It’s a hidden political agenda
THE issue of four- year terms for politicians has raised its ugly head again.
The politicians will tell us they need that time to implement their policies but knowing politicians there is always an ulterior motive which is that they are eligible for their huge superannuation payouts and all the lurks and perks they get when leaving public office which is only available after seven years in office.
By having three- year terms they need to be elected three times to collect their payout. By having four- year terms they will only need to win two elections to qualify.
How greedy can they be? The way the political parties are changing so quickly these days they don’t need four- year terms as they have trouble running the country for 20 minutes.
If they are going to open up the Constitution for this then maybe it’s time to also phase out state governments which have outlived their usefulness.
In 1901 when it was formed vast distances had to be travelled to attend Parliament either by horse or sea travel which took a long time so the states were formed to self- govern themselves. In this jet age anybody can be in any part of Australia to another in two hours or so. The money saved would be monstrous.
Some cities in the world have more inhabitants than the whole of Australia and they don’t have seven governments, seven police forces, seven health departments, seven traffic systems ( licensing and registration). But we only have one passport. LEN BATES,