WHAT a disgraceful week we have just witnessed from Canberra.
The grubby back stabbing to oust an elected Prime Minister, again. The current crop of politicians we have elected to look after the interests of our country have let us down again. I used to vote Labor but dumped them when they sucked up to the Greens to ensure they held a house majority, and I will not vote for them again for that reason.
Politicians in Australia are self indulgent, considering only themselves and ways to maintain their seats at the next election. Their skills include:
Failing to answer direct questions
Ensuring they claim all possible entitlements
Slagging each other during the farce they call question time
Stabbing each other in the back to achieve their own aims
Putting off major projects that may impede their re-election and not properly looking after country and constituents.
The party with the most seats calls themselves the government while the other major party calls itself the opposition.
What a crock, all elected MPs are Members of Parliament and are therefore a member of the formed government. One party however does not hold enough seats to pass a bill or other motion.
It’s time for change. It’s time to have all MPs act as voted, part of the sitting government.
It’s time to insist that the house votes for the Prime Minister and not just the party holding a majority of seats or, failing that, the people vote for the PM.
In short they need to be held accountable and maybe make some of them redundant.
Maybe it’s time to rid ourselves of state government and have only federal government and local government (shires) but this would need some reorganisation.
— Lindsay Creighton,