Today, the population of the ACT is approximately 420,000 persons. The working age population, aged 20 to 65, is approximately 260,000. The number of people employed in is approximately 235,000. Almost one in two people working in the ACT work for the government with the number of public sector employees approximately 103,000. Most likely, a significant proportion of the rest work for organisations supplying or advising government.
While the national unemployment rate as at October 2020 was 7.0%, it was a meagre 3.9% in the ACT. Notable is that the national 7.0% is artificially suppressed by government programs such as JobKeeper and bankruptcy law changes, and is only likely to increase in the near term. The ACT rate, on the other hand, is not likely to increase.
Average weekly earnings across Australia are $1,713 yet the average weekly earnings in the ACT are $1,861, the highest average across all Australian states and territories. Greater than NSW ($1,749). Greater than Victoria ($1,709).
If there was actual production in the ACT, this might be a case study to promote the socialisation of the means of production.
They speak of diversity but do not live it. Yes. Perhaps they have some diversity of skin colour, genital plumbing and gender pronouns, but very limited evidence of cognitive diversity.
If Australia is to survive and prosper, we need to close down Canberra. Just shut it down and send the departments and public servants to the four winds. Let the buildings remain empty as a monument to remind us of the costly errors made. As Oliver Wendell Holmes presciently wrote, three generations of imbeciles is enough.
Read for yourself ….