A panel of political players at NSW Parliament last week discussed the difficulty of changing your mind in a world where consistency is prized and the media, voters, opposition and even your own side are ready to pounce on any slip-ups.
The event organised by the Ethics Centre took place in the Legislative Assembly. It also explored the rigid nature of the party line that leaves little room for difference of opinion.
People now understand that the world is changing rapidly. If there is a change of the factual data that you rely upon, then that automatically should require you to revisit your decision and maybe change your decision.