On 4/12/19 11:29 pm, Peter Ross via luv-talk wrote:
Today in Australia, the governing Liberal Party won a
repeal of a bill
about medical help for refugees detained for more than six years without
any timeline for their future.
Yes, the sad part for AU right now is that whilst Medivac was law
(before today's repeal), it was extremely limited to just that
particular group of people AND TheDud could overide any otherwise sane
decision by Doctors on "security grounds". So there was absolutely no
need for repealing this legislation.
Of course TheLamb has her own agendas and /she/ weilds power beyond what
any individual should be able to at this time. Her agenda counts, she
is fairly well aligned with the fascists here, overall, against Labor
and the Greens very strongly and with her own military background. But
she calls the shots. When she sides with LNP, it makes them look better
and in this case, it has turned out to be a complete waste of time just
so that LNP can get their own way, like spoilt bratty children.
Let's not forget that AU could and probably should be prosecuted for the
illegal detention of refugees as well as the in-humane treatment of them.
In any case, there are so many things wrong with the entire AU political
system that we have very few real choices; the political class just
plays the stage to feather their own nests (all of them). But is
particularly sad that we will likely end up with this rotten lot (the
current ones) for a few more elections yet because the alternative is
too weak and incapable of mounting any kind of a good campaign in
opposition. Meanwhile, the economic destroyers keep getting the support
of mainstream media and other very rich folk and nothing matters to them
except to keep Labor out at ANY expense. The up coming surplus, likely
to happen now, is a direct result of lack of spending (robbing
legitmiate program areas of government) and pure luck (the AU dollar is
low and mining resources [and therefore returns] have been far more
profitable than expected).
LNP also keep throwing up big sounding numbers, like $100B on
infrastructure, up from previous figures, but way down in real terms
because they extend the number of years for the plan. They care to
spend $200B on death and destruction, but not enough to make good with
the NBN; in fact the NBN changed from a $26.9B investment to a $60B+
white elephant that should have no suitors when it is sold in it's
current form -- it will take quite a transformation or a complete lot of
artificial benefits to make it saleable at all. It is, as you probably
know, just Hel$tra Mark 2 anyway....
So, yes, absolute extremist right wing and very well supported by big
dollars and big voices (much of the media, apart from the smokescreen
about media blackouts and raids of course).