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Federal Government’s communication failure

16 September 2011 1,513 views One Comment

Former ALP Senator and power broker Graham Richardson is absolutely right; no one in the current ALP leadership in Canberra has the communication sk ills to talk to ordinary Australians. As a result it is little wonder tha t Julia Gillard’s minority government is so unpopular and badly los ing the carbon tax battle with the Opposition to win the hearts and minds of Australians.

The federal government has many policy, administrative and leadership failures which have caused its present unpopularity but poor communication is high on the list and this won’t change even if Gillard goes and former P rime Minister Kevin Rudd is returned to the Prime Ministership.

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  • H. Ronald said:

    We’re not stupid and we’re insulted by PM’s nonsense

    Ross Fitzgerald (”Federal Government’s communication failure”, September 16, p17) struck a chord with me.
    Like too many politicians of all stripes these days, the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, is so out of touch with ordinary people, she seems to think that all she has to do is say the words and we will fall into line with her arguments. For example, Gillard now argues that we should have known that despite her words that there would be no carbon tax before establishing wide community consensus she was always committed to this action.

    We were told that we would have the opportunity to vote on the tax at the next election, yet only this week Greg Combet has said that, once enacted, this legislation will be all but impossible to unravel – and the Prime Minister still maintains we will have a say!

    We are told that our carbon tax will make a significant difference to the world when we know for sure that, acting alone, our efforts are so small it is virtually impossible to measure. People are not stupid and they are being insulted with this sort of nonsense. Is it any wonder they lose respect for our leaders?

    H. Ronald, Jerrabomberra, NSW
    Letter to the Editor, The Canberra Times,17 September 2011