- Feb 14, 2005
Trouble is, the broad concept is equally true if you go back 18 months to a time when "COVID" wasn't a term anyone would have recognised.The states have done all the heavy lifting as far as COVID goes taking on federal responsibilities such as quarantine and in some cases age care.
In amongst this they have been attacked by the federal government for closing borders while the feds bar you from even leaving Australia while stopping Australians from entering Australia while letting their mates out / back in, not a good look.
Pick pretty much any issue in Australia over the past decade or so and to the extent there's been real progress, that progress has come about due to some combination of the efforts of state governments, councils, business and individuals.
So far as leadership goes, the federal government's been nothing more than a passenger on pretty much every issue.
Just because I'll freely point out deficiencies in Labor doesn't mean I think the Coalition's any good either. Both are seriously lacking in ability to take a comprehensive, unbiased approach to any situation without trying to skew it for political gain.
To the extent that I do have any real bias, well I'd like Labor to properly understand where they've gone wrong and genuinely fix that. Get back to aligning with the workers and get elected to government.