He tried to block RU40, but was stood down and stripped of his power to block it. So this is more than just a personal opinion, which he's entitled to. He has actively sought to remove women's choice to a drug and doesn't require surgery, is much less invasive and less costly to the tax payer.
It was also refreshing to see in the women's only Galaxy poll that the majority of the women can also see though the spin.
I also find inference and assumption that because I haven't been affected by services then all the jobs that were cut were superfluous telling. I will post a link later of the long list of services and programs that have been axed courtesy of Newman.
Just quickly coming back in here (because it was from a previous post that the tangent of print media stemmed from.)
People were asking why they hadn't heard too much about the tax cuts which must have benefitted the "rich" (and I put rich in inverted commas, as there are people who are asset rich, so it's more correct to say high income earners).
The tone of the thread was that people blamed the ownership of the media.
Actually - I believe it's because the changes did not benefit the high income earners, and only marginally helped lower income earners.
Also keep in mind that these changes were to offset the effects of bringing in a carbon tax, the "clean energy rebates" were not the only payment changes supposed to do this.
Here's the figures from changes to the tax brackets:
0 - $6k - no change (still pay no tax)
6 - $18k $1800 / year better off ($34/week)
18k - $37k $3572/year better off ($68/week)
37 - $50k $753/year better off ($14/week)
50 - $80k $3/year better off (5c/week)
80k + $3/year worse off
So my theory as to why it wasn't lauded about in the press is because the majority of households in Australia are not, in fact, better off, as the projected rise of commodities due to the introduction of the carbon tax, means that they will not be better off.
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