Letters: Stuck with ‘the devil we know’?

19/04/2022 4:22:00 AM

Headed for quasi-one-party state, the Labor v Coalition choice, Albanese and unemployment stats, Simon Holmes a Court, Angela Merkel’s legacy, baggage handling chaos.

Headed for quasi-one-party state, the Labor v Coalition choice, Albanese and unemployment stats, Simon Holmes a Court, Angela Merkel’s legacy, baggage handling chaos.

Headed for quasi-one-party state, the Labor v Coalition choice, Albanese and unemployment stats, Simon Holmes a Court, Angela Merkel’s legacy, baggage handling chaos.

Gig workers and services sector employees drift in and out of employment. As a result, workers who draw negligible or no wages from one week to the next are effectively unemployed against the poverty line.Kirsten Anderson, Toorak, Vicinability to recall some key statistics

AdvertisementThe Coalition frontbench is probably the worst in decades, while Labor has an impressive frontbench, as well as an impressive backbench – which the Coalition certainly doesn’t possess.ReadingJohn Brooke, Woodlands, WAAdvertisementMerkel’s legacy plays out across Europe

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Morrison was secretly appointed to five portfolios, PM says

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Labor attacks Coalition on health as Anthony Albanese grilled over policy costsThe opposition has seized on historical remarks about Medicare funding from Anne Ruston, the prime minister’s pick for health minister if the Coalition is reelected. micksfoley Only stupid would bite for that micksfoley We are at brink of WW3 and the inflation is at40-year high, all thanks to crooked US Democrats. Labor is their copy in Australia. Who in their right mind would vote for Labor is beyond me to understand. micksfoley Dutton wants to spend $3 billion to buy tanks exactly like those we see the Ukrainians blowing up with hand held missile launchers. Tanks like those we already have that have never and will never see combat. And not one journalist asks where is that money coming from.

Labor attacks Coalition on health as Anthony Albanese grilled over policy costsLabor has accused the Coalition of having a secret agenda to undermine Medicare after the Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s pick for health minister, Anne Ruston, failed to rule out future cuts to universal healthcare. auspol ausvotes scottmorrison an... She has form... The Medicare stats are a lie. Morrison claims 9/10 are bulk billed. Only 3/10 are fully bulk billed. Free universal healthcare is nearly dead in Australia. If the doc puts it through to Medicare and then charges you a gap, the LNP say that's free! The Morrison Government has never shown any respect for our Medicare Vote Labor to save Medicare ausvotes AusVotes2022

Labor attacks Coalition on health as Anthony Albanese grilled over policy costsThe opposition has seized on historical remarks about Medicare funding from Anne Ruston, the prime minister’s pick for health minister if the Coalition is reelected. I’ll help you to report the news “Prime Minister ScottMorrisonMP incorrectly refers to “46 bucks a week” Jobseeker payment. It is $46 a day auspol “ Usual Labor lies Mediscare, blah blah blah. They really need to come up with something new. Can't believe how much Albo has crumbled as soon as the rubber hit the road, people actually started listening to him and asking a few questions.

Voter support for Labor, Anthony Albanese drops away in new poll after first week of campaignA new poll after the first week of the election campaign shows a plunge in support for Labor and Anthony Albanese. 9News Have we seen this before? 🤔 auspol ausvotes The 9News boss, that's Peter Costello. The man who never became PM! That guy. Exactly what you wanted hey 9News!!!Are there are any actual real journalists out there in this country? I know I’m dreaming but I’d actually like to hear some unbiased reporting about what the major parties policies are please.

Voter support for Labor, Anthony Albanese drops away in new poll after first week of campaignA new poll after the first week of the election campaign shows a plunge in support for Labor and Anthony Albanese. 9News Thank goodness! People are obviously waking up to themselves & seriously considering (& rejecting) what life would be like under a Labor Govt. byebyeAlbo weakaspiss

Albanese ‘sinking fast’ and ‘taking Labor with him’That’s the biggest piece of rubbish you could find. Paul might need to check the latest newspoll.... 🤔no don’t think so…keep trying!

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Further, there is significant underestimation of the true numbers of effective unemployment. Structural change to employment and the burgeoning “gig economy” renders ABS measures wholly inaccurate in establishing effective unemployment rates. Historical comments by Ruston where she of a fully-funded Medicare surfaced on Sunday and Ruston faced further questioning about them on ABC radio on Monday morning. The focus of both the federal government and the ABS should not only be on hours worked but also wages earned, referenced against the established poverty line. Labor leader Anthony Albanese inspects flood-affected properties in Brisbane on Monday. Gig workers and services sector employees drift in and out of employment. Credit: Alex Ellinghausen “Medicare is sustainable. As a result, workers who draw negligible or no wages from one week to the next are effectively unemployed against the poverty line. The fact that we have increased spending on Medicare from when the Labor was last in government in 2012-13 from $19 billion to $31.

Anthony Albanese .4 billion in 22-23.4 billion in 22-23. His response was more likely an awkward mental search for a more accurate unemployed rate. Maybe it was a spurious question. “We have been increasing Medicare support for Australians. Advertisement Kirsten Anderson, Toorak, Vic Albo’s worrying lapse is not the only concern Given the complexity of managing the economy and all of government, it is not surprising to see an opposition leader not having all facts and figures at hand during press conferences.” Asked again if she would rule out future cuts, Ruston said, “We absolutely guaranteed Medicare in law, absolutely guaranteed Medicare in law. However, Anthony Albanese’s inability to recall some key statistics was very disappointing, and it did not inspire confidence.” Campaigning in Brisbane on Monday Albanese said, “This is a health minister now designate, if they’re successful in the election, who we know will undermine Medicare.” Campaigning in Brisbane on Monday Albanese said, “This is a health minister now designate, if they’re successful in the election, who we know will undermine Medicare.

