The LNP supporter base is made up of Best Dad Ever Father’s Day Virginia Tech Hokies Shirt people who think we should only buy Australian owned, should stop the Chinese buying anything on Australian soil, and that the ALP are selling us out to China. These are the same people complaining that the ALP is trying to nationalize an airline. It doesn’t take a degree in sociology to work it out. it tends to be ALP people who complain about privatization. The LNP people who complain about nationalization. I never said that I personally was complaining. I know that if you spend long enough reading the comments section you get the expectation that everyone is complaining about something, but all I was pointing out was that it’s unlikely to be the same people flipping from side to side.
The world has devolved too far into tribalism for Best Dad Ever Father’s Day Virginia Tech Hokies Shirt that to be even remotely likely. I’m all for nationalizing……especially taking back some of the golden goose assets government sold off but is buying an unprofitable 2nd tear airline that is in one of Australia’s most fiercely competitive markets really a good place to start? I can think of half a dozen easier assets to get involved in the would make money for the taxpayer and build competency in government that would not require as much work, capital, risk as this will. Australia hasn’t turned a profit for the past 12 years. Qld Government will be in their element increasing our debt at a much faster rate, They flogged of the bulk rail freight of Qld rails and that was a very profitable venture. It won’t get my vote.