Mark’s news digest March 13-14, 2021. This weekend’s digest of national and international news by Mark O’Brien. Reading news on Facebook feeds is inviting the ‘Facebook mind’ into your life again. If you’d prefer to have your viewing private then check out the newsfeed and click through to the website where articles first appeared.
Canberra Rape story
It would appear that this is growing into a #metoo moment in Australia as women are finding their voices and their determination and fight to not allow these stories to fade away changing nothing. Clearly Scomo has demonstrated again that he is simply clueless about what people, and women in particular, are raging about.
A seminal moment in Australian life? Maybe. I hope so.
Joe Biden’s first meeting with an international alliance, India, Japan, US and Australia, that can out weigh China’s influence
The following stories demonstrate how the LNP works. Cutting jobseeker (I am so sick of Scomo’s phrases – jobkeeper, jobfinder, jobseeker, treats population like idiots) means is the same areas targeted with cheap flights, people out of work can no longer imagine being able to afford to go to the dentist, or eat properly, drive a safe car etc.
Returning the dole back to below official poverty level in this time of high unemployment and restructuring of the national economy will suck hundreds of $millions out of local economies, and hopefully millions of voters out of the LNP base.
Cheap flights is supposed to bring tourism dollars to tourist areas along with AIRBNB blocking access to reasonably affordable housing, again hitting those at bottom of the heap, as well as giving Jetstar, Qantas and Virgin massive subsidies. LNP gives money to business while Labour gives money to people so they can spend on services that companies provide.