WHERE’S THE RSRT MONEY?
A reasonable person might think an offer to set the record straight about just how Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT) cash has been doled out would be jumped at. Not so in the office of Darren Chester.
Perhaps it’s to do with the disdain the Coalition appears to view almost anything emanating from South Australia, given the likes of SARTA and the SAFC have been doing a lot of the questioning. (If so, it’s a bit tough given SARTA did so much to help Chester raise his profile during the anti-RSRT campaign.)
Maybe, with Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce sending the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority to his own electorate at an estimated cost of $26.5 million, such queries are best ignored as political flacks hope attention just goes away.
Perhaps the said flacks are just too frazzled and overworked to get around to everything and stuff falls through the cracks, despite repeated reminders. Still, that could well be the strains of ‘Silence is Golden’ playing down the grassy flanks of Parliament.