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SA Government: Reform Shy « Previous | |Next »
February 26, 2003

Well here we have the reason for why there will be little in the way of social democratic or ecological reforms in SA. The Rann Government is sending signals to the ratings agencies and international financial markets the "disciplined budget management will be the norm"; that it pursue a "tight fiscal policy" and this will be achieved through a "reduction of SA debt burden" and "cuts to spending" .
The Rann Government is reform and policy shy rather than being gradualist, cautious unimaginative and unremarkable.

And the Liberal Party continues to bled and provide a weak opposition to the lack of shift towards basing the economy on robust principles of sustainability. The Carr Labor Government in NSW is much further ahead in this respect. So we will see more in the way of a populist media strategy.

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 12:51 PM | | Comments (0)