14 Oct 2009

You know NSW Labor is in trouble when Bob Carr starts criticising them.

So, the state government, notoriously dependent on gaming revenues, scraps a policy of continuous increase in the excise on those same revenues. Surely, this is self-defeating. Well, yes, but it may have its logic. Dependency on the gaming industry could conceivably lead to concessions to it, particularly if there is a belief that raising taxes beyond a certain point will harm revenues.

5 Oct 2009

Legalise Abortion

The existence of this article goes a long way to support its own message: mainstream Australian opinion is outraged by the illegality of abortion in Australia. Not only is Australian abortion law cruel and oppressive, its also unpopular and undemocratic, representative of the power of certain powerful religious lobbies.