The Albanese ALP Government

 
  don_dunstan Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Adelaide proud
Keating vs. Bandt is hilarious.  The little green Marxist now wants to debate Paul at the National Press Club...

Carnot
My intense dislike of the class traitor Keating is well known on this board, but despite that I can acknowledge he is a great orator and would rip Bandt to shreds in any debate.

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  don_dunstan Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Adelaide proud
Labor prepares to open the immigration flood-gates just like the LNP did - Financial Review;

Australia’s crippling visa backlog will not be resolved without an expansion of the country’s immigration program, as overseas processing staffing shortages add to blowouts in visa processing times, Home Affairs warned the federal government.

As Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said massive skills shortages around the country were being exacerbated by a backlog left by the Morrison government, the department told incoming ministers that taxpayers could also be on the hook for billions of dollars when two immigration mega-contracts worth almost $4.5 billion expire next year.

With a million people in post-secondary and vocational education at any one time, there's really no such thing as "skills shortages" - the shortage is in people who are willing to work for $12 an hour or less particularly in hospitality, fruit picking, nursing homes and other low skill jobs. The problem is that with low unemployment Australians are shunning those jobs in favour of better pay elsewhere, particularly in the big capital cities where rents are rising rapidly and nobody on low wages can actually afford to live there.

So prepare for wages to be squashed by an avalanche of a million new migrants - again. Labor doesn't give a stuff about the people on the bottom rung, they're doing exactly what the big end of town is demanding of them just like the LNP - two heads of the same beast.
  lsrailfan Minister for Railways

Location: Somewhere you're not
Keating vs. Bandt is hilarious.  The little green Marxist now wants to debate Paul at the National Press Club...

My intense dislike of the class traitor Keating is well known on this board, but despite that I can acknowledge he is a great orator and would rip Bandt to shreds in any debate.
don_dunstan
Please remind us again of why Keating is a so called "class traitor", in your eyes at least?
  don_dunstan Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Adelaide proud
Please remind us again of why Keating is a so called "class traitor", in your eyes at least?
I could almost hear the collective groan going up from the Labor-lovers on this board when you asked that question.

In short, he and Hawkie implemented the Thatcherite neo-liberal project in its entirety without being honest enough to tell the working class that's what they were going to do. And the destruction to working people was enormous - particularly his decision to let the banks off the leash and borrow whatever they wanted from overseas pushed Australian house prices into the stratosphere and made them unaffordable for average people.

We had $2,000,000,000 in total foreign liabilities when Fraser left office in 1983 - now in 2022 we have something like three trillion, over 1,000 times the amount. Not that I blame Hawke/Keating entirely because Howard made the situation worse by deliberately tripling long term migration to this country without telling anyone of the change to policy either (from around 2003) but the sheer poverty and lack of housing for working people is due to those two policies. Labor had six years to do something about unaffordable housing last time they were in office and instead that crackpot socialist Gillard gave out even more visas to big business.

They're the worker's worst enemy by far - at least the LNP are relatively honest about what they stand for. Labor just lie.
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat Line
Please remind us again of why Keating is a so called "class traitor", in your eyes at least?
I could almost hear the collective groan going up from the Labor-lovers on this board when you asked that question.

In short, he and Hawkie implemented the Thatcherite neo-liberal project in its entirety without being honest enough to tell the working class that's what they were going to do. And the destruction to working people was enormous - particularly his decision to let the banks off the leash and borrow whatever they wanted from overseas pushed Australian house prices into the stratosphere and made them unaffordable for average people.

We had $2,000,000,000 in total foreign liabilities when Fraser left office in 1983 - now in 2022 we have something like three trillion, over 1,000 times the amount. Not that I blame Hawke/Keating entirely because Howard made the situation worse by deliberately tripling long term migration to this country without telling anyone of the change to policy either (from around 2003) but the sheer poverty and lack of housing for working people is due to those two policies. Labor had six years to do something about unaffordable housing last time they were in office and instead that crackpot socialist Gillard gave out even more visas to big business.

They're the worker's worst enemy by far - at least the LNP are relatively honest about what they stand for. Labor just lie.
don_dunstan

No evidence presented about this tripe.

You open your mouth and the wind blows your tongue about. Your political bias is astonishing but predictable.

M.
  michaelgm Chief Commissioner

Please remind us again of why Keating is a so called "class traitor", in your eyes at least?
I could almost hear the collective groan going up from the Labor-lovers on this board when you asked that question.

In short, he and Hawkie implemented the Thatcherite neo-liberal project in its entirety without being honest enough to tell the working class that's what they were going to do. And the destruction to working people was enormous - particularly his decision to let the banks off the leash and borrow whatever they wanted from overseas pushed Australian house prices into the stratosphere and made them unaffordable for average people.

