Weekend Wrap 10 Oct 2021: NSW to reopen but concerns remain, Labor to buy Australian as Coalition suggests mortgage increases to pay for coal mines and removing social media anonymity
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Ben looks at the reopening of NSW, some of the issues other places have faced when reopening and what the concerns might be for us here in Australia.
Morrison sent his minister off to Insiders to talk about social media accountability while totally failing to address the fact The Australian has numerous anonymous articles and manage to not be asked a single question on the National Party plan to increase mortgages to support a $250 billion (more than three times the size of Jobkeeper) program to fund mines that no one else wants to invest into.
This continues the Morrison government's record of avoiding tough economic discussions and any accountability for the high levels of real unemployment and underemployment, wage cuts, the replacement of ongoing jobs with casual and labour hire jobs and the handing over of $5Billion in infrastructure funds to foreign head contractors rather than using Australian companies.
By contrast Labor used the NSW State conference this weekend to announce its new Buy Australian Act that would lift us up the innovation index, the digital competitiveness index and see Australian companies get major government contracts to employ local workers.
As we start to hit vaccination targets and things reopen theres never been a more important time to follow the health advice, get vaccinated, wear your mask and ignore the wannabe celebrities prepared to sacrifice your life for a few headlines about them.