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PM picks her battle: election focus on jobs

There are 7 comments on the Sydney Morning Herald story from Jul 15, 2012, titled PM picks her battle: election focus on jobs. In it, Sydney Morning Herald reports that:

JULIA GILLARD has pushed industrial relations to the forefront as she seeks to define the next election as being about jobs, the economy and the workplace, and not just the carbon tax.

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Since: Jul 12

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#1 Jul 15, 2012
There will be less jobs in the future as the Consumer Economy built in the last few decades of the 20th Century is continuing it's slow but sure death. To try and resuscitate a body inevitably doomed to die will end in failure and loss of more precious resources and time.

The Consumer Society is gone, time to build a better Society to replace it. This is where our efforts need to be directed, not trying to maintain the redundant and unnecessary jobs that where based on over consumption and excess for the last fifty years.
Anonymous

Beaumaris, Australia

#2 Jul 15, 2012
Australian Republic wrote:
There will be less jobs in the future as the Consumer Economy built in the last few decades of the 20th Century is continuing it's slow but sure death. To try and resuscitate a body inevitably doomed to die will end in failure and loss of more precious resources and time.
The Consumer Society is gone, time to build a better Society to replace it. This is where our efforts need to be directed, not trying to maintain the redundant and unnecessary jobs that where based on over consumption and excess for the last fifty years.
So what do you suggest? Marxist society? Communism?
Cattle-Rusler

Brisbane, Australia

#3 Jul 15, 2012
Australian Republic wrote:
There will be less jobs in the future as the Consumer Economy built in the last few decades of the 20th Century is continuing it's slow but sure death. To try and resuscitate a body inevitably doomed to die will end in failure and loss of more precious resources and time.
The Consumer Society is gone, time to build a better Society to replace it. This is where our efforts need to be directed, not trying to maintain the redundant and unnecessary jobs that where based on over consumption and excess for the last fifty years.
Hey mate you on drugs. Ya just speeled out a load of crap. The only thing I can see from your crap talk your a commo. Whose gonna pay the taxes boof head if no ones got a job. If it wasn't for WA and Qld mining boom ,and the royalties the State Gov get this country would be on its knees. You can thank BHP,RIO, TWIGGY FORREST, XTRATA, and Gina RHINEHART for the Mining Boon NOT THESE LABOR GRUBS who now want the mining Tax to rip out more money from the miners.
Foo

New Farm, Australia

#4 Jul 15, 2012
Australian Republic wrote:
There will be less jobs in the future as the Consumer Economy built in the last few decades of the 20th Century is continuing it's slow but sure death. To try and resuscitate a body inevitably doomed to die will end in failure and loss of more precious resources and time.
The Consumer Society is gone, time to build a better Society to replace it. This is where our efforts need to be directed, not trying to maintain the redundant and unnecessary jobs that where based on over consumption and excess for the last fifty years.
Well thought out post AR ...and I couldn't agree more !...retail is on life support....If Aus consumers fully realised the benefits of buying Australian made and grown,instead of all the cheap substandard imports ,it would be an economic game changer. The sales will still mostly be online ,but a lot of small Aussie manufacturers are adapting to that...I think more corners stores around the nieghbourhood should become viable soon as well .The fresh produce from your local Farmers Market is as good as it gets...NO GM FOODS !!!....theres usually a Farmers Market at a nearby school every Saturday...far better than the corporate run Coles/Woolworths crap....we really need take shopping back 40 yrs ,before all this mega-mall shit began, it's not needed at all.
Anonymous

Beaumaris, Australia

#5 Jul 15, 2012
I get the feeling Fairfax are having a lend of us. Who thinks Juliar has a good record n creating jobs or the economy? Labors campaign will be 100% attacks & smears. What else do they have? There are dozens of Labor politicians who don't want to Juliar to campaign with them at the next election. Even recently Swann did not want Juliar campaigning in his electorate.

Juliar & Bligh blew the opportunity to create tens of thousands of jobs rebuilding Queensland infrastructure after the floods & cyclone. Instead She concentrates on these phantom green jobs that at best are several years away. And how do you create "green power" without any idea of how to maintaining a base load or how to exit from coal generated power. And how do we become a world leader in anything if the government doesn't create the educational places for skilled workers to be trained? The number of trade places is actually falling. No wonder we have to import workers.

Time to end the yap. Both sides. And time to rebuild our nation to the greatness it should be.

Since: Jul 12

United States

#6 Jul 16, 2012
nonanom wrote:
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So what do you suggest? Marxist society? Communism?
Marxism, Communism, Socialism. All these are words being used these days to scare off those who are beginning to figure out that our only solution is to work together. And that working together means going totally against the greed and consumerism of the 21st century. It means that all of us who see the enormous inequality and abuse of power in our societies need to use our power as a huge mass of humanity to tell our governments NO. To tell corporations NO. We want something better.
One of the ways that we learn what we want is to know what we donít want. We are seeing a global mess of things we donít wantócollapsing educational, medical, legal, government, ecological systems, not to mention ever-increasing global unemployment. We the people do not want these things that billionaires and politicos have created and are maintaining for their own profit. And we can't expect them to change it. So we, the masses, need to unite together, get rid of what we donít need, share with each other what we can, and create a new consciousness of sharing and cooperation. If you call that Marxism or Communism, so be it.
Anonymous

Ipswich, Australia

#7 Jul 16, 2012
So many mouth change (especially on here) but so few do it. You are the consumer that help put the corporations in control of your life. What have you done to break it? How much have you bought through desire rather than necessity? how many TV's do you own? Cars? Computers? Do you really need all that space in your house or did you desire a large spacious house? When you shop do you go to a chain store? Governments in the end try to please you so you'll vote them back in. So you are to blame. Do you get a welfare payment? Do you expect new roads? More police? Secure electricity source? Money for the arts? 300lt garbage bin collected weekly? This all costs & something has to suffer.

So how about you the masses shutyourmouths & make changes in your life instead of bitching all the time. And then you'll see change - if change is what you really want.

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