Surprise in helplessness – one of Gladys Liu’s helping story series

 Gladys campaign team GladysLiuForChisholm3/11 

My name is Nicole and I am from China. I am an only child mother. Why is the title of the story called ‘Surprise in Helplessness’? Let’s talk about our ‘helpless’ first.

If you live in Melbourne, you must remember that for several days after April 23, 2016. Mainstream newspapers and television stations reported a vicious armed robbery in Ormond, southeast of Melbourne. Five or six African-American teenagers armed with hammers and baseball bats broke into the house in the middle of the night to wake up six Chinese students who were sleeping, and robbed all the valuables such as computers, cash, wallets and mobile phones, and injured two students. . Even worse, a leader asked if there were girls in the house? When I confirmed that there were no women, I immediately took off my pants and pointed to a boy and said, “Then I have to Fxxk you…”. Fortunately, the neighbor’s dog yelled, and the gang of people hurriedly took possession of the property and robbed the classmate’s two cars to flee the scene.

I am the mother of T students among the six students. He is the one who was injured. In the morning, I received an emergency call from my son, saying that I was almost killed by black people, and I was going to go back to China immediately… I was in a hurry to get to the plane at night and arrived in Melbourne the next day. Seeing that the crime scene was a mess, the little boys looked down, and my inner pain could not be expressed in words. Australia is a stable country. It is because of security that I can rest assured that my son will come to the university. I don’t think it will happen soon after entering school. It made me speechless and helpless.

Thinking of the children being awakened while they are asleep, the first thing to do as a mother is to change the place and let the child eliminate the psychological threat. I immediately went to the real estate agent to find a house. When the agent knew the reason, he said that the house would be found as soon as possible. However, due to many follow-up matters, I suggest that we find a Chinese leader with social status to help. At that time, my six gods had no ownership and agreed to call by the intermediary. Soon came a kind mother, named Gladys Liu (Liao Wei), I can’t think of this petite and temperamental lady, but she is very popular. First, she saw that these children were very difficult to cope with this unexpected incident. They immediately organized them to build a WeChat group. Gladys participated in it. Everyone encouraged each other, supported each other and shared difficulties. Second, she immediately contacted the police, the media, and the local community school. Since these children have just arrived in Australia, English is not smooth enough, Gladys has worked tirelessly, six or seven times, taking students to the police station to make notes, communicate with mainstream media, communicate with community schools and so on. At the trial, Gladys supported the court every time, not only for translation, but also for the children, as well as the mother’s care and guidance. I remember that some students’ exams and papers are all on the computer, and they will soon be tested. The computer can’t be lost. Gladys suggested that the school handle the case and postpone the test, but the school insisted that the relevant department must issue a certificate, and Gladys came forward to coordinate these matters. Working hard, I can’t express them here. Third, Gladys constantly urges the police to give high priority to solve crimes and punish criminals as soon as possible. At the same time, it appeals to the media to report fairly. It also invites community schools to give care and help to these injured students. There are still many, many things that can’t be counted here. It’s just these three points that our parents and classmates have no ability to think of and do. Gladys not only thought about it, but also did it. To this end, the energy and time she spent is not something that can be said in a few words.

With the help of Gladys and many social forces, what surprised me was that the children slowly walked out of the shadows and their self-confidence was restored. My son also stayed in Melbourne with peace of mind and graduated from college this year. The case was quickly detected, and the criminals were arrested and a small portion of the property was taken back. It is only a pity that after the trial, it is not enough. It is a juvenile offender, less than 18 years old. We are very dissatisfied, but more is helpless! Anyway, I am really grateful. In the sea of ​​people, Gladys became attached to the help of many social talents in the difficult and helpless.

At this point, my remarks should be over. I went to Melbourne to visit my son after the Spring Festival. I learned from another channel that Gladys is more touching, so I might as well say a few words about the above:

1) In 2016, Gladys did not have any public office. Although it was a member of the Liberal Party, it did not serve in the party.

2) Gladys has no pay and helps us to be purely obligated, regardless of time.

3) The place where she lives is more than 30 kilometers away from the case, and she ran back and forth six or seven times. Even the petrol fee is self-sufficient. I also yelled at my son and looked for an opportunity to thank her, but she was declined by her rumors. According to Gladys’s original words: “I regard these children as my own children…”, and so is the fact. After the incident, she continued to care for these children.

There is no driving force for public office, no benefit is obtained, and enthusiasm helps people reach this realm! As a child’s parent, I am amazed by the feeling of being unfortunate! There is only one sentence here: thanksgiving and thanksgiving! May Ms. Liao be happy and happy, and she wants it!

(Nicole dictation, Ken finishing)

Photo Source: Melbourne Today, News7

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 JUST when one thought it could not deteriorate any further … despite house prices falling … many development projects are underway …

NSW Inc has returned to demolish middle ring suburbs for terraces …

So the Scummo Guvmnt expands its ‘Guardian Visa’ to overcome China’s Capital Controls … with a China Roadshow to promote this avenue to Our Real Estate and ‘Permanent Residency’ … a betrayal …


RECOMMEND view the comments … the prospects for our Society are frightening!

On 18 May NUMBER all boxes either above or below the line and ensure the Libs, Phon & UAP are last!

The dumbening deepens: Schools next for international student boom

By Leith van Onselen



In 2016, the Turnbull Government implemented a new visa enabling international primary school students and their guardians to access Australian schools and purchase Australian property ahead of achieving permanent residency (see herehere and here).

