The two ‘preferred’ parties have not learned anything for decades, as the rot we see today didn’t start last week. They are both pushing us towards the American system which is based on who has the most money in elections, and you only vote for the leader in every electorate, and the decisions are made primarily on the lobbying (who has the biggest paper bag) in the outer rooms of congress.
Australian farming land, mining, manufacturing is fast becoming purely foreign owned and in many cases foreign Government owned and the two ‘preferred’ parties have done absolutely nothing to stop this process but instead actively seek these foreigners to buy up our country.
Both of the ‘preferred’ parties have sold our assets faster than garage sale. Before the asset sell off Local Government held 90% of all public assets … it is probably closer to 95% now. Thank heavens at that level they depend on those assets to serve their communities. Maybe the idiots at the higher levels should take a step down to realty.
At the end of the day I believe that the Local and State Governments should all be abandoned and we have regional Governments with a National Government, bit like the Kiwis. We have too many levels that all want taxes. With the States gone then there would be more money in small business and citizens pockets which would help the economy in ways the two ‘preferred’ parties couldn’t dream up.