Tag: Labor

WA credit rating boost to AA1 sees Labor laughing all the way to the bank, and the next election – Analysis; Opinion – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Mark McGowan and Ben Wyatt smile while holding the 2018 budget, in front of the Australian flag.

Labor does what the LNP can’t in 6 years of trying. Australia had the World’s best Treasurer until the LNP came along.(ODT)

via WA credit rating boost to AA1 sees Labor laughing all the way to the bank, and the next election – Analysis & Opinion – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Australia’s wealthiest have become 50 times richer in my lifetime – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A chart showing the wealth of the top 200 richest Australians growing rapidly.

 Australia’s wealthiest have become 50 times richer in my lifetime – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Minimum wage to rise by $21.60 a week for 2.2 million workers

 

Victorian Labor promises biggest transport building program in Australia

Victoria will undergo “the biggest public transport building program in Australian history” if the state Labor government is re-elected, Premier Daniel Andrews will promise in a speech marking 100 days until the November state poll.

In notes seen by The Age, the Premier will also take aim at the privatisation of Victoria’s energy market and the companies reaping massive profits.

“We were promised that a privatised electricity market would lower prices,” he will say in his address to the Committee for Economic Development. “Wrong. Privatisation has not worked.”

via Victorian Labor promises biggest transport building program in Australia

UK Labour’s Corbyn Refutes Netanyahu’s Smears, Calls out Policy of Shooting Gaza Kids

“The nation-state law sponsored by @Netanyahu’s government discriminates against Israel’s Palestinian minority. I stand with the tens of thousands of Arab and Jewish citizens of Israel demonstrating for equal rights at the weekend in Tel Aviv,” Corbyn sai

via UK Labour’s Corbyn Refutes Netanyahu’s Smears, Calls out Policy of Shooting Gaza Kids

Labour Israel lobbyist deletes anti-Semitic “conspiracy” claims | The Electronic Intifada

IT TAKES ALMOST 2 YEARS TO DEFEAT A LIAR WHO THEN SIMPLY WALKS AWAY IN SILENCE. A TYPICAL AND DAILY TACTIC BY ANDREW BOLT A MURDOCH MAN DO

The former Israel lobbyist and high-profile Labour lawmaker Ruth Smeeth has deleted a statement from her website which alleged anti-Semitism in Labour.

In one of the most high profile instances of the supposed “anti-Semitism crisis” in the UK’s main opposition party, Smeeth in June 2016 claimed she had been “attacked by a Momentum activist and Jeremy Corbyn supporter who used traditional anti-Semitic slurs to attack me for being part of a ‘media conspiracy.’”

Activist Marc Wadsworth had in fact neither said nor implied anything about Jews. Neither did he use the word “conspiracy.”

Smeeth did not reply to a request for comment. You can read the deleted statement in full below.

via Labour Israel lobbyist deletes anti-Semitic “conspiracy” claims | The Electronic Intifada

‘Come at me you parasites’: a real live intern reacts to Path program | First Dog on the Moon | Opinion | The Guardian

Ian the Climate Denialist Potato has invited Bethany the intern to speak to his new coffee shop franchisees. But does he know she’s in the union?

Source: ‘Come at me you parasites’: a real live intern reacts to Path program | First Dog on the Moon | Opinion | The Guardian

Trump Just Told the Fight for $15 to Go Screw Itself | The Nation

Donald Trump’s campaign often attempted to recall bygone American eras, and with his selection of Andrew Puzder, Trump is reaching all the way back to the late 19th century—the time of the robber barons.

Source: Trump Just Told the Fight for $15 to Go Screw Itself | The Nation