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Byron Shire
March 4, 2021

Thus Spake Mungo #117 No joy in Joyce

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Hmmm, Why do we need CEO”s from other countries to run our local business’s ? Alan Joyce is from Ireland, what gives him qualifications to run our flag carrier airline? The answer: nothing, he was just crawling around the right place at the right time & so snagged himself a lucrative position. The same with that other ‘mole’ of commerce ‘Ziggy Switkowski’ who took an axe to Telstra about 20 years ago, initially sacked god knows how many & then had to hire 3/4 of them back again to keep operations running (a real brain). Joyce’s most recent performance is quite appalling he should be the first retrenchment in Qantas………………………

  2. Joyce started his airline career at Ryan Air, I am lead to believe, not a good start if is true!!

    Why do we have these slash and burn, Friedrich von Hayek disciples and all their “trickle own” and “supply side” right wing idiocy, which is only code for protection of big business, everywhere in the LNP as well. Abbott, Hockey, Abetz, and all the rest of them apart from maybe Turnbull, are part of this right wing nut job grouping. Reagan, Thatcher, Bush 1 & 2, plus the United States Republican party now are pretty much all of this type, as it has not worked in The US, UK, or anywhere else it has been tried.

    The end result is thousand unemployed, ala Joyce and Qantas, Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton, the list goes on, where it is like a badge of honour to have mugged the workers, joined the ratbag loony Government cheer squad, and be the modern equivalent of the “Brown Shirts”, all Goose Stepping in unison, while playing the game and lying through their collective teeth.

    I believe there only should be a balance, unfortunately these crazies are operating some form of economics equivalent of a Frankenstein creation for global and national economic and financial markets. What is frightening is that they fervently believe it is a correct position, like some economics fundamentalists. When are the population going to wake up to this con job. Sadly if they will vote in Abbott as PM, and can’t see that the general media never question his ridiculous statements and views, then we do not have much hope unfortunately.

    Just observing the changes to the 457 regulations this, under the guise of “Reducing Red Tape”, were employers can now swamp the market with imported employees, to lower wages and save having to hire and train our young people, is frightening. This is free market economics gone mad, and we will all pay for it one way or another, with high youth unemployment and the consequent impacts on their mental health and the social damaged that occurs, due to loss of hope.

    Please understand Joyce is only playing the game, he is being told to do, he is not a free thinker, Qantas will shrink further, it will be offshored more and more.

    This is government and society by a media company, we are being done over by a bunch who are before the courts for hacking the SMS bank of a murdered child, and hopefully the British Courts will decide appropriately.

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