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Australia's two-party system has past its use by date


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Marsh, I (2010) Australia's two-party system has past its use by date. On Line Opinion.

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The past federal election campaign would be a good joke if the issues facing the country were not so serious. These include climate change, how not to dissipate our next resource windfall, the twospeed economy, education, asylum seekers and refugees, to name just a few. But neither party has campaigned on any of these matters in any other than populist terms. Short term political incentives have wholly trumped longer term policy needs. National interests have been sidelined.

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Journal or Publication Title: On Line Opinion
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Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2010 23:10
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