I HAVE to wonder if any of the voters actually read the “small print” about this disastrous fixed four-year term for future parliaments?
Will they think about this when casting their vote in the next state elections?
Consider the “dramas” we could have if they elect another Campbell Newman or Tony Abbott type - STUCK with them for four years – aaaaargh!
There is no upper house in Queensland to “keep them honest” and the “committee” that supposed to review parliamentary decisions appears to be powerless.
Despite promises to the contrary I can’t see any politician willingly giving up a guaranteed extra 12 months (or more) income and overpaid allowances.
I find the council local results similarly disappointing, I can only hope that the “new brooms” sweep an even path to progress both our shire’s rural and tourism development.
Eric Bottle Airlie Beach