Vince Kean, Murwillumbah
One must feel for Christine Holgate, a brilliant businesswoman who only made two mistakes:
Firstly she failed to realise that making a business profitable was a red flag to a government intent on ripping off the public purse to the benefit of their mates.
She had plenty of warning, for example the shemozzle in the Murray Darling where their mates profiteered from the purchase and sale of water at the expense of the river and farmers in the lower reaches of the basin. That profiteering will bring on a disaster for the river and all who depend upon its waters.
If that was not enough, we had the brazen financing of a group of mates at the expense of the Great Barrier Reef. Should we mention when they paid ten times the market price for a block of land at the new Sydney airport (to party donors of course?) Then we have the sports rorts; more taxpayers’ funds used for party purposes, quickly followed by Dutton’s dipping into taxpayers’ funds.
Secondly, Christine made the mistake of standing between party backers and a bucket of easy money created by someone else’s hard work. Like the squatters they are spiritually descended from, they have no conscience, no ability, no loyalty to country, and no honour. They needed Christine gone because she opposed their plans to privatise the plum profitable parts of the enterprise she had built by hard work and business acumen, leaving the unprofitable parts to be financed by the poor taxpayers. I use the term ‘poor’ advisedly because the rich Liberal backers are already dipping into taxpayers’ funds to ensure that they get unwarranted tax relief.
Christine has been treated badly, but she should not feel alone – she has a whole host of companions getting ripped off, but still ready to vote for that nice young man with the pleasant but vacuous smile. Ripe to be fleeced by the next scam, and then the next, and the next, then another, then another, then another.
Easy money, like bullshit, is irresistible to blowflies and they can’t resist coming back, again and again.