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Don’t let Abbott loose

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Congratulations to the Liberals since they came to power in the states.

Power bills have gone through the roof: they blame the carbon tax for 10 per cent and forget the other 20 per cent they have imposed.

Not to forget the 5000-plus public servants sacked without a thought for their families.

Coal seam gas has been encouraged without regard to water pollution.

Health budget cuts, shooting in National Parks, declining fish stocks ignored, power taken from local councils.

Mr Abbott, as in his past history with the Howard government, will cut health budgets, give tax breaks to the wealthy and bring back Work Choices. Perhaps that is why he still refuses to announce his policies before the election.

Turn back the boats and let the children and women die. No carbon tax. Young children cannot vote so they don’t count! No NBN: let the rest of the world leave us behind.

Since Labor has been in power the Pacific Highway has three new double-lane bypasses – Ballina, Kempsey and Tweed Heads – plus Alstonville on the Bruxner Highway.

The world has had two recessions: Australia has had none.

Great work by the NSW Liberals to find $1 billion they did not know they had.

Lew Cannon, Empire Vale




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  1. Look, it’s a bit rich blaming the Libs for CSG, don’t forget it was the Greens backed Labor governments that started it and speaking from a gas field I have witnessed no difference since the LNP came to power. The industry is continuing to expand as per the Greens / Labor plan. It is no worse and no better.
    Only one person can stop Abbott now, and that is Gillard, by resigning. But Gillard is the miners PM, don’t forget who put her in that job, and Bill Shorten would be no less pro mining than she is.
    Get rid of Gillard, let Rudd bring in a real mining tax and the Greens can help by not trying to control the anti-CSG movement for their own cheap political purposes.
    If Abbott is the price we pay to get rid of Gillard, then bring it on.

  2. The only real flaw with the Federal Labor Party this time around has been their inability to market their strengths and policies to the greater public. They have tried to take the higher road and left the sloganeers to win the day with the majority who do not read or listen to the political debate, nor understand the myriad ways in which they are impacted by our decision makers. Things are grim.


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