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Influential interest groups have wanted political stability in Queensland, because the difficulties facing the community require major changes and real performance (1).

However the recent state election outcome does not ensure this. The election resolved a political question, but the deeper practical causes of instability remain. For example:

Thus the underlying causes of political instability could easily get much worse. One key to overcoming this risk is realization that transient political popularity is not enough to ensure that a government is technically competent to achieve real results.

Evidence about the above is available in a detailed paper.


John Craig

Centre for Policy and Development Systems

25 February 2001