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Public Service women of insufficient calibre?

By johnboy 10 May 2013 43

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The Canberra Labor MPs are raising a ruckus over Tony Abbott’s plans to balance the books on his paid parental leave scheme by excluding women who work for the public service.

(Presumably because business is being asked to fund the scheme)

The Liberals are scrambling to rein in the costs of their paid parental leave scheme and as usual they are sharpening their knives to cut into the rights of public servants.

This morning’s AFR reports that members of the Coalition have a plan to shave down their $5 billion PPL scheme by excluding public servants at all levels of government.

The proposal, which has been put forward by several members of the Coalition party room, represents a desperate struggle to patch up the funding gaps in the PBO-costed $5 billion scheme.

Tony Abbott, Joe Hockey and Andrew Robb have already floated a series of job cuts and forced relocations to thousands of public servants.

In a cynical attempt to reduce the costs of his scheme, Tony Abbott is prepared to leave the public service’s women behind just for some cheap point scoring about public servants.

For those who haven’t been paying attention Tony Abbott’s signature Paid Parental Leave scheme will see high income earners receiving higher payments to attract women of sufficent calibre. (unless, apparently, they’re public servants)

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IrishPete 6:36 pm 13 May 13

neanderthalsis said :

Adding “colour” to the offence make it racist. It may not have been a racially driven attack, but the very fact that a persons race was used in an offensive manner makes it racist. Singling out an individual because of their race/colour is racist. No matter what the bleeding heart apologists believe, it is possible for us white folk to experience racism.

The racist verbal abuse was probably upsetting, but I suspect it was probably much less upsetting than being robbed and threatened.

Your last sentence was unnecessary as I had already said that. And I am a proud bleeding heart though I don’t think I’d call myself an apologist.

IP

neanderthalsis 4:11 pm 13 May 13

IrishPete said :

milkman said :

So while robbing and bashing a black person, screaming “f*** you ya dirty black c***” would not be considered racist?

Back on planet Earth, I’ve seen plenty of examples of Aborigines targeting white people (when I was growing up) because of the colour of their skin.

Without the robbing, yes this was obviously racist. With the robbing, the words might just be adding “colour” (pun intended) to the offence.

IP

Adding “colour” to the offence make it racist. It may not have been a racially driven attack, but the very fact that a persons race was used in an offensive manner makes it racist. Singling out an individual because of their race/colour is racist. No matter what the bleeding heart apologists believe, it is possible for us white folk to experience racism.

Darkfalz 3:27 pm 13 May 13

Diggety said :

DrKoresh said :

I’m still laughing at the idea that white people in Australia can experience racism.

A contender for the dumbest comment for the dumbest comment the year.

Most white people are programmed to be auto-racist. It’s been a massive success for those who want to undermine european culture and history.

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