Australians will be 'angrier at economic devastation,' than 'grateful for being saved' | Sky News Australia

5/05/2020 12:31:00 PM

Sky News host Peta Credlin says she fears unless the government gets serious about substantial reform 'we'll be living with the gargantuan economic cost of the coronavirus long, long after the disease itself has disappeared'.

Sky News host Peta Credlin says she fears unless the government gets serious about substantial reform 'we'll be living with the gargantuan economic cost of the coronavirus long, long after the disease itself has disappeared'.

Sky News host Peta Credlin says she fears unless the government gets serious about substantial reform 'we'll be living with the gargantuan economic cost of the coronavirus long, long after the disease itself has disappeared'.\n\n'For the first time in history, instead of trying to make the economy grow, governments have been deliberately shutting it down, but now thank God, our government wants to start opening it up again'.\n\nTreasurer Josh Frydenberg said on Tuesday during a National Press Club address the business restrictions, which aimed at decreasing the rate of COVID-19 infections, are costing the economy $4 billion every week.\n \nMs Credlin said although the government's early measures to counteract the spread of the virus has kept coronavirus deaths under 100, if businesses are still closed, unemployment is still rampant, and wealth 'still vaporising' in six months' time, people 'might be more angry at the economic devastation than grateful for being saved'.\n\n'There's no doubt the government's intentions are good, and even less doubt that the Labor alternative is terrible'.\n\nImage: AP

05/05/2020|5minSky News host Peta Credlin says she fears unless the government gets serious about substantial reform "we'll be living with the gargantuan economic cost of the coronavirus long, long after the disease itself has disappeared". "For the first time in history, instead of trying to make the economy grow, governments have been deliberately shutting it down, but now thank God, our government wants to start opening it up again". Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said on Tuesday during a National Press Club address the business restrictions, which aimed at decreasing the rate of COVID-19 infections, are costing the economy $4 billion every week. Ms Credlin said although the government's early measures to counteract the spread of the virus has kept coronavirus deaths under 100, if businesses are still closed, unemployment is still rampant, and wealth "still vaporising" in six months' time, people "might be more angry at the economic devastation than grateful for being saved". "There's no doubt the government's intentions are good, and even less doubt that the Labor alternative is terrible". Image: AP

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the kids will be eating dunny paper sandwiches for years to come... Big taxes on billionaires and big End of town Who don't pay taxes Frydenburg said he jhst wants to utilise old liberal values. When will these guys get their heads out of the Sand. No Infrastuctre Plan =No Jobs Go back to work we need to build our personak slush fund SURPLUS Wake up ScottyFromMarketing lnpnoideasparty

Does she mean a “debt and deficit disaster” Start taxing billionaires and mega corps and suddenly Australia has money ? No? I know where we could make savings Peta, Chris, Rohan, Paul et al. Peta ...you missed out one very important piece of information. About 30% of companies in Australia do not pay any taxes. Many of those companies are overseas based.

So your heart goes out to the 20 year olds of today who’ll spend their lives fixing the destruction wrought by the gen x and boomers gouging the wealth out the world. How heartwarmingly lovely of you. Ms. Credlin, there will be substantial economic cost irrespective for a long time. Wish you dinosaurs would disappear

'Suffering Australians' must be allowed to get back to work | Sky News AustraliaNow is the time to “get this country back to work” as every day a business is closed is “another day closer to liquidation,” according to Sky News host Chris Kenny. \n\n“This is a very important week, it’s when we need to see the biggest relaxation in coronavirus social distancing measures”. \n\nPrime Minister Scott Morrison has indicated on Friday the National Cabinet will relaxat of some of the country’s strict social distancing measures, largely dependent on the national uptake of the government’s COVIDSafe application. \n\nMr Kenny said the country has “not even gone close to overwhelming our health system” and are way ahead of where the government feared we may be in tacking this deadly virus. \n\n“That means many of the measures should be eased,” he said. \n\n“But National Cabinet meets tomorrow and again on Friday, with promises we will see some relaxation … this must happen, those businesses need help, they need hope”. \n\nImage: Getty Does he have a degree in public health, medicine, or even a science? No? STFU then. If this has shown me anything it’s that consumerism sucks and I won’t be out spending my money. We are not the economy we are people and I don’t exist to make billionaires richer. according to people that know what they're talking about until this virus is under control every day a business is closed is a lot less human beings dying

