Yet again we are seeing political manoeuvring and power
plays overtaking common sense as the dialogue develops on how to learn the
lessons from the current bushfire disasters.
Some State Premiers are backing away from a Royal Commission
for fear of recommendations to give the Federal Government the ability to take
unilateral action at times of National emergency. Some Federal Coalition members are
seeking to limit discussion of, and potential action on, emissions targets and
re-energising the NEG proposals.
This is why we need a community wide conversation on our
democratic processes and how they could work better.