Tag: Liberal Party

My latest article for The Guardian has been published here, and is reproduced below. [hr] Tony Abbott is the alternative prime minister of Australia, and later this year he will face an election presenting a climate change policy that is frankly insulting and potentially dangerous. The Coalition’s climate change policy amounts to a dot point […]

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State Liberal Governments abandon people with disabilities

If you want an idea of how a Tony Abbott led Liberal Government will treat the most vulnerable people in our community, look no further than the derisory way that Ted Baillieu, Barry O’Farrell and Campbell Newman are treating people with disabilities. [box border=”full”]Update: Sign this petition calling for Baillieu to fund the NDIS trial […]

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Putting the Greens Party last a mistake

Mr Dastyari, who described the Greens as “extremists not unlike One Nation”, said Labor must “stop treating them like they are part of our family … Where it is in the Labor Party’s interest to do so, we should consider placing (the Greens) last – just like we did with One Nation,” he said. The Australian reports this weekend, […]

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Baillieu’s carbon betrayal

Ted Baillieu promised at the 2010 Victorian election that he would keep the legislated target of 20% reduction of carbon emissions by 2020 (on 2000 levels) — in fact, the Liberal Party supported this legislation when it came to parliament. Yesterday, Environment Minister Ryan Smith announced that the Victorian government would dump the target. With Victoria […]

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