Or view here; the 580 visa subsequently became the 590:



At the time, I labelled this “one of the worst policies that I have ever seen”, since it would exacerbate already chronic over-crowding across Australia’s school system, would make housing even less affordable, and would add further strains on economic and social infrastructure across the major cities.

Over the weekend, the Murdoch tabloids reported  or view here:

that the federal government was aggressively marketing Australia’s school system at roadshows across China:

Australian schools are being touted in a government-run roadshow across China.

The schools “showcase”, which will travel to as many as five Chinese cities, will promote primary and secondary schools as pathways to Australian universities

Documents reveal the federal government plans to run a series of workshops and seminars to spruik the nation’s school system in a bid to bolster Chinese student numbers…

Experts from Australia and China will also meet to discuss ways they can better recognise learning and qualifications across the two nations to improve international student and worker mobility…

*Monash University senior lecturer David Zyngier said the roadshow was “quite clearly about the money” brought in by international students…

*“They’re looking to gain entry to universities here because they know they’ll get permanent residency and then go on to buy property here,” he said.

But he said many Chinese students who came to Australia for their tertiary studies struggled with the way curriculum was taught and assessed…

“They’re used to studying for a test and don’t know how to think creatively whereas our curriculum relies on critical and creative thinking and problem solving.”

There are severe problems with this policy.

*First, Australia’s schools are already suffering from chronic overcrowding (e.g. see here and here), therefore, it makes no sense burdening them with additional international students.

Indeed, the Grattan Institute in 2016 estimated that the number of school students would balloon by 650,000 (17%) by 2026, which would require the building of an additional 400 to 750 new schools (up from 9,400 currently). NSW (mostly Sydney) would need an additional 213 schools to cope with an additional 14% of students over the next decade, whereas Victoria (mostly Melbourne) would require an additional 220 schools to cope with an additional 19% of students (see below graphic).

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Where is the additional federal investment in schools and infrastructure to keep up with the international student influx?

*Second, education standards will very likely be damaged by having non-English speaking Chinese students littered across Australia’s classrooms, as we have witnessed with universities.

How often will teachers have to pause to explain concepts to Chinese students in the class? And will they be forbidden from teaching Australian values and be forced to pussy-foot around matters related to Taiwan, Tibet, and western values blacklisted in Document No. 9, as we have already witnessed in Australian universities?

*Third, the guardians of these students will be permitted to purchase Australian property.

Thus, it will place further upward pressure on Australian house prices, reducing affordability.

Is this what Australia has been reduced to: selling-off land, houses and residency to wealthy Chinese while dumbing down our own kids?






Jason Yat-sen Li should just condemn the CCP

Via perennial young leader Jason Yat-sen Li on the Labor senate ticket at Domain:

“As a principle I would love to see Parliament broadly reflective of the Australian population,” Mr Li told The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age days after being selected as a candidate.

“I like targets because you know you are working towards something and we have a fair way to go.

…He said the debate about Chinese political interference in Australia had silenced sections of the community after allegations of bribery, political donations and diplomatic freezes culminated in new foreign interference laws last year.

…”In defending China or defending their Chinese heritage everybody is very concerned not to be fingered or accused of being a stooge for the Communist party.

Fair enough. As I frequently say, the local Chinese community is not at fault.

But, unfortunately, neither can we say that defending China is not defending the Chinese Communist Party. Jason Yat-sen Li has operated in business as a consultant between Australian and Chinese businesses. He will have seen the long arm of The Party (which is not to imply any impropiety on his part).

Does Bill Shorten know it? He appeared on WeChat just this week to declare:

…“America will always be importan­t to the security for Australia, but if I am prime minister I welcome the rise of China in the world,’’ he said. “I don’t see … China as a strategic threat. I see it as a strategic opportunity. What I want to see is greater mutual understanding ­between all of us.”

But under the China Communist Party, China is a strategic threat, a direct rival to liberal democracy that has Australia’s intelligence and military establishment very alarmed, in contrast (and conflict?) with Bill Shorten. The CCP is an openly fascistic state, vastly illiberal with ever greater centralised control under an explicit dictator deploying the full power of technological surveillance for control, and imprisoning millions of its enemies point blank. It is no exaggeration to say that the CCP is the gravest threat to the Western liberal democratic model of government (of which Australia is an example) since the Cold War. Moreover, the CCP has already displayed a willingness to project power, as great powers always do, and use it to undermine economically allied democracies, in particular Australia.

I’d suggest a different approach is needed from local Chinese leaders who are quite rightly aiming to free their community from suspicions aroused by CCP activity Downunder.

Rather than demand a centrally-planned ethnic parliament, Jason Yat-sen Li should publicly condemn the CCP for violating Australian sovereignty, as well as celebrate our democracy and freedom regardless of where we’re from.




Should we lower the lunatic RBA’s inflation target?

Should we lower the lunatic RBA’s inflation target?

The state of debate in this country is appalling. The latest? The lunatic RBA has misread the economy for seven years, failed to deliver its inflation and employment mandate, helped trash five straight prime ministers by embedding a permanent income recession and what is the answer? Change the goal posts to protect it. Via the AFR:

…Former Reserve Bank of Australia board member Warwick McKibbin has already called for the RBA to move away from the inflation target band, while local economists BetaShares’ David Bassanese and UTS’s Warren Hogan have also suggested the target should be adjusted.

…AMP chief economist Shane Oliver said the current situation was the inverse of 2008 when inflation was too high and economists called for change to the band then.

Westpac chief economist Bill Evans also said changing the inflation band would send a terrible signal on future inflation expectations, which are a key guide to interest rate decisions.

