Pub­lic as a dumb cho­rus

The West Australian - - LETTERS -

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

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