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Manufacture our own goods instead of the ‘fairy floss’ of the ALP/LNP free market

While ever the LNP/ALP duopoly which kowtows to China stays in power Australia will flounder until drowned

AS Australia’s biggest anti-free trade advocate, Bob Katter, Federal Member for Kennedy has weighed in on the escalating trade tensions with China, slamming successive government free trade policies and warning that unless Australia breaks the “iron ball of bureaucracy around our ankles we will continue to be a begging bowl of Asia” with cattle, cotton, barley, wine, fruit and vegetables and coal.

Mr Katter said it was unsurprising that China was showing no signs of cutting down Australia’s trade deals with the top earning commodities.

China dwarfs nearly every country when it comes to manufacturing yet subservient party politicians do as the banks tell them and keep buying goods from China that we we could make

“If you take away China as a customer, you’ve lost 30 per cent of the nation’s income, and the criminals that allowed this to happen in the Parliaments of Australia by running around with their free trade, black-dogging the all-powerful Chinese, should be shot.

“For years they were running around saying that free trade would make Australia become the “food bowl of Asia” but we are now the begging bowl of Asia, just look at our fruit and vegetables where Australia is now a net importer.

“The country is now reaping the whirlwind that feeds the greedy snivelling sycophantic slave masters, the snake like Sydney city suits living in their pleasure domes.”

Mr Katter said the only response to Beijing’s power plays was to focus on developing Australia’s self-sufficiency particularly on essential products used every day which are currently produced in China, like plastic.

“Self-sufficiency in a post-Covid world should be the catch cry and I cannot see one single item undertaking by desperate Dan the dictator, or “do what I say” Palaszczuk, the NSW Premier seems to be too busy on extra-curricular activities and while I’d like to very much to think that Josh Frydenberg would be on board, I’m afraid Josh’s background inhibits him from building this nation.

“The problem with letting business build Australia as the Treasurer believes is that businesses are carrying more bureaucracy leg iron than my burdened convict forebears ever had to carry and it is  the banks, sorry the “mortgage lenders”, that have led us to this.

“The long term benefit for Australia is to produce in our country sophisticated industrial goods and the industrial by-products of agriculture such as ethanol which opens the way to plastics manufacturing. Fancy importing all your plastic products (your Coca Cola bottles etcetera) from overseas when we could be doing it here.

“Countries like China just print the money to build a development or project; state-of-the-art economies of scale and it is not cheap labour anymore given their wages are over 50 per cent of that of Americas.

“We have the iron ball of bureaucracy around our ankles and we have banks that want to know the value of our house when we want to build a Bradfield Scheme. And the mortgage lender banks are only interested in how much they can sell a half built dam or factory for. They look to the mortgage value rather than the project.

“Australians must throw out their current political and monetary regime and replace it with an aggressive build and own our nation attitude which is the driver in America, China, Europe and Brazil.

“Instead, we are still floundering around in the fairy floss of free marketism which is an explanation and admission that we know absolutely nothing about anything and we don’t have to do anything because it will all be done for us.”

 

China Free Trade Agreement – we’re being Robbed – no pun intended

18 June 2015: KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter today called the signing of the Free Trade Agreement with China the “death warrant” of manufacturing in Australia, all the while delivering no benefit to Australia’s struggling agricultural industries.

“I’ve never had a complaint in the last 15 years about the fact that we can’t already get any of these items into China.

“The Chinese, like the Americans, are pretty easy to deal with, we asked them to change protocols with beef and they changed them.

“The American Free Trade Agreement was going to save us all, but for our dairy and sugar producers, the benefit was quantified the cost of an ice cream per week.

“There was no benefit to the cattlemen, we already had an open market all the time.

“This is just more hot air from the free market fundamentalists and their slithering suits in Sydney.

“Quite frankly, we’re being robbed, and there is no pun intended here.

“When it comes to dairy, we’re told that our producers will have tariffs lifted on infant formula in four years’ time and on all other dairy products within eleven years’ time.

“Well that might help our grandkids in the dairy industry, if we even have a dairy industry left then.

“My venom and spite on this knows no bound, the Government keeps touting this as assistance to farmers, but it delivers absolutely no benefit and instead delivers the death warrant on Australia’s manufacturing industry,” Mr Katter said.