Australia's Future 
     the Steps we MUST TAKE NOW 
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Dated   18th August 2014 

 

To Start

Australia has MASSIVE PROBLEMS.

 

We are spending MORE than we EARN as a country.

Australia is in the RED and going further into debt.

 

We cannot spend more than we have got to spend.

 

But we have been doing it over the last few years BIGTIME.

 

It MUST STOP NOW!

 

There is MAJOR ISSUES with the present government

in the way they operate.

Selling ASSET's 

This will not solve the problems.

The buyer will want their PROFIT.

We MUST CHANGE NOW!

To do this we must ELIMINATE WASTE and be MORE PRODUCTIVE in AUSTRALIA.

Presentation by Former ACCC Chairman.

I have just watched a VIDEO  by a previous Chairman of the ACCC giving an address.

It showed his views on how the ACCC and the previous government  had a competition process which he liked. But he did not say that it happened to result in a lot of waste  and major issues for Australia. 

Note:  He was TOO short sighted to understand the major issues these policies gave Australia.

The Address;

It showed he did not understand how business needed to operate in Australia.

The competition policy is not what Essential services in Australia needed.

He did not want uniform rates throughout and cross subsidies,.

He wanted areas which were isolated or requiring special needs supported from government subsidies.

( to come from general revenue. )

Where is this amount!

This is one of the reasons why we have the government  out of money.

The government does not have an endless pit of money which some think they have.

Those days are long gone!

He wanted private companies making profit and lower price's for URBAN areas.

He was more concern with having more private companies than security of the network.

He wants to SPLIT up the NBN. 

   (  What a mess it would be!   It shows he does not understand Technical aspects etc! )

 

Australia MUST be in CONTROL

of OUR COUNTRY.

We MUST NOT ALLOW ones to CHARGE what they like for services.

All Australians must understand that they all need to be more productive, not how much they can make as it is at present.

Too many Australians are suffering big time due to the very high cost's of living that has been placed on them. 

.Electricity cost

.Water cost

.Council Rates

etc

They just cannot use heating at night, or have the food they need. 

This has to STOP.

Ones who are self funded retires do have major problems. 

Costs are just going up well above the rate that income is going.

It MUST STOP NOW!

 

     These are my views and I have used them and they have worked.  I cannot see why they cannot work for Australia.

 

The FUTURE of AUSTRALIA is at our feet. 

 

We MUST ACT NOW!

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MAJOR ISSUE is the NBN.  ( National Broadband Network )

It is costing us a lot of money.

 But with the way work is done now, the NBN will need to be upgraded every 6-9 years.

 This means the first areas will be up for this before the rollout is finished.

Is this PROGRESS. 

There is also major issues with the rollout and state of communications  which I will explain elsewhere.

It needs to be a NBN built for Australia! 

(  We do NOT want a Fourth World VERSION.  A NBN controlled by a third world country like Indonesia etc )

We must NOT have it sold off.  It will be bought up by an overseas concern in time who will just wipe everything out of it.

e.g.  Railways were sold off and now look at it.  Trains only to areas with a PROFIT.  

This is a very serious issue.

 

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Future of Australia  as it is.

.We:

 . Must change from the present.

         .Cannot continue the way we are going.

.We are;

. Spending more than we have.

. Not productive.

. Not in control of our country.

.We must;

. Change the way we do things.

. Understand Australia and why it is so different.

. Learn from the past.

. Not just follow the same steps of problem generation.

. Stop, look, listen and act.

. Take steps that will last.

. Not have SHORT TERM GAIN for LONG TERM PROBLEMS.

What We MUST NOT DO.

 

We MUST NOT SELL

 

 : GOVERNMENT ESSENTIAL SERVICE ASSETS.

 to PRIVATE Business Areas.

RESULT:

              : They will be bought by Overseas BIG BUSINESS or Governments maybe not directly but in time.

                    :They will NOT provide the service we need.

                    : They are just after PROFIT. 

                    : They will not think of the FUTURE of AUSTRALIA.

