POLITICALLY,it is true that NSW stands for Newcastle, Sydney and Wollongong. These threelargely industrial cities usually determine the outcome of the State Governmentelections.
Forthe past 60 years the Liberal coalition has only been in office for 19 of thoseyears including the one year that the O’Farrell Government has served so far.
Thelongest serving Liberal Premier was Robert (later Sir Robert) Askin who survivedfor 10 years from 1965-1975.
Noother Liberal Premier since then has served more than one term.
Itis becoming increasingly obvious that Goulburn is not going to enjoy anyfavours from this government.
Becauseof the way that the previous Labor government left the State’s finances therecould be more job losses in Goulburn and transfers that appear to benefit Wollongong.
Ourproblem is that Goulburn is considered to be a safe seat for the Liberal Party andthe sitting member is expected to smooth the waters by assuring us that the cutsare a result of Labor’s mismanagement.
Regionalareas will continue to suffer as the government becomes more city centric totry and ensure that they do remain in office for more than one term.
Thefractured Labor party will have great difficulty restructuring before the nextelection after having three Premiers in the past six years they appear to have insurmountableinternal difficulties.
Meanwhile,we must hope that there are no more job losses in Goulburn and if it looks asthough there could be we must let the government know that we are not prepared toaccept any more cuts.
Allan Chapman, Windellama.
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