Racist propaganda courtesy of the Liberal Party of Australia. Spread this like wildfire.
I’ll reblog this in the morning, when Australia is actually awake, but…
I collaborated with some fellow political tragics on this info-thing about the Abbott government’s proposed changes to Medicare and the pharmaceutical benefits scheme, based on this study from the University of Sydney (PDF).
There’s also a single-image version, on my website.
- ‘Co-payment will hit harder than expected, Sydney University study finds’ (Michelle Grattan, The Conversation)
- A sister infographic by Beyond the Hedge (JPG, big-sized); a result of the same collaboration. For those who like their graphicalised infos slicker, sexier, and sanser of googly eyes.
Please reblog and share however you can! Even if you’re not Australian but you like the cute animals and maybe some of your followers are Australian, for example?
There is an upsetting issue that I seek your help with.
Lillian’s, a youth refuge that supports me, may be forced to shut down after its funding was cut. It’s the case with all independent refuges in inner west Sydney. This literally means teenagers as young as 14 would now be forced to choose between enduring daily violence in their homes or sleeping rough on the streets.
We’re fighting to reinstate funding, and I hope you will sign and share the petition in the following link: http://chn.ge/1pKRVy3
Thanks for your support!
Broken promise? I’ve never heard of such a thing.
I’ve got quite a few new followers since the budget fiasco and I would just like to remind everyone that I would LOVE for you to put your stories and opinions in my ask box or send me a link to your posts about anything related to auspol. I also get quite a few anons asking why they should vote labor and whats wrong with the liberals plans so if you’d like to give your opinion to them on these topics please don’t hesitate to drop me a line!
Although I think Public Debt is usually measured as either Debt to GDP or Debt per capita to make it meaningful (especially from a source like Bloomberg), I will take your point as valid and provide you with some more information :)
"with debt to GDP ratio peak approximately at 27 per cent earlier this financial year, we still have a fair way to catch up on the likes of Germany (81 per cent), the United Kingdom (89 per cent), the United States (100 per cent) and Japan (219 per cent). As if that wasn’t enough, even New Zealand beats Australia in government debt, with a debt to GDP ratio of 37 per cent "(x)
"Far from it. Commonwealth net debt is about 11% of GDP, the third lowest in the OECD (the average is 50%), and low by historical standards".(x)
"3rd lowest public debt. Ninth highest Economic Growth. One of 11/141 countries with a triple A credit rating. No Debt crisis" (x)
Pretty bar graph of public debt as a percentage of GDP to drive everything home (x)