Australian News Headlines, Auspol News Headlines, Friday 23 February 2018
Barnaby Joyce resigns as DPM.
In a tumultuous fortnight for the LNP-IPA government after explosive examples of corruption, rorting and a sex scandal, Barnaby Joyce has finally resigned as Deputy PM.
On July 2 2016 Barnaby Joyce was re-elected to his New England seat, later on October 27 2017, he was disqualified under s 44 of the Constitution and was removed from Parliament.
However, 2 December 2017, saw Barnaby Joyce win the New England By-election, and return to Parliament as Deputy PM. Yet today, 23 February 2018, Barnaby Joyce resigned as Deputy PM.
Despite what Joyce says, people are not concerned with his private life, instead they are concerned with his rorting of expenses and corruption. What this indicates is that it is time for a Federal ICAC to get rid of the rot of both sides of Parliament.
Debt and Deficit Disaster Ongoing under the LNP.
In figures revealed today, gross debt is now $515.3 billion (source aofm.gov.au).
The debt is up $242.3 billion since the 2013 election.
The Abbott-Turnbull promised to reduce the debt and instead have increased it totally destroying the myth that LNP are better economic managers.
Trump infrastructure plan gets $2trillion boost from Australia.
President Trumps pledge to fix America's ailing infrastructure gets a $2trillion boost from the Australian pension savings pool.
Australia only has $2.5 trillion in superannuation yet the Turnbull government wants to give away $2 trillion to the US to bolster their ailing infrastructure.
PM Turnbull has flown over 22 superannuation fund managers to the US in preparation of signing off on the deal.
It appears that the move is a sweetener to get the US back into the controversial TPP deal that Australia is pushing.
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