18th May 2010. We have all said it, implying a request for more government control, alternatively we also complain about too much government control ie the nannystate; criticism in both directions. Perhaps we should heed this statement from Steve Jobs of Apple to a critical questioner “By the way, what have you done that’s so great? Do you create anything, or just criticise others’ work and belittle their motivations”. A salutory reminder to any current affairs commentator, that there is a vast army of hard working bureaucrats and politicians that create and maintain an extremely good lifestyle for us in this country. Having said that on a recent visit to Queensland I am gobsmacked about the pace of infrastructure in Brisbane, new roads, bridges, and tunnels as compared to the gridlock of Sydney.
‘The shortest distance between two points is under construction’