We had $2,000,000,000 in total foreign liabilities when Fraser left office in 1983 - now in 2022 we have something like three trillion, over 1,000 times the amount. Not that I blame Hawke/Keating entirely because Howard made the situation worse by deliberately tripling long term migration to this country without telling anyone of the change to policy either (from around 2003) but the sheer poverty and lack of housing for working people is due to those two policies. Labor had six years to do something about unaffordable housing last time they were in office and instead that crackpot socialist Gillard gave out even more visas to big business.

They're the worker's worst enemy by far - at least the LNP are relatively honest about what they stand for. Labor just lie.
don_dunstan
No groan here, instead a chuckle. But the irony, an invitation for Don to stand upon his soapbox wasn’t lost.
  don_dunstan Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Adelaide proud
No evidence presented about this tripe.

You open your mouth and the wind blows your tongue about. Your political bias is astonishing but predictable.

M.
The Vinelander
So  as usual the people who suffered under the Labor Party are completely invisible to you aren't they, Mike. No such thing as 17% mortgage rates, no 10% unemployment -

I look forward to the day when you actually have something interesting or relevant to add to this thread, but I'm not holding my breath.
No groan here, instead a chuckle. But the irony, an invitation for Don to stand upon his soapbox wasn’t lost.
michaelgm
And now he's shilling for the Chinese Communist Party for money like Hawke did only 18 months after leaving office.

They were really bad people, both of them - dishonest, selfish and greedy.
  Sonofagunzel Minister for Railways

For some reason, Bandt challenging Keating reminded me of this:



https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=V3C4pWwDqps
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat Line
I look forward to the day when you actually have something interesting or relevant to add to this thread, but I'm not holding my breath.
don_dunstan

And so here it is.

Obviously our conservative 'friends' hoped this Murdoch news would slip under the radar.

https://www.news.com.au/national/politics/labor-extend-lead-record-satisfaction-for-incoming-pm-anthony-albanese-newspoll/news-story/e25ddfc93a8fd95ac75d2c0f5c0f5287

Our new federal government as I predicted earlier in this thread has substantially increased its popularity to the point that Anthony Albanese is currently the most popular recently elected PM in over 35 years Exclamation

You do realise of course that your bleatings about the Labor party and interest rates are of a time so long ago that many posters in these pages were not even born at that time. But living in the past is your specialty...we all just wish you could purchase a one way ticket to the early 1980's then you'd be gone...permanently.

Mike.
  don_dunstan Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Adelaide proud
Our new federal government as I predicted earlier in this thread has substantially increased its popularity to the point that Anthony Albanese is currently the most popular recently elected PM in over 35 years Exclamation
The Vinelander
It won't last -
You do realise of course that your bleatings about the Labor party and interest rates are of a time so long ago that many posters in these pages were not even born at that time. But living in the past is your specialty....
The Vinelander
But they're bringing it back, Mike - they're bringing back all those things that we loved about Hawke/Keating in the eighties just like fluro socks and beat-boxes. Inflation is already ratcheting its way up and even though unemployment is very low at the moment its always a precondition that precedes recession.

So we're going to get all that stuff that a Labor government traditionally delivers us sooner than anyone expects. Probably even the "recession we had to have".
...we all just wish you could purchase a one way ticket to the early 1980's then you'd be gone...permanently. Mike.
The Vinelander
Again, not going anywhere, girlfriend. Keep wishing.
  don_dunstan Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Adelaide proud
Unbelievable - Albanese hasn't been in office for three months and he already needs a week off - Sky;

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has announced he is "having a bit of a break" next week as he takes leaves and travels in Australia.      

Mr Albanese will be on leave from August 6 to 14, with Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Richard Marles taking on acting Prime Minister duties.  

"I will be on leave next week, travelling in Australia, having a bit of a break – the first break I've had this year," the Labor leader told ABC Melbourne on Friday.

"And Richard Marles will be doing a great job, I'm sure, in my absence as acting Prime Minister."

Imagine the outrage if Morrison had done that.
  don_dunstan Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Adelaide proud
Whew, I'm a bit exhausted after three months in that job... just forget about what I said before the election:

  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat Line
Our new federal government as I predicted earlier in this thread has substantially increased its popularity to the point that Anthony Albanese is currently the most popular recently elected PM in over 35 years Exclamation
It won't last
don_dunstan

More cracked crystal ball gazing...or is it the dog eared tarot cards this time Question

You see, you are so far to the right, hence my justified, common reference to you as a RWNJ, that the media group that undertook the poll is News Ltd and as you know the Murdoch led News Ltd's readership has an overwhelmingly conservative voting intention.

