Daniel Wills from the Adelaide Advertiser recently ran a story about the FOI Act provisions for cabinet documents under the Australian Federal and South Australian governments.
It is amazing how many political parties, especially when in opposition, rave over the lack of accountability of the government of the day and promise how, when they come into power, they will insure an open and accountable government that will withstand the scrutiny of the press and how they will explain their decisions and stand by them.
Yet, once they get into power and some of the inevitable errors of judgement occur, they don’t like the idea of having their sins exposed. It is such a shame there are so many politicians whose only aim is to get re-elected and so few statesmen who are prepared to make the decisions necessary for the future of the country and the generations to come.
Time and time again you will see and read about not only all Australian governments, but governments of all persuasions, no matter the culture, the religion or the political party.
I suppose the saying, we get what we deserve is true, unfortunately.