Prime Minister Abbott has warned us that the threat of terrorism is getting worse. Fortunately he’s just the man to do something about it. That’s a relief. Thank goodness his party didn’t get rid of him in the leadership challenge.
Tony Abbott clearly thinks focusing on Labor’s debt is safe ground as he tries to regain the confidence of his party, but Professor Steve Keen joins us to explain why government debt isn’t such a big issue. One of many stories in this special, extra long, Balls Radio, now with fancy new jingles.
Balls Radio has spotted a new theme song for the Liberal party. For the backbenchers who lost the spill vote, “It’s Only Just Begun”, and for a party led by Malcolm Turnbull and Julie Bishop “working together day by day, together”. It’s a daggy song, but it might just work.
What a great idea for Australia to give Prince Phillip a knighthood. Well, Tony Abbott thinks it was a good idea, but he is probably the only one. Apart from Professor Flint, another royal lover. So, Dame Camilla next year?
The biggest fear in the aftermath of the Sydney siege is that some anglo-Australians will use the event as an excuse to attack local Muslims.
Collectively the Big Four banks made almost $30 billion in profits last year, almost enough to cover the government’s budget shortfall. Shame the notion of a super-profits tax wasn’t considered by the Murray Banking Inquiry.