The old party game in which we’re the losers

The party political system is behind many of our woes, candidates are nominated for the wrong reasons, ministers are appointed to areas outside their experience. It’s time for real change

19th February, 2011
The old party game in which we’re the losers
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By this time next week, it will all be over and all change will be no change. Essentially the same bunch of people, with precisely the same background and political culture, will be forming the new government.

Our country will still be run by a collection of mostly school teachers, publicans, trade union officials and undertakers.

Once upon a time, it would have been news in the neighbouring jurisdiction if someone who was not at...

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