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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentGovernment · 10 years ago

What has the labour party done in Australia that everyone is angry about?

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  • 10 years ago
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    For a start, it's the "Labor" Party (although Australians normally spell the word "labour"). Not everyone is angry about what the Labor Party has done. However, a lot of people disagree about many of their policies. Many people are angry that the leader of the Labor Party, Prime Minister Julia Guillard, went back on her pre-election statement that she would not introduce a carbon tax. Many people are angry at the waste and mismanagement of programs such as the school building program and the insulation of homes program. Special interest groups are generating anger against such measures as the Mining Tax. Other people are angry about the National Broadband Network, which they see as prohibitively expensive and unnecessary. There is a lot of anger at the arrival of "boat people"; refugees who arrive on boats from Indonesia. Many people really don't understand the issues and are influenced by their emotions and by right-wing newspapers and radio "shock jocks".

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