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Sep 28th, 2022 at 4:12pm
 
‘Best system’: Billionaire Gerry Harvey sparks outrage over China take
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The New Daily
Sep 28 2022

Billionaire Gerry Harvey has sparked outrage again, this time with his suggestion that Australia should make like China’s authoritarian government to get things done.   Angry   

The Harvey Norman co-founder voiced his complementary assessment on the Chinese Communist Party in an interview with news.com.au, complaining that Australia’s fresh Parliament is  “a recipe for disaster”.

“If you want to get something done, the best system is the Chinese one,” he said on Wednesday’s

“You just do it. You’ve got a government that’s in total control and they don’t give a f–k what the people say.”

The comments sparked outrage on social media, where the gaffe-prone Mr Harvey was lambasted for speaking favourably about the Chinese government, which faces international condemnation for its treatment of minority groups and threats to impose its will on Taiwan.


Mr Harvey made the comments while criticising growing local support for so-called ‘teal’ independents over the major two political parties.

In this year’s federal election, Kylea Tink, Sophie Scamps, Zoe Daniel, Monique Ryan and Allegra Spender all unseated Liberal members as part of the ‘teal wave’, named after the colour most of them campaigned in.

Their agendas, including a federal ICAC and a stronger emissions reduction target, directly conflict with the Liberal Party’s stance.

Mr Harvey said the makeup of federal parliament was a “recipe for disaster”, with Australia heading towards a government where Liberal and Labor may only hold “30 per cent” of the vote.

“When you’ve got a government that sees Labor in with full control or Liberal in with full control, you can get things done,” he said.

“When you’ve got a coalition of two, three, four or five or more independents, the process is slowed extraordinarily. They never get stuff done.”

“If I had to predict the future I think there’ll be a lot more of these coalitions. I can see some advantage in that, but then if you want to build a road or a bridge or make something, it never gets done, it’s stopped dead.”


The billionaire retailer has never been shy with his opinions – no matter how out-of-touch they might reveal him to be.

Mr Harvey came under fire early in the pandemic after praising the COVID virus for its effect on Harvey Norman’s sales, while pooh-poohing health concerns.

“You know, this is an opportunity,” he told 60 Minutes.

“Our sales are up in Harvey Norman in Australia by 9 per cent on last year. Our sales in freezers are up 300 per cent. And what about air purifiers? Up 100 per cent.”

But it seems Mr Harvey didn’t want to share his good fortune with employees. Harvey Norman later refused to hand back more than $13 million in JobKeeper subsidies in 2021, despite funnelling hundreds of millions of dollars to investors as profits soared.
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Reply #1 - Sep 28th, 2022 at 4:16pm
 
Time for the nursing home, Gerry.... BTW your business model re staff stank....
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Reply #2 - Sep 28th, 2022 at 4:25pm
 
Am I the only person who thinks Jerry Harvey looks like a turtle?
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Reply #3 - Sep 28th, 2022 at 4:35pm
 
whiteknight wrote on Sep 28th, 2022 at 4:12pm:
‘Best system’: Billionaire Gerry Harvey sparks outrage over China take
Gerry   Sad

The New Daily
Sep 28 2022

Billionaire Gerry Harvey has sparked outrage again, this time with his suggestion that Australia should make like China’s authoritarian government to get things done.   Angry   

The Harvey Norman co-founder voiced his complementary assessment on the Chinese Communist Party in an interview with news.com.au, complaining that Australia’s fresh Parliament is  “a recipe for disaster”.

“If you want to get something done, the best system is the Chinese one,” he said on Wednesday’s

“You just do it. You’ve got a government that’s in total control and they don’t give a f–k what the people say.”

The comments sparked outrage on social media, where the gaffe-prone Mr Harvey was lambasted for speaking favourably about the Chinese government, which faces international condemnation for its treatment of minority groups and threats to impose its will on Taiwan.


Mr Harvey made the comments while criticising growing local support for so-called ‘teal’ independents over the major two political parties.

In this year’s federal election, Kylea Tink, Sophie Scamps, Zoe Daniel, Monique Ryan and Allegra Spender all unseated Liberal members as part of the ‘teal wave’, named after the colour most of them campaigned in.

Their agendas, including a federal ICAC and a stronger emissions reduction target, directly conflict with the Liberal Party’s stance.

Mr Harvey said the makeup of federal parliament was a “recipe for disaster”, with Australia heading towards a government where Liberal and Labor may only hold “30 per cent” of the vote.

“When you’ve got a government that sees Labor in with full control or Liberal in with full control, you can get things done,” he said.

“When you’ve got a coalition of two, three, four or five or more independents, the process is slowed extraordinarily. They never get stuff done.”

“If I had to predict the future I think there’ll be a lot more of these coalitions. I can see some advantage in that, but then if you want to build a road or a bridge or make something, it never gets done, it’s stopped dead.”


