Are there no limits to the amount of control that this current federal government seeks to hold over every aspect of our lives and how much money it can absorb from every little nook and cranny of Australians' wealth savings?
The NBN will ensure government control over online infrastructure and Stephen Conroy has a proposal on the table for government internet censorship, by having access to all our internet activities. A proposal that must not happen.
The Finkelstein inquiry into the print media was more or less an investigation into why newspapers don't like Labor governments unlike the Leveson inquiry in the UK where they were actually investigating an event i.e. phone hacking but which devolved into a farcical inquiry into media relationships with politicians.
In a roundabout way, this was what ours was all about.
It will be interesting to see what comes out of the Finkelstein inquiry in the future if by some remote chance one of the most unpopular governments in recent history gets another crack at us.
Now for the first stage in getting more control of our superannuation with this interesting little tidbit by way of an email from the Australian Treasury:
"The exposure draft for the transfer of State and Territory unclaimed superannuation to the Commonwealth regulations and the accompanying explanatory materials has been released for public consultation. This will allow prescribed public sector superannuation schemes to pay unclaimed superannuation money to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO)" .
This is merely the first in many stages to come of the expropriation of the retirement savings of all Australians because this government has an insatiable need to collect every last cent it can get its grubby hands on to spend the way they want to.
I have an idea worth running up the flagpole.
As a nation let's stop doing the guilt trip because we are doing so well at this time as a result of the mining boom. Let us stop sending huge amounts of money overseas to all corners of the globe for various groups, schools, governments, to save the Euro or whatever, money which in many cases is borrowed on behalf of all Australians.
Because when the tide turns as will inevitably happen, will all the recipients of the generosity of the Australian taxpayer over the years be willing to send some of the billions of dollars back our way to pay off what will be a huge and evergrowing national debt.