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Andrews forgets ancient wisdom as his government falls apart before our eyes – The Age

There is an old saying in politics that you should never have an inquiry into something you don’t already know the answer to.

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Even those who have sympathy for Andrews could see this was an unsatisfactory account of a program whose failure resulted in the closure of the state. In the inquirys last session, and presumably to staunch the incredulity at what had been said to that point, the Premier laid the blame at the feet of his health minister, Jenny Mikakos, and her department.
Mikakos had no option other than to resign. The Westminster convention of ministerial responsibility that requires such a resignation in the …

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