Our parliamentary representatives must
respond to community demands to rebuild and support Australian Manufacturing Industry,
which will secure and provide employment for Australians.
The doctrinaires of trade and industry
policies pursued by successive Coalition and Labor Governments for decades
continue to destroy Australian industries, causing dangerously high levels of
In particular, youth unemployment,
resulting in family disintegration, major crime, drug abuse and suicide has
already reached unacceptable proportions.
Elected representatives must change the
disastrous course in which Australia is now heading.
The issues that need to be addressed to
achieve this includes:
must have an INDUSTRY POLICY to re-establish
Australia's manufacturing industries. Without this, there will be no jobs
for our children and no end to foreign debt.
FUTURE for Australia lies in decent wages and a decent standard of
living. To achieve these ends we need high levels of education, skills and
that there is a legitimate place for tariffs and quotas and also recognise
there are many other factors such as government purchasing policy, which
must include... 'BUY AUSTRALIAN'.
for government purchasing must be through-life cost instead of
capital cost. If bureaucrats making purchasing decisions had to justify in
writing why they did not buy the local product, if available, it would
lead to greater local purchases. It could also provide feed back on
problems with local products that could then be addressed. Taxation
benefits should be a major consideration for local purchasing, at both levels of (State/Federal) Government and local Authorities (Regional Councils).
'LEVEL PLAYING FIELD' is flat earth policy associated with the
failed doctrine of 'Regional Economics'. International trade is best
achieved through bilateral agreements. All trade agreements must place
Australia's interests as paramount.
such as the unfair dismissal laws should be scrapped and all bureaucratic
and political impedient to industry removed.
a minimum wage, which would not countenance the introduction of American
style labour market deregulation.
the National Competition Policy (NCP) legislation!