Posted by: Grant | September 2, 2010

Now Look What We’ve Done!

Why don’t we just fund another election campaign out of the public purse and try to restore the precious 2-party system before anymore damage is done.
 
THE AUSTRALIAN
Shockwave sent through mining heartland after ALP-Greens alliance
Rosanne Barrett and Sallie Don
September 01, 2010 11:31PM
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/shockwave-sent-through-mining-heartland-after-alp-greens-alliance/story-fn59niix-1225913036486
 
" …Mr Robinson said a carbon tax would hurt the resources industry and move companies, and jobs, offshore. "I think that will be quite detrimental to the mining industry, if not in the immediate future, then further down the line," he said. "I don’t think it’s good for anybody.
"I can’t see any good coming of it. They’re taxing everything, even the water – now they’re taxing the air. It’s not going to make any difference."
Mining is a key industry in the north Queensland region, where 8 per cent of workers in the surrounding electorate of Flynn and more than 5 per cent of workers in the neighbouring seat of Dawson are directly employed in the resources sector.
Both electorates fell to the Coalition at the August 21 election, among seven electorates won from Labor across Queensland, plus two seats held by the Liberal National Party despite having become notionally Labor…. "
 
 
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