Rowan Dean [AFR] wrote of Premier Andrews - “.. a cesspit of self indulgent cosmopolitan culture and disastrous financial management.. ” and “… secret deals signed with Beijing overlords …” and “… his bungling treasurer …” . His opinion of his Federal counterpart was not much better. “… the scheming eunuch Al-Bo and his insane proclamations which would send Australia into a death spiral [paraphrased but not much] …”.
Victoria, from a debt free prosperous and viable state to one of eye watering debt owed to ‘someone’ who will expect interest and security. That someone will own some $50 billion’s worth of Victoria.
Apart from secret deals with a regime which has, does and is proving on a daily basis to ignore the world in which it sits [HK, Taiwan, Sth China Sea, global trade rules, Australia, USA, et alia] possibly putting our sovereignty at risk and, spending billions of our money on a power trip whilst ignoring funding from the Federal government on independently identified essential infrastructure [East West link] and funding the destruction of heritage properties [Sandringham golf course] and proving a lack of rational thought by banning activities during our exposure to the global pandemic such as fishing, golf and archery which are all, by their very nature, social distanced. All as a “look at me I’m doing something to stop this pandemic all by myself”.
A laughing stock from Canberra and even from the other states who have not followed his bizarre behaviour. He is on his own in the real world and out of control but out of control threatening our sovereignty, our financial security and our future. He even claims to have closed the borders despite the Prime Minister doing just that. Perhaps it didn’t occur to him that he CAN’T close ‘national’ borders or claim credit.
We need a return to slightly right centrist and intelligent government. A government which supports labour initiatives albeit with a dose of reality and professional management.
Where is the liberal party currently? Where are the voices of dissent? I can’t remember anyone with enough presence and basic gumption since Kennett. Stop this Premier before he destroys Victoria.
Last thought, how about spending say a billion on solving Victoria’s homeless ‘crisis’ instead of funding level crossing ‘maintenance’ projects. Priorities are wrong.