Australians 'have really been knocked about' due to sudden coronavirus implications | Sky News AustraliaLifeline Chairman John Brogden says the support organisation is 'regularly seeing ... around and over 3000 calls a day' during the coronavirus pandemic as the amount of people reaching out for help continues to steadily rise. \n\nHe said the organisation used to get about '2500 calls a day,' however 'since the bushfires last year we've seen our calls increase to 2900 calls a day'. \n\n'We've seen our calls get as high as 3200 a day during the coronavirus'. \n\n'That's enormous for us,' he told Sky News host Paul Murray. \n\nMr Brogden said annually, those figures represent the receiving of around 1.1 millions calls a year. \n\nMr Brodgen said 'physical distancing' may be good for our physical health however 'for some people it is really bad for their mental health'. \n\nHe said Australians 'have really been knocked about' physically and mentally by the virus. \n\nImage: Getty \n\nIf you or anyone you know needs help:\nLifeline on 13 11 14\nKids Helpline on 1800 551 800\nMensLine Australia on 1300 789 978\nSuicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467\nBeyond Blue on 1300 224 636\nHeadspace on 1800 650 890\nReachOut at au.reachout.com\nCare Leavers Australasia Network (CLAN) on 1800 008 774

Govt 'emotionally blackmailing' Australians to download CovidSafe app | Sky News AustraliaMany Australians have not taken kindly to the government's 'disgusting and demeaning' messaging on its CovidSAFE app, according to Sky News contributor Daisy Cousens.\n\nUsing Bluetooth, the app traces prolonged contact of other users within range for 21 days allowing health authorities to quickly contact people who have been in contact with someone who tests positive for coronavirus.\n\nThe government argues this process will streamline the process of finding contacts who have been exposed to the coronavirus, reducing the time the disease has to spread throughout the community.\n\nPrime Minister Scott Morrison has previously suggested the app needs at least 40 per cent community buy-in for it to be effective and has ruled out making the service mandatory.\n\nHowever, the government has been increasingly linking the lifting of stringent COVID-19 restrictions to the number of Australians who download the app, with Health Minister Greg Hunt tweeting last week: 'Want to go to the footy? Download the app.'\n\nMs Cousens told Sky News the government is attempting to 'emotionally blackmail' Australians.\n\n'Australians are being emotionally blackmailed into allowing the government to trace their contacts, which is a massive deal ... on pain on being effective house arrest,' she said.\n\n'I would actually respect the government more if they bit the bullet and made it mandatory, then at least they would be honest in their intentions.'\n\nImage: Getty They have similar app in India and its useful to track corona cases near you. It’s your right to say no. We won’t be blackmailed!

Implementing a land tax would alter the ‘entire structure of our democracy’ | Sky News AustraliaSky News host Rowan Dean says if the New South Wales government brings in a land tax on primary residences it will change “the entire structure of how our democracy, our property-owning democracy works”.\n\nNSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Treasurer Dominic Perrottet have announced the state-based taxes of payroll tax and stamp duty will be removed which will relieve the financial burden on many in the state.\n\nHowever, Mr Dean said although this announcement was “terrific” something has to replace stamp duty and there are only two ways to reform the tax system, either through raising the GST or implementing a land tax.\n\nHe told Sky News host Paul Murray, the premier and treasurer need to “level with us” and admit they’re considering a land tax to replace stamp duty.\n\n“Are you planning a land tax, because if so, you need to take that to the electorate”.\n\nA land tax would mean “you never ever own your house, the state always has a finger in your pocket,” he said.\n\nImage: News Corp Australia We already pay local land tax, we are top heavy with Gov departments trim them back and save millions, we need efficient management not more taxes on the struggling public.

