A second after finding out Australia is in economic hot water Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is taking steps to ensure the fires of industry are stoked under the Chinese economy. His goal? To make sure that China continues to buy Australian exports. Rather than looking for sustainable strategies for the creation of jobs in Australia Rudd was quick to get on the blower to his Chinese counterpart to make sure of their commitment to consumption. Guess they probably didn’t talk a lot about Kyoto.
It appears Mr Rudd and Labor has learned – it’s the economy stupid. The Great Barrier Reef will just have to wait.