so simon power is going to retire in november. as minister of justice, he was working his way through changes to the justice sytem to improve the conviction rates for perpretrators of sexual assault and abuse. i don't know that he was working on it as any kind of priority, because my recollection is that the next report is to come out in december this year. but at least he was working on it and taking the issues seriously.
who in this government will do that now? it won't be the minister of women's affairs, since we've seen that minister stay silent on crucial issues that have had a negative impact on the lives of many women. haven't heard too much out of the new minister, though i am going to a meeting where she is in attendance in less than half an hour. i'm very interested in what she has to say.
in any case, the loss of simon power is not a good thing, as i don't believe there is any other person in this government who has the mana and courage to make the changes that are needed.