Freshly sworn in NSW Premier Nathan Rees MP back on 5th September 2008, recognising people are annoyed and frustrated with the State Government and proclaiming to have a 'red hot go' at fixing NSW. Rees says he recognises people are annoyed and frustrated with the State Government. (SOURCE: ABC 5-Sep-08, Photo: AAP, Sergio Dionisio)
Why do we tolerate it?
Why do politicians, as soon as they taste power, think they have rights akin to the kings of old, to splurge on personal fettishes and pet hobbies using taxpayers' money and abuse the rights of local citizens?
Take Nathan Rees, who came to power as New South Wales Premier by default on Friday 5th September 2008. Less than four weeks later on Monday 29th September 2008, Rees' personal passion for V8 racing saw him personally approve the unprecedented introduction of V8 Supercar racing at Sydney Olympic Park (Homebush) for five years despite strong local community opposition. Hardly a decision to address the people's annoyance and frustration with the NSW Government.