The Victorian Government have again acted to close off debate on the possibilities for road pricing in Melbourne. I understand that most politicians are spineless but allowing the debate to develop on this issue while remaining nominally separate from it would not have hurt these politicians much. I presented my views on these issues with Professor David Hensher from the University of Sydney on the PM radio show yesterday.
We lack real leadership in Australian politics. While our major agricultural region, the Murray Darling Basin, is facing the prospect of significant longer-term destruction and our cities are becoming congested, unpleasant places to live politicians offer us FuelWatch and token apologies to aboriginals as priority policies.