ANZ chief economist Richard Yetsenga said…”What is needed is a fuller understanding of why what we thought of as norms for economic growth and inflation no longer seem to be working, and why the policy process is taking so long to ask these uncomfortable medium-term questions,” he said. ”We can’t keep just waiting for ‘normal’ to return.”

Actually, in theory, I am not opposed to dropping the target to 2%. We’ve spent a long time inflating the real exchange rate with a higher target than most. But timing is everything and now is not it.

The time to lower the target was when inflation was high not low. We’ve got a major and worsening deflation problem amid sky high household debt, sinking asset prices, and record low wage growth. How exactly does anyone expect the private sector to deleverage out of these circumstances by slamming inflation, and expectations of such, even lower?

This is straight-up depression era liquidationism and is completely barking mad.

The RBA’s dual mandate of balancing inflation versus full employment should be changed. But it needs to be shifted on the employment not inflation side. The former should be shifted to include targeting excessive underemployment, which is what we have and what is preventing any lift in inflation. I mean, it’s not like I’m making this up:

The RBA has failed to grasp our lowfaltion environment from the very beginning:

  • over-tightening during the mining boom, embedding deflation;
  • then letting the housing bubble rip too far when chasing inflation as an offset and resisting macroprudential far too long;
  • then totally misjudging the depth of the housing bust, further embedding underemployment and deflation;
  • throughout it has made it much worse by mindlessly endorsing mass immigration into an oversupplied labour market, further embedding underemployment and deflation;
  • and every single time it opens its mouth it sends the AUD up.

Should we lower the RBA’s target band to protect these compulsive failures? Fuck no.

Sack the RBA executive for gross negligence. Slam is back together with APRA. And make Greame Wheeler an offer he can’t refuse to come in and clean the place up.



PLEASE number all the boxes either above or below the line!

With the Liberal & Nats last followed by the Clive Palmer United Australia Party and the Pauline Hanson One Nation …

WHAT a Mess to clean up!


Still more Scummo corruption


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More Scummo corruption, via The Guardian:

Scott Morrison has sidestepped a question about whether he sought assurances from Clive Palmer that Queensland Nickel workers will be paid the $7m they are owed at the time the Liberal party entered a preference deal with the controversial businessman’s United Australia party.


Clive Palmer, leader of the United Australia Party, has attempted to defuse criticism of his corporate record by paying $7m into a trust fund for the remaining unpaid entitlements of Queensland Nickel workers, to be disbursed on 21 May, three days after the election.

Morrison’s deflection on the hustings in Perth came as Palmer resumed his criticisms of the ALP, suggesting Labor was saying one thing but doing another on preferences. In a prepared statement read out to journalists on Monday, Palmer referenced a series of conversations he claims he had with Labor figures about UAP preferences, and declared Bill Shorten’s “repeated lies about preferences confirm my judgment that he’s not morally fit to be prime minister of Australia”.

Campaigning ahead of Monday night’s first leader’s debate, Morrison was asked whether he sought assurances that Queensland Nickel workers would be paid not just the remaining $7m but also the $70m picked up by taxpayers before striking the recent preference deal with Palmer and the UAP.

Morrison didn’t answer the question he was asked, telling reporters: “[Palmer] put that money aside as I understand and the other matters are being pursued through the courts. Those matters are going through the court.”

And more:

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack says a preference “deal” between the Nationals and Pauline Hanson’s One Nation “just makes sense” because the parties’ policies closely align and it will help the Coalition win the election.

Nationals leader Michael McCormack with the party's official wooden wombat, on the campaign trail in Mackay.

And more:

Barnaby Joyce once said that he sacked the head of the agriculture department Paul Grimes “to remind him where the authority starts from” and boasted he “got a lot more sense” out of bureaucrats after the firing.

The revelation was contained in a report by The Project on Monday evening, in which Joyce repeated that he did not know the directors of Eastern Australia Agriculture despite acknowledging he may have done accountancy work for the previous owner of two properties at the centre of controversial $80m water buybacks.

Barnaby Joyce

The then prime minister Tony Abbott sacked Grimes in March 2015 due to a lack of trust, in part due to Grimes’ concerns about a saga involving changes in Hansard to an incorrect answer given by Joyce, the former agriculture and water minister.


Dr Paul Grimes was sacked from his job as secretary of the department of agriculture in March, the second agriculture department head to leave under the Abbott government.

This all on top of:

  • Peter Dutton and Tony Abbott under a cloud of Chinese influence;
  • Barnaby Joyce and Angus Taylor under a cloud of water deals in the Cayman Islands;
  • Scummo and Frydenberg under a cloud of dodgy dealings with mortgage brokers;
  • Matt Canavan under a cloud with the gas cartel;
  • Mathias Cormann and Joe Hockey under a cloud with travel contracts;
  • Tim Wilson under a cloud of running franking credit bucket shops;
  • Michaela Cash under a cloud of misusing police vis AWU raids;
  • the entire government lying about cutting immigration while opening the flood gates;
  • government round tables with property interests to trash opposition policy;

CAAN:  Which lobbyist organisation was behind this?

  • corrupting Treasury with partial analysis of opposition policies.


And on it goes. Where there is smoke there is fire. Or, more to the point, where there is Coalition, there is corruption.







Desperate Sydneysiders forced to live in crowded slums

By Leith van Onselen


The SMH ran an article over the weekend shedding crocodile tears for young families locked-out of “huge swathes of Sydney”, while telling Sydneysiders that they must give up their backyards to accommodate the flood of migrants expected to inundate the city:

NIMBYs beware. Your garden may be a relic of history by 2050…

NSW Planning Minister Rob Stokes warned that young families were increasingly locked out of large areas of Sydney with top schools, green spaces and public facilities…

“What a shame that families who once upon a time occupied these places won’t have those opportunities.”

