Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

I AM sick and tired of hear­ing about lead­er­ship spills and back­room back­stab­bers desta­bil­is­ing political par­ties - both state and fed­eral. The lat­est fi­asco with Stephen Smith try­ing to take over the WA La­bor lead­er­ship was the last straw. This is not an episode of Game Of Thrones. This is our lives you are mess­ing with. So Mark McGowan is not charis­matic. That will not stop him de­vel­op­ing good pol­icy. And be­lieve me, good poli­cies are what we need to hear from both sides of pol­i­tics. We want poli­cies that pro­vide bet­ter health care for se­niors, more child­care places , jobs for our youth and long-term se­cu­rity for the as­sets we have worked so hard to gather. The na­tion needs wide-rang­ing tax re­form to en­sure we have a strong fi­nan­cial ba­sis into the fu­ture. Stop mak­ing it about per­son­al­ity. It is not your job to be pop­u­lar. Leave that to Kim Kar­dashian. Gov­ern the coun­try prop­erly and you will be judged ac­cord­ingly.

Rick Lee - re­gional editor

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