Steve Brown is very correct. The biggest issue these days …

Comment on If society withholds social licence, would that stop fracking? by Surprised!.

Steve Brown is very correct. The biggest issue these days is that people will not accept the decision made by the pollies, either good or bad.
That in turn leads to, in some cases passive resistance. Then it becomes very damaging.
This passive or active resistance, actually endorses the pollies’ weak policies or to renege on their pre election promises, with the hope that public pressure may assist in overturning a decision.
If this happens, they don’t need to be accountable for their decision and that suites them fine. (Hence they often sit on the fence or shy away from direct answers.)
At the end of the day, when it comes to money, the government will do whatever it is they want to do, with the knowledge that most voters will have forgiven them by the next election.
It’s pretty simple, make the politically sensitive decisions as soon as you get into power, make some for the good of the people towards the election and come time for the election, the masses would have forgotten or forgiven you and you stand a good chance of being re-elected.

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I’m with Janet Brown on this. She puts it succinctly and eloquently.

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When I go walking my dog at night, I carry a knife for protection.
It’s about risk assessment. The risk of being attacked or menaced is a lot higher than being caught by the police, so it makes sense.
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How about the Sewer Rat Award? We could get one of the piss weak pollies to be MC.

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Surely in the legal system there is an avenue as there would be for former company directors?
I wish 1Territory the best of luck and they will get my vote.

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Steve Brown: You raise some excellent points Steve, however you seem to be overlooking one very important fact.
If the government wanted to consult the masses, they should have taken the opinions more seriously.
The fact that they didn’t, is disrespectful to the taxpayer. So, was it just lip service?
I think you’ll find that this may be what has pissed people off.

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