Episode 60: Pru and Sally expose the divide in Australian politics, Morrison wants praise for doing half what others are doing on climate and the good news is travel between Sydney and Melbourne
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Van Badham and Ben Davison contrast the former Liberal Minister Pru Goward's opinion piece in the AFR where she calls unemployed workers "the underclass", "proles", "weasels", "damaged", a "deficit" and "lacking in trust and discipline." who need to be "harnessed" to the news today that 1.2M children in Australia went hungry in the last 12 months, the facts laid out in ACTU Secretary Sally McManus's New Daily article that more Australians than ever before are working multiple jobs and the piece by Australian Workers Union leader Dan Walton that exposes the rank hypocrisy of business and Liberal interests trying to import hundred of thousands of temporary migrant workers while hundreds of thousands of people are without secure work and are being denied training opportunities.
The starkness of the political contrast is almost blinding, as is Van's rage!
Morrison's attempts to claim victory on emissions reductions by virtue of state action lowering emissions by 30-35% instead of the Abbott target of 26-28% has been met with scorn by our international allies and has failed to solve his National Party problem. The Nats continue to ignore the national farmer federation, science, the public opinion and the capital markets to insist on even more pork for them to barrel in exchange for any movement towards net zero emissions.
The shamelessness of their position has been further highlighted by more revelations of misused tax payer money, "regional" grants going to cities, and BILLIONS handed out without any true assessment of value for the taxpayer.
Van and Ben both join the calls for a federal ICAC as the NSW ICAC hears damaging revelations about how money is handed out in Liberal/National governments.
And to think they call us "weasels"!
The good news is people are starting to be reunited, including Van and Ben, and Australian's are getting vaccinated!