I’ve commented before on the Labor Party’s move to bring forward the time by which single parents will be shunted on to the pittance known as the dole.
And, okay, it’s a done deed and I’m almost ready to roll over on the issue. I would even go so far as to say the Labor Party’s slogan of “learn or earn” reflects a good idea in principle but even the principle has been abused by this latest appalling con.
Today, the Honorable Jenny Macklin Minister for Families – gosh I feel like I’m channelling Orwell here – stated distinctly and clearly that she could live on the dole. It rolled off her tongue and onto Sky News footage with barely a second’s thought on her part.
Macklin’s office has now released a transcript of the interview in which the words “I could” have been replaced by the word “inaudible”. Perhaps someone in her office has realised this was a transparently idiotic statement that should be buried as quickly as possible. Perhaps they have no contacts at Sky News. Or perhaps they simply don’t have an online subscription to a newspaper and are therefore unable to check what she said.
The traditional costume for Speaker in
’s House of
Representatives included a horsehair wig. Australia
The wig might be gone, but the place is still knee deep in horseshit.
Granted, Macklin is not exactly Stalin, but when did re-writing history become okay?