I am not going to waste my time talking to a fool who doesn't know what he is talking about.Yeah, clearly
Here's what I think should happen:
The government says, "no (*)(*)(*)(*) off and earn your own living." 20 million must be taken from other industries. This means the government needs to tax Australians $20 million to pay for a measly 1000 jobs. Consider doing this for every business that couldn't compete? That being said, the factory would not close, and there is no such thing as "cant do anything else." What they would do is lay off some people so they didn't have to pay them all, and could thus lower the price of the widgets. They could also set about improving the production capacity of their company to make the widgets at a cheaper price. There are a myriad of things they could do. By getting money, this means people in China cannot compete with Australians because Australians get a subsidy. Consequently consumers generally are not better off because they need to pay for other people's jobs. It is not the community that would lose 180 million if the business went under. The people that would lose the 180 million would be the company.
Hows that? When did the Australian government start subsidize Chinese industry?
Wrong. Because the Chinese widgets are cheaper, the consumers of them pay less, thus having more money to do other stuff.
Can you see the sense in providing government assistance to industry now?
No. The cost-benefit calculation inevitably means Aussies lose out generally, because people have to essentially pay the wages of others. The reality is jobs are created constantly. The guys form the factory could go work somewhere else, or get training/education, which I support improving, that allows them to reenter the labor force without strife.
Go through the others because the ones you have mentioned here are flawed to say the least.