Public Sector Informant: Demoralised by the election? Reframe what democracy means

By Peter Mares
Updated May 7 2019 - 10:01am, first published 12:00am

The most popular candidate this federal election is arguably cynicism. The April budget was read as a scramble to win votes rather than a plan for the future. The major parties sing different tunes on climate change, depending on whether they are serenading north or south of Noosa. Most of us live in safe seats where our lower-house vote won't swing the result, and we struggle to make sense of giant Senate ballot papers.

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