We should have kept the mining tax

D-Day for democracy? Maire Mannik writes: Re. "The Prime Minister goes on manoeuvres for D-Day

D-Day for democracy? Maire Mannik writes: Re. "The Prime Minister goes on manoeuvres for D-Day" (yesterday). The D-Day landings were for many things but democracy was not one of them. Women in France did not get the vote until after the war, so hardly a democracy. Ironically, women in Germany achieved the vote in 1918. How the mining tax could save Australia Adriaan Bruins writes: Re. "Why is Australia so expensive -- and who's responsible?" (yesterday). If we had a proper mining tax, mining would have slowed (can mine for longer), and the dollar would not be where it is. Another observation: Australia is not a democracy, as 16% of voters have only one member in the house. We need proportional voting -- am I whistling in the wind? Budget ever harder to justify Kevin Hancock writes: Re. "Co-payments and inept budget messaging put Coalition in a hole" (Friday). The budget was a messy device to make the poor pay for the rich. The scrabble to justify it gets crappier by the day. This government has thrown away the right to govern. For the sake of all of us  the new Senate must stop passing anything but supply until Abbott has no option but to call a double dissolution.

Free Trial

You've hit members-only content.

Sign up for a FREE 21-day trial to keep reading and get the best of Crikey straight to your inbox

By starting a free trial, you agree to accept Crikey’s terms and conditions

1 comments

Leave a comment

One thought on “We should have kept the mining tax

  1. CML

    @ Kevin Hancock – You might just achieve your wish for a DD yet. Have you caught up with the Andrew Wilkie address to the parliament today? He is calling on the Senate to block supply!!
    While I don’t expect it will happen, it is interesting that a parliamentarian is even talking about bringing down the government.
    It seems we do indeed live in interesting times!

Share this article with a friend

Just fill out the fields below and we'll send your friend a link to this article along with a message from you.

Your details

Your friend's details

Sending...