I’ve thought for a long time that we didn’t live in a democracy. This article by Barry Tucker, a retired journalist, lays it out with as little bias as possible. Well worth the read.
Australia is in trouble. Young Australians will have to save it, if you decide it needs saving.
Australia was a democracy. It has slowly become a Corporatocracy: government by Big Business. You will have to change that, if you think it is a bad thing. I will not tell you what to think.
You could argue that Australia is still a democracy. Australians vote in free and fair elections to decide who will run things until the next election.
You could argue that Australia believes in the principle of a free Press (or news media generally). The British parliament, the model for ours, recognised the Press as the Fourth Estate, granting it the right to sit in the parliament and report on the affairs of government.
You could argue that nothing has changed and all is sweet in the land of Oz. You could look more closely, dig…
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