Fixing potholes is a policy we can all agree on

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On my way to the local tip, my car lurched as I backed out over the naturally occurring drain that had formed along our street. I drove alongside the newly built dual-lane bike path and turned past the local scout hall. A council-funded mural had materialised on the unpainted Besser blocks. Tip fees went up by 50 per cent seemingly without warning. On the way home as I bounced down the hill on the most pot-holed road I have ever seen in a residential area, it struck me. Politics needs to get back to basics. Progressive governments have neglected their real duties while they have been too busy telling us how to live and think. And potholes suck. It is the one thing we can all agree on. Fixing potholes makes good policy.


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