Alan Veacock, Cumbalum
Gladys Berejiklian, our premier, finished an horrendous 2020, ducking and weaving serious claims of entrenched corruption within ICARE, institutional rorting of the Community Grants Scheme by self-confessed pork-barrelling, corruption scandals leading to an ICAC inquiry, poor judgement calls and reckless handling of COVID-I9 policy with the Ruby Princess fiasco.
The same self-confessed rorting premier has now returned from a short break and is still ducking and weaving exactly the same claims as in 2020. Nothing has changed, and we have suffered the ultimate indignity of having National Party renegade, John Porkbarilaro, manage the State’s affairs while our Premier, Gladys was recuperating.
It’s a real shame that rorting Coalition politicians are managing to sidestep their way around serious claims of serious corruption both in NSW and federally by hiding behind the media’s preoccupation of covering the pandemic. In NSW, ICAC is to yet finalise their investigation into claims of Glady’s involvement in corruption.
The Federal Government is still hiding behind every conceivable excuse, (and then some) as to why they cannot establish an effective Federal ICAC. The pitiful submission they have so far put forward on the operation of a Federal anti-corruption body is an insult to all Australians, and begs the question ‘Of what is this shifty Federal Government afraid?’.