THE LABOUR BRAND
In Australia, the party that is owned by the unions is called the
"Labour Party". It is union worker's money that supports the
party. It is union chiefs who select the people who will be
representatives. It is union worker's money that pays for the
And their reward is regulation and legislation and "jobs for the
boys". There is a huge expenditure of taxpayer's money on public
infrastructure "projects" that employ lots of union members at
exorbitant wages. In the last six years it has committed to
around $120 billion of building infrastructure funding over and above
recurrent government expenditure. (on the NBN, BER, Batts to name
It makes me sick. That small group of union organizers is
enriching themselves enormously at the expense of us all. Even if
the opposition gets back at the next election, it will take decades to
take back that wealth inequality that they engineered to justify their
organizer fees. That is because wages to the favoured unions are
"sticky". Once granted, they cannot be reduced.
The only solutions that occur to me would be to legislate open
unions. And of course mechanize the union workforce out of a
job. Like is happening to the ore train drivers in WA.
As for the continual attacks on corporate profits, that is another
issue. Those profits are what pays retired people their
superannuation. Perhaps the habit of appointing ex union bosses
as directors of superannuation companies will rebound. Sooner or
later the workers who own those funds will realize that those funds are
really theirs. They will realize the narrative that their
employer corporations are contributing those funds is a really a
We really need recall elections. So that we can sack these
criminals before they further damage our nation. It would be nice
if we could put them on trial.
Since I wrote the above post Toyota has sacked hundreds of workers, a
car parts manufacturer has gone bankrupt, also sacking hundreds of
workers, and in the news tonight, a NSW transport has gone bust, and
more hundreds of jobs are gone.
And there is a forecast that "Fair Work" application to Australian
coastal shipping will lose lots more jobs as refineries in Sydney and
I am quite certain that union bosses will be saying that the "fair
work" legislation is not responsible.
Tonight I was asked to do a telephone survey. I was told it was
requested by "Fair Work". Since I am not in paid employment, they
did not want my opinion. I can understand why.
was recently asked to deny that regulatory
capture was occurring in
the UK as payment for a favourable press. He said he had never
asked any UK PMs for anything.
Well duh. He
Australia we do not have recall elections.
Maybe its just the media, but when even the perennial labour supporter
the ABC is negative about Labour, even the most "dyed in the wool"
blues have gotta wonder. Julia Gillard (the Labour = blue party)
has a majority made up of two independents (who were previously
conservatives, and who come from conservative electorates) and a
disavowed Liberal and an ex union boss who is suspected of using union
funds to pay for whores,
We the people of Australia cannot do anything for another 18 months.
The last time I heard of this happening in world history was with the
Nazi party under Hitler just before WWII. Hitler had about 48% of
the Reichstag circa 1933. I understand he simply had the
communist members arrested as traitors, result? The Nazis now had
52% of the votes.
As a matter of urgency, we need a constitutional amendment that allows
us to stop this travesty. The simplest amendment would be a
Of course politicians of all flavours would object. They would
never permit curtailment of their powers.
We need non-politicians to intervene. Like Gina Rhinehart and