Housebound sent in the following as a story which I thought best rolled up into the one thing:
According to the ABC news, the Greens have today extracted an admission from government that the target for mental health funding wasn’t really a target, but just an aspiration.
This follows another admission, that the zero waste target was aspirational and would never be reached. The Greens weren’t amused.
The zero waste one I can see, with government not being able to control everything we do (not yet, anyway), but surely they can manage to throw some money towards mental health? It’s not like it isn’t needed.
The plot thickens with the Liberals hooting and hollering that Labor are being nicer to the Greens than they are to the Liberals. Zed and Brendan are outraged, Katy doesn’t appear to give a rat’s arse what they think.
But the fun doesn’t end there because the Chiefly John Stanhope is outraged that the Assembly is scrutinising his legislation rather than passing it through on demand.
- Mr Stanhope says the Liberals and the Greens are stopping the Government from delivering its election promises.
“Three significant pieces of legislation, two of them weren’t dealt with, referred to committee, perhaps will come back at the end of the year but in who knows what shape, and a third piece of legislation was gutted,” he said.
Gosh, functioning democracy’s quite bracing after four years of elected dictatorship isn’t it?