The "privatise everything" faction of the Liberal Party has its sights set on Australia Post. But their arguments don't stack up, and cutting delivery or selling it off is simply short-sighted, writes Michael Danby.
In late May Finance Minister Mathias Cormann begrudging said that the Abbott government has no plans to sell Australia Post. Considering the number of backflips by this government on key policy promises I do not find the minister's claim reassuring
There are proposed changes to the way Australia Post will deliver our post—proposals that would cut the post down to three days per week.
The Commonwealth Government has announced that it will cut $2.7 million in funding for five Adventure Playgrounds, including ones in St Kilda, South Melbourne and Prahran. Click here for a speech I gave on the subject. Click here to sign a petition against these cuts.
In this budget, one of promises that was broken was to continue a program in my electorate for the support of Reclink. Reclink started out as a South Melbourne based organisation but it has developed nationally.
The Australian Jazz Bell Awards are named after one of the great Australian jazz musicians Graeme Bell, who would have been 100 this year.
Tony Abbott cuts mean St Kilda’s iconic Junction Oval will continue to rot Follow this link to view the original article
Tony Abbott and Joe Hockey have abandoned the former Labor Government’s $10million funding commitment to the redevelopment of Junction Oval.
My election to the seat of Melbourne Ports was hard fought. I was proud of the hundreds of local volunteers, party members and even a small international brigade who helped me and the Labor Party to defend the seat of Melbourne Ports, which I can proudly announce to this House we have now held for the past 100 years.
One of Labor’s unsung triumphs of the last Parliament was reversing the deliberate Tory tactic of allowing hundreds of thousands of Australians to drop off the Electoral roll.