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Feb 6, 2015

Crikey clarifier: is it time for term limits?

Clive Palmer thinks Australia's "shallow political gene pool" would be better diversified through the introduction of term limits. Is he onto something? Crikey intern Rowan Forster weighs the pros and cons.

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5 thoughts on “Crikey clarifier: is it time for term limits?

  1. David Hand

    Well Palmer is a classic example of the shallow gene pool in politics. Term limits would still see him in parliament.

  2. klewso

    What was the Russian limit per customer, before “Putin on the fritz”?
    They couldn’t limit Junior Bush to one term either.

  3. Luke Hellboy

    What about if some of the Faulkner reforms were implemented and local branch members actually had a say in preselection of candidates or the direction of party policies? I guess we’d just see branch stacking via proxy votes. Some turds just won’t flush.

  4. AR

    Pity the term limit in the Benighted States didn’t apply to scions – the world would have been saved much trial & tribulation.

  5. JohnB

    Anybody for a term limit for Australia’s Head of State, ie QEII?

    Or, perhaps, for the whole Danish/German/Greek British Royal Family?

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