This government seems determined to go down as the most hopeless mob of dummies to ever hold power. That includes future administrations, because surely no one will ever wish to be compared with Gillard’s geese.
ASYLUM seekers are receiving welcome packs of furnishings worth up to $10,000 and food hampers as they wait for their refugee claims to be processed.
Beds, fridges, mattresses, couches and items such as alarm clock radios, clothes hangers and containers for biscuits are being bought in a “household goods formation package” that contains more than 60 items.
The package includes a television with a minimum screen size of 53cm.
A family of five in community detention is eligible for goods valued at $7100.
Families of more than nine can receive up to $9850 in furnishings, the federal Opposition said after Senate hearings this week.
I’d like to hear from a leftie defending this gross incompetence.
It’s not as if their bumbling and blatant waste of taxpayer funds is restricted to isolated incidents.
Figures tendered to a Senate hearing in October uphold a report in The Australian on Wednesday that set-top boxes delivered under Labor’s Household Assistance Scheme, part of its digital TV rollout, could be costing taxpayers an average of $698 each . . . A basic set-top box sells for $19 at Kmart, and a new digital TV for less than $200. The $698 figure includes the administrative fees, warranty and telephone support.
So how did this reign of constant blunders eventuate? Well, it must be considered that emerging ministerial advisers are from the generation that saw the alphabet removed from the top of the blackboard.
AUSTRALIA is focusing on education reforms that have limited value, such as school funding, teacher pay and principal autonomy, while successful Asian countries are forging further ahead with their singular focus on improving how students learn . . . OECD figures show that Australian students are not only well behind their Asian counterparts in reading, maths and science but on some measures have also gone backwards. The average 15-year-old in Canberra in 2009, for example, was reading at a level six months below the average 15-year-old in 2000, despite increased spending of 48 per cent. The top 10 per cent of 15-year-old maths students in Australia are more than two years behind their peers in Shanghai.
Also, Gillard et al wouldn’t know the truth if it took them to bed and tucked them in:
Don Farrell, the right-wing union powerbroker from South Australia told us Gillard is “campaigning for the leadership” and at this point is the front-runner to succeed Rudd, conceding that the Right did not yet have an alternative.
Just heard someone on radio describe Gillard as “the princess of porkies”. Shot, sir!