Parliament federal election
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Who would be the best politician in a political system that is manifestly broken?

Australians don't trust their government. They are losing faith in democracy itself. We live in a police state in which whistleblowers who reveal government crimes, sources that embarrass the powerful, and journalists who report on them are raided by police goons and prosecuted, under a climate-denialist government that threatens to ban criticism of fossil fuel companies, with a parliament where the opposition is in a funk, still stunned that it lost an unloseable election.