NSW, don’t be fooled!
When QLD went to the polls, in January, the expectation was that although Newman would be gone, the LNP would retain enough seats to form government.
That expectation was based on the polls, the deep dislike that the voters had for Newman and his arrogant, dishonest, authoritarian, elitist and arguably corrupt leadership style, and the massive majority that the LNP won at the previous election.
There was also a fair amount of wishful thinking, on the part of the Murdoch Press, as their misleading and downright dishonest approach to reporting, along with their blatant political bias, once more raised its ugly head.
Make no mistake, the QLD election was not only a a major slap in the face to the LNP both state and federally, but in some respects an even bigger hit to Murdoch, and his ability to manipulate the masses for the sake of determining the outcomes of a supposedly “Democratic” election:
In a state where he runs the only game in town (so to speak ❓ ), the result signalled the beginning of the end of his influence, which is, in essence, his power base. 😯
Now in NSW, we have a slightly different scenario in as far as the power base is shared between Murdoch’s LTD News, and the similarly biased, UnFair-fax media.
What this means for NSW is that there will be an overabundance of news print dedicated to Eddie Obeid, with an emphasis on Labor and union corruption. Sadly what you most likely won’t hear is that the ratio of corruption is around 3+ -1 in favour of the LNP, for the same ICAC enquiry, with more LNP’ers likely to be caught up in it, before it’s completed! 😯
The reality is that there’s little difference between Baird and Newman, other than Baird has a more appealing smile, and a less abrasive leadership style, but their policies are almost identical.
The most glaringly obvious example is the selling off of assets, where they tell us that competition will bring down prices, and we’ll all be sooooo much better off. 😉 And that pack of lies alone should be enough to facilitate a result similar to that in QLD,
Here’s an excerpt from John Quiggin’s report “Electricity privatisation in Australia… A record of failure!”
After twenty years, it is evident to everyone that the electricity reform program that began in the early 1990s has not delivered the promised outcomes. Privatisation, corporatisation and the creation of electricity markets were supposed to give consumers lower prices and more choice, to promote efficiency and reliability in the electricity network, and to drive better investment decisions for new generation and improved transmission and distribution networks.
07 None of these promises have been delivered. Prices have risen dramatically. ‘Consumer choice’ has meant the removal of the secure low-cost supply consumers previously enjoyed, and its replacement with a bewildering array of offers, all at costs inflated by the huge expansion in marketing and managerial costs. Investment policies first ran down capacity inherited from the statutory authority system, then replaced it at massively higher costs. In the face of this record of failure, the response of reformers has been to claim that the only option is to push on with yet more privatisation. As has been shown in this report, this argument is baseless. Privatisation has produced no benefits to consumers, but has resulted in large fiscal losses to the public. It is time to admit that the reform process, as a whole, has been a failure, and that a return to a more centralised system, with public ownership of critical infrastructure, is the only sensible response.
The full report can be read here:
There’s also what’s shaping up as Baird’s own version of Newman’s “Galilee Basin” expansion, and the promised, tax payer funded rail project to facilitate bigger and better profits for the Indian owned company ‘Adani’, except that with Baird it’s Rio Tinto, and the relocating of the village of Bulga, for the sake of Rio Tinto’s controversial Mount Thorley-Warkworth mine extension.
These are but two of many examples, of why NSW should follow Victoria and QLD’s lead in ridding our great country of the scourge that is this current iteration of right wing nut-jobbery.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that privatisation is about anything other than corporate greed, political ideology, and LNP self interest.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that Baird is any better than Newman, they’re both turds, it’s just that Baird has been rolled in glitter.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that Baird will do anything other than capitulate to the right wing nut-jobbery of the federal Abbott LNP.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that policies that were so roundly rejected, by what’s seen as a usually parochial QLD electorate, will be the right ones for NSW.
Don’t be fooled by the media lies and spin.
Put the LNP where they put you, your families and your futures… LAST!
NSW, don’t be fooled!