Increasing the density of Australia’s major cities is one of the challenges…

Sydney cannot keep expanding “otherwise we’ll be going from south of Wollongong to north of Newcastle”, [architect Glenn Murcutt] said. “If we’re going to continue that way, we’re going to swamp ourselves in pollution, we won’t be able to afford it”…

The NSW government sought to address Sydney’s housing needs with its controversial“missing middle” policy, which makes it easier for residents to subdivide suburban lots into terraces and townhouses.

The faux concern comes as a new report released yesterday by the Sydney Policy Lab at the University of Sydney revealed that Sydney councils are being inundated with complaints about illegal and overcrowded housing, with the number of people living in severely crowded dwellings more than doubling between the 2011 and 2016 census:

“Sydney’s ongoing housing affordability crisis is hitting low income and vulnerable groups particularly hard, they are now having to find accommodation through informal and sometimes illegal housing,” Professor Gurran said…

Data from the Family and Community Services suggests there are 271,000 lower income households in rental stress in metropolitan Sydney. Australian Housing & Urban Research Institute data shows a further 130,000 households in NSW are unable to access affordable rental accommodation.

Let’s remember that Sydney is Australia’s immigration capital, with 77,100 net overseas migrants arriving in 2017-18 alone:

Immigration is also projected to drive all of Sydney’s 4.5 million population increase over the next half century:

In addition to driving Sydneysiders into illegal and overcrowded housing, such manic population growth will also force residents into high-rise apartments, according to Urban Taskforce projections:

That’s the death of The Australian Dream right there.

If you don’t like this future, lobby our policy makers to slash immigration.







IT would appear much of what Liberal Candidate for Chisholm, Gladys Liu has said incites racism within her community and Electorate AND was contrived to deliberately unite the Chinese community behind her.

The comments are hateful and it would appear menacing …  one must question the suitability of such a candidate?

Report from Guardian Australia … the deputy police commissioner, Shane Patton advised that neither the successor to the Apex Gang nor the original exist; it is a graffiti tag, a call sign, a unifying symbol, an anti-social brand; it has no structure

 Liberal candidate Gladys Liu criticised work ethic of non-Chinese migrants

Liu said in 2016 that less hard-working migrants have many children and ‘take welfare from the government’

The Liberal candidate for Chisholm, Gladys Liu
 The Liberal candidate for Chisholm, Gladys Liu, said Chinese migrants distinguish themselves from ‘not as good migrants’. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/AAP


*Liberal candidate Gladys Liu has denied she favoured Chinese migrants in comments from 2016 that suggested “not as good migrants” from other countries were less hard-working, had too many children and lived off welfare after coming to Australia.

Liu, who is standing in the Melbourne seat of Chisholm, made the previously unpublished 2016 comments in answer to a question in a Guardian Australia interview about attitudes among Chinese-Australians towards crime in Melbourne and other migrant communities.

“They blame those migrants who are not as hard-working as the Chinese, not as disciplined in terms of respect for others,” Liu said.

They do distinguish themselves from those not as good migrants, if you know what I mean. Because there are different kinds of migrants. Some are very hard-working, do everything well for the family, for the country. Whereas others they just come in, and they reproduce, and have many children, and they take welfare from the government.”

Her comments were made amid widespread media coverage of Melbourne’s so-called Apex gang, a loose group which included a number of people of African background.


In May 2016, six Chinese international students were attacked and robbed in their home in Ormond by a group of young African men. According to the Chinese-language publication Sydney Today, Liu spoke on their behalf to Dandenong police to retrieve their property. Liu has verified her involvement.

In the Sydney Today story, Liu linked the robbery to wider fears of crime and said students were “soft targets”.

“International students being mugged in their bedrooms is linked to the recent security issues within Victoria. In recent times the Apex gang have become bolder, they are pretty much out of control. The police have no way of controlling, they go around destroying and mugging,” she said, in quotes that have been translated.

On Sunday, Liu said she was merely passing on views that had been expressed to her by members of the community.

“In 2016, I was asked about the Chinese-Australian community’s safety concerns in Chisholm. I responded with comments I had received from members of the Chinese community, who had been victims of crime. We welcome migrants from all over the world but encourage them to abide by our laws.”

Labor’s candidate for Chisholm, Taiwanese-born scientist Jennifer Yang, described Liu’s 2016 comments as offensive.

“Gladys Liu’s comments are offensive, racist and insulting to thousands of hard-working Australians of migrant backgrounds,” Yang said. “Gladys Liu’s comments are the sort of thing that Pauline Hanson or Fraser Anning would say and she and prime minister Scott Morrison should apologise.”

Liu was in the spotlight earlier in the campaign when audio from the same 2016 interview showed she had attacked the Safe Schools program and described LGBTI issues as “ridiculous rubbish”, contradicting her claim in an earlier candidate forum that the Guardian’s reporting of her words was “fake” and “wrong”.

She later expressed support for equality and said she was reporting the Chinese community’s views. In the 2016 recording, Liu, who was then the communities engagement committee chairwoman for Victoria, also claimed Labor policies would open the gate for refugees, which she said the Chinese community linked to safety.

“People are so frightened about safety and they relate that to immigration policy … [They] blamed Labor for letting some immigrants come in, especially the refugees, and they just don’t like that policy.”

At the 2016 election, Chisholm was the only Labor-held seat to fall to the Coalition. The victorious Liberal, Julia Banks, has since quit the party to run as an independent against the health minister, Greg Hunt, in the seat of Flinders.