Consequently, due to your established ultra-conservative views you are to the right of the Right Exclamation

You are in a very lonely space with your tiny rump of supporters.

One last thing, I do give you much credit for your work ethic of NEVER taking leave, or could that comment about the PM simply be sour grapes Question

Mike.
  don_dunstan Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Adelaide proud
You see, you are so far to the right, hence my justified, common reference to you as a RWNJ, that the media group that undertook the poll is News Ltd and as you know the Murdoch led News Ltd's readership has an overwhelmingly conservative voting intention.
The Vinelander
Yet here I am consistently defending the welfare and the living standards of the working poor in this country - the millions of people that neither side of politics appears to represent - while you're more than happy to condemn those people to energy poverty in order to achieve your truly insane and unachievable goals.

Why is it you hate the millions of hand-to-mouth poor in this country, Mike? Serious question. Is it because you think those people are racist and ignorant and not deserving of any kind of help or protection?
Consequently, due to your established ultra-conservative views you are to the right of the Right
The Vinelander
That's YOU, Mike. Your religious zealotry about your cause harming millions of people doesn't matter a fig to you as long as everyone conforms to your nutty idea of how the world should be.

Right?
  don_dunstan Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Adelaide proud
For some reason, Bandt challenging Keating reminded me of this:



https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=V3C4pWwDqps
Sonofagunzel
Thoroughly deserved it.
  don_dunstan Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Adelaide proud
One last thing, I do give you much credit for your work ethic of NEVER taking leave, or could that comment about the PM simply be sour grapes Question

Mike.
The Vinelander
Poor, poor Albo - hadn't had a day off since he got elected and then needed a week off when not quite three months was up. Perhaps we'd better do what the Americans do with Biden and not set tasks that are too challenging before lunch?
  Donald Chief Commissioner

Location: Donald. Duck country.
Didn't Albo have a week off when he got back from galavanting around the world after 3 weeks in the job?
  don_dunstan Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Adelaide proud
Didn't Albo have a week off when he got back from galavanting around the world after 3 weeks in the job?
Donald
We urgently need to cuts to government spending in order to reign in inflation but the problem is that Labor can't cut spending, it simply isn't in their nature to implement such a program. So they're relying on the RBA's program of steady rate increases to try and combat inflationary pressures all by itself.

Rates have accelerated quite substantially since the start of the year and now mortgage rates that were once 3-3.5% 12 months ago are now hovering close to 6% after the latest rate rise last week. Great if you're a saver because your savings rates are finally off the floor, but not so good if you're the average Sydney first home-buyer requiring a mortgage of approximately $700,000.

Since we can't expect spending cuts any time soon then its possible rates will go up even further before the end of the year - perhaps historically normalised around 7-8% for retail mortgages. That's definitely going to break a lot of people - you're looking at about $5,000 repayments a month, up from around $3,200 with rates at 3.5%.

Interesting times.
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat Line
Didn't Albo have a week off when he got back from galavanting around the world after 3 weeks in the job?
We urgently need to cuts to government spending in order to reign in inflation but the problem is that Labor can't cut spending, it simply isn't in their nature to implement such a program. So they're relying on the RBA's program of steady rate increases to try and combat inflationary pressures all by itself.

Rates have accelerated quite substantially since the start of the year and now mortgage rates that were once 3-3.5% 12 months ago are now hovering close to 6% after the latest rate rise last week. Great if you're a saver because your savings rates are finally off the floor, but not so good if you're the average Sydney first home-buyer requiring a mortgage of approximately $700,000.

Since we can't expect spending cuts any time soon then its possible rates will go up even further before the end of the year - perhaps historically normalised around 7-8% for retail mortgages. That's definitely going to break a lot of people - you're looking at about $5,000 repayments a month, up from around $3,200 with rates at 3.5%.

Interesting times.
don_dunstan

Straight out of the Murdoch OZ...without a link Question

Mike.
  don_dunstan Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Adelaide proud
Why is it that the left always end up eating their own? News.com.au;

Grace Tame has sensationally lashed out at the Albanese government, branding it “elitist” and “whitewashed” following parliament's first sitting week.

The former Australian of the year took to Instagram on Sunday night to lash out at the government for not allowing an AUSLAN interpreter on the floor of parliament and overlooking a senator with a disability for a role chairing the NDIS committee.

“Must be such a slog for these poor old, elected, ableist toffs to breathe in there, for all the privilege stifling the parliament,” Ms Tame wrote on her Instagram story.

“What a crock of w**k.”

Ms Tame then added that the general public “apologises for making any attempt to try and increase engagement” with the government, branding parliament “elitist”.

