the parliamentary process
Interesting article in the Herald this morning noting that most people do not have trust in the Parliamentary process. I wonder haw many understand the process.
The article discussed a mail survey by Massey University, who sent out a list of questions concerning citizenship, democratic rights, republicanism and the role of the public service. Half those surveyed did not want New Zealand to become a republic and most of them could not trust the government to do what was right most of the time. But here's the interesting part:
70 per cent believed it was most unlikely that the Government would give serious attention to them if they tried to do something about a law they considered unjust or harmful.
Could it really be true that 30 percent of those surveyed were gay, or from minority groups?