Every year, the government seems to make it harder to really see what they’re doing with our money in the budget – whether by renaming things, requiring an extra click or two to access various papers or simply by the tried and true method of burying its sins deep into the treacherous abyss.
TMR refuses to be beaten.
If you want simple, no-nonsense budget analysis that can’t be found anywhere else, read on.
All figures have been sourced from the official 2017-18 budget papers and are presented so that you can form your own opinion.
Continue reading “The 2017-18 Federal Budget: Taxing Our Way to Prosperity”
Only the politically inept would:
- privately tell the Chinese that they’ll ratify the extradition treaty we have with them;
- have four (i.e. the number of death in Chinese numerology) government ministers (including the Prime Minister) publicly declare that the treaty is good for Australia and ought to be ratified ASAP; and
- back down within 24 hours when it becomes apparent that NOBODY will support ratification of the treaty – and cause the Chinese to lose more face than they otherwise would.
Yep, real smart.
Continue reading “Ah Turnbull, You’ve Done it Again”
The stakes continue to get raised in the game to see who can blow the most of our money on energy schemes in the most efficient manner possible.
It all began when South Australian premier Jay Weatherill opened the betting by attempting to generate 40% of his state’s energy needs from wind and solar. Refusing to be intimidated, Tasmania immediately called South Australia’s opening gambit by:
Continue reading “You Going to Push What(?!) Up a Hill?”
Andrew Bolt brings our attention to yet another incredible waste of taxpayer money – this time by foreign affairs minister Julie Bishop:
Continue reading “Remember Bishop’s Timely Raise?”
Remember six months ago when Turnbull allegedly promised to make the GST distribution system fairer to Western Australia?
And when the sheep at the Liberal party function he was speaking at gave him a standing ovation?
On reviewing Turnbull’s words used at the time, it was easy for TMR to call this out at yet another one of Turnbull’s hopeless thought-bubbles:
Continue reading “The Emperor Has no Clothes… Again”
If you’re going to grandstand on an issue, then it’s wise to do it properly and not cut any corners.
On Monday (28 November 2016), Turnbull and Shorten stood arm in arm and ‘shoulder to shoulder’ with indigenous leaders outside parliament to show ‘solidarity’ with Charlie King’s No More campaign. The only things missing were the ‘Je suis Charlie’ placards:
Continue reading “To Domestic Violence (Against Women), Some of Our Parliament Says No”
Malcolm Turnbull now has quite a number of thought bubbles that are going – or have gone – nowhere. A running list is clearly needed:
Continue reading “Turnbull’s Thought Bubbles”
Anyone who thinks that the supposedly deluded conservative base of the Liberal Party didn’t win – or achieve exactly what it set out to achieve from the 2016 federal election – needs to look at the Kevin Rudd’s failed UN campaign and think again.
Continue reading “Rudd’s UN Failure Shows Again That the Delcons Won”
The 2016 federal election has proven yet again that treachery and retribution are certainties in politics. TMR looks at where and how they were served.
Continue reading “Editorial – Retribution Has Been Served”
If you want simple, no-nonsense budget analysis that can’t be found anywhere else, then read on.
All figures have been sourced from the official 2016-17 budget papers and are presented so that you can form your own opinion.
For some fun at home, try to guess which spending item scored the biggest percentage increase. I promise you’ll be unpleasantly surprised.
Continue reading “The 2016-17 Budget – Where’s all Our Money Going?”