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    [–] "The ABC is an indulgence we can no longer afford" superbabe69 2 points ago in australia

    I completely agree.

    Though to those wanting to sell it, this is a moot point, the motion put forward by Young Liberals was to sell all but the regional stuff.

    [–] "The ABC is an indulgence we can no longer afford" superbabe69 2 points ago in australia

    Because the further away from WW2 we get, the more people are determined to forget its lessons.

    [–] Liberals 'will sell off' the ABC if re-elected, Shorten says superbabe69 1 points ago in australia

    That you may not find ABC essential, but plenty of people do. The point of society is for the collective to pool together to fund things everyone can make use of. Hence things like ABC. Just because you personally don’t use it, doesn’t mean we should privatise it.

    [–] What do you hate the most about reddit? superbabe69 2 points ago in AskReddit

    I find on r/Australia, about a quarter of the time I have to preface comments with “I hate the Liberals, but” or “I vote Labor, but” just to avoid people jumping on the hate-conservative train falsely.

    Similarly, I hate the toxicity that certain subs have where people just have to go against the grain, seemingly for no other reason than to post something controversial and play the victim card when they get downvotes.

    [–] When you realize that The Senate no longer is the number one post of reddit superbabe69 20 points ago in PrequelMemes

    It is still the top rated post, but it’s not on r/Popular as the top of all time. I think it got taken off that listing a few days if not hours after it hit the big 349K

    [–] Liberals 'will sell off' the ABC if re-elected, Shorten says superbabe69 1 points ago in australia

    Why do we need a government-sponsored road network? For those that like driving around safely, they could subscribe together and support the services that they enjoy. Leave the rest of us out of it.

    [–] Liberals 'will sell off' the ABC if re-elected, Shorten says superbabe69 1 points ago in australia

    In the sense that the government spends $1 billion less a year. I was more referring to the way the IPA frames the ABC as being a waste of everyone’s money.

    [–] Perth students upset as Curtin University eyes trimester switch superbabe69 3 points ago in perth

    So because we're not affected by it, we shouldn't be fighting to stop it?

    [–] Newspoll Federal 2PP: L/NP 48 (0) ALP 52 (0) superbabe69 1 points ago in australia

    NBN is fucked. Give up on it. They can't fix it without basically redoing the entire project. Which I would love to see, but would be political suicide. If they get in, and foresee an election loss, they should throw it in as a timebomb for the LNP to deal with, one that can't be fucked with.

    I want them to take a stance on Adani sure, but again, it wouldn't win them an election. Their policies are worth shit if they can't get into parliament to action them IMO.

    [–] Newspoll Federal 2PP: L/NP 48 (0) ALP 52 (0) superbabe69 1 points ago in australia

    Best option for leadership change would be to do the normal thing, and wait until they get in, and lose an election again. Then, change leaders to "revive" the party and bring back the vote.

    Going at any point before that would just seem unstable to the public and be an easy talking point for the Liberals. They could have Shorten resign from parliament leading up to an election if they get in, but if they're already in, he's done his job. It's unlikely he'd lose that quickly if he manages to get the top job.

    [–] Alice Workman on Twitter: "Janet Rice's bill to scrap the tampon tax has passed the Senate on voices (no vote)" superbabe69 7 points ago in australia

    You're probably right, I was under the assumption that only certain medications were exempt. I thought that was part of the argument against having Viagra exempt while tampons aren't.

    Either way, my point was more that Viagra being used to treat erectile dysfunction shouldn't be part of the argument for tampons being exempt. All that does is bring rise to the theory that Viagra shouldn't be tax exempt.

    Tampons should be exempt because tampons should be exempt. Not because Viagra is exempt.

    And yeah, I meant sanitary, but the point still remains. They're essentials in a woman's purchases. Essentials should be tax exempt.

    [–] The threat to the ABC is not sale but more bullying superbabe69 10 points ago in australia

    Absolutely agree. In practice, it fucking works. They shouldn't mess it up by running with the theory that it shouldn't be working as well as it does.

    In theory, a public broadcaster making dramas and kids shows is a waste of money. Corporations can fund that shit.

    In reality, the public broadcaster is the only one making decent stuff. Funnily enough, the free market doesn't work. Free market theories run on the assumption of economic rationality. However, in the real world, you don't get that.