                    :We MUST ALSO LOOK at SECURITY, and HEALTH  Issues to.

                    : Standards will FAIL. 

   e.g. Sell OFF ELECTRICITY GRID and you will find in time NO NEW WORK unless a GOOD PROFIT follows. 

Residential customers with sub-standard service. 

( Because they know the system how to buy and set the business up for themselves so they can make a profit out of it . )

 

We MUST NOT JUST BRING in OVERSEAS BUSINESS to SOLVE the issues.  

It will just be SHORT TERM GAIN for LONG TERM MAJOR ISSUES.

 

Governments do not understand how they are being taken for a ride.

We MUST NOT SELL NORMAL GOVERNMENT BUSINESS's.

: They should be set up as ARMS length business's working in the real world and having PROFITS put back into the government to pay the costs of other services.

What we need to look at is the government departments which are not productive and have very heavy cost factor.  The number of studies done and the very high cost of them due to the staff type employed. They are being paid for services that they cannot provide because of lack of true experience and understanding of the work.  The result of having too many going to higher education. They learn pure theory but DO NOT have the understanding required.

The high cost of studies for ( new motorways, new developments etc ) and the structure used is of concern.

 The concern is the high cost of the studies and nothing comes of it. 

The ones doing the studies may have very advanced qualifications but they lack the basics of understanding in the real world. We need that in the studies done so they will be productive and not take the time that they do. We need to do this so much better.  Our time span to do work is so much longer than elsewhere in the world.  Here is an example of how we do planning!

e.g. A stormwater pipe design which does not work in practice. The drop in level too small in reality. The result the pipe does not work the way it should.   

It show the need for the middle level of education which we lack today. The level that is the go between the field and the pure designer planning staff and managers.

Another MAJOR ISSUE's

 

: The use of CONTRACTORS who sub-contract the work. 

                : Use of Overseas call centres

: Very POOR COMMUNICATIONS line.

:They cannot understand english.

:They appear to just follow scripts.

:Suspect security issues.  Scam calls occur afterwards.

: Will NOT transfer you to an AUSTRALIAN BASED centre on special issues.   e.g. Scam call checking.

: Being sent to wrong section.  Billing for a Technical issue and they do not understand.

: FOXTEL support starting a reset of a FOXTEL box when you ask for contact number for FOXSports Tipping.

You just cannot trust them.

FREE TRADE MUST also be watched.

We have too many areas where we will loose out.

SKILL levels if we do not do the work.

Major countries like INDIA, CHINA will just take over all the high tech skill areas from true Australians. We will have no chance.

This is already showing in the VERY IMPORTANT area of IT.  IT support mostly today is sent overseas.  I had a day having to converse with a couple of them.   There is a lot of issues at state.

 *** Major issues with all the above is; ***

 

 

Why is Australia so different?

It is a large country.

In comparison low population.

Population near major cities only. 

Sydney and growth areas of the western suburbs.  Melbourne

Brisbane with the Gold coast and Sunshine coast

Maybe Perth.


 

But other areas are not Major growth cities

. Major Cities like Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and nearby areas  bring major returns on what is spent.

. Areas outside  the Major Cities above have Services which cost so much more than what is obtained to pay for them.

. Big Business will not want to operate there in Service areas unless they are paid for it by government.

. They want areas that will give them PROFIT.  Someone has to pay for it.

. The BEST METHOD for AUSTRALIA is the PROFIT from the MAJOR CITIES is used to supply services to the other areas. 

Any profit left over is used to pay for other costs.

LOOK at the USA, EUROPE, CHINA, INDIA, JAPAN etc.

 They do not have the problems I showed above.

  They would not understand the issues.

 That is why we are so different and that a SPECIAL APPROACH is needed in AUSTRALIA.

 

 

Essential Services

 

Should be owned, run and controlled by arms length Australian government business.

Just as OVERSEAS GOVERNMENTS DO.

 :But we have overseas governments and big business owning

and in control of our essential services.

 :We have land owned by them too.