On Saturday the UTS sociology professor Andrew Jakubowicz told the Saturday Paper that east Asian votes influenced by religious-based conservatives effectively won the 2016 election for the Coalition, naming Chisholm as one of three crucial seats.

Almost 44% of Chisholm residents were born overseas and almost 20% of residents have a Chinese background.

On Saturday Liu spoke at a Chisholm candidate forum organised by the Australian Christian Lobby at Crossway Baptist church.

Yang was also scheduled to speak, but pulled out.

Liu said Crossway – one of the largest evangelical churches in Australia – was where her children came to meet God and be baptised.

In a question and answer session, she said she felt “extremely uncomfortable” with late-term abortion, as the mother of two children.

Asked about her current position on Safe Schools, she said her position was clear and that she had been involved in organising the presentation of petitions against the program to the Victorian parliament.

“The thing is – [Safe Schools] is not a proper program in a sense that it is not about anti-bullying. What we suggest is – or what I think – is we should have a real, true anti-bullying program. Everyone should be treated with respect but we do not want our children to prematurely be introduced with the contents of things that are not appropriate to the age.”

She received strong applause from the forum audience.

The Labor senator Penny Wong officially launched Yang’s campaign on Sunday, calling on Chisholm voters to elect Australia’s second female Asian-born Labor MP.

“Sadly, I’m sure, all of you here remember when Pauline Hanson had something to say about people like Jennifer and I. Remember? We were all going to be swamped by Asians. And now Scott Morrison is doing deals with Clive Palmer, a bloke who in 2014 described the Chinese as bastards and mongrels,” Wong said.

Wong said Banks had been “replaced by a Liberal candidate who, frankly, has been prepared to do and say anything, including saying things which are not true, in order to get herself elected”.






WHAT IF … we all focused on ‘Tax write-off’?

WHAT sort of a Nation will we have?

BEFORE too long …

IT would appear Ms Liu’s candidacy is contrary to the interests of Australia … why is she a candidate?


THIS was posted on Gladys Liu’s WeChat profile …

 Chu Wei wrote (translated) …

Gladys Liu is an outstanding representative of this dream process …

To this end, I have participated in 8 election campaigns in the past few months, two of which were attended by a 12-year-old son. When she visited the merchant with her, she saw that she recorded the appeal of each merchant and explained how to use TAX WRITE-OFF to reduce the cost of the company

Of course, I support Liao Jie, not only that she is a Chinese leader, but also for the Chinese and the government to fight for the interests of the Chinese, but because she represents the dream of all ethnic groups working together to achieve the Australian spirit of equality and multiculturalism for all!


Common dream: Gladys Liu:  Translation

Gladys Team Volunteer GladysLiuForChisholm
20 APRIL 2019
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I am Chu Wei, a new immigrant. I believe that all new and old immigrants come to Australia with the same dreams as me. I believe that everyone can get a better life by working hard and hard.


Chu Wei and Gladys at Glen Waverley

Gladys Liu is an outstanding representative of this dream process. A poor student born in Hong Kong, after coming to Australia, became an enviable language therapist, and then went to the Chinese leader until he stood in front of the spotlight and became the first Chinese woman to run for Congress. From knowing her to knowing her, Gladys, who exudes this firmness, hard work and sense of responsibility, is the dreamer in my heart.

To this end, I have participated in 8 election campaigns in the past few months, two of which were attended by a 12-year-old son. When she visited the merchant with her, she saw that she recorded the appeal of each merchant and explained how to use Tax write-off to reduce the cost of the company; when she was with the street, she encouraged the young people to work hard and create value; when she visited the community with her Reunited with many years old friends, talking and laughing.


Chu Wei (first right) and son Tommy (second from right) and Gladys and volunteer Jen


I support Liao Wei for another reason, which is the great responsibility of being a mother. Her daughters and daughters read Harvard and Princeton respectively. As a mother’s dedication and responsibility, I think it is not easy to think of being a parent. I remember when my son joined her to distribute the materials, she said to my son: “You study hard to be more capable to help others and to be trustworthy and trustworthy!” Son is young and also speaks for her. And moved.

Therefore, in order to better support her campaign, my car posted her posters and walked around the street, becoming a beautiful landscape. Of course, I support Liao Jie, not only that she is a Chinese leader, but also for the Chinese and the government to fight for the interests of the Chinese, but because she represents the dream of all ethnic groups working together to achieve the Australian spirit of equality and multiculturalism for all!


Gladys car stickers

Chu Wei on April 20, 2019


(added the following 1 May 2019)


Gladys团队义工 GladysLiuForChisholm 1 week ago
点击 GladysLiuForChisholm


楚威和Gladys 在Glen Waverley

Gladys Liu 廖婵娥,就是这个圆梦过程的杰出代表。一个出生于香港的穷学生,来澳后成为令人羡慕的语言治疗师,再到华人领袖,直到站在聚光灯前,成为首位参选国会议员的华人女性。从认识她到了解她,散发这坚定、拼搏和责任感的Gladys,正是我心中的圆梦者。

为此,几个月来我参加了8次助选活动,其中有两次是带着12岁的儿子参加的。与她一起拜访商户时,看到她记录下每个商户的诉求,讲解如何利用Tax write-off降低企业成本;与她一起街头拜票时鼓励青年勤奋工作,创造价值;与她一起社区访问时与多年老友重逢,谈笑风生。

楚威(右一)与儿子Tommy (右二)和Gladys以及义工Jen


我支持廖婵娥另一个原因,是作为母亲责任担当的伟大。她的一对儿女分别读哈佛和普林斯顿大学,作为母亲的付出和担当,想想做过父母的,都知道十分的不容易。记得在我儿子跟她一同参加派发资料时,她对我儿子讲:“你努力学习是为了更有能力去帮助别人,做值得信任和信赖的人!” 儿子小小年纪,也为她的话语而感动。


Gladys 车贴












Scott Morrison in a press conference talking about Winx the horse

“If you have a go, you get a go” … a ‘fair go for those who have a go’

… and earlier Libs lobby mantra versions

… avva go … fairgo!

