For all his faux blokeishness and Western Sydney credentials, Latham had no more ability to relate to the electorate than any insider Labor hack.
Far from being “out of it” some politicians have been working hard to make the remote communities in the Northern Territory and Queensland practically avant-garde.
How do you change racial provisions in the Constitution when the entire infrastructure of land rights is based on it?
Racial/cultural separation, or whatever you want to call it, remains embedded as ever in the centre of our body politic
Tanner and Megalogenis may take pot shots across the media-political divide but ultimately it comes down to voters as the problem.
While the right and left have argued over the nature of the punishment, what we have seen with the intervention is a denial of a basic right in front of the law to be judged whether to receive the punishment in the first place.
Instead of making even more racially based sections of the constitution with a preamble, how about marking next Australia Day by getting rid of the ones we’ve got?
Greer seems to be demanding that a zany film director and a screen actress do what she can’t – make a coherent political point.
If apologies are so in vogue, maybe here’s a chance to apologise to all those living now who have had such a slur made against them …
Listening to Germaine Greer discuss her essay ‘On Rage’ last night on Lateline, it became clear why it is always so hard these days to follow what she is saying. She desperately gets into contortions trying to make humdrum mainstream views sound radical.