Tim Blair


New Criterion



Wednesday, February 18, 2004
HE ALSO "ALL BUT RULED OUT" the Australia-US Free Trade Agreement.

Federal Opposition leader Mark Latham has all but ruled out introducing accommodation bonds for people entering nursing homes.

The bonds are loans from those who can afford them to help fund desperately needed accommodation for the frail aged.

Perhaps Mark will mail out incontinence pads for all over-70s.

It's easier than having a policy that will fund quality aged-care accommodation.

And then he can have compulsory classes for old folk who won't learn how to use them.

I love Labor's answer to the Third Way. It's called the Weird Way.