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  1. Mike Pepperday
    Mike Pepperday April 19, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Is this what RAMSI is teaching? Is this the progress that courses in “governance” brings? What do the donors who funded this think of it?

    Unless a PR electoral system is introduced there is no prospect of the country being able to stand on its own feet. The unicameral majoritarian structure has failed everywhere it has been tried. In voting for these slush funds we have an illustration of why. Formalised corruption. A single chamber needs structural curbs.

    This has nothing to do with culture. The most upright individuals could be elected but with single-member electorates they will not survive unless they behave in this sort of fashion.

    My prediction has always been that the Solomons would collapse after RAMSI departed but here we see it failing while RAMSI is still there.

  2. James Tedder
    James Tedder April 11, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    This is great news for the Members and their families. How many more houses will be bought in Australia with these funds? Thanks to the Development Policy Centre and Transparency Solomons for letting the world know. It is so sad to see the Government act in such a way.

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