The State of the Republic

These are the strangest of times: climate change, and its associated consequences, is the issue of our lifetime. But can we get coherent, visionary policies and targets from our elected representatives?
No, certainly not during an election campaign.

Citizens have always prided themselves on their values, in believing in a fair go and in doing the right thing. But can our political leaders separate the claims of genuine asylum seekers from the debate about the size of our population? No, not during an election campaign, not when there are votes to be won.
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