Archive | September, 2015

How many jobs? The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement will create hardly any

16 Sep

The free trade deal is now about jobs, except the government has got the number all wrong.

Source: How many jobs? The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement will create hardly any

Link to the article by Peter Martin. It’s a chilling read.


My two bobs worth:

What we are being told are the jobs to be created by ChAFTA are the result of some very sloppy – at best – accounting. There is around 5000 jobs to be created, not 178,000 as touted by the government.

Extreme incompetence or outright lie? Either way, it’s not good enough and those involved must step down.

The sooner this discreditable government is removed, the better for all Australians.

The China Free trade Agreement……..Some Facts and the Bigger picture.

16 Sep

ChAFTA contains troubling clauses. It is not xenophobia as the Government claims. If opposition was xenophobic, all three FTAs would be slammed. None of the FTAs are slammed. Just the provisions in the side letter of the ChAFTA, which are alarming and dangerous.


I firstly want to make some comments about the Unions and the Labor party.

The Labor party was formed by the Unions as their Political Wing. The Unions themselves were formed to “stick up” for workers. Their peak body is the ACTU (Australian Council of Trades Unions).

On the other side of politics we also have Unions of Employers. They “stick up” for the Employers. Their peak body is the Liberal party of Australia.

There is one major difference between the two. The Unions are open to scrutiny and the Liberal party are not. Just look at the way they do their finances. Donations have been funnelled through various secretive foundations to hide the donors. Even their affiliated bodies such as the IPA are a secretive organisation. You just don’t know who funds them.

So that’s the background and the subject is the China Free trade Agreement and whether or…

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