Julia Gillard vs Tony Abbott

I have a major problem with society when it comes to politics. I have almost lost faith in the whole process.

After a lot of consideration, I believe it simply comes down just a few key points:

  1. Due to ignorance, when there is real change, people resist.
  2. Due to greed, if a policy ever involves people having to pay, regardless of what it’s for, people resist.
  3. The minority scream the loudest.

For the past few months, the vibe in Australian politics seems like everyone expects Labor’s Julia Gillard to lose in the upcoming September election. Just last week there was the ridiulous leadership spill announced by Simon Crean, which resulted in NO challenge at all and left Labor embarrassed and looking foolish, as illustrated by Dangoo Comics:

Gilard Leadership Spill

Gillard Leadership Spill

 

But it feels like there’s a lot of anger & hatred directed towards Gillard. Why? It’s certainly not based on the policies – their policies have been outstanding.  Perhaps it’s moron Australians buying into Tony Abbotts negativity? Perhaps it’s sexism? Perhaps it’s just ignorance? Statistics show that educated areas tend to vote Labor/Green, while uneducated and old areas vote Liberal? Let’s put aside the fear campaign and look at the actual policies she’s put in place:

 

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All of these politics are commendable on their own but 2 key ones here I’d like to touch on.

Climate Change

This policy is hugely significant and represents REAL action for an absolutely critical issue that can not be ignored. I would be ashamed if we hadn’t acted upon this in some way. But because people are inherently greedy, they resist the idea of this ‘tax’, because they’re more concerned with their wallet, flat screen tv’s and smart phones than the plight of our planet for future generations and the survival of our very species. Something is very wrong when people can’t even see through the fog of greed to understand the bigger picture.

NBN

This is the future of Australia on so many levels. If anyone doesn’t support the NBN it’s because they’re completely ignorant and uneducated on the reality of how important the internet is. This is as important as the railway network was back in the day.

10 years down the track, when looking at the policies of the Gillard government, these are extremely important, positive and forward thinking policies. They are of the utmost importance for our nation. But what do we focus on right now? Listening to Tony Abbott the filthy bigot’s negativity campaign.

But you know what? It’s not just Australian politics. Look at Obama – why is it “fashionable” to hate him? Look at his health care policy – “Obamacare”. Obama’s healthcare was an absolutely critical policy that finally brings the US up to scratch with the rest of the civilised world when it comes to taking care of it’s citizens, regardless of whether they are rich or poor. This is a humane and necessary policy, and anyone who disagrees with it, is a greedy, obnoxious, ignorant disgusting pig.

Now I know a lot of people seem to be angry at Gillard due to her lie about Climate Change. She said she will not put in any tax, and then she did. Wow, A politician lying about policy? NEVER! NO, REALLY? Politicains lie? WOW – I NEVER! So why is this particular lie of Gillards focused on with so much venom? Let’s compare that to ex Australian prime minister John Howard, the disgusting monster. He lied too, but his standout lie was far more horrible and deceiptful – his “Children Overboard” lie was a complete and utter, 100% blatant fabrication, with the victims of his lie being poor and suffering refugees and their children. That was absolutely repugnant, and he was a horrible, dribbling old fucktard that was made of pure evil. Yet so many right wing sexist pigs have the nerve to label Gillard “Juliar”? Put it into perspective you appalling morons.

Governments should NOT form policies purely based on opinion polls. Any real change put in place by government will often be met with resistance and low polls. If governments only worked according to opinion polls, nothing would ever get done.

Now although I’m left wing politically, I’m open to change. If Malcolm Turnbull were to lead the Liberal party, I would very likely vote for them. But while Tony Abbott is in charge of the Liberals, I spit with hatred and contempt at any redneck uneducated hillbilly inbred fuckwit who actually intends to vote for that chauvinistic cock face. Here is Abbott’s plans:

Tony Abbott, the revolting retard's plan.

Tony Abbott, the revolting retard’s plan.

There ARE problems with the Labor party that I can see, and the main one is their embarassingly ridiculous leadership changes. When John “The Lying Pig” Howard was leading the Liberal party, there were numerous occasions during his extremely long tenure that things were looking VERY bad for him, but they persisted – they kept to their guns and pushed through. With Labor, at the FIRST SIGN OF TROUBLE, they knifed Kevin Rudd in the back. And since then other people are trying to knife Gillard in the back. It comes across as weak and unstable. Policy wise I think they haven’t done too badly – but it’s clear they aren’t getting this message through to a lot of ignorant and easily sidetracked moron Australians.

