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The state election in March last year saved Tasmania from becoming an Aussie
version of the Amish. They came within a whisker of existing without any
meaningful business and were just about forced to re-invent the horse and cart.
A 12.2 per cent swing to the Liberals meant they had the first pro-business
state government in years.
With the Greens sharing power, it’s Earth Hour all year round if you want to
run a business. Tasmania suffered years of neglect under a Labor/Green state
goverment, and the result was loss of jobs, loss of industry, loss of standards
and loss of wealth.
The Greens would like to see them scavenging for seeds and berries to eat, and
trading possum pelts for a living, as long as the possums had died of natural
causes first. The Federal Government should have come down hard and ruled that
if the state doesn’t produce anything or earn any money, there will be no
welfare available. As it stands, Tasmania has the highest number of illiterates
in the country and the highest per capita of people living off a government
Tasmania is rich in minerals, it has great natural resources including
fisheries and farming and tourism. It is nearly the size of England with a
population of 500,000. There are 23 local councils who all fight with each
other and are dominated by the Greens. It’s almost impossible to run a
business. The Greens simply bring in overseas “experts” or apply to some
international body to stifle any development.
The trashing of the Triabunna pulp mill and its associated port on Tassie’s
east coast offers an insight into the looney Green’s tactics. The mill was
purchased from Gunns in 2011 by the Wilderness Society. A Tasmanian
parliamentary inquiry found the mill to be a viable business and said the purchasers
had a contractual obligation to keep it running. Wilderness Society boss Alec
Marr and his cronies went in and wrecked the joint.
A group of businessmen wanted to develop a tourism venture by running a cable
car from the top of Mt Wellington down to Hobart and then join up with an
overhead tramway that would travel around the Hobart waterfront. The tramway
was to be purchased secondhand from Sydney. It would have created building jobs
and permanent employment. NO! said the Greens.
It’s not only in Tasmania. The Greens are out to stop all 21st century
development. Christine Milne’s solution for second airport in NSW, take a
train. In Victoria, scrap the East/West Link and take a train. The same people
who have prospered due to human progress now want to prohibit that from the
next generation. The loopy Greens are the ‘Taliban’ of the Australian economy.
The Green voter doesn’t have the intellectual capability to understand the
gravity of their policies, but is more worried about gaining favour among their
urban social peers because it’s cool to vote Green. The Universities are the
problem, not the solution. Almost all Leftist policies emanate from radical
university lecturers. Christopher Pyne should be spending his time trying to
eradicate this cancer from the teaching/lecturing mob.
The demographics are that a lot of them will have a university degree, where
the ability to think and reason should be highly developed. However, there are
very few of them who understand the basics of maths and economics.
Tasmanians have learnt a very painful lesson and it is doubtful they will ever
hold the Greens party in the esteem they once did. Unfortunately, the inner
city elite on the mainland have yet to learn that painful lesson, but
eventually they will be forced to acknowledge that the socialist nirvana
promised by the Greens is nothing more than a mad dreamscape.
Tasmania would like to develop a new and unique export industry – shipping off
the loopy Greens to their spiritual home in North Korea.