Ten political promises that will never be fulfilled
Just to save readers’ time in this year of endless and often meaningless election promises, here are 10 things you can skim over because they’ll probably never happen.
1. High-speed rail link between Sydney and Melbourne (or anywhere).
2. Second Sydney Airport (at least until the current one virtually stops).
3. Any policy announcement that comes with the prefix “feasibility “or “strategic” study (see Nos. 1 & 2).
4. Real competition in petrol pricing.
5. Any announcements that promise smaller government, less government or abolition of any tier of government.
6. Any announcements that promise a “crackdown” or “tougher laws,” eg on welfare cheats, car hoons, bikie gangs.
7. Cheaper energy bills.
8. Any party or individual pledging to “break the mould of Australian politics.” (see No. 9)
9. Katter’s Australian Party, Rob Oakeshott.
10. The Republic.
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