#1
Federal government to offer farming families additional $12,000 cash in drought assistance

The idiots running Australia have finally lost the plot. The bloody Prime Minister has announced a handout for "poor farmers" of $12,000 and raised the net asset threshold from $2.6 to $5 MILLION. How the hell has this happened?

For information, a lot of the land is held by the descendants of trench dodgers, who were granted the land in during the first world war, as part of a scheme for the younger sons of rich English farmers.

I know of four former SNCO's who are sleeping rough round Central Station because they are not allowed to touch their superannuation until the age of 55. I reckon the chances of them reaching the age of 55 are Buckley's and Nunn.

I'm starting to think that the war veterans who occupied Zimbabwean farms might have had a point.
 
#2
I know of four former SNCO's who are sleeping rough round Central Station because they are not allowed to touch their superannuation until the age of 55. I reckon the chances of them reaching the age of 55 are Buckley's and Nunn.
Have they considered working for a living?
 
#5
Have you? From what I can gather, you sit in your store and feck about on Arrse all day.
Which is better than sitting around central station.
 
#7
Yes, but these were real soldiers, not fecking REMFs who object to giving a day's pay to their regiment's widows and orphans fund.
Real soldiers who cant find a job? I think I'll stick to being a REMF thanks.
 
#8
Seems there's a lot of unhappy bunnies in The Land Down Under. I was chatting to an Aussie a few days back and he was going on about 'superannuation' and criminal investigations - which TBH I didn't (and still don't) have a clue about. Is this a socialist government perchance? I'm assuming so. God help us if we ever get one. I'll take off to Canada or New Zealand.
 
#9
@BuckFelize

I would agree but:

Canada - Trudeau
Even the Guardian had him figured for a "disaster"
Stop swooning over Justin Trudeau. The man is a disaster for the planet | Bill McKibben

New Zealand - "Following the 2017 general election National retained its plurality in the House of Representatives, while Labour greatly increased its proportion of the vote and number of seats. In a first under the MMP system, Labour formed a minority government after securing a coalition arrangement with New Zealand First. Jacinda Ardern, Labour leader, became Prime Minister, with Winston Peters becoming Deputy Prime Minister. The Labour government also has a confidence and supply agreement with the Green Party.[23]" Source Politics of New Zealand - Wikipedia

The grass may or may not be greener over there but politics is infested with the same rainbow unicorn off the edge of the world isn't left enough type of window lickers.


Requires some research. Alternative locations, not window lickers
 
#10
Seems there's a lot of unhappy bunnies in The Land Down Under. I was chatting to an Aussie a few days back and he was going on about 'superannuation' and criminal investigations - which TBH I didn't (and still don't) have a clue about. Is this a socialist government perchance? I'm assuming so. God help us if we ever get one. I'll take off to Canada or New Zealand.
No, it's a Tory Government, led by the wazzock barrister who made his name defending the spy catcher traitor. However, the country is turning to shit rapidly.
 
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I know of four former SNCO's who are sleeping rough round Central Station because they are not allowed to touch their superannuation until the age of 55. I reckon the chances of them reaching the age of 55 are Buckley's and Nunn.
If you’re that upset about it, why aren’t you helping them instead of posting on here?

Christ Galaar, what’s up Skip?, throw another snag on the barbie etc etc...
 
#12
No, it's a Tory Government, led by the wazzock barrister who made his name defending the spy catcher traitor.
Turnbulls also the worthless bastard who wants to increase immigration in Australia (for no other reason than to keep wages low and house prices high) and destroyed our only chance at decent internet speed (which would help decentralise businesses out of the major metropolitan areas) for any one of the following reasons

1 - Because it was a Labour idea and he couldn't stand for that
2 - To help his mates out at Telstra (the ones that made him millions at the turn of the century)
3 - Because Rupert Murdoch wanted him to
 
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#13
If you’re that upset about it, why aren’t you helping them instead of posting on here?

Christ Galaar, what’s up Skip?, throw another snag on the barbie etc etc...
I do a lot of pro-bono policy work for a mate who's an opposition MP.

We are lobbying for the establishment of a tribunal that will allow early release of super in exceptional circumstances. At the moment, people can only access $7,800 after they have been on the dole for six months, which in the case of someone living on the street, is way too late.
 
#14
Surely that money would be better spent getting water to them through investment in infrastructure to prevent future droughts?

We could employ out of work people to lay the infrastructure too, solve both problems!
 
#15
Surely that money would be better spent getting water to them through investment in infrastructure to prevent future droughts?

We could employ out of work people to lay the infrastructure too, solve both problems!
It's a nice idea, but the attached report indicates that farmers should stop acting like greedy F***wits and expect every other mug to bail them out when they stuff up.
http://www.agriculture.gov.au/SiteC...review-ia-national-drought-program-reform.pdf
 
#17
Federal government to offer farming families additional $12,000 cash in drought assistance

The idiots running Australia have finally lost the plot. The bloody Prime Minister has announced a handout for "poor farmers" of $12,000 and raised the net asset threshold from $2.6 to $5 MILLION. How the hell has this happened?

For information, a lot of the land is held by the descendants of trench dodgers, who were granted the land in during the first world war, as part of a scheme for the younger sons of rich English farmers.

I know of four former SNCO's who are sleeping rough round Central Station because they are not allowed to touch their superannuation until the age of 55. I reckon the chances of them reaching the age of 55 are Buckley's and Nunn.

I'm starting to think that the war veterans who occupied Zimbabwean farms might have had a point.
You obviously despise the land down under, as all you ever post on here are whines about how crap it is.
Why not pull up your big boy pants and leave?
 
#18
Federal government to offer farming families additional $12,000 cash in drought assistance

The idiots running Australia have finally lost the plot. The bloody Prime Minister has announced a handout for "poor farmers" of $12,000 and raised the net asset threshold from $2.6 to $5 MILLION. How the hell has this happened?

For information, a lot of the land is held by the descendants of trench dodgers, who were granted the land in during the first world war, as part of a scheme for the younger sons of rich English farmers.

I know of four former SNCO's who are sleeping rough round Central Station because they are not allowed to touch their superannuation until the age of 55. I reckon the chances of them reaching the age of 55 are Buckley's and Nunn.

I'm starting to think that the war veterans who occupied Zimbabwean farms might have had a point.
Are you saying things are worse than under Abbott?

 
#20
I know next to f all about Aussie politics, but I would've thought they'd be a bit more robust than the shitheads who infest Westminster. And just WTF is it with this 'increasing immigration' fixation?
 

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