Reform politics

IF a politician or public servant wants to flaunt his or her public persona in everyone�s face, then he or she is going to be burned� as has happened.

Some of the lines dear old Bronnie took in Parliament with Tormented Tony were just reprisals, pure and simple. Australian politics is a system waiting for reform. It is the most absurd example of cohesive government structure.

It is outdated, it is divisive and it needs 21st century reform.

The time wasted on pedantic protocol is horrible. It pains people to listen and watch. Robust argument is fine but name calling, petty points scoring and so forth are not what politicians are paid to do.

The Legislative Assembly pushes Bills for approval to the Senate who pfaff around making multiple readings and often allowing bizarre debate. That area can be tidied up.

Anywhere in Australian politics that largesse and waste of time and money can be eliminated it should be done� now.

ARTHUR PAGONIS, Morley.