IN THE WORDS OF DON DUNSTAN

WE INTERVENE OR WE SINK!

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THE AUSTRALIAN CONSERVATIVES IN POWER PEDDLE THE CARELESS IDEOLOGY FROM THATCHER’S UK OF THE 1970's, WHEREBY THE STATE OWNING AND MAINTAINING SERVICES, INCLUDING HOSPITALS, MEDICARE, ELECTRICITY, TELEVISION ETC MUST BE SOLD OFF TO PRIVATE ENTERPRISE. THE GREATNESS OF THE 1960's WAS THAT MOST GOVERNMENTS TOOK RESPONSIBILITY FOR THOSE THINGS AND CREATED A SOCIAL AGENDA WHICH TREATED THE CITIZENS AS CITIZENS. HOWARD’S CONSERVATIVES ARE COMPLETING AN EPIDEMIC LARGELY STARTED IN AUSTRALIA BY THE ALP, WHICH IS TO TURN EVERYONE FROM BEING A CITIZEN INTO A CLIENT-CUSTOMER. THE MAIN SIDE EFFECT OF THIS DISMANTLING OF GOVERNMENT AS A SERVICE PROVIDER IS THE CREATION OF THE MYTH OF EVERYONE BEING ABLE TO COMPETE FOR SERVICES ON EQUAL FOOTING, IGNORING IT'S RESPONSIBILITY TO INTERVENE WHERE THE INEQUITY OF THE MARKETPLACE KICKS IN. AS REITH SAYS, THESE ARE OLD FASHIONED IDEAS AND EXCLUDE COMPETITION. IT IS HARD TO SEE WHERE PLACING SUCH INDUSTRIES IN THE HANDS OF MULTINATIONAL CONGLOMERATES WHO ARE NOT ACCOUNTABLE TO NATIONAL SURVEILLANCE BODIES IS INCREASING EITHER ACCOUNTABILITY OR COMPETITION, FAR FROM IT.

THE SCAREY MAI

EVER HEARD ABOUT THE MAI ? (MULTILATERAL AGREEMENT ON INVESTMENT.) EVER WORRIED ABOUT HOW IT'S OPEN SLATHER FOR MULTINATIONALS? SOMEHOW THEY DON'T SEEM BOUND BY THE SAME RESTRICTIONS AS EVEN LOCAL COMPANIES? FOR SOMETHING REALLY SCAREY TRY THIS FOR STARTERS. HOW ABOUT AN INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENT WHICH DISSOLVES NATIONAL SOVERIENTY ONCE AND FOR ALL. IT'S ALL OVER BUDDY. DONE. SIGNED. DELIVERED. WE'RE ALL AMERICAN CITIZENS NOW.