Prime Minister John Howard has defended his call for business money to pay for ads supporting WorkChoices. The Retail and Industry organisations have rejected Mr Howard's call for cash.
He is reported to have stated: "It's desirable in a debate about public policy that those people who believe in good policy come out and support good policy". Health Minster Tony Abbott has weighed in with "the unions are going to run a multi-million dollar blitzkrieg against the Government's workplace relations reforms." That is 'the scare tactic' - an attempt to intimidate employer organisations into coughing up, and remind voters how scary unions are (supposed to be) His use of the word 'blitzkrieg' is interesting, given Paul Keating's reference to John Howard's Nationalism, and its subsequent comparisons to Hitler.
With regard to John Howard's statement that "those people who believe in good policy come out and support good policy" - we should look forward to the Liberal and National Parties putting their money where their mouth is.