LETTER TO THE ED: Did the state voters get it wrong?

IN AUGUST I was in Darwin and was surprised by the amount of progress that has gone on since I was there in 2008.

The Territory Government is investing millions in infrastructure and investing millions in private enterprises, something that is seriously lacking in Queensland.

Queensland has the mineral resources which the benefits of are siphoned off overseas and not benefiting this state or people and we are are in financial debt.

Voters elected a government hoping that they would put this state back on the right side of the ledger but the voters were not happy about having to do the hard yards as they were so used to the "Labor Government's handout mentality" so they're elected the Labor Government, architects of this state's financial problems that are destined to continue down the same path.

The unions also did not want the former government in power because they were not able to manipulate and dictate to them as they do with Labor .

- NORMAN TIMMS, Bungundarra



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