AND the same top 10 per cent of income earners will get the lion’s share.  Again!

WHETHER it be negative gearing & capital gains or franking credits tax bonus (for tax not paid); they eat the Budget!  If franking credits were abolished they could save the Government more than $5B each year and purchase 50 new primary schools, 50 new secondary schools, 3500 teachers, 3 new regional hospitals, 2500 nurses and 1500 doctors, 200 fire & rescue vehicles, 800 police officers with a spare $220M left in the kitty!




‘Getting a go’ isn’t the same as getting a fair go


Australia is having a huge national debate about taxes and tax reform that’s mostly missing the point.

There’s too much focus on costings and not enough analysis of who is getting the biggest slice of pie – here’s a hint: it’s not those struggling to make ends meet.

If Australians are going to make an informed choice, the tax debate must examine not only the costs of the competing policies, but also ask who benefits the most?

“If you have a go, you get a go”     ðŸ’©  has been the Prime Minister’s constant refrain, but “getting a go” isn’t the same as “getting a fair go”.


Prime Minister Scott Morrison in Torquay last week. Photo: Dominic Lorrimer

 Prime Minister Scott Morrison in Torquay last week. Photo: Dominic Lorrimer


Now, if you believe in trickle-down economics, giving the biggest benefit to the wealthiest Australians is a perfectly reasonable approach.

And whether we look at income tax cuts, franking credits or negative gearing and the capital gains tax discount –

the same group of people have been “getting a go” and the lion’s share of the benefit: the wealthiest Australians.

Top end tax cuts

The* tax cuts aimed at low and middle income earners are basically bipartisan.

It is tax cuts for wealthy people where the Coalition and Labor really disagree and where voters face a real choice.

*The second stage of the Coalition’s income tax cuts are a nightmare for inequality, which overwhelmingly benefit high income earners and make Australia’s income tax system less progressive and will worsen inequality.


*The Australia Institute has estimated that the very highest income earners (those earning over $180,000) will receive at least $77 billion from the Coalition’s income tax cuts package.

Ministers Mathias Cormann and Simon Birmingham both disputed the $77 billion figure, but neither was able to provide a more precise figure when asked multiple times by David Speers or Patricia Karvelas.

This seems odd considering the level of detail the Coalition asked Treasury to compile on Labor’s tax policies.


*To be clear, if you’re one of the 427,000 or so people who earn more than $180,000 a year there’s $77 billion coming your way, but if you’re one of the 715,000 or so people who currently can’t find a job and rely on Newstart: nothing.


*Peter Costello and John Howard splurged a once-in-a-generation revenue boom on permanent tax cuts that amounted to approximately $170 billion in foregone revenue within seven years of being implemented.

*Just under half ($71 billion) went to the top 10 per cent of income earners, who got more than the bottom 80 per cent of taxpayers combined. Now the Coalition is set to do it all over again and the same top 10 per cent of income earners will get the lion’s share. Again.

Franking credits tax bonus

*Anyone who has arranged their financial affairs in retirement to take advantage of a cash bonus for franking credits is smart. After all, it’s money for nothinga cash bonus for tax that hasn’t been paid. That’s the current system the Coalition introduced, wants to keep in place and thinks is fair.


*Bill Shorten explained cash bonuses for franking credits this way: “… If you are getting a tax credit when you haven’t paid any income tax, this is a gift. It is a gift. It is not immoral, nor is it illegal, but it is a gift. It is a gift lifted from the taxes paid by working-class and middle-class people in Australia today. It is a gift that is eating our Budget”.


The overwhelming majority of recipients of franking credits overall are people earning the highest incomes, people with incomes so high they can certainly afford accountants who can help them rearrange their tax affairs.

Indeed, as Robert Gottliebsen said, ‘Only rich people who are stupid will be affected [by closing this tax loophole]’.


Franking credit cash bonuses are eating the Budget. Labor’s estimates suggest its policy abolish these cash bonuses could save the government more than $5 billion each year.


*Five billion dollars is a lot of money each year that can’t be spent on anything else once it’s gone. To put it in perspective, the foregone revenue on cashing out excess franking credits could purchase 50 new primary schools, 50 new secondary schools and 3500 teachers, three new regional hospitals, 2500 nurses and 1500 doctors, 200 fire & rescue vehicles and 800 police officers, with a spare $220 million or so left in the kitty to spend funding other essential services.


If franking credit cash bonuses remain in place, some of this money will certainly make its way into the economy as spending, but the top 10% of income earners certainly won’t be pooling their cash bonuses together to build three new regional hospitals, for example.

Negative gearing and capital gains tax discount

*Like franking credit cash refunds, many people take advantage of negative gearing and the capital gains tax discount, which together drive up house prices and mainly benefit-you guessed it! – the top 10 per cent of income earners.


ATO data shows there are more property owners running at a loss and claiming negative gearing for their investments (1.3 million) than those who break even or declare a profit (869,000).

