Letter to the Editor
The new Newman government is very light on with former National Party Ministers; it seems that the Liberal Party has taken over completely in spite of the fact that the LNP has many more former National Party members than the former Liberal Party.
To add insult to injury the former leader whose concept it was to bring both parties together has been thrown the poisoned chalice of Health, this must be a slap in the face to the Nationals. The Nationals have been given assistant ministerial jobs which entail most of the hard work while their Liberal Party mates do all the glamour work such as cutting ribbons and the like.
We somehow avoided having Mander as Education Minister thank goodness, but we have landed another religious fanatic in his place, a member of some offbeat cult the 7th day Adventist I believe, I could be mistaken about which cult he actually belongs to but suffice to say he should not be in charge of our secular public schooling.
The government can not be criticized by the ALP because they use the same “jobs for the boys” system as the LNP do. At the moment low income employees have no representation industrially or politically having weak Clayton’s unions such as the AWU, and the Shop Assistant’s Union running the ALP.
It is a sad period for those of us who earn less than $40,000 per annum as we will be squeezed from both sides, employer and government. I expect we will lose many services as well as our pay packets being severely attacked. It will be a long, long four years.