The Peter Principle

The Australian Independent Media Network

Tony-Abbott The Peter Principle suggests that people will tend to be promoted until they reach their “position of incompetence”, and that is exactly what we are seeing with this Coalition government.  They had six years in Opposition to develop their policies, and access to the Parliamentary Budgetary Office to cost them, but when it came to the crunch the cupboard was bare.

The assessment of the potential of an employee for a promotion is often based on their performance in the current job.  Tony Abbott has been described as a very good Opposition leader.  Personally I can’t see it, but that’s because I think all members of Parliament have been elected to help run the country.  Achieving anything was never on Abbott’s radar.  His entire being was devoted to “attack dog” and truth and decency were no impediment.  He wanted to win at any cost as Tony Windsor revealed.  But what…

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