Friday, October 20, 2017

How the national interest can prevail over seven years of energy madness

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. 

And yet.

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.”

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