*Those 1.3 million people are perfectly and legally entitled to arrange their finances to ‘get a go’ at these two tax concessions, but when these two tax concessions together drive up the cost of housing and the top 10 per cent of income earners are getting more than half of the benefit – where’s the fair go for the rest of us?


Most of us rely on a salary or wages for our income and we are taxed accordingly. But income from capital gains is taxed differently. That is, someone earning $100,000 from wages or from running a successful business is taxed twice as much as someone earning $100,000 from capital gains from selling assets (except for their primary residence) for more than they had bought them.


Earning an income from capital gains does not require the production of something but instead means holding an asset while its value increases. So, from an economics perspective this is a less useful form of income. Earning an income from your labour means you are producing something. Risking your money in investment means you are producing something. Earning an income from capital gains is far less productive. So why is it taxed at half the rate of income from wages?


Every dollar we forego in tax concessions for someone’s negatively geared investment property (or their six investment properties) is a dollar that can’t be spent on say, increasing the aged pension so that it keeps up with the cost of living.


Tax cuts and concessions have to make sense. They should be targeted wisely to ensure a fair go for everyone. Instead, tax cuts and concessions benefit most the top 10 per cent of Australians who need it least.


Australia is facing some big policy hurdles in future. We have to stop mining, burning and exporting fossil fuels, to name just one huge policy issue we have not yet confronted.


Taxes are the price we pay for civilisation. To paraphrase the Prime Minister, to give everyone a fair go, everyone should pay their fair share.

  • Ebony Bennett is deputy director of The Australia Institute.







THE Grattan Inst argues the typical Australian worker earns $57,918 …

Many Australians also work part-time

Mr Shorten revealed:

-one million Australians are under-employed; looking for more hours

-seniors, retirees and unemployed the typical income is $36,893 (ABS)

-Labor if elected will legislate to reverse penalty rate cuts

SINCE the penalty rate cuts full-time employment declined by 50,000 positions

THE RBA Governor said stagnant wages were damaging social cohesion

THE ACTU wants a pay rise over 2 years of 10% because there are full-time workers living in poverty!

THE Labor Party, Unions and the Greens argue too many workers are in jobs that are ‘insecure, unfulfilling and low paid’!


‘The evidence is against him. (Matthias Cormann).  When workers are paid more they spend more and when they spend more economic activity increases and when economic activity increases employment increases. Also the tax take increases and reduces the deficit. That is simply economic history and a reflection of reality rather than the nonsense of Neo-Liberal economics.’




Wages and penalty rates: How an average worker stands to gain – or lose – after May 18

gender pay gap
Crunching the numbers on wages: where the political parties stand and how much you stand to gain. Photo: Getty



From John Howard’s “battlers” to Labor’s “working families”, the contest for average workers’ votes has always been fiercely contested.

But what is an average worker? And what are the major parties, the Greens and One Nation doing to help them?

Should the minimum wage be increased? And why is Labor suggesting taxpayers should directly pay for a wage rise for childcare workers?

It’s a new policy that Bill Shorten has confirmed could be expanded to other female-dominated industries to end the gender pay gap in Australia.

Is that a good idea? Or is it, as Education Minster Dan Tehan announced on Monday, “communism”?

How much is an average worker really paid?

Average earnings are often used to explain what passes for an “average” wage in Australia.

But that figure can be misleading. The average full-time wage in Australia is $90,300.

If that sounds a little on the high side to you, you’re on the money.

As the Grattan Institute recently argued, the majority of workers – 75 per cent – earn less than that.

It argues the typical Australian worker earns $57,918.

Many Australians also work part-time.

But the problem is even more complex than it first appears.

As Mr Shorten argued on Monday night during the first leaders debate, one million Australians are also under-employed and looking for more hours.

When you take into consideration seniors and retirees and people who don’t work, the typical adult’s income is only $36,893, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Many workers say they could only dream of having a wage as high as the supposed average of $90,300.

Debbie Muscat with her daughter and grandson.

For Debbie Muscat, one income isn’t enough to keep up with the growing cost of living.

”All the bills keep going up, but my wages certainly have not,” the Queensland grandmother said.

If you’ve ever wondered how your income compares to other Australian workers, economist Matt Cowgill has also prepared this calculator on his blog. It’s a bit tricky as it asks for after-tax income but it does help explain where you sit compared to other workers.

What does the Reserve Bank, unions and business say?

Before we get to the politicians, let’s take a look at what the Reserve Bank of Australia has to say about wages.

As it turns out, even the hardheads at the RBA argue low wage growth in Australia is a problem.

Last year, RBA governor Philip Lowe said stagnant wages was tearing a sense of shared prosperity and damaging social cohesion.

“Flat real wages are diminishing our sense of shared prosperity,” Mr Lowe said.

Reserve Bank of Australia
RBA says that wage growth is an issue in Australia. Photo: AAP


“The lack of real wage growth is one of the reasons why some in our community question whether they are benefitting from our economic success.

He argued that between 1995 and 2012 workers’ average real wages increased by almost 2 per cent per year.

“It is also making it harder to implement needed economic reform,” Mr Lowe said.

The Australian Council of Trade Unions wants the minimum wage to increase to $762.20 a week, up from $719.20.

Over two years it would represent a 10 per cent increase.

“No full-time worker should live in poverty,” ACTU secretary Sally McManus said.

But Finance Minister Mathias Cormann has warned Mr Shorten’s push for a “substantial increase” to the minimum wage will push workers onto the dole.

What does Bill Shorten say on penalty rates and wages?

Mr Shorten has declared the 2019 election a referendum on wages.

Labor has vowed to legislate to reverse penalty rate cuts in the first 100 days if elected. So what is the problem they are trying to address?

