Experienced taxi drivers are a good sounding board regarding the state of a nation. After some years of assorted opinions from the spectrum of angry, happy, and quiet passengers, they can pretty well give you an accurate opinion without having to conduct a national poll.
In a past column I wrote about the Leadership qualities of a long-dead parrot, where I was lamenting the abysmal level of leadership on both sides of the spectrum within Australian federal and state governments.
As one of the 340,000 Australians who visit the Fiji Islands in a typical year, I spent last week in Fiji.
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