Three months after the announcement of the decision to withdraw from manufacturing in Australia, Ford threw a two-hour party at Fox Studios in Sydney at a cost of $4 million.
Australia is poised to become a major player in the global liquefied natural gas (LNG) market and domestic gas users are worried that the party will be at their expense.
If petrol prices, for example, skyrocketed overnight to over $2.50/litre, I can't imagine our Federal Government would leave it with a 'no comment.'
Finally I want to suggest that in order to progress the revitalization of long-distance passenger rail transport in Australia, we need to abandon the more utopian dreams of very fast rail in Australia.
The time to start our underground railway systems is now and I am cheering Campbell Newman for his plan for an underground rail and bus tunnel from Hill End to Bowen Hills.
Tony Abbott can tinker, or he can go for something really big, beyond the campaign promises.
The challenge is not financing the infrastructure – there are plenty of investors willing to do so. The challenge is funding the cost of it.
The NSW government earned 35 per cent return on its power generating assets at the same time consumers struggled to pay bills.
As the election furore and political coverage recedes from the media cycle, many wait in anticipation of what our self-proclaimed 'infrastructure prime minister' will do to revitalise our slowing economy.
Like Cassandra the prophetess, standing outside Agamemnon's palace while his wife sharpens the knives inside, I fear for Adelaide's future.
Anti-population lobbyists embrace 1960s doomsayer and target Africans and babies as the new enemy.
Paul Keating laments the fate of Sydney's Botanic Gardens, but far worse the fate of Centennial Park.