Tag: Promises

Election 2022: Scott Morrison concedes he must change approach towards Australian voters

Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese, left, and Prime Minister Scott Morrison have clashed over wages.

How many times did we hear this from Abbott and he never did. The LNP changed him at a time when only 51% of the numbers were needed to kick him out as their leader. Turnbull didn’t change that and Morrison stabbed him in the back insuring he didn’t have the numbers either. Morrison knew the culture of the party wouldn’t pick a woman as leader even if Julie Bishop had all the skills for the job so it was between Morrison and Dutton.

Morrison then guaranteed he wasn’t going down the same way by raising the numbers required to get rid of him. Nobody has said he wasn’t an operator but that’s all he is. Right at this moment, his intransigent support for Deves has put moderate Liberals under threat and Josh Frydenber is one who’s come out and said he didn’t agree with Morrison’s pick to attract the religious Right Morrison knows only too well.  Sharma, Zimmerman and Archer as well can all rot as far as QAnon Morrison is concerned.

History has shown Morrison to be a “gunna” If he gets the job he’s gunna “get the sack”. Rest assured it’s a road well travelled by Scott Morrison whose mates number the likes of Trump, Brian Houston, and QAnon fruit cakes like his best mate Tim Stewart. Scott Morrison hasn’t changed in over 2 decades. He thinks he’s a smooth operator but we’ve all seen he’s not. He’s the very opposite and members of his own party have called him out for it.

Asked about the Prime Minister’s comments during his own press conference in Far North Queensland, Albanese said if Australians wanted change “then change the government.”

“Scott Morrison today said he is a bulldozer. A bulldozer wrecks, a bulldozer knocks things down. I’m a builder, that’s what I am, and If I’m elected Prime Minister, I’ll build things in this country … I’ll build the skills capacity of this nation up … I’ll build people’s living standards up,” he said.

Source: Election 2022: Scott Morrison concedes he must change approach towards Australian voters

Morrison pledges to slash medicine costs

Picture: Jason Edwards

More people died than needed because Morrison was Social Services Minister. More Asylum Seekers died when he was Immigration Minister. More have died because he is currently Prime Minister. It’s not something part and parcel of the job. Only 4 people died Under the ALPs Pink Bats scheme and the LNP went apeshit!

As for the slash across the board of medicines, Frydenberg’s “promise now a pledge” doesn’t apply to all 19M Australians but only to 2.4 M or  near 10% of us. Just turn back to Frydenberg’s interview on the Insiders a month ago. Only the most wealthy can afford to go to the doctors and get “multiple scripts” or do it more regularly than others and they are generally the most wealthy.

A $1.2 billion settlement between Robodebt victims and the federal government was reached in 2020. But the Morrison government has never detailed who was accountable for the four-year scheme, and which ministers knew about its problems. Scott Morrison was social services minister when the scheme was conceived, but has denied personal responsibility for the disaster.

Labor has long called for a royal commission into Robodebt, which Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese described as “a human tragedy, wrought by this government”. “Against all evidence, and all the outcry, the government insisted on using algorithms instead of people to pursue debt recovery against Australians who in many cases had no debt to pay,” he said on Saturday. “It caused untold misery. Only an Albanese Labor government will find out the truth.”

Source: Morrison pledges to slash medicine costs

Don’t Believe a Corporation That Promises to Do Better

Corporate responsibility pledges are an increasingly common response to public scrutiny. But trusting private companies to keep their promises hasn’t worked in the past, and it won’t work in the future.

Source: Don’t Believe a Corporation That Promises to Do Better

Not alone: Morrison’s ministers also untrustworthy

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The Promise and the Bubble: I’ll sign a Stat Dec

However, before he signs his statutory declaration to say he didn’t do what he likely did, he should consider the fact that accusations against him are not malicious, bitter slurs or in any way offensive if they are true. Now Morrison says the only reason he would be required to sign a statutory declaration is if a court ordered him to do so.

Source: Not alone: Morrison’s ministers also untrustworthy

Government grants: A broken system failing every taxpayer

Morrison, Turnbull, Abbott

It’s no longer “what can we do for you, but what you can do for us in terms of $$$? In the end many of these announced promises will simply go the way of vanashing bubbles even if the LNP government wins. Morrison has been only doing one thing for the past 3 years,and that’s rehearsing the reselling of his massively expensive waste. It’s like a replay of Sunset Boulevarde “Action Lights your on Scotty” with not a voter invited on to his very “on set party” for the crew.

