[...] Are They Old Enough? [...] - LETTER TO OUR GROWN-UP CHILDREN
[...] Teaching My Sons About Sex [...] - LETTER TO OUR GROWN-UP CHILDREN
You are discussing tax take and yet you miss one of the critical mining taxes that flow to governments and voters - royalties. Post the MRRT, the key mineral producing states have taken the opportunity to significantly increase royalty rates that 'offset' the MRRT. So although the increase in the Federal receipts has been paltry, the increase at the State level has been very significant. You could argue that WA may need to go higher still on iron ore royalties but most of the rest of the mining industry is not earning its cost of capital and paying more than its fair share of tax. - Ella
Labor's chickens have come home to roost earlier than they'd hoped. The budget is in crisis, the credit card limit has been increased multiple times and is nearly maxed out at 300 billion.
It's ALWAYS the most vulnerable who suffer and Labor's propensity to spend like drunken sailors is the cause.
This website is hysterical about the dangers women face under Tony Abbott but the fact is that women are far worse off now than they were under Howard.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/columnists/desparate-pms-war-has-failed-her-own-gender/story-fn7078da-1226537935706 - Gee
I would like to see these companies made accountable for their social responsibilities. Any company making those kinds of profits should be providing and maintaining the necessary infrastructure and social services required by their activities and if they do not then the government should be charging them the necessary royalties to cover the cost to taxpayers.
All payments to governments should be disclosed and made transparent. Miners are too rich and have too much power. A breeding ground for corruption. - Rhoda
[...] responsibility and unpaid care work. Tara Moss has written an excellent piece over at The Hoopla, The Most Important Job In The World, that explores some of these nuances, including the societal and financial expectations that women [...] - Judging mothers | Australian Feminist Reader
We have had several children over a timespan which has seen support for mothers increased, so I agree with Not That Bad in that things are much better now than the were even when we had our first child 20 years ago, however, that doesn't mean that "things" are as they should be!
I am slightly shattered that even after all of these years of struggle and work, that the role of men and women is not more equal, and that the gender difference is still so debated. All parents deserve society's support: single parents, fathers, mothers. We should be working towards a society where men and women feel supported whatever their choices, and this doesn't necessarily mean financially. Access to services, education, self-finance. We should all be being encouraged to fulfil our potential as human beings.
We have the brains, we have the capacity (economics is, after all, a human invention---not a creature with a life of its own) to make the changes. Attitudes need to change.
Colour, race, marital status, having children, not having children....
Children are precious and deserve out attention, and parents deserve society's support. If that is given, then we may get the society we deserve! - Dodieh
@Robyn. You're the one with the attitude. Over it! - metoo