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we need to increase amp improve aged care services yet we are providing this tax free bounty it isn t availabl
“We need to increase & improve aged care services. Yet we are providing this tax-free bounty, it isn't available anywhere else, and yet people are holding onto it like "No, no, you can't take this away from me." I find it interesting.” @hinjac on Franking credits #TheDrum
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we ve seen with franking credits there s a strong sense of entitlement there for something which no other coun
“We've seen with franking credits there's a strong sense of entitlement there for something which no other country in the OECD has - a tax refund essentially meaning no company taxes are paid on profits.” @hinjac #auspol #TheDrum
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theres this view i ve paid my taxes i ve accumulated this wealth i should be able to hand it to younger genera
There’s this view "I've paid my taxes, I've accumulated this wealth, I should be able to hand it to younger generations." It comes back to broader equity in our society & the dividends you get when you're born into the family you're born into.” @masters_joanne #TheDrum
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we don t just have wind and solar as part of our renewable energy mix we have hydro increasingly pumped hydro
“We don't just have wind and solar as part of our renewable energy mix. We have hydro, increasingly pumped hydro, solar, wind, batteries - we all heard about the Tesla battery in South Australia and the success that that's doing.” @MartijnWilderAM #auspol #TheDrum
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in australia you re more likely to be unemployed if you have a mental health condition when you re unemployed
“In Australia, you're more likely to be unemployed if you have a mental health condition. When you're unemployed your mental health declines. If I was looking at a policy for unemployment, it would be focusing on mental health support for those people.” @hinjac #TheDrum
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even though our unemployment rate is quite low at the moment our underemployment rate is about 8 so there is a
“Even though our unemployment rate is quite low at the moment, our underemployment rate is about 8%. So there is a lot of people working in part-time roles that would like to work more hours.” @danielleiwood #auspol #TheDrum
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there s two groups the unemployed people are looking for work and don t have work they re not working for one
“There's two groups. The unemployed people are looking for work and don't have work - they're not working for one hour. But you could be working, say, 20 hours a week and you'd like to work 40. Then you would be classed as "underemployed.” @danielleiwood #auspol #thedrum
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one of the most disturbing things for me reading that penalty rate report where they cut the penalty rates of
“One of the most disturbing things for me reading that penalty-rate report where they cut the penalty rates of our lowest-paid workers, was they talked about the hardship this would cause, but still did it anyway.” @hinjac #auspol #TheDrum
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if you suppress wages too much then those people can t spend money and if they re not spending money then the
“If you suppress wages too much, then those people can't spend money. And if they're not spending money, then the economy doesn't grow.” @hinjac #auspol #TheDrum
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the living wage has to be seen in the context of the current cuts that are coming through the system to penalt
“The living wage has to be seen in the context of the current cuts that are coming through the system to penalty rates that have cut the wages and the real take-home wages of some of the lowest-paid workers in our economy.” @hinjac #auspol #TheDrum

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i ve managed to live long enough to see this unimaginable thing david marr in tears on as passes the house of
"I've managed to live long enough to see this unimaginable thing!" David Marr in tears on #TheDrum as #marriageequality passes the House of Representatives
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if a million dead fish at menindee doesn t attract your attention as the environment minister what does it tak
“If a million dead fish at Menindee doesn't attract your attention as the environment minister, what does it take?” @Peter_Fitz questions where Melissa Price has been during the mass fish kill in the Murray-Darling basin #TheDrum
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if we don t have an agreed set of facts that we as a community can rely on the whole pursuit of journalism is
“If we don't have an agreed set of facts, that we as a community can rely on, the whole pursuit of journalism is pointless.”
@murpharoo explains why she chose to take on the Prime Minister over his comments regarding the medevac bill #TheDrum
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every time i get a taxi i have to ask them whether they will take me because ive got into taxis and then taxi
“Every time I get a taxi, I have to ask them whether they will take me because I’ve got into taxis and then taxi drivers have refused to take me.” Nyadol Nyuon says the ‘it’s ok to be white’ motion, diminishes the experience of real racism #TheDrum
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there is a very clear narrative that has weaponised racism sara saleh says politicians like scott morrison ton
“There is a very clear narrative that has weaponised racism.” Sara Saleh says politicians like Scott Morrison, Tony Abbott and Peter Dutton have “emboldened Neo-Nazis and white supremacists” and therefore “have blood on their hands” #TheDrum
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the top 20 per cent of australian households in wealth terms are now 100 times richer than the bottom 20 per c
“The top 20 per cent of Australian households in wealth terms, are now 100 times richer than the bottom 20 per cent- 50 years ago we would have thought that was abhorrent.” Hugh Mackay says Australia has the largest wealth inequality in its history #TheDrum
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white supremacy doesn t know any border religion or colour australia s system is propped up and enabled by pol
“White supremacy doesn't know any border, religion, or colour. Australia's system is propped up and enabled by politicians and media shock jocks that have made a political career out of Islamophobia and inciting hatred and white supremacist views.” Sara Saleh #auspol #TheDrum
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i blew a fuse when i read about the aus war memorial planning to spend 500m on another centre for 500m we coul
“I blew a fuse when I read about the Aus War Memorial planning to spend $500m on another centre. For $500m we could buy a proper research + treatment centre for PTSD! We could treat our veterans properly” Chris Barrie #AnzacDay #TheDrum
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i think justin milne either knew what he was doing and it s reprehensible or he was dangerously naive and that
“I think Justin Milne either knew what he was doing and it's reprehensible or he was dangerously naive and that's also reprehensible” Kerry O’Brien weighs in on reports the ABC chairman called for Emma Alberici to be sacked because she offended the Coalition Government.
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there s a myth that newstart people are bludgers or super young who don t want to work the largest age group o
“There's a myth that Newstart people are bludgers or super-young who don't want to work. The largest age group on Newstart are mature-aged workers who have been on it for an average of 180 weeks. It's people who can't find work in this environment.” @SquigglyRick #auspol #TheDrum
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