But it's ok because it is not union officials running the country via the labor party
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21-09-2013 09:00 #41
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21-09-2013 17:57 #43
Wouldn't it be nice to have a government that balanced all interests? Not happening anytime soon but would be nice.
21-09-2013 18:16 #44
It most definitely would be nice to have a government that is much more representative of the population but I don't think that would guarantee a quality government (not saying you're suggesting that, just my train of thought). It would be a start just to people who base their policies on empirical evidence rather than ideology or self interest.
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21-09-2013 18:57 #45
Yes. Was being sarcastic.
21-09-2013 19:08 #46
I realise it was sarcastic but I think you've missed my point. Neither position is acceptable. The liberal party is accused of being controlled by large corporate interests (and it largely is) and the labor party of being controlled by unions (which it largely is).
I haven't felt represented by the ALP for years but it aligns with my social position (only just as it could do a hell of a lot more). I've felt increasingly isolated from it because of my views on many of the unions and the nsw right.
Maybe it would have been better if I'd said that the government shouldn't be aligned so strongly with one interest, rather than being representative of all Australia.
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