As the new multimillion-dollar security fence encircles Parliament House, amplifying the impression that this is a place increasingly isolated from ordinary Australians, the temptation to expect the worst from those within rises daily.
|Not-so-splendid isolation: The security fence at Parliament House.|
Could it be possible that the most noxious political brawl, which has subsumed the better part of a decade, could be in the process of grinding to a resolution? And could that be because the political class has finally recognised that the public and the national interest must be served if the parliament is to regain a shred of dignity?
We are referring, of course, to what is drolly called the energy debate.
Read Tony Wright’s analysis in today’s Melbourne Age - “How the national interest can prevail over seven years of energy madness.”