Caro’s Flotsam and Jetsam: light at the end of the tunnel edition

Julia Gillard reviews Game of Thrones, Arthur Sinodinos can't recall much of anything, and the Greens are OK in WA.

Jane Caro

Novelist, author and social commentator

Hope in politics. The international search team might finally have found MH370, if the mysterious pings feebly emanating from the depths of the Indian Ocean are any guide. In the meantime, it seems some Western Australians might finally have rediscovered their hearts if the pings emanating from the election results are anything to go by. The resounding swing to the Greens gives some hope that an honest declaration of principle delivered clearly and passionately, as it was by Greens Senate candidate Scott Ludlam, can still earn a politician votes.

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  1. Plonkoclock

    Public servants never have had the right to publish comment – not in my time, anyway. From the 60’s to the mid 80’s it was a potentially a sacking offence. But the current campaign smacks of every totalitarian regime from Pol Pot to East Germany. Truly repugnant. Are they offering a reward? Vile.

  2. fractious

    Plonk, it isn’t the curtailment of the right to publish that galls so much as the encouragement to dob others in. It leaves the same foul taste in the mouth as it did when someone snitched on you at school, except this time the consequences are much nastier.

  3. AR

    The ‘nowt to hide, nowt to fear’ – aka “STFU!” – brigade seem to forget that that the next step is decreeing that anyone who steps outside the traces is, ipso facto mentally ill at best or committing hooliganism, a’la Soviet times.
    It was a treat to watch Tim Wilson defending the restrictions because telling the truth could be lese majeste especially as he’d barely regaining his breath from defending Blot’s freedom to telling lies.

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