Analysis: a game of double bluff, or an accident waiting to happen?

Who’s bluffing? Mining and oil companies claiming that Australia is becoming too costly and difficult for major new projects, or the Australian Government which says it’s a global problem.


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Well done, creation of the bludgers paradise in the south east corner while ensuring that WA, Queensland and the NT do not get a fair crack at Growth. Impressive effort.

Tim, since the "government" has so little experience in being accountable for productive enterprise (tell me who on the benches of parliament could claim any?), they would have no understanding of the time lag between a good investment idea / opportunity, committing large sums of capital, and implementing the plan. So how do they have any credibility in saying / implying that "...because investment in new projects is continuing at a rapid pace", they shouldn't act? It's clear to all but the sleezy political class (who buy votes by encouraging dependence mentality in their constituents, or by favouring those who help their election campaigns) & the moochers (lobbyists, bureaucrats et al, who also curry special favours from the govt.), that their strategy of 'gouging' the "rich" to re-distribute to the "poor" is substantially flawed, as Greece's/Europe's deplorable state of being testifies. When will common sense prevail?? ...certainly not under this rabid ragtag mob of socialist/communist/statist Keysenian morons. Regards Keith Barridge

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