The system under which billions of dollars of grants are handed out to communities across Australia is irretrievably broken. There’s no other conclusion to be drawn from the figures compiled by The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age that, grant by grant, electorate by electorate, show a community’s ranking on the electoral pendulum dictates its financial support.

Source: Government grants: A broken system failing every taxpayer

Budget 2022: government’s emergency is political not economic

Josh Frydenberg and Scott Morrison are preparing to hand down another budget.

Watch out for the bandaids attached to this Norman Gunston budget, The one-offs, Cost of Living Help of $4-$9, the fuel excise cut etc. Like the one off emergency payout of $800 promised flood victims that’s been so slow its “coming” but not arrived. The red tape put in place even more costly. But then promises pad the “appearance” of this government that has continuously failed to deliver anything but promises. They’re a government where style is more important than meaning, where  hi-viz uniforms that are meant to make Morrison and his MPs appear to know what he’s doing. Where inexperience and politics dominate decision making over expertise and studied  experience.  One-off gifts promised in the short term to allay but do nothing for the nation. This has been a short-term knee-jerk government since 2013. Imagine a one-off $250 bonus for pensioners $0.70cents a day to be ripped ioff them after a year WOW that’s a bonus!! But does that promise really drown out the “Nope Nope Nope” the anthem we’ve heard for the past decade? Or the false promises “No Cuts” to the ABC , Health, Education, Aged-Care, Wages, Public Service, etc etc etc?

Australians are used to being told the federal budget will give them billions of dollars in urgent cash to help them through a crisis, but Josh Frydenberg will have to adjust that message on Tuesday night.

Source: Budget 2022: government’s emergency is political not economic

Political platitudes like ‘we’re in a good place’ won’t fill the cracks in Australia’s economy ahead of the election | Satyajit Das | The Guardian

People walk through the Brisbane CBD

All sides of politics, wary of becoming wedged into electorally damaging positions, avoid confronting these challenges. Emollient slogans – ‘we are in good place’ or ‘push through’ – cannot address these problems. These issues vital to Australia’s future may not even make it onto the election policy agenda.

Source: Political platitudes like ‘we’re in a good place’ won’t fill the cracks in Australia’s economy ahead of the election | Satyajit Das | The Guardian

Old Dog Thought- Angus Taylor’ s Statement “Net- Zero doesn’t mean no CO2” Does mean a direct attack on unnecessary “man-made CO2” and not $250bn to fund it.

Fighting Fake News with REAL 13/10/21; Promises Promises Gas Bag Government; Privilege Whinge; Sucking Co2 out of the Air;

Scott Morrison regrets ‘not a race’ remark, promises to make up lost ground

Scott Morrison has acknowledged the vaccine rollout is months behind scheduled.

Promises undelivered give rise to more promises. This PM  simply doesn’t deliver anything other than promises. That’s what salesmen do but leaders don’t!

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has expressed regret for declaring the vaccine rollout was “not a race” when the program has fallen behind schedule, promising he will try to make up the lost ground.

Source: Scott Morrison regrets ‘not a race’ remark, promises to make up lost ground

It’s the golden age of pork-barrelling. Here’s a list of snouts in the trough

Bridget McKenzie sports rorts

The car park fund dwarfs sports rorts, revealed by the auditor-general last year. And it’s the latest in a very long list of slush funds, misdirected grants and pork-barrels, many of which are now forgotten. Here’s a quick run-through.

Source: It’s the golden age of pork-barrelling. Here’s a list of snouts in the trough

There are consequences for reneging on a major promise – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day Having the ability to admit that you are wrong is an absolute prerequisite to discernment and knowledge.’ ( john Lord )

Source: There are consequences for reneging on a major promise – » The Australian Independent Media Network

There’s no record of vaccinated aged care workers – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Today we discovered that no-one knows how many aged care workers have been vaccinated.It seems that we do not know how many aged care workers had been vaccinated, as there seems to be no-one keeping track of who has received the vaccine, and who hasn’t. According to the Department of Health, work is now “underway” to survey aged care workers at the nation’s facilities (read: literally counting heads).

Source: There’s no record of vaccinated aged care workers – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Has Scott Morrison changed the script on women and sexism, or is this political self-preservation? – ABC News

Morrison strides down an empty corridor holding a folder

But he came with no solutions, only a commitment to stand with women. It was a reset, a changing of the script. But without solutions it runs the risk of being seen as a political exercise in self-preservation. A spin job. A response to research and polling that is telling the government women are red hot with rage.

