The Australian Labor Party made a very brave claim regarding the new superannuation about a month ago.
I then asked them twice (maybe even three times), via Twitter, whom these countries are, that are so envious of Australia’s new superannuation.
One would think that something that great would easily, and proudly, be backed up with sources. But alas… All I heard, yet again, were the crickets chirping.
PM Julia Gillard managed to make another ridiculous claim last night on Q&A on ABC. Arguing that compulsory voting is the best form of voting, using USA, with its non-compulsory voting, as an example how it does not work because their gun laws are so flawed.
Completely ignoring the fact that most European countries also use non-compulsory voting. Norway, Sweden and The Netherlands, to mention only a few, seem to doing pretty well without forcing its residents to vote.
No wonder Australians seem to hate and distrust their own politicians so much when they make such broad and sweeping claims without providing any evidence.
The only thing compulsory voting provides is pretty statistics.