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Widespread support for Religious Freedoms

Support for religious freedom is an issue that bridges the political divide – with today’s Newspoll finding that 59% of Australians support new laws to protect individuals, schools and companies from being discriminated against because of their religious beliefs.

The vast majority of both Labor (57%) and Coalition (65%) voters believe it’s important to ensure religious freedom in Australia.

The Government is currently considering its response to the recent Religious Freedom Review, that received more than 15,500 submissions.

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Sleeping Giants = Online Bullies

For a prime example of the bully tactics used by the left, look no further than “Sleeping Giants” an online “community” that obsesses in targeting businesses to gain power over those whose opinions they don’t like.

Sleeping Giants was formed in the US and now exists in 11 different countries.  Here in Australia they’ve managed to get companies including American Express, Huggies and SpecSavers to withdraw their advertising dollars from Sky News with their #AdShame twitter campaign - just because they don’t like Sky News airing a variety of opinions.

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Change that "hurtful" name

Remember the childhood chant of “sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will never hurt me”?  Well that’s not the case in our nation’s capital. In the latest example of political correctness gone mad, there’s a push to review suburb and street names that may be deemed “hurtful”.

The ACT Legislative Assembly will this week debate a motion by Labor Member for Murrumbidgee Bec Cody to review all place names in order to eliminate those that “cause pain” or cast “villains as heroes”.

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Millions more lose out under Labor's Super Tax

Ordinary Aussies, in a wide range of superannuation funds, will have their savings slashed by Labor’s franking credit tax – according to evidence provided by the Financial Services Council to a parliamentary inquiry examining Labor's proposal.           

What started off as a hit on individuals and self-managed funds has now been revealed as a massive grab across the board affecting millions more hard-working Australians who are saving for their retirement.

The Financial Review Reports the extent of Labor’s tax grab:

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"Punitive & Unbalanced" = Unfair

Mark Bouris is one of Australia’s best small business, into large business entrepreneurs. He’s done it not once but twice and on a national scale. Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Mark shares some interesting reflections on the policy impacts of Labor’s election policies, which with the mess in Canberra are escaping scrutiny.

There is no hiding the impact from these changes. We think Mark has a point ...

Mark Bouris: Why Bill Shorten’s policies are bad for business

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Hey Tradies - Beware Labor’s Latest Tax Slug

Hard working Brickies, carpenters, plasterers, painters, sparkies and labourers will be among the hardest hit by Labor’s planned changes to negative gearing and capital gains tax.

Not only will house prices suffer (on top of the existing downturn in the market) and small investors slugged, but a new report has found that there will be up to 32,000 fewer construction industry jobs due to Bill Shorten and Labor’s tax hikes.

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No sex please, We’re Tasmanian

Babies born in Tasmania are set to be “genderless” on their official birth certificate, with moves likely to remove the specification of which sex they are from the official document.

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Getup delivers Wentworth

There’s been a lot of discussion about the record swing that saw the NSW seat of Wentworth switch from one of the safest Liberal seats in the country to Independent, Dr Kerryn Phelps.

Certainly there were many factors at play. But one that seems to have escaped a great deal of scrutiny is the major role of GetUp and other left-leaning organisations in securing the result they wanted.

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Socialism’s the answer

As the old saying goes: “if that’s the answer, it must have been a pretty stupid question”.

According to recent research from the Centre for Independent Studies, socialism has become fashionable. Even the esteemed Washington Post ran an article earlier this year with the headline “It’s time to give Socialism a try”.

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