Originally posted by Cthulwho
Also, Melbourne_Miltia for the past 30 years it's been becoming obvious that manufacturing and some trade positions have been drying up. This is
because we cannot compete with cheap labour from asian countries. This doesn't mean that unemployment has been increasing rather the labour force
has shifted. Look at the numerous jobs that have been created in the computer industry for example.
Sorry mate, you are dead wrong on this one. How the hell could trade positions have been drying up over the past 30 years? There have been a couple
housing booms in that time and there has always been the need for tradesmen. The reason the trade position have dried up in the last ten years was
because of the Liberal parties policies of closing technical colledges that offered students the opportunity to get into a trade at an earlier age.
But getting rid of these colledges the government has in effect wiped out a generation of possible tradesmen, thus increasing demand for a tradesman
and them putting their prices up.
You mentioning of the Australian economy overheating due to the resources boom is correct, but where I would beg to differ with you is here - the
natural resources sector is and has been taking off like a rocket, employing many workers on good money in Western Australia, thus increasing housing
demand and prices over there. That is totaly understandable.
What doesnt make sense is that although the states with the large natural resource mining operation are doing very well indeed, the states on the east
and south east of the country are not doing as well, due mainly to the drought.
What the government is doing that is wrong is using the spending and income generated in those mining areas to justify the entire economy as doing
very good and "overheating", which is the perfect excuse to raise interest rates. It is NOT, and I repeat NOT cause by the average person spending
too much when they go shopping. This is where the government is rolling us!
Using the mining sector as the excuse for an overheated economy, thus justifying raising interest rates that are hurting alot more than they ever have
before. Did you know that there are many more "mortgagee sales/auctions" nowadays than there ever was at the height of the recession in 1991 ?
How can Johhny Howard go on television and lie to the Australian People and say that we are all doing so well when it is not true at all. Why doesnt
he tell the truth and say we are kickin arse in the mining industry and making alot of money, but unfortunately for you, Im going ro use this as an
excuse to raise rates and get more money of you people, as well as the "tax upon tax" that the petrol costs bring in to me.
This government is not and has not ever been for the people and for the benefit of the people ever. This government is only interested in making money
for themselves and the corporations and the American Ideals of Governance are clearly rubbing off here aswell.