. In basic terms, the idea is for entitlement money to be provided to a person exclusively through this card, as opposed to traditional welfare payment systems. 80 % of this card cannot be… Continue reading The Welfare card