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May 11, 2021

Liberals are the real elite

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I read that Cranbrook private school in Sydney just bought the 2500 square metre block next door for $15.5 million dollars. A mind-boggling sum. Yet public schools in the Richmond electorate struggle just to raise a few dollars from chocolate bars and the like.

Tony Abbott says he is determined to fight the Gonski recommendations to ensure grossly wealthy schools like this continue to receive large amounts of public money.

The Liberal party likes to talk about latte sipping ‘elites’ capturing policy, but in reality the Liberal party operates primarily to protect the wealth of the real elite that funds it. Any way you look at it, voting for Abbott in September is just voting to suck money from our public schools and diminish any chance of our kids and grandkids getting a proper education.


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3 COMMENTS

  1. Couldn’t have said it better. After all, what’s the point of being wealthy if you can’t ensure your kids get a better chance in life than the not wealthy?
    The system in Finland sounds good – it is illegal for anyone but the state to provide education. To make sure everything is on an even footing the Finns (who have a lower GDP per capita than Australia) even provide all breakfasts and lunches, books, uniforms etc.
    If Gillard can get Gonski implemented it will be the greatest reform since medicare.

  2. I loathe Abbott and most of what he stands for, but if voting him in is the only way to get rid of Gillard, the miners P.M., then so be it. We are suffering from the same problem in Queensland, in order to get rid of Blight we had to have Newman. Had Bligh done the decent thing and resigned when it was obvious that everyone thought she stunk things would not be as bad as they are now. Gillard is doing the same thing to Australia. Hanging on in a silly attempt to look tough to every ones detriment. But when you are pro mining like Gillard and her supporters, it is better to let the Libs win than to reign in your mining mates.

  3. Graeme Henderson – I dont know what you are talking about? In what way is Gillard the miner’s PM? Because she failed to get a supertax through? As I see it Tony Abbott is the mining magnates best friend. And if we vote him in, then he’ll scrap so much that would be beneficial for our country that it will take decades to catch up. Gonski? NBN? to name but a few. Why support the wealthiest handful on the planet, why polarise our social structures and opportunities for all??

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