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Stop Tony Abbott's Anti-Worker Laws


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  • Scott Drennan Drennan
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    commented 2014-08-31 17:45:03 +1000
    What happened to Workchoices being “Dead, Buried, Cremated” ?? I guess the Abbott Government will just change the name of Workchoices to something else!
  • Joanna Lane
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    commented 2014-08-31 17:36:53 +1000
    There is already a nursing midwifery shortage take away our penalty rates this shortage will be tripled.I dont elect to be away from my family at christmas for $22 an hour!
  • Tony Vavra
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    commented 2014-08-31 17:07:54 +1000
    I am hoping that the six cross bench senators have what is called “a social concience”, and together with a heart that will make them stand up and vote against Tony Abbott’s unfair anti-worker amendments that aims to crush the very last bit of breath from the workers of Australia.

    I know that you read all comments that are posted or at least your minders do, please take note and understand what the workers of Australia are saying …
    Remember Senators you were elected to stand up for what is RIGHT and JUST to the Electorates that elected you to act as a balance of power not to be Mr Abbott’s personal “MUPPETS” with his hand up you know where!!!

    No one elected you thinking for one moment that you would be looking after the very wealthy or bowing down to Big Business – take your stand for what is RIGHT and PROPER.

    If you cannot do the right thing by the people who have trusted you: Bring on a Double Dissolution and let the people be heard.
    As it is said “what goes around comes around” with a vengeance!!!
  • Bella Dragon
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    commented 2014-08-31 12:40:59 +1000
    Change “president” to "prime minister & it is oh so fitting ……………………

    Dear Mr. President,
    Come take a walk with me.
    Let’s pretend we’re just two people and
    You’re not better than me.
    I’d like to ask you some questions if we can speak honestly.

    What do you feel when you see all the homeless on the street?
    Who do you pray for at night before you go to sleep?
    What do you feel when you look in the mirror?
    Are you proud?

    How do you sleep while the rest of us cry?
    How do you dream when a mother has no chance to say goodbye?
    How do you walk with your head held high?
    Can you even look me in the eye
    And tell me why?

    Dear Mr. President,
    Were you a lonely boy?
    Are you a lonely boy?
    Are you a lonely boy?
    How can you say
    No child is left behind?
    We’re not dumb and we’re not blind.
    They’re all sitting in your cells
    While you pave the road to hell.

    What kind of father would take his own daughter’s rights away?
    And what kind of father might hate his own daughter if she were gay?
    I can only imagine what the first lady has to say
    You’ve come a long way from whiskey and cocaine.

    How do you sleep while the rest of us cry?
    How do you dream when a mother has no chance to say goodbye?
    How do you walk with your head held high?
    Can you even look me in the eye?

    Let me tell you ‘bout hard work
    Minimum wage with a baby on the way
    Let me tell you ’bout hard work
    Rebuilding your house after the bombs took them away
    Let me tell you ’bout hard work
    Building a bed out of a cardboard box
    Let me tell you ’bout hard work
    Hard work
    Hard work
    You don’t know nothing ’bout hard work
    Hard work
    Hard work
    Oh

    How do you sleep at night?
    How do you walk with your head held high?
    Dear Mr. President,
    You’d never take a walk with me.
    Would you?

