the destructive abbott regime...
The prime minister, Tony Abbott, has told parliament he was unable to do anything to prevent Toyota from ending car manufacturing in Australia but that the government’s job was “not to preserve every single business indefinitely”.
Facing a sustained opposition attack during the first question time of the year, Abbott said the government’s job was to protect the economic fundamentals and ensure people could move from good jobs to better jobs.
He acknowledged the Toyota announcement on Monday that it would end manufacturing in 2017 had cast “a shadow over this parliament today” and said all MPs were devastated.
The opposition leader, Bill Shorten, sought to suspend standing orders to censure the government for failing to fight for Australian jobs. Earlier on Tuesday, Shorten blamed the government for driving Holden to announce in December that it would cease its Australian car manufacturing operations in 2017. He said this jeopardised the viability of car components manufacturers that supported Toyota.
The parliamentary standoff came before a meeting between Abbott and the Victorian premier, Denis Napthine, who called for federal funding for Victoria, particularly transitional assistance for workers affected by the Toyota decision and those in the supply chain who will be hit hard.
On his way into parliament house in Canberra, Napthine said he also wanted federal help to build infrastructure in Victoria to “create immediate jobs and create long-term economic benefits”. He said Victoria was a strong, robust, diverse economy but was facing challenges.
Since Tony took the levers of government in his hands, he changed what is a democracy with checks and balances into a regime of secrecy, dumbness and vengeance. Vengeance, not against enemies who "wronged" him but against ordinary people who already work their guts out to make this country run on more than just a fiddle of stock market and flogging a few holes to the Chinese.
Tony Abbott hates the unions, hates the Labor party and hates Julia Gillard, whose government looks a thousand times better than that of the little Rattus Abbott. While he goes to the workers' jugular, his mate in Queensland goes forward to destroy any sense of justice in that State... The Liberal machine tried hard to taint any persons who don't follow their ratbag line. They shame this country like never before. Tony Abbott is runing an idiotic regime with no idea about where to go. No future.
All he was interested in was:
to stop the boat and to this effect he has had the Navy perform some illegal international acts. 45 boats have arrived in Australia since Abbott's conservative regime took over
to stop the carbon tax, which so far was our only initiative to reduce our carbon emissions. Since Tony has pledge to INCREASE CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS.
to provide jobs... SO FAR HE HAS DESTROYED MANY JOBS, those of ordinary Australians who rely on income to survive, now having joined the queue of hand outs... Abbott's attack on unions is a way to roll out a nastier version of WorkChoices that had been dead, buried, cremated, but the spirit of such bad policy still fouls the air...
And Joe Hockey, the regime treasurer, is no better... He climbs on soap boxes to claim the age of whatever is over in favour of the age of whatever, when the government he is part of is unable to sustain anything worthwhile and wades in shit daily.
And the secrecy of the Abbott's regime is worse than that of North Korea...
Today we learn of a government website comparing food ratings was shut down because one of the Abbott regime's ministers was very friendly with the fast food industry...
Any more cock ups anyone?...