Two years ago, the independent industrial umpire Fair Work Commission brought down changes to penalty rates. For example, Sunday hospitality pay rates were cut from 175 per cent of their standard wage to 150 per cent. On public holidays the penalty rate fell from 250 per cent to 225 per cent.

That’s why Labor now claims some workers could be left up to $26,000 worse off under the current regime if Mr Morrison is re-elected.

That figure is based on estimating the maximum impact of cutting penalty rates over the next three-year term of the federal government.

Bill Shorten with Tanya Plibersek, Linda Burney and Senator Penny Wong after launching Labor’s policy to lift the equality of Australian women. Photo: AAP


And while that’s at the extreme end – the ALP claims pharmacy workers could be left up to $26,000 worse off – there’s plenty of workers who are concerned about the impact of penalty rates.

The ALP estimates that retail workers could lose up to $15,000 and a fast food worker could lose up to $10,000.

Penalty rates are not a luxury – they help people put food on the table and petrol in the car. They can be the difference in paying the electricity bill, health costs or child care costs – all of which keep soaring under this government,” Mr Shorten said.

On the minimum wage, Labor wants a “real increase” and has proposed a two-step process to get there.

Mr Shorten had pledged to introduce a “living wage” to ensure that no full-time worker is living in poverty – a goal that unions estimate will require a $72.80-a-week increase to the minimum wage.

But Mr Shorten has provided no timeframe for the transition or even a proposed annual increase to the minimum wage – instead asking the Fair Work Commission to drive the process if he wins the election.

The Fair Work Commission has previously conceded that Australia’s minimum wage of $37,398 per annum – or less than $20 an hour – leaves many full-time workers in poverty.

What does Scott Morrison say on penalty rates?

Unions have campaigned for months on the fact that Mr Morrison voted against Labor’s plan to overturn penalty rate cuts eight times in Parliament.

But the PM argues it’s not that he is opposed to workers getting a pay rise, just that he believes the Fair Work Commission should be left to set penalty rates without government interference. As he points out, this is the system that Labor championed but when it doesn’t like the outcome of the independent umpire it is trying to change the rules.

Two years ago when Treasurer Mr Morrison denied that the government had got it wrong in not owning the commission’s decision on penalty rates.  💩

“Well no, because it was Fair Work Commission’s decision,” Mr Morrison told Sky News.

“Bill Shorten’s saying that under a Labor government any decision made by the Fair Work Commission, which is independently set up to ensure certainty about how wage issues are determined in our economy, any decision the unions don’t like, he will reverse it. I mean that’s madness.

“I mean he should be abolishing the Fair Work Commission if that’s what he thinks is the way it should run.”

The Prime Minister argues that Labor’s plans to force big business to pay higher taxes will hurt jobs and stop people from being employed.

On the minimum wage, Mr Morrison warns Labor’s policy will force bosses to sack workers.

“He’s saying to coffee shop owners and small businesses around the country: ‘Sack someone’. That’s his policy – that people should be sacked,” Mr Morrison said.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison visits workers at Civmec shipbuilding facility at Henderson, WA. Photo: AAP

What does Pauline Hanson say on penalty rates?

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson once called for penalty rates to be scrapped “right across the board”.

She has moderated her position since than but she speaks from experience operating a small business.

The former fish and chip shop operator has spoken of tough decisions she has had to make, including working weekend shifts because she simply could not afford to pay staff.

The One Nation leader is the former owner of a fish and chip shop. Photo: AAP


“If you go into a fish and chip shop, I’d have to pay $34 an hour to employ someone, yet McDonald’s down the road, they can only pay $26 an hour. This is the enterprise bargaining agreements,” she told ABC’s Insiders.

“This is what the unions have negotiated. They are talking about looking after the battlers. It is a big furphy.

“I think if we looked at it, we might be able to increase employment by helping small business.

“Those employers, I know myself, if you can cut back a little bit there, give them a helping hand, more likely these small businesses will open on a weekend, possibly give more hours and employ more people.”  😂

 So have penalty rate cuts created jobs?

Not according to small business or the left-leaning Australia Institute.

Last year, it found reduced Sunday and holiday penalty rates for retail and hospitality workers failed to ignite the boom in employment promised.

The report, Penalty Rates and Employment One Year Later, found total employment was unchanged.

In fact, full-time employment declined by 50,000 positions.  😟

Recently, the Council of Small Business Australia chief executive Peter Strong told The Australian that the net impact of the phased-in cuts by the Fair Work Commission had been minimal because they had coincided with above-­inflation increases in the minimum wage.

“There’s no extra jobs on a Sunday,’’ he said. “There’s been no extra hours. Certainly, I don’t know anyone (who gave workers extra hours). It’s been just a waste of time.”

What do the Greens say?

The Greens have proposed 10 principles for rewriting Australia’s labour laws.

Like the Labor Party and unions, the Greens argue that too many workers are left in jobs that are “insecure, unfulfilling and low paid”.

Greens leader Richard Di Natale is concerned wage growth has stagnated. Photo: AAP


“Even though people are working harder, wages growth is flatlining and too many people – especially young people – aren’t getting the hours of work they want and need to live a decent life,” the Greens policy document states.

Insecurity is on the rise and people are in record levels of personal debt. One in four people living in poverty is working full-time.”  😔

The Greens argue that Australia is experiencing record low wage growth and the minimum wage is leaving people in poverty.

“This is not good enough; we must increase the minimum wage to a living wage of at least 60 per cent of the adult median wage so workers can afford to meet their basic needs,” the Greens policy states.