    Would you Abbott??
  • Troy ballantine
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    commented 2014-08-31 12:27:23 +1000
    Low life dogs they are. I really think the government should scared of its people and what we can do for them. Its people like us that do everything for the clowns. Cooking .cleaning. Etc. Its just not Aussie anymore in this country its just one low blow after another. How many more can the Australian people take. I bloody hope none. Thumbs down tony and scum bags. I really do not rate this dog act at all.
  • Angela Verdenius
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    commented 2014-08-31 12:00:52 +1000
    Policiticians don’t have to worry about the decisions they make and the devastating effect on workers. They live high on the hog, getting a lot of perks even after they leave a job. They should be paid according to productivity and promises kept (geez, they’d be cheap!), and made to live off their savings and superannuation like we all have to when we leave our jobs.
    I know people who have tried so hard to get work, who have been openly told they’re ‘too old’ or that the company won’t hire them unless they’re a nationality they prefer. Too say Aussies won’t be discriminated against is a joke – it happens all the time – we all know it. It’s about time the pollies started acting for us, not against us. They are slowly but surely eroding Australia and all weh have, until we’re forced into slums because we’re so poor that’s all we can afford. The rate it’s going, the only way an Aussie will be able to get a job is to go overseas and hire on back as a migrant.
  • Frederick Jones
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    commented 2014-08-31 10:57:22 +1000
    Work Choices was supposed to be dead and buried.? A pity those who elected to put this incompetent bunch of right wing vested interests only lot in power.? It was always going to be on the agenda of this lot. Screw the great unwashed; they mean nothing to them!!! They just don’t get it! A bunch of reactionaries that would have been right in place in the past “patrician age” The urge to be shot of the last government is the only possible reason they gained power. Now what – there was always going to be a price to pay, their agenda says it all. Weighted so far towards the vested interests and the wealthy I have to keep shaking my head that this is happening in Australia in 2014!!!!
  • Justin Jong
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    commented 2014-08-31 10:14:16 +1000
    I hate this new law
  • Wayne Mulheron
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    commented 2014-08-31 10:08:04 +1000
    This should not be happening what we need to do is reduce the pillows.
  • David Kearney
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    commented 2014-08-31 07:21:52 +1000
    Show Aussies we are united and go to a MarchAustralia gathering in a place near you, today, Sunday 31Aug
  • Melinda Rau-Wig
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    commented 2014-08-31 06:49:41 +1000
    Workers Unite – Know your Rights!
    We want Clive!
    Skin em all alive – We want Clive…..
  • Matt Cardier
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    commented 2014-08-31 02:08:59 +1000
    Work “Choices” was part of the reason that Howard was finally removed from office. Considering all the other promises Tony and his Henchmen have broken, the “never ever” Work Choices promises looked less and less likely. These attempts at once more marginalizing the Unions and giving more power to Employers is disgraceful but sadly predictable. The likes of Gina Rinehart and Harvey Norman want the right to flagrantly exploit immigrants and foreigners and Abbott wants to do the same with Australian workers (and the unemployed and otherwise disadvantaged). Minimum wages and Enterprise Bargaining are not negotiable. Common decency has been thrown out the window with most of the current Liberal frontbenchers, and it is time to take a stand for the rights of workers and the disadvantaged.
  • Phil Elliott
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    commented 2014-08-31 01:33:11 +1000
    Please don’t get me wrong, I am not against any government that does the right thing. I am just against ASbbott! This particular P.M. will go down in history as…….. “Who?”
    Please Mr. Assbott, give us back to JULIA!
  • Roger Hanley
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    commented 2014-08-31 01:04:36 +1000
    Abbott is no different from Vladimir Putin. Putin won’t stop his slow-mo invasion of Ukraine, all the while denying to the entire world the bleeding obvious, and likewise Abbott is too gutless to put his real agenda to the people and have it judged. It’s lies, lies, lies all the way.
  • Greg Lavell
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    commented 2014-08-31 00:47:38 +1000
    Abbott is only the last of a very long list of so called elected officials on behalf of the people of Australia to fail the worker. Not only do we have to send a message to him but to every other politician in or out of official public office now. Every party no matter who you vote for is for themselves. It aint only Abbott’s. Sweeden had the right idea and gaoled the lot of them to get a new set who knew the consequencies of their failure to the people
  • Cate
