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 ...

Time’s Up

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Whether you believe that it came from the Chinese, the Russians, the Greeks or the Italians, there’s something about the adage that “The fish rots from the head”, that resonates more and more in South Australia. It may be because of Ministers who, left unchallenged for so long, have assumed an arrogant sense of entitlement, ...

Just Tell Us the Truth – We Can Handle It

One thing is disturbingly clear from the contributions made to the nuclear waste dump debate by Jay Weatherill and Steven Marshall. They’ve both missed or deliberately ignored the main game - is having a nuclear waste dump in our backyard or even underneath it, safe? Safe for us, safe for our families, our children, their ...

Where To From Here? #2

 Where to From Here? #2 To most of us Trump’s ascension to the Presidency was more than a surprise, it was a total shock. It wasn’t that Clinton was such a standout candidate but uniquely, she did have some of the experience that seemed essential for running the world’s most powerful nation. Many years of public ...