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If you have a chance take a read of the story of the Burma railway in the 1930’s and you will see what happen then. Have we got a repeat now this time in Australia.

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We must act now!     Or is it TOO LATE!

 

We have debt which we must eliminate   but we must be clever in the way we do it.  I will show the simple steps to do it. 

 

 

 

How!

- We must make Australian essential services very productive arms length government business’s which operate on the business model below.

- They must not be sold off to private enterprise.

- We cannot have Short time gain for long term major issues.

Just look at

 NSW railways,

        Look at the many areas that do not now have a railway service. E.g. Cooma, Mudgee, Lismore, Tenterfield, Hay etc.

Reason: It is not profitable for a private firm to look after the railway to these areas. Just the old story profit all the time. They just look at each area on its own and if they cannot get a profit from it they do not want it. They even get rid of assets to make a profit for themselves.  The New South Wales government ( the people of NSW paid ) for the electrification of the line to Lithgow, Wollongong and Newcastle so that we had electric mode of engine in these areas.  Private operators got rid of them.  Now just look at the polution and the use of limited resource by this action.  What a waste.   

Aussat,  Sold to our second carrier now owned 100% by an overseas government.  That is our satellite communications.

Energy Australia  Sold to Major CHINA BIG BUSINESS. Again they would be after profit only.  ownership of retail and interest in power stations also.  

ENVIRONMENT SERVICES  Operated by a Major FRENCH Business.

SYDNEY PRIVATE BUS NETWORK  Most operated by a MAJOR BANK based from FRANCE.

MINING for COAL SEAM GAS Large Overseas companies just walking in and taking over.

 MINING for COAL.  We are told it is no good but it has increased in EXPORT areas.  WHY!!  I know, one country wants to keep the coal they have for the future and use coal from elsewhere first. They have the WORST POLUTION in the WORLD. 

 Etc.

 I can go on and on.

 

A strong government arms length business's will result in the rebuilding of many of our private companies in the work they can do best. Companies that will be owned by Australia, controlled from inside Australia and working towards the future of this beautiful country.    

 

Method

Introduce a new middle management level as the bridge between upper management and field staff.

: Aim is to make field staff much more affective and productive and eliminate massive waste.

:This was was used in Telecom and Telstra from 1970-1990’s with much success. 

: That is why all the others wanted a part of it. Look at what has happen now. 

 The national broadband network massive billion dollar role out cost. 

: This should never have happened.

: The OLD Telstra should of been there to do it. 

Introduction of a PREACTIVE mode of operation. 

 That is you have ones who can see future problems before they are issues and get them fixed before they are issues.

  

.Far less waste.

.Far less profits to overseas governments and big business’s.

.We are in control of our future.

.Australians have a future in this most wonderful country.

 

We can set up this country so we are in control of the country and build the country to be the source of food etc to the world.

We can provide a FUTURE for AUSTRALIANS of all ages.

We will be able to look after our own.

Then we can provide the support to the WORLD.

At present the above is not happening. We have all our resources just going overseas as profit to BIG BUSINESS and this country is being made bare as a result of the actions.

 

 

WAKE UP AUSTRALIA!!!

 

If we do not act we will just have the vandals come in and rip this beautiful country apart and leave us a very giant mess.

 They do not have to live here.

We must look after this country which are servicemen fought so hard for.

Come on all Australians we must act starting today.

We need to reintroduce work for the dole etc.

People who cannot find work, do work for the government for the payment they obtain. ( Should also apply to new arrivals to. )  We are not a welfare state for all the World. 

e.g. Doing clear up work and building new facilities where the government does not have the resources to do the work.  Work like clearing walking tracks in National parks, clearing vegetation around not in use railway lines. So that national assets are not lost.  There is a lot of jobs that could be put on this list.

In time they will like it because they will be out working with people and building their acceptance in the community.  They will also learn new skills to help themselves in their lives. 

We must not have these people just sitting around doing nothing. It is asking for problems.  Doing this work a very good chance they will learn a skill to proceed to a full time job. 

 

  

( More to come and this will be updated )

 

 

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