(The postings in this Blog are a memorial to the more than 3 million Aussie Battlers have been Breached. It is especially a memorial to the (estimated) 5,000+ Aussie Battlers who did not survive being breached. Please, help to spread the word about this humanitarian disaster by using the “Share with a friend “link in the right hand column.)
April 24th 2010 Did Tony Abbott make corporate tax hikes an inevitable fact of life?
(A) The extremely muted response of the Coalition to the 59 page report on the Ceiling Insulation fiasco was a pathetic case of fizzle instead of the expected fire and fury.
(B) $775,000: The landmark “Stolen Generation” decision that was handed down by the South Australian Supreme Court in August 2007. Mr. Bruce Trevorrow was awarded $525,000 for his suffering, with the Supreme Court later adding $250,000 to cover interest over the past 50 years.
What is the binding link between these two events?
Could it be Tony Abbott’s “Industrial Manslaughter” and “Judicial Inquiry” comments?
Since Tony Abbott made those incredibly reckless and ill considered remarks, EVERY elected member of the Liberal-National Coalition has been reminded of the Howard Government’s ruthless enforcement of breaching quotas that saw some 600,000 welfare recipients deprived of legitimate welfare entitlements in just two years! (The death toll from this activity is currently classified as confidential.)
The landmark Stolen Generation Trevorrow Decision resulted in Bruce Trevorrow being awarded a total of $775,000. That is just one reason why the “Breached Generation” will soon be seeking both recompense and justice for their inhumane treatment. In the end, the multi-billion dollar “Savings” achieved by the ruthless enforcement of Centrelink’s ‘Breaching/Compliance Measures’ will almost certainly prove to be Australia’s most spectacular and expensive case of “Penny, wise, Pound foolish”.
Thanks to Tony Abbott’s incredibly stupid “Industrial Manslaughter” and “Judicial Inquiry” comments, any class action tort may leave the courts with no option but to refer the issue of the classified ‘confidential” breaching quota triggered deaths to the various state authorities for investigation. In Victoria, the deaths may constitute Manslaughter due to Criminal Negligence whilst in South Australia they may even be re-classified as Felony Murder. Since there is no statute of limitations on Felony Murder, the breaching quota triggered deaths are a ticking time-bomb for as long as those responsible for these deaths are alive. Nice one Tony! (Talk about goal focussed to the exclusion of all else!)
For well heeled financial supporters of the Coalition, the best financial option this year is not donations to the Coalition. Investing in tax minimization measures would be a far better option as the massive compensation payments that will have to be paid will require funding from tax hikes. Voters won’t tolerate having to pay higher taxes because of the Coalition’s mindless stupidity in enforcing breaching quotas. It is logical that indirect taxation,imposed upon the corporate sector, will be used to fund compensation payments. Given the corporate sector’s enthusiastic support for the Coalition during the breaching quotas holocaust, this is perhaps a classic case of poetic justice.
At the moment about 300 people know about the looming legal liability stemming from the enforcement of breaching quotas. With the details available for download on the Web that number will soon rise exponentially.
Check out the details currently available to victims of breaching at the following web page which is almost exclusively devoted to the victims of illegal breaching practices:
Ron Medlicott (Christian welfare justice activist.)