This is an election year in Australia.
Yeah, and about 186,000 days to go. Dog forgive me for saying this, but given the current choice between a budgie-smuggler and a collection of 8 year olds (economically speaking) I really have no choice at this moment other than "None of the above".
For all you peeps in the northern hemisphere, here in AUS we have no choice. You must vote. Some Saturday in August we must all get up, go down, line up, prove who we are .. and then cast our preferences for the less least liked local face-ape. If you don't vote you get a kind invitation from the government to donate (at the last time I checked) $AUD150.
As for price gouging, excess stock dumping, etc etc, forget about it. It's been going on since the 1970's. It's part of life. The better things are:
- we have milk, not dairy whitener
- bacon can come in "sides"
- beer, say no more
- beef can come in butts
- most toxic, violent, aggravating fauna and flora only actually target tourists
- the whole country is actually bigger than Texas (review, it's Australia not Austria)
- beer, real cold beer out of a tap
- a couple of the guys and shielas look good too, but it doesn't matter really
- some can sing and dance and write songs and stuff - even plays, poetry and songs
- some even devote their careers to educating the young, helping the infirm or preserving the planet
- the vast majority of the population (apart from the crocodiles) don't actually kill tourists
So as far as whether the Gummint is going to spend days and days on deciding whether certain offshore corporations are really truly overcharging for services, all I can suggest is that they might perchance take a little look at their own charges.
"None of the above"