LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Government failures are being felt by one and all

FAILURES ALL AROUND: "Nationals party members are going to have to start to earn their keep if they are not going to sink with the rust bucket Liberals"- Bruce Haigh.
FAILURES ALL AROUND: "Nationals party members are going to have to start to earn their keep if they are not going to sink with the rust bucket Liberals"- Bruce Haigh.

WITH Australia in recession or very close to one, the average Australian has been failed by government.

The NBN is a failure and huge waste of money, household energy costs are rising, the return from Medicare is declining, despite the noise from Canberra public schools are underfunded, food costs are rising, overtime has been slashed, Centrelink clients are treated like criminals, nothing is being done to address climate change.

To top it off middle- and lower-income earners have not received any tax relief, but the wealthy and the top end of town have.

It’s not a good record for government.

It is my belief that the LNP are headed for a wipe out at the next election. The local federal member, Andrew Gee, is a good bloke, but he doesn’t seem to have grasped that he is no longer a member of state parliament.

He talks about roundabouts in Orange when he should be talking, tax, internet speeds, schools, Medicare, Centrelink and climate change.

Yes, he is trying to get the Murray Darling Medical School, a good thing if it happens, but voters are looking at the lack of services and their hip pockets and it’s not pleasant.

Nationals party members are going to have to start to earn their keep if they are not going to sink with the rust bucket Liberals. The Labor Party offers nothing better: no policies to address the above and no leadership.

People are going to have to start to take matters into their own hands and demand that these issues be addressed because as things stand politicians of all persuasions can, in my opinion, be accused of being slack and slovenly.

Bruce Haigh