So, Ms Kosky has resigned. The reasons for her resignation are entirely honourable. But this is an election year, and her record – that is, the Brumby Government’s record – on transport will be tested in Novemeber when we all go to the polls. I imagine that I am not alone in asking how many conductors could be gainfully employed on our trains and trams with 1.3 billion dollars instead of a complicated new ticketing system.
But not only transport. Water, economy, health, education, the bushfire warning system, crime and policing, and a host of othe problems have beset this government. Add to that the penchant the Attourney General has for remodelling our social mores, and the bill liberalising abortion, and I cannot say that there is much that endears me to this current State Government.
But where is the alternative? Where is the strong and principled leadership from the State Opposition, leadership that we need to see now if we are going to have a credible alternative come the November polls? I don’t see it. And before the November election comes around, I would very much like too.
It’s time we had some real alternatives in our State politics, otherwise there will be no competition come November.