What about the Opposition whose main role is to question …

Comment on Wakefield in inner cabinet. Paech, McConnell assistant ministers. by Evelyne Roullet.

What about the Opposition whose main role is to question the government of the day and hold them accountable to the public?
In a normal situation the Opposition represents an alternative government, and is responsible for challenging the policies of the government and producing different policies where appropriate.
Political pluralism is an inseparable part of democracy and the government’s acceptance of protest or of the opposition and the existence of an institutional representation of the political opposition are preconditions for the democratic operation of institutions.
Democracies are systems in which the peaceful rivalry for the exercise of power exists constitutionally.
In the words of Raymond Claude Ferdinand Aron, political scientist: “Transforming the ideal into the real requires more than single-minded determination.
“It requires, above all else, an understanding of those conditions which are likely to set limits to what men can achieve.”

Recent Comments by Evelyne Roullet

The stolen child who went to university
@ David, Posted February 11, 2019 at 11:00 pm: “We need to get some things straight here.
If policemen, holy men of the cloth, miners, pastoralist, vagabonds of the day, had kept their trousers buttoned up and not pursued Aboriginal women, there would not be a stolen generation, that is, children sired by non Aboriginal men as those described.”
Your comment underlines the fact that those children were part of two communities: Aboriginal and European.
I am in total agreement with you, it was a disgrace that those children were stolen from their mother; but in this period of history women of any skin colour did not have many rights.


Make September 8 Australia Day, anthem in Pitjantjatjara
Great ideas, Ted.


Planning another plan
I am in total agreement with Puesdo Guru.


Australia Day: Alice’s role in it
@ Alex: I think that unless we sit with all our different sources, we will never agree on this point, as even our government states that Cook claimed Australia.


Australia Day: Alice’s role in it
@ Local 1: you wrote :”Australia’s history really began when first claimed by Philip on the shores of Port Jackson, on January 26, 1788″.
I am a bit confused as I always believe, that is perhaps because of my French history, that Britain Lieutenant James Cook, captain of HMB Endeavour, claimed the eastern portion of the Australian continent for the British Crown in 1770, naming it New South Wales seeking to pre-empt the French colonial empire from expanding into the region.
Louis Antoine de Bougainville 1768 approached the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of North Queensland but was turned away by the surf.
You have to be thankful to the surf because without it you will be French and the 14th of July not the 9th would be our national day.
Britain chose Australia as the site of a penal colony.
But until Queen Victoria gave us our freedom, we were not a nation but a colony.
In my opinion, it is very strange and sad that we celebrate the landing of criminals and prostitutes as our beginning.
Many convicts were left struggling with unemployment, personal relationships, and alcoholism, and drifted through both life and the colony.
Many re-offended for decades after they were freed in Australia, but only committed low-level nuisance and public order offenses – mainly drunkenness and vagrancy – rather than the more serious crimes for which they were initially transported.


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