Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The new political landscape

So we have a minority Labor government with the Greens holding the balance of power in the Senate, and the House of Representatives controlled to a large extent by five Independents with strong views and big ideas that challenge the prevailing pro-market and pro-business ideology of the two main parties. 

Now we might start to see a greater focus on community and human needs and the public good in regional and metropolitan areas, rather than the narrow focus on corporate, business and private interests that has dominated public policy and economic decision making for two decades.

No wonder the corporate controlled media is in a frenzy.

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