Another case of ‘Government knows best what you need’. I …

Comment on Gap pedestrian crossing goes, Feds waive refund by Mark Wilson.

Another case of ‘Government knows best what you need’. I do wonder if anyone actually went to the town camp and asked people what would be the best solution to crossing the road more safely AND IF THEY WOULD USE IT. But that would mean leaving a planning committee and design desk. Of course, such a question would rarely get a truthful answer, so observing behaviours of people over several days would be the best option. Again, leave the office.
Finally this has given me a laugh. Seems the ‘Black Spot’ was in the wrong black spot! If it was in the correct spot a fence would not have been necessary at all! For goodness sake, people need to take personal responsibility when crossing a railway and highway. It isn’t a school zone! The Nanny State cannot stop people from sleeping on the railway line or walking under a road-train however hard they try and however much we pay. To spend this sort of money to get a trolley of grog from the take-away, or a wheel chair across a railway into the busy roadway is sheer lunacy. It’s the Nanny State on steroids.

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Seriously, it is government, or more particularly politicians who put at risk the very essence of our democracy.
Politicians listen to their constituents once every electoral cycle, when they need our vote!
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If Australia had the Swiss system where citizen initiated referenda occur up to four times a year then we would have a much higher form of true direct democracy with less influence by lobbyists (often retired politicians) and special interest groups on the political process.
However, the Swiss system requires a much more involved and educated populace.
Here we rely on compulsory voting to suggest “authenticity” and authority to the electoral process. Sadly the writer, Iain Loganathan of the NT Electoral Commission, relies too much on enrolment numbers as an end in itself.

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Time for a good ol’ fashioned tar and feathering. Can I sell tickets?

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