Tag: Advice

Top economists back boosts to JobSeeker and social housing over tax cuts in pre-budget poll

Overwhelmingly, Australia’s leading economists want the budget to boost social housing and the JobSeeker unemployment benefit rather than bring forward personal income tax cuts.

Top economists back boosts to JobSeeker and social housing over tax cuts in pre-budget poll

A winter flu season means Australia’s coronavirus lockdown could last for months – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A man walks down the steps of the Sydney Opera House

key points:

Medical experts said influenza spikes, which occurred this year in NSW, would strain hospitals
Both the flu and COVID-19 shared identical symptoms and would frustrate data-collection for both
Evidence from China and Italy showed lockdowns needed to be enforced for several months

News Corp says otherwise demanding we go back to work( ODT)

via A winter flu season means Australia’s coronavirus lockdown could last for months – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Morrison: Drop Everything And Start Talking About Boats, Not Votes – » The Australian Independent Media Network

People have a tendency to expect history to repeat itself. Of course, it often does, but that doesn’t suit the point I’m making, so I’ll pretend I’m Tony Abbott and just ignore history so that I can make my point.

via Morrison: Drop Everything And Start Talking About Boats, Not Votes – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Trump Administration Urges Saudis To Stick To Killing Random Yemeni Civilians

As criticism mounted over the country’s alleged role in the disappearance and possible death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the Trump administration reportedly urged the leaders of Saudi Arabia Friday to stick to killing random Yemeni civilians. “The potential murder of a high-profile journalist critical of their regime raises grave concerns for us, and we appeal to the leaders of Saudi Arabia to restrict their extrajudicial murders to Yemeni people who don’t have any public platform,” said President Trump, adding that the White House would not sit idly by as the Saudis caused the deaths of innocent people unless they were Yemeni children in a school bus or a group of Yemeni people attending a wedding.

via Trump Administration Urges Saudis To Stick To Killing Random Yemeni Civilians

Chris Hedges: Make America Ungovernable – Chris Hedges – Truthdig

The window to overthrow the Trump regime is rapidly closing. We must move swiftly to make governance impossible through nationwide strikes and other nonviolent resistance. If we do not, the last vestiges of democracy will die.

Source: Chris Hedges: Make America Ungovernable – Chris Hedges – Truthdig

Clara Romeo: Bernie Sanders Gives Leadership Tips to Democrats Facing the Trump Era – Truthdig

On some matters, such as Donald Trump’s future Supreme Court choices, the Vermont senator is less combative than some of his colleagues. On other issues, he digs in his heels.

Source: Clara Romeo: Bernie Sanders Gives Leadership Tips to Democrats Facing the Trump Era – Truthdig