BUILDING MULTIPLE PEARL HARBOURS TO KEEP US AND THE LNP’S ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT SAFE. SURE SOUNDS LIKE A MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL ECONOMY TO ME. “WANTED” A SHORT TERM BOGEY MAN FOR HIRE. A FUTURE APOLOGY GUARANTEED ALONG WITH BENEFICIAL TRADE AND MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES AT A LATER DATE.
ONCE UPON A TIME, our political masters announced economic plans and industry policies. Defence and military spending were not central planks of industry policy. Something changed. In the Alice in Wonderland world of late capitalism, militarisation, war preparations and defence spending have, apparently, become central to our economic welfare.