On Pauline Hanson and the WA election

Aethelstan writes: Re. “What happened when Guy Rundle scored an interview with Pauline Hanson” (Thursday)

 A wonder that Pauline didn’t tell Guy that she listens to the “people” … except if you are a low paid worker facing significant cuts to their wages as a result of the penalty rate decision. Pauline is in favour of even more cuts to these employees’ wages, so the “people” she is listening to must be business owners in search of higher profits … no wonder Pauline is preferencing the LNP.

On Michaelia Cash

Will writes: Re. “Is Michaelia Cash Australia’s worst employment minister ever?” (Thursday)

It’s a bit rich asking for visionary job creation initiatives from small government ideologues like Michaelia Cash. In her worldview they’re meant to come from business, not from government. Her job just to help reduce costs and regulations for businesses. If employment growth isn’t occurring, to her and her colleagues that just proves government taxes, compliance costs and regulations haven’t been cut enough.

Peter Fray

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