Funnily enough, there was a time when Dad went against his usual Union-ism. He was in management at Laminex before it went bust in this area, and there was a strike with everyone bar management not working. He went into work regardless (Not sure why, though. He got death threats on the way in) and did the manual labour jobs that weren't being done because he worked his way up from the factory floor and had done it all before. He was being abused at the fence by the workers as he drove by on a fork-lift, moving timbre. He just smiled and waved at them.
Edit: Actually, I think it was while the workers could strike and return the work without fear, Dad would've likely lost his job over it. Not entirely sure of the circumstances, though.
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1. Theres not that much is there? Anyways... isn't that what ratings are for?
2. To a certain extent yes. imo you shouldn't be allowed to effectively enter the country at your own free will. But instead of locking them up, get them working (only if those in question are fit enough to work) whilst their claims are being assessed. (Pretty much what geg said)
3. Never had anything to do with unions tbh, so went with the undecided options. IMO though the employer should have more rights than the employee
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Could you trust a union-backed ALP with Australia's economy? I mean no foreign debt, and the changing laws to help superannuation funds (ie matching dollar for dollar, very little or no tax on your super contributions etc (in what I mean the Coalation government is always changing the laws to make it easier for each individual).
Some people on here would rather pay more tax to fund other projects, well whatever takes your fancy, but I wouldn't anyway, and I voted disagree about helping struggling artists and the like, but then I'm not into that 'Culture' scene so for me personally it would be a waste of money, but for others it won't so I can see that angle.
I don't think we have a major problem with funding the arts in Australia, since we already do pretty well in that regard, so I can see why someone might have disagreed, but the argument that it's a waste of money to fund the arts if you yourself don't consume much art (which I'd imagine you do, but that's another issue) makes no sense to me. Does that also mean that it's a waste of money to pay taxes which go towards education if you don't go to school, or health care if you aren't sick? How about the military if you don't feel under threat, or the salaries of public servants? I don't personally use many government services at all, but that hardly means that they aren't worthwhile or that I don't have a responsibility to fund them.
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Political outlook: -28.2% (Centre Left)
Economic policy: -54.9% (Left)
Social policy: 4.2% (Centre)
Traditional values: -25.4% (Centre Left)
Labor Party: 77.6%
Australian Democrats: 72.4%
Family First: 54.9%
Liberal Party: 50.8%
One Nation: 49.7%
National Party: 40.6%
Hahaha. Hey, what the hell.. I believe in welfare..
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