If you want the confidence of most Australians you need to explain honestly why it is good that your Liberal policies attack public services, wage rates, working conditions, welfare and free access to high quality education for all.
Since Australian politicians starting taking us down the privatisation path all I have seen is a deterioration in overall standard of living, lower wages, longer working hours, poor job security, more costly charges for energy, deteriorating regional roads, etc. Work places have become lean, mean and dominated by steely-eyed sociopaths dedicated to extracting more work out of fewer and fewer people for less and less pay.
If Malcolm’s policies are given full reign our welfare systems will disappear and quality medical treatment will be the exclusive right of the wealthy minority. Just like USA. Don’t get sick if you don’t have health insurance.
Malcolm represents the interests of the wealthy and faces an enormous task in explaining to the average Australian why concentrating wealth in the hands of the few is good for us.
We hear much about jobs, jobs, jobs. But we don’t hear anything about maintaining wage rates or working conditions or standard of living. That will be Bill Shorten’s challenge if he wants the average Australian behind him.
Joe Monks, The Gap