The start of the new federal Labor age saw advances in one short week that the previous government had failed to achieve in nine years.
The Labor federal parliament introduced an Indigenous Voice to Parliament, while workers were given ten days of domestic violence leave, including casuals.
The minimum wage for lowest paid workers was also raised. Legislation was introduced to improve the uptake of electric vehicles.
Yet foolishly and pragmatically, Labor continues with new coal and gas projects, despite all scientific warnings to the contrary.
Meanwhile, at the state level, NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet (Liberal) was quick to sack Fair Trading Minister, Eleni Petinos, after she was alleged to have bullied staff, yet is standing by minister Stuart Ayres MP, who is alleged to have misled Parliament and the public over his role in the Barilaro scandal.
Revelations continue around the unseemly appointment of the former NSW deputy premier to a taxpayer-funded $500,000 per year trade job in New York City.
If only everyone could carry themselves with the confidence of John Barilaro applying for a job he’s not qualified for.
Still, it’s all a great distraction from spiralling inflation and the rising cost of living, which is a result of policies from the likes of Barilaro and Perrottet.
Overseas, the ‘Great Reset’ resistance is gaining momentum, with farmers in Northern Italy and Holland protesting over government plans to reduce nitrogen fertiliser use.
The Canadian government is also following suit.
Biodiversity is under threat in Europe, with native species disappearing more rapidly in Holland than elsewhere on the mainland, according to the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency.
According to www.msn.com, ‘The fertiliser shortage is at the heart of various food crises emerging around the world. Global prices of fertiliser jumped by 80 per cent last year, and they’re forecast to be higher still by year’s end.’
So while it sounds bad, do we need to be sad? After all, Stan Grant will now be both host and interviewee on ABC TV’s Q&A.
It’s not like the natural eco-systems in Australia are unravelling, while politics and the media continues to ignore it all.
As one of seven billion people, what can you do? Go on, here’s your chance to do something…
Hans Lovejoy, editor
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