We pay a high cost for good politics

Herald Sun: We pay a high cost for good politics. 16 Apr 2015

Next year, as you’re sitting in Melbourne’s peak-hour traffic, you can expect to hear back-to-back advertisements on your car radio that go something like this:

“Sick of sitting in traffic? Blame Labor Premier Daniel Andrews for axing the East West Link. Only a vote for the Liberals will get the Link built. Written and authorised by the Liberal Party, Canberra.’’

Andrews’ decision to axe the East West Link has gifted the Coalition Government a golden electioneering opportunity.

Sure, Andrews was elected after declaring he would axe the project (remembering that he also said the contracts weren’t worth the paper they were written on).