Last week, Senator Scott Ludlum made a great speech in the Senate – it was from the heart, went viral and said what so many of us think but don’t have the opportunity to voice to a larger audience.
You can read about it here.
The best bits?
“You can take your heartless racist exploitation of people’s fears and ram it as far from Western Australia as your taxpayer funded travel entitlements can take you”.
“Every time you refer to us as the ‘mining state’ as though the western third of our ancient continent is just Gina Rinehart’s inheritance to be chopped, benched and blasted, you are reading us wrong.”
And I love his reference to Environment Minister, Greg Hunt, being left to play solitaire for the next 3 years – looking after Australia’s environment wouldn’t appear to be in their Top 100 priorities. In fact Tony Abbott said last week that “loggers are the ultimate conservationists”. while declaring that he wants to strip World Heritage status from 72,000 hectares of Tasmanian forest.
When he was elected, Abbott stated that this country was now “open for business”. What he appears to have meant is that from now on big business will run this country.