For Like minded people who like to see-
the media seems to want to avoid reporting on what is going on in the real world. Sometimes they report plant closings but on page 59 as if it was no big deal.
Maybe we could keep a list here of plants and businesses that have closed or layed off workers near you in the face of the carbon tax.
Good idea Matt. I will assist by collating such information from a Tasmanian perspective.
Yes Matt, I am collecting the stories published here in SA from Day 1
I do not Alan will you make me wait very long??
In Gympie the main street used to be full of shops. Mary Street got a lot seedier years back when Centro opened with a big Woolworths and Big W. The Goldfields Plaza (with Coles) also declined.
Since the GFC started a few shops have closed in Mary st and I am told shop rents have dropped about 25%. Shops in Centro seem no better off. Shops seem to open one month and there is a new shop in that spot a few months later.
Now there is a new shopping centre with a Woolworths in "South side" (south Gympie) We also have an ALDI and IGA
Now a new Bunnings is to open in Monkland and Mitre 10 is going to build a new one there also.
So business is booming surely? Gympie is still much the same size and we have 2 Woolworths, a Coles, an Aldi and an IGA. Something MUST give. Forget the economic climate- this surplus in shops must cut margins and destroy something soon.
You drum up business so well Al..haven't lost your touch. Ohh hang on where's the French mon ami.
alan mikkelsen said:
Caroline, tootle along to Eclectic, above.
Cheers bro' al
It is true Matt they don't want the real situation reported and I have to wonder why the media is so incapable of doing so. Does our beloved leader have them all running scared on the basis of the Finglestein report.
Not to mention if a business goes bottom up they cannot say it is because of the carbon dioxide tax or for that matter anything to do with bad Government.
This is the most hated Government in the history of this country Matt and will, in the fullness of time, pay the ultimate price but that does not help those who have just been given their pink slip.
As far as closures in my neck of the woods, the place is going okay, well apart from many small businesses, why? Because we are sending coal to China by the shipload so the Chinese can have cheap electricity to keep their economy bubbling away nicely - thank you very much....