Latest 1% Agenda :Privatize ABC and SBS, get rid of Medicare.
Dear Robert Doyle, this might explain why people are so angry.
“It was the most exclusive of events: a $500 minimum per head gala fundraising dinner last week for a right-wing think tank. Tony Abbott, Gina Rinehart and Rupert Murdoch took turns sharing the stage. Andrew Bolt was MC. Tony praised his fellow key-note speakers, especially Rupert, and promised the crowd a “big yes” to many of the think tank’s list of 75 policies to radically transform Australia.
So what, exactly, is on this mob’s wish list?
Public broadcasting – gone. The ABC to be broken up and sold off, SBS to be fully privatised.
Corporations to be allowed to make secret payments to political parties.
Medicare gone for most Australians.
A return to WorkChoices, just by another name.
The clean energy fund and the renewable energy target – scrapped.
Funding for sport and arts – including the Australian Institute of Sport – axed. Same for science, with the CSIRO to be privatised.
It goes on. Never before has the extreme conservative agenda been laid out so clearly.” (From Getup Newsletter)