There’s a good reason why my book Heroic Misadventures is subtitled ‘Australia: Four Decades – Full Circle’.
In the 1970s we saw Australia’s Federal Government doing stupid things. Future generations regretted that damage to our Australian economy as we paid the ongoing price.
After a period of prosperity, where industry and entrepreneurship was encouraged, we saw our debt (over stimulation) and damage ETS (Emissions Trading Scheme) and the resultant costs and uncompetitiveness passed onto future generations.
We were also forced to listen to political incompetents who claim that ‘governments create jobs’ as they gambled with our future.
Equally appalling was the sight of big business lining up like pigs at a trough to collect the taxpayer-funded subsidies as their prize for demanding certainty as the ETS inflicts another tax on anyone who produced or had the courage to engage in productive activities.
My book Heroic Misadventures is not entirely about such Shakespearian tragedies, it is mainly a collection of stories on how resilient individuals can rise above political nonsense, in their efforts towards survival and self-sufficiency.