Social media and the death of democracy: How toxic politics is keeping ‘good people’ away

Freshly returned from camping by the Murray River, North Coast Liberal MLC Catherine Cusack quipped she would “rather tell people she was a plumber than a politician”.

Democracy - ABCMs Cusack is the parliamentary secretary to outgoing NSW Premier Mike Baird, and has seen the trials and tribulations of the top job and the toll it has taken on her boss up close.

“Family pressures have been…

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