Has Scott Morrison changed the script on women and sexism, or is this political self-preservation? – ABC News

Australian GPs concerned about delays in vaccine rollout

More than 250,000 virus jabs have been administered in Australia so far, a long way off the four million Prime Minister Scott Morrison said would be complete by the end of March.

Australian GPs concerned about delays in vaccine rollout

Scott Morrison Giving People The Ships! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Now, I know some of you will be pointing out that Morrison and his band of merry men aren’t one of those who’ve agreed to a pay freeze/reduction, but remember they’re all struggling on upwards of $200,000 a year and Josh hasn’t even announced the tax cut for people like that yet… Mm, if not receiving promised increases are cuts, should reducing the tax you pay in the future be considered a tax cut?

Scott Morrison Giving People The Ships! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Shifting Blame Is a Favorite Habit of Polluters and This President | The Smirking Chimp

“Mr. Trump’s Blame List is long,” reported Peter Baker for The New York Times. “On top, of course, is Jerome H. Powell, the chair of the Federal Reserve — never mind that Mr. Trump was the one who appointed him. Then there are the Democrats, and not to mention the news media. And on Friday, the president added American businesses to the list, arguing that struggling companies have only themselves to blame and are rationalizing their own mistakes by pointing to, just to name an example, Mr. Trump’s multibillion-dollar tariffs and America’s biggest trade war in generations.”

via Shifting Blame Is a Favorite Habit of Polluters and This President | The Smirking Chimp

Dear Tony, your change of heart on Paris treaty is as insincere as it is desperate | Katharine Murphy | Australia news | The Guardian

Abbott told his interlocutor David Speers, because Angus Taylor was now the energy minister, and presumably is not in the grip of EO™.

Good man, Angus.

What is unclear though, is how Angus being a good man with EO™ immunity makes the Paris target any less than it was when Abbott signed up to it, recanted, then clambered back on board it again – but this way lies madness.

Instead of getting frustrated with a performance that could be fairly categorised perhaps as the last stand of the political opportunist, perhaps we should just look on the bright side and celebrate the backflip on the backflip.

Hooray.

Friday’s about face from Abbott shows that political pressure does have an impact.

via Dear Tony, your change of heart on Paris treaty is as insincere as it is desperate | Katharine Murphy | Australia news | The Guardian

Sharemarket Stock broker collapse traps $200m from thousands of investors

Halifax's clients invested in equities in Australia and other markets and a range of derivative products.

Stock broker collapse traps $200m from thousands of investors

The demise of Halifax Investment Services has led to the assets of  12,000 accounts being frozen as administrators figure out what went wrong.

“Halifax was the subject of an enforceable undertaking with ASIC in 2013 following regulatory action by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission over a slew of concerns about the operations of the business.”

It’s not the first time

When Corporations go to the wall it’s the the “free market” when the economy is rocked it’s the the “free market”. When the economy is on the rise it’s Liberal” good management,” When unemployment is rising it’s the “free market” When welfare is cut it’s Liberal “good management”. Someone seems not to have a clue when 12,000 investors are seperatedfrom their money. (ODT)

Great Australian Bight the site of nation’s other great reef, where oil companies want to drill – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Common kelp is seen on the ocean floor while a school of fish swim above.

Now, part of this unique environment could be developed to become one of Earth’s biggest offshore oil fields, with a string of about six Australian and international oil companies lined up to drop exploratory drills into its sea floor in search of fossil fuels.

Despite its relative obscurity, it is estimated to generate $10 billion each year for the Australian economy through fisheries and tourism. That’s about 50 per cent more than its more famous cousin, the Great Barrier Reef.

It is becoming known as the Great Southern Reef.

via Great Australian Bight the site of nation’s other great reef, where oil companies want to drill – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The plan boss, the plan – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Coalition have been assuring us for years that they have a plan for real solutions and that the plan will provide jobs and growth and reduce the deficit. Now I’m no expert, which makes me eminently qualified to discuss what the non-experts who occupy the government benches are doing. If those are your goals,…

Source: The plan boss, the plan – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Defence Minister Kevin Andrews won’t commit to ‘open tender’ for Australia’s next submarine fleet – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) What was the promise Abbott made? It’s easily cleared up except Kevin Andrews seems to refuse to explain it. Will anyone clarify things?

 

HMAS Dechaineux participating in Exercise Kakadu 2010 off the coast of Darwin.

Defence Minister Kevin Andrews won’t commit to ‘open tender’ for Australia’s next submarine fleet – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).