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Just pass a law that any volume seller car midel (say over 5,000 units per year) has to assemble here in OZ. The production lines could stay open and we'd save a LOT of jobs. The factories that are around now could become multiple make lines, assembling several brands in one place. It's how it was done in NZ in the 1970s
originally posted by: SanCheck
Abbott for all his faults actually stood up to the BS climate changers/warmists - we have to ensure Turnball doesn't sink us into Agenda 21/Agenda 2030/UN One World Govt nightmare that the rest of the world are flying headlong into!
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was dramatically booted from office on Monday after a putsch within his ruling Liberal Party. A leadership vote led to the controversial Abbott being replaced by rival Malcolm Turnbull. The new premier will serve out the coalition government's remaining term before parliamentary elections are held next year.
Turnbull and Abbott have clashed in the past, most conspicuously on the subject of climate change. Abbott is one of the Western world's leading climate-change skeptics and has repeatedly insisted that it's not worth imposing "substantial costs" on the economy with measures aimed at curbing emissions. In 2009, Turnbull, a backbencher in Abbott's party, described Abbott's climate policies as "bullsh*t." Now, though, Turnbull is towing the party line, at least until elections.
Abbott won global notoriety for his intransigence on the matter. He was not alone, though. For years, he had a kindred spirit: Canada's Stephen Harper, another conservative prime minister from the Commonwealth.
Under Harper's watch, Canada has turned into a de facto petro-state — a transformation that reflects Ottawa's apparent lack of seriousness in enacting meaningful climate-change policy. Australia and Canada earned the lowest rank among industrialized nations in the 2014 Climate Change Performance Index, compiled by various European nongovernmental organizations.
originally posted by: Thecakeisalie
a reply to: lifecitizen
Goodbye Tony, don't let the door hit you on the ass on the way out.
One clown down, another to go.
originally posted by: Ancient Champion
So you all are happy because they're kicking one corrupt politician out and will bring in another one?
Yes such a happy day.