The Monthly’s politics newsletter recently asked ‘For how long do we
pretend ”better than the Coalition” equals “good enough”? It’s a damn
good question. Prior to the election, now Prime Minister Albanese
launched a plan that would reduce Australia’s 2030 carbon
emissions by 43% when compared to 2005 levels.
Revisionism is a general term that can be used with both positive
and negative connotations for any scholarly practice dedicated to
revising an established position. That is its benign meaning. Another
is: “A movement in revolutionary Marxian socialism favouring an
evolutionary rather than a revolutionary spirit”.
It feels almost irreligious to use ‘exodus’ to portray the disappearance
of so many key figures from Australia’s political scene. But it seems to fit.
What outcome might we anticipate? Yeẓi’at Miẓrayim: 'Departure from Egypt'
is the founding myth of the Israelites, recounted in the Book of Exodus.
As the hostilities resume on Capital Hill, it is probably time to consider
some of the ramifications of the May 2022 Federal Election. As discussed
by Katherine Murphy in The Guardian, the Liberal Party rout in affluent
suburban areas of Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth speaks volumes...
How many times have you heard the Liberals mouth Labor
can’t manage money? What though, is the Liberal record?
Treasurer Jim Chalmers belled the cat when he said:
“The economy was weaker in the March quarter than was forecast at election time."
It’s almost surreal that this man, who has been in our face so often
for what feels like endless years, has disappeared! His whereabouts
seems to be a mystery. Does anyone know where he’s gone?
Having gone, what has he left us with?