The Lima Declaration is just one of hundreds of international agreements and treaties signed on behalf of all Australians by a man, usually the Foreign Minister or his candidate. (d) “Industrialised countries are reflecting on their policy on processing and semi-processing raw materials, taking full account of the interests of developing countries in increasing their capacity and industrial potential for processing the raw materials they export” This is an international trade agreement similar to the General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs (G.A.T.T.). The Lima Declaration and action plan called for the redistribution of global industry so that developing countries will have 25% by the year 2000. Today, in Australia, we have lost more than 98% of our industries in the third world, along with our jobs. To do this, radical changes are recommended in traditional approaches and practices. Economic growth in the poorest countries could no longer be seen as the advantage of growth in rich countries. To bridge the gap between rich and poor countries, developing countries should grow faster than developed countries. To this end, the Lima Declaration defines the “core principles of industrialization” and defines “the means by which the international community as a whole could take comprehensive steps to create a new international economic order.” since 2000, our exports of goods and services have doubled. And like the Paris agreement, there is no financial penalty, if you do not respect these agreements, these are just objectives. If we want to change the system, we need a plan. Advance Australia has a five-step plan to change the structure of our government, make political parties irrelevant and put power back in the hands of the people. Australia`s political parties have signed these treaties to undermine Australian sovereignty and give them almost unlimited power to dictate our lives.
It seems that this agreement was the kind of idealistic policy that the Whitlam government had envisioned, but what happened when 30% of our production became 90%. Why have successive governments let so much of our production capacity be lost? We have to make it very clear to our feelings that this is a pile of debris. The automotive industry has long been a power play for unions, there were many other manufacturers in Australia before the loss of Ford and Holden. Nissan closed its Clayton plant in Melbourne after a long battle with unions and fare changes (1992). It is difficult for them to stay here if they cannot compete with production costs abroad. Here is a link to other cars that have been made in Australia, which makes an interesting read. www.whichcar.com.au/features/12-orphan-cars-built-in-australia It is clear that Australian workers are merely the sacrifice of the transformation of economic rationalism into a strange cult of globalization. It is recommended that all those at risk take the time to investigate the GATS and other international trade agreements before it is too late.