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Apology Alliance Australia

Following is a response I got from  Terese Edwards,  Chief Executive Officer –  National Council of  Single Mothers & their Children – to my post re refugees so despairing of their situation they were asking for their unborn children to be later adopted to save them from living under such cruelty:

“I would also like to add my complete dismay that the Government has announced that young Australians without work and studying will have a 6 month wait before being eligible for any assistance (Newstart).  They will then encounter 6 months of income support & 6 months without (subject to passage of legislation).  This includes women who are pregnant (there is no exemption)”  

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What Terese Edwards is describing above is nothing less than the reintroduction of Forced Adoption.  During the 20th century so many single mothers were preyed upon and told they were unfit to rear…

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Treasurer Joe Hockey is offering privileged access to a select group including business people and industry lobbyists in return for tens of thousands of dollars in donations to the Liberal Party via a secretive fund-raising body whose activities are not fully disclosed to election funding authorities. The Independent Commission Against Corruption is probing Liberal fund-raising bodies such as the Millennium Forum and questioning their influence on political favours in NSW. Read Full Report Here –>

The Newman government’s cuts to the size of the public service have generated controversy. But what do the reductions look like visually?

Our interactive graphic, above, allows readers to see the shape and size of the public sector in June 2012 and compare it with the changes outlined in the September budget papers.

The departments are scaled to show their relative sizes. It’s clear that Queensland Health and the Department of Education, Training and Employment are the two biggest employers in the state’s public sector.

Select June 2012 to see the make-up of the public sector at the time of an audit by the Public Sector Commission and then toggle to September 2012 to see the shrinkage foreshadowed by the Newman government’s first state budget.

Hover over each department to see how many employees are expected to remain working there this financial year following the cuts. The red number in brackets indicates the exact number of full-time-equivalent staff set to receive redundancies, according to the budget papers.

Click below to view interactive map via Brisbane Times