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Vehicle metaphors

4 May 2024

9:00 AM

4 May 2024

9:00 AM

Various vehicular metaphors are commonly used to describe the unravelling of an incompetent government, usually involving train wrecks, car crashes, disasters happening in slow motion or wheels falling off. The Albanese government finds itself deserving of all of them. This month marks two years of Labor federal government in Australia and what a calamity it has been; exactly as we predicted on this page, by the way, when we opined, ‘Run by possibly the lowest calibre of intellects and individuals ever to assemble in a single federal parliamentary party room (other than the Greens, but that should go without saying),...

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