The contradictions business: conservatives now ignore policy in favour of stymying the 'enemy'

By Richard Denniss
Updated April 24 2018 - 9:18pm, first published September 8 2017 - 4:41pm

Like a bore at a dinner party, the Coalition now spends most of its time goading others to conceal its lack of anything interesting to say. Conservative hostility to renewable energy stems from the fact that environmentalists support it. Conservatives' obsession with cutting taxes is designed to create a "budget emergency" so they can sack some more public sector workers. And their fear of same-sex marriage flows directly from the fact that so many progressive people support it.

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