Dominic Knight was one of the original founders and original destroyers of The Chaser newspaper, and has contributed extensively to all the team's projects except the unfunny ones. His new novel, Comrades, is out now.
01 Sep 2010 12:53:56am
At last we have seen an inevitable major breakdown in
Australia's political system.The current system, based on England's original
Westminster land-owners' system is totally flawed and outdated. Effectively,
we live in a dictatorship, not a democracy - a dictatorship of the majority.
While ever the current party system exists a huge number of Australians will
be discontented with the government. The problems of a hung parliament could
not happen in a genuine democracy, because every member would be an
independent, major issues would be settled by referendum and political parties
would be banned. Sadly, evolving into a democracy would be opposed by the rich
and powerful both right and left, and could only come about by the vigorous
assertion of the will of the people. It would obviously be better for all
politicians to be working together to run the nation than the present
adversarial situation that produces so much hot air that is possibly the prime
cause of global warming.
For now there is only one way to get the nation rolling - let's vote again.
01 Sep 2010 12:07:08pm
Your very right Lionel
This is where the entire current problem lays!
Here is the Remedy.
Reshuffle Coalition and reshuffle Labor.
50 % of the Australian people don't like Tony Abbott and 50 % of the Australian people don't like Julia Gillard - no matter what the reason is.
Both parties need to find new leaders, should be an absolute demand from the Independent Kingmakers before any other decision can be made.
The two leaders in each party should be fired (or "knifed", "dumped", "ousted"), including 3 of their closest deputies.
The current people composition in each party have been totally rejected by the Australian's.
Australia deserve much more balanced characters to lead the nation.
Thereafter a new Election can be held in October.
Referendum Republic prior to the unsolved problem as above in Option 1.
01 Sep 2010 12:06:03am
Australia have voted. That's
That's the end of the story.
Leave it like this forever and ever!!!
It feels right!!!
Let us wait for a new generation of politicians.
No one should tamper with this beautiful election result. None!!!
0+0=0 = Fair Go!