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Who speaks for Australia? It depends what you're looking for

John Warhurst
By John Warhurst
February 2 2022 - 6:25pm
Australian of the Year Dylan Alcott (left) with last year's winner, Grace Tame. Picture: Keegan Carroll

Who speaks for Australia? This question lurks beneath the surface of much that has happened recently, whether it was the choice of Australian of the Year, the early days of the informal federal election campaign, or even the public division and reconciliation at the Australian Tennis Open.

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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.