May 25, 2012
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How can anyone claim that Australia will ‘exports nothing’ when its balance of payments is either surplus or near surplus? It is precisely because Australia’s mineral exports are earning so much that aluminium smelting is under pressure. In addition, Australia still has strong exports in education, the third biggest export earner after coal and iron ore.
Leave Richard alone. He’s just giving a comment. One that Labor supporters should take note of.
Anyway – Lady Jane Grey will most likely be history before the winter solstice.
If you eliminate primary industry Australia will export very little.
Both coal and iron ore are in the firing line in the “carbon-free” utopia.
(Steel production uses coal.)
Just as the Barlow Health Department scandal in Queensland was the final blow to the Bligh Government, the astonishing decision announced today allowing sections of the mining industry to regularly fly in thousands of foreign workers on temporary work permits, will be the final kiss of death to the beleaguered Gillard Government regardless of how effective a negotiator or legislator the Prime Minister may be.