“Competent government is a beautiful thing to
behold. So much militates against it“… in modern-day Australia.
“Politics also offers a venue for the playing out
of ancient tribal bonds. Large minorities will ally themselves with a political
party for life – although today this attachment is diminishing. The bond is
visceral and not compromised by poor performance, corruption and mediocre
Putting the focus back on "common good solutions"
that the majority of the community support, via inclusion and evidence-based
policies, rather than political party dictate or individual ego drive is what