Enough green bottles are falling off the wall: Let's not push 'em

There's a crisis facing the Australian economy, and our new government has shown few signs of being capable enough to rescue it. 

Ten green bottles . . .

Well, not quite 10. But GrainCorp, Holden, Qantas, Electrolux and Elders make an uncomfortable start to the list of Australians likely to fall off the wall, either closing down or selling out to foreign interests.

These iconic Australian brands have been in the firing line even though there is still a fair stimulus coming through the economy from the billions of dollars being poured into the development of a liquid gas export industry.

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Max Walsh

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Max Walsh was for many years one of Australia’s top economic and political commentators, highly regarded as a journalist, author and broadcaster. Throughout his career, Max was involved in all dimensions of the media industry, which has encompassed positions with two of Australia’s largest publishing companies and television networks.

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