Labor has disembowelled itself and we’re all standing around trying to divine the future from its spilled entrails.
The Opposition capers about in the background, pointing to spots on the liver.
But most of the real world pays this voodoo little mind - they’re focussed on their families, kids, jobs, their problems, their worries, their lives. Has there ever been a bigger disconnect between what matters in people’s lives and what the political chatter is about?
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Today Kevin Rudd will hold his first Community Cabinet of this election year, bringing his road show to Adelaide, no doubt with much fanfare and pageantry. According to recent news reports it also comes at not insignificant cost with taxi and hire cars fares alone clocking in at $10,000 plus for the Labor promoting talkfests.
If Kevin Rudd is serious about responding to community concerns there are a number of key issues he simply cannot ignore or baffle his way out of with his usual unintelligible answers. He must tackle these issues head on if these visits are to be of any benefit.
First and foremost for South Australians and anyone who cares about the health of our rivers and river communities is our ongoing water crisis. It is clear that Kevin Rudd has not managed to ‘end the blame game’ on water as he promised. His so-called historic agreement reached in 2008 is riddled with so many loopholes and concessions to the States that he clearly should go back to the drawing board if he is serious about attaining real national management of the Murray Darling.