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Cancer eating the heart of Australian democracy

Beneath the sound and light show that passed for Australian politics last week, there is a much deeper question of what underlying forces have been at work that have brought us this low.

  • Kevin Rudd
  • The Sydney Morning Herald

The uncomfortable truth is since the coup of June 2010, Australian politics has become vicious, toxic and unstable.

The core question is why?

Pane 4dThere have been many factors at work.

First, the histrionic politics of climate change dividing the nation for more than decade – we have lacked the national political maturity to just get on with it, despite Australia being the driest continent on Earth.

Second, the cult…

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