Quite often one of our readers on this site or on our Facebook page will provide a comment that resonates with us. The comment will invariably be in one of the comment’s section of either of our sites, or it may come via an email, but it is a comment that we feel needs to be given the chance of a wider audience. This short one, from Julianne Vincent, is one you will also enjoy. It typifies the frustration felt by most Australians.
The State of Australia – a quick summary: What the LNP have mapped out for us.
At the moment, many areas of our economy are knowingly illegally paying their workers well below the minimum wage. Govt action: nil.
Casualisation of the work force has resulted in the weekly wage dropping to around $600 per week.
The unemployment rate is at 6% but the underemployment rate is more like 20% as 1 hour a week’s work means you are employed.
Our housing is unaffordable; both to buy and to rent and our government is trying to move all industry offshore, therefore closing down industries and putting us out of work … even getting overseas companies to build all our infrastructure thus causing the loss of more jobs (3,000 to Spain just last week).
As well, the government is waging a war against the unions, the unemployed, pensioners and the ill, in the hope that our wages and social payments will further drop even further.
Our land is being sold off to China in huge ‘lumps’, e.g. the actual Port of Darwin – our gateway to Asia on a 100 year lease to the Chinese.
Chinese businessmen able to openly give bribes to our LNP politicians and get away with it ($40,000.00 Rolex watches) which the politicians tried to say were fakes … still a reason to argue that charges to be laid.
Our minerals are virtually being given away to overseas companies who then pay no tax.
Our economy is close to being a basket case as money is being directed away from those who have to spend it – the middle and lower classes, to the top 10%, as in America. Yet we came through the last financial crisis fine … but of course we had a more economically astute government than the corrupt conservatives which we unfortunately have now.
No, Mr Turnbull, it’s not a very good time to be an Australian. Not an ordinary, everyday average Australian at least.