Secret Politician’s Business

  The resort to so-called ‘Cabinet confidentiality’ by Mr Malinauskas and the Labor Opposition concerning the report presented by former Police Commissioner Mal Hyde into carers working with vulnerable children, is as breathtaking in its arrogance as it is cruel in its effect. While cabinet members have traditionally claimed the right to keep differing opinions expressed amongst ...

You Scratch My Back, I’ll Watch Yours

  It is a well entrenched principle of sentencing in the criminal law that certain features of a case may be regarded as mitigatory in their effect on punishment. Such features might include a plea of guilty, a demonstration of remorse, forgiveness by the victim or assistance given to the investigating authorities. The absence of these features does ...

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 ...

It’s Slipping Away ……

Think of every woman you’ve ever loved. Think of every woman you’ve ever known. Think of every woman you’ve ever seen. Think of every woman you’ve ever heard of. If they are in Australia, more than half of them have been sexually harassed. More than half of them. Just read the latest report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.   Is there any ...

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 ...

On Ya Bike!

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  After the failed, ill-considered and expensive experiment in Frome Street, we have recently been presented with the latest plan to do the impossible: to retro-fit Adelaide city with bicycle freeways that are safe for riders, car users and pedestrians.   Of course if we were back in the days of Col. Light with a blank canvass upon ...