Once again we see this Baird Government showing its total lack of ability to manage anything.
This is evidenced by the cover up tactics of making changes to legislation, rather than taking the proper steps of investigation and prosecution of those breaching the law. The most recent example is the closure of the greyhound racing industry in NSW. Why is that Baird and Co take the easy road? All those legitimate, lawabiding members of the greyhound racing fraternity (the majority I would suggest) have now been penalised by the few who have broken the law.
This is not how a socially responsible country should act. Taxes are paid to provide a police force to investigate breaches of the law and prosecute those who break it. What we seem to have is a police force that is focussing its efforts on raising revenue by hiding around corners waiting for someone to drive past at 5km over the limit or other such lame breaches. This is not the police force’s fault, but those who give it direction.
Some other examples of changes to legislation/ regulation made to cover up this government’s failure to manage include CTP Insurance changes to be made due to a supposed failure of management of the system by the insurers to prevent fraudulent claims by a few; here again honest people will be negatively impacted. Workers’ compensation insurance changes were made due to a failure of management of the system by the insurers to prevent fraudulent claims by a few; here again honest people will be negatively impacted.
In this case, there was never any effort made to address the shortfalls in premium collection by those same insurers, thus ensuring the funding to support the system. Sydney’s alcohol laws once again have punished the majority. The State Government should do its job of providing an adequate police presence and the necessary laws to punish those who break the law. Why should everyone suffer? Coastal legislation has been another rushed change without proper consideration. Statutory vehicle writeoffs were introduced to control unsafe re- birthing of stolen vehicles, by the thieves.
This affected those honest operators who legally repaired damaged vehicles. I am sure there are many more that can be added to the list. Are we now waiting to see if the horse racing industry will be closed, along with all dog shows, regional shows, the Easter Show, petting zoos, etc? I am not even going to mention the selling of all assets, including community land, on the Central Coast. I am entitled to my whinge, because I am worried for my family now and in the future.
Email, Jul 8, 2016 Bruce McAlpine, Lisarow