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New skills essential to improve income, lifestyle: Evans
14/08/2012 - Australians should consider learning a new skill to improve their chances in life, federal Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations Minister Chris Evans says.
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Senator Evans says an apprenticeship or a traineeship could improve a person's income and lifestyle.
"The reality is there's very little unskilled work left in society," Senator Evans told reporters at a launch of National Skills Week in Sydney on Monday.
"Increasingly people will need skills to get well-paying, rewarding jobs."
Senator Evans said National Skills Week, which runs until September 2, will showcase the many industries available to people of all ages.
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Lou Furbadamo | 15/08/2012 22:24 1
Another amateurish example of the Government’s Deviously concerted Tag -Team, multi faceted Industrial destruction and job exporting programmed strategy? Wake up Australia, theirs is all an expensive rip off & nasty con job at your & your family’s futures expense! So don’t be deceived by the innocuous & hairy fairy training nonsense. Sure, Education, training, skilling is a beneficial & rewarding thing to be applauded and should be ongoing regardless. Otherwise, how would an “Ordinary Engineer” learn to become a great writer, lyricist, poet, thinker, comedian and modest lover!! Bust these days it’s a desperate must for the tens of thousands of arguably needlessly retrenched workers, because of the ministers Government’s reckless industrial & employment policies! Me thinks we could retrain our snorting politicians, to do something constructive & meaningful, even if they simply gown the circus outfits they naturally aspire to & deserve? Anything without potential damage or disastrous consequences, cause they’re already bored from plenty that! So senator cast your advice net closer to home and retrain our most urgent needy, to be far more communally better & more effective. You could start by recommending very long Gap years to ponder their many past political failings and future tight productive options? Arguably, the minister isn’t too concerned with devious inaccuracies in his comments, so subtle clarifications are in order. Firstly his comment: "Increasingly people will need skills to get well-paying, rewarding jobs." Should be more correctly phrased: "Increasingly, redundant & sacked people will need skills to get desperate jobs." But his greatest defeatist & resigned self acceptance is : "The reality is there's very little unskilled work left in society," This not just devious but an absurd attempt to redefine production activity facts! They try & play conning politics on something as simple & basic as the type of skills you need to manufacture Items we use every day! Because the shortage of these roles or position is clearly due to sustained government incompetence, that’s destroyed conventional manufacturing and seemingly actively driving industry offshore or into take over situation as has just happened to “Blue Scope”. The reality is that lots of unskilled work should still be here, if we’d had a healthy, balanced and prosperous economy. Obviously, we’re still dressing ourselves with all sorts of now imported socks, bonds underwear, clothes & shoes, were still sleeping with Onkaparinga woollen mills look alike blankets and Actil type sheets, we’re still eating all types of processed & package foods, we still need and use all sorts of appliances, televisions, toasters, heaters, washing machines, dryers, fridges, dishwashers, electric motors, furniture, motor cars, tyres etc. etc. All former decent, productive Aussie industries, that successive Australian governments have effectively destroyed or forced offshore. And the senator now talks as if those travesties never happened and people don’t remember! Only naïve, dopy, docile Richards would swallow that! Which wouldn’t be as big an issue, if they’d created other equally paid & suitably rewarding jobs, as promised? But, of course they haven’t! and they’ve been using boom money & massive overseas deficit borrowing to progressively expand the public service to partially swallow- accommodate them. But, many remain screwed, unemployed, or in undesirable part time lower paid jobs. All very short term water treading, before the deficits blow out, credit ratings down grade and the not so sheltered mass government sackings begin in earnest! / Cont.
