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Progressive Podcast Australia

May 27, 2014

- Liberal party politician Christopher Pyne apparently calls Labor leader Bill Shorten a grub. - This is not really an austerity budget significantly reducing government spending, but rather there are some cuts and some increases. Economist Richard Denniss has pointed out that military spending has gone up, for example. - This is a class war budget that will increase the already vast wealth inequality in Australia. - The end of free healthcare in Australia. - Deregulation of uni fees. - Retirement age raised to 70. - March in May organiser Alex Bainbridge on the importance of social movements in opposing repressive policies. - For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: