Gone, but not forgotten
So the inevitable has happened, and Bridget McKenzie has resigned.
But the breathtaking arrogance of Scott Morrison treating the Australian public with absolute contempt, leaves any fair minded person bereft of any possible excuse for this disgraceful behavior.
The fact that Mr Morrison has declared there was nothing wrong with the allocation of the sports grants, (totally contrary to the Auditor General's report), reiterates once again that this government does not give a stuff about guidelines or any behavior bordering on ethical.
No, quite the opposite.
The posturing by Ms McKenzie and Mr Morrison was sickening to watch.
They may as well given the public the middle finger salute.
Any trust that the public had in the political process has totally disappeared, and is only going to go further down the toilet the longer this " pathetic excuse for a Government" remains.
How can anybody have any confidence in people who allegedly have no respect for taxpayers money, which has been used to effectively go a long way to winning the last election.
Now they have effectively admitted that they have allegedly misused these funds because now the " rules" are going to be changed so this does not happen again.
It has been very obvious for some time now that the Liberal National party have had very little regard for the public, and they have acted like they could do whatever they like.
This may halt the taxpayer funded express temporarily, but previous behaviour tell us this will not be the last time this happens.
Ken Price, Eaglehawk
Water demand is a concern
Our population keeps increasing, but not so the amount of rain, or the flow of our rivers.
On the contrary, our rivers are becoming drained to a trickle, due to irrigation and increasing general demand.
Also the level of underground water is being gradually reduced and Australia is becoming more dehydrated.
Instead of the lush vegetation in coastal areas spreading inland, the dry areas are extending towards the coast.
Bush fires are increasing in volume and many properties and thousands of hectares of forests are being burned.
With the destruction of vegetation the amount of carbon keeps rising and so does the general temperature.