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 ...

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 ...

Last Gasp Government

    So the government has stirred from its slumber and has actually recognized that the State has been poorly served in its supply of energy.   It should be congratulated for recognizing the need to act, however belatedly. No South Australian would deny that something had to be done and, in time, the full analysis of their proposed ...

State Governments – Who Should Be In Them?

What do we need in our State government? Historically, our governments have been made up of (usually) well-meaning individuals with little or no previous experience in the work of the portfolios that they are assigned. Few Ministers for Health have ever held a degree in medicine, few Attorneys General have ever practiced at length in the law, ...

Labor’s Sinking Ship

South Australian Politics Leaves Government Up For Grabs And so it starts. Plip, plop, plip, plop ..... The sound of the rats deserting the sinking Labor ship is unmistakeable. South Australians are no longer surprised at the pettiness, incompetence and arrogance of the long term beneficiaries of the public purse who are now lining up to ...