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Gillard Out! Time to Celebrate?

Finally the end has come for Australia’s worst prime minister in history. Her exit speech reminded me of Rudd’s exit speech when he was stabbed in the back by Gillard in 2010. He was as stubborn and arrogant as ever, going on about how good a job he did. Similarly Gillard thought she did a great job, but it was sexism that contributed to her demise.

I’m so relieved to see this incompetent prime minister retiring from politics. Gillard was more interested in her legacy as Australia’s first female prime minister, back stabbing anyone who got in her way, rather than having concern for leading Australia and managing our economy. Unfortunately it doesn’t mean the end for the political spin, poor economic management, endless tax hikes and squanderous spending. Rudd is exactly the same. In fact it doesn’t matter who leads labor. Whilst they maintain their corrupt relationship with unions and demonstrate a complete lack of business acumen, they will continue to be unvotable in my opinion. They aren’t an option purely on a philosophical level. No need to even consider who their leader is.

The celebrations need to be kept on hold until the election when we can oust labor and start reversing the damage they’ve inflicted on our country. During labor’s tenure mining investment has ground to a halt. Manufacturing is devastated. Offshoring is rampant. Tourism is in decline. Our share market has underperformed international markets. We need the taxes that penalize investment repealed and power removed from the unions so that business can take control of costs and return to being competitive. Bring on the election!

  1. June 27, 2013 at 12:11 am

    By “power removed from the unions so that business can take control of costs and return to being competitive”, I presume you mean giving business the unmitigated power to cut wages and conditions from average working people?

    • June 27, 2013 at 12:24 am

      No not at all. Business would never have unmitigated power to cut wages because people wouldn’t sign up for the job. The power is with the people and the market. What I mean is to allow wages to settle at market rates rather than being artificially inflated by price fixing, so that the Australian economy and it’s people can have a future. I don’t agree with price fixing. Businesses aren’t allowed to price fix. Why should the labour market be allowed to? Business can be short sighted, chasing short term profits whilst damaging long term profitability. Similarly the labour market, when combined with unions, can be short sighted. For example, Qantas engineers go on strike. Qantas moves engineering offshore. Is that good for the average worker in Australia? People are losing their jobs. High wages mean nothing if you’re unemployed.

  2. aus50
    June 27, 2013 at 6:35 am

    unions are corrupt and tied to the communist’s they should be no where near any system of government ,just like the freemason’s running riot in our justice system , our governments on all levels and the defence force ,put a lie detector on some of these people and they would be going to gaol where they belong ,so to hell with unions ! and labour !

    • June 27, 2013 at 6:55 am

      To hell with them indeed. I agree about the unions. Labor’s tie with the unions is corrupt and so goes against my basic morals. I can never vote for labor unless they break the union corruption.

  3. June 27, 2013 at 6:49 am

    I don’t think we’ve ever seen a leader try to divide Australia according to race, class and gender the way Gillard has and ultimately, it all blew up in her face. People just don’t like bullies and Gillard was a bully. (Maybe Rudd was as well, but he appeared smiling to the public and perhaps bullied in private.) I was astounded when she lined up her senior ministers to demean a former leader publicly. Even if he deserved it, that is not the way to unite.

    After Gillard, I think the next greatest divider would have been Keating. He was less inclined to divide by race or class but he did have the acid tongue and he too paid the price.

    • June 27, 2013 at 7:16 am

      Haha I think you’re right about Rudd being the smiling bully. Gillard bullied her own team mates on her crusade to leave the legacy she wanted.

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