Premiers Baird & Berejiklian started it and PMs Turnbull & Morrison continued it, so now they face their fate.
They have damaged Australia grievously through economic malaise, horrendous bushfires and now the deadliest of viral avengers, COVID-19.
They stole from me, they killed children and defiled the memories of heroes.
The Liberal & National Parties, the Labor Party, the Business Council of Australia, the Institute of Public Affairs, the Centre for Independent Studies, the Menzies Research Centre, and other national and state lobbies including the legal, planning, architectural and environmental lobbies all bear responsibility for diminished standards and selfish mercenary motives.
PM Morrison had a tourism marketing background albeit of dubious achievement. It is difficult to work out what the Morrison Government is up to - in December 2019 it set up a $100 m bushfire recovery fund and has not spent any of it, while families around Tathra are still not compensated and re-housed. In Jan '02- it gave $45 m to advertising to recover from the fires, which we haven't seen (waiting for Senator Birmingham to advise), and $10 m to create new attractions in bushire-affected areas. None can be said to be relevant. On 12 March $1 billion was gifted but no trace of it was found on the Minister's website - it will turn up, I'm sure. In late September '20 they gave $150 m to tourism advertising - is the the earlier money or new money, and what can it possibly do to help the SME sector - given the strident calls of 95% of sector employment But this is a mad person's breakfast alright.
The booklet contains the institutional, policy and political background to the situation where the Governments have no stimulus programs in the regional and NSW economies, and no program to management business/community interactions and maximise recovery and continuity - indeed, they don’t even have definitions.
One of my characteristics is that I think. This package is holistic, based on evidence and targetted to real results, not political sloganeering. It deals with medical risk and economic sustainability together, and incorporates the principles of the NSIP which was the foundation of Newcastle’s revival.
The copyright is a very serious issue: there is a substantial financial penalty for plagiarism stated in the booklet.
The Treasurer has been in a pickle from his first Budget. I sliced and diced that in public and he has had no recourse, except to cancel MYEFO 2019, defer the 2020-21 Budget, defer Parliament but then cancel 2 weeks as another attack was under way - leading to October '20 and rumours of more infrastructure. See the background here - https://sydneyimprovementpolitics.com/josh-crashed
We shall see if he makes any more sense than before but the odds are on NO and the pre-budget bomb will explain how he is failing to implement OECD recovery guidelines.
Right upfront, the basic mechanics of recovery failed. Payment methods were too slow, too cumbersome and complicated, and too fixed - not "scalable". (The massive gaps and corrupt leakages from various stimulus sub-routines like housing and JobKeeper are in the Budget critiques).
Nothing has changed. So in addition to the policy and process improvements outlined in the above download (c), here is an initiative to make national Budget decisionmaking more relevant (it includes aspects I introduced in the State Government to the praise of the then head of Treasury, Professor Percy Allan):
The reality of flexibility, scalability and rapidity will be met through these initiatives, which might well be improved through agency and community engagement.