The breaking of Australian politics: why and how we got here

The BBC has long called Australia “the coup capital of the democratic world”.

Short-termism and political expediency is trumping long-term policy development in the interest of the country.

“… it is especially dismaying when science-denying hacks and self-serving industries block action that is in the obvious and urgent interest of all humanity. That should not be happening in Australia,” the Times’ editorial board tartly opined.

“Fundamentally the rise of right-wing populism is because of the rampant wealth and income inequality and the right exploiting race and gender politics to camouflage their wealth-concentration agenda,” he says.

“They use the politics of division to override their trickle-down agenda.”

via The breaking of Australian politics: why and how we got here

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