Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Both Sides of Politics Have Work to Do

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Both Sides of Politics Have Work to Do

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MY FATHER always said: "I will always admit when I am wrong but I am seldom wrong."

Of course it was tongue-in-cheek, and referring to when he and I disagreed.

It seems that politicians of both major parties live by this saying, and then scratch their heads when it all goes pear-shaped, like last weekend.

Take Caloundra MP Mark McArdle, for instance. How would you like to play footy with him? When the game is on he is along for the ride. When it's lost he all of a sudden becomes very vocal on what should have happened in the game and how the team and the captain got it wrong. But I guess that is party politics - we reap what we sow.

I am not going to argue about sides of politics and, yes, I did vote LNP. I think they did some good things but also made some blues, as will the other mob.

What is clear to me is that both state and federally they all need to start to listen to both sides, and because one would hope that the majority of representatives are reasonably intelligent and are there for the right reasons, just because the "other" side comes up with something doesn't mean it's a bad idea. …

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