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We need to support regional Australia by introducing the zonal taxation system. This will provide incentive to decentralise Australia and maximise the delivery of services to regional Australia. It will provide incentive in regional areas. We have to ensure regional hospitals have doctors, that regional industries develop for the benefit of their communities, and for all Australians. The Australian Government must support Australian industries and ensure all policies put Australia first. We must encourage Australians to buy Australian produce with labelling and packaging changed so Australians clearly know what produce is Australian. Japan has become the world’s third largest economy by processing Australian resources. You know, the cost of energy is more expensive in Japan and Japan suffers from the tyranny of distance. Wages are also higher, yet Australia sells its mineral resources from $40 to $100 a tonne to the Japanese, they process it in Japan and sell it for $20,000 a tonne. They create exports in Japan, while Australians in South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, New South We need to support regional Australia by introducing the zonal taxation system. This will provide incentive to decentralise Australia and maximise the delivery of services to regional Australia. It will provide incentive in regional areas. We have to ensure regional hospitals have doctors, that regional Failure to improve our industries develop for the benefit of their communities, education performance is and for all Australians. not only poor social policy, it The Australian Government must support Australian industries and ensure all policies put Australia first. is poor economic policy. We must encourage Australians to buy Australian produce with labelling and packaging changed so Australians clearly know what produce is Australian. Japan has become the world’s third largest economy by processing Australian resources. You know, the cost of energy is more expensive in Japan and Japan suffers from the tyranny of distance. Wages are also higher, yet Australia sells its mineral resources from $40 to $100 a tonne to the Japanese, they process it in Japan and sell it for $20,000 a tonne. They create exports in Japan, while Australians in South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales, Queensland and even Western Australia, go without a job or any hope for themselves. The Australian Government needs to demonstrate leadership on this issue and warrant that Australian resources are processed in Australia for the benefit of Australians. Australia must ensure minerals from Western Australia and Queensland are then processed in New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia. We need a real manufacturing industry in areas where we have the economic advantage, rather than exporting jobs to China and Japan. 95% of Australians agree on what’s good for them and their community, but Labor and Liberal spend a 100% of the time arguing about the things that create disagreements and disunity in our country. They cause division when Australian needs unity. They cause disruption in our industries when we need a joint effort. As a great man once said, in the final analysis, we are all mortal, we all live on this one small planet, we all breathe the same air and we all want a good future for our children. When the Anzacs went overseas, they didn’t go as members of the Liberal Party or members of the Labor Party; they went as Australians. We need to put the idea of a class war behind us and unite the nation. This country has the strength and potential to live out its heritage and fulfil the dreams of the Anzacs. To reinstate Australia as the lucky country, we need to reunite the country and do what’s best for all Australians. Our promise... and we kept it! Listening to the concerns of Australians 8 Wales, Queensland and even Western Australia, go without a job or any hope for themselves. The Australian Government needs to Failure to improve our education performance is not only poor social policy, it is poor economic policy. demonstrate leadership on this issue and warrant that Australian resources are processed in Australia for the benefit of Australians. Australia must ensure minerals from Western Australia and Queensland are then processed in New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia. We need a real manufacturing industry in areas where we have the economic advantage, rather than exporting jobs to China and Japan. 95% of Australians agree on what’s good for them and their community, but Labor and Liberal spend a 100% of the time arguing about the things that create disagreements and disunity in our country. They cause division when Australian needs unity. They cause disruption in our industries when we need a joint effort. As a great man once said, in the final analysis, we are all mortal, we all live on this one small planet, we all breathe the same air and we all want a good future for our children. When the Anzacs went overseas, they didn’t go as members of the Liberal Party or members of the Labor Party; they went as Australians. We need to put the idea of a class war behind us and unite the nation. This country has the strength and potential to live out its heritage and fulfil the dreams of the Anzacs. To reinstate Australia as the lucky country, we need to reunite the country and do what’s best for all Australians. Press conference with former Liberal Leader John Hewson 40 The Last Sentry at the Gate: Clive Palmer & the 44th Parliament of Australia


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