Slash spending and high-end tax, burning “Red Tape” and purging what remains of Government infrastructure without any attempt to build the revenue side of the equation by any other repeatable, sustainable methodology (i.e. Mining tax on SUPER-profits) is no way to manage and protect an economy. Exactly how does this Slash, Burn, Purge and minimal intake of Revenue work for the Australian economy? [Note purging capitol asset infrastructure policy (as opposed to developing sustainable business based models of sustainable and repeatable sources of income) in non-sustainable short-term revenue acquisition]. What is the long term model of building a sound economy? Is it represented by scrapping trade training centres (amongst other education cuts), manufacturing and climate management authorities/efforts? What representation in long term revenue building is in dismantling mining & climate taxes and selling capital (besides, non-repeatable asset sales have always resulted in long-term sustained higher ongoing costs to the community). Sure it is pandering to Mining and Media Magnates and the interests of 1% of the Australian population but how does that demonstrate representation of the majority of Australian People? How does this ideology serve the Australian People or improve the economy? Where is there a long-term vision? I understand that Rudd’s government wasn’t ideal either (driven by ego and corruption as it was), but between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, the appropriate choice might be to hope you can swim. Are there “Greener” pastures for which we should aim? When will we as a people, wise up and consider that the two party system does not serve us and start to allow other players get on board?
There is a growing awareness that our conservative government’s policy needs a little work or is that a massive understatement? The Sydney Morning Herald listed just a few policies that it had no problem in describing as “Bad Policies“. The article (in the link aforementioned) doesn’t touch on the one cause and two reasons for […]