Grain of Truth
Lets talk about the automotive manufacturing industry in AU which reportedly employs 50,000 directly and another 200,000 indirectly. Collectively they are probably paying paying income tax of say $2.5bn annually. How do we replace that level of revenue if the industry folds? isn't it worthy of govt support?
Gregor, isn't it the obligation of each elected member, be they Nat or Lib (or ALP etc) to represent the vested interests of THEIR constituents? Secondly, everyone accepts the psychological torment of having to walk off the farm. But what about the SME owner who also gets shafted by a range of domestic and international pressures (beyond his industry's control) and loses the family home? As far as subsidies go, that appears to be a much fairer comparo than AU vs EU. Lastly, is your post supposed to be an opinion piece or factual reporting?
The station was put out to international tender in 2009 that closed 30/9/09.
http://www.abc.net.a u/news/2009-08-17/water-sucking-c ubbie-station-for-sale/1393224
Is this actually a free ad for Coles and Woollies?
It is demeaning when a prominent CEO or anyone else describes the leader of our nation in that manner. Its a cheap shot and its high time parties and supporters on both sides of politics curbed their language. Can't we all play nicely anymore?
What show has an AU grower or producer got against this sort of assistance in either USA (crop insurance) or EU (subsidies) ? When is someone in govt here going to smarten up? Why does TA continue to rabbit obn about Carbon pricing and MRRT? How about some constructive (dare I say bi-partisan) thinking in these areas.
David, xenophobia, racism, arrogance and you purport to be presenting a balanced view.
Your negativity mirrors the frequently observed diatribe of Mr Abbott. How about suggesting a program of your own to reduce if not completely eradicate animal cruelty? I dont believe for one moment that you would condone these practices.