Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Columnist Ashley Robinson Suggests That Politicians Should Work Regularly in Their Areas of Responsibility

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Columnist Ashley Robinson Suggests That Politicians Should Work Regularly in Their Areas of Responsibility

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GOOD suggestion. But why stop there?

The grenade throwers from the cheap seats who know all and usually never make wrong decisions, could have some work experience with non-drone MPs and councillors.

Experiencing the challenge of reconciling the irreconcilable self-interest groups and crafting a future based on something other than 50-year-old prejudices, might reduce the amount of the self righteous drivel we hear about people's will, how special the Coast is and the rubbish about the convenient bureaucratic boffins.

And who knows, help create an educated democracy rather than dumocracy.

doctor49 from Battery Hill

Pull out all stops

ASHLEY, I noticed you didn't include mechanic in the "trusted" category.

For the past 10 years I've been sticking to a mechanic I found named Richie and wherever he has worked I've followed him.

I found him to be one of those blokes you can leave your car with giving simple instructions to "fix it" and have the confidence of not being ripped off by unnecessary "repairs". …

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