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The ACT votes for spin

21 October 2016

12:10 PM

21 October 2016

12:10 PM

Electric TramApparently, Canberrans have decisively voted for a light rail. At least this is how various commentators have interpreted last weekend’s ACT election result.

But a better view is that Canberrans have voted for spin, for style over substance.

We might think Australians had been inoculated against spin after having over-abundance under Kevin Rudd. Or that the higher income and higher education levels of the ACT would act as a better vaccine against spin. Wrong

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