Australians have looked after the environment for decades, there is very little we won’t do in order to preserve even the smallest piece of land just to make sure some old rat or bandicoot gets to have a home, we have been known to stop even the largest of projects (the Franklin River dam being just one example) in order to give nature a chance but when we say “enough is enough” then people better learn to listen, we won’t stand for those who go too far in looking after nature at the expense of what we believe are common sense issues.
Julia Gillard promised us there would be no carbon tax, this was fair enough as anybody who has any sort of common sense would tell you it will do no good adding a tax to coal consumption (in order to force coal companies to stop burning coal) when in fact all they’re then going to do is to pass on the costs of the new tax to the consumers. It should have been obvious to one and all that should such a tax ever be introduced then the only losers would have to be the poor Aussie battler families who could least afford it, but no, did Julia listen? no she didn’t. She didn’t give a hoot about our economic necessities and proved it when in order to retain political power she went against her promise and introduced the tax anyway … right after she lied to us by telling us she wouldn’t do it.
Nobody believed us when we told her we’d pay her back for it but the complete and utter annihilation of the Labor Party in the Queensland elections should be more than enough proof that Australians always keep their word. The environment might be important, as are so many other issues, but we Aussies will not stand for any political party that will place the needs of overseas/corporate or even political interests ahead of what we in our country wish to have.
DESTROYED! that is the only word that can be used when describing the complete and utter humiliation of what can only be seen as the worst electoral outcome ever suffered by a party in power in Australia’s history, the Queensland Labor Party has suffered such a horrendous defeat at the polls that it is now expected they will be out of power for at least a generation … not long enough, I say.
We want a clean country and a clean world but we also want it done in a manner that serves the interests of the people, not just by filling the coffers of the treasury with the profits from an unwanted and useless tax. See you at the next Federal Elections, Julia … I’m sure you know which way I’ll be voting.
Oh, and one more thing … those back room party boys, you know, the ones who wielded the axe Julia used to chop off Kevin Rudd’s political neck, just you watch how we get rid of them too … Aussies elect their own leaders, not some idiot in the pay of corporations … watch us remove them as well … one by one.