Foreign companies, foreign workers, why it affects Australians

A report into Sino Steel paying almost half the rate of Australian workers is expected considering anyone importing foreign workers is doing it not just for the lack of labour but for cost benefits.  What is worse is that BHP have banned unions in some mines and no doubt are utilising cheap foreign  workers.  So, due to an avalanche effect people like Gina Rinehardt have to look at ways in reducing her overheads and the request for 1,700 workers is her reponse to the issue.  Who next?  It then filters down through all of the minor exploration companies and before you know it, it isn’t just the 1,700 workers but a substantial number of jobs lost to foreign workers.

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How to win people on a water tax

I could say, so what is happening with saline water treatment plants that are designed to save our lakes, rivers and our aquifers? Shouldn’t the use of water on our gardens infact help our aquifer considering majority of rain water in our city is going out to sea instead of going into the ground to replenish the aquifer?  But I won’t, because really the fact is that is a side issue, irrelevant to this threat of increasing tax on water.

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I rest my case (Broome International for miners)

It was obvious the Broome Airport expansion was not just for tourists, a secondary benefit and the silence of the state government on the recent article 1,7000 foreign workers given special exception to work in Australia shows they are complicit to not supporting West Australians but to mining magnates.  If you think for one moment that it will only be 1,700 cheap foreign workers over the next few years then you have your head in the sand!  Who is next?

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Why Christian Porter and Colin Barnett want you to suffer

It’s all about appealling to the largest portion of voters.  put money away for a rainy day, assuming the day you can get the money out in 20 years is raining.  So, in the meantime, the Police, the hospitals, and schools are struggling to keep the lid on (mouth’s shut) without causing hysteria amongst the public.  Because really, if Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan and the medical board and schol board had it their way, the politicians would be forced to be smarter than a ignore 57 million dollar a day mining magnate pay practically nothing to take our minerals.  And so, in the meantime, one of the most prestigeous schools in Perth is dangerous and needing a lot of work.

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Liam Bartlett needs to retire too

Often Obnoxious, often trying to get noticed as the paper puts Liam on page 49; his opinions don’t matter to the paper, certainly not when he speaks of Karl O’Callaghan and mung bean eaters.  There have been a number of comments or decisions made by Karl O’Callaghan early in his role here in WA which I was not impressed by, but maybe he had good reason for saying it.  Mind you not once have I ever appreciated the rubbish from Police Minister Rob Johnson; you should hear the dribble when he makes his speech at a Police passing out parade.

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A positive note for organ donation

Good to see a positive step is taken when it comes to getting people to donate their organs by asking people to donate their organs by ticking boxes when they licence renewal.  Automatically making them organ donors then they have an opportunt=ity to say no is the best way to force people to make a decision rather than “not bother”.  I am an organ donor, not sure what bits would be usefull as my eyes are going on me and my lungs are a little bit stuffed from working in a factory.  The sooner the WA government get this happening the more lives will be saved.

Treasurer Christian Porter playing with numbers

WA Treasurer Christian Porter has announced a $196 million surplus.  What can I say, sounds so much like what the Federal Budget has done, a surplus to keep the media and public happy.  Pull the purse strings in at the cost of health, emergency services and education is the clear media and public fearing policy made at the state level.  But we know what Tony Abbott is going to do and the state budget would be no different to the Federal budget when Liberals get into power.

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Colin Barnett killing people but saving small business

It comes down to this, Colin Barnett in his juggling act with the 2012 state budget is giving business’ a helping hand but at the same time not providing sufficient funds to hospitals.

Australian Medical Association WA president David Mountain said it was a woeful budget for patients and the public hospital system because the needs of the community required far more funding.  “The government is resting on its laurels. We’ve got a tidal wave of demand coming through … and there’s no way we can cope with it,” he said.

Colin Barnett is delaying a number of Hospital projects in a time of “prosperity”… I repeat, in a time of prosperity where banks are making more profit than last year and mining companies are reaping in the billions …

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BHP Billiton Jac Nasser joins the bandwagon

BHP Billiton’s chairman Jac Nasser has criticised the Federal Labour Party by joining the likes of filthy rich mining magnates  threatening Australian that if we don’t allow them even more super-profits they will take their business elsewhere.  All I can say is go, take your ball and go to where ever you came from because you can’t help but politicise this issue.

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