Ben Eltham: Ferociousness can be a good thing

CPD Fellow Ben Eltham writing in the ABC’s The Drum Unleashed argues that a ferocious opposition is good for Australian democracy.

First published 23 September 2010.

“Now that the dust is settling and the new MPs and being inducted into the ways of Parliament (key text: Chumbawamba), we can start to see something of the shape of federal politics for the next three years.

The free love of the interregnum is over, replaced with something much closer to the normal cut and thrust of political combat.”

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