The billionaire retailer has never been shy with his opinions – no matter how out-of-touch they might reveal him to be.

Mr Harvey came under fire early in the pandemic after praising the COVID virus for its effect on Harvey Norman’s sales, while pooh-poohing health concerns.

“You know, this is an opportunity,” he told 60 Minutes.

“Our sales are up in Harvey Norman in Australia by 9 per cent on last year. Our sales in freezers are up 300 per cent. And what about air purifiers? Up 100 per cent.”

But it seems Mr Harvey didn’t want to share his good fortune with employees. Harvey Norman later refused to hand back more than $13 million in JobKeeper subsidies in 2021, despite funnelling hundreds of millions of dollars to investors as profits soared.


For once he is right.  China is cool

Don't reply Grappy, I will ignore it
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Reply #4 - Sep 28th, 2022 at 4:41pm
 
whiteknight wrote on Sep 28th, 2022 at 4:12pm:
‘Best system’: Billionaire Gerry Harvey sparks outrage over China take
Gerry   Sad

The New Daily
Sep 28 2022

Billionaire Gerry Harvey has sparked outrage again, this time with his suggestion that Australia should make like China’s authoritarian government to get things done.   Angry   

Not surprising

As the seller of overpriced crap, Harvey would understand the Chinese concept of Cha Bu Duo.

The Chinese - once the makers of the world's finest things; now reduced to fraud and thieving from each other (or poisoning each other) and anyone stupid enough to buy their crap.

Hardley Normal would fit right into the current Chinese psyche.
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Reply #5 - Sep 28th, 2022 at 4:59pm
 
MeisterEckhart wrote on Sep 28th, 2022 at 4:41pm:
whiteknight wrote on Sep 28th, 2022 at 4:12pm:
‘Best system’: Billionaire Gerry Harvey sparks outrage over China take
Gerry   Sad

The New Daily
Sep 28 2022

Billionaire Gerry Harvey has sparked outrage again, this time with his suggestion that Australia should make like China’s authoritarian government to get things done.   Angry   

Not surprising

As the seller of overpriced crap, Harvey would understand the Chinese concept of Cha Bu Duo.

The Chinese - once the makers of the world's finest things; now reduced to fraud and thieving from each other (or poisoning each other) and anyone stupid enough to buy their crap.

Hardley Normal would fit right into the current Chinese psyche.


Chinese goods are actually often of high quality nowadays
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Reply #6 - Sep 28th, 2022 at 5:04pm
 
whiteknight wrote on Sep 28th, 2022 at 4:12pm:
The comments sparked outrage on social media



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FutureTheLeftWant wrote on Sep 28th, 2022 at 4:35pm:
China is cool



If you are a FutureTheLeftWankTo totalitrarian, that is.



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Reply #8 - Sep 28th, 2022 at 5:12pm
 
FutureTheLeftWant wrote on Sep 28th, 2022 at 4:35pm:
whiteknight wrote on Sep 28th, 2022 at 4:12pm:
‘Best system’: Billionaire Gerry Harvey sparks outrage over China take
Gerry   Sad

The New Daily
Sep 28 2022

Billionaire Gerry Harvey has sparked outrage again, this time with his suggestion that Australia should make like China’s authoritarian government to get things done.   Angry   

The Harvey Norman co-founder voiced his complementary assessment on the Chinese Communist Party in an interview with news.com.au, complaining that Australia’s fresh Parliament is  “a recipe for disaster”.

“If you want to get something done, the best system is the Chinese one,” he said on Wednesday’s

“You just do it. You’ve got a government that’s in total control and they don’t give a f–k what the people say.”

The comments sparked outrage on social media, where the gaffe-prone Mr Harvey was lambasted for speaking favourably about the Chinese government, which faces international condemnation for its treatment of minority groups and threats to impose its will on Taiwan.


Mr Harvey made the comments while criticising growing local support for so-called ‘teal’ independents over the major two political parties.

In this year’s federal election, Kylea Tink, Sophie Scamps, Zoe Daniel, Monique Ryan and Allegra Spender all unseated Liberal members as part of the ‘teal wave’, named after the colour most of them campaigned in.

Their agendas, including a federal ICAC and a stronger emissions reduction target, directly conflict with the Liberal Party’s stance.

Mr Harvey said the makeup of federal parliament was a “recipe for disaster”, with Australia heading towards a government where Liberal and Labor may only hold “30 per cent” of the vote.

“When you’ve got a government that sees Labor in with full control or Liberal in with full control, you can get things done,” he said.

“When you’ve got a coalition of two, three, four or five or more independents, the process is slowed extraordinarily. They never get stuff done.”

“If I had to predict the future I think there’ll be a lot more of these coalitions. I can see some advantage in that, but then if you want to build a road or a bridge or make something, it never gets done, it’s stopped dead.”


