The Green-ants said “You can’t burn coal” – so we sent our coal to China. Then our factories and our smelters closed and followed the coal to China.

The Green-ants said “You can’t eat beef” – so we sent our beef to China. Then burger chains and canneries closed and followed the beef to China.

The Green-ants said “Protect the trees” – so our grasslands went to weeds. Then China’s wool cheques disappeared and graziers went on welfare.

The Green-ants said “Don’t mention nukes” – so we shipped those fuels to China. Then Chinese power costs fell while ours just kept on soaring.

The Green-ants said “You can’t frack gas” – so we sent our drills to China. Then geologists and engineers were fired and followed the rigs to China.

Then blackouts came and jobs got scarce, so our kids chased jobs in China.

Today we import what we need and our cash is shipped to China.

And now we sit in flickering light, dreaming of times when factories and smelters flourished, work was honoured, explorers and builders were heroes, miners and farmers paid the nation’s bills, electricity was cheap and reliable, and to produce things was no crime.

It’s time we sent all of our Green-ants to China – there should be lots of work for them there.

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Many years ago , i think at least thirty , i was watching an interview on the box with a Chinese guy,He said that he could not understand why the west wanted China to become a heavily industrialised society, because with their low wage structure and centralist gov, it would destroy many industries in the western economies, and so it has come to pass, It was western money and ideas that have transformed China, the same could be said of much of Asia, . Big business searching for cheap labour have moved their production to low wage countries, en mass,With… Read more »

rickeng
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rickeng

How can it be that we have shipped all our industries off to China, but we are flooded with Chinese looking for work ?

bollux
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bollux

John Button was the architect of this disaster, under Hawke and Labor, and people still think they are heroes. Australia is governed by traitors who answer to the communist U.N.

Carlos
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Carlos

Well put Viv, let us hope it will be reversed.

matthias47
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matthias47

I used to wonder why anyone with a brain voted for or joined the Greens,,,, then I realised,,,they don’t.

aggie
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aggie

The Green Ant is a White Ant.
Chewing the guts out of our Country, slowly destroying it, but in Full View.

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CSB

I was a boy in the fifties and a working man in the sixties . With a population of 10 -12 million (2 mill in Sydney) Australia was booming. We made everything from cars to record players very successfully, most of it with only one wage earner. Two things have gone wrong. Cheap imported goods have become plentiful, and people have become so ill informed that they buy them, sending their Childrens jobs, maybe even their own, to sweatshops overseas. Prosperous local manufacturing and food production are absolutely essential for a healthy economy, not perpetual growth. And people should learn… Read more »

paisley
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paisley

Where do green voters put their preferences,yes Labor, all they are, is a further left leaning part of Labor, and the Labor party apply their policies. In addition the commies in Australia are part of the Green party, therefore you will never see a green preference flow to the Liberals.

Minkers
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Minkers

Oh! So right, Viv. The ruination of our once great country.

manfromOZ
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manfromOZ

The Greens have no idea of economics, but Labor need their preferences to win the election.

manfromOZ
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manfromOZ

Prime minister Hun Sen was appointed by Communist Vietnam 32 years ago after they kicked out the Khmer Rouge, his family is said to now be worth at least 200 million and possibly as much as 4 billion US dollars. The popular opposition leader Kem Sokha was locked up last year for conspiring to topple the government. That was based on a comment he made in Melbourne that the US had offered advisers to help him overthrow the government…..He could spend 30 years in jail ! ….And they call themselves a democracy !…beautiful people, beautiful country such a shame their… Read more »

Pepperpete
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Pepperpete

Send them to hell.

alio
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alio

Forget Greek tragedy, that normally is about a single individual, the Australian one is worse.

It’s about the needless and self-inflicted death of an entire country.

Neenee
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Neenee

Green’s never been in government? Then what the hell was this about?
https://www.themonthly.com.au/blog-gillards-agreements-mungo-maccallum-7339

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

@screwedtenancy
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@screwedtenancy

Communist propaganda and objectives more and more located in the front room BK.

1rdoval@gmail.com
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1rdoval@gmail.com

The Green Party has never been in government, as you say, Billy. However there are a number of small ‘g’ greens that have infiltrated the major parties.

Bandyboy
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Bandyboy

The green ants are where they are (annoying most sane people) by being a minority who has perfected the “squeaking wheel syndrome” – some how we need to lubricate (Or liquidate) the impact of a minority dominating the media with flim flam actions!

HappyExpat
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HappyExpat

Priorities ???
Leading article this morning on MSN News is an interview with the mother of Osama bin Laden holding him up as a hero and martyr. Fact is he is an arse hole that only a mother could love.
After all this time they choose now to resurrect him as somebody of interest when most people of the WESTERN WORLD would spit on his memory. No doubt in my mind about the hidden agenda of MSN.

HappyExpat
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HappyExpat

Shadow you are right. Best tactic is to just ignore these grubs. The free press that they get is worth millions if they had to pay for it. If you doubt that just look at the hooha on the ABC WEB site today about SHY issuing a writ against David Leyonhjelm. A minor personal issue that has collected $60,000 in crowd funding all thanks to free publicity of this outrageous idiot masquerading as a senator.

vecchio
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vecchio

BB Bloody hell, I hope they never get there!

oldskankhidinginTheShadow
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oldskankhidinginTheShadow

Too much attention is given to minority extremeist perspectives.
The Greens are one such blight on our lives.

oldskankhidinginTheShadow
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oldskankhidinginTheShadow

It is now time to comprehensively spray every green ant and eradicate them from our lives.