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My Health Record, Craig Kelly’s comments on MH17, Emma Husar.

July 21, 2018

That's my understanding. The rollout of this has been mishandled from the start by this government. In theory, having this system is a good thing, it has the potential to save $7 billion. My wife's a nurse and she has been very enthusiastic about the ability of this to improve clinical outcomes for patients having everything centralised. But this is a government that mismanaged the census collection online. This is a government that allowed Me...

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GST, Energy policy including NEG and Tony Abbott re the Paris Accord, Senator Leyonhjelm’s commen...

July 07, 2018

Craig is absolutely factually incorrect. For example, the US is still party to the Paris accord. They can't pull out until the day after the next US Presidential election in 2020 so who knows who will be President then. Secondly, China has committed to having their emissions peak by 2030. Their emissions have flatlined right now  so most people think they will actually achieve their target well below that. The truth is only two countries didn'...

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GST, Energy policy including NEG and Tony Abbott re the Paris Accord, Senator Leyonhjelm’s commen...

July 07, 2018

Craig's policy there is a recipe for higher power prices. We have to replace coal-fired power stations that are about to close down because they're very old. But the cheapest new form of power is renewable energy backed up by gas and pumped hydro. That's what industry is saying is the cheapest. Kerry Schott, the Government’s own head of the Energy Security Board, the Energy Council, Origin, AGL and Energy Australia have all said that new coa...

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Tax Package (personal and corporate), Energy policy including NEG, Anthony Albanese address to th...

June 23, 2018

What passed this week was an attack on working families in this country. It gives someone on $200,000 a year a $7,000 tax cut whereas a typical worker in this country earns around $50,000 and they are only going to get a $10 a week tax cut. It is unfair, it is unaffordable and it will give the Liberal Government an excuse further down the track to cut vital services like education and health when these tax cuts prove to be unaffordable.

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GDP figures, wages growth and consumer spending; Foreign Interference, Energy - ABC NEWS WEEKEND...

June 09, 2018

Increased profits aren't flowing through to wages. We have got stagnant wages. In fact wages are almost going backwards in some sectors. In the National Accounts figures, household consumer spending went up a miserly 0.2%. Households aren't spending because they are not getting the wage increases that would normally be associated with 3% annual economic growth, and for the first time in Australian economic history, more than half the workforce...

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By-elections, women in parliament, tax cuts,China/Australia ties - ABC NEWS WEEKEND BREAKFAST WIT...

May 26, 2018

I will start with quotas. Quotas absolutely work to change the culture of political parties. Labor introduced quotas some 20 years ago, now we are up to 48 per cent of Labor's caucus is female. We've got 40 per cent on the front bench who are female, many with young kids. Quotas work to change the culture and force old white blokes, or middle-aged white blokes like us, to actually give way in some parts and actually let women have a voice. The...

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