Why won’t the PM call an early election?
It was total humiliation, but the Prime Minister will not call an early election. Why?
Just a thought, but does he need more time to see if some new arrivals "accidentally" slip through the Border Force net before the next election.
Also to complete this unpleasant exercise, please detail just how many people have perished already with inadequate medical attention, and how many have already been transferred here for treatment?
It is approximately 900 that have been transferred already, I believe.
So what's the problem? Oh, there is an election in three months.
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I apologize for my cynicism, but seriously, you can read this bloke like a book.
Just for a moment PM, but can you give more attention to the poor buggers up in Queensland suffering unimaginable hardship; the disaster of the recent banking enquiry and the casualties that has created; the just commenced Royal Commission into aged care, with horrific details in just the first two days, which your Government has done absolutely nothing about in your time in Government. If not, why not?
Just another reminder. What about the Boeing arrivals that arrive in a suit and tie, and over stay their welcome, allegedly,being 50,000 a year.
No Prime Minister, if you think you are on a winner with your callous attitude, call an election now, and let the general public decide if your one and only "scare the living daylights out of them" delivered by megaphone on a daily basis - is successful.
Ken Price, Eaglehawk
GovHub and Bendigo creek plan are ‘flawed’
The push by the City of Greater Bendigo Council for two major projects, being a Government hub and upgrading the Bendigo creek, are both flawed and completely unnecessary.
The Government Hub has been presented using half truths, superstition, guesses and more hope than fact or reality. The fact is that not all council departments can be located there and who is really set to gain, because it is certainly not the ratepayers.
The land and building is owned by our ratepayers so why give it up to a state government if not for political and self interest reasons. There is no proper plan or business case presented and there has been no consultation and input of any significance by residents.
The council who are responsible for storm water should get their act together and fix the many flooding issues and water across local roads each time we experience heavy rains.
Projects such as the hub and Bendigo creek, along with others before them, ultimately have and will cost ratepayers dearly. This council and many before them have a long record of not listening to residents and consistently mismanaging projects.
Our current CEOs predecessor also pushed a similar hub proposal and one that was shut down by just a couple of councillors who put the residents' interests first. We can only hope this current bunch does the same and if not we will know who they truly support.
Stuart Symes, Epsom
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