Sil­ver lin­ing

The Advertiser - - LETTERS -

WITH SA La­bor’s ap­par­ent strat­egy of “neg­a­tive pop­u­la­tion tra­jec­tory” (that is, de­clin­ing pop­u­la­tion) which is clearly ev­i­denced by the loss of an­other seat in the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives in Can­berra, there comes the prob­a­bly un­in­tended con­se­quence of enor­mous long-term ben­e­fits.

At some fu­ture point the new RAH will be the right size and trend­ing to­wards be­ing too big for the state, there will be more than enough elec­tric­ity for ev­ery­one (we could then sell the sur­plus to the Vics), un­em­ploy­ment will de­crease, there will be less con­ges­tion on the roads, fewer com­plaints about pub­lic trans­port, fewer kids un­der­achiev­ing at school, de­creas­ing com­plaints about burst wa­ter pipes, Leesa Vlahos would be able to cope with de­clin­ing num­bers and the list goes on and on.

And then our fear­less lead­ers could sell every­thing left, which might be enough to pay off SA’s debts and live hap­pily ever after ... and be right about every­thing.

So you can see that ev­ery cloud has a sil­ver lin­ing. CHRISTO­PHER JAY,


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