The Greens party have taken hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of donations from construction unions like the CFMEU in return for promising the end of the Australian Building and Construction Commission.
Those unions hate the ABCC which has coercive questioning powers that are normally reserved for tackling organised crime rather than tackling industrial disputes.
So while construction unions are doling out the dosh to the Greens party, they have turned a blind eye to the rest of their policies which would undermine the jobs of their members and push the construction industry off a cliff.
Today, the Master Builders Association of Victoria has launched an ad blitz to draw attention to Greens party policies that will attack jobs in their industry.
In a nutshell, their case for why a vote for the Greens is a vote to weaken the economy and the jobs it produces:
â– The Greens will push the price of new homes higher by restricting the release of new land and undermine jobs;
â– The Greens will scrap the Australian Building & Construction Commission which could unleash the most militant forces on construction sites, causing lengthy wildcat strikes, undermining confidence, investment and jobs;
â– The Greens party is opposed to vital new community infrastructure like much-needed new roads infrastructure on ideological grounds which will cause traffic bottle-necks and much reduced productivity; and
â– More generally, the Greens partyâ€™s policies of big taxes, free spending, hyper regulation and a contempt for industry will undermine growth and jobs for all of us and future generations.
So thatâ€™s the buildersâ€™ message. And few could credibly dispute it.
Itâ€™s refreshing to see an employer group thatâ€™s stepped up and risked incurring the wrath of the notoriously vengeful Greens party hierarchy and their mates at media outlets like The Age by calling the Greens party out on the policies they list on their own website. Unlike the major parties, both frequently criticised for policies they donâ€™t have but might introduce, the Greens party are not really subjected to very thorough scrutiny at all and itâ€™s about time they were.
The Greens party will most probably have a veto power over all legislation in the next Parliament, regardless of whether itâ€™s Gillard or Abbott elected as Prime Minister. This will be the first time since the Communist Party controlled many of Australiaâ€™s most powerful trade unions in the 1940s that the extreme-left will be in a position to exercise such power over Australia.
They are also the favourite in the federal seat of Melbourne despite running a lacklustre campaign where Greens insiders say that the candidate Adam Bandt and his ultra-leftist henchman bovver-boy Damien Lawson are causing much irritation with the rest of the Greens party hierarchy through their constant and unreasonable demands for resources and attention at the expense of other seats. â€œOur main priority has to be the Senate campaign, Adam Bandt is just one of many lower house candidates, although of course he is first among equals, we have to support everyone and enthusiastic candidates donâ€™t always see that. We just hope Adam wins because the hissy fit afterwards would probably give off more energy than the Sun,â€ one candid source familiar with Greens party internal feuding told VEXNEWS.
Some eagle eyes with perhaps an excessive amount of familiarity with scenes of vanquished parts of France, identified the above ghost town image (try google images for it under ‘ghost town’) which the VEXNEWS Photoshop Unit artfully put behind a pic of the cackling Greens party leader Bob Brown to accurately portray his opposition to development. It was not their intention to equate Bob Brown with either French surrender monkeys nor with their occasional invaders and to suggest this doesn’t so much border on the absurd as much as represent a full-scale invasion of Absurd Nation. But we salute the enthusiasm and dilgence of the VEXNEWS audience in identifying such things. We love youse all. To those who thought we were being a bit harsh with Bob Brown, we’ve come up with a new and improved image that makes it clear what we mean: the Greens party crafts its policies to suit its donors, making him rather much more corrupt than any party leader currently running around.