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Australia’s government trails the field

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Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality. 

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The whole Australian political framework stinks of stooges protecting their gold. Too comfy for too long. Too insular too isolated too privileged and lucky.

All of these traits are great qualities when they produce vision and wisdom and great courage towards others with whom fortune has not smiled…but when it produces fragility and vulnerability due to out-dated policy and missed opportunity the fallout is one of fractured Nationhood and battered morale.

Why has this country not adapted to the changes necessary? Why do our politicians cower from leading the world with accessible technology and affordable systemic change? How do staunch catholic Nations such as Ireland beat us to the punch? Why do impoverished South American Nations lead the world in drug and social reform? Is it purely a fear of a shrinking comfort zone? Upsetting their masters ?

Could it be the elected public servants of our great Nation are simply not up for it? Or have I completely missed something?

Kol Dimond, Mullumbimby

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  1. I blame Murdoch, Singleton, Packer, Jones and many other political leaders who have access to power or have power and use it to simply promote their own interests. They would say that’s what this community, society or call a system expects them to do. Capital has destroyed the notion of the public good. Many and esp Murdoch have promoted that world view and the shrinking of the public good or the increase of greed and ego go hand in hand. In many ways the disappearance of religion or ethical behavior has created this moral vacuum for that to evolve and breed. I’m not suggesting that religion should make a come back, but that we no longer have moral / ethical frameworks for our society except money.


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