Why it's a particularly hard time out here for a politician right now

John Warhurst
Updated July 2 2021 - 3:06am, first published October 31 2019 - 4:30am

It is a difficult time to be an MP, a political party leader or, ultimately, a political party. That fact should be recognised at a time of falling trust in politics and politicians.

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John Warhurst

John Warhurst

Canberra Times columnist

John Warhurst is an emeritus professor of political science at the Australian National University and a regular columnist for The Canberra Times.

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