Ipswich workers face sack days before Christmas

(CourierMail) A MANUFACTURING business west of Brisbane will close its doors, leaving more than 140 staff out of work just days before Christmas. Ipswich-based Australian Hardboards will shut down on December 17 after operating in the city for more than 50 years. […] Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale said it was a “gut-wrenching” development, saying more jobs had been lost as a result of cheap overseas imports. “Recently Bradken Industries announced jobs were going offshore, and now after more than 50 years Ipswich will lose Australian Hardboards due to cheap imported products flooding the market,” he said. “Australia must re-examine why we allow cheap overseas imports to destroy jobs.” read more

The so called Australian government is ALLOWING which foreign country to import their dirt cheap harboard products into Australia? If we say China, will Julia Gillard label us “protectionist” for saying so? Anyone that’s been reading here for a while knows we don’t give a flying rabbi about what Fabian Gillard thinks anyway.