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Coalition election promises a hoax

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The whole of the Coalition’s promises are just a hoax, nothing is truthful and once elected they will do as they did after the 2013 election – break all of their promises.

Yes, that is correct: a leopard never changes his spots.

‘Be Innovative!’ How, when money has been withdrawn from our education system, TAFE colleges have been closed and TAFE teachers dismissed?

Did you know that teachers’ aides have been withdrawn from our schools? Theses are the people who give one-on-one support to our autistic kids and are most necessary for their development. It has been a proven fact that many of our autistic kids have come ahead in leaps and bounds as a result of this program. But no – our politicians know best – it must be cut out. Here is a case of unqualified people making decisions that should be made by experts.

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Labor is still being blamed for our debt but it must be remembered that the Coalition parties have increased the nation’s debt by a triple amount since they came into power and haven’t got a clue of how to get it down.

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  1. Times have changed. It seems routine now for politicians to promise one thing and do the opposite once in power. Remember Commonwealth bank will not be sold, Howards famous Core & Non-Core promises and recently No Carbon Tax. The reality is that they rarely get punished for this behaviour as the electorate has a very short memory. I do not know what the answer is?

  2. One answer might be to ensure we have an independent Senate a vote below the line so at least we can challenge bills put through to include a score card that measures progress and success- a public report card. It doesn’t seem to matter which party is in control, they all break their promises. If we look at the current crop of promises, Coalition tax breaks, Labor more Gov’t spending, Greens stop resource activities and increase Gov’t spend. All this with a trade deficit averaging 3 to 4 billion a month, Iron ore, Coal and Gas being our 3 biggest export earners. We are also about to see the entire auto industry depart the country and the resulting loss of jobs and cost to the community.
    Fundamentally, if it was us in this situation we would probably be declared bankrupt so it is difficult to see where the money can come from. We need a strategy to create the private sector jobs to employ our people to use their skills and education and not Defence (submarine) jobs that at the end of the day will be paid for from our taxes as we pay for the subs. Innovation should start with a whole of government all party approach to develop a plan to move our country forward instead of the one upmanship popularity campaign they are on now.


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