As an importer, wholesaler and retailer all rolled into one, one notices the directions that products and dollars flow around the country - at least in my little sphere.
90% of my local suppliers are Melbourne based, 80% of all products sold are interstate - in order of volume: Melbourne, Brisbane (and surrounds), Sydney, and Western Australia.
Boeing pulling their facility out of Sydney in favour of Melbourne adds to the imbalance.
Why is Sydney/NSW so badly mismanaged? Is is all to be blamed on the string of Premiers we've had? Is it the selling off of all our income bearing assets (lotteries, toll ways etc.)?
Maybe it's the claimed imbalance in GST collections versus distributions?
Transport is buggered, hospitals are buggered, roads are buggered ... OK, we still have water.
Anyone have thoughts on how NSW can be "fixed"?
Is there anyway that we can see a financial balance sheet for NSW? I reckon I could put a red line through some expenses that would help sort things out.......