A Caretaker Government or a Government That Doesn’t Care

The South Australian Department of Premier and Cabinet has published a document entitled: “CARETAKER CONVENTIONS AND PRE-ELECTION PRACTICES” The document explicitly recognises that after the dissolution of Parliament, the business of government MUST CONTINUE and that “ORDINARY MATTERS OF ADMINISTRATION” must be addressed. Government departments are expected to operate normally. The only restrictions on government during this period ...

They Called It ‘Hobson’s Choice’

For the increasingly diminishing number of citizens who still can manage any interest in the poor excuse we have for politics in this State, the looming elections arouse some disconcerting questions. Should we vote for a party where the best that can be said for it is that it has experience in government? It’s dismal record ...

Is This Really The Best We Can Do?

If there was ever any doubt that our dismal crop of politicians act out of self interest rather than principle, it was removed today when we saw the final death and burying of any hope that an honourable application of the principle of ministerial responsibility might prevail in our parliaments. The PM's attitude has brought ...

Walt Disney Meets Hobson’s Choice

  Job Vacancy – Premier of the State of SA   Applicant #1 – Jay Weatherill. Biggest achievements – UNPRECEDENTED run of making SA’s level of unemployment the highest in Australia, RECORD levels of turmoil and mismanagement in the Health sector, HIGHEST electricity prices in the world, STATEWIDE factory and industry closures, HALF - HEARTED support for ICAC, INCOMPETENCE ...

Weatherill’s Parallel Universe – Oakden and Ministerial Responsibility

The Theory: Ministerial responsibility is an oath taken by ministers that makes them accountable to the Parliament. It is central to the Parliamentary system because it ensures the accountability of the government to the legislature and so, to the people. This differs from the collective responsibility of Cabinet which demands that members of the Cabinet must publicly ...