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Fighting back with conservative appointments

Appeasement is no way to win the culture wars

12 December 2020

9:00 AM

12 December 2020

9:00 AM

Why is it that left-wing political parties are so good at ruthlessly appointing like-minded fellow travellers to all the key unelected positions that matter such as the Human Rights Commissions, the public broadcaster, the judiciary, the various other commissions and tribunals and so on?  And relatedly, why is it that supposedly right-wing parties and governments like the current Coalition government in Canberra are not?

It’s an interesting question because we can see this phenomenon of conservative pusillanimity and surrender in appointments across the anglosphere. 

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