I’m going to make a plea for people to put the Greens last.
I know people who vote Green are often well intentioned, but you don’t know how you are empowering destructive, clueless fools.
Fishing, mining, agriculture, forestry have all been adversely impacted by their influence or policies.
There has been marginal environmental outcomes and mass unemployment. They are killing regional areas.
The fishing zones proposed by Burke under their direction, will kill off coastal towns in NSW, QLD and WA. It will even impact on the Sydney and Melbourne fish markets.
The Murray Darling Basin plan was simply a spiteful plan to end agriculture by the Greens and a thumbing of the nose to farmers who usually vote Nationals.
There was a reason why at Griffith, the plan was burned in large pyres when Burke turned up to speak.It was based on lies. Water allocations could be cut by huge proportions and only a few hundred jobs would be lost overall, despite the region being our breadbasket and the high inter-industry multiplier of the agricultural industry.
This doesn’t even consider the carbon tax yet. Not only have agricultural and mining industries been battered, manufacturing is being killed off by Green policy.
Australia has masses of what were sustainable native timber industries. Baradine, NSW, used to have a white cypress logging industry. This is a highly valued timber, yet surprise surprise, the resource gets locked up and the nearby towns (Walgett etc) turn to rack and ruin. What do you think is going to happen to Bermagui, NSW or along the coast of QLD if Burke’s fishing zones become law? You can’t rely on the mining boom anymore since Rudd, Gillard, Swan and Brown & Milne have done their best to reduce our coal exporting capacity. Brisbane makes up 25% of the commercial fishers, so it would destroy employment all the way past Cairns.
The value of the catch increases (per boat as well) as you go north, and supports remote Aboriginal communities.
So much for the Greens giving a hoot about indigenous issues! Let’s examine the wilful destruction of the northern cattle industry. That big idiot Ludwig ruined an industry at the snap of his fingers to garner Greens support, based on faked evidence. How many Aboriginal young men did they put out of work by that? The Greens laud themselves as being for opportunity of minorities!
It is of course a sick joke.
At least two more dams could be built as part of the Snowy Mountains Scheme – Murray Gorge and Devil’s Grip Gorge (both on the River Murray). Apart from supplying clean, green energy forever, and the environmental issues being manageable (fish ladders), good luck getting that up now. It could support a new town of perhaps of up to a thousand people and not only produce power for the national grid, reduce infrastructure congestion in the capital cities, as academics and office workers (engineers and the like) move to a regional area. The Greens would oppose such a plan.
Yet we are punitively taxed for using legal sources of fuel. The carbon tax helped contribute to the closure of Australian oil refineries, as the cost of cracking and refining got too high. Also, we are being forced into ugly, sinfully designed blocks and homes, because of the “downsides” to urban sprawl. Sydney can’t expand – of course it can’t like Harry Trugiboff said, half of Sydney is or is surrounded by national parks.
The Greens want to treat you like a lab rat to satisfy their own desires and salve their own twisted consciences.
The Greens are operating a racket to bleed dry those operators they have not outlawed.
We are all suffering, in cities, on farms and in the resources sectors, particularly regional small towns that the NSW Government is looking to amalgamate, because they are financially struggling.
We know who is responsible for their decline, and who would want much more of this. The vision of the Greens is ever expanding bureaucracies paying unsustainably high wages, funded by a pummelled private sector, consisting of an ever shrinking agricultural and natural resources industry base, but enforcing on society, ever expanding taxes and rules.
If you don’t have an opinion, at least speak to some people in these industries or come through some of these towns to form an opinion.
I urge you strongly to please put the Greens dead last on your ballot in this election.