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It had to happen eventually. Kevin Rudd's popularity has gone into decline, and the Labor party now trail the Liberals in the latest polls.

According to a May 3 Essential Research poll, Rudd's approval rating has fallen to 46%, down from 71% a year ago. The Liberals lead Labor by 51% to 49% on a “two party preferred” basis according to polling by Newspoll published in the May 4 Australian.

Six US banks control 60% of GDP

“They are Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo. They have assets equivalent to 60 percent of our gross national product.

“And to put this in perspective, in the mid-1990s, these six banks or their predecessors, since there have been a lot of mergers, had less than 20 percent. Their assets were less than 20 percent of the gross national product.”

As a doctor working in the front line of the public hospital system for a decade, I have been watching the debate around health reform with great interest.

The phrase “controlled locally, funded federally” has been repeated ad nauseam by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. Imagine if we could hear him saying “free universal health care for all ... no more handouts to the private sector ... break the feudal strangle hold of the colleges on the number of specialists being trained ... will include dentistry ... a healthy society ... a shorter working week so we have time to exercise...”.

Time to make it clear to the NSW government that we will not allow an incinerator to be built in Sydney.

Join us on Tuesdays at 11am outside NSW Parliament during its sitting days: February 6, February 13, March 13, April 10, May 15, June 7, June 21.

Organised by  No Incinerator for Western Sydney.

FB event here.

 

 

 

 

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