What the Australian election campaign says about us

The BBC’s Sydney-based correspondent Nick Bryant has it right. The Australian election campaign has been deathly parochial, the world didn’t exist, the level of debate was monotonous, any vision was non-existent and both major sides of politics were desperate to appear similar to the other.

I’ll be voting Greens tomorrow and in the spirit of transparency have been calling on all political journalists to declare their voting intentions, too.

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