“We’ll happily go back to ignoring your echo chamber of whitewashed white noise, if that’s what you’d prefer,” she said.

This post shows a marked difference from the words of praise she offered Anthony Albanese when he won the 2022 election.

Taking to social media after Mr Albanese’s win over Scott Morrison, the 2021 Australian of the Year posted a photo of her and the incoming PM with a great big smile.

Not sure what Grace is so upset about, didn't she know she was electing a politician?
  Carnot Minister for Railways

Grace Tame's Twitter comments are cooked atm. That is all.
  ANR Chief Commissioner

Why is it that the left always end up eating their own? News.com.au;

Grace Tame has sensationally lashed out at the Albanese government, branding it “elitist” and “whitewashed” following parliament's first sitting week.

The former Australian of the year took to Instagram on Sunday night to lash out at the government for not allowing an AUSLAN interpreter on the floor of parliament and overlooking a senator with a disability for a role chairing the NDIS committee.

“Must be such a slog for these poor old, elected, ableist toffs to breathe in there, for all the privilege stifling the parliament,” Ms Tame wrote on her Instagram story.

“What a crock of w**k.”

Ms Tame then added that the general public “apologises for making any attempt to try and increase engagement” with the government, branding parliament “elitist”.

“We’ll happily go back to ignoring your echo chamber of whitewashed white noise, if that’s what you’d prefer,” she said.

This post shows a marked difference from the words of praise she offered Anthony Albanese when he won the 2022 election.

Taking to social media after Mr Albanese’s win over Scott Morrison, the 2021 Australian of the Year posted a photo of her and the incoming PM with a great big smile.

Not sure what Grace is so upset about, didn't she know she was electing a politician?
Sounds like her illusions have been shattered.
  lsrailfan Minister for Railways

Location: Somewhere you're not
Why is it that the left always end up eating their own? News.com.au;

Grace Tame has sensationally lashed out at the Albanese government, branding it “elitist” and “whitewashed” following parliament's first sitting week.

The former Australian of the year took to Instagram on Sunday night to lash out at the government for not allowing an AUSLAN interpreter on the floor of parliament and overlooking a senator with a disability for a role chairing the NDIS committee.

“Must be such a slog for these poor old, elected, ableist toffs to breathe in there, for all the privilege stifling the parliament,” Ms Tame wrote on her Instagram story.

“What a crock of w**k.”

Ms Tame then added that the general public “apologises for making any attempt to try and increase engagement” with the government, branding parliament “elitist”.

“We’ll happily go back to ignoring your echo chamber of whitewashed white noise, if that’s what you’d prefer,” she said.

This post shows a marked difference from the words of praise she offered Anthony Albanese when he won the 2022 election.

Taking to social media after Mr Albanese’s win over Scott Morrison, the 2021 Australian of the Year posted a photo of her and the incoming PM with a great big smile.

Not sure what Grace is so upset about, didn't she know she was electing a politician?
don_dunstan
Speaking of eating their own, have you seen the NSW Libs over the past few weeks, now THAT'S what you call eating your own!!
  ANR Chief Commissioner

Why is it that the left always end up eating their own? News.com.au;

Grace Tame has sensationally lashed out at the Albanese government, branding it “elitist” and “whitewashed” following parliament's first sitting week.

The former Australian of the year took to Instagram on Sunday night to lash out at the government for not allowing an AUSLAN interpreter on the floor of parliament and overlooking a senator with a disability for a role chairing the NDIS committee.

“Must be such a slog for these poor old, elected, ableist toffs to breathe in there, for all the privilege stifling the parliament,” Ms Tame wrote on her Instagram story.

“What a crock of w**k.”

Ms Tame then added that the general public “apologises for making any attempt to try and increase engagement” with the government, branding parliament “elitist”.

“We’ll happily go back to ignoring your echo chamber of whitewashed white noise, if that’s what you’d prefer,” she said.

This post shows a marked difference from the words of praise she offered Anthony Albanese when he won the 2022 election.

Taking to social media after Mr Albanese’s win over Scott Morrison, the 2021 Australian of the Year posted a photo of her and the incoming PM with a great big smile.

Not sure what Grace is so upset about, didn't she know she was electing a politician?
Speaking of eating their own, have you seen the NSW Libs over the past few weeks, now THAT'S what you call eating your own!!
Yes, I made a post in Dom's Imploding thread. They had their state conference in Rosehill next to the Sydney Knife Show (never knew such a thing existed) ...  Coincidence? I deedent think so. Hence, the knives must be out.

https://www.smh.com.au/national/knives-out-at-nsw-liberal-state-conference-20220807-p5b7yc.html
  don_dunstan Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Adelaide proud
That love affair was certainly short-lived!

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