BIG ISSUES NEED STRONG LEADERS
A CALL to all federal politicians - please focus on the important issues. Stop being distracted by highly emotive topics that have little impact on the broader Australian community. Sure, asylum seekers, marriage equality, wind turbines and politicians’ decadent spending habits all have a place on the political agenda. But they don’t have a big impact on the day-to-day lives of average Aussie families. Isn’t it time we tackled the big issues - economic stability, job creation, improved health services and better education. Shouldn’t we be looking at ways to protect our way of life from an economic squeeze? The Commonwealth's debt-to-GDP ratio hit 26 per cent in June ($430 billion), the highest since the Australian Bureau of Statistics began keeping records nearly 30 years ago. Australia is headed for a rollercoaster ride over the next couple of years and we need strong, intelligent, progressive leaders to guide us through the maze.
Rick Lee - Editor