It’s amazing what a bit of leadership tension does for intestinal fortitude. After months of obfuscations and prevarication the beleaguered Prime Minister has finally put forward some sensible reforms to the Racial Discrimination Act.
Eight years ago I wrote in my weekly e-mail that the first home owners grant should go. I argued that it drove up the prices of housing to the advantage of existing owners and did nothing to make first homes more affordable.
It is easy to understand why so many people are disappointed in politics. At every turn, your political representatives avoid the ‘tough’ decisions. Actually, many of them avoid even making the easy decisions.
Nikki Haley is the new US Ambassador to the United Nations who recently attended her first Security Council meeting on Middle East issues. Her comments in the press following the meeting were scathing.
Parliament resumes next week for what will be a testing year for the government and opposition.
Media reports indicate our national debt will hit $500 billion in coming weeks with no sign of slowing. The irresponsible approach by the opposition and populist Senate crossbench to proposed spending cuts loads our children and grandchildren with an economic burden they do not deserve.