To compete in today’s world we need to score well on resource availability, capital assets, energy costs, tax burden and workforce/management. It also helps to have secure property rights and a sound currency. Today’s Australia scores poorly on all counts.
Thanks for a year of interesting, clever and informed comments. A Happy Christmas to all and we’ll give ‘em heaps next year. I am going to take a few days off with my family of 41, sink a few reds and tell a few lies. Thanks again and see y’all real soon, Larry
[Exclusive] A Christmas Island resident has expressed disgust to The Pickering Post at how Salvation Army employees, supported by Iranian and Afghani interpreters, have been instructing arrivals on how to cheat the system.
Has Tony Abbott been having some deep and meaningfuls with his God? The festive season has certainly enveloped him in a fuzzy collegial glow. He appears to be experiencing some sort of an epiphany, a newfound spiritual capacity for forgiveness. It is breathtaking... and politically dangerous.
Okay, I copped some flak for suggesting a US recovery was imminent. But here’s why it is and here’s why Australia’s debt is also recoverable and why the only fly in the ointment is China.
For at least fifty years, agitated academics have been predicting the end of the Great Barrier Reef. Now international “experts” are also sprouting coral calamity. But despite the alarms, the reef is still there.
I’m so happy for you getting into the spirit of Christmas!
Thousands of partly- and fully-funded quangos: (Half can go.) The ABC: (An Epsom salts job there.) Security Agencies: (Must be pruned and amalgamated.)
I made a call to my Constitutional lawyer golfing friend: “Hi mate. Can an elected Government make an executive decision regarding bringing forward or delaying a tax, legislated for by a previous Government, without introducing new legislation? What do ya reckon?”
The Government has secretly called for tenders to build a new offshore processing centre in another recipient of substantial Aussie aid, The Solomons, according to an informant.
Mike Devereux was given three years to turn around Holden’s five years of losses. He was unable to do that, so Detroit’s decision to stop the haemorrhaging, barring further massive government assistance, was actually made over three years ago during the Rudd regime.
1. Magistrate Lauristen’s ruling on the attempted suppression of AWU evidence by S & G and Bruce Wilson.