Weekend Wrap 25 September 2022: Coalition doesn’t have policies its in opposition, Labor abolishing cashless debit card, creating a federal ICAC and leading in Vic and NSW
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"We don't have policies, we are in Opposition, not in Government" Jane Hume Coalition Finance spokesperson on Insiders. That simple statement, which the plethora of anti-union policies on the Liberal website suggests in not true, sums up a lack of care, interest or genuine commitment to improving Australia from the Dutton led Coalition.
Ben explores the Insider's interview, the Coalition policies that do exist, how the federal anti-worker approach has seeped into the NSW and Victorian Liberals and how it is putting them on the road to electoral oblivion.
Ben dives into the abolition of the cashless debit card, which mostly impacts communities in Western Australia, Queensland, South Australia and the Northern Territory and explores Labor's new programs for those impacted.
There will be a federal ICAC introduced to parliament this week and Ben discusses how that process is playing out, why Albo has an obligation to consult with the opposition and why instead of independants attacking Labor for doing so they should adopt Katherine Murphy's view of aiming for an ICAC "Everyone in parliament can support".
Plus a shoutout to the Maritime Union of Australia's 150th anniversary celebration in Melbourne, workers taking action and a reminder to join your union at australianunions.org.au/wow and to come along to The Week on Wednesday LIVE! at Melbourne Fringe on October 12th tickets here: melbournefringe.com.au/event/the-week-on-wednesday-live