With the election only weeks away, I'm sure that the J4SA team will be looking for things to open before the election and take credit for.
Why shouldn't they? Do you really think that there would be anything to open if the 'Liberals' had been in power? I challenge you to think of anything past negativity and middle class welfare for which they stand – particularly the squabbling cabal that runs the South Australian division of the Tea Party.
With all their faults and mistakes (and there are many) Labor governments have begun and largely completed very many improvements in the fabric of our state. We would have had a tunnel link and light rail station under King William Street between Glenelg and Tea Tree Plaza but for bloody minded sabotage by an incoming 'Liberal' government, and then there wouldn't have been the need for the 'Liberal' confected protests on the Parliament House steps against extending the tram, a development which a very few supported (as I did with a large placard) at that same meeting. Its success is demonstrated by the day long crowding with consequent increases in frequency, and it is only the first step towards eventual extension into suburbia.
Much of the criticism of the present government's inability to get private contractors
to honour their obligations on time should be laid upon those throughout Australia who got rid of government rail systems with their permanent 'hands on' experienced staffs
in favour of privatization, with no guarantee that anything but the profit motive would bring about anything like efficiency. Had real railwaymen
had the money invested and the task of renewing and electrifying rail infrastructure it would all have been completed long ago without closures, for example the complete reconstruction of the Adelaide station and the Hilton Hotel over it.
Finally, as a 'John Stuart Mill' liberal, I object to the misuse of that honorable term by people who stand for a high degree of legislated interference in the private lives of their fellow citizens, with one exception – the fostering of complete freedom to manipulate the financial system to their personal advantage. The term is used in its correct sense in the U.S.A.. The people most despised by right wing Republicans, 'Born Again Christians' and Tea Party types are liberals like me who believe in real freedom of the individual, so long as he respects the similar rights of others. I see very little evidence that the 'Liberal' party is anything other than the 'I'm All Right Jack' party. Now you'll really have something against which to fulminate.