Hello Cruel World
Monday, June 28, 2004
People criticising the voucher idea for the baby bonus as a left wing concept are ignoring the extraordinary amount of punitive control this very right-wing government wields with its money, using its purse-strings as strangling cords.
For years they've been saying "do this" or "don't do that" or you won't get your money (entrusted to them to distribute where it benefits Australia best). Older examples off the top of my head are universities — both in staff & student relations, and charities who criticised their policies. Just recently of course, it was the great flagpole scandal — possibly aimed as much at independent schools as at so-called value-free public ones. Need I mention the funding of the ABC ...
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