Today Tonight just loves bagging Coles and Woolworths for how they are controlling our food dollars - talk to any Aussie farmer about how they cannot get their products on the shelves.
We watch on the news as Aussie farmers are digging their oranges into the ground, cutting down fruit trees because somehow we prefer the cheaper and tasteless overseas stuff.
I can't buy a mobile phone without a stupid camera or MP3 player becuase my buying choices are controlled by a few.
GPS units are now so tied into Sensis that there is almost no choice anyway - not so good for me on my motorcycle on a dirt track in the bush - and then getting a voice prompt to the next resturant ...
The local hardware store that used to have everything is now replaced by Hardware House which has everything that they want you to have.
My garage doesn't sell parts for my car anymore - but you can get just about all your groceries there though - maybe a plastic card entitling you to a download of an audiophile's nightmare to your iPod.
Dick Smith's electronic enthusiasts stores have turned into an outlet for junky pre-packaged chinese mass produced garbage.
...and don't get me started on Car Parts retail Super Stores - where are the car parts????
As we progress, we regress.