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Thursday 5 May 2016
Feminism Opinion Politics

icymi: budget 2016

Sarah Iuliano
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Winners and losers: it’s a dichotomy Treasurer Scott Morrison wants to ditch when Australians discuss the Turnbull Government’s Federal Budget for 2016-17. He’d prefer to talk about jobs and growth. But Scott Morrison has too much privilege to tell us how to speak about this Budget. The fact of the matter is, if you are…
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Thursday 14 May 2015
News Politics

what about women? the 2015 federal budget

Katie Coulthard
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The 2015 Federal Budget is here. Its meaning for each population is shrouded by political jargon, complex statistics and three-word slogans like “have a go”. Following significant discourse, Joe Hockey has detailed who the Australian government determines most worthy of funding. Spoiler alert: it’s not the disadvantaged. Listening to Hockey’s speech, even without a political…
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Tuesday 3 June 2014
Art

sisyphus and surplus: mel o’callaghan and the 2014 budget

Claire Capel-Stanley
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  I stand shivering lightly in my black singlet and stretchy black pants, flexing each knee again and again, standing on tiptoe to combat the air which has only just turned cold. I am with a group of others, and we arrange ourselves in a line at the door. ‘Ok, who wants what?’ our leader…
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Monday 26 May 2014
Opinion Politics

risky business: how budget reforms to higher education could impact women

Alice Ridge
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My mum once told me that when she quit her job after my younger sister was born to look after my sisters and me full time it was the happiest time of her life. But to really understand that statement you need to know a little bit about my mum. In the speech she gave…
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Wednesday 21 May 2014
Opinion Politics

the real aim behind the ‘three word budget’

Heidi La Paglia
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  On Tuesday the 13th of May, the federal government’s treasurer Joe Hockey presented the 2014-2015 budget to the Australian Nation in a speech that was broadcast on ABC TV. Throughout the speech Hockey proclaimed that the budget changes were for and about ‘the people.’  However, as a socially conscious individual, I beg to disagree….
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Monday 19 May 2014
Health Politics

federal budget: can australia afford to be sick?

Cin Peeler
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The federal budget, revealed Tuesday night, held few surprises for the Australian public, but it has caused outrage and debate over many of the Coalition’s proposed policies. A large portion of this heated discussion revolves around healthcare, including the changes to Medicare and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, cuts to health and hospital funding, and the…
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Monday 19 May 2014
Politics

budget savings at the expense of the poor: australia and overseas

Alice Ridge
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Following the Abbott government’s first budget last week, there has been a lot of analysis of the many cuts that are set to be made to everything from health and education to the Abalone Aquaculture Health Accreditation Workshop (as highlighted by The Guardian’s First Dog on the Moon budget cartoon).  There hasn’t, however, been as much…
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Friday 16 May 2014
Opinion Politics

australia: the lucky country no more

lip magazine
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On Thursday evening, just days after the Government announced the 2014 Federal Budget, the Leader of the Opposition, Bill Shorten, delivered his Budget reply speech at Parliament House in Canberra. He spoke ‘on behalf of millions of Australians who feel shocked and angry. Shocked by the brutality of this Government’s attack on their way of…
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Wednesday 14 May 2014
News Politics

cuts, cuts, cuts: a breakdown of the 2014 federal budget

Emilie Bertsch
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  The government has put forward its scheme to get the budget back into surplus, the contribute and build budget, so named by Joe Hockey. Here is a break down of some of key points in the budget. Health and science The government has proposed $50 billion worth of cuts to health and hospital funding…
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