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Lies, ‘fake news’ and cover-ups: how has it come to this in Western democracies?

The Liberal leadership spill and Malcolm Turnbull’s downfall is but the latest instalment in a game of musical chairs that has dominated Australian politics for the best part of a decade.

  • Joseph Camilleri
  • The Conversation

For many, it has been enough to portray Tony Abbott as the villain of the story.

Kamel 1aOthers have pointed to Peter Dutton and his allies as willing, though not-so-clever, accomplices.

There’s also been a highlighting of the herd instinct: once self-serving mutiny gathers steam, others will want to follow.

But this barely scratches the surface.

And the trend…

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