Until communist China democratises ‘it cannot join the modern world’ | Sky News AustraliaFormer Victorian Liberal Party President Michael Kroger says the dispute between the US and China is both a “cultural and a country clash”.\n\n“You’ve got a repressive dictatorial communist regime in China, clashing against the transparency of modern democratic nations in the west”.\n\nThis comes as US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the “Chinese Communist Party did all that it could to make sure that the world didn’t learn in a timely fashion about what was taking place”.\n\nMr Kroger said the US and other western nations are all “expecting a suppressive secretive regime to do what we would do” which is conduct a open and transparent investigation into the origins of the coronavirus.\n\nHe told Sky News host Andrew Bolt, of course the Chinese government do not want to be “fully embarrassed” by a full scale inquiry because it would do “decades of public relations damage at a time when that country is trying to become part of the modern world”.\n\n“Until it democratises, and god knows if that will ever happen, it can’t join”.\n\nImage: AP\n Australia obeying Trump's belligerence - obedience is a virtue of lapdogs We need to stop kidding ourselves about the nature of the PRC: it is a totalitarian dictatorship committed to remaking human society in line with 'Xi Jinping Thought', which is mandated in its Constitution. And, no, I am not making any of this up. And Australia is stuck. Do they appease their geopolitical masters or their number one customer/trading partner.

Andrew Constance expected to announce candidacy for Eden-Monaro by-election | Sky News AustraliaSky News host Graham Richardson says the Eden-Monaro by-election will be “won by ambush rather than frontal attack,” coming as NSW Liberal MP Andrew Constance is expected to announce his candidacy on Tuesday.\n\nOn Monday NSW Deputy Premier and leader of the NSW Nationals John Barilaro declared he would not contest the seat vacated by outgoing Labor MP Mike Kelly, paving the way for the Liberal Party to be the only coalition party to nominate a candidate.\n\nMr Constance and Liberal Senator Jim Molan are both considering their candidacies, but Mr Richardson said “Labor do win it most of the time”.\n\nMr Richardson told Sky News host Paul Murray Labor still need to run its campaign from a “underdogs point of view,” because this is “not a hated government”.\n\nImage: Getty\n

Australians will be 'angrier at economic devastation,' than 'grateful for being saved' 05/05/2020 | 5min Sky News host Peta Credlin says she fears unless the government gets serious about substantial reform "we'll be living with the gargantuan economic cost of the coronavirus long, long after the disease itself has disappeared".'Suffering Australians' must be allowed to get back to work 04/05/2020 | 4min Now is the time to “get this country back to work” as every day a business is closed is “another day closer to liquidation,” according to Sky News host Chris Kenny.Australians 'have really been knocked about' due to sudden coronavirus implications 04/05/2020 | 7min Lifeline Chairman John Brogden says the support organisation is "regularly seeing .Govt 'emotionally blackmailing' Australians to download CovidSafe app 04/05/2020 | 7min Many Australians have not taken kindly to the government's "disgusting and demeaning" messaging on its CovidSAFE app, according to Sky News contributor Daisy Cousens.

"For the first time in history, instead of trying to make the economy grow, governments have been deliberately shutting it down, but now thank God, our government wants to start opening it up again". Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said on Tuesday during a National Press Club address the business restrictions, which aimed at decreasing the rate of COVID-19 infections, are costing the economy $4 billion every week. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has indicated on Friday the National Cabinet will relaxat of some of the country’s strict social distancing measures, largely dependent on the national uptake of the government’s COVIDSafe application. Ms Credlin said although the government's early measures to counteract the spread of the virus has kept coronavirus deaths under 100, if businesses are still closed, unemployment is still rampant, and wealth "still vaporising" in six months' time, people "might be more angry at the economic devastation than grateful for being saved". around and over 3000 calls a day" during the coronavirus pandemic as the amount of people reaching out for help continues to steadily rise. "There's no doubt the government's intentions are good, and even less doubt that the Labor alternative is terrible". “That means many of the measures should be eased,” he said. Image: AP Favourite ." Ms Cousens told Sky News the government is attempting to "emotionally blackmail" Australians.