A comment by Richard Farmer in today’s edition of Crikey – a comment with which I can only agree.
Act first and think later
A common thread in the way our federal government performs is the tendency to talk and act first and think later. The evacuation of families from Manus Island is just the latest example. I am sure that governing would be far better if ministerial private staffs were reduced back to the meagre levels of 40 years ago and advice was given instead by public servants.