Just stop peddling nonsense about women... let us be truly representative first. Why not women who are truly diverse. Can we please stand for ourselves and not be represented? I'm woman, carer, mother, community worker, student, friend, sister, aunt and of migrant background who has 'voice' and can speak for herself - Caroline
Oh, ellen! You say we shouldn't judge Ms Rinehart if we haven't met her, yet she is judging people on welfare and I bet she hasn't met any of them!
You are quick to judge people who comment here...telling them to "get off their bums and do some real work" Really, ellen, have you actually met any of us? Do you actually know anything about our personal circumstances? Why do you assume that anyone who criticizes Ms Rinehart must be welfare dependent? - Annem
Ellen - no doubt Ms Rinehart works hard but that does not mean that she has not been assisted by you and I. The mining industry receives a great deal in financial subsidies.
Mining companies prosper because Australia has a well-trained workforce which is also fit because of our health system.
Their trucks drive on well paved roads paid for by you and I and their ships leave from well-equipped ports.
I don't agree with cracks about her weight but neither should she be held up as a beacon of wisdom.
By the way I have just learnt that she has moved to the tax haven of Singapore. - Dianne
Anyone interested - Getup currently has a campaign to protest against Newman Govt in Qld introducing ID laws - so voters will have to show formal ID.
The video on their website explains that many indigenous, elderly & young voters do not have formal ID so may be excluded from voting. (Guess they aren't the demographic LNP are worried about anyway.)
Newman Govt has a history of acting (including changing legislation) without consultation then dealing with the consequences - so it is good to voice concern early & often.. - janes
how many of you who sit here making anonymous and for the most part vitriolic comments have met the woman. perhaps had you done so you might have a different view. we only know what the media reports. no matter what interview she gives she always comes off looking bad.
her working hours a lot longer than yours. she doesnt sit around counting her money she is in the office making sure it grows. her father taught her well.
why is it its the vocal minority who seem to have all the answers. the ones with money are not sitting here moaning they don't even give you a thought.
I can sit here as we are self funded retirees who are still paying tax. how many of your are going to be able to do that.
get off your bums and do some real work and reap the benefits of that hard work.
you who have inherited know how hard it is to keep it.
are some of you a little jealous or just naive. wouldn't you have liked to inherit her fortune. - ellen
Thatcher seems to carry the can for the Anglo world's sprint down Neo-Liberal lane.
But hasn't the whole Anglo world been on a similar pathway for the last 30 plus years?
It seems Anglo governments exist to support Big Business, the bigger the better. The unions are weak. Even a Labor government crushed two of them: the Builders Labourers' Federation and the pilots' union and called in the military to keep planes in the air.
Some companies now have more money than cash-strapped governments. They call the shots don't they?
I think Gina just wants the thumbscrews tightened further.
Oh happy days! - Dianne
Thanks for the link janes. Lived through the Thatcher era.. It was disgusting, although I did enjoy the Poll Tax demonstrations they were a riot. - JG
And Gina wasn't spoilt as a child? I saw a documentary on her last year and I can assure you Gina wanted for nothing - Daddy's little angel. - Maggie
Hear, hear John. Close her mines!
Btw, speaking of Julia Gillard, can anyone tell me why she was constantly called "Liar" but Abbort is not? Is it ok and expected that men lie, but women mustn't? He lies through his teeth, seems to take pleasure in it, and yet he is not really confronted with his obvious duplicity. Are we latte sipping, leafy suburban intellectuals too polite to scream "Liar!"? - Neroli
Thanks Mathew Berryman for spotting the difference. Here's to women of all colours who have done good things for all and here's to bad women of all colours who have owned and atoned (for) their bad judgement.
Sandy Gandhi - Sandy Gandhi
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