Public as a dumb chorus
The parlous state of the body politic in Federal Parliament is to be rued by all. And it looks like it still has some way to run.
I see it as the festering of a paradigm laid down in the Rudd/ Gillard years when the Liberal-National opposition relentlessly pursued their ambition to oust Labor, whatever it took.
Like some Greek tragedy, both sides of politics are now in a reversed situation from when Abbott and his team of deplorables (Julie Bishop, Christopher Pyne, et al) viciously attacked the minority Labor government with scant regard for the rest of the country.
But unlike Greek tragedy, it is unlikely there will be some deus ex machina (god from the machine) to suddenly turn things around.
The people of Australia stand in the wings, acting like a dumb chorus, while this sad menagerie of actors play out their ambitions.
Jim Davis, Medina