Lest we Forget: Australia is Open for Business
Tony Abbott has shamelessly exploited the 70th anniversary of the D-day landings as an attempt to score partisan political points while taking aim at the Labor Party.
Ordinarily, diplomacy dictates that commemoration of war time historical events should focus on the sacrifice of those who laid down their lives in battle and to convey to current and future generations that their sacrifice will not be forgotten.
However, after observing that over 3,000 Australians were involved in the D-day landing, Prime Minister Abbott quickly turned his attention to domestic political matters.
“My message to overseas investors is that Australia is open for business,” he said.
“The Government’s Economic Action Strategy to lower tax, cut red tape and encourage trade will improve the competitiveness of businesses — so that we can build a stronger Australia.
The fact that ruminating on the state of the Australian economy was completely inappropriate and irrelevant to the gravity of the situation appeared to escape the PM.
“We welcome investment and we are making investment more attractive by scrapping the carbon tax and the mining tax, cutting 50,000 pages of red tape and ending the “analysis paralysis” on major projects.”
We look forward to him defending cuts to Medicare at the next Auschwitz Commemoration.