For the last decade, some politicians have chosen to fan the flames of bigotry and
racism. Others have brought divisive politics and wildly ill-informed policy positions
to some of the most important issues that face our society and our economy. These
include trade policy (including Australia’s relationship with China and other Asian
countries), infrastructure, energy policy, social welfare, the response to climate change
and environmental matters such as our river systems, to name just a few.
By Nigel Lake