It is just absolutely unbelievable what has come out of the ICAC corruption case and to think that all the other Labor party power brokers and parliamentarians had no idea of what was happening right under their noses.......funny that.[/quote]And what about the NSW government, under Barry, Hazzard, etc joining forces with a huge coal mining company to fight against the Bulga residents? Why wasn't Hazzard & Barry neutral in the matter? And IF they have, how have THEY (the Liberals) been "influenced" by big mining companies?
[left][ul][li][url=http://www.theherald.com.au/story/1706573/editorial-taking-sides-on-coal-case/?cs=306][size=2]http://www.theherald.com.au/story/1706573/editorial-taking-sides-on-coal-case/?cs=306[/size][/url][quote=Sean Nicholls, Fairfax journalist][size=2]Rio Tinto[/size][size=2] [/size][b][size=2][u]and the state government are simultaneously[/u][/size][/b][size=2] [/size][size=2]appealing the Land and Environment Court judgment in the NSW Supreme Court in a case that opened on Wednesday.[/size][/quote][/li][/ul][/left]
[size=2]And going from the responses by the Liberals (such as Robyn Parker) in this and related articles (http://www.theherald.com.au/story/1735241/mine-subsidence-devastates-sugarloaf-video-photos/?cs=305), it looks like the NSW government tried to make sure it wasn't known. eg: Parker refusing to reply, even though she is a servant of the people of her area.[/size]
And that's the trouble, while Labor do it to, Liberals thing more like that they are the bosses, with the people serving them, which is incorrect.
And here (http://www.theherald.com.au/story/1734957/transcript-tony-abbott-jeff-mccloy-jaimie-abbott-media-conference/?cs=305) we have Tony Abbott trying to use people that backs them into a corner so to speak, so that have to vote for Abbott.
I wonder if (or should I say when?) Abbott is going to privatise almost all public infrastructure? Andrew Cornwell from the NSW government has already said that governments are there to regulate, not operate. Wonder when Abbott will follow that practise?
[size=2]I know the following are state issues, but that's how federal Liberals are likely to be, although the federal government has been involved.[/size]