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Dead round walking? : Comments

By Penny Gorman, published 28/7/2006

The Doha Development Agenda negotiations round is not dead, merely 'between intensive care and the crematorium'.

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The lack of commentaries shown here, reveals not only a dumb public but how politically gutless most of our young farmers have become. In fact, though most are now college educated different to their great grand-dads, many who never even finished primary school, most young farmers refuse to join farmer protest groups. Lack of of the old bush wisdom is shown by how they mostly vote conservative, with not having a clue about John Howard's lack of interest now in the cockies.

Howard proved it by the way he joined the bi-lateral agreement with Mr bush without question, and also by the fact that he has not even made a mention of the US and UN doing the dirty on our farmers by refusing to give away farm subsidiies during the recent Doha meeting. It is also worth noting that our Aussie cockies are the only ones now in the Western world not being subsidised.

The truth is according to an article in last week's Guardian newspaper that though it looks like the end of multilateral organised world trade which the developed nations first began, it will be the developed nations who throw out the WTO because they look like they might be missing out on global profit-taking.

It is about time our young farmers took a bit more interest in farm politics. They had better, anyway, because they might be forced to become agrarian socialists as the Australian cockies did during the Great Depression. A case of any port in a storm
Posted by bushbred, Monday, 31 July 2006 6:41:38 PM
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