One of the few legitimate roles of any government is to establish and protect the property rights of its citizens. When governments do the exact opposite, they should be challenged.
The ‘shredding’ of property rights by the former State Government of Western Australia was one of the factors leading to their dismissal in March, this year. Politics is seen to be broken in Australia and much needs to be done to restrict all governments to just the few tasks that were originally allocated to them.
This would wipe out the wasteful and useless duplication and triplication at all three levels of government with respect to education, health and welfare. Each day brings more examples of insane over-reach by all three levels of government.
The ultimate example? “Who gave local government the task of changing the date and name of Australia Day?”
Governments will not regain our respect until we get up off our backsides and force them to get on with their allocated ‘short list’ of tasks that include the very few things that we can’t do best for ourselves. Generally, these include protecting us from external threats (war), internal threats (crime) and the protection of property rights. Forcing governments to focus in this way will reverse the current trend to continue their bureaucratic, rapacious bloat!
To read more about property rights in Western Australia have a look at the following articles:
Please send more examples of property rights shredding by our State Government and we will add them to our ever-growing collection.