We've wasted three years on economic phantoms

Throughout this parliamentary term, Australia’s real position has been forgotten as our representatives rave about economic non-issues. And the settings are in place for a post-election repeat.

What an annoying man Peter Strong is – annoying, that is, to monopolists, rent-seekers, special-interest lobbies, dictatorial public servants and politicians who talk the talk, but who walk away from real reform.

The chief of the Council of Small Business in Australia, in an article on Business Spectator yesterday, highlights what a monumental waste of time much of this parliament has been (Too many boots are kicking small business, May 13).

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