Commodification of health care
Since its introduction in 1984, Australia’s national health insurance scheme, Medicare, has been under constant attack from the privateers. Medicare is an anathema to their...
Fairer NDIS for all
On Saturday 20th of February, approximately 100 people gathered at the State Library of Victoria to fight independent assessments and for an improved, more accessible, and fair disability service.
Backlash against NDIS Independent Assessments
As part of the latest Federal Budget on Tuesday the 11th of May, the Morrison government announced it would be increasing the annual budget of the NDIS.
Dealing with a disability and the NDIS process
Our grandson was placed with us when he was a baby. He was a victim of crime and is now living with an acquired brain...
Reforms to DSP desperately needed
The Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs will conduct an investigation this year into the “purpose, intent and adequacy of the Disability Support Pension” (DSP).
The federal Treasurer delivered an address to Treasury staff last week, informing them that the government would oppose wage claims and use available legislation to...
Previously, this column mentioned the role of labour parties and social democracy as enablers to fascism. Against Fascism and War, Georgi Dimitrov’s report to the...
The mainstream media has excised coverage of Israel’s crimes in the West Bank and Gaza. While there is no end to the noise from the...
BUDGET RAZOR GANG
Despite everything that the Morrison government says about not pursuing “budget repair”, that is exactly what it is doing.
Outrageous assault on peace and vulnerable Australians
The naval nuclear reactors for Australia, announced today, represent one of the lowest points in Australian democracy in living memory. Unimaginable expenditure – up to...
Issue #1978, article “DISABLED AND NEURODIVERSE (NEURODIVERGENT) WORKERS’ ALLIANCE GAINS MOMENTUM.”
CORRECTION The Guardian needs to correct the name of “Disabled and Neurodiverse Workers’ Alliance” to “Disabled and Neurodivergent Workers Alliance” (DNWA). The article also claimed...
Feet on the ground
After nine years of corrupt, anti-people, climate deniers in office, the newly elected Albanese Labor government faces many challenges. Expectations of real change are high,...
Government’s contempt for disabled people can no longer be ignored
It is hardly a shocker to hear of the Coalition government’s antipathy towards its nation’s most disadvantaged people. But with recent facts coming to light this month, the government’s attacks on disabled people have gone from predictable to egregious.
Respect my ability
It took years of struggle by disability advocacy groups and PWD (people with disabilities) and their supporters before the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect...
Off the hook
Budgets are about political choices. We look at where governments are spending, and where they are cutting. The media draw up lists of winners and...
Intergenerational Report – The march of history
A spectre is haunting Europe – the spectre of Communism. All the powers of old Europe have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this...