Lou Furbadamo | 15/08/2012 22:26 2
Cont./ That’s why they’re now recommending embracing the Asian Century, and over seas supply chain opportunities! And telling us that, the golden days of manufacturing won’t return. My attitude, as I’ve simply stated numerous times before, is that if they can’t look after our best interests and make it happen for us here, which they obviously can’t! They should promptly, get out of the way and let’s find someone that knows what they’re doing to successfully bring back real Australian prosperity, productivity & proper full employment across the full spectrum of interesting occupations, expertise & technology again! Fascinatingly, their revamped latest strategy & objective is based on their well worn theory that if you tell lies to your regular twitty comrades convincing enough, often enough. The reflective, finch grey, labour crested dopey “cockhedees” will believe it! Well! Bugger me feathered chirp, chirping bird- Aviaries! Cause of course there’s always the danger, their mysteriously powerful, treacherous spin will hypnotically self induce! And the deceptive “cockheders” end up believing their own disastrous concocted errant crock! But, considering the massive, unforgivable, financial & social damage, community heartache and depression their betraying job destruction & exportation has cumulatively caused. The persisting latter is not necessarily undesirable, for those few with a conscience, when they sincerely ponder & quietly look to appease their demon deeds? But the sympathy & sorrow should be with the defenceless public victims who continue to be economically & politically abused, in such a blatant, insensitive & uncaring manner. And all the while the band plays the current queenly Aussie industrial anthem in tutu: “And another one’s down! And another one’s Gone! And another factory-one Bites the Dust! Ooooh! And we pay the politicians big money to insensitively, abusively screw us! Wake up Australia, theirs is all an expensive rip off & con job at your expense! I’d like to think that with an informed “Furbo-Like” public, these pollies will Cover their political arses and certainly think twice, before they come out with such deceptive trivia-crap in the future. Cheers Furbo in Re, re, re, re, re, re, re, re, re Training!
Lou Furbadamo | 17/08/2012 10:25 3
People who enjoy contributing & getting things right in these critical responses, can occasionally wonder, if perhaps they’ve missed something important? This seemingly innocuous few lined titled ministerial article of oversimplification & misrepresentation, was one such irritant. And I felt, I’d missed that all important irking factor? Curiously, I happened to catch the laid back, quasi unruffable senator, fudging it on TV’s Parliamentary Senate Question time. When challenged on the government’s disastrous industrial “Devolution” strategy and asked. Why despite all their stated initiatives & spending, “125,000 jobs had been lost in manufacturing over the last four years”? The Senator typically regurgitated the same old condescending, rehearsed, “puckey saliva story”: That “the economy changes with time and some sectors slow while others grow”! And capped it off with the crowing jewel of all evolutionary industrial replacement, simpleton nonsense example of “once we had typists & black smiths, but now technology & innovation has moved on”! That was over fourty & a hundred years ago respectively? Obviously, he hadn’t realised his faux pax standard example, is commonly correctly used to represent Paradigm shift and not “Deindustrialisation”. Clearly these examples, plus that of the more drastic replacement of mechanical watches with a digital quartz ”, were a world wide phenomenon driven by brilliant innovative technical advances. Which affected all global manufactures making those products and not just economic short sighted, not so clever & uncompetitive Australia! Resulting in probably over 500,000 lost jobs in the past 30 years, since our crippling industrial abdication policy started taking hold. These, trashed, formerly worthwhile, often rewarding jobs, haven’t disappeared off the face of the earth, like the Senator & his examples suggest. But have damningly been exported, mostly to our more cost efficient, industry supportive Asian & Chinese neighbours, from where we now import, in even greater quantity & value! That’s another of their pitiful “great Aussie lies” they’d have us believe. Clearly, all of those earlier mentioned, lost to Australian workers, manufactured products. Are still being produced, in greater numbers, often with less technology than we used, years ago! Except, thanks to government rogue policies, we now import them all with the implied tag “Made by Foreigners, Somewhere Else, Suckers”? And in a factual example of appliance motor manufacture, that has now relocated and