Letter to the editor
An interesting bulletin concerning December’s climate conference in Poland
noted that “…Australia sent 46 bureaucrats agreeing to shut down the remnants
of domestic industry…”
I am sure people will be thrilled with that as official, but largely unannounced,
government “policy” (the bureaucrats won’t make the undertaking unless told to
by their governmental superiors).
We already know that many of our industries have been off-shored, but the use
of the word remnants is particularly galling given that governments and
candidates always waffle the jobs, jobs, jobs mantra at election time whilst in full
knowledge of the fact that sufficient numbers of apprentices, managers, etc, have
never been trained, supposedly necessitating the importing of foreigners to do these tasks.
So we know, then, who the jobs are for, for for!
If this is not government dropping the ball, then “agreeing to shut down the remnants
of Australian industry” is an even worse insult and evidence, seemingly, that government
is not at all interested in creating opportunities for Australians.
Yes, NDIS jobs may have been moved to Geelong, but they are just pants-shiner jobs that
have been moved from somewhere else, and do not represent future export income
related to merchandise other countries might buy off us.
These jobs do not represent anything related to the usual catch-all phrase “Sustainable.”
And if “shutting down the remnants of Australian industry” is the future, then what, actually,
is the Future?