The State of Australian Politics

An interesting analysis of the state of Australian politics from Bernard Keane, Politics Editor fo Crikey. I’m not sure I agree with him completely, but there is something about Keane’s argument that rings true.

What is for certain is that the state of Australian politics in 2017 is radically different than what it was in the era of the greats (Howard, Keating and Hawke as Keane would see them), though the reasons for that might be less obvious that what Keane suggests.

It is certainly worthy of attention and more thought.

Sorry conservatives, but even Howard would struggle now

Political giants leave difficult legacies. For two decades, Labor has been berated for failing to match the political and policy standards of the Hawke-Keating years – particularly by the Coalition, which smeared and vilified both men as corrupt when they were in politics but elevated them as the exemplars of political and policy achievement afterwards.

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Article by Andrew Doohan

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