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- Bruce Norman on Farewell Mark 'The Ear' I started listening to Mark when the 4BC came to Tasmania, and I just think the "turf teasers", even though you have to wake ... more
- John on Calls for Island bridge Did buy a block to build and retire to one day. It's nice to get good clean discussion about the Bridge , not to sure about ... more
- Helen Arnall on Calls for Island bridge Private enterprises could be used to build a bridge - Look to Isle of Skye in Scotland - lots of protests, but successfully ... more
- Dale on Crime corner Whiskey au Go Go Bluey O.Gorman loved to go the knuckle with the smartys but no way was he involved with the rat pack or ever on the take. more
- Rita on Calls for Island bridge Russell Island is a fast growing community with needs as any other. A bridge would give RI residents a future with ... more
- GregHS on Calls for Island bridge Walter, if I say just one word - parking, that would crush your arguments. No matter what, growing population will not stop ... more
- James W on Calls for Island bridge Island Owners should stump the money up, if they want it. It will be their land values that will increase to offset the ... more
- walter on Calls for Island bridge The whole idea of island living is the apeal of seperation & apart from mainland living. A bridge would ultimately destroy ... more
- Debbie Copnell on Kim Mothershaw Cruise Hi Kim How's the family? My father heard you advertise on radio a cruise to Gallipoli for Anzac day next year. Could you ... more
- Craig on VIDEO: Terrorist discussion Only trouble with this video is it was created on the 16th July, that is a day before the plane was destroyed. So who is ... more
- Ash Gulati on Calls for Island bridge OMG still no bridge, I thought it will be due for maintenance soon... since how long the residents been yelling for one... ... more
- Cheryl on Calls for Island bridge Dear readers.Russell Island is defianetly growing.Why because the demand of affordable land is sadly becoming unavailable.I ... more
- CHARLES on New banknotes Like to see just plenty of $100 notes shared around.. more
- Karen on Boland back for Brisbane I would listen in the mornings if Warren Boland STAYED, otherwise NO!!!! more
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- jodi on New banknotes tacky looking, surely they can put these amazing Australian's on notes that don't look like so cartoony, i think its the ... more
- Reg on Boland back for Brisbane Great to hear that at least 4BC knows Warren's value. ABC really lost the plot when they dumped him. I'm just at a loss to ... more
- Rita on Calls for Island bridge If you would like to support Russell Island Queensland please join Russell Island Queensland Bridge supporters on Facebook. ... more
- Rita on Calls for Island bridge Russell Island is a community & part of the RCC & should be treated as such. If they need a better solution to transport ... more
- Geoff Emerton on Beatles Day Without any doubt, the biggest sporting event in the world is the Hockey World Cup. How come there is no mention of it? more
No costings, no excuses
4BC News: Treasurer Wayne Swan has challenged the opposition to reveal how much its election promises are going to cost once the federal budget numbers are released in May.
Mr Swan says the government will account for its big spending on education and the national disability insurance scheme through savings in the budget on May 14.
With the federal election date set for September 14, the opposition has no excuse not to reveal its costed policies after the budget is brought down, the treasurer told ABC TV.
"Failure to do so will very clearly indicate what their agenda is, which is not to put out detailed policies based on forecasts based on either information from the budget or the Parliamentary Budget Office," he said.
The opposition's strategy was to release as little of their costings as possible, he said.
"They're out there saying that they will have lower deficits, lower taxes and of course more spending," Mr Swan said.
"That is just a magic pudding."
Shadow treasurer Joe Hockey has said the May budget numbers will be questionable and the coalition would rely only on figures from the pre-election fiscal outlook (PEFO).
The departments of Treasury and Finance will release the PEFO 10 days after the writs for the election have been issued on August 12.
Mr Hockey said on Wednesday the coalition had submitted more than 50 initiatives to the Parliamentary Budget Office for costing, but it was struggling to get through them.
Dear R family ~ Thank you for alnliwog us to create these fun portraits of your little girlie's first birthday! She is a doll and we really enjoyed our time with you!! Can't wait for you to see more!Danach Wednesday 27 February, 2013 - 2:01 PM
Have you ever wondered what the effect on Australia would have been if 50 Billion wasn't spent creating jobs.
Yeah harry, We would be 50 billion dollars less in debt.
The maths wasn't that hard at all.Rich Thursday 7 February, 2013 - 8:51 AM
Come in Spinner
Gotta love this idiocy " It is very good of you to point out the habitual thief in the Liberal party and no honest person could support her. But she was flicked. Perhaps that massive intellect of yours could sum the Australian revenue that was allegedly stolen by Obeid Thomson and Slipper and then do a credible comparison to the pathetic shoplifter."
Firstly she was allowed to stay in Parliament until and after her charges were heard without any personal attacks, she then resigned of her own accord.
Secondly Thomson is facing unproven criminal charges on events that happened before he entered Parliament. No taxpayer funds involved.
Thirdly Obeid is facing an enquiry into his business dealings and using his position to gain inside information. No Taxpayer funds involved.
Thirdly Slipper is facing unproven charges of using Cabcharge dockets. The events occurred when he was considered a valuable member of the Liberal Party and close friend of Abbott. It was taxpayer money.
Hate to have you as my lawyer.Bob Lord Thursday 7 February, 2013 - 8:23 AM
Australia's mental health system is in poor state and you make it obvious that something has to be done about it as soon as possible. Another good policy for the PM is in the offing here i believe.Eric the Great Thursday 7 February, 2013 - 6:16 AM
Great day in Parliament today with no one disgracing themselves and parties sticking to policy discussions. "Reducing" Joe Hockey scored some points with brochures about the now no more Labor surplus. The Mad Monk seems to have a death wish by asking questions about super when his stated policy is to reduce super for 3.6 million low earning Aussies - nuts.
Usual argy bargy of the Westminster system.
Pity I have a life and have to miss it for a few days.
Pretty siyre rich will strep in and misinform people.Bob Lord Wednesday 6 February, 2013 - 10:00 PM
You should see the massive Bradford insulation factory just down the road from me, employed hundreds at its peak. Solar panels are still being installed and you can still buy German or Chinese, all installed by Australians.
Jobs, jobs, jobs.
These schemes employed thousands at a time when Australia was .1% away from an official recession. According to Rich the government bought us back from the brink and created boom times.Harry Wednesday 6 February, 2013 - 5:21 PM