La­bor - The bet­ter choice for Berowra and Aus­tralia’s fu­ture in this cur­rent Fed­eral po­lit­i­cal cli­mate.

Hills to Hawkesbury Living Magazine - - Health & Wellbeing -

Some prob­lems with just been a fe­male in our work­ing en­vi­ron­ment!

Fe­male wages are on av­er­age $26,527.00 per year less than their male coun­ter­part. This is cou­pled with an over­all mi­nus­cule wage rise over­all of 0.5%, sea­son­ally ad­justed (ABS source) The gov­ern­ment is un­able to fig­ure out how to get the taxes/spend­ing ra­tio cor­rect.

The gov­ern­ment has spent $122 mill on the yes/no vote AND ALSO with things like the Manus Is­land prob­lems ($4.89 Bil­lion) Nauru ($385 mil­lion over next 12 months OR just over $1 mil­lion per day! We we work hard to earn money and then they spent it! ) It seems that ev­ery­thing, tolls, reg­is­tra­tion, in­sur­ance, food, cloth­ing, trans­port costs are in­creas­ing and well .You get the pic­ture, ev­ery­thing is just get­ting a lit­tle bit more ex­pen­sive ev­ery 6 months or less.

So then, many of us are look­ing in the mir­ror and say­ing to our­selves that I can­not af­ford some of the things I need any more! This is when an­noy­ance, frus­tra­tion and loss of self­con­fi­dence af­fects many when you are un­able to change you own cir­cum­stances.

This pop­u­la­tion ex­pects a Fed­eral gov­ern­ment to con­trol the tax/spend ra­tio so that the cost of liv­ing is bal­anced through­out our nation. This will en­able pen­sion­ers, peo­ple on lower wages and the gen­eral pub­lic to have ac­cess to a fair wage cou­pled to sta­ble liv­ing costs, that is not the case presently.

Strong, vi­brant lead­er­ship achieves good con­trol of liv­ing costs and a good leader is nor­mally sur­rounded with good min­is­ters. These ba­sic re­quire­ments have NOT been achieved by this cur­rent Fed­eral Lib­eral gov­ern­ment and it seems to be get­ting no bet­ter.

The se­ri­ous com­ments by the NSW Deputy Pre­mier John Bar­i­laro to Alan Jones that Turn­bull is the prob­lem and he should step down, then the words of Bar­i­laro’s boss Gla­dys Ber­jik­lian that “the Prime Min­is­ter has my full and ab­so­lute sup­port” is the same lan­guage as was given to Ju­lia Gil­lard by power­bro­ker Mark Ar­bib in 2011 “to have the full sup­port of the party” only to end in tears. As a labour person, you would be think­ing “that these (Lib­eral party prob­lems) are more fun than I could have ever imag­ined. The only thing wrong for this is that as an Australian cit­i­zen I am an­noyed that we have slid to these depths. if our Mal­colm was the kind of leader that say Hawke/Howard was in their hey day I would not even con­sider run­ning against a sit­ting Lib­eral Fed­eral mem­ber in this safe Lib­eral seat. How times and Lib­eral fi­nan­cial deal­ings can change your at­ti­tude and com­mit­ment.

So a, Very Good Merry Happy Christ­mas to all!

JOHN DUNN For a Fed­eral La­bor Seat of Berowra

Writ­ten and au­tho­rised by John Dunn

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