The Saturday Paper
Today’s political reality
The article by Mike Carlton really sums up the paucity of values and leadership among our political “elite” and identifies quite clearly why so many of us are feeling disenfranchised from the critical issues of the day. Unfortunately it doesn’t appear that much will change in the foreseeable future, particularly with state and federal elections looming. What we will no doubt see will be more dog whistling and racist overtures to the lowest common denominator. It’s dispiriting that minority groups in marginal electorates now call the tune in Australia.