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Myth-busting - School & Hospital Funding

Labor and the Unions have been making all sorts of claims about hospital and schools funding. They want Australians to believe that funding has been ripped out of the health and education systems, but how does this claim stack up against the facts?

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Labor Green Deal - Tip of the Iceberg

With the Greens having declared their intention to work with Labor to “strengthen” climate change policy, the preference deal between Labor and the Greens has enormous potential to control a future Labor government.

Labor’s Finance Minister Jim Chalmers recently lauded the preference deal and said he did not believe that the Green’s hard-line policy of closing coal mines was having an impact on Labor’s vote.

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Labor's Tax on Family Trusts

While Labor’s Retiree tax and changes to negative gearing and capital gains tax have been in the spotlight, there’s another big unfair tax grab that is not as well known or understood – changes to the tax treatment of family business trusts.

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THEN THEY CAME FOR THE ECONOMISTS

In an alarming campaign development, an economist has had his home targeted and “egged” by left-wing activists angry about independent analysis on the cost of Labor’s new emissions policies.

The attack on noted independent economist Brian Fisher occurred after GetUp and Greens supporter Simon Holmes a Court put the home address of Mr Fisher on Twitter and Bill Shorten likened him to “doctors that big tobacco companies used to roll out in the 70s and 80s”.

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Labor's Gender Agenda Exposed

A Labor Government would offer free sex change procedures, establish a taxpayer-funded National Gender Centre to advocate on transgender issues and appoint a new Commissioner for Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status issues.

The revelations in Labor’s National Policy Platform come amid fears voiced by Doctors that Labor’s radical gender policies could result in unnecessary sex change operations for children.

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GETUP “PRIMA FACIE” AN ENTITY OF LABOR & GREENS - AEC

GetUp’s was found by the Australian Electoral Commission to be “prima facie” an associated entity of Labor and the Greens due to its 2016 election campaign activities, as revealed in Senate estimates hearings earlier this week.

Given the scope of GetUp’s campaigning during the 2016 election it’s not a surprising conclusion – but what came next raises even more serious questions.

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What this election means for Mainstream Australians

Mainstream Australians are at the heart of what this election is all about.

The mums and dads who want the best for their kids, the seniors who deserve our respect and care, the young people facing the challenges and opportunities of our modern world, the small business owners and millions of workers who get up every day and get on with their jobs.

Ultimately, the choice comes down to Scott Morrison or Bill Shorten as Prime Minister.  And the key measure has to be: Who will create the circumstances where mainstream Australians can get ahead and who will protect our way of life?

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Talk to your Children - Unfairness is Unfairness

Whether it’s a generational issue or a reflection of how many journalists are inclined towards Labor ideology, the observations of noted economist Robert Gottliebsen in relation to young journalists in the Budget lock up are concerning.

They also point to an argument that can work in revealing the inherent unfairness of Labor’s plan to hit the incomes of retirees.

From this morning’s The Australian:

“In the final half-hour of the budget lock up I discovered how hard it is for the older generation to convince their children that the ALP’s retirement and pensioner tax on cash franking credits is grossly unfair….

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Women hardest hit by Labor's Retirees Tax

New analysis has shown that women will be more impacted than men by Labor’s retiree tax – yet another reason why Labor must scrap their grossly unfair policy.

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