I had the displeasure this morning of reading an opinion piece in the Sydney Morning Herald entitled “The coming storm”, in which “IT specialist” Gary Ellett bemoans the threat “Chindia” displays to Australia. Quoted, for purposes of critical review, is the first paragraph of the article:
The globalisation juggernaut will be catastrophic for the island continent of Australia. While our eyes are turned to events in the Middle East, an even more pernicious terror has stealthily found its way into Australia. We do not see any news headlines about it, but gradually over the last three years, thousands of Australians have lost their livelihoods to the hordes from Chindia, through outsourcing services to offshore companies.
I think I re-read that paragraph three times before finally deciding that it wasn’t being farcical or satirical, and that the writer was in fact serious. I’m ethnically not part of the group that Ellett so blithely and flippantly attacks, but, as one who belongs to the population he claims to represent, I’m insulted.
Perhaps the content is valid — offshoring of jobs results in diminishing employment opportunities for Australians. Or not. Read the rest of this entry »
by Josh Street on April 11th, 2005 Tags: australia
, Gary Ellett
, Middle East
, Sydney Morning Herald
, technology age
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This document covers part of the Board of Studies point regarding the role and goals of Clemenceau, Lloyd George and Wilson at the Paris (Versailles) Peace Conference. Read the rest of this entry »
by Josh Street on November 20th, 2004 Tags: Board of Studies
, Liberal Party
, little concern
, Lloyd George
, Middle East
, oil resources
, Palace of Versailles
, Prime Minister
, United Kingdom
, United States