    [–] More Labor lies. We won't privatise the ABC. superbabe69 2 points ago in australia

    It gets better. It was passed 39:10. So nearly 4:1. That was revealed today

    [–] PM Malcolm Turnbull will be speaking to the Optus CEO today about the telco's World Cup streaming problems superbabe69 16 points ago * (lasted edited a day ago) in australia

    "The free market can run everything, let's sell everything off"

    "Hey free market, why you broken?"

    Edit: I'm pointing out the hypocrisy that Turnbull is showing. It's been Liberal policy to sell public assets. Yet here he is, telling the CEO of a TelCo (an industry his own party claimed would be run better privately) that their services aren't good enough...

    [–] Footage from Liberal Party meeting reveals who voted to sell the ABC superbabe69 77 points ago in australia

    I am keen to see the first Newspoll after this. I feel like selling the ABC would be a single issue vote for many people

    [–] Footage from Liberal Party meeting reveals who voted to sell the ABC superbabe69 79 points ago in australia

    Young Libs suck. They just suck. I have never agreed with one of their "ideas".

    [–] Alice Workman on Twitter: "Janet Rice's bill to scrap the tampon tax has passed the Senate on voices (no vote)" superbabe69 14 points ago in australia

    In all honesty, I think it should be scrapped for tampons. Not because of the other exemptions. Viagra is exempt because it's not just used for erectile dysfunction. It can be used to treat blood pressure issues for example, and in that case is essential. I would argue that blood pressure problems probably help cause erectile dysfunction, but I can't back that up, there may be studies that refute that.

    Tampons should be exempt because they are a medical essential for many women. Sure, there are pads, but used properly, I'd think tampons would be better off with a tax exemption.

    But if it passes, I'm unsure whether manufacturers actually would drop prices or not. If all the change does is put money into their hands, I wouldn't want it to pass, just out of spite for corporations who cry wolf for tax cuts, and don't pass any of them on.

    But man, if they pass this and it drops the prices by the 9.09% it's worth, excellent. Please bring it on!

    [–] The threat to the ABC is not sale but more bullying superbabe69 15 points ago in australia

    I don't necessarily disagree that a public broadcaster shouldn't be producing dramas and kids shows, but how well have the other networks done in that regard? The only kids shows the other networks really show are ones they buy from overseas to show here.

    Rubbish like Gogglebox (hey, I still watch it on occasion, doesn't mean it's not rubbish), A Current Affair, Love Island etc are just examples of the kind of trash that a private network will produce. There is little content made by those networks that is any good, and the only decent stuff comes from overseas.

    Whereas at the ABC, at least some of it is good. PlaySchool, Bananas in Pyjamas for the kids, and the stuff they buy the rights to air tends to be at least decent, if not good.

    I know the world's viewing habits are changing, but that's more a reason to ditch the other networks than the only one that's sort of keeping up with the times (iView kicks the ass of Stan).

    One of government's roles are to provide services that the private market either couldn't operate in a fair manner, or won't. I think having a public TV channel is vital, because let's be honest, which organisation would take the ABC and actually make it better?

    I do agree they should have more focus on the politics side of things, but in their articles online IMO. Nobody would sit there and watch hours of politics on TV. They might use the ABC as a source for votes and other matters online though.

    [–] Liberals 'will sell off' the ABC if re-elected, Shorten says superbabe69 5 points ago in australia

    Liberals literally voted 2:1 to do it at their national conference.

    Shorten isn't saying it's become government policy, but that if they win the next election, it will embolden them to go ahead and do it under the logic that the public still voted them in after hearing they'll sell the ABC.

    [–] Liberals 'will sell off' the ABC if re-elected, Shorten says superbabe69 3 points ago in australia

    Two things:

    Why the fuck do you want the ABC sold? For the "economic" benefit? Or because it runs stories that don't agree with the Liberals? Or because one program once made a stupid video? As if none of the private channels put out trash.

    Considering the party itself voted 2:1 to make selling it a policy, why do you actually think that it would never happen?

    [–] Liberals 'will sell off' the ABC if re-elected, Shorten says superbabe69 3 points ago in australia

    People think it's left-biased because the right leaning party is in power and ABC goes after those in power.

    Soon as Labor gets in, the new rhetoric will be how right-biased it is.

    Simple fact is, the ABC punches down on anybody who bullshits. Even so-called leftist shows like The Weekly will happily criticise Bill Shorten and Malcolm Turnbull.