The sacking of Australian Labor Party Prime Minister Edward Gough Whitlam on 11 November 1975 by Governor-General Sir John Kerr is for good reason regarded by many Australian patriots as the death-knell for the nation’s pretensions to democracy…
Australia needs to think big if we are to build our way out of the current economic depression. There is no bigger idea than Project Iron Boomerang, a plan to connect northern Queensland’s coalfields to northern Western Australia’s iron ore reserves with a railway that transports the minerals both ways, supplying steel mills at both ends. This project would fully capitalise on Australia’s abundant iron ore and metallurgical coal reserves, and could be the cornerstone of the infrastructure development program Australia needs to engineer an economic recovery.
“People want vision and hope. They want a plan. China’s got a plan—Belt and Road—where’s ours? Where’s our nation-building plan? Not these bits and pieces of half-funded or 10 per cent-funded flag-waving political stuff.”—Shane Condon
The government is preparing to introduce legislation in the last week of November to fulfill the recommendations of the RBA Review, according to Treasurer Jim Chalmers (box).
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is once again earning his reputation as “Each-Way Albo” with his vacillating response to Israel’s atrocities against the Palestinian people in Gaza.