Australian Politics – Why Voters Are Fed Up: Living Standards Don’t Rise

Posted on Mon 04/17/2017 by


By Andrew Bolt ~

No wonder Australian voters have had it with the two main political parties: there has been no improvement in living standards since 2011.

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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (left) and Labor Party Leader Bill Shorten.

There has not been such an extended period of stagnation in household incomes for 25 years, since the depths of Australia’s last recession, according to analysis by the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods researcher, Ben Phillips.

After allowing for population growth and inflation, household disposable income in the December quarter was actually 0.1 per cent lower than it was in the same period of 2011, the first such fall since 1991.

No wonder protectionism and Australia-first messages resonate. No wonder immigration now looks more like a threat.

Andrew Bolt writes for the Herald Sun, Daily Telegraph, and The Advertiser and runs Australia’s most-read political blog. On week nights he hosts The Bolt Report on Sky News at 7pm and his Macquarie Radio show at 8pm with Steve Price.

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