When do we start taking the initiative and look outside political and media driven doom and gloom?
When do we start to believe in our own Australian expertise and stop flailing about in discontinuous rage as another ‘foreign’ company withdraws ‘hurt’ when the going gets tough but after profiteering for years on uneven playing fields at the expense of our country?
When do politicians stop trying to assure the yet to be unemployed that they are trying to create new jobs through all sorts of ill-thought-through initiatives to make themselves look important and to be seen as doing something?
Instead ….. why don’t we bite the bullet and produce our own cars and other vehicles?
We will soon have 3 newly vacated plants which do and can produce cars. Why don’t we produce our own world leading new-design taxis, government cars, town cars, military vehicles, scram jets, super tractors, planes, farm bikes, fun cars [Moke-a-like] or any other vehicle which is useful for us as a country and can be sold elsewhere? And no, don’t call any the Kangaroo or the Wallaby or the bloody Dingo!!
I am really sick of the prevailing oh-woe-is-me attitude where we import expertise [because we are so backward, stupid and don’t have any talent] only to find the imports are wanting [EG. The Mexican triumvirate at Telstra or multiple managers at Coles Myer or several Australian icons currently in trouble with imported management].
We have sold our soul to foreign manufacturers who can’t manage a decent profit other than the ‘incentive fees’ we pay them [Ford worldwide a couple of years ago]. And, we accept foreign management just because they are foreign and must therefore be much better than us.
This is utter bullshit!
Abbot and Shorten – how about working together with an Australian collective spirit and foster/create/allow the creation of something special?
We are really that good!!
How about starting by immediately enforcing Australian only isles at supermarkets?