The Hill: Another government failure to deliver the straight goods

When ‘investment’ turns out to be loans and open borders turn out to be still closed, public confidence in government announcements is lost


Governments, including the current Conservative gang, often seem to have a difficult time giving their citizens the straight goods when it comes to announcing policies or developments.

Of course, they work to put the best spin on things and that is part of the game of politics.

But, often, that spin can verge on the misleading. Last winter’s budget announcement of a $50-million “investment” for packer capacity expansion was a classic.

Better Farming - August/September 2009