For many years Alan Jones has been a strong advocate of the conservative side of politics. But from his recent comments there is no doubt recent events in Queensland have outraged Alan.
On Sydney radio station 2GB he recently made some very critical comments about Campbell Newman and Queensland’s LNP Government. In recent times his comments have focused on governance in Queensland.
In view of Jones’s normal political positioning these positions are a remarkable commentary on the accountability, efficacy and ethics of our State government.
Recent criticism of the Queensland Government from judicial figures and Tony Fitzgerald QC have served to add fuel to the fire. Denial comes thick and fast but an essential of good government and justice is that the right thing is not only done, but it appears to be done. Minister Seeney has been at the forefront but it seems no-one is listening to him any more. Our local example is how this Minister ignored the community submissions on the Tondah Harbour PDA, all his actions have been at odds with the Premier’s undertaking to “listen” to the people , after the Redcliffe by-election.
It is unfortunate, but the problems have a ring of the commentary that was laid at the feet of recent (“previous”) governments.
Issues around CSG, electoral reform, political donations, asset sales, and a cynical community engagement process over so called “strong choices” all point to a Government that is no longer listening.
Where does the Queensland electorate turn to next?
Here are links to recent comments by Alan Jones that were broadcast on 2GB. His podcasts to date include:
Wednesday 19 June 2014 (re Tim Carmody)
Are the above are signs of either a worrying trend to past practices, a politically inept government or just bad luck!