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Beware of the pork when it is promised for delivery after September 14 and take with a very large grain of salt any promises made in the next budget because the underlying assumption inherent in any Labor promises no matter how grand or generous, that they will be around to deliver on them is not to be believed by anyone with this in mind I am rather cynical about the so called Gonski reforms. In particular I object to the drivel preached in the TV adds sponsored by the teachers union that suggest that if only more money is spent on special attention for those children struggling with literacy then they will “get it” and magically become successful at their studies.
To my mind its just a total denial of the reality that not every child can be a great scholar. No amount of money and special coaching will change that simple fact. Its obvious to me that what Gillard is trying to do is butter up the parents of those underachieving students with the false hope that Labor can buy their children academic adequacy. Add to that the inherent politics of envy that sees so many socialists resenting the fact that many parents choose to send their children and that those parents are just as entitled as the poorest of the poor to expect some government contribution towards the education of their children. It all adds up to a flurry of half truths and false hopes of academic excellence from all sides of the political spectrum.
Why False hopes you may ask?
Well no matter how much we help the prospects of those who are “lagging”, no matter how much we try to leave none behind there will still be a world out there where every member of the next generation will have to compete with for their place in the economic machine. No amount of delusional dodo race thinking, so beloved of the left, is going to help the children of today compete in the economy of tomorrow. All that will be achieved at a social level by spending ever more on educating our young people will be an ever expanding education industry and the goal posts for entry into every job or profession moving ever further away.
- If Labor goes, Gonski goes with us: Gillard (abc.net.au)
- Gillard and Labor suffer another education policy collapse (iainhall.wordpress.com)
- Gonski hopes for equality- Education for everyone (maireadhannan.com)
If ever there was a staple in the topical diet of politics tragics it would have to be the ever present reporting of. To may mind they are rather like the of our political diet, bland and ubiquitous but still rather filing and nourishing. So of course we all pour over each iteration of this stalwart of our . If the poll shows “our” team performing well then we tend to think that it must be right on the money and if it shows our team in the poo we tend to find reasons to dismiss its results, for instance my friends from the left love to claim that because phone polling is only done to numbers then it is naturally biased towards the older demographic who are not totally devoted to like the younger brethren, this of course (according to their argument) means that such polling “naturally” has a “conservative” bias. When things get truly desperate for your team you can always fall back on the tried and true “the only poll that matters is the one on election day” side step of the issue but I doubt that anyone really every buys that line.
Apart from a very brief Indian summer late last year Gillard and her administration have been consistently in disfavour with the voting public and the only raisin in the porridge has been a very slim hope that the personal unpopularity of Tony Abbott may just save them, especially when it comes to his perceived problems over the so called “women’s issues” things like abortion and women in the workforce were the one thing that have been sugaring the Labor tragic’s oats and sadly now they are discovering that the sweetness they though was nourishing sugar was in fact saccharine.
As Julie Andrews reminds us a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down however when the medicine is this bitter there is no spoon on the planet big enough to sweeten the brew that Labor and its true believers will be supping on up to and beyond the election on September 14.
- Voters in the mood to punish early call (dailytelegraph.com.au)
- How Julia Gillard is going to be a sure-fire winner* (iainhall.wordpress.com)
- Women support Abbott amid concerns: poll (news.com.au)
- Tony’s women: female voters choose Abbott (dailytelegraph.com.au)
- Rudd ‘will be PM again’ (smh.com.au)
- Marginal poll delivers bad news for Labor (abc.net.au)
- Senate passes bill targeting ‘push polling’ (ksl.com)
- Gillard can’t escape her ghosts – Rudd is too visible | The Australian (rajcairnsreport.wordpress.com)
Hmm you have got to love those Loopy Greens and their Peons in that Quango invented by Gillard to buy their parliamentary endorsement…
While I certainly do understand the strict letter of the law interpretation of the “caretaker conventions ” its ludicrous that this Quango is prepared to enter into contracts and disperse Largess in the full knowledge that the coalition will close down the Quango at the earliest possible opportunity. Frankly I suspect that those who enter into contracts with this instrumentality would have a very hard time suing for compensation after a change of government because the coalition have made it very clear that that they will wind up this utterly useless sop to Greens ideology and its likely that a judge would agree with the incoming government that any contracts would be void and not liable to compensation. Even if this were not the case its unlikely that the Green cronies would have spent all of the 10 billion by September 14 so all the Greens could hope to do is deprive the treasury of some budgetary savings when this quango is abolished.
Finally what is the bet that all employees of this Quango are on short term contracts?
- Julia Gillard calls September 14 federal election (abc.net.au)
- Richard III, Gillard, Campbell Newman, and Slo-Mo train wrecks (iainhall.wordpress.com)
- Kevin Rudd hoses down challenge talk (bigpondnews.com)
- If it looks and smells like a campaign, then it’s a campaign (abc.net.au)
- Oppn takes aim at economy as parly starts (news.theage.com.au)
- Julia Gillard now leads ‘most unpopular Australian government in past 40 years’ (1389blog.com)
- Abbott warns coalition against arrogance (news.theage.com.au)