Talk not adding up

Gatton Star - - NEWS OPINION -

PRIME Min­is­ter Mal­colm Turn­bull said re­cently, “there’s never been a more ex­cit­ing time to be in pol­i­tics”.

I won­der what the 700 former em­ploy­ees of Toys R Us are say­ing and 8000 Tel­stra em­ploy­ees are think­ing as they look for new jobs. Toy­ota, Ford and Holden em­ploy­ees have also been thrown on the scrap heap.

Ac­cord­ing to the PM, more jobs are com­ing as a re­sult of the free trade agree­ment with the Euro­pean Union.

Af­ter past trade agree­ments we heard that too. But with the job loses some­thing doesn’t ring true.

Maybe we’ll all be saved un­der the Lib­eral, Na­tional, One Na­tion coali­tion. In the mean­time we’re ex­pected to work un­til 70. Where are all these jobs? Can peo­ple get a mort­gage un­less em­ployed full time? The foun­da­tions are crum­bling!

— Jay Nauss, Glen Aplin

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