The report from the Abbott Government’s Commission of Audit #COA has at last been released.
Its recommendations exceed the worst fears anyone could have had about where the most backward elements of our ruling elites would like to take Australia.
If the Commissioners, led by former Business Council head Tony Shepherd, have their way:
Perhaps, though, we should thank the Commissioners for crystallising so clearly the meaning of Joe Hockey’s call for an end to the “Age of Entitlement”.
Every man for himself, with a few scraps off the table thrown to those who through age, background, educational or physical disadvantage have fallen behind in the struggle for survival.
The report’s recommendations are a comprehensive attack not only on the specific gains made by Australian working people over more than a century but on the very idea of a just and egalitarian society. They will be resisted by the labour movement and should be rejected by all fair-minded Australians. #ausunions #auspol #honestworker