But equally, based on recent research reported by your paper, it seems that the PM leaves much to be desired in the minds of many voters. Michael Schilling, Millswood, SA Advertisement Rival frontbenches offer a different picture The media has placed undue but partially justified emphasis on the shortcomings and lack of vision of both the PM and the leader of the opposition.” Albanese’s attack revives Labor’s effective Mediscare campaign from the 2016 election, which was widely attributed to electoral gains for the opposition.” Albanese’s attack revives Labor’s effective Mediscare campaign from the 2016 election, which was widely attributed to electoral gains for the opposition. However, more attention should be directed to the strength, qualifications and abilities of the frontbench in both parties. The Coalition frontbench is probably the worst in decades, while Labor has an impressive frontbench, as well as an impressive backbench – which the Coalition certainly doesn’t possess. “The appointment of Anne Ruston to be Scott Morrison’s hand-picked health minister will send a shiver down the spine of every Australian who needs affordable health care,” Chalmers said. As Karen Middleton pointed out in her biography of Anthony Albanese, he is little more than a numbers man for the Left in NSW politics, so if Labor gets in, we can only hope that wiser heads on the frontbench will prevail. Advertisement Loading Morrison defended Ruston on Monday saying, “she said yesterday [Sunday] there would not be any cuts and I would repeat that today”. Advertisement Loading Morrison defended Ruston on Monday saying, “she said yesterday [Sunday] there would not be any cuts and I would repeat that today”.

Trevor Bail, Deakin, ACT Holmes à Court’s beef against the Liberals Reading Lunch with The AFR (April 14-18) with Simon Holmes à Court, it is difficult to see any motive for his actions other than pure spite, in the Malcolm Turnbull tradition. Albanese also faced further questions about the cost of Labor’s $135 million Medicare urgent care clinics trial and where the nurses to staff them would come from. He is keen to emphasise his falling out with Josh Frydenberg and Angus Taylor, and his subsequent abandonment of the Liberal Party. Why else would he put his candidates into blue-ribbon seats, if not to damage the Liberal Party? John Brooke, Woodlands, WA The challenge isn’t just against Josh Wow! “ ” (April 14-18). Albanese was asked if Labor had considered how many nurses would be needed for the new clinics, what the cost would be, and if he was across the detail of the policy. Albanese was asked if Labor had considered how many nurses would be needed for the new clinics, what the cost would be, and if he was across the detail of the policy. What an insightful article. Advertisement While it says as much about Josh Frydenberg as it does about Simon Holmes à Court, I felt the takeaway message was to be found in the closing paragraphs. “Each place is different. “Each place is different.

The independents’ challenge hasn’t been a targeted attack on Frydenberg but a community groundswell to reinstate the principles of liberalism upon which the Liberal Party was founded. We know for example, that the Melanoma Institute. I see nothing more sinister in Climate 200 than a concerned citizen putting his well-padded shoulder to the wheel to right the ship of state.. John Mosig, Kew, Vic Merkel’s legacy plays out across Europe Having been born in Germany, I am still puzzled about German political gullibility. Recent history is repeating itself. will use that funding of $14 million to employ additional nurses. will use that funding of $14 million to employ additional nurses. This time it was Angela Merkel who seduced her country . They say that that will allow them to employ 35 additional nurses,” Albanese said.

It looks like her plan was to strengthen Russia and weaken Western Europe. The vice president of the Australian Medical Association, Chris Moy, said on Sunday Labor’s plan was reminiscent of the Rudd government’s GP super clinics which he likened to “white elephants and were some of the worst examples of pork barrelling”. It seems her ideology was formed growing up in communist East Germany. On Monday Dr Moy doubled down on his criticisms of both major parties saying both had only produced “piecemeal, superficial” health policies. Advertisement After she had climbed the political ladder in a unified Germany, as chancellor she blocked Ukraine in 2008 from becoming a member of NATO. “There is a lack of policy on both sides, or not very good policy,” he told ABC radio this morning, adding that both parties needed to show who was the “true friend of Medicare”. US president George W. Bush was in favour of admittance, but Germany supported Russia’s position.

Everyone blames Putin for Europe’s troubles but forgets Merkel’s role. AP Another strategic decision by Mrs Merkel followed in 2011 when she decided to close all seven of Germany’s nuclear power generators, which had operated safely for decades and supplied a third of the country’s electricity. That was the precursor to endorsing in 2014 the doubling of the Nord Stream gas pipeline. Not only did Mrs Merkel make Ukraine vulnerable to Russia and help make Western Europe dependent on Russian energy, she hurt Western Europe by publicly announcing in 2015 to set no limits on the inflow of refugees. When she retired, the consequences played out.

Refugees had swamped Europe. Most were not integrating. Criminality is rising. This contributed to Brexit. Russia invaded Ukraine.

Sanctions were hampered by dependence on Russian energy. Energy prices skyrocketed. Everybody blames Vladimir Putin, nobody looks at his handmaiden. She has quietly stepped back. If it was her plan to leave the West in tatters, we can only admire her success.

Gunter Schaule, Balgowlah, NSW Advertisement Baggage handling: who is to blame? Sixty years ago, US president John F. Kennedy was famously informed by a NASA janitor, “I’m helping put a man on the moon, Mr President.“ If the long weekend’s airport baggage handling snafus happened to be the result of slipshod job outsourcing on a grand scale, then our airline moguls clearly have a lot to learn about the people side of their business. Management pioneer Alfred Marshall wrote way back in 1895 that “highly paid labour is generally efficient and therefore not dear labour”. This pearl has filtered down to us through the ages as, “If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.

” Fraser Faithfull, Caulfield South, Vic Save .