If you have a memory that is better than the media and Coalition
Government hope you do, you would probably remember when
the Rudd ALP Government, challenged by what are arguably
similar economic conditions to those today, primed the
economy with a three pronged approach.
It’s happened again! Just when thoughtful folk believed world leadership could
not become more bizarre than it is, Boris Johnson gets the nod from Britain’s Tories.
To confound those who imagined that Donald Trump’s election in the land of the brave
and the free could hardly be replicated on the other side of the Atlantic, along comes Boris.
You may have seen recently that Dick Smith was somewhat
flummoxed when he noticed that the Australian Taxation
legislation is configured in such a way that he received
$0.5 million in franking credits in a financial year.
At the 1949 ALP Convention, then Prime Minister Ben Chifley
delivered the ‘Light on the Hill’ speech. The speech is seen as
a declaration of ‘traditional’ ALP values. As a movement bringing
something better to the people, better standards of living, greater
happiness to the mass of the people.
There are certain responsibilities when you are driving a vehicle.
You are required to comply with rules such as not being affected by
drugs or alcohol, not checking your social media accounts while driving,
maintaining control over your vehicle, parking only where allowed and so on.
I know that, like me, you fume when politicians steadfastly refuse
to answer a question directly, preferring to prevaricate by evading
an answer altogether, giving an answer to a question they would
prefer to answer, or wandering off into a boring recital of the dot
points with which their minders have briefed them.