Monday, 2 September 2013

The 2013 Federal Election could be called the fact-checking election ... but will it make huge headlines and a difference?

The Network's long-standing friend, Denis Wilson from Robertson in the Southern Highlands of NSW writes:

Current ads running from APPEA tell us of the wonderful job they’re doing and how they’ve created 100,000 jobs in Australia last year.  In other ads tell us that “the people who don’t care about jobs” are trying to stop them.

Have a look at the statistics from The Australia Institute where they inform us of the truth,  the oil and gas industry only created 9372 jobs.  But it gets worse,  it is well known that mining is killing agricultural and manufacturing jobs – Australia lost 24,713 farming jobs and 25,472 manufacturing jobs last year, sure they wouldn’t all have been because of mining, but how many were? -

Denis Wilson
Thou shall not steal from future generations by impoverishing or poisoning the Earth.

"The Nature of Robertson"

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