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    commented 2014-08-31 00:02:21 +1000
    Workers protections are there for good reason, to prevent exploitation – please vote against these amendments.
  • Salaevalu Taalili
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    commented 2014-08-30 23:18:14 +1000
    Abbott your government is all about you. If the work choices is back , I’m sure this is your first and your last term. Unfair system could cause a lot of discrimination in this wealthy and healthy country of Australia.
  • Phil Elliott
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    commented 2014-08-30 22:03:34 +1000
    The Australian “Dream” is the Australian Nightmare with this wing-nut at the helm! If we showed refugees his resume that would be enough to turn the boats around!!
  • Patricia Fraser
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    commented 2014-08-30 21:18:56 +1000
    In reply to Lorraine re MP’s email addresses they follow a pattern e.g. tony.abbottmp@aph.gov.au & you can also Google a complete list
  • Don McAllister
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    commented 2014-08-30 21:01:34 +1000
    Abbott the serial hypocrite resurrects “dead buried cremated” to add to his litany of lies.
  • Adam Daniel John Thompson
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    commented 2014-08-30 20:47:18 +1000
    I would encourage all South Australian’s to lobby Nick Xenophon, as he will likely be for this bill to protect restaurant owners. However, many restaurant owners will abuse these laws by making things harder for their workers and in the long run it will hurt the restaurants, in the same way big banks lost out by being dodgy and causing the GFC.
  • Jodie Wells-Slowgrove
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    commented 2014-08-30 20:20:43 +1000
    Bring on the election! We told John Howard we didn’t want work choices. It’s about time Tony Abbott got the message too. March in August. On tomorrow. Look it up and get out on the streets.
  • Mark Kemister
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    commented 2014-08-30 20:15:07 +1000
    Ignorants seems to run deep with some people. How many times do we have to say no before “no” means “no”. Its obviouse to me big business means more to this party even if the businesses are not even Australian businesses and letting middle to low class people foot the bill for the privalidge of draining our resources dry.
    Thanks for making our lives Hell.
    Personally I don’t know how you people sleep at night.
  • Angie Brennan
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    commented 2014-08-30 19:15:02 +1000
    Life is hard enough having a partner working away don’t steal my work conditions it will lead to my unemployment.
  • Deborah Maher
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    commented 2014-08-30 19:13:20 +1000
    Living to survive!!! thats the basic hard working australian today. No more treats for the families, no more holiday’s no more anything – just paying bills to survive as the cost of living is out weighting the wages earnt!! NO more ITS A GOOD LIFE IN AUSTRALIA…. Tony Abbott you won’t be prime minster for long when election time comes you will be voted out on our ass!! So many AUSTRALIAN’s are suffering due to your stupidity!!! like to see you survive on the basic working australian income!!! You are almost drivinig us to sucicide as paying bills just to survive is a struggle forget a basic family outing or treat its not possible due to your stupid decisions and cut backs and now more!!! Attacking our wage income dollars!!! I count the days til election time you will no longer be Prime Minister!!!
  • Peter Harrison
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    commented 2014-08-30 19:06:36 +1000
    We can’t accept Workchoices by stealth. A fair go for working families.
  • Lorraine McIntyre
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    commented 2014-08-30 18:59:44 +1000
    Who are the most efficient backbenchers we should target this to? Does anyone have their email addy’s?
  • Greg Platt
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    commented 2014-08-30 18:57:01 +1000
    Abbott promised us that Work Choices was “dead, buried and cremated”. This, then, must be “Work Choices: The Zombie Returns”.
  • Lorraine McIntyre
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    commented 2014-08-30 18:56:09 +1000
    Tony,this is Australia you fool,STOP trying to BULLY the Australian voters,it WILL back fire BIGTIME Ignoramous…..STOP trying to create your own little America & look after the Australian people,or we’ll do your job for you!Worse Government & Leader EVER!!!!!! Dark-Age Abbott! Grrr…..
  • Ron West
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    commented 2014-08-30 18:34:26 +1000
    FACISM through CORPORATISM that is what the abbott government is about. No government is mandated to attack their own electorates for the benefit of foreign corporations. This is our sovereign country not the corporations. If they don’t like the profits here, then go back home your not wanted here.
    Please Note: How many FAT politicians can you count when you see them on the news in parliament. If it is more than 50%, then you know truly where their allegiance lies and don’t believe it is in you the electorate. You only count once every 3 years.