Everyone knows the mining industry is not sustainable, so thats a short term solution.
When the car makers and mining are gone from Australia we are going to have a lot of half skilled workers twiddling their thumbs. Possibly looking at YOUR job
Which would you rather have? 1000 jobs that we have to bail out every few years, or cheaper cars and significantly less of a tax drain for 22,000,000 people? If the field is not sustainable, then it's not sustainable. ADM as it sits now is not sustainable. I'll say it again, it is not sustainable. It doesn't matter how much anyone bitches and moans about losing 1000 jobs, if a field is requiring multi-billion dollar bailouts, then it's not working.
And what happens when you lose your job? You find another one. That's it. You do what it takes to find another job. If that means changing fields, then you change fields. It's the nature of every single person on the planet's job. Welcome to capitalism. When a market can no longer compete, it dies and the world adapts to a new market to fill the old.