Na­tion’s po­lit­i­cal sys­tem in to­tal state of dis­ar­ray

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

I THINK we need to an­swer some ques­tions on what is hap­pen­ing to our beau­ti­ful coun­try.

We are plagued with a drug prob­lem where drug lords are get­ting away with de­stroy­ing lives.

Mean­while there is high un­em­ploy­ment and some youths don’t want to work but rather just live on the dole.

Our po­lit­i­cal sys­tem has bro­ken down and lit­tle gets done.

Re­gions are be­ing ne­glected for cap­i­tal cities as their pop­u­la­tion con- tin­ues to grow and they yell for more trans­port and wider roads to get them to work. All this is done at the ex­pense of the re­gions and as well they want more po­lit­i­cal rep­re­sen­ta­tion.

With all this, the coun­try is go­ing down the gur­gler.

Let’s look at the coun­try as a whole. We have six states and two ter­ri­to­ries all act­ing as a separate en­ti­ties with their own gov­ern­ments and with a fed­er­a­tion set up for spe­cial pur­poses.

What we need is one na­tion and one gov­ern­ment to pre­vent in many cases seven ev­ery pol­icy.

I re­mem­ber a New Zealand prime min­is­ter say­ing Aus­tralia can never make a de­ci­sion in one day as seven or more peo­ple want their own way.

Take, for in­stance, the fol­low­ing blun­ders: the rail net­work, power net­work and wa­ter in­fra­struc­ture.

The po­lit­i­cal sys­tem does not work and in most cases we pay those in the Op­po­si­tion huge sums and ex­tras and they do noth­ing but stop gov­ern­ment from de­vel­op­ing pol­icy. They should or eight de­ci­sions on be help­ing them to come up with a bet­ter de­ci­sion.

We have pri­vacy laws now de­stroy­ing past behaviours. Our health suf­fers due to dif­fer­ent state po­lices and our laws are not stan­dard.

I be­lieve we need one gov­ern­ment de­cid­ing on pol­icy and the states and coun­cils abol­ished and we have re­gions through­out the na­tion who do the work un­der the con­trol of a man­age­ment team elected by the peo­ple. GARTH HAR­RI­GAN,

Aitken­vale.

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