Labor’s new Immigration Minister Chris Evans complains that he has too much power. What sort of politician is he? Imagine is he was the Prime Minister, what sort of whining would we have to put up with?
ABC reports Evans saying:
“I have formed the view that I have too much power, in terms of the power given to the minister to make decisions about individual cases,” he said.
“I’m uncomfortable with that, not just because of concern about playing God, but also because of the lack of transparency and accountability for those decisions.”
Isn’t this what politicians supposed to crave? Ultimate power!
Seriously though, as Howard’s handling of Immigration matters showed, Evans is probably right. Just think of stuff-ups and sheer incompetency on display during Mohamed Haneef’s and Cornelia Rau’s cases.