The point he is making is 3 mill is a tiny amount and if they had to get the public's permission for every 3 mill they spent, nothing would get done.
Hmm don't know if somehow relating taking a piss and spending tax payers money on que jumpers when we can't even look after our own struggling people really makes sense?
Also it would cost a lot more.
The flag referendum cost 25 mill for context. While a vote for everything wouldnt be the same cost, Getting permission for every 3 mill cost would likely double the cost for everything.
I'm sure all our governments before us has spent 3 mill on things regularly without the people's permissions, and I know I didn't vote on specific immigration decisions under any of our previous governments.
While I agree that us having more of a say on major decisions outside of our 3 yearly vote would be great, this probably still wouldn't cut that mustard.
Edited by drunk_monk, 16 November 2017 - 08:55 AM.