But Labors problems are nothing when compared with the absolute terror and unspeakable horror that the nation would fall under if they were led by the detestable, deplorable Tony Abbott. Liberals are supposed to pride themselves on economic performance and yet this Liberal government are a laughing stock of the nation. Even John Howard has turned against Abbotts government because he’s so shocked at how terrible they are:

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I recently came across this very interesting list posted on Facebook. There is a lot of noise and politics around the election, but facts are facts, spend a moment and check this out:

(some) Achievements of the 42nd & 43rd parliaments
• NBN (the real one) – cost $37.4b (Government contribution: $30.4b) to be recouped through subscriptions over time
• BER -new buildings & facilities for 10,475 projects in 7,920 schools:. (completed at less than 3% dissatisfaction rate)
• Gonski Plan – Non-government designed Education funding reform based on individual student need
• NDIS/DisabilityCare
• Mining tax v1 & aligned PRRT v2 – allows miners to pay less tax when profits are low, more when high.
• Won influential seat at the UN Security Council
• Signed Kyoto Protocol – international cooperation on carbon reduction
• Signatory to Bali Process & Regional Framework for migration & refugees.
• Eradicated Work’Choices’
• Established Fair Work Australia
• Established Carbon Pricing/ETS leading to 7% reduction in emissions since July 2012
• Established National Network of Reserves and Parks
• Created world’s largest Marine Park Network
• Introduced Reef Rescue Program
• National Apology to survivors of forced adoptions
• Sorry to the Stolen Generations
• Increased Superannuation from 9% to 12%, remove loopholes for superwealthy, remove costs to low income earners
• Changed 85 laws to remove discrimination against same sex couples
• Introduced National Sction Plan to reduce violence against women and children
• Improvements to Sex Discrimination Act
• Introduced Plain packaging of cigarettes
• Legislated Equal pay with low paid social & community workers gaining up to 45% pay increases.
• Legislated Australia’s first Paid Parental Leave scheme
• Established $10b Renewable Energy fund
• Legislated Murray/Darling Basin plan (the first in a hundred years of trying.)
• Increased Education funding by 50%
• Established direct electoral enrolment
• Created 190,000 more University places
• Achieved 1:1 ratio, computers for year 9-12 students
• Established My School information site
• Established National Curriculum
• Established NAPLAN
• Increased Health funding by 50%
• Legislated Aged care package
• Legislated Mental health package
• Legislated Dental Care package
• Created 90 Headspace locations for youth mental health
• Created Medicare Locals Program
• Created Aussie Jobs package
• Created (apprentices) Kick-Start Initiative
• Funded New Car plan (industry support)
• Created Infrastructure Australia
• Established Nation Building Program (350 major projects)
• Doubled Federal Roads budget ($36b) (7,000kms of roads)
• Rebuilding 1/3 of interstate rail freight network
• Committed more to urban passenger rail than any government since Federation
• Developed National Ports Strategy
• Developed National Land Freight Strategy
• Created the nations first ever Aviation White Paper
• Revitalised Australian Shipping
• Reduced transport regulators from 23 to 3 (saving $30b over 20years)
• Introduced NICS – infrastructure schedule,
• Australia has moved from 20th in 2007 to 2nd on OECD infrastructure ranking
• Awarded International Infrastructure Minister of the Year (2012 Albanese)
• Awarded International Treasurer of the Year (2011 Swan)
• Introduced Anti-dumping and countervailing system reforms
• Legislated Household Assistance Package offsetting carbon price in electricity supplies
• Introduced School Kids Bonus
• Increased Childcare rebate (now 50%)
• Allocated $6b to Social Housing (20,000 homes)
• Provided $5b to Support for Homelessness
• Established National Rental Affordability Scheme ($4.5b)
• Introduced Closing the Gap policies for indigenous health
• Support Act of Recognition (of aboriginals) in constitutional change
• Provided the highest ever pension increase in 100 years
• Created 900,000 new jobs
• Established National Jobs Board
• Allocated $9b for skills and training over 5 years
• Established Enterprise Connect (small business)
• Appointed Australia’s first Small Business Commissioner
• Introduced immediate write-off of assets costing less than $6,500 for Sm/Bus
• Introduced $5,000 immediate write-off for Small Business vehicles over $6,500
• Introduced Small business $1m loss carry-back for tax rebate from previous year
• Legislated Australian Consumer law
• Introduced a national levy to assist Queensland with flood reconstructions
• Standardised national definition of flood for Insurance purposes.
• Created Tourism 2020
• Completed Australia’s first feasibility study on high speed rail
• Established ESCAS (traceability and accountability in live animal exports)
• Established Royal Commission into Institutional Sexual Abuse
• Established National Crime Prevention Fund
• Lowered personal income taxes (Av. family now pays $3,500 less p.a. than 2007)
• Tax-free threshold from $6,000 to $18,200
• Australia now the richest per capita nation on earth
• First time ever Australia has three triple A credit ratings from all three credit agencies
• Low inflation
• Lowest interest rates in 60 years (Av. mortgagee paying $5,000 less p.a. than 2007)
• Low unemployment
• Lowest debt to GDP in OECD
• Australian dollar is now fifth most traded in the world and IMF Reserve Currency
• One of the world’s best performing economies during and since the GFC
• Australia now highest ranked for low Sovereign Risk
• Overseen the largest fiscal tightening in nation’s history (4.4% spending reduction)
• 21 years of continuous economic growth (trend running at around 3% pa)
• 11 years of continuous wages growth exceeding CPI
• Increasing Productivity
• Record foreign investment
• Historic levels of Chinese/Australian bilateral relations
• Asian Century white paper overseeing all areas for our growing engagement with Asia
• Direct currency exchange established with China, only one of four countries with this deal

