Opinion

Now more than ever we should be strengthening democracy. We're not

By Ben Oquist
Updated July 1 2021 - 3:05pm, first published December 25 2020 - 4:30pm
Joe Biden's election as US president and China's recent actions should be a wake up call for Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Australia. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

On climate policy, both the election of Joe Biden and the acrimony from China should make Australia's transition away from coal easier, though more urgent. Likewise, the strains that democracies are under around the world, especially in the United States, make the case for strengthening Australia's democratic infrastructure and institutions all the more compelling.

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