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#26 71Cath

Posted 19 July 2019 - 09:37 AM

I just saw Jacinta Arden and Scott Morrison meeting in Melbourne.  Do you think we could hold her hostage and send him over there for a while?

#27 Chaotic Pogo

Posted 19 July 2019 - 11:47 AM

Maybe she could issue us with 'virtual' residence of NZ.

I want to barrack for a new team.

#28 Ruf~Feral~es

Posted 19 July 2019 - 01:37 PM

And how embarrassing is Dutton?    He looks even worse in the afterglow of hearing Jacinda Ardern speak.

#29 Lesley225

Posted 19 July 2019 - 02:02 PM

View PostSFmummyto3, on 18 July 2019 - 09:44 AM, said:

He said he doesn’t need the money. Perhaps he could donate it to a homeless charity (yeah right)

He does a lot of charity work and donates a lot - don't know what too though.  But I don't know why people are attacking him for saying the money shouldn't have been paid in the first place.

#30 *Spikey*

Posted 20 July 2019 - 08:28 AM

DickSMith is pretty generous in supporting his local community with grants, donations and the like. I'm sure if there was a homeless shelter, and they asked, he probably would.

Edited by *Spikey*, 20 July 2019 - 08:29 AM.

#31 purplekitty

Posted 20 July 2019 - 08:36 AM

‘Dark satanic mills’ everyone.

#32 gettin my fance on

Posted 20 July 2019 - 03:37 PM

View Postpurplekitty, on 20 July 2019 - 08:36 AM, said:

‘Dark satanic mills’ everyone.

Yep - he's an absolute fool.

#33 purplekitty

Posted 21 July 2019 - 07:32 PM

Did Lyle Shelton get Clem Ford banned on Twitter?
I missed it.

#34 purplekitty

Posted 23 July 2019 - 11:39 AM

Here we go again.
NIB is a large financial supporter of the LNP.

Privatise profit,socialise debt is their mantra.

Anyone who thinks the destruction of Medicare isn't always on the agenda of the conservatives is delusional.

Scrap Medicare, mandate private health cover: NIB boss

The head of one of Australia's biggest health insurers has called on the government to abolish Medicare and make private health insurance  compulsory, with the government paying the premiums of those unable to meet the costs themselves.

In a radical solution to the growing crisis facing private health funds, Mark Fitzgibbon, managing director of NIB, said his proposal would protect the most vulnerable, while allowing the private sector to flourish without competition from Medicare, which he called a "government monopoly"


#35 Ruf~Feral~es

Posted 23 July 2019 - 01:35 PM

Do they really think the Govt will fund private health when they won't even increase Newstart?

The likes of the unemployed, the poor, the low income earners don't deserve private health treatment - they're 'leaners'.

America, here we come.......

Edited by Ruf~Feral~es, 23 July 2019 - 01:35 PM.

#36 purplekitty

Posted 23 July 2019 - 02:23 PM

They want to go back to the good old days when many could only afford to seek medical care when really sick unless wealthy.

Remembering also there weren't the available diagnostic and therapeutic  investigations, and pharmaceutical treatments available today.
They would be totally unaffordable.

#37 71Cath

Posted 23 July 2019 - 02:31 PM

Why can't rich people just leave medicare alone???

I have several chronic illness which need ongoing management.  If this was the USA, I'd be dead, I cant afford my treatment without medicare.  Why are people so heartless?


#38 *Spikey*

Posted 23 July 2019 - 08:31 PM

The radical solution to the crisis facing healthcare funds is to up Medicare coverage to 100%, and chuck in Ambulance, dental and optical for good measure. Then they can all just quietly die the good corporate death they deserve.

#39 Lesley225

Posted 23 July 2019 - 08:40 PM

Why don't we get rid of PH and put the money into Medicare then we'd all be better off.

#40 Lunafreya

Posted 23 July 2019 - 08:44 PM

View Post*Spikey*, on 23 July 2019 - 08:31 PM, said:

The radical solution to the crisis facing healthcare funds is to up Medicare coverage to 100%, and chuck in Ambulance, dental and optical for good measure. Then they can all just quietly die the good corporate death they deserve.
Many are. So many young people are t taking up health insurance or cancelling theirs.

#41 Ruf~Feral~es

Posted 23 July 2019 - 09:08 PM

View PostLesley225, on 23 July 2019 - 08:40 PM, said:

Why don't we get rid of PH and put the money into Medicare then we'd all be better off.

That would take a Government who cared more about the poor than the rich, and didn't have the "I'm OK Jack" attitude because they can all afford private health insurance.  Why would they want it to be level, equal access for all?

Same reason why they won't increase Super for the rest of us, even though they are on 15% as it is.  No, no, other people don't deserve to be equal.

There is no way that they will pay the amount of money it would take to offer free top level health care to all.  Look what's happened to universities.  

You get nothing for free in our society, and you always get more if you have more.

#42 Lunafreya

Posted 23 July 2019 - 09:35 PM

It’s almost like...we don’t need them!

#43 kadoodle

Posted 24 July 2019 - 09:02 AM

I’m not a young person, but I no longer have PHI. I put the extra into my mortgage.  Most of my friends do similar, or use a high interest savings account. Heck, even conservative finance adviser Barefoot Investor Scott Pape has jumped off the PHI bandwagon, saying it’s not worth it any more.

#44 Lunafreya

Posted 24 July 2019 - 06:26 PM

Anyone seen this?


I am very fortunate to have just gotten a job so I can get off Newstart. But it’s a pittance and needs to be increased.

#45 Lunafreya

Posted 26 July 2019 - 08:00 PM

Remember the stadium?


Why does anyone vote for the Libs?

#46 purplekitty

Posted 27 July 2019 - 01:02 AM

View PostLunafreya, on 26 July 2019 - 08:00 PM, said:

Remember the stadium?


Why does anyone vote for the Libs?

A question for the ages.

#47 JustBeige

Posted 27 July 2019 - 06:21 AM

View Postpurplekitty, on 27 July 2019 - 01:02 AM, said:

A question for the ages.
" i'm very happy that they got back in, they have saved me money"

Direct quote from someone I work with.

I cant talk politics with her even though I want to. She votes as do a lot of others with the WIiFM in mind.

She didnt hate Lab policies, she just didnt want to pay for - carbon tax, no negative gearing/capital gains, and her mum gets franking credits.

#48 IamzFeralz

Posted 28 July 2019 - 01:44 PM

Moves to decriminalise abortion in NSW


#49 archyandmehitabel

Posted 29 July 2019 - 11:29 AM

Barnaby Joyce is full of it.  Now has sympathy for Newstart recipients.

Compare his struggling to live on backbencher's salary (please read down to see the extras he gets)

and a report on the lives of Newstart recipients, who spend an average of 3 years this way

I regularly don't eat at all


#50 JustBeige

Posted 29 July 2019 - 12:44 PM

Fat lot of good his "sympathy" has

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