Lisa Neville has been unwell a long time, and we should be greatful for her dedication and perserverance to stick out a couple of exhausting years.
I find it interesting that all four ministers who are resigning are quite high profile. Health, Education, Policing, Employment/Trade... (There's a common denominator there)Nobody can be completely sure as to why they have resigned. James Merlino I am sad about. Martin Pakula on the other hand is no great loss.
What do they know that we don't? I'm not sure it's simply burnout or wanting to take a slower pace of life.
I am not bothered so long as absolute no marks such as Bernie Finn do not get anywhere near the reigns of Government.
The others are all still relatively young and want a life.
Martin Foley had to been dragged in relunctantly 15years ago from his real love of union work.
The perpetual Minister for warm&fuzzy, and cleaning up everybody elses mess is exhausting.
Reading between the lines:
- Lisa's departure seems to be no big surprise.
- Martin Foley struggled in the Health portfolio tbh. That Dept is an absolute shambles and seems to be getting worse.
- Merlino probably got 'pushed' because of a factional fight or the fact he was resisting some of the extreme leftist/wokeist push into schools. The red-raggers in the AEU may have been behind this.
- Pakula again probably fell foul of the Socialist Left dominated leadership in cabinet. He seemed to be one of the more competent ministers IMO.
Victoria feels like East Germany more and more each day.