Archive for August, 2007

Democracy Is Dead. Long Live Democracy!

// August 22nd, 2007 // Comments Off on Democracy Is Dead. Long Live Democracy! // Opinion

Okay, so posting this copied text below is against the rules, so if the author, Michael Pascoe, or the publisher, represented my beloved complain, I’ll pull it down immediately. But, it’s so damn good, so adroit, that I feel I can’t quote one sentence without quoting it all.

My commentary, before the Crikey’s editorial, is that Pascoe has nailed the core problem with Australia’s current state of democracy. Forget the important issue of Federalism, the voting system we have and anything else you can think of, and (in my not-so-humble opinion) go straight to the fact that Howard and co have systematically muzzled civil society in Australia over the past 11 years. (more…)