"Is anyone surprised that this is happening under Australia's mandarin speaking prime minister?"
Yes. Because learning another language means... what, exactly?
"Could you just imagine if K Rudd and his bunch of misfits were in government back in 1942? They would have engaged the Japanese to make armaments and clothing for the Australian digger serving in New Guinea. Why doesnât he just hand control of our intelligence gathering over to the Chinese as well?"
You get that we're not actually at war with China, right?
"Not only as a member of the RSL but as importantly a Proud Australian Citizen I feel a huge sense of anger towards the Australian Federal Government to even consider such a deplorable move to have OUR uniforms that are worn by our brave men and women to be made in ANY country other than Australia. Mr. Rudd your relationship with China has gone too far and you are a disgrace to the Australian flag."
Bet if we took a look around your house we'd find plenty of non-Australian made merchandise, wouldn't we?
"So we can drive tanks from the USA and use rifles from Germany but we can't wear unifroms from China. Smacks of racism to me."
A voice of reason?
Seriously, we use planes, helicopters, guns, expertise from countries all over the world. Half of our clothes, a lot of our electronics and countless other things we never think about day to day would be made in China.
What exactly is our problem here?