The governance mechanisms in Australia, and the West more broadly, are so manifestly corrupt that they are beyond salvage.
The idea of representative democracy, wherein an aggrieved constituent could write to his or her MP and reasonably expect a considered reply and some sort of effort made to address the given issue, had already been dying slowly for many years when ‘da Covid’ came along.
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