Jack Waterford | Anthony Albanese and Peter Dutton are gutless leaders without faith, hope or charity

Jack Waterford
Updated November 19 2023 - 1:46pm, first published November 17 2023 - 12:15pm

People often say that we get the politicians we deserve, but I am not sure that even the Australians who voted "no" at the recent referendum deserve what passed for political leadership and quality representation that has been on recent display. The conduct of the Albanese government in succumbing to Peter Dutton-inspired panic about hardened criminal foreigners suddenly at large in the community invited questions about whether its ministers, strategists and tacticians had the moral and intellectual fibre to be fit for the offices entrusted to them 18 months ago.

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Jack Waterford

Jack Waterford is a former editor of The Canberra Times.

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