April 22, 2021

Westminster dictatorship in action

Victorian Premier John Brumby’s self-imposed ‘desal’ industrial overrun of a quiet rural Wonthaggi community, his belittling of Kinglake fire survivors, his prepossessed deals with donating commercial developers, all convey a Westminster dictatorship in action, or a unicameral presumptive autocracy.

‘Community consultation’ in Lib/Lab factional politics only exists in the expensive public documents of outsourced government consultants.

Australia’s unquestioned and antiquated Westminster system lingers from mother Britain 200 years ago. On paper it is eulogized as ‘responsible government’, while in political practice discredited in Lib/Lab co-op party politics reliant upon cults of personality.

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