Monday, 12 September 2016

Sack Brandis clean up corruption, or face rebellion.

It doesn't matter what George Brandis's son did or didn't do. What is wrong is that the person who represented him donated money to Brandis. Brandis has awarded this lawyer a $370k per annum role. This type of thing is at epidemic levels in Australian politics, although rarely this blatant. How it has been allowed to evolve to this level is disgraceful. Our political system is in real strife. This issue is one of the incredibly serious issues that must be eradicated, or our nation is screwed and it's fate sealed.                                                          
Actions like the attorney generals have rendered our allegedly independent authorities & broadcasters controlled facades. Through carefully selected political appointments. Just prior to the federal election in 2016 130 appointments were made by the caretaker government. This is designed almost as an insurance policy for the incumbent government to maintain high levels of control, should they fail to win the election. Many of these jobs go to donors family members associates. Similar things are happening with government contracts.
                                                               
Malcolm Turnbull should ask for Brandis to resign or sack him immediately. I doubt he will have the courage or gumption to do either. I fear the standards that MPs have for probity & compliance are in an irredeemable place in 2016.
I think our political system is so polluted via donations lobbyists and things aforementioned that only a revolution & a caretaker government with wide-ranging powers could fix what is wrong. Execution of justice would need to be harsh & swift. It would involve asset seizure incarceration & loss of any perks associated with public service.
I am unsure how many of my fellow Australians can see what I see, or have the stomach for this upheaval. I do know people are fed up with politics generally. Unless enough people are of the same view I can only see this corrupt greed driven society expanding its hold on all of our futures.