Opinion: Australia selling the family silver to China

Australia is being sold off to investment-hungry China
Australia is being sold off to investment-hungry China

CHINESE businessmen are very astute and have Australia under constant surveillance for viable investment opportunities as part of a long term vision for their country.

They know that Australia holds the key to future-proofing the massive and ever-expanding populations of Asia and the Indian subcontinent with clean cheap food and resources.

Unlike our government, which is too eager to sell off valuable assets for short term political/financial gain.

Western Power and Fremantle Port are state-owned utilities which actually make money for WA.

Once they are sold by Colin Barnett we will lose the ongoing income stream that they provide for all West Australians.

This income will be pocketed by foreign businessmen and electricity prices, freight costs and export overheads for our already cashstrapped farmers will rise.

Blind Freddy can see that the ageing Fremantle Port is not going to last forever. The semantics of exactly when it’s use by date is going to occur is irrelevant as everyone agrees that it’s somewhere between 10 and 30 years.

Voters desiring a long term vision for WA want to get ahead of the game and start building the outer harbour now.

Blind Freddy can also see that it’s impossible to sell Fremantle Port in its current single entity form. Who would be interested?

However, if you also offer them the rights to build/lease/control/own a shiny new outer harbour at Kwinana, gift wrapped with the Perth Freight Link, then the deal would be on. Yet more assets sold to foreigners.

JO RICH,

North Lake.