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http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/anz-boss-dumps-labor-in-worlds-weak-club/story-e6frg8zx-1226036244587

Labor's deal with the Greens to secure power has left it vulnerable in having to manage "minority" interests. "The political cycle is based on survival rather than the good of the country." We don't need something that just clips the ticket and puts on a few more public servants to oversee it.

From the rampant cost blow outs on the NBN, to the job and equity destroying ineffectiveness of the carbon tax. These policies are driven by the need to do something that seems appealing irrespective of its actual value.

We have government of the people, by the opportunistic, for the minority interests.
Posted by Shadow Minister, Saturday, 9 April 2011 4:40:40 AM
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Why don't we just assign Labor to the irrelevant box !
Posted by individual, Saturday, 9 April 2011 8:28:06 AM
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SM, we had a similar discussion a few weeks back where I suggested that we donít really know what Juliaís plan is. I think we are at the stage where we might be able to suggest that there isnít one.

She seems to have opened just too many battle fronts for her government to be sustainable. Itís all about tactical responses to contentious issues created by her. The more she and her ministers protest that there are no issues, everything is fine and on track, the more questions remain unanswered, the greater the loss of cred.

There is evidence that the electorate has simply switched off and is waiting for the next election. Much damage will be inflicted on the Australian economy in the meantime however; there are so many similarities with the NSW ALP that we appear to be on track for the same result.

Just let them get on with it, the own goals are coming thick and fast.
Posted by spindoc, Saturday, 9 April 2011 9:51:33 AM
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Shadow Minister,

Government for minority interests? You mean like no tax for miners, and polluters, no stimulus money for schools, bashing the unemployed and disabled, being ardently in favour of regulating who we sleep with, who we marry, what we do with our bodies, who can have children and how and the list goes on. You're talking about the Liberals - we get it!
Posted by Lexi, Saturday, 9 April 2011 10:16:43 AM
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no stimulus money for schools,
Lexi,
It's not money that's needed there, it's integrity & sense that'll pull the education system out of the hole, not money. It's money that's made education what it is today, a hopeless waste of resources.
Posted by individual, Saturday, 9 April 2011 10:28:54 AM
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Dear Individual,

School facilities that are in dire need of repair
won't be fixed by "integrity." Money would repair the basics at least.

Of course more than just money is needed to fix the education system. However, it's a start.
Posted by Lexi, Saturday, 9 April 2011 11:11:30 AM
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