So he's actually a Chinese agent. Is there no level these ex-politicians won't stoop to?Look at what some sitting politicians have done/did state and federally....
With regards to Keating - he's working for the Chinese government AKA an "investment bank". As reported by the Sydney Morning Herald last year:Do ex PMs or ex politicians need to have a "product disclosure statement?" Or do they, already?
The former prime minister sits on an advisory council to the China Development Bank, a state-owned bank that raises money for large infrastructure projects. Mr Keating declined to comment on Wednesday.
So he's actually a Chinese agent. Is there no level these ex-politicians won't stoop to?
Goes to show people and influence can be bought. Probably been going on for ages, but with the Chinese we seem to be offended by what to them is normally part of the process.If the TV series GoT has any resemblance of historical fact in it, it shows people in high places were being bought centuries ago.
The difference nowadays I suspect, is that those who give a crap and can want to prevent this untoward behaviour are now in the minority???
What's the saying- If you can't beat em, join em.
As unpalatable as that may be, show me a mandate that proves it won't be so........
While the Left are obsessed with Russian interference in Western Elections, we are sleep-walking into the arms of the Chinese Communist Party.Don't often agree with you but you're 100% on the money here; there's been a relentless soft power push for the last ten years but also I'm concerned about the activity of Chinese Intelligence here policing Australians for "correct thinking". Australian citizens should frankly expect the Australian law to be upheld if they're being intimidated or otherwise harassed by foreign intermediaries in this country. Full-stop.
Even the British Conservative Party is Exhibit A by rolling out the welcome mat to Huawei last week, potentially destroying the 5 eyes alliance between the UK, USA, Australia, Canada and New Zealand...
Before long we'll have extradition agreements with the Chinese, as Hong Kong are about to do.
Goes to show people and influence can be bought. Probably been going on for ages, but with the Chinese we seem to be offended by what to them is normally part of the process.Yeah so that's a cultural difference isn't it. They're also not told about the Great Leap Forward, the Cultural Revolution and Tienanmen Square.
Difference between having Lil'Johnny, Tones, MT and ScoMo on the same stage and Keating, Hwake, Rudd and Gillard on the same stage is that at least the later all bat for the same team.I'm looking forward to seeing John, Tony, Malcolm and Scott on the same stage...There would be a rip in the space/time continuum and the universe would implode. Then again I did notice Rudd and Gillard on the same stage the other day and that didn't happen...
It all boils down to one thing, money.It just reinforces the old adage in business, you never put all your eggs in one basket, no matter how attractive it may appear at the time. It's a recipe for ultimate catastrophe when relationships sour. Wiser heads foster a broader international trade relationship. Our national security should outweigh all other considerations, even at the risk of an economic deficit. Those who sell their souls for economic gain will ultimately suffer the consequences of a loss of sovereign freedom.
As a nation we have to choose between the nation that feeds us, and the nation that defends us.
There WILL be trouble on the high seas. There will likely be a flashpoint between the major powers and we will need to choose wisely.
At this point, there will be many of us out of work, and the only work available will be in our defence forces...
Starting to think now the United Australia Party is starting to get some traction in the election. $50m in media advertising and still going.Anyone that votes for that grub Palmer is intellectually impaired. Regrettably, there are no doubt many who will, not that it's going to have a significant impact in the scheme of things.
Yes I agree, whether it's contrived or not. The mere fact that Rudd and Gillard in particular were there together, both of whom were stabbed in the back by Shorten, makes a strong statement. They could have easily and with some justification declined to attend. Hawke wasn't there, no doubt because of ill health, but his presence would have further reinforced the perception of a strong united Labor team. A masterstroke IMO.Difference between having Lil'Johnny, Tones, MT and ScoMo on the same stage and Keating, Hwake, Rudd and Gillard on the same stage is that at least the later all bat for the same team.I'm looking forward to seeing John, Tony, Malcolm and Scott on the same stage...There would be a rip in the space/time continuum and the universe would implode. Then again I did notice Rudd and Gillard on the same stage the other day and that didn't happen...
The focus must shift to buying Australian made. Only then could the brick companies or steel companies etc stay in business and keep Australians employed.Not everywhere in Australia has the resources to manufacture bricks. Bricks are imported because Australian docks and shipping are so expensive that it's cheaper to make offshore and ship to Australia, passing through our ports once, than to make in Australia and ship between locales using our ports twice and expensive shipping.
We gotta keep something up our sleeve. Are we that pathetic? Why buy bricks from anywhere but Australia? It doesn't make sense. I would never use a brick from anywhere but here... If they were to be no longer available, I would go back to stone or corrugated iron.
Why are we buying our trains from Spain?Because they'll be potentially better, and certainly cheaper, and likely quicker to arrive.
Why do we as voters put up with mediocre politicians?Because invariably we have no choice, we get the politicians we are given.