Four-year terms

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY VIEWS -

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

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