The billionaire retailer has never been shy with his opinions – no matter how out-of-touch they might reveal him to be.

Mr Harvey came under fire early in the pandemic after praising the COVID virus for its effect on Harvey Norman’s sales, while pooh-poohing health concerns.

“You know, this is an opportunity,” he told 60 Minutes.

“Our sales are up in Harvey Norman in Australia by 9 per cent on last year. Our sales in freezers are up 300 per cent. And what about air purifiers? Up 100 per cent.”

But it seems Mr Harvey didn’t want to share his good fortune with employees. Harvey Norman later refused to hand back more than $13 million in JobKeeper subsidies in 2021, despite funnelling hundreds of millions of dollars to investors as profits soared.


For once he is right.  China is cool

Don't reply Grappy, I will ignore it


Sad, innit... poor widdle Gewwy upset over teals so he goes for the Chinese Solution... in a Chinese nation style he should be charged with corruption and sent to the gulag... that's the normal cover for removing someone talking up another nation's government style...

Oh - Gerry who?  If lefty ignores me any more he'll be able to put his comments to me out in book form.....

Cool Cool  Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin  Cool Cool
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Reply #9 - Sep 28th, 2022 at 5:16pm
 
FutureTheLeftWant wrote on Sep 28th, 2022 at 4:59pm:
MeisterEckhart wrote on Sep 28th, 2022 at 4:41pm:
whiteknight wrote on Sep 28th, 2022 at 4:12pm:
‘Best system’: Billionaire Gerry Harvey sparks outrage over China take
Gerry   Sad

The New Daily
Sep 28 2022

Billionaire Gerry Harvey has sparked outrage again, this time with his suggestion that Australia should make like China’s authoritarian government to get things done.   Angry   

Not surprising

As the seller of overpriced crap, Harvey would understand the Chinese concept of Cha Bu Duo.

The Chinese - once the makers of the world's finest things; now reduced to fraud and thieving from each other (or poisoning each other) and anyone stupid enough to buy their crap.

Hardley Normal would fit right into the current Chinese psyche.


Chinese goods are actually often of high quality nowadays

No, they're not. They never were.

The Chinese happily thieve from each other. There's nothing even the Chinese can do about it unless the ripped-off one has more guan xi than the thief.
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Reply #10 - Sep 28th, 2022 at 5:19pm
 
One thing Gerry Harvey would learn quick enough, if he was a billionaire in China, is - The CCP harvests the wealth of billionaires in China. The only ones who get to keep their wealth are those with very high connections with the CCP leadership.
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Reply #11 - Sep 28th, 2022 at 5:36pm
 
MeisterEckhart wrote on Sep 28th, 2022 at 5:16pm:
The Chinese happily thieve from each other. There's nothing even the Chinese can do about it unless the ripped-off one has more guan xi than the thief.


I guess if you're a racist? 

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Reply #12 - Sep 28th, 2022 at 5:40pm
 
FutureTheLeftWant wrote on Sep 28th, 2022 at 5:36pm:
MeisterEckhart wrote on Sep 28th, 2022 at 5:16pm:
The Chinese happily thieve from each other. There's nothing even the Chinese can do about it unless the ripped-off one has more guan xi than the thief.


I guess if you're a racist? 


You need to talk to people who've lived in China. You could try buying something of value online from sellers based in China; see what you get.
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Reply #13 - Sep 28th, 2022 at 5:42pm
 
MeisterEckhart wrote on Sep 28th, 2022 at 5:40pm:
FutureTheLeftWant wrote on Sep 28th, 2022 at 5:36pm:
MeisterEckhart wrote on Sep 28th, 2022 at 5:16pm:
The Chinese happily thieve from each other. There's nothing even the Chinese can do about it unless the ripped-off one has more guan xi than the thief.


I guess if you're a racist? 


You need to talk to people who've lived in China. You could try buying something of value online from sellers based in China; see what you get.


Look, the west looks to china for cheap poo and they provide it.  Doens't mean EVERYTHING sold in china is crap
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Reply #14 - Sep 28th, 2022 at 5:44pm
 
FutureTheLeftWant wrote on Sep 28th, 2022 at 5:42pm:
MeisterEckhart wrote on Sep 28th, 2022 at 5:40pm:
FutureTheLeftWant wrote on Sep 28th, 2022 at 5:36pm:
MeisterEckhart wrote on Sep 28th, 2022 at 5:16pm:
The Chinese happily thieve from each other. There's nothing even the Chinese can do about it unless the ripped-off one has more guan xi than the thief.


I guess if you're a racist? 


You need to talk to people who've lived in China. You could try buying something of value online from sellers based in China; see what you get.


Look, the west looks to china for cheap poo and they provide it.  Doens't mean EVERYTHING sold in china is crap

Yes, it does. Chinese hierarchy is based on guan xi (influence). You are respected by who you know. Everyone else is fair game.
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