The LNP and its leader are now officially worse than the despotic Roman Emperor Caligula when it comes to social welfare for the populace and equal to his view of them as little more than a docile workforce. In its Election Budget 2016 it is using a modern day version of slavery as an incentive to business owners to take on interns.
Sounds good so far, after all interning in a wonderful way to work your way into a career of choice, so why do you ask am I tossing around words like slavery and making comparisons to dead Romans. Well here’s the nasty; for every intern hired they will be payed $1000 while the intern themselves will be payed half the Australian minimum wage [$4/hour], not by the business owner but by the Australian government or should I say the Australian taxpayers.
An $840 million Intern plan seems to be its best effort to prove that the LNP cares for the Australian middle class and working man. It has been called everything from simply illegal to outright slavery and STILL Malcolm Turnbull is touting THIS as his best effort to be seen as innovative with jobs and growth. [we’re all going to get sick of those three words over the next few weeks…..ewwww slogans for election time]
I’m not sure if what I am feeling is laughter, hysteria or the building of an incredible rage; but for now all I know is that slavery has just become the LNPs election platform and best hope…… for all of us they cannot be allowed another term.
This wonderful take on this part of the 2016 Election Budget expresses my hysteria, distress and anger so well. It is a brilliant piece of satire so brutally honest that you have to watch it over and over just to get all the nuances.