In the last week the morons that rule Oz have reached a new low. Firstly, the minister for the non-environment, Greg Hunt, approved the world’s largest coal mine and coal port on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef. This stupid proposal has the full support of the equally stupidly criminal Queensland state government. The approved development will see a dodgy Indian company with a bad track record implement the construction. 2000 temporary jobs will be created and those jobs will be filled by Indian workers on 457 visas as they will be paid less than Australian workers.
This environmental vandalism will put at risk the Barrier Reef tourist industry that supports 70,000 full time permanent jobs and generates a huge amount of tourist dollars.
Secondly, Immigration officers under the authority of the morons that rule Oz, confiscated the epilepsy medicine of a 3 year old girl, despite the fact that her parents possessed the correct documentation for the medicine. The girl and her parents were under detention for having committed the heinous crime of arriving illegally by boat. The girl’s health has been put at risk and I believe she already has had several seizures.
The morons that rule Oz were only elected because of the media circus about the previous government’s leadership. This media circus was vigorously promoted by the Murdoch press and their cohorts. It is small wonder that the present rulers of Oz wish to promote education only for the elite. If mass education had already gained a significant foothold here those morons would never have been elected. These morons relied on simple and simplistic slogans to appeal to the prejudice and stupidity of millions of voters. Mind you, it would appear that Oz’s current rulers would like to kill off democracy altogether.
They can probably get away with it because the residents of Oz will never perform mass civil disobedience in huge numbers for any length of time – that is, unless the government closed the pubs and all liquor outlets. Then we would see a revolution.