manufacturing in Thailand, with higher manual labour & assembly methods we superseded 50 years ago! So much for all this exclusively paramount Innovation & Technology Edict? By resignedly embracing their much hyped “mercenary lured Asian opportunities, Asian century Humb Jumbo” and re-establishing itself overseas. Even this historically iconic Aussie Company, abandoned many world class automatic machines & world best practices & processes, because they were “too sophisticated & complex” for the new overseas inexperienced, untrained natives to understand and operate. So much for obsolete typewriters and black smiths! I don’t understand how they’ve the disturbing bile juices to pretend such deception when most are from union backgrounds? So, Where’s the real current Metal Workers Unions hiding, when devious, destructive policy trash is being uttered to betray their rank & file pigeons”? Too busy, collecting diminishing Union Fees while they last? Not to worry, cause their political Bourgeoisie comrades will surely make cosy room up top in politics for them latter, when the local sh*t fully stops the fan! …Cont/
Lou Furbadamo | 17/08/2012 10:27 4
But getting back to the main reason for this current comment: as if by spiritual guidance/omen. I placed my coffee cup in disgust, on the opened news paper to grab an almond choc biscuit. And there, spookily on the obituary page highlighted by the small dot coffee spill was the prompt I’d been after: “Peter Lee”, a respectfully remembered work name from 18 years ago! Sadly now in the bereavement notice! A thoroughly respectfully gentleman and exceptionally talented machinist work contribution failed to enlighten! An oversight that would otherwise not occur to most outside those “old, soon long gone Industries”. Possessor of desirable working attribute & human quality modern, ignorant snorting also rans shamefully grossly fail to value, recognise & credit. The classic, old fashioned, informal “unskilled, highly skilled!“ Uncertified, yet irreplaceable, experienced, competent, innovative, cooperative, dependable, caring, helpful, knowledgeable, thoroughly decent, work proud, loyal unskilled workers, that made this country once successful at nearly everything it set it’s mind to. Who’s level of excellence, the senator’s expensive overrated system, probably can’t train & instil today? Peter, like may, were the example of highly skilled & experienced “unskilled operators, setters & machinists, etc.”, that even in death impress & assists. God bless him! Now misrepresented & undersold by ministerial glancing & deprecating view of past Australian industrial glories. Most training used to be inexpensive on the job. Yet, amazingly naturally gifted people could achieve superior performance & quality results. But, I never saw a degree or diploma or certificate in Die setting or machining? The only demarcation was seen by the other operators who admired & relied on extra experience & and the paymaster, who’d putt in some extra pay shillings. They represented & still do the greatest sustained industrial misnomer I’ve seen & experienced. But, industries were fortunately riddled with these, now “ministerially redundant”, incredibly overly skilled productive operator assets. Once you worked in the industry and reliant on achieving quality and excellence, you quickly learned who the “skilled treasures were”. And why I always felt the standard wage was often unfair! But financial reward isn’t always paramount, when you can extract the kind of satisfaction, pride, respect and reward of a job well done. The minister’s dismissive comments would deny that possibility & potential to current job seekers, cause thanks to de-industrialisation, those jobs have simply gone overseas. And any prospective workers would be none the wiser & denied a future option. But don’t let established truths get in a politicians way! Cause if facts, don’t sit well with self cantered objectives, get rid of them and fabricate revised reality to suit. Typically reminiscent of their greatest exponent, Comrade Stalin. Who incompetently couldn’t ride a horse to lead his Glorious Soviet May Day Parades as a symbolic true national fighting Hero. Which most know he murderously wasn’t anyway. But also, couldn’t tolerate replacement true Russian honoured war hero & potential rival, rightfully large stallion strutting the majestic lead, to embrace communist people’s acclaim and adoration! So he had him fabricated as a traitor and sent to the Gulags in Siberia to conveniently die in forgotten disgrace and Presto!, No more factual historical embarrassment! So, Comrade Senator, how’s your ridding skills? But don’t worry!, a bit of expensive “you beaut training”, will see you astride atop, quick smart! Cheers, Re,Re, Re Training & a’Galloping bare back, Furbo!
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