After seven years, I believe I’ve turned a corner, Your Honour

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18 Responses to After seven years, I believe I’ve turned a corner, Your Honour

  1. Lee says:

    I have heard that before.
    LOL.

  2. Buccaneer says:

    7 years hard labor your honour, for the people of Queensland

  3. Entropy says:

    I have had a look at the recommendations. It will be honoured in the breech.

  4. Entropy says:

    The most amusing is the requirement for five year contracts for DGs to”avoid the electoral cycle”. Watch nearly every current DG get a brand new five year contract just before the next election.

    If you don’t you are either about to retire or get the message you are out of favour.

    The short termism in policy will continue. In fact the recommendations will be treated as a short term thing to manage through.

  5. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    How can anyone write that hypocrisy and not cringe in embarrassment?
    Probably a staffer though, poor thing.

  6. Chris M says:

    With our new social credit system the activities of all the people will be transparent and they will be held accountable.

  7. Not Trampis says:

    Just another example of a government in too long. All governments should be tossed out after two terms.
    The problems started under the ALP. Hard to see them correcting it.

  8. Petros says:

    We can agree on that, Trampis. The Libs and Nats keep refusing to put up good candidates. I suspect that the federal Libs do not want their state members to be in power.

  9. C.L. says:

    Just another example of a government in too long.

    Yep. Not having a house of review probably doesn’t help – as reluctant as I am to push for another assembly in this over-parliament-ed country.

  10. bollux says:

    Qld doesn’t need a house of review. I will do it for nothing.
    1st review. She’s a lying bitch and should be in jail.
    2nd review All her ministers are crooks.
    3rd review All her ministers are stupid.
    4th review All her decisions are union decisions.

  11. Not Trampis says:

    An Upper house has nothing to do with it. either side of politics simply do the wrong thing into a third term sometimes in the latter half of a second term because they think it is their god given right to do it.
    That is why we need changes of government after two terms no matter how bad the opposition looks.

  12. Boambee John says:

    Non Mentis

    That is why we need changes of government after two terms no matter how bad the opposition looks.

    And just how do you propose to implement this scheme, without destroying the concept of electing the government? A more viable option might be to set term limits on political office (the same on senior bureaucrats might also help).

    Two terms in Parliament across a lifetime, with bans on working as a political adviser on the taxpayer payroll, or a political lobbyist, after those two terms might be a useful start?

  13. Buccaneer says:

    It doesn’t matter which way you slice this, the whole shemozzle highlights how much a waste of time a federal ICAC would be.

    If you believe the nothing to see here statement from CCC today, it should never have been involved. If you don’t then you think the whole shebang is a stitch up by a corrupt government. Either way the voters of Qld are being taken for mugs.

  14. Rockdoctor says:

    The CCC or CMC is emasculated each time it gets too close to a Labor Government. Beattie blatantly did it and Anna just appointed two ALP friendly legal o’s to have an inquiry.

    This is all fluff and very mid term for the ALP. Get all the dirty laundry out 2 years before the election then kiss and make up with the media 6 months out from the campaign where the muckraking on the LNP starts in earnest.

    Beattie perfected it and ALP Governments since have followed it to a tee. LNP however need to start prosecuting more and yes I get the Queensland media gallery is horribly compromised with former ALP staffers.

  15. Not Trampis says:

    Err it was my opinion. I was not advocating a policy proposal.
    an educated person would know that.
    Nah a federal ICAC based on the NSW model would produce results. I suspect the Victorian model would too only slower

  16. Boambee John says:

    Non Mentis

    Err it was my opinion. I was not advocating a policy proposal.
    an educated person would know that.

    So just more faculty lounge theorising, not really an attempt to improve things? Someone who had completed pre-school would know the uselessness of that, and not waste time by bothering to put such silly babble into print.

  17. Entropy says:

    Yep. Not having a house of review probably doesn’t help – as reluctant as I am to push for another assembly in this over-parliament-ed country

    Term limits, and an upper house that has three senators from five regions hash, SEQ, SWQ, WQ, CQ, NQ, FNQ), appointed by sortition from every person that has retired in the last two years. Maximum appointment three years.
    The upper house has as its only functions the review of Bills passed by the lower house, and senate estimates. That is it. No senator can have a ministry.
    It would mean political parties have no role.

  18. Buccaneer says:

    NSW ICAC your s as flawed as the rest. Innocent people dragged out for years, careers ruined over rumour and partisan stitch ups.

    The biggest story in NSW was Milton Orkopoulos. Preying on indigenous kids. ICAC never picked that up and didn’t do anything when the whistleblower was sacked and intimidated for her trouble.

    Worse than useless…

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