Politicians with character — where are they now?
If politicians had checked on and then declared their citizenship as soon as a problem was revealed, this farce could have been well and truly behind us (“Parliamentary Island”, 14/11).
The childish behaviour of all politicians, especially both leaders, leads me to despair that any individual places the interest of Australia ahead of personal interest.
I pray, without confidence, that out of this mess a leader will emerge because the nation sorely needs a real leader. Perhaps politicians should hark back to Ben Chifley, who believed that nationalising the banks was in the best interest of Australia.
When warned that this policy would lead to his defeat, he refused to put self interest first and pushed on with the proposal.
Can you imagine any of our current politicians having this much character? John Kjeldsen, Lake Albert