Monday, January 07, 2008

Cold, Heartless ALP Cut Vital Spending


Natural Disaster Floods, originally uploaded by ddbsweasel.

Keeping any spending on their mates to record levels, the ALP are seeking ways to save $15 billion from other spending initiatives.

Cuts to programs like the Workplace Authority ($285 million) which helps protect workers from employer excess.

Or Digital Australia, which was set up to smooth the transition from analog to digital tv. No profit there for the ALP.

Or the business oriented 'Innovation Ambassador' program which sought to encourage small business, always a threat to the big business beholden ALP.

Or sporting facilities in marginal electorates, research programs into new technology, from silicon chips to cloud seeding.

None of the individual programs of the former government were excessive, but the ALP are confident they can cut $15 billion. The cost to Australians will be substantially higher.

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