• First female Prime Minister
• First female Governor General
• First female Attorney General

It’s simple really, if you don’t want the country to become an absolute trash pile, don’t vote for Abbott.

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  1. Are you all barking mad, Gillard is the worst pm ever and her government is an utter failure, if you can’t see that it’s because you follow labor like its a team sport! Sorry you have just lost reality!

    • I don’t follow labor just like a team spot, which is why I wrote this entire article very clearly outlining real, valid policies and real statistics that have occurred during their term in government. Your comment on the other hand does nothing of the sort, and is very Abbott-like in that it’s negative without meaningful content.

  2. Get help.

    • Here we find a typical constituent falling into the category of “uneducated or old” as mentioned in the article.

      It’s a pretty obvious giveaway that someone blindly follows a political party without actually taking into account real policy issues when they respond to a carefully crafted, factual and referenced article with a useless negative response that doesn’t raise any actual meaningful points. (Sound familiar?)

  3. I understand entirely. Don’t think i would go as far as to vote Turnbull myself, but it is difficult to know what to do…

    The Greens aren’t green enough, Labor isn’t left enough and the Liberals seem to sum up the exact opposite of what I believe.

    I will probably end up voting for the Socialists, unfortunately they stand no chance, but at least I can feel that i voted with my conscience.

    2 Party politics is broken!

    • Yeah I couldn’t agree more. 2 party politics is broken, it’s hard to know what to do. But I guess pragmatically all you can do is vote for the least evil of the bunch. I will most likely vote for the Greens.

      Re Turnbull, yeah I don’t know that I would actually bring myself to vote for him if it came to the crunch, but let’s just say I wouldn’t be as terrified of having him as PM as Tony-Nutcase-Abbott.

      To be honest my biggest concern now is starting to become the NBN. If the Libs really do win the next election and get their embarrassingly ridiculous, slow, joke of a pseudo-NBN in place, it will be a major catastrophe for Australia in my opinion. It would hinder our progress as a nation on so many levels. I hope that they change their mind on that policy if they do get in.

  4. Interesting read. I would be keen to hear exactly where you found the info on the Gillard Govt policies/successes and also where the images came from though. Your constant beration of Abbott though makes me think you aren’t judging them both objectively – you compare the achievements of Gillard with nothing other than a disgusting portrayal of Abbott. I’m not saying that I think Abbott is a saint – to be honest I haven’t really made up my mind on this entire issue BUT all I find when comparing Gillard and Abbott is a list of policies vs an evil chauvinistic pig. If you want to make a solid point you can’t base it on a constant judgment of a character. It’s obvious that you hate Abbott, but to use that as seemingly the only argument you have against him (other than an unreferenced image of his misrepresented policies and a couple random quotes) makes your entire argument quite fallacious I believe as you are setting up a straw man argument on behalf of the Abbott govt.

    I want to vote for the best leader and best govt but all I hear is constant personal judgement against Abbott, with barely any reference to what exactly makes Abbott so misogynistic. What I would love to see is this: What Abbotts and Gillards policies are (in direct comparison) – this doesn’t include what Gillard HAS done – its about what they both promise to do. I would also like to have solid info as to what has made Abbott be called sexist and misogynistic and what Gillard has done to be called a failure.

    Also, the NBN isn’t a black and white issue. I want super fast Internet ASAP but for a country in debt the Labors plan is just too expensive and there is the chance that in 5-10 years much cheaper wireless technology might supersede the way more expensive fibre optic cable. The Liberals concept of fibre to the node actually looks like a cheaper option that may be more future-proof in accommodating for technological advances.

    Anyways, I’d love to hear back from you about the issues I raised so maybe I can get a better perspective on this whole kerfuffle!

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