Earn or Learn

The Australian Independent Media Network

homeless A society where every person between the age of 16 and 70 is either working or studying is an unrealistic nonsense even in the best of times.  Considering the Coalition are trying to tell us that we are facing the worst of times, I fail to see how they hope to achieve this goal.  What makes it even more incongruous are their policy decisions which are actively working against this aim.

The budget has ripped $80 billion out of funding for the States for education and health.  The Government’s justification for this (read Credlin-prepared spin) is that they don’t run any schools or hospitals.  They seem to ignore the fact that citizens pay income tax to the federal government to pay for our schools and hospitals.  I would much prefer that revenue to be spent in those areas than in defence.

They have also deregulated University funding and cut the…

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