ESSAY 21: FEDERAL COMMISSION AGAINST CORRUPTION – CART BEFORE HORSE?
Common Sense does not believe in reinventing the wheel. We have outsourced some of the fundamentals of Essay 19 jointly, to Ms Virginia Tapscott, a Contributor to The Australian, and to a former Editor in Chief of that newspaper, Mr Chris Mitchell.
Mr Mitchell’s Essay was first published in The Australian on 11 July 2022. It is entitled “Labor’s childcare policy deserves media scrutiny” (click link to access). It is our pick of the most blunt journalism by our nation’s Fourth Estate during the month of July 2022. Well done Chris!
Ms Tapscott’s Essay was first published in The Australian on 16 July 2022. It is entitled “Why a career is no match for motherhood” (click link to access), It is our pick of the most courageous journalism by our nation’s Fourth Estate during the month of July 2022. Well done Virginia! Virginia XXXXXXXXXXXYYYYYYYYZZZZZZZ
Common Sense for Australia Inc was founded with eight Core Beliefs: Six define our approach to government, including belief in Small Government.
Common Sense’s two other Core Beliefs (concerning Shelter and Family) are more in the nature of mutually supportive benefits (as opposed to processes for government).
Part of our concern over today’s cost of Shelter, is that it “reduces our individual lifestyle flexibility (including options for care of our nation’s youngest children, and how many children the parents of our nation choose to have)”.
In further support of Family (beyond reining in costs of having a roof overhead – to purchase or to rent), Common Sense proposes that – in addition to the major taxation reforms set out in Essay 10 – our personal income taxes be assessed on a “family unit” basis. The justification for such change, follows from evolving societal structures in the past half-century. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX why OK now XXXX
Mr Mitchell’s article discloses that: “The evidence has been clear for decades that increasing subsidies for childcare simply increases prices.” That looks like common sense. His article also refers FAILED FINANC MINISTER
We favour the deregulation of childcare and the phasing out over time of government funding for “for-profit” providers. Common Sense does not support the bipartisan approach of the Andrews Labor Government in Victoria and the Perrottet Coalition Government in New South Wales to provide free childcare for 3 and/or 4 year olds.
We anticipate XXXXX, possibly state funding of local council measures……..with greater in poor areas….
For and on behalf of Common Sense for Australia Inc
Authorised for publication, 31 July 2022
Judith Sloan, The Australian, 13 May 2022: Close to universal childcare? You must be kidding
Julie Hare, The Australian Financial Review, 18 May 2022: Previous childcare splurge did not encourage parents to work more
Julie Hare, The Australian Financial Review, 29 May 2022: Explainer: What exactly is universal childcare?
Janet Albrechtsen, The Australian, 4 June 2022: Luxury politics has no place in ALP’s agenda
Frank Young, The Spectator Australia, 19 June 2022: Parenting matters. It is about time we were brave enough to say so
Graham Pinn, The Spectator Australia, 26